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Old 08-19-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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How much weight can one store in shower pan while traveling? Is 70 lbs too much?

I am thinking about storing a portable air conditioner in the shower while traveling. I will stap it in with hooks installed on side of shower. Wondering if 70 lbs would be too much while on the road and if any damage could result. I have a Surveyor SP189 and the reason for the extra A/C is that it will run off my single Chamion 2000W Generator.The ovehead will not. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:45 PM   #2
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Not sure about the weight issue, but I'd question the use of a portable AC unit. I used to have one back in my apartment days and it was constantly running. By the design of it, portable air conditioners don't really cool the place down. They only cool in front and despite being ducked, they still generate an awful lot of heat behind them.

Instead I'd look into running a separate line for your AC, and plugging that straight into the Generator. That'll bypass your other draws in the trailer, like the convertor and whatnot and allow the full power of the Gennie to apply to the AC.

If it's still not enough, then install a second, but lower powered rooftop AC and run that off the gennie instead.

Just my opinion....
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:29 PM   #3
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Since I'm 240 and can take a shower, I'm guessing the shower floor is pretty sturdy.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:15 AM   #4
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Should be fine, I would put a piece of 1/4" or 3/8" plywood wrapped with a protective cloth on the shower pan and then the air conditioner. As dave961 said, it can handle at least 240 LBS.

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Old 08-21-2014, 02:49 PM   #5
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:45 PM   #6
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Ok, I got concerned and decided not to do it. I took the door off the sink cabinet and put a couple of small screws with eyes on the inside of the cabinet where the supports are and hooked up two strong bungees to hold it in place, Makes going to the commode kind of tight, but that is the way it goes. I also removed the toliet roll dispensor to the wall so we could get to it easy. I put one of those refrigerator rods also in the opening in the cabinet and it keeps stuff from falling out. Towels go on top. When we don't need it, I can easily put the door back on the cabinet. I would rather be cautions than take the risk of putting it in the bottom of the shower. Concern about bouncing around. Thanks for all your input. Really appreciated.
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BTW Kaadk, We use a portable A/C in our bedroom at night and shut off the A/C to the rest of the house. It keeps us cool. Not the prettiest site, but it works and keeps our electric bill down. We are use to the noise and have used a window or portable A/C in our room for over 40 years. Now we would miss it in the summer. Winter, we still use a fan for air movement.
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Should be fine, I would put a piece of 1/4" or 3/8" plywood wrapped with a protective cloth on the shower pan and then the air conditioner. As dave961 said, it can handle at least 240 LBS.

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This is what I was going to recommend.
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