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Old 07-31-2019, 06:13 PM   #11
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I recommend going with a DC split unit. Nothing comes close in quality to the Cruise N Comfort. Marine grade. Yes we are dealers.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:25 PM   #12
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I recommend going with a DC split unit. Nothing comes close in quality to the Cruise N Comfort. Marine grade. Yes we are dealers.
Why? He doesn't have a big enough bank or solar to run from battery power. He has the room and weight capacity for a generator.

Those Cruise/Comfort units are 3x+ the cost of a decent Mini-Split (over $5k!). I also question the rated outputs, especially in hot weather.

If you are throwing $150k at a full expedition camper, especially one with really good insulation, those units are quite nice. But they make zero financial sense for a build like this.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:55 PM   #13
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what you sayin' ;-)

actually i love that i have 90% of the value of a $150K build in my $20k build.. and when all those folks mouth's drop when they see the elevator bed.. priceless!

what's that up there? that's my bed. How do you get it down? watch this...

OMG I just paid $150k and I have 1/4 the living space you have and an uncomfortable bed!
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:55 AM   #14
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um if its fast and dirty can you use an existing opening and install a small (look for the energy star lable) window unit in a piece of plywood that fits in an existing opening.

I have seen folks use mini splits.... but they had to really work the problem.

I tried the roll around residential units but it did not work which was no surprise.

Is there a reason not to use a RV unit on the roof?

Also we all need to see the inside of that rig.
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The box is right at 10ft tall. Some smaller gas station awnings are right at 10ft.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:17 AM   #16
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There’s a roll up door in the back. I’ve thought about rolling it up the height of a window type unit. Might go that route this round as I just can’t get what I really want with the mini split installed in time..

I keep on wanting to get it ‘finished’ before posting up my work on it.. of course it will never be finished. The carpentry was done by yours truly and I’m not much with carpentry. Better with electrical. It’s basic, but 100% functional, and comfortable, other than when it’s really hot. I do need to redo the insulation. I half-assed the insulation when I thought I was going to flip it. But then I/we fell in love with the space..

It can fit a golf cart, or a snow machine, or an ATV (maybe 2) or 4 motorcycles even with my build... that’s the beauty of a bed which can go up into the ceiling..

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Old 08-07-2019, 01:20 AM   #17
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Oh yeah.. I’m already pushing height limits if/when I’m ever towed.... plus, after researching mini splits, that’s definitely a better way to go for my needs, especially winter when not using it.. and I have a ton of room and easy ares to mount underneath on the frame of the box.
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https://climateright.com/2500-btu-sm..._product-specs

This could be rigged to blow on your bed, 2500 btu is not much though.
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