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jyh818

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Today in Vegas, it reached 117 degrees F. It was unbearable in the trailer. 13.5 BTU AC on full blast 24/7 couldn't lower the temp. inside below 99F. Wanted to get a window unit and put it in the escape hatch window.

Any ideas on how to install something like this? I was thinking maybe one of those drive in window trays, but a more sturdier version to help support it. This would be a temporary install where I can remove it when traveling.

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instead just buy one of those roll around portable AC units and just run the exhaust tube out a window in which you put a piece of cardboard, etc. with a hole cut in it.
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I have seen people with the window units installed. Besides whatever tray they had, there was also a support under the tray to the ground. I should know enough to take pictures when I see things like that.
The in-room air conditioners can also drain into a shower.

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Opie431 wrote:

I have seen people with the window units installed. Besides whatever tray they had, there was also a support under the tray to the ground. I should know enough to take pictures when I see things like that.
The in-room air conditioners can also drain into a shower.


it is not the draining that is the problem. it is the exhausting of the hot air.
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jyh818 wrote:

Today in Vegas, it reached 117 degrees F. It was unbearable in the trailer. 13.5 BTU AC on full blast 24/7 couldn't lower the temp. inside below 99F. Wanted to get a window unit and put it in the escape hatch window.

Any ideas on how to install something like this? I was thinking maybe one of those drive in window trays, but a more sturdier version to help support it. This would be a temporary install where I can remove it when traveling.

Thanks for your help.


I have a 6500btu window AC unit installed to help with the Texas heat. It makes a huge difference and took about 4 hours to install. I used a frame of 2x4s and a piece if thin plywood to make a window frame. It is easily removable and requires not tray or ground support.

The window AC at Home Depot was 1/2 the cost of one of those portable units and takes up no extra space in my RV.

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x2 what bumpy said. Easiest way to handle it without modification of your rv

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We were in Vegas at the KOA in the beginning of June and was only 106, but I thought my AC was broken as it wasn't cooling my TT down either. I don't have any helpful info aside from saying you are not alone.

Thanks AJones42 for the link, for ~$200 thats a great solution.





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Last week at Myrtle Beach we initially thought something was wrong with the A/C as it wasn't cooling at first as fast as it had before. But the tmeperature outside was in the mid 90's and the humidity was over 90%. That evening when the temperatures dropped the A/C caught up and kept the inside very cool the duration of the trip.


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Agree with Bumpy...portable a/c unit is a good way to go. Getting it setup would be a lot quicker than window too.

My wife's cousin has one in her house...not sure what size it is, BTU wise, but that unit cools down about 700 square feet of open living room (including kitchen) really well. I don't think it is a very large unit at all. They definitely work.

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At work, one of the offices has a portable AC unit and it works very well. They ran the exhaust vents out a window and sealed around them. I don't know how much it cost though.

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