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Old 05-24-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
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Why no window A/C?

Do any of you just put a window a/c in your window and call it done?

I've seen a lot of threads where people mount them in the bulkhead or put in a plywood panel to replace the window, but haven't seem anyone just stick one in the window.

I initially assumed that this was because they didn't fit, but we just put one in and it fit fine and worked good.

We're not looking for a permanent installation - just something that we can store and pop in on the days where we really need it.

I'd rather not install a new roof top one and mini splits don't seem worth the investment for the amount we currently plan on using the a/c.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:29 PM   #2
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And just to be clear, this would never be in the window while driving.
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CabinBus has a "removable" window ac.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:05 PM   #4
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I can't seem to find that in any of their posts here. Did you see it in person? I'm curious if they just had it out the window or if they built something.
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I can't seem to find that in any of their posts here. Did you see it in person? I'm curious if they just had it out the window or if they built something.
I don't think there are pics on here. I'll look through my Imgur page and see if I have one. Someone here had to have taken a pic. We had a bus gathering last year.
He just had it sitting behind the drivers seat and would stick it in the window hole when he parked.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:02 PM   #6
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I originally used 2 window units with plywood in place of 2 of the windows.

Idk if a window ac unit would be small enough to fit in an open bus window. If there is one, I'd be curious on it's btu rating.

Most window ac units that are 8-10k btu are usually pretty large and bulky.
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I've seen window units fitted in a bus window, usually by removing the window and fitting into the space left.

I've seen them fitted in side windows with the entire unit extending inside the bus, and sealed and drained from inside.

So yes, it is possible.
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This is an option though it's only 5000btu. But it's compact.
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That's a kickstarter thing, not an actual product.. And if it does make it to the real world they predict a $600 price. Those boxy window units look a lot less ugly with that in mind!
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I’d definitely be interested in seeing the pics of you find them.

To clarify, I have put a 5000btu air conditioner in an existing bus window by just opening it. It was the first and only one I tried with. It was one that we just had on hand, not new.

I was mainly wondering if there was a reason other people didn’t do the same. Perhaps I got lucky? Also most people are looking for more Btus I guess.

Also- I checked out the noria in the past. They were a successful kick starter from 1-2 years ago that was never delivered on and a lot of people think that they’re never going to, so I would be very careful about buying that .
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