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Old 06-24-2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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what window Air Conditioner?

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1. 84 blue bird.
2. No insulation.
3. Sudden guest
4. In the shade but 90F every day!

What will bring the temps down a little and direct fit?
What about one of the higher powered portables?
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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I use a 6000 btu window a/c in my little bus and it generally lowers the interior temp about 12 degrees F below the outside temp which is about what one might expect. However, this has only been made possible by venting the hot air near the roof. Otherwise, the window a/c never was able to overcome the heat load of the trapped air. Hot air out the top, cold air in as low as possible. Jack
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...However, this has only been made possible by venting the hot air near the roof. ...
A big fan in the emergency hatch? If I recall there's a good one for RVs called the Superfan or some such?
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:46 AM   #4
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I use a 1 room ac from walmart with no remote control. Supposed to cool only 150sq ft but i am cooling 400 sq ft with no trouble. Better than a 12,500 btu from lowes. Must be manual without the remote. These really crank down and sell for about $112.00. 1 in front and 1 in rear will do you right imo.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:32 PM   #5
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can you point it out? And it fits inside the window?
Window Air Conditioners - Walmart.com
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:12 PM   #6
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Most 5000/6000 BTU units should fit in a skoolie window. Simply use a tape to measure the fully opened area of the window, width & height. Take the tape (and measurements) with you to the store of your choice. Measure the "box" of the display unit (the area designed to hang out the window).

Pick up a roll of duct tape, as you may have to provide a better seal around the installation. Use clippings from the cardboard box the AC comes in to shim (if needed) the unit. Make sure condensation drains appropriately off the back (outside) of the unit. Make sure you're either on shore power or have many batteries to run this!

I believe this model is what has been discussed. Good luck!

Arctic King 5,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner, 115V, WWK05CM61N - Walmart.com

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can you point it out? And it fits inside the window?
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I bought this one: GE 10K BTU. It fits within the window frames with about 3" on either side. Obviously, you'll have to remove the window and frame completely and use 1" worth of plywood to fill in the gap. Keep the window assembly tucked away safely to re-install when you take it on the road (if your window unit sticks out of the side). I'd do it anyway, regardless, because that thing will bounce on our "smooth" roads.
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:09 PM   #8
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I agree 2 of the 5000/6000 btu ones, park bus east to west so less thermal mass, park in shade if possible.
A couple 20 inch box fans will work for E hatches when popped, use rope or straps around 36 inch 2x4's layer on roof to make a fan hammock inside bus(if no rain)

If parked north/south use drapes/alum bubble wrap on side of sun...you will need to move bubble wraps/curtains about 1 pm to opposite side.

On "cool side" open windows all the way, on hot side open an inch or two, to allow thermal heat transfer

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