Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Forum Index -> Vanagon Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Zeitgeist 13
Samba Member


Joined: March 05, 2009
Posts: 11178
Location: Port Manteau
Zeitgeist 13 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

I think that is the partner

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Casey--
Volkswagens powered by Volkswagen
'89 Bluestar ALH w/12mm Waldo pump, PP764 and GT2052
'01 Weekender VR6 -->2.5 TDI Syncro?
'04 Passat Variant BHW
Oly Bulli
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
MarkWard
Samba Member


Joined: February 09, 2005
Posts: 15081
Location: Retired South Florida
MarkWard is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
I think that is the partner

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


I think she will fall for the AC unit.
_________________
Adios
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
jlrftype7
Samba Member


Joined: July 24, 2018
Posts: 2244
Location: Chicago
jlrftype7 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

dhaavers wrote:
82westyrabbit wrote:
14 gauge 10 feet long the heaviest and shortest I could get...

Keep looking...you gotta find a dedicated AC cord (usually labeled "EXTRA heavy-duty") and know exactly what gauge you're getting:

https://smile.amazon.com/Coleman-Cable-0568-9-Feet...mp;sr=8-33

PS: How much cord do you need? You could be running the generator right outside the van, yes?

Keep cool! Cool

- Dave
You can make your own- buy 12 ga or 10ga cord the length you want, a female plug and a male plug of either 15 amp or 20 amp, and wire it up.
Electrical Supply Houses often will have that cord on a reel, and sell it for Jobbers making their own Ext. Cords like for Job Site work.
_________________
'68 Westy- my first VW and vehicle/Bus- long gone.- sold it to a traveling Swiss couple....
'67 Type 3 Fastback, my 2nd car- also long gone
'69 Semi-Auto Stick Shift Beetle, my wife's first car= yep. still long gone....
2017 MINI Coopers, our current DDs
Ď84 Tin Top - Hilga....Auto
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dhaavers
Samba Member


Joined: March 19, 2010
Posts: 7132
Location: NE MN (http://g.co/maps/zt72q)
dhaavers is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

^^^ Indeed. I was just at my friendly local hardware store looking at 10/3 cable for another project...$1.29/foot plus $6 for the plug ends... Done.

Cool

- Dave
_________________
86 White Westy Weekender
"The WonderVan"

<EDITED TO PROTECT INNOCENT PIXELS>
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
82westyrabbit
Samba Member


Joined: March 02, 2015
Posts: 834
Location: Ma
82westyrabbit is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

The extension cord I am using is in fact a 14 gauge wire. I have the generator in the luggage rack at the moment. I will deal with the cord after I make a mount for the rear bumper. It run today for a hour and a half with out over loading most of that driving down the road. The only change I made was running the air conditioner fan on low instead of high. Itís not as good as installing the small car built in ac but for the price itís the best I can do at the moment. I will keep tweaking until I make this work. I will adapt a intake hose so I am not sucking hot air into the van. I will post pictures in a few days when my tec department gets to it (15 year old). John
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
purpleonion98
Samba Member


Joined: October 14, 2014
Posts: 27
Location: ohio
purpleonion98 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

mikemtnbike wrote:
^^ painting the top of the van white can help a lot too. The difference was substantial when I went from my tintop roof to a white westfalia top.


Do you have any pics of this? What kind of paint did you use?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
purpleonion98
Samba Member


Joined: October 14, 2014
Posts: 27
Location: ohio
purpleonion98 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Gnarlodious wrote:
purpleonion98 wrote:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

What seat cover is that? It looks like it fits pretty good.


Honestly i cant remember. Pretty sure i got it at walmart.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Abscate Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: October 05, 2014
Posts: 16697
Location: NYC/Upstate/ROW
Abscate is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:50 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

A 12 AWG WILL be fine for a 2000 watt generator for runsof25-50 feet.
_________________
.ssS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
djkeev Premium Member
Samba Moderator


Joined: September 30, 2007
Posts: 27576
Location: Reading Pennsylvania
djkeev is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Ahwahnee wrote:
One way to get 'er done.

Where/how does it drain?

Where will the generator reside?

I'm going to make a wild guess and say you're not married.


These units mix the moisture with the discharged air and blow it out.
_________________
Stop Dead Photo Links how to post photos

Ghia
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=392473

Vanagon
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6315537#6315537

Beetle
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=482968&highlight=74+super+vert
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
rmcd
Samba Member


Joined: October 29, 2010
Posts: 1219
Location: PNW - its a dry rain.
rmcd is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Boom.

Purpose build dc ac system that runs off a billion lithium batteries.

https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fw...kzMzk1NjM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJDwKfJX_3E

Itís a bit spendy..... Unless you have already spent 25 times that amount on your sprinter build?
_________________
VW LT40 build. Like a Vanagon but 30% larger in every direction and 40% slower even in metric.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=749359&highlight=

Syncro panel van camper build. Taking Offers.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=575458&highlight=
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dhaavers
Samba Member


Joined: March 19, 2010
Posts: 7132
Location: NE MN (http://g.co/maps/zt72q)
dhaavers is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Quote:
"Runs almost an entire night..."

Laughing Rolling Eyes Wink

- Dave
_________________
86 White Westy Weekender
"The WonderVan"

<EDITED TO PROTECT INNOCENT PIXELS>
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
MarkWard
Samba Member


Joined: February 09, 2005
Posts: 15081
Location: Retired South Florida
MarkWard is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

You Tube has been recommending off grid AC system videos to me now. It seems that a 110 volt ductless AC system with a proper sized solar array and battery capacity, off grid AC is possible.

The problem is the vanagon is tiny compared to a 400 square foot home. By the time you pack for a couple and a dog for even a long weekend, there just is not the room for a system yet. That said, seems every year this comes up, it gets closer to being a reality.

This is fresh in my mind because we just got back from a weekend in Savanna. We had access to power. The little window unit kept the van comfortable even in 97 degree direct sunlight. Even the Dometic had frost on the coils.
_________________
Adios
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mightyart
Samba Member


Joined: March 24, 2004
Posts: 6188
Location: Portland, Oregon
mightyart is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
[/img]
_________________
My Art:
http://www.instagram.com/flynn8552/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
purpleonion98
Samba Member


Joined: October 14, 2014
Posts: 27
Location: ohio
purpleonion98 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Hey gang, i got my 2200 surge/1800 run Rainier generator today, for my portable ac in the van. It ran just fine. It didn't overload or trip. I didnt have to use any extension cords.... I just have it right outside the door. I have to admit, the downside of it is the noise. It's a lot louder than i thought it would be. I chose this one because it said it was one of the quietest at 52db or so. I can see it being obnoxious at public lakes, and hard to sleep with. I dont know what can be done about this, any suggestions?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
danfromsyr
Samba Member


Joined: March 01, 2004
Posts: 13876
Location: Syracuse, NY
danfromsyr is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

I usually put a potato in the tail pipe. Wink

of the guy who's running his generator after hours.

actually that's not true.. make it obvious and it'll just fire up again..

I top off their fuel tank with water..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
vwhammer
Samba Member


Joined: May 20, 2006
Posts: 923
Location: Athens, Ohio
vwhammer is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

purpleonion98 wrote:
Hey gang, i got my 2200 surge/1800 run Rainier generator today, for my portable ac in the van. It ran just fine. It didn't overload or trip. I didnt have to use any extension cords.... I just have it right outside the door. I have to admit, the downside of it is the noise. It's a lot louder than i thought it would be. I chose this one because it said it was one of the quietest at 52db or so. I can see it being obnoxious at public lakes, and hard to sleep with. I dont know what can be done about this, any suggestions?


There are several things that can be done to quiet the generator down.
The complexity of which are dependent on your fabrication skill level.

I won't get into too many details but if you go to youtube and search for "quieting a generator" that will lead you down the wormhole for the many methods to potentially make it quieter.
_________________
Pretty normal daily driver build
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=708418&highlight=

4x4 build
https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/volkswagen-vanagon-4x4-conversion.162055/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger Instagram Classifieds Feedback
jimf909 Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: April 03, 2014
Posts: 5579
Location: Seattle
jimf909 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

purpleonion98 wrote:
I have to admit, the downside of it is the noise. It's a lot louder than i thought it would be. I chose this one because it said it was one of the quietest at 52db or so. I can see it being obnoxious at public lakes, and hard to sleep with. I dont know what can be done about this, any suggestions?


- Run a leaf blower all night and no one will be disturbed by the generator.

- Move to the PNW, it's 57 degrees now and the high tomorrow will be 64 degrees. We'll hit a high of about 73 degrees on Saturday. Summer begins on the 5th of July and it may hit 80 degrees next week. No A/C needed.

- Get a Honda. It's quieter...which is partly why it's more than twice the price. From amazon on the Rainier...it'll run at 52 dba measured a campsite away charging a phone, the noise goes up from there.
Super Quiet Operation; Enjoy a Hushed Hum of as Low as 52 dBA... (noise rating obtained at a distance of 7 meters in a controlled environment)
_________________
Abscate wrote:

Do not get killed, do not kill others.


Current: 1990 Westy Camper - Bostig RG4, 2wd, manual trans w/Peloquin, NAHT high-top, Flash Silver, seam rust, bondo, etc., etc.

Past: 1985 Westy Camper - 1.9 wbx, 2wd, manual trans, Merian Brown, (sold after 17 years to Northwesty who converted it to a Syncro).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Abscate Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: October 05, 2014
Posts: 16697
Location: NYC/Upstate/ROW
Abscate is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:40 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Running Generators at campsites are the used toilet paper on your shoe during your presentation.

We are no closer to solar AC than we were 10 years ago.
_________________
.ssS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
djkeev Premium Member
Samba Moderator


Joined: September 30, 2007
Posts: 27576
Location: Reading Pennsylvania
djkeev is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:10 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
Running Generators at campsites are the used toilet paper on your shoe during your presentation.

We are no closer to solar AC than we were 10 years ago.


Well, you could always scrounge an A/C compressor from an electric car.
They are similar in design to a home refrigerator unit.
They run very efficiently on a 400 volt power supply.
Now......
Exactly how many solar panels is that?

Dave
_________________
Stop Dead Photo Links how to post photos

Ghia
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=392473

Vanagon
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6315537#6315537

Beetle
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=482968&highlight=74+super+vert
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mightyart
Samba Member


Joined: March 24, 2004
Posts: 6188
Location: Portland, Oregon
mightyart is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED Reply with quote

Just camp where they have electric hookup when it's hot, at least you can still camp. Another thing is where you park. In texas in the middle of the day the AC couldn't keep up with the sun beating down on the Westy. So if you want to keep cool during the day park in the shade. That's the paradox with solar on the roof, you have to park in the sun to charge your batteries, so you always have to suffer the heat to get the bes charge.
_________________
My Art:
http://www.instagram.com/flynn8552/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Vanagon All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Page 4 of 7

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB