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Old 11-01-2010, 06:11 PM   #15
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This is how I did my install, work perfectly, quiet, and cools down very fast. I used a Frigidaire Window-Mounted Slider / Casement Air Conditioner Model: FAK085R7V 14-3/16" W x 20-1/4" H x 24-1/2" D, 8,000 btu, Amps (Cool): 7.2.

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:40 PM   #16
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We did a split system similar to SmokelessJoe's set up on our 88 34'. The trailer was built with a small cavity at the tongue which the condenser fit into perfectly and is hardly seen. The inside unit is in a closet at the center of the trailer and four vents feed air to all parts of the trailer through small ductwork. It has worked well. My dad and brother are lifetime HVAC guys so they helped me pull it off a couple years ago. The real reason for all the effort is that our storage place for the trailer has limited headroom and to get the unit off the roof made all the difference in getting it into its space without trouble. I also like the look of an Airstream without a rooftop AC.
Prior to that, I tried one of those roll around portable jobs. It was terrible. It was noisy and always in the way and didn't do that great a job of cooling the trailer. For a smaller trailer, might work better.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:54 PM   #17
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Where do you haul the diesel?
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:58 PM   #18
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Where do you haul the diesel?
Sorry, that was meant to be directed to Sergai...
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:40 PM   #19
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Tismit, Jammer, others interested:

This is from my iPad so I don't know how to send a link or mark a quote yet.Can't send photos either but I can send photos of the diesel set up when I have a connection for the MacBook. Search for my thread DIESEL POWERED TRAILER. You can see it all explained there. the tank is a marine
Model mounted under the trailer.The filler spout is recessed into the body, like on a truck.

Jammer, Phil, a guy who help me a lot on the project and me installed everything by ourselves.At the end I called in Dave, a local food service ref ridge guy who took about half an hour to charge the lines. It's run perfectly for 3 summers now.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:43 AM   #20
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...then I found out how much, and the ac unit sticking out of a window didn't look nearly as bad.
mark, how much was it?

This is what we did in our 62 GT.
this is with cabinet door open 180 degrees; it vents through a compartment door.





its worked like a charm and was less than $100. In such a small trailer, the 5k BTU unit is more than enough to cool it down, even with it on the floor.

im just afraid it's not going to be enough for a 26 ft trailer, even if we upgrade to a 10k BTU unit and build it into a high cabinet...and it's a bit ghetto when investing so much into a new trailer.

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looks like a marina a/c would work but is also very pricy. $2k.

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #22
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A marine type cooler will not work in a trailer. They are WATER COOLED and need a constant supply of sea water.


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Old 01-20-2013, 01:47 PM   #23
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A marine type cooler will not work in a trailer. They are WATER COOLED and need a constant supply of sea water.


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Good point.

I guess you could still make it work if you always park within 10' of a lake or take a hot tub with you.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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How about one of these.
LS093HE Wall Mount Single Zone Ductless Heat Pump Mini Split System - 10,500BTU - eComfort.com
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #25
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That will work. I used the similar LG model called ART COOL. See post #7 above.

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #26
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Oh, how I like these ideas! My '61 Bambi has a window unit out the front window. The PO did a great job securing it with a custom frame, but I'd really like to hide it some other place that's NOT on the roof. It's another project on my list. Hopefully by the time I tackle it, there'll be a tall, slim a/c that'll fit in the space where the old furnace was!
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