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Old 03-28-2018, 09:10 PM   #21
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The ducting would need to be changed and most window AC units are taller than roof top units and are likely to be scraped off in the first gas station. I'd recommend a sweat band and going nekked. Jack
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:38 AM   #22
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A few people mentioned painting the roof white but mines was already white when I got it. Are you assuming it was yellow or are you suggesting repainting it with a more effective paint?
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:50 AM   #23
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And whatever you do, do NOT underestimate the value of air movement.

Yea i got one of those big fans and it help a LOT. Worked great last summer
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:01 PM   #24
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A few people mentioned painting the roof white but mines was already white when I got it. Are you assuming it was yellow or are you suggesting repainting it with a more effective paint?
Many school buses, especially from Southern States, come with white roofs. It's an attempt to keep the interiors cool on hot days, and we get a lot of them.

Usually though it is simply white paint, because paint looks better than the more effective alternatives.

My roof is yellow (It cam from Nebraska). When I get to it I will cover it with white, elastomeric paint. That coating won't look quite as nice as a shiny white paint job, but it will provide additional sealing for all the roof seams. It is modestly priced and easy to apply.
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:50 PM   #25
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My heat pump went out on my house and while I couldn't afford a replacement at the time I purchased a similar to this portable 110v A/C. I sits in the living room with 16' ceilings. While it doesn't cool the whole room, it keeps the area around me comfortable when it is 90+ in the house. I believe it would be much more efficient in a bus.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Factory-R...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:34 AM   #26
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Was going to go with a window unit such as this..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...2KCBUNIK&psc=1

but I might give this one a try instead as I don't really want anything sticking out of the window..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
o1marc, did yours have anything sticking out of the window. Was it 1 hose or 2?
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