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Old 06-29-2021, 08:33 AM   #1
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under the bed a/c?

In a Hunter Compact II, some owners have installed an a/c unit within the under seat storage area. But at night the bed would be over it. How much of a problem is that?
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I believe I read about folks using an AC with a remote for under dinette/bed install on scamps for ease of access.
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I would think noise would be an issue.
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Scamp did that 40+ years ago.
It worked fine and used an additional squirrel cage fan to vent through the floor...
Biggest problem with floor mounted A/C is that you get cold feet and a hot head. this can be mitigated to some degree by opening the roof vent to let the heat out and draw up the cold.
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I believe I read about folks using an AC with a remote for under dinette/bed install on scamps for ease of access.
Hmm. Yes. I wonder if you might have to stick out your arm and point the remote underneath the bed to get it to function.
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In our 13' Scamp, under the bed is the most accessible and useful storage area. I would think putting the AC there would make it unusable for anything else.
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Scamp did that 40+ years ago.
It worked fine and used an additional squirrel cage fan to vent through the floor...
Biggest problem with floor mounted A/C is that you get cold feet and a hot head. this can be mitigated to some degree by opening the roof vent to let the heat out and draw up the cold.
Thank you. I wondered about that very thing.
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I installed our AC under our bed and it works great and is very quiet. However to get the cold air out from under the bed I had to tape together a foam board box to catch the cold air coming out and duct it out to the edge to the bed. Then it worked fine.
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Couple ideas here at post 44-5, draws air from under and exits it out the back.
(Use the link in the signature)
A helper fan out the back really helps.
Have never needed it at night so haven't modded the switches.
Fine for our 13ft. Boler
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Oh! And the round black thing in the foreground is a drain for the condensation. the A/C must be drilled to accommodate it.
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Not sure about the hunter jr. but some have also put the AC under the front couch where the center cupboard is. Nice chunk of nose weight, accessible, far enough away from bed that the thing isn't blowing right on one while sleeping.

Do lose that location for general storage or for porta-pottie storage. I can get at least a couple of plastic bins if not three of them under the bed. Under front couch is much less storage space lost to have AC. Just another idea for consideration.

In the south AC is almost required equipment. Here in the northern areas a fantastic fan or maxxaire fan in our small campers can pull a significant breeze through the windows or if reversible act as a ceiling fan on the sleepers. Also available when boondocking when AC generally isn't.
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Here in the northern areas a fantastic fan or maxxaire fan in our small campers can pull a significant breeze through the windows or if reversible act as a ceiling fan on the sleepers. Also available when boondocking when AC generally isn't.
When used on a Trillium with the kitchen window, (I expect the same applies to Bolers with a kitchen window) if you close all the windows, except the kitchen window, and switch the vent fan to blow into the trailer, it is like having a stove vent hood when you are cooking.
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About the “helper fan” that I think aids in exhausting air, it is affixed to the back of the a/c and terminates at a vent to the outside, right?
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