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Old 06-15-2015, 04:05 PM   #11
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I'm looking at this one with Toshiba compressor.
KSIN012-H115 12000 BTU Mini Ductless Split AC - Heat Pump
Pretty close to me in Michigan.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:34 PM   #12
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I'm looking at this one with Toshiba compressor.
KSIN012-H115 12000 BTU Mini Ductless Split AC - Heat Pump
Pretty close to me in Michigan.

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Old 06-15-2015, 06:55 PM   #13
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so, theoretically these 115v mini split systems could be mounted to the rear bumper providing you don't block the tail lights or in a frame mounted above the tail lights... heat & air in one hit!

A single 12000 BTU probably wouldn't be enough to cool/heat the whole bus, but it gives me an idea where to start... seems like a better option that a cooling only unit sticking out of a window.

Wonder if you could mount two of the condenser units under the bus, and put a mesh grill in the skirt, so the fan could operate normally.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:00 PM   #14
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Wonder if you could mount two of the condenser units under the bus, and put a mesh grill in the skirt, so the fan could operate normally.
That would make more sense, especially with an RE
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:09 PM   #15
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so, theoretically these 115v mini split systems could be mounted to the rear bumper providing you don't block the tail lights or in a frame mounted above the tail lights... heat & air in one hit!

A single 12000 BTU probably wouldn't be enough to cool/heat the whole bus, but it gives me an idea where to start... seems like a better option that a cooling only unit sticking out of a window.

Wonder if you could mount two of the condenser units under the bus, and put a mesh grill in the skirt, so the fan could operate normally.
The "heat" would be ok here in Florida.

My current plan is to use one of the 12k btu splits and a small 5k btu in one back window. That would be enough to cool it I think.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:16 PM   #16
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so, theoretically these 115v mini split systems could be mounted to the rear bumper providing you don't block the tail lights or in a frame mounted above the tail lights... heat & air in one hit!

A single 12000 BTU probably wouldn't be enough to cool/heat the whole bus, but it gives me an idea where to start... seems like a better option that a cooling only unit sticking out of a window.

Wonder if you could mount two of the condenser units under the bus, and put a mesh grill in the skirt, so the fan could operate normally.
Would something like this work?
24000 BTU Dual Zone Energy Star Mini Split 21 SEER - 12000 x 2

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Old 06-15-2015, 08:11 PM   #17
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just for your information, my 35 foot bluebird wanderlodge left the factory with 3 20,000 btu AC units, not sure how much insulation it has but more than a school bus, the walls are twice as thick

I was thinking a 24K BTU unit and 2 inside wall units for my 28 foot bus, not sure if it would be enough though
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just for your information, my 35 foot bluebird wanderlodge left the factory with 3 20,000 btu AC units, not sure how much insulation it has but more than a school bus, the walls are twice as thick

I was thinking a 24K BTU unit and 2 inside wall units for my 28 foot bus, not sure if it would be enough though
Again, all of our needs will be different.

Amount of square feet of windows, and type / thickness of insulation, climate used in, outside color of the bus, fridge inside, ect.

I like adding money on insulation, proper color, roof deck (Shade), ect now VS spending a ton on heating and cooling throughout the life of the bus.

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Old 06-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #19
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It states 220v.
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another option, one I already have, you just hang the 2 hoses out a window, first thing I am going to try to cool the bus
Amazon.com - Whynter 14, 000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S) - Portable Ac Unit

and you really want the 2 hose versions
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