Portable air conditioners

Discussion in 'Heating / Cooling Systems' started by Natureangel, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Natureangel

    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

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    So I’m considering getting a portable air conditioner like this...
    Koldfront PAC1402W Portable Air Conditioner with Dehumidifier and Fan for Rooms up to 500 Sq. Ft. with Remote Control https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9UTDE9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ZR9TAb2YPTN9A

    And I was wondering if 14,000 btu would be enough?
     
  2. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    I have been researching portable A/C since last year. From what I've read, 14,000 btu may be overkill here in the north. I will most likely be buying a 10,000 btu unit because most of the comments I have read state that this does a great job in a pup. 10,000 btu units also seem to take up a lot less room than a 12,000 to 14,000 btu units. Some have claimed that 8,000 has done the job for them, but others say it has to work hard to get a pup cool.

    In anticipation to purchasing A/C, I purchased SHWS Gizmos for my bunk ends last month and for my spring project will cut some Reflectics for the windows. This will help with the A/C efficiency and also keep in the heat when I camp on the North Shore.
     
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  3. Mr.SumSum

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    I've been looking into this for awhile now. It make sense to me, to purchase the largest BTU portable A/C you can fit for your camper. You never hear someone complaining that they have too much cooling, only from the people who's A/C cant keep up. From my research, I wouldn't even consider something below 10k. Sounds like 12k is good, 14k is better. Good luck, and keep us posted.
     
  4. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    A rooftop is generally 13500 btu, so 14k wouldn't be overkill. I have nevee seen a portable rated that high. I would be surprised if it wasnt a rather large unit.

    I have a 8k btu portable that I used in my Apache, which I think was better insulated than a canvas trailer. It needed some shade and/or reflective bunk covers to do a good job.
     
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