Putting last touches on wiring. Insulation in place. Vapor barrier close to going on and new Hemmet Valley skins waiting patiently in the garage. I had assumed we would be camping with the cool old nostalgic fan I bought her at Christmas. My wife says “what about AC?” Well, glad she weighed in before I got skin on!
Ive read most of the posts here. I like the idea of a portable cause I will only need it in worst of summer. I was looking to fit one in the closet of my 64 Shasta SC. I will not put one in a window or run hoses to a window. Don’t want to exhaust the heat into the trailer . . . Kinda defeats the purpose, but Ive seem people do just that. I did read where someone found a unit they set outside and ran a flex hose through luggage compartment under Goucho. Sweet idea!
Some of those posts were several years back. Anyone do this? How did it work? Anyone use one a two way units that heat and cool? Anyone use an industrial spot cooler? Seems like it would make it easy to adapt to the end of the hose to a vent inside. Recommendations?
I will be interested to follow what you do. When I did the rebuild I left a spot under the stove, oven to put a AC unit but that meant I would have to vent the wall and vent through the floor. I have followed this one a bit hoping that maybe this would be a good solution.
I plan on doing a window unit on drawer slides with a access/storage door on the exterior. Slide in when moving, slide out when parked. How it mounts to the slide would determine how easily/quickly it could be removed. Whether is simply strapped to a wooden shelf (which is then screwed to drawer slides), or if the a/c housing is screwed directly to the slides. But either way, it's removable and replaceable without any modification to the exterior siding or camper structure. The access door stays in place regardless.
Yeah, life happens and I got delayed a bit. Grandkids. Boating. Trips overseas, etc. My wiring is done, but I’m still considering using an external unit. Found a small spot cooler that I thought I’d carry in the truck and take with us only when we needed it. I ran heavy gauge romex to an weatherproof external plug just to the right of the baggage door under the frame. Thought is that I could have unit locked up outside (pulling in fresh air, and expelling the hot air). Hook cooling duct to a duct I would build under the goucho.
Post by ladywendolyn on Mar 3, 2019 6:38:14 GMT -8
This link has about a dozen different solutions by different Scotty trailer owners. Great resource. I am personally installing my unit under a bench and putting a snout on the front and ducting inside the closet to have it vented up at the ceiling. I paid $99.00 for my unit from Walmart. I am undecided yet on whether it will slide out on a tray or have a baffle and then a drip tray. My main goal is that it is not visible ... nationalserroscotty.org/resources/ac.html
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