Of coarse I know it is a 2 part system. It comes pre charged. Even the lines are charged.
I would run the lines (3 inch hole) in thru the front by the hitch wires, straight up the inside cabinets to the top over head cabinets and install the inside part on the upper cabinets.
A 8000 window unit weight is over 50 lbs. A split system shipping weight is 100 lbs. So now were talking about 50 lbs between the two. I have 2 propane
tanks on the tongue and since I wont be needing 2 tanks anymore because it is a heat pump too, I will only need one tank. There goes the extra weight!
As far as price goes, this is what turn me on to the split system. I was going to put a Fantastic Fan and a FF vent in my unit. Even with a clamping X series FF it will hang down a inch. Ouch my head. I could just remove the knob to the FF so that means I would have to by the FF with a remote which is 200 plus extra for the clamping system plus a FF with just the vent no fan (in case I ever want to install a fan motor later) So now were talking over 300 plus the cost of the window unit in which would have to be put on the floor or rebuild my closet and sitting right off the floor. Losing part of inside real estate.
I would also take out the propane
heater since I wouldn't need it. So the pros out weight the cons. And the only con I can see is it cost more.As I told the wife, if we ever sell the camper the a/c system goes with me. I could put a "split" system in faster than I could put in a window unit in the closet. Read the spec and tell me if it isn't worth 640 bucks to get it to my front door.
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