Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Aug 3, 2011 21:33:11 GMT -5
These pics are from a 61 Shasta Compact. That is a Kul brand portable A/C unit. In the picture you can see the hose that goes to a hole in the floor inside the cupboard that allows for drainage.
Also notice how they modified the Compact. This was a beautiful unit owned by a darling couple from Kentucky. Forgot their names...darn. Anyway, he totally redid the interior and modified the layout which you'll see a bit of in the follow pictures.
Notice they took out the oven/stove and instead built in a double burner in the counter and also put in a larger fridge.
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Aug 3, 2011 21:34:44 GMT -5
Here is a close up of the vent that goes in the floor. If I remember correctly he said that underneath the trailer he has a "slider" of sorts that covers the hole when the A/C is not in use. He said it's sort of a pain getting under and sliding it open or shut but he did it so he doesn't have to worry about moisture getting in or critters.
They did mention that the A/C works great and keeps them quite cool (one night they woke up and had to turn it off) but said that if the door is swinging open and closed a lot that it's not effective. Good to know though that this type of portable unit would work well as long as you had the door shut.
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Aug 3, 2011 21:38:34 GMT -5
They shortened the bed and built a cabinet on the door side that has pull out baskets. The closet was made a bit bigger if I recall and they put in the most darling little sink and mirror and put in a port-a-potty that was raised. Behind the port-a-potty he built a built-in dirty laundry basket (cupboard floor to about 2-3 feet tall with hinged lid).
On the other side (nearest to the dinette/bed) they had this tall narrow clothes closet. It cracked me up!! It was wide enough for about 3-4 articles of clothes to hang in there. But hey, every little bit of room helps ;D