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crasster

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Posted: 07/20/13 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How do some of you do this. I know there is an A/C boot, but I've seen people do it some creative ways.


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I have one of these 12x15 JEEP brand tents that has two side doors. I bring along a 5000BTU 120VAC home window unit and sit it on a pallet at one of the side doors. Use duck tape to seal around the air conditioner. Plug it in 120VAC at camp ground or I can also run it with my 2KW Honda Generator...

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Get you one of those big Styrofoam ice chests - fill it up with ice and put a 12VDC fan in the lid... That works great too... Getting ice is the big problem however haha...

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In have seen window units used and stand alone portables. Some tents now appear to be made with a space for window units.


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Posted: 07/20/13 08:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Duct Tape Method:


Tackle Box Method:



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If you are Tent camping out of a truck, you can get yourself one of those portable A/C units, that have an exhaust hose that you would run outside the tent.



Putting a normal window unit in a tent won't cool it, since it expels heat, which would normally be outside the window...but in a tent, would just heat the air that you're trying to cool. ... That is why when you see them working inside a store, they are only on "FAN" (not cooling).

The portable unit in the picture, has a 4" vent hose that would normally go out a window.....but you can put it out the door of the tent.


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I recently saw a tent camper using one like PapPappy posted. You can get them at Home Depot. They work well, I have 2 as spares for home, my a/c went out and they made the place livable until the a/c guy fixed the unit. They are much easier to deal with than a window unit.


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I spotted this camper last Wednesday in Bahia Honda Campground in the Florida Keys:



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