Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-28-2014, 03:24 PM   #11
r_w
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 160
Re: First and foremost, lets stay cool - Air Condition

You should be able to read the temps on the fittings, no?

I think you could use automotive lines and/or steel lines, or better grade copper. The right answer probably depends on the distance between the units.

Biggest problem I see is where to mount the "outdoor" unit. They seem to need premium space. My initial guess is right behind the driver above the wheel well boxed in for a bulkhead mounted indoor unit. Rear wheel well for a rear unit, part of a mechanical room. They are too big to hang on the rear bumper and still use the rear door or mount below deck.

I wish they made inverter style window units.
r_w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 07:45 AM   #12
Bus Nut
 
bapos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cleburne TX
Posts: 606
Re: First and foremost, lets stay cool - Air Condition

I have help relocate one in a wine cellar for work. They are not super common but are getting that way.

I would think on the fitting but I am not 100% sure. I know the clamps I use are pretty wide for copper.

I would say it would need the same amount of room as a generator…. rv type. I know its always best to have the line set as short as possible on any type of mechanical system.

THe one I saw on that casita was mounted on the triangle of the trailer so they are not huge I would be more concerned about making sure it had plenty of air flow to get rid of that heat. If you get the heat pump version it would need to be open to the air more so than straight ac. I was thinking on a belly storage box but that would only have the condenser open to one side.
__________________
Here is my school bus conversion thread http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10282

Pics of my conversion @ photobucket http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../School%20Bus/
bapos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 07:47 AM   #13
Bus Nut
 
bapos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cleburne TX
Posts: 606
Re: First and foremost, lets stay cool - Air Condition

__________________
Here is my school bus conversion thread http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10282

Pics of my conversion @ photobucket http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../School%20Bus/
bapos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 10:03 AM   #14
r_w
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 160
Re: First and foremost, lets stay cool - Air Condition

The total cubic feet needed is about the same as a generator, it is just that the size is too tall to fit completely below deck of a skoolie. It would fit fine on many RV's and coaches. The vibration and shock is something that needs more thought.
r_w is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Places to stay Lord-Maniac Conversion General Discussions 2 08-13-2014 07:08 AM
Looking for converted school bus in any condition DRJune Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 25 09-26-2012 08:19 AM
87 IHC Low Miles In Decent Condition Human_Writes Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 0 12-17-2008 08:12 PM
WANTED: School Bus in good condition w/Diesel engine Alex Baumann Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 6 02-18-2006 11:38 PM
Want to stay cool? Pull an ex USAF 50-Ton AC Unit Steve Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 0 04-05-2004 04:53 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.