Hey y'all! I've got a 1994 Scamp 16' and I'd like to permanently mount a window AC until in the cavity under the counter where my fridge currently is. This would be on the opposite side from the door and near the bed /dinette. I would rather mount it there instead of the closet because there is already an outlet and a vent to the outside so I wouldn't have to cut into the fiberglass. I could mount a fridge in the closet at a later date that doesn't need to be vented to the outside. I'm thinking I'll build a box to mount the AC to out of 3/4" plywood and insulate that cavity with foam board that has a water resistant face and caulk or aluminum tape the seams? I'd put a paint roller tray in the bottom with a hose through the bottom of the camper to drain excess water created by the AC. I know I'll have to cap off the propane line and 12v wires. Is there anything you can think of that I am missing? Is this a terrible idea? Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you in advance!
Sun, 05/15/2022 - 06:23#1
Window AC install in refrigerator cavity
physics dictates that cold air falls, if it's floor level good luck keeping your scamp cool. i mounted mine in the back window, it keeps us cool all night long and cools the trailer effectively since it's up high
1987 Scamp 16
Yeah that's a good call. It won't be mounted much lower than the ones people put in their closets. It has vents that direct the air upwards, so I'm hoping that should be enough to get the air up. Thank you for your response!
I did this with my last Scamp, and it was a rousing success. Even a 16' Scamp is so small that the cool air spread everywhere. Open the roof vent to let hot air escape. We also had a small clip on fan pointed upwards near the air outlet. I would prefer this to the noisy, ugly roof-mounted OEM unit.
Back Scampin' after seven years away.