Mightydog wrote:So, who sleeps in front of the AC unit or do you turn it off at night?
Well, the vents are pretty adjustable so they point up and to the foot of the bed pretty good. I'm gong to fire it up and see how cool the inside can get and if I find that it's to much on my back I'l make a small scoop I can hang on the inside. The exit for the air is in a thin set of slots at the top of the AC anyway so I'm thinking that this thing, in such a small area, should be able to run on low fan speed much of the time. Of course I'm from Maine. Maybe I'm being naive and when i get to NM the thing will have to crank on full all the time?
I'm more concerned about getting electricity at/near the state/federal parks which is where we like to stay if possible.
Also, the arm has no give or bend to it. It's galvanized metal pipe from Lowes. The weld joints are permanent and the little Fridgidair 5000 btu AC unit isn't that heavy. I'm going to put a strap handle across the top so I can more easily move it to and from the storage bin. BTW if anyone is interested. I looked at a few small AC units. This one is pretty solidly made compared to some other brands. I'm pretty impressed considering the under a $100 price.
To answer a couple of other questions:
I have a flat piece of fabric connected to the swing arm. it pulls in under the door so that when I'm closing the door I can pull the arm close and get a good seal.
Also, Little guy trailers have two doors so there is an exit if need be. And the AC exit opens and the arm swings away as the door opens. So no danger there.
Conform and be dull.