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Old 09-15-2020, 06:26 AM   #21
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I’ve mounted 2 under my bus.
The rear one is sorta’ in the engine compartment. I’m also gonna’ mount the generator in there.😎
They work great.



this install is damn near perfect.. the rear one isnt in the engine compartment using the side vent like the OP was mentioning doing.. your engine vents are clear.. the unit is down low and ahead of the engine.. that unit if any probvlem existed right after engine shutdown could easily be shrouded. but im guessing it has no issues because it is ahead and below.. not directly beside the engine compartment..



your fan is directly against the side of the bus so air recirculation isnt going to be an issue..


yeah this is a great install and it looks good too.. it doesnt look much different than ther side condensers for standard bus road A/C, or an RV generator..



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Old 09-16-2020, 01:08 PM   #22
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Thanks. I just couldn't bring myself to mount it in a visible location.
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:27 AM   #23
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I have an International RE3000.

There is a lot of room in the engine compartment.
I think this would be a good spot for the mini-split we are planning to purchase.
My plan would be to mount the intake flush to the drivers side wall, and add a screen to allow intake air flow.
output airflow would be blown into the engine compartment.

The other location we could consider would be under the bus, within the chassis.
I would face the intake down and the exhaust up at the ceiling.

Thoughts?
We mounted ours inside the bus, sorta. We built a compartment over the engine compartment. We open the rear window to expose it. Whe the big rear window is opened it is essentially outside. It protected from vandals at Walmart by closing the window. We ended up with room for storage cabinates above the mini split compartment and we put the indoor unit on the other side of the wall so we only ended up using about 5 feet of copper line. It worked out great and keeps us comfortable on the hottest days. We can run it when we drive if we like. Something you might not be able to do if you mount it underneath.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:21 AM   #24
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Thanks. I just couldn't bring myself to mount it in a visible location.
Us neither! We refused to mount ours visibly outside the bus or on a trailer hitch.
So we mounted ours under the bus behind retractable steps

When we are parked somewhere, we open the steps because they're also mounted at our main entry/exit door. This also allows the condenser to breathe.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:04 AM   #25
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Looks good!
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