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Caravan air-conditioning

If you’re travelling during the Queensland summer, you almost definitely need some form of air conditioning. So, if you’re looking to install one, make sure you get one with the features that you need. 

We install all types of air conditioning and can guide you for a custom solution to suit your travelling needs.

What type of air con is right for your caravan?


If you’re travelling during the Queensland summer, you almost definitely need some form of air conditioning. So, if you’re looking to install one, make sure you get one with the features that you need. 


House hold air-conditioners
Some caravans use house hold air-cons because they’re cheaper to buy and a not-so bad option if your caravan will be parked up and not doing too much travelling. But, if you do plan to travel in your caravan we don’t recommend this option, because these air-con units aren’t designed to move.


Built-in caravan air conditioners
Best for pop-tops and camper trailers with a single skin roof. Built in air-con systems are mounted inside cupboards, under beds or bunks so it’s a trade off with storage space. On the plus side, they’re often much quieter because of this.


Roof top caravan air conditioners
Because they don’t intrude on space, and because cold air flows downwards these are the most practical air-con systems for standard, non pop-top caravans. They simply aren’t ideal for pop-tops and camper trailers because they add excess weight to the roof, making it harder to lift plus adds more wear and tear on the lifting mechanism.


They’re made to fit one of two square openings (360 mm European or the 400 mm American style) but usually come with adapters so that they vent can be modified by a qualified caravan builder and repairer.


How much power do they use?
Simply put – caravan air-conditioning will drain more power from your batteries or generator, on average they consume between 1000 – 2000 watts compared with around 50-100 watts for a fridge. In a powered campsite this obviously won’t be an issue. If you absolutely need air con when travelling you could install solar panels but it won’t be very economical.


What’s the best size?
I usually recommend 2 kW for caravans up to 5 metres and 3 kW + for caravans up to 7 metres.


How much does it cost to install?
This really comes down to what type you want installed, your vent opening and level of modification required to install the air-con system. A roof top air con system without any vent modification starts at $1800 - $2,500. A built in spilt system starts at around $2,500.

For a customised quote with installation it’s best to get in touch on 0415 362 134.

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