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Old 12-24-2015, 08:35 AM   #99
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"Portable" A/C was a complete failure. Ended up installing a split system after all. Quiet, efficient, and nothing on the roof. Installation was a challenge but I am very happy with the final result.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:41 AM   #100
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I'm looking at smaller, used airstreams - and want bunk bed for grandchild - but mostly am interested right now in AC options. Airstream's new Quietstream seems to be super quiet and cools well. Can anyone help me here - is it feasible to replace the old AC in a 16 or 19 ft unit with the Quietstream system? No technical answers because I won't understand - just hoping for yes-no-maybe-her's what you should think about.
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:25 PM   #101
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Split Air Conditioner install

At one time early in my trailer build I was thinking about one of these split setups, but when I started looking at the dimensions of the internal and external components the idea kind of lost its appeal for me.

It seems to me, (my opinion), that these split systems are a lot of trouble for little or no gain when used in a trailer.

The stock type rooftop units are quite efficient because they don't really encroach in the living space, and frankly I think they are more attractive inside and out. Sometimes reinventing the wheel makes sense, sometimes not so much. Just my frank observations.


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Not quite the look I'm going for but very ingenious and food for thought
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:41 PM   #103
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That looks like it hooks to a rat rod.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:51 PM   #104
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At one time early in my trailer build I was thinking about one of these split setups, but when I started looking at the dimensions of the internal and external components the idea kind of lost its appeal for me.

It seems to me, (my opinion), that these split systems are a lot of trouble for little or no gain when used in a trailer.

The stock type rooftop units are quite efficient because they don't really encroach in the living space, and frankly I think they are more attractive inside and out. Sometimes reinventing the wheel makes sense, sometimes not so much. Just my frank observations.


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"Little or no gain" is subjective I guess.
My gains:
1. Preserve aerodynamic shape of the trailer.
2. Minimize trailer height.
3. Dramatically reduce power consumption.
4. Dramatically reduce noise.
5. Moderate cost savings.
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No doubt, what I presented as my opinion is subjective.

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At one time early in my trailer build I was thinking about one of these split setups, but when I started looking at the dimensions of the internal and external components the idea kind of lost its appeal for me.

It seems to me, (my opinion), that these split systems are a lot of trouble for little or no gain when used in a trailer.

The stock type rooftop units are quite efficient because they don't really encroach in the living space, and frankly I think they are more attractive inside and out. Sometimes reinventing the wheel makes sense, sometimes not so much. Just my frank observations.


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Thinking about this, if the trailer is from a period when they had roof top AC then it makes some sense to stick with it unless the other benefits outweighed the cost and work to you. Me; I'd do it in a heart beat but totally get it if others don't see the same benefits I do.

In my opinion, if a trailer is '63 or earlier adding a heavy box on the roof just seems wrong and although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder I think the list of beholders who think a roof top AC is more attractive than a fully concealed split system would be very, very short.
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The low profile units are hardly obtrusive. And the airflow characteristics plus retention of storage argue in its favor. Not to mention trailer weight balance.

An Aistream is an "engineered" product. A split system is the less efficient choice in at least three categories.

Form follows function.
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Whilst I'm glad that everyone likes different things, I like Airstreams and I like them Airstream shaped with zero boxes added to the roof.
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