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Old 03-03-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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window air conditioner in cabinet?

ok I'm sitting here in southern Arizona roasting in my 61 T-27 avion trailer and I'm wondering what I can do in the short term to keep cool. I know I can buy a window unit and stick in my rear bathroom window but I'm concerned about water damage...although in the desert how much condensate could there be? I also looked underneath my fridge and it looks like a window unit would fit there perfectly...with a little carpentry work. I wonder how I would drain the condensate though? Has anyone on the forums done any creative air conditioning installations? I'm reluctant to put one on my roof.

Thanks for any tips.

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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I've been planning the same thing for mine, so I've been looking for ideas as well. Check these threads: http://www.airforums.com/forums/show...&postcount=471 and http://www.airforums.com/forums/f321...ari-15592.html and http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...ler-11687.html

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve. This is just what I was looking for!
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Juel also has some pics of what they did to their trailer adding a window unit...and how it looks under the fridge.
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I did this same idea to my Serro Scotty last year and worked great but if you have a Avion don't degrade it put a roof mount on!
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Portable Roll Around Unit

We bought a portable roll around unit at Sam's club that exhausts hot air out of a six inch flex tube - about a perfect match for the bathroom roof vent. It is about 25 inches high and 14 inches square. We use it to cool a computer room/phone room. It weighs 25-30 lbs. If I didn't have a rooftop unit - and lived in a more temperate climate, this might be a great solution. If you put it in a shower and had a lot of condensate, it could just go down the shower drain. We paid less than the ones listed below. Do a google search for portable air conditioner

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Window airconditioners are meant to be install in a fixed position.

They are not made to take the pounding of highway travels.

Same is true of cheap microwaves.

It's ok to use them, but more often than not, they will have a very short life.

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ok I'm sitting here in southern Arizona roasting in my 61 T-27 avion trailer and I'm wondering what I can do in the short term to keep cool. I know I can buy a window unit and stick in my rear bathroom window but I'm concerned about water damage...although in the desert how much condensate could there be? I also looked underneath my fridge and it looks like a window unit would fit there perfectly...with a little carpentry work. I wonder how I would drain the condensate though? Has anyone on the forums done any creative air conditioning installations? I'm reluctant to put one on my roof.

Thanks for any tips.

Eric
I would avoid a low mount if possible, cold air will settle against the floor and not do much for overall comfort.

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