Re: Air Conditioner Mounting Idea
I have just a couple concerns for you to evaluate as you think about it.
1. I presume the "exhaust" side (condenser grill) would be facing forward. If you intend to operate it while in motion that would cause a problem because the fan is designed to blow out, but wind pressure would be stronger and blowing into it.
2. The inside of window units usually separate the evaporator side (inside) from the condenser side (outside) with only about 3/4" of Styrofoam. Not even the tough rigid foam like insulation, but rather the white material like Styrofoam ice chests and packaging forms. I wonder if that would hold up against the wind forces caused by driving.
If it wouldn't be used while in motion, one solution would be to have some kind of removable cover that would go over the outside of it while in motion.
Alternatively, do the same thing as you described, but in the rear cap.