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Old 06-02-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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Doug and I converted our Nissan NV van from a metal box to a pleasant bike hauler/tow vehicle. For any one interested in converting a van.
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Why didn't you retain the roof A/C unit?
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Why didn't you retain the roof A/C unit?
We really didn't need it, and wanted to add a fantastic fan instead. Plus it only added to the odd/awkward aesthetics of the van.......Like a big zit on its head. haha
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I guess it's because I have spent so much time in hot/humid climates. The vehicle A/C unit would not be able to effectively lower both humidity (to around 40%) and temperature (20F below ambient or better) in the places I've lived and worked.

I've found that once an interior is humidity soaked that it takes several days of running a dehumidifier in a closed vehicle to bring moisture levels down to the point mold and mildew are not forming.

I understand the concern about appearance. I find A/S trailers with roof vent rain covers to be unreservedly ugly. The next A/C unit on my trailer will be one of the new low profile units from Coleman. In the same way, a Maxx-Air unit versus Fantastic Fan as the latter requires one of those plastic warts for use in rain.

FWIW, Wally Byam used to spec his trailers with a floor vent. The convective flow was said to equalize indoor and outdoor temps effectively.
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