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Old 07-14-2005, 01:48 PM   #57
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How about the noiseiness Shari?

I suppose it is a bit loud since it's all indoors. But is it so loud that conversation and say TV watching/hearing is or would be no longer pleasurable?
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Old 07-14-2005, 02:02 PM   #58
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I don't have a TV in our trailer...so I can't say whether it would drown it out. We also don't entertain much inside...mostly under the awning outdoors. The noise was there, but it wasn't too bad...most nights we left it on as white-noise to sleep by. I'm sure the noise level would vary from manufacturer to manufacuter and model to model.

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Old 07-19-2005, 05:10 PM   #59
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I don't have a TV in our trailer...so I can't say whether it would drown it out. We also don't entertain much inside...mostly under the awning outdoors. The noise was there, but it wasn't too bad...most nights we left it on as white-noise to sleep by. I'm sure the noise level would vary from manufacturer to manufacuter and model to model.

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Ours came in a while back, but have not puti it in the camper yet. It is set up in the Master bedroom in the house. 10,000 BTU's keeps it nice and cool.

It is louder than I had expected but not anoying......
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I think it's a great idea

I've had great luck with a portable AC unit in my 65 Caravel. It's positioned in the shower well and drains right into the shower. When traveling, I stack my pillows and blankets around it to keep it from jostling around. It is the perfect solution for keeping the look vintage. I bought the thickest piece of acrylic I could get and cut vent holes in it. It's a great solution.l
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Old 10-25-2005, 05:10 PM   #61
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Nice, I have a spot for mine in the galley, under the curbside window. Made a lexan piece to go over the screen.
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:50 PM   #62
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small portable AC

Found this cool extremely small portable unit that comes with various exhaust packages and supposedly uses only 3.5 amps for 4000 BTUs, cooling a 120 sq.ft. area. Still trying to figure out where to put it. Here's the link if anyone is interested: http://www.freecomac.com/products/rcs-m1000t.html
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Matching AC power needs to generator

I'm giving serious thought to buying a 12,000 BTU non-traditional Supentown AC for my '72 International. This unit is rated at 9A (around 1kW). Do I need to buy a back-breaking 3kW generator to run this? It seems to this non-electrically-literate person that a smaller generator, like one of the Honda 2000's, would run it. Any comments?
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... Do I need to buy a back-breaking 3kW generator to run this? It seems to this non-electrically-literate person that a smaller generator, like one of the Honda 2000's, would run it...
A smaller generator would run a 12k unit once it was started. But starting any compressor involves feeding it a serious amout of current just to get the works moving. Albeit it is a short amount of time (a second or two), an EU2000 can not cough up enough power to start the cooling cycle.

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