I know a lot of people don't want to cut a hole in the side of the camper but here's my a/c that sits on top of new closet I built and it slides out for use. Works just like window a/c installation in home but it slides back in and you close hatch. Works great. I'm going to install one in my son's camper that he just got. I'm taking the gas fridge out and installing the a/c in it's place. I'm going to use the roof vent for the air intake that the fridge used to pull air in to blow over the condensor and out the side vent in the camper that was there for the fridge. That's the way a lot of the new smaller campers being built are setup using a house a/c.
Oh, I'm excited!! I was just writing to Susan to tell her that I'm going to do mine exactly like this in the same place, installing it on my closet shelf! However, I don't really know what I'm doing so maybe you can show me some close-ups. I was thinking I'd buy an already assembled pull out drawer, preferably wire so the water can just drip right through, but there's the issue of finding a ready-made the same width as the a/c. Did you just mount it on plywood? What kind of slides did you use? What about the vent cover/lid? I just ordered the big one from VTS that's hinged at the top but it's bigger than I need the hole to be.
I'm also thinking I'll cut a large hole in the left side of the closet and put some decorative grillwork there. That should help the circulation and put it right over my bed. Is this an issue? How many BTU's do you have?
I bought a set of drawer slides from Lowes (any big box store) and mounted a/c to them. I had to weld 4 tabs to slides to bolt a/c to them. I then bolted the slides to the top of the closet after welding tabs on the lower half of the slide. I used a 5000 btu unit. I made my own door to fit the opening I needed. Is the door you ordered a solid door or a vent? Send me your email through personal message and I'll get some photo's sent to you with more info. Brent
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2012 13:54:37 GMT -5 by blu26ovl