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Windwalker55

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Okay you all, I need to buy an air conditioner. Went to Alaska last summer and didn't need one, but will be in hot, humid southern Missouri this summer.

I would assume that the smallest of units would suffice for a truck camper. Do any of you have suggestions on makes or models? Or even better do any of you advise against a certain make or model?

Thanks for your help.

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What size of generator do you have, as to wattage?

In TCs a lot ~smaller~ A/Cs would suffice than what oftentimes is installed in them, allowing you to use a smaller generator, or to use less gas. Or even a portable one (i.e. H2000). Polar Cub is the smallest (7.7k BTU).


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I have a Summerwind 8.5. Installed a Polar Cub, It has run in 100+ temps and kept the camper plenty cool. It is the 7.7 -----


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Polar Cub 7.7 I would suggest, allowing you plenty of power for other things without having to shut things on and off. Besides it oftentimes allows you to stay on 'Eco' when only the little Cub is running, depending on altitude. The best of luck.

/I wish I had a Polar Cub and not this 13.5kBTU monstrosity that came with mine.[emoticon]

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FredAr wrote:

Polar Cub 7.7 I would suggest, allowing you plenty of power for other things without having to shut things on and off. Besides it oftentimes allows you to stay on 'Eco' when only the little Cub is running, depending on altitude.

Ditto.

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I have a Honda EU2000i generator. Good question.

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All Coleman Polar Cubs are now 9200 btu's. It a great unit and will run on the Honda 2000 in Eco mode with no problem at all. You'll get 6-7 hours run time in 90+ degree heat.


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I have a dometic duo-therm briskair 7,000, works great with my 2000.[emoticon]


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^^^ Good point Brad, just the noise level of some of those bigger A/Cs, never mind the noise of the generators (and in what mode) to run them, is another important consideration. Anyone have DB noise level figures on A/Cs, be enlightening to know them.

Just came from a trip with 4 other TC friends, we ended up running my H2000 parked well away from the units, but we all piled into my friend's Lance for evening dinners with the smaller and very quiet A/C. Besides he happened to be the best cook. [emoticon]

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frenchyd wrote:

I have a dometic duo-therm briskair 7,000, works great with my 2000.[emoticon]

That sound like another option.

How loud is your unit? I'm asking because our 11,500 Btu/hr unit is very loud on the inside of the camper.

Next time, I want a quieter and lower capacity a/c unit.

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