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Old 06-22-2013, 01:50 AM   #381
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Window air conditioner. Side to side dimensions seem plenty adequate. However, won't fit in half the window height wise.. so I suppose that I would need to take the window out and rebuild and adequate frame. Not having the 'welding' capabilities, must be bolted. And.. I am concerned about the sticking out part, brace under? Temporary? And will it 'drip' down the side of the bus?

How hard is it to take out one frame of window? Thinking mid bus like just in front of where the dining room table/booth will be. Searching and looking for pictures now.
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don't forget not all penguin's live in the cold!!!

I swam with them (jack ass penguins) in 75* water in Cape Town South Africa....after visiting Robbens Island, just be careful and don't make it look like a big "chick fill a" poster
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #383
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Window air conditioner. Side to side dimensions seem plenty adequate. However, won't fit in half the window height wise..
How about selling the gimme unit and buying one you can use or trading it for one you can use?
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #384
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And I need to figure a battery box. Guy at work suggested cutting a hole in the inside of the bus floor and sliding the batteries down into a cage box sort of thing underneath so that I won't have to cut into the outside of the bus side. (He is a wonderful welder but when I first bought the bus and asked if he would be interested in some work, he said he was too busy... but he always has a long conversation for me about 'what he would do' and 'I'll come look at it someday'. ) He's also the guy I think I mentioned that hooked 210 up to his toaster just to see what it would do. I showed him the Kimberly boat/camper woodstove and he thinks he can make one. And uses old cooking oil in his pickup. Handy person.

Anyway, I regress, he was describing making a 'trap door' of sorts, describing the hinging and tab mechanism. So it might be a go. My framework underneath might have space enough for one batter in between each. Would be a big trap door I'm afraid. We talked about 4 golf cart batteries paired and serial together. (we have a lot of golf carts for maintenance at work.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #385
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Window air conditioner. Side to side dimensions seem plenty adequate. However, won't fit in half the window height wise..
How about selling the gimme unit and buying one you can use or trading it for one you can use?
Do they make them short enough to fit into half a bus window? Half window space is 24" X 11" tall. Also I have full screens that I would really have to plan for before I cut a chunk out of. One screen per 4 windows. I'll figure it out. "Make it work".
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #386
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http://www.epinions.com/specs/pr-Fedder ... onditioner is the one I have. didn't get great reviews. 1.25 inch too tall to fit in half the window frame.
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The 5050btu ge is the shortest of our two. It is measuring right at 11.5 inches. The 6400btu ge is measuring 12 inches.

Why put it in a window?

When we installed a window air conditioner in our popup, we did it different than most folks who install air conditioners. We built the unit into the sidewall not into the front where the lp tanks sat on the tongue. We used a sabre saw (jig saw) to cut the slightly oversized opening thru the thick aluminum side. The air conditioner sat on a platform over the tires. We ran a drain line for the water out under the floor. By placing the air conditioner wholely inside the caimper meant that it was protected from damage while traveling down the road. The box surrounding the air conditioner was insulated with Reflectix. The air conditioner was built into the galley cabinet base. We had 3 inches sides and top for compressor air flow on the first unit. After many years of use (we went on 3 to 5 day camping trips every other week pretty much year round), the cheap unit died. Replaced with a slightly larger unit that heated up a bit when temps hit 95F and up. We think the reduced air flow to the compressor was responsible. That is why we feel you need a minimum of 3 inches around the top and sides. If you have to close off one side or the top, then use 4 - 5 inches for breathing space.
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In looking around and measuring the unit, I'm thinking I want to put it in the back like


Which means that I'll have to get help.
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taking panel out to see what's behind it.
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Spiders. It's always Spiders. When it's not Snakes.
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