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Old 11-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #11
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Re: The Silly Been (my new bluebird)

You need 1hp per ton, or 12,000 btu. So you would need to find out your systems capacity. Most likely you will only need one, as they are designed to cool that bus down with 60 or so bodies in it. You also have to remember the fans and such are 12v; so you will need a good size converter to run that stuff while it is on.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:30 PM   #12
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Great deal. I might be interested in your A/C.
Let me know if you do.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #13
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The a/c is big and bulky, I am 6'1" and as of now I am not planning a roof raise. There may be a VW Vanagon camper I might be outfitting for the top in the future, but for my purposes now I think the A/C is not conducive to my build. Honestly I am more worried about cold than I am heat. We are an Arizona family that can deal with some heat. I will obviously have a window or rooftop a/c for when we are stationary. I have already bashed my head on the a/c several times. Plus, with my build, I want open spaces, we won't have many walls or floor to ceiling cabinets so there wont be a lot of room to hide them.

Does anybody have any experience removing the a/c units? Will I need to reroute any of the hoses? I will definitely plug the ends of the unit itself and store it in a dry place.

Thanks for all the welcomes!!
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #14
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Re: The Silly Been (my new bluebird)

I had the same AC in my bus. I needed the space underneath for my (veggie) fuel tank-and the part inside was directly down the middle- chin high. I pulled all the hoses- left the wires (which Ive reused a few-I got a couple of LED lights going thru 10 gauge wire! Cuz its was there already.) The stock compressor was used + the system was looped thru the stock AC. Theres a sticker on the dash saying the rear AC must be on for the front to work. My problem is I need the stock AC hoses to get the front AC to work-and one of them is out of production.
And I tried to sell-then give away my AC parts-no takers. Too expensive to ship + no skoolies near me. Put a jack underneath the parts underneath-it weighs at least 75 lbs-and has sharp edges.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:11 PM   #15
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Before disconnecting lines, talk with some indepedant HVAC folks, thas a lot of freon,you might be able to sell or trade?
Just saying...seen it done here
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #16
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Re: The Silly Been (my new bluebird)

Sheesh, you got a good deal on that bus. Sure, its a little ugly but aren't they all. . . .well . . .excepting the old Crowns & Gilligs. they're sexy!!!!!

I like the open floor plan idea; that is what I'm doing with mine. I just got a call from the guy that sprayfoamed the underside. He says, come and get it. I'll get to work on it this weekend after all.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:18 AM   #17
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What part of the country are you in. I'm west coast.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #18
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:09 PM   #19
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Re: The Silly Been (my new bluebird)

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The a/c is big and bulky, I am 6'1" and as of now I am not planning a roof raise. There may be a VW Vanagon camper I might be outfitting for the top in the future, but for my purposes now I think the A/C is not conducive to my build. Honestly I am more worried about cold than I am heat. We are an Arizona family that can deal with some heat. I will obviously have a window or rooftop a/c for when we are stationary. I have already bashed my head on the a/c several times. Plus, with my build, I want open spaces, we won't have many walls or floor to ceiling cabinets so there wont be a lot of room to hide them.

Does anybody have any experience removing the a/c units? Will I need to reroute any of the hoses? I will definitely plug the ends of the unit itself and store it in a dry place.

Thanks for all the welcomes!!
Welcome from Saint Johns AZ. When you get the air out let me know if the time is right (money) I may be able to buy it. Ive done alot of ac work on car, trucks and homes but no buises yet. The main concern when removing it is refrigerant, your not suppose to vent to the air or the big bad wolf will eat you all up . Keep in contact .

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Old 12-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #20
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Before you all feel bad about venting the refrigerant, check if its the bad stuff, or a newer, harmless version that don't harm the ozone. The bad stuff has been out of use for a long time here in Canada.

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