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Old 04-30-2015, 02:47 PM   #81
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Myron here's just a thought I saw the other day a window 5000 BTU air A/C unit on sale for $99.00 dollars.
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I bought one of those last summer. I can use it in the house to cool the den but I was thinking that it would be easy to make a non-permanent platform for it and mount it in the emergency escape window.

Heading to Alaska this summer so I probably won't try it but I will before I head far South again. No big investment since I already have it.

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Old 04-30-2015, 03:17 PM   #82
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I bought one of those last summer. I can use it in the house to cool the den but I was thinking that it would be easy to make a non-permanent platform for it and mount it in the emergency escape window.

Heading to Alaska this summer so I probably won't try it but I will before I head far South again. No big investment since I already have it.

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Exactly Ron these new air-conditioners are so lightweight small and cheap how can you go wrong. And I would bet you money these small unit mounted in emergency relief window would be way quieter than the roof top A/C units
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:12 PM   #83
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Wow, Mark, I will say this...your idea is so amazing, I may try it. That bathroom was beginning to look too sleek, uncluttered and roomy. I could drill holes in the fiberglass for support brackets, run dedicated power lines through other holes to hide them, tape drain hoses going down to the floor, in the corner. No, wait, I could avoid drilling some holes by making a little hammock for the AC and suspend it from the ceiling vent. And, it would all be easily reversible should I or a future owner not like the look, or if he bumps his head...
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:13 PM   #84
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But Myron just think you would have the only air-conditioning Escape Trailer bathroom out there. Now that would be cool !
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:34 PM   #85
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Do I need A/C? No, not now... I need an umbrella! I live in the Pacific NorthWET (okay so not so wet this year). But, I do pay attention to warranty stuff. All RV A/C have a really short warranty period.

I'm more than two years from retirement (woohooo). Right now, I don't need air conditioning in Ten Forward. But, I don't have a crystal ball and don't know what my future will hold.

All I know is that short warranty period, don't need it now... SO, during my build I added the option for the A/C. All the wiring needed for A/C is in place, under the vinyl.

IF and WHEN I decide A/C is what I need... I'm set. Whether ETI adds it or some third-party vendor.

It's not only about your needs now.. but your future. Best of luck in your decision. I've made mine.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:37 PM   #86
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Could do one of these and stick the hose out the bath window:

LG Electronics 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier Function with Remote Control (48 Pints/Day)-LP0814WNR - The Home Depot
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:58 PM   #87
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Do I need A/C? No, not now... I need an umbrella! I live in the Pacific NorthWET (okay so not so wet this year). But, I do pay attention to warranty stuff. All RV A/C have a really short warranty period.

I'm more than two years from retirement (woohooo). Right now, I don't need air conditioning in Ten Forward. But, I don't have a crystal ball and don't know what my future will hold.

All I know is that short warranty period, don't need it now... SO, during my build I added the option for the A/C. All the wiring needed for A/C is in place, under the vinyl.

IF and WHEN I decide A/C is what I need... I'm set. Whether ETI adds it or some third-party vendor.

It's not only about your needs now.. but your future. Best of luck in your decision. I've made mine.
Couldn't agree more and made the same decision. Only downside is not being able to get the magic digital thermostat- the one that is paired to the Dometic unit. I tried & tried to just get the thermostat only installed for $150 to no avail; still wondering why.

However, resale value is not a reason to spend $1000 up front for an AC you may likely not need depending on your particulars. It did take myself and Gerri a bit longer to sell our Escapes without AC, however just like in Real Estate- it only takes one buyer. From what I see one can get the Dometic ETI sells installed for the same price ETI charges. You just can't get the magic thermostat done as easily as during build.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:13 PM   #88
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Ten Forward is my second all-molded-towable. Resale value to me means an estate problem for my daughter.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:37 PM   #89
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Just spent 4 months in Florida, for the last 2 months March and April, it would be hard to stay in the trailer without it not just for us but, especially if you travel with pets.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:48 PM   #90
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Your particulars are noted.....having lived in FLA as a kid I know I don't want to be there much past the first week in April- especially more than a block or two from the Atlantic. Around the end of October is cool. It's not the heat as much as the humidity.
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