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Old 03-18-2016, 02:15 PM   #11
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Thanks. What about powering a window unit?
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:03 PM   #12
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Whether it is a window unit or a rooftop "RV" unit, it will have to run on 110v. That means either plugged into shore power, hooked direct to a generator...or batteries and an inverter. With a large enough alternator and the right electronics, some rigs can run a 110 appliances off the bus engine. EMT & Fire units do it all the time.

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Old 03-19-2016, 03:55 PM   #13
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Could someone post a link to Lornas original build thread? I tried searching for it a while back and could not find it : (
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Could always get a stand along portable, then just move where you want, we had one and they work pretty good..this is the way we will go in our bus..
Move to bedroom at night in living area/kitchen day time as needed
we have a stand along, but have it mounted and vented out the side, it cools the front ok, and if we put up our curtain we can cool the area for driver and passenger when we are on the road, just run the generator, we have window unit mounted in the rear bulk head works great.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:42 PM   #15
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Could someone post a link to Lornas original build thread? I tried searching for it a while back and could not find it : (
i'm pretty sure she closed her thread,
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:39 PM   #16
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Venting window unit out floor

Would someone explain how to convert window unit to vent out the bus floor?... Hot in the Raleigh area!
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Recently several people hung their window AC under the bus and ducted the cool air up through the floor. The rear of the AC unit was facing outward even with a small grate that had been attached to the skirt specifically for ventilation.

They said it worked well. Sorry I don't remember the thread that information was on.
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:25 AM   #18
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Sojourner's build has the floor mount window a/c, in he floor. Pg 41 of the build.
Let us know how yours turns out.
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I'm about to do the exact same thing in three weeks. I'll post pics.

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Considering how cheaply you can buy window AC units at the end of the summer this makes a lot of sense. I find large AC units at goodwill each fall that appear to have only been used for one year.

That leads me to my next question. Who dumps a working ACs after only one year?

Even the skirt on this bus will easily hide an AC, and they're so easily replaceable. I'm trying to keep the outside of this bus smooth so no window AC, solar panels or other items that could get wiped out in the brush.
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