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Old 02-16-2017, 08:28 PM   #461
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Adams County Ohio?
Yes sir. Near Manchester and West Union.
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:54 PM   #462
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Next bolt on the A/C unit.









Then install the service cover to protect the condenser foil.

Is this just a standard window unit? Aside from having access to clean the fins of road dirt/dust, I really like this idea. I plan on being mobile tho.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:51 PM   #463
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So much cool fabrication on your build, jealous of your skills !
I've to make quite a bit of undercarriage storage as well but doubt my doors and storage will be anywhere near as nice. Have a stand up indoor ac unit at the moment. May have to copy your ac design, I've seen it done for boats in the same fashion, smart stuff sir ! Looks great keep it up !
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:07 PM   #464
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Note to self: Come back and read more than the pictures.Is this just a standard window unit? Aside from having access to clean the fins of road dirt/dust, I really like this idea. I plan on being mobile tho.
One will be able to rinse it generally through the metal grate. If better cleaning is required access is quite easy. Just a few screws and the entire expanded metal grate comes off. Just a few more and the entire unit slips out. It's located right behind the fuel tank to reduce the amount of dirt it would see. Lot's easier than cleaning a rooftop mounted unit.
We too are planning on being mobile but will only be using the basement AC when stopped.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:08 PM   #465
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So much cool fabrication on your build, jealous of your skills !
I've to make quite a bit of undercarriage storage as well but doubt my doors and storage will be anywhere near as nice. Have a stand up indoor ac unit at the moment. May have to copy your ac design, I've seen it done for boats in the same fashion, smart stuff sir ! Looks great keep it up !
Thanks for the kind comment. Haven't been able to work on it lately like I'd like but am working on resolving that situation. Can't wait to get my hands back in it!!
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:56 AM   #466
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One will be able to rinse it generally through the metal grate. If better cleaning is required access is quite easy. Just a few screws and the entire expanded metal grate comes off. Just a few more and the entire unit slips out. It's located right behind the fuel tank to reduce the amount of dirt it would see. Lot's easier than cleaning a rooftop mounted unit.
We too are planning on being mobile but will only be using the basement AC when stopped.
Oh you do have it in there "backwards"; clever. My fuel tank must be unusual. Everyone is worried about theirs. Mine is more towards teh front of the bus and between the frail rails. The only down side is it's a 60 gallon tank. Plenty of room for a bigger one tho. If I can find a 100 galon that fits between the rails, I'll use the 60 for gray or black water.

My bus has no AC so, ... can you use it while drivining? I can't think of any reason why it couldn't be used. Maybe put in a second set of duct work for the driver's area.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:53 AM   #467
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Oh you do have it in there "backwards"; clever. My fuel tank must be unusual. Everyone is worried about theirs. Mine is more towards teh front of the bus and between the frail rails. The only down side is it's a 60 gallon tank. Plenty of room for a bigger one tho. If I can find a 100 galon that fits between the rails, I'll use the 60 for gray or black water.

My bus has no AC so, ... can you use it while drivining? I can't think of any reason why it couldn't be used. Maybe put in a second set of duct work for the driver's area.
I don't have the standard 65 gallon fuel tank. I removed it and built twin tanks to extend my range. I don't plan on using it while running. When I do the interior, I'll be closing off the cab from the kitchen area. If I do install AC in the cab, it'll be an engine driven system.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:21 AM   #468
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Hey everyone. I know this doesn't have much to do with my build per se but I need to pass along some info that might help someone in the future.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:34 AM   #469
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I don't have the standard 65 gallon fuel tank. I removed it and built twin tanks to extend my range.
I don't either. The guy at the school shop said it was 60 not 65. From here I've only heard mention of 65 and 100. I had a hair less thean a 1/4 tank when I filled up; it took 37 gallons. That's 3/4 of 50. Anywho, price will decide it. Whatever I can find that fits between teh frame rails. There's room for a secoundary tank even at 100 gallons. 165 total would be a nice range.

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If I do install AC in the cab, it'll be an engine driven system.
If you don't alreayd have engine AC, would that be esier than just ducting the window unit? I don't see how it would be. Now if you already have it then it's a moot point.
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If you don't alreayd have engine AC, would that be esier than just ducting the window unit? I don't see how it would be. Now if you already have it then it's a moot point.
I'm not a fan of running a AC compressor designed to sit still under heavy vibration conditions. I could be wrong but it just doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I have no issue installing an engine driven compressor, dryer, filter, evaporator, condenser and hoses to custom build a system if need be. I could probably adapt a truck cab system easily enough. The heater core on these things is WAY oversized for just the cab. I'm thinking of redesigning that area anyhow. Would be a good place to build a box to house both the heater and evaporator core.
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