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Old 05-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #41
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Whatcha plans for the ceiling...insulation wise?
Nothing too exciting as far as R value.. but either Pine Closet Planks or Aromatic Cedar. That is at the end of my list as my Budget is trembling. I just bought an $850 Coleman Mach 15 A/C. But... it's one of the best so it is money well invested I believe. I likes me some cold A/C~! Ha ha...

My Black, Grey, and Fresh water Tanks just shipped out with my 4.5gpm pump, Accumulator, and 12 Manifold Port.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #42
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I didnt do anything to the top of mine, wow does it get hot! Fortunately, we only have about 5 hot days a year up here.
Let us know what you do to make it cool. Glad to see you left the windows.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #43
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Finally got the A/C mounted... It's a Coleman Mach 15 (15,000BTU) It should cool really good!
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #44
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Have you tested it yet on a hot day? I am sure curious how it does. Thanks for being my guinea pig! Hurry....I am waiting to hear how it does.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #45
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Have you tested it yet on a hot day? I am sure curious how it does. Thanks for being my guinea pig! Hurry....I am waiting to hear how it does.
Well... It's not wired up yet. I'm going to use some Heavy 10 Gauge extension cord wire I have to save $$. I bought the Breaker Box tonight and got a 20A for the wall plugs and a 30A for the A/C. I was told that would be best. I ordered the 30A cable to tie from Box to Shore Power. So... It should be at least this weekend until I run it. I'll say this... as far as performance I don't know if there's a better Unit out there from what I've read. I'll later put another 13,500BTU unit in the Rear for additional cooling in this TX heat...
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #46
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Moving along...
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:39 PM   #47
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... I'll say this... as far as performance I don't know if there's a better Unit out there from what I've read. I'll later put another 13,500BTU unit in the Rear for additional cooling in this TX heat...
The roof mount Air units are decent. If it doesn't cool then you most likely have a freon problem. The vintage (1980's) Coleman in the Class C will freeze you out in the NM summer even though we've been told that traditional air conditioners don't work out here (it's why they all have swamp coolers which I know only work in low humidity). I would say the TX heat is like the NM heat (dry heat with stiff wind... like a convection oven). I find it odd that I grew up without air conditioning (didn't have A/C until I was 19). I just checked the temps in the town I was from in FL... Currently 91F and feels like 96F. Roswell is currently 99F and feels like 99F (tonight it will cool down to 63F around 3AM in the morning). The town I lived in during most of my life in the summer is currently 81 and feels like 81F (cools off at night they have a low tonight of 52F). I'm sweating to death here in Roswell and think the heat is terrible. When did I get to be such a wimp? I lay in front of or rather, under, the fan (I suspended one of the box fans from the ceiling over the bed today) singing "I want my cold AC" to the tune of Dire Straits Money for Nothing ("I want my MTV"). I think the heat is getting to me.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #48
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Moving right along! Getting the Electrical and Plumbing finished up... I've got the Converter/Charger under the bed... running my Pex - Got the Toilet hooked up. Finishing up the Sink... The Bubble Wrap is temporary until my blinds get done.
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be careful with that porcelin toilet! flex from the floor twisting could cause it to crack and then when you sit down it breaks and that would be very bad,also report back on how bad it is to keep water in the trap while traveling.

Are you going to wall in the toilet?or go commando after years in the military I wouldn't care...my wife on the other hand ..
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #50
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be careful with that porcelin toilet! flex from the floor twisting could cause it to crack and then when you sit down it breaks and that would be very bad,also report back on how bad it is to keep water in the trap while traveling.

Are you going to wall in the toilet?or go commando after years in the military I wouldn't care...my wife on the other hand ..
Commando!... Ha - Just kiddin - It'll be my only wall other than my shower! When I build my bunks here soon I'll built the top to dismantle and become a Window cover until the kids visit. As long as I have my Car Hauler I have my closet and storage in there~! Will get rid of the Dorm Fridge soon and use that space for Washer/Dryer area in the Car Hauler.

I thought of that... It's why I mounted it N. to S. so to speak - thinking of the twist axis if that's a term. I imagined it like a long "X" and that being the least twist. Also I moved it forward 5" to avoid cutting any bracing underneath. So far I haven't noticed ANY twisting or bending by my visual observation. I certainly hope for the best. If it happens... I'll clean up the mess Sh**Can the porcelain and get an RV Toilet. This is a $1000 one piece toilet I got for a steal so... I opted to use it. Also the $920 Hammered Copper Sink with $420 Faucet... I paid POINT .043 percent for several items from Home Depot. It was a weird once in a lifetime deal I just walked up on... and bingo. I owned it all - all of a sudden!

I'm really impressed about HOW comfortable it is in there now. I'm living in it as of three days ago (06-06-2012)... I'm looking to get a 110v Fridge (about 5' tall) soon. I just bought a 20' Car hauler for my Garage and have it all rigged out just the way my Garage was. Drill Press, Retractable Utilities (Air, Electric) Bench Grinder, Two Tool Cabinets, Storage, Coke Machine (project for my son and I), H-D Table and Chairs, Foam Runner, Lights, etc. I mean I am really impressed with how much I'm NOT missing home. Glad to be off the Grid as well to be quite frank with you! Ha ha...
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