Originally Posted by Thomas G.
I've thought about these and it seems like it could work. Too bad they don't make a 5000 - 6000 BTU unit.
Originally Posted by ShawnKK
What is wrong with a 9000 btu system? The weight
is good, the size is good. Rather have too much than not enough
I had a 5,000 BTU window air conditioner in my Fiber Stream
. At first it was installed temporarily while camping in the front window, and removed while towing so the rock guard would close.
Then I got tired of put it in the window, take it out of the window, put it in the window, take it out of the window, put it in the window, take it out of the window... So I permanently installed it in a side window.
This seemed to be an improvement until I noticed:
- Only the front half of the trailer was cool. The rear half stayed warm.
- I could never get the unit sufficiently sealed up, and always had a small leak from the caulked up window frame when it rained.
I had not noticed the underwhelming performance when the unit was installed in the front window. I think now that a 5,000 BTU unit is most efficient when mounted in either the front or back for the best air-flow. The wall between the kitchen and the Dinette/Bedwomb blocked the indirect air-flow from the side window mount. This may not be a problem in a 13' trailer with no partitioning of the inside space.
Now I realize that my problem is that the Fiber Stream
is not insulated at all. The 5,000 BTU unit mounted with indirect air-flow could not overcome that. So I took it out and got the smallest roof unit I could find.
The 9,200 BTU roof Air Conditioner can overcome the radiant heat, and the air flows from it both forward and aft cooling the whole trailer.