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Old 06-30-2006, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hidden A/C

I am working on an A/C install for my Bambi II. The goal is
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Old 06-30-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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Windowless A/C

I'm looking for a windowless A/C unit for my Bambi II primarily because I don't want to destroy the original look of the trailer by adding an external A/C unit. I did an Internet search on windowless A/C and found lots of different models to choose from so am not sure where to begin. It looks like I can hide the unit in an existing cabinet where I can just open the cabinet door when I want to run the A/C. The exhaust for the hot air is routed through a tube that can be run outside. Some even have a dehumidifier option with a removable drawer to facilitate emptying the water.

Does anyone have one or know anything about them?
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Old 06-30-2006, 04:59 PM   #4
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I am working on an A/C install for my Bambi II. The goal is
Quiet
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Anyone interested

Steve
This has to be the ultimate coincidence on this forum. You and I both started a thread on the same topic (i.e., windowless A/C) and we both want one for the same model trailer (i.e., Bambi II). Too funny!
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Old 06-30-2006, 05:02 PM   #5
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Small split a/c system with cabinet mounted air handler and external condenser. Since the Bambii II is small and low it is quite a challenge. The end product must also be able to run on a Honda 2k generator. We are shooting at about 650 to 800 watts total power. The system may be marginal for full sun load at noon in Arizona but I am really looking for a good nites sleep.

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Old 06-30-2006, 05:04 PM   #6
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Yukionna,
sorry did not see your post, where is it
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Old 06-30-2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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Ahh, I found it,
You are right, you must have hit the send key at the same time.
I have never seen what I am doing, done. Could not find anything in the archives or on line. Maybe someone will post a past project I cant find.
I am used to building whatever I need whether it Flys, Floats or Rolls. I looked at all of the alternatives out there and they just won't do.

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Old 06-30-2006, 05:42 PM   #8
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This has to be the ultimate coincidence on this forum. You and I both started a thread on the same topic (i.e., windowless A/C) and we both want one for the same model trailer (i.e., Bambi II). Too funny!
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, the real coincidence part is that we started our respective threads at the same time. Must be karma! Speaking of which, I will leave you some right now!
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Old 06-30-2006, 06:40 PM   #9
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Don't keep this between you guys, share this info. I had two split type units installed on a CONEX this week for a work van to go an a ship. These were high end units by Carrier. Cost big bucks but every time I see them I get the idea for my Caravel. If you have a source for cheaper models let me know. As for now, all the one's I've seen are costly$$$$$$$$$.
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:19 PM   #10
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Hi Michael,
There are several mini-split systems out ther for residential and commercial. Maybe you have seen something I have not but normally they are to big and clumsey for the inside of a Bambi and the outside units are are even less suitable. The inside and outside unit I am working on would go unnoticed by the average person. It is possible that this system can be offered as a product but it will be costly. I will update post on this project as I go if enough people are interested.

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Contact Colin at GSM Vehicles, at www.gsmvehicles.com or on the forums here. They just did this in the 65 Caravel they customized and we are doing it to our 58 Sovereign of the Road. The house unit slides out the side of the trailer and drains to the ground, and is ducted through a closet. He's out at International now.

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Contact Colin at GSM Vehicles, at www.gsmvehicles.com or on the forums here. They just did this in the 65 Caravel they customized and we are doing it to our 58 Sovereign of the Road. The house unit slides out the side of the trailer and drains to the ground, and is ducted through a closet. He's out at International now.

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Thanks for the lead, Rob. Which model A/C unit are you installing in your Airstream?

I also found a few windowless A/C units while searching on the internet.

1) Fujitronic FA-9000 Windowless 9,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner $340 to $401

2) Soleus KY32U 12,000 BTU BTU Portable Air Conditioner
Cooling Area: 450 sq.ft - With Dehumidifier Function, With Fan Function - With Remote Control - With Timer

3) Delonghi PAC-210 7,500 BTU BTU Portable Air Conditioner
Cooling Area: 250 sq.ft - With Dehumidifier Function, With Fan Function - With Timer $329.99

4) Kenwood KW85 8,500 BTU BTU Portable Air Conditioner
With Dehumidifier Function - With Remote Control - With Timer $399 to $600

5) Sunpentown WA-7500M 7,500 Btu Portable Air Conditioner
$285 to $435

6) Delonghi AIR Conditioner $976 - $1200

7) HAIER 7000BTU PORTABLE AC HPAC7M $380

8) Amcor ALW12000EH Air Conditioner
$429 - $450

9) Sharp CV-P09LX Portable AC
$400 - $499
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Old 07-01-2006, 10:01 AM   #13
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Thanks for the ideas, but been there. Most of the portable units use inside air to cool the condenser. In a Bambi there just is not enough room and they tend to be noisy. Moving heat and getting rid of it to outside air is difficult. Dometic builds a nice unit called a CoolCat but it requires that you cut a BIG hole in your trailer.

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I am new, our ac does not cool our 31' the way I think it should (or want to it, lol). You are talking about a windowless unit. Is that because the one on top of your trailers just don't cool sufficiently?

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