Originally Posted by Jolly Roger bus 223
those would be called APU's like on a refrigerated trailer.
auxilliary package units.
Noted, however, refrigeration systems and air conditioning/hvac systems have different requirements.
Still wondering if any one has "recycled", so to speak, their bus air conditioning system ( compressor, condenser, evaporators, fans) into a self contained system with a small engine driving the compressor.
has anyone just hooked up the compressor to a small engine and re-routed the refrigerant lines and left the rest of the system intact/inplace?
Either one would allow the use of the a/c regardless of whether the bus engine is running. Probably require a fairly large "small" engine with electric start. cheaper? too much noise? too much space?