I searched and found this thread -- with good info !
I am going to mount my a/c, From Lowe's 5050 btu , about $89.
The flow is pretty much straight and not tilted up -- I didn't want one that is blowing the air straight at the ceiling. This one is 41# , and about 16"Wx12 2/9"H x 14" D... (I'm doing that from memory)It seems to have a breaker in the plug with a test and reset button. Good extra protection since I've decided on the power strip method. The front return area pops open to change/clean the filter.
I took it out of the box and plugged into a power strip to just turn it on and see how much heat it puts out, how much drainage, etc.
I had it just sitting on a stool in my workshop, the 2 fan settings put out a good amount of air! Then I set the thermostat on 8 (out of 10) and on medium cool (there is L M H) and it put out some good good cold air!
I let it run for probably 45 minutes, and it didn't crap out being plugged in the power strip, did put out quite a bit of drainage.
I'm just wondering now about the heat coming off the backside and how much area to give there. I will have mine on the passenger side, and planning at least a 7" x 7" or so area cut out on the side wall with a screen and a hinged "door" that will open up like an awning and prop open. Then I can close and secure that while traveling, cooler weather etc.
I saw Rickxr2 has his on the side , and has a vent on the roof -- but I don't want that with the possibility of heavy dew or rain coming in thru there. Or having a leak there on the roof.
Any thoughts are MUCH appreciated. I realize the AC will probably not be running very much at all, but there will be heat generated just the same with the fan running , right?
in Oklahoma this week, getting up to 100* already!!!