It seems I've got a 10% discount from EBAY good for the next week or two, up to a $50.00 discount. The two high ticket items I have set aside are solar panels and a couple of mini splits I am trying to look at.
I won't be using either for at least 8-12 months so I think the mini split would be safer and easier to store. There are many more deals on solar panels, so I think getting a 40-50$ discount on a mini split is worth it as well.
I'm looking at this in particular: https://www.ebay.com/itm/12-000-BTU-...t/264451790628
There's several just like it actually, so I think they are all the same. They all come with 11' of copper. SO I have to try to measure this week as well and see if that's enough run. My plan is to place it over the windows either above the couch area or maybe the kitchen sink.
There will be about 12' in the back of the bus divided off, bedroom/bathroom area. Cooling that area will have to come at a later date.
So this would be cooling about 17' in the front of the bus up to the windshield. Hopefully mount the outside unit directly underneath.
Anyway my questions:
Should I stick with something more name brand, or are they all basically manufactured together in China anyway?
Is the installation kit missing anything that I need that should come with it?
is the 12000 Overkill for that space? I had a 9000BTU saved, but really, with the discount I figure why not get a unit that won't be running maxed out all the time. Unless the 9000BTU is more than enough anyway (but I doubt it).
I did a search but most of the regulars here were chiming in and setting their systems up 2 years ago. I was trying to search how they were working for you since then, but not getting too much for answers.
Thanks, as always, for your varied and confusing perspectives.