Originally Posted by greg489
The new 8000 btu model coming out in 2015 is only 12.5" high, so I guess it could always set under the camper on rainy days. I think there would be enough clearance under the Snoozy. I was also wondering about the plastic pipes. Wouldn't they need some type of insulation wrapped around them on very hot sunny days or very cold nights? What's your advice Paul?
There is certainly some energy loss with the hoses. But, in my experience with my 2500BTU PetCool, if I keep the connection hoses short, it isn't a problem. If I want to set the unit further away and user longer hoses, it becomes more of an issue. I would not suggest insulating them, though, because condensation will happen anyway, and will soak the insulation, and it becomes cumbersome, ugly, and generally yucky.
I have found the biggest problem with the portable unit is finding a way to secure it. Not impossible, but needs to be taken into consideration.