Teardrop Trailer Air Conditioner

Ever wonder about a teardrop trailer air conditioner? You guessed it—it’s been done.

If you’re in a humid area and want to go camping you will probably find yourself really wanting an air conditioner that can cool and dehumidify the air.

The simplest choice is a small window unit that you can pick up for around $80 to $100 new. You’re looking for 5,000 BTU or less.

To run it you’ll either need to be hooked up to a campground or provide yourself with a 500 Watt generator. From my research I’ve found that the Honda Eu2000i Watt generator is a great choice because it’s very quiet and can power an air conditioning unit for almost 4 hours on one tank of gas.

Another generator to consider is the Yamaha EF2000iS. (Link opens in new window to Amazon).

Common Problems and Warnings

  • When using a generator be sure that the exhaust is not coming in because you’ll poison yourself of carbon monoxide.
  • Teardrop trailers are obviously too small for these wall units. It’s important and required to have some fresh air coming in to keep the air unit from icing up.
  • There must be enough warm air coming in to the evaporator coils otherwise they will freeze up.
  • Don’t forget to create a drain for the teardrop trailer air conditioner—otherwise you will flood your camper!
  • Never sleep in a completely enclosed teardrop trailer because you’ll be at risk of carbon monoxide. Always have a window slightly open and/or make sure to adjust the settings on your A/C to bring in fresh air.

May 27, 2010 (http://www.kuffelcreek.com/teardrop_a_c.htm)

External Links To People Who've Done It

Below are some external links that I found on the web of people who have installed air conditioners in their teardrop trailers. You’ll find pictures and more helpful information within. All links will open in a new window. Enjoy!

Brad Ferguson’s In-Wall Galley Teardrop Trailer Air Conditioner

Darryl Engle’s Ducted Setup

Bruce Osborn’s Ducted Setup

Roly Nelson’s In-Wall Tongue Air Conditioner