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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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New trailer toys...

Just picked this up and going to run it in my trailer at Blackhawk next weekend. Should be sweet... not as sweet as a roof mount trailer AC unit but I'm also using this thing as a home unit too when I just need my room to be cool instead of the entire house. Portable cold air for only $139 seemed pretty sweet to me

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 10:27 PM
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interesting
what size generator are you running?

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2000w Honda, but I'm mostly planning on buying electric at the track. 2000w would do it though assuming 1000w for the warmers and this thing supposedly runs on 830w, but for now I run 2 sets of warmers and there's no way 2000w would keep up with all that

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That's pretty trick. Do you sleep in the trailer? Or a tent? Would seem tough to keep the trailer cool during the day when you're going in and out for tools. Then again - when you run in all but two events over the course of the weekend, there isn't much time for sitting around.

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I was thinking more like I'd run it just to blow cold air on myself in between sessions. Also be nice to keep the trailer cold at night when I sleep in it, although it's pretty rare to have nights so hot that it's uncomfortable.

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I borrowed my buddies trailer (8.5x20) with a roof mount air conditioner.
We ran the air all day at the last BHF CCS weekend and it was a god send. After the GTO race, I just laid on the floor under the thing. I have a loud 3500 watt generator and I was able to run the air, trailer lights, and a microwave with no probs.
A week later at a track day, the generator kept cutting out with the air, lights, a fan, and tire warmers until I moved the generator into the shade.

So, I started looking at these portable ones for myself after being so spoiled.

With your portable, how are you gonna run an exhaust vent to the outside?

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exhaust vent? waa?

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AC units generate lots of heat to make cool air. You have to vent it outside your conditioned space. Most portable units have a flexible hose that you can put in a window or point it out the door.

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even these new portable ones?

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Yeah, it comes with a 5 foot exhaust hose that's about 6in in diameter. I'm just going to cut a hole in the floor of the trailer and pipe it through there. It's nice when you have a $1000 ghetto pimp flat black trailer with wood floors that you don't give a shit about

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so these are not made to take from room to room in your home then

not a bad idea on the floor

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It can be used room to room in a house too. It comes with this sliding bar that you put in the window and adjust to the size of the window, then close the window on the bar to seal it off. The exhaust vents through a hole in the bar. I'm actually using it in my room right now

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MIke...sounds like you need a big bag of ice and a fan.
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maybe a pool

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Jon you really need to get an eazy-up too.. but i will allow you to bring that thing over under mine

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Jon you really need to get an eazy-up too.. but i will allow you to bring that thing over under mine
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Just wondering how your new A/C set up is working out for you. I have been thinking about that set up for the past year, but never got around to it. The pathetic truth is, I just have't been to the track that much these last two years.

For daytime use, I was also considering hanging strips of that clear thick plastic at the doors like they use on refridgerated trucks to go in and out of.

So what's working and whats not?
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