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Old 05-01-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Is anybody running a portable air conditioner with their Honda 2000. We are thinking of getting a portable AC to run in our bedroom when dry-camping. Any suggestions?? Thanks.
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I use the twin hondas 2000 and 2000i with our roof mount AC and it works great. A window unit would just depend on how many amps it is. Some of the newer 5000btw only draw up to 4 amps so 1 honda would work fine. Just get a volt meter for the trailer 120 plug and make sure it does not go below 105 volts (some will say not to go below 110 volts).

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Just curious, is there a reason you don't want to use the roof-mounted air conditioner? A portable AC unit seems like an extra expense, extra weight and storage to transport, and something else to go wrong when camping...
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For those occasions when I end up at a place that only has 15 amp electric, or when dry camping, I configured a small 8000 BTU window unit in the rear window of my Bambi. It only uses 7 amps on full blast, so it works with the Honda 2000, and cools the trailer very nicely.

Here is a link to some pictures of the setup:
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Pheonix,

It's for dry camping that I want to have air conditioning in the bedroom. I have only 1 Honda 2000.
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SilverRanger, that looks great but wouldn't work for us. Our windows are different.

We ended up with a portable ac in our bedroom that we run with one Honda 2000 when dry-camping. I will post photos after I learn how to do it.
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Is anybody running a portable air conditioner with their Honda 2000. We are thinking of getting a portable AC to run in our bedroom when dry-camping. Any suggestions?? Thanks.
If you mean a portable on wheels that has an exhaust duct that you put out a window, I would not recommend one. The vast majority of then use only one tube for the exhaust air. That means you are constantly exhausting the cool air from the rig, and sucking in hot outside air all over through all the cracks and leaks that are in any AS. It becomes self defeating and much of the limited cooling capacity is lost in the process.

A few of them have two tubes, one intake, one exhaust. Those do not have the problem I talk about above as the use the outside air directly to cool the AC unit and do not try to pull it through the rig.

So, only consider one if it uses two tubes, one intake, one exhaust.
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