:xTicket waiting to happen. Not legal. Can't block a front
window like that and drive.
AC window units need to circulate compressor oil. Installing them on their side will almost certainly disrupt the circulation of oil & lead to premature compressor failure.Up-coming IDEA, to turn A/C on a side (on a 90 degree) to fit into window.
Yes that was my IDEA for a "NEW Sprinter" in May 2006year.Have you thought of simply installing the window AC inside the van? It's not that difficult and that way you don't have to install it and remove it at all unless you just want to. That's the way I did mine. And an added bonus is that nobody knows it's there.
Doesn't work in the van. I even tried one that had separate intake and exhaust hoses. No dice. At least down here in Texas the van heats up too fast for the portable to cool it quick enough for the AC to not overheat and shut down.When we lived in a highrise with utilities including air conditioning included the bedroom was always to hot. Big slider windows with sun beating through all evening we needed extra cooling. Since so high up we bought a portable roll around A/C unit that had flexible duct that fit in window. Even with 6' sliders the kit included panel that expanded. It had a flap in panel that the exhaust tube from A/C fit into with a screen on outside.
One we had had thermostat and remote. It worked great for both the master bedroom and master bath.
This is kind what talking about:
All all be in window would be a plastic panel you cut to fit window and a screened flap that exhaust from A/C fits into.
I am in a Florida zip 32401.Sonic - that's good stuff. Could you tell us more? What part of the country do you live in (i.e. how hot does it get) and what size A/C did you get? What's the wattage draw of the unit?
Do you run it off of batteries or a generator? I thought that A/C drew enough juice that a 2000-3000 kw generator would be necessary.
Nice.Here is a pic of my window unit in the van. It blows the hot air out through a vent in the side wall and draws in fresh air from 2 floor vents. You can see one of the floor vents in the second image. A drain tube (not shown) allows condensation to drip onto the ground under the van.