Before you go out shopping for pop up camper air conditioners, make sure your camper (canvas, hardside) is set up for an AC unit and you already have a roof vent. Depending on the brand and size of the unit as well as the features, a good unit will cost anything between $ 250 and $ 1,500. A 10,000 BTU unit will work quite well at night and a 12,000 BTU unit will do just fine during the day if your camper or RV is not larger than ten foot. For a larger RV, go for anything above 14,000 BTU for daytime and above 12,000 BTU for night periods.
For power, unless your pop up camper is already wired for a roof unit in which case you will plug into a dedicated 20 Amp AC outlet, you should use an extra heavy extension cord and then plug the unit into the 15/20 amp outlet that’s on the camp site power box.
To vent a portable air conditioner, you can cut a hole in the wall or floor of your camper and then install a PVC pipe or a modified drier vent and then get an end cap to seal off the pipe when not in use or vent through a window by unzipping it and then wedging the hose between the screen and the inner flap.
Pop Up Camper Air Conditioners: Recommendations
Here are some examples of pop up camper air conditioners readily available in the market. They include but are not limited to the following:
1) Product Name: Brisk Air II 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner
Product Price: $ 830.00
Product URL: http://is.gd/kaT04a
Product Details: has a new aesthetic styling coupled with improved aerodynamics, this air conditioner has a reduced size as well as weight. The noise levels are also greatly reduced. The air conditioner does offer a much stronger and a more stable base pan. It also has a more rigid shroud for improved durability. It does fit standard 14 by 14 air vents, while the new air distribution box does feature a contemporary design which is interchangeable with other air boxes from dometic. The new air grille features a washable, one piece filter and a set of well hidden mounting fasteners.
2) Product Name: Dometic Air 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner
Product Price: $ 860.49
Product URL: http://is.gd/YVf6BP
Product Details: these tried and tested air conditioners are known to operate quite efficiently in a wide range of RVs. They are fitted with a very quiet, 3 speed blower motor which has the ability of cooling the entire RV. An optional heat strip has the capability of providing 5,600BTUs of heat. It does snugly fit into 14 by 14 roof openings. It is sturdy and very reliable if customer reviews are anything to go by.
3) Product Name: Coleman Mach 15 Air Conditioner
Product Price: $ 749.00
Product URL: http://is.gd/iPCFti
Product Details: this is without doubt, one of the most powerful air conditioners in the RV arena. It is equipped with a 1/3 HP motor, by far the largest fan motor used in any RV air conditioner: it does deliver cool air at 325CFM. The motor features a sealed shaft which is protected against the elements: it also has relatively large condenser coils and a large evaporator and raised lance fins which greatly enhance the ability of the system to dissipate enough heat. It is fitted with a plastic drain pan which helps eliminate corrosion. The shroud is secured using corrosion resistant truss screws. To prevent the angle of the blower getting distorted, the motor is usually mounted directly to the bulkhead so as to ensure some free turning action, this ensures that the motor’s position is fixed in relation to that of the blower.
4) Product Name: Coleman Mach Mach 8 13,500 BTU
Product Price: $ 822.00
Product URL: http://is.gd/j8CVi5
Product Details: at a paltry 8 inches and weighing only 90lbs, this is one of the lightest low profile units in the market. Fitted with two motors, this unit does deliver the same BTUs of cooling for both low and high speeds. At 300 CFM, it does offer the industry’s highest air flow delivery on high speed. It is also worth mentioning that the unit can even work in desert conditions of 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat pump models of this unit can efficiently warm or cool your RV using very little electricity rather than propane. The base pan, made from molded fiberglass is quite lightweight and durable.
5) Product Name: Coleman Mach 8 Cub Air Conditioner
Product Price: $ 670.00
Product URL: http://is.gd/A2YoAS
Product Details: standing at only 8.25 inches, it does offer improved fuel efficiency and less drag. It does also have two motors and an electrical rating of 115V and a nominal BTU cooling capacity of 9200BTU. It is also charged with the eco-friendly R-410 A refrigerant. It does have a maximum evaporator air delivery speeds of 300 CFM (Cu. Ft. per minute. It is quite lightweight when compared against other air conditioners within its category, weighing only 87lbs.