Originally Posted by crisnpropa
I have a 1998 international blue bird. I wish to add an a/c unit to keep the bus cool when it is parked. The a/c does not have to run while the bus is moving.
I have two ideas for this:
1.) install one or two rooftop rv a/c unit and wire it so that I can plug it in to a home or business outlet when parked.
2.) install a standard home window a/c unit at the rear of the bus by cutting a hole in the wall above the rear emergency exit door.
My questions are: Will a 50ft or 100ft extension cord be sufficient to do the job of carrying the power supply to the a/c's?
Is it even possible to wire a rooftop unit to work off of a cord connected to a home outlet?
Any opinions or suggestions as to which idea is better or more feasible or economical?
Thank you in advance for any and all feedback. This is a mobile business and therefore I only need the a/c to run while the bus is parked.
all the RV's I've had use 10/3 wiring.... like this http://www.amazon.com/Camco-55197-Po.../dp/B004809YBE
that being said, I'm currently running a 5200btu ac, mini-fridge, & coffee pot off a 50' 12/3 extension cord on a 20amp breaker with a circuit breaker power strip in the middle.... I've only tripped the power strip once in 3 weeks running the coffee maker, and that was because the A/C was just starting up.
it's only a temporary arrangement.
I also throw an occasional 3 watt CFL when extra light is needed