Post by harrison429 on Apr 11, 2012 5:11:03 GMT -5
Hey, that's just like my temp set up! The po had built a wooden box to fit over the front window. It slips up under the drip cap/eyebrow and hangs on the window frame. He used a couple of screws to keep it all from falling off. I didn't like the idea of the window frame supporting the weight so we are using a table beneath the a/c unit sort of like the link shows. With the a/c going through the front window (screen and all) the air circulates itself because of the shape of the trailer. We've also used the set up on the side window though it wasn't as 'sealed' with the wooden box because the side window is smaller than the front but it still worked. We don't carry the extra weight or lose any storage space which is important in the compact. We'll be camping again in 2 weeks...I'll take pix then.
Susan has a point. Also, notice that the windows are jalousie style so the a/c unit can sit much closer to the screen than with the awning style windows like my '72 Compact has. The unit would have to sit like 7" outside the window.
Post by harrison429 on May 5, 2012 17:38:25 GMT -5
So here's a pic of our temporary a/c set up. Eventually we'll do something permanent like in the link and like 65callie is talking about but for now it's worked great. We just open the jalousie windows and she stays nice and cool...even while baking in the sun at Stone Mountain (this pic).
Note the clever way I used the 'flower box' into tricking your eye into not noticing, the a/c unit, the box support, the table hahahahahahahaha ;D
Thanks LittleVintageTrailer...the actual paint swatch calls it Red Grapefruit (glidden) and that is what the color actually looks like in person however, sodashoponwheels says hers is a '56 Ford Coral and we think it's the same color because the awning fabric we both have matches our trailers perfectly!
65callie-I tried the tablecloth over the table trick before I decorated the support box and all it did was draw attention to the ugly support box. hahaha Perhaps it will be permanently fixed (like this thread and what you're doing) before camping resumes in Autumn, you know, when we won't need the a/c.
We copied this idea and it works great! Hubby welded the platform at an angle onto the support rod so the A/C would drain properly. The jack under the rod isn't necessary at all, after the wood box is in place it is very firm, no wiggling. I was so worried it would fall, my Hubby put the jack under just to calm my worries, in other words to shut me up . We got a 6500 btu with a remote. Didn't need one that large but couldn't find a 5000 with a remote. Having the remote allows us to leave the window screen in place. We never would have survived a week in Florida without it!
Last Edit: Jun 20, 2012 17:34:07 GMT -5 by 65callie