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Old 07-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #43
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I saw a ducted AC set up in an SOB that was interesting. It appeared to have a Dometic AC with a fitting that covered the air discharge vents at each end with duct work that then extended down the ceiling in both directions. Small circular vents were in the duct every few feed and the unit cooled the trailer in on a hot day very well. It was also very quite. The pictures below provides more details.

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Other than the weird cloth in the first photo, it's very good looking. Clever idea someone had.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #44
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Other than the weird cloth in the first photo, it's very good looking. Clever idea someone had.
Yes the cloth around the area where it attached to the vents matched the the upholstery cloth in the RV. It was a fairly new RV and all original from the factory. The actual ducts were covered with wood trim to match the other wood trim in the trailer and had small LED lights spaced between the vents. The duct work lowered the ceiling space but no more than the height of the AC cover about 2 inches. There was good air flow coming out of the vents and very good circulation in the trailer and quite. Not loud blowing right in your face.

It should be possible to fabricate an attachment for the AC vents and duct works from aluminum for an Airstream. You could insulate and cover these to match the interior of the Airstream. The vent/lights in the center especially the kitchen area would be a problem in the Airstream but in my 76 I could run a duct all the way back to my rear bed area.

Maybe someone will come up with the plans and materials to do this. Sounds like a good project.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #45
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I saw a ducted AC set up in an SOB that was interesting. It appeared to have a Dometic AC with a fitting that covered the air discharge vents at each end with duct work that then extended down the ceiling in both directions. Small circular vents were in the duct every few feed and the unit cooled the trailer in on a hot day very well. It was also very quite. The pictures below provides more details.

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That's an interesting set up.
Do you know the BTUs on the AC ? also how do they control the set up for the AC if according to the pics there is no access to where the knobs go
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There are no knobs on that unit; it is controled by the thermostat or CCC.
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There are no knobs on that unit; it is controled by the thermostat or CCC.
So if we have a Pinguin low profile 13.5BTU like the onw shown on the pics, how hard it will be to install a thermostat like this?
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So if we have a Pinguin low profile 13.5BTU like the onw shown on the pics, how hard it will be to install a thermostat like this?
Looks like it ought to work.

I'm not sure that the terms 13.5BTU and 31' Airstream belong together anywhere south of Canada, though.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #49
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Looks like it ought to work.

I'm not sure that the terms 13.5BTU and 31' Airstream belong together anywhere south of Canada, though.
We have a 13.5 Btu that is not currently in that trailer but is going to be if we can't figure the whole ducted dream...

And regarding the remote thermostat....Well it shouldn't be that bad if the Penguin will support the remote thermostat...how hard it can be? just some few wires.....
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We have a 13.5 Btu that is not currently in that trailer but is going to be if we can't figure the whole ducted dream...

And regarding the remote thermostat....Well it shouldn't be that bad if the Penguin will support the remote thermostat...how hard it can be? just some few wires.....
Well, in that case. It makes sense if you already have one. If you were buying new, that would be different.

I'm assuming it's a ducted model rather than one that has the bottom unit, right? The ducted ones are designed for remote thermostats, at least that's my understanding.

If not, check out this thread by nickcrowhurst: Digital wall thermostat for A/C and furnace

You can also do a Google search for remote thermostat to see others' ideas about it.
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On our quest to find the ducted option we came across the "Split Ducted System", that option will allow us to have the compressor on the tongue and the "blower" in the front area where the gaucho goes.
Here is a link :
B18AWY-GMH | lgairconditioning.com.au
wondering why is showing only in Australia, does anyone knows a little about this option?
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I'm working on a rebuild of our detached garage and have looked at similar systems. There are several brands of the split/ductless systems that also have an indoor unit similar to what you're looking at there, designed to go places like the top of closets so you have hidden evaporator/air handler units and very short ducts to a few vents. I don't know how many of them are set up for 110v operation.
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I like the look of your modification. Are the supply vents on the end? Does that mean you simply moved the supply to the ends of your duct work?


It appears the return vents are the circular vents on the bottom of your duct. Or, are the circular vents on the supply side?


Please provide more details.
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I built a new return air box. The return is off set. The round vents are the supply. Every thing on the ceiling is new and handmade. Both AC have wall thermostats now.
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