Window ac

Franko gaff

New Member
Jul 10, 2021
4
Hi, have a 2003 Utah w table slideout. I was thinking of installing a window ac by making a hole under the bed into the trunk. Would use alum angle to make a sturdy frame to slide it into trunk making sure to have around 6" clearance on back end. Cut a hole the size of the bottom of ac in bottom of trunk and install a metal grate there for dripping and circulation. Then use a fan inside of the open access door while running ac for air circulation. Would also have to make a removable cover to cover bottom grate when not using. Looking for suggestions
 

Franko gaff

New Member
Jul 10, 2021
4
Hi, have a 2003 Utah w table slideout. I was thinking of installing a window ac by making a hole under the bed into the trunk. Would use alum angle to make a sturdy frame to slide it into trunk making sure to have around 6" clearance on back end. Cut a hole the size of the bottom of ac in bottom of trunk and install a metal grate there for dripping and circulation. Then use a fan inside of the open access door while running ac for air circulation. Would also have to make a removable cover to cover bottom grate when not using. Looking for suggestions
 

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Ladiesman

Super Active Member
Feb 6, 2018
840
To make a huge improvement in a pup you would really need a pretty good sized window unit. Plus you would be pushing the cold air low heat rises and cold falls so you could end up with cold feet and a hot head. Most rooftop units are 13,500 and when the sun beats on the canvas and its really hot they sometimes have a problem cooling it down In the day no problem at night.
 
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jmkay1

2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah
Oct 10, 2013
7,634
Northern Virginia
I used a window unit with my old 10’ Jayco. It was only 5000BTU but found even though I propped the AC on a stool of sorts and rested it on the side of the camper to get the unit off the floor, my feet was cold but the rest of the camper especially the bunkends was stifling. I tried using multiple fans blowing to hopefully push the air off the floor including one fan on the floor itself the only comfortable area was the table. the higher you get the AC the better and way more BTUs Not to mention use reflectix in your windows and PUGS on the bunkends. You need to insulate that camper and try and keep the heat out.
 

1380ken

Super Active Member
Nov 7, 2013
2,924
Mass
It depends where you live. I camp in the mountains in New England in the shade. The last trip I only used the AC for the first night and sometimes during the day. I have an 8000 BTU AC where the refrigerator was. It turns my camper into an ice chest. If the AC is capable of cooling the camper it doesn't make that much of a difference weather if it is mounted on the roof or near the floor. A.C_1.jpg
 




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