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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject:  New A/C unit

The portable A/C was a complete flop. So out it goes. I plan to install a thru the wall unit in the rear of the trailer. I will mount the a/c inside the trailer with the outside end of it butted up against the inside of one of the rear doors and have it blow the exhaust out the door thru a louver.

Now I am looking at a 12k btu’s thru the wall unit with heat for $549.00 at WalMart, or a 12k btu’s without heat for $295.00. The cost is $250.00 more for the heat.

What does anyone think? Heat or no heat. $250.00 extra.

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:22 pm    Comment from a reader: roof A/C with heat

I had a roof AC unit with the heat strip it put out 1500 watts same as a $20 ceramic heater. If you know the wattage of the AC then compare it to a ceramic or oil filled electric heater.

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:37 pm    Post subject: A/C Heat

I took another look at the one with the heat. I just noticed it is a 220v unit with the heat. 220v in the trailer will not work for me. I guess I will go for no heat and just carry a portable heater.

I have since purchased a twenty-dollar ceramic heater.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Purchased A/C

No trailer work last weekend. I spent Saturday servicing my S-10 tow vehicle and Sunday I reorganized the shop.

I did purchase a 12,000 BTU a/c from Walmart for $320. This weekend I shall put the trailer back in the garage and get back to work.