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Old 05-29-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Portable a/c

Has anyone used or run a portable unit in their MH. If there was room for duckwork i wonder how it would be as a backup system and the power draw needs
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Has anyone used or run a portable unit in their MH. If there was room for duckwork i wonder how it would be as a backup system and the power draw needs
I have done it when my main unit was broken and waiting for parts. It is doable if you are stationary. I made a clear plexy glass cover to attach the hose to for exhausting the hot air which fit in the small slideout window. It can be powered from a 15 amp circuit providing nothing else is operational on that circuit.

The unit was 12000 BTUs, the coach is 40 feet and it could barely keep up in the low 80s outside and the coach parked in the shade. However it beats having nothing.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:10 AM   #3
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I ordered one on Sunday and it's on it's way right now - this is the model Whynter ARC-110WD Portable AC Unit - Free Shipping | Sylvane

It's 11000 BTU but most importantly it's a dual ducted ac - a single duct unit will not work in an RV because it sucks air out of the RV which is replaced by hot and humid outside air killing the effect of the ac.

In my single slide Newmar, we removed the couch and replaced with a chair and ottoman so the unit will be installed in the front of the slide. I am doing a semi permanent install by cutting two holes in the side of the slide with covers - the unit is one of the few I found with horizontal ducts rather than angled upwards.

As we spend a lot of the time in the desert it will get well used.
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