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Old 10-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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Portable AC in Fifth Wheel

Has anyone come up with a way to help cool the RV in the summer months?
Portable AC Units ?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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We have 2 ACs - one for the main living area and one for the bedroom itself. We then run a fan in the living room to blow cool air into the bunkhouse. I plan on pulling the vent covers and checking all of the seals to make everything as efficient as possible.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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I need to get a vent for my portable AC. Then I'll probably take it along. Nothing wrong with it as long as you have it vented outside.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:29 AM   #4
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Where would you put the vent thru ?
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:05 AM   #5
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Just this past summer I saw someone with a Wildcat that apparently had a portable A/C in the bedroom. He removed the bedroom window screen and vented the unit through the bottom of the window. He also had an extension cord plugged into the 20 amp circuit on the power pedestal going into the bedroom to power the A/C.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:23 AM   #6
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bradcomm...I haven't really thought it through that far yet. The bedroom window would be the logical choice, and could actually work pretty well without even much of an exhaust hose (I got my portable AC from my Dad, and he left all the hose in his popup when he traded it in). But I expect I could fashion piece of plywood that would fit in the window with the exhaust cut out.

My initial thought when I did think about this was to run it through the bathroom sink cabinet down through the front pass-through of the trailer. That would probably require more work though, and definitely more exhaust hose.

I guess I just need to get the AC out in the trailer and see what I can do. Maybe a winter project to prep for summer.
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We found out that if you have a heated basement area the cold air will travel through the floor heating ducts and into the basement if the vent grills are not covered. I found this out by going to get some tools from the basement one summer outing and the wrench was cold. DW bought vent covers that actually look like vents, but are solid.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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I think I would go through the floor in the upper area in a 5er. That way I would not have a penatration in the side of the trailer to worry about leaking.

We have hookups for a washer/dryer in our bedroom so I could even get power right there and have a place to store it as well.
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