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Posted: 09/07/17 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Read specs carefully before ordering. Many of the "larger" window shakers run on 220 VAC. Unless of course your generator can supply that...


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HVAC sheet metal guys have more tricks up their sleeve than I could ever count. Those orange plastic wire dish scrubbies thingees make a great anti-critter barricade when a chunk is cut off the pad and stuffed up the drip end of the evaporator drain tube. If you're real fussy, bend the drip end into a U to make a trap.

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One more idea is to use small central heating AC with condenser in storage bay and evaporator under the dashboard.
Now with change of R12 technology, older units can be bought for pennies.

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Actually, the Mini Split systems I have been watching for a couple year's now. I've seen the splits mounted on trailers and have given it a thought for the motor home but mounting that outside unit on the front bumper or on the roof top(something I have not seen yet, laying the unit down on the roof) ...this has entered my mind. I guess I should mention that I do a lot of summer traveling...it's hot but I've lived with this for 14-15 year's so this idea is just something to keep me busy/thinking...LOL


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Another thought, since the window air has intake from the filter air up front and the vented portion of the sides and top, I could picture a plenum for the sides and top and a separate plenum for the condenser exhaust on the rear discharging down under the MH possibly even with an exhaust fan to pull the hot exhaust air out. I'm thinking that the intake plenum could be open to the living area, recycling some of cooled air back into the unit or am I looking for trouble not bringing in separate hot air from outside? Just thinking outside the box a tad....:-)
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definitely try to recycle air IF Possible, this will improve cooling

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