AC Tent Camping To Glamping – How I cool a tent down to 68 degrees when it's over 90 degrees outside

AC Tent Camping To Glamping – How I cool a tent down to 68 degrees when it's over 90 degrees outside

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  1. sam Tollefson on May 14, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Many years ago I made an enclosure around the front of a window A/C unit that I had 10′ outside the tent connected to the tent with 2 lengths of flex duct. It was much quieter being away from the tent and it did a good job of cooling the tent but because of it having to run almost continuously it seriously dried out the air in the tent to the point where your throat and mouth were uncomfortably dry. I scrapped the idea for that tent but tried it later in a canvas tent with a canvas drop cloth over it and it worked much better much more comfortable.

  2. vanessa sanchez on May 14, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Has anyone used one of those small space ac units that you buy at walmart? Thoughts on those if you have. Were going camping this weekend and im dreading the heat.

  3. Greenpea on May 14, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    What are peoples experience with the inflatable tents. Are they durrable or does it seem like it will hold up?

  4. Alma Della Mangus on May 14, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Where can I buy that tent. Nice.

  5. Jesse Brae on May 14, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Should I be impressed cuz I am

  6. Fish 4 Fun on May 14, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    I would think that AC would never shut off though.

  7. Jake Dill on May 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Got a question for you. If I am using a air conditioner inside the tent in the south U.S summer heat which material is better. Polycotton or polyester? I know polycotton is suspose to be better and it’s more expensive but does it matter in my situation if using the A/C? Thanks!! Trying to save some money if I can. Last question, what do you think of the outwell Knoxville 7sa for southern u.s ???

  8. Ryszman Sound & Vision on May 14, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Hi, I’m from the UK. I have a very similar inflatable tent, an Outdoor Revolution Airedale 5. What I do in the the porch area is not put any groundsheet down as in heavy rain it just collects the water. So what I do is put down sections of artificial grass which is ideal as it allows the water to seep through into the ground underneath and keeps that area dry and works very well. We in the UK traditionally camp on grass and that allows the water to disperse easier, rather than hard ground. I do like the idea of a air conditioner for the hotter months, although we don’t get many of them here, but it does get very warm in a tent when the sun is beating down. 👍🏻

  9. Kendra Falldine on May 14, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Are you powering this off of a generator?

  10. Austin on May 14, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Woah 🤯

  11. Ba Man on May 14, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    We have a Colman rocky mountain 5 tunnel tent, imported from the UK. I agree these tents are far more advanced than the ones they sell in the US. We live in South Texas extremely hot and the AC gets is to about 67 and use the buddy heater on low in the winter.

  12. missfloflowers on May 14, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    What model black and decker a/c did you buy? Where? How much?
    Thanks 😀

  13. Passively Bored on May 14, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    You can buy winter tents or an A frame canvas tent so their more insulated with less mesh

  14. Mishap & Amethyst Hikes on May 14, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!🏕

  15. RV Roof Install (RVRI) on May 14, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Just get a camper

  16. TJ on May 14, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Only thing that sucks about not being in a roof tent, is even with an inflatable mattress, you still aren’t level most of the time. I hate having that sliding feeling when sleeping.

  17. Peter Piper on May 14, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    The trick is to always dig a shallow trench around the tent so that water runs AWAY from the tent when it rains. Don’t rely on the weather report; just do it. It can be easily and quickly filled back in before you leave the camp site.

  18. Seth Thomas on May 14, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Cool tent!

  19. Somebody’s grandma on May 14, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    It’s kind of funny that you have an air conditioner in your tent because it’s 90 degrees, and you have a raging fire going…

  20. Eric Means on May 14, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    🤣🤣🤣 mind as well just stayed home. This isn’t camping.

  21. Roman Smolkin on May 14, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Where are you getting the power from?

  22. Grumpy OldMan on May 14, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Sorry for the length of this post… It started out to be just a quick reply, but then I quickly evolved into something more… Hopefully, it will be of help to others who might consider trying to choose an air-conditioner for a tent…

    I have one of the Ozark Trail cheap tents from Wal-Mart. I bought it a few (19) years ago before I flew my plane to the EAA airshow at Oshkosh. It worked well enough with a queen size air mattress for 1 person. It is supposedly a *4* person tent, but they would have to be REALLY good friends (i.e. maybe 1 guy plus 3 slim girls). Of course, I had no electricity at Oshkosh since I did not have the payload / room in my plane to put my generator in it. I have not used the tent since because my wife has no desire to give up her air-conditioning since we live in the Gulf Coast region of Texas (high humidity and high temperatures even at night). As I was searching around my garage for something yesterday, I stumbled across the tent in its bag sitting on the back of a shelf. The handles of the bag disintegrated as soon as I touched them and the fabric of the bag had burst at the seams in a couple of places, so I figured the tent was probably also trash and should throw it away. I removed the tent from the bag and noticed that the fabric still seemed good, so I decided to set it up to give it a closer examination and to see if all the parts were still there (no instruction sheet on how to set it up though).

    Since I happened to have a "portable" air-conditioner unit sitting around this I had bought for use with my generator during hurricanes when the power goes out, I decided to see what it would do inside this 8×8 tent. Of course, having the tent inside the house is not quite the same as having it outside, but I figured that it would at least show me what sort of temperature differential it could attain.

    One of the problems with that type of "portable" air-conditioner unit is that it a really poor design for an air-conditioner if it just has a single exhaust hose and no intake hose. With a single exhaust hose, it uses the air from inside the cooled space to cool the compressor, which is then exhausted outside the space via the exhaust hose. This creates a negative pressure area in the cooled space, so it will try to equalize the pressure by replenishing the air via whatever air leaks you might have in your cooled space (e.g. tent). As such, it is sucking in the warm outside air into the tent via any mesh panels or zippers that the tent might have. With a double hose unit, it uses the outside air via the intake hose to cool the compressor and exhausts the heated air via the exhaust hose. As such, it is not affecting the pressure inside the space, so no warm air gets sucked into the space. You still might have air leakage, but it’s not a forced air leakage like happens when the single house unit is basically pumping warm outside air into the space.

    On my first test of the "portable" air-conditioner in the tent, I just used the tent as it was manufactured, including the rain fly (although I did allow the rain fly to just lay over the top of the tent to restrict the airflow somewhat). It did not take long to get an 8F temperature drop in the tent (compared to the temperature of the room in which the tent was set up), but it never went below that. I figured that it had reached an equilibrium with the amount of air that was getting sucked into the tent or just seeping out through the mesh panels and that was the best it was going to do, so I decided to make the tent a bit more airtight. I took an unused white canvas painter’s tarp that I had bought from Harbor Freight awhile back for use in backdrops for passport and visa photos and Zoom video conferences and draped it over the tent. The canvas tarp completely went from side to side over the top, but not so from front to back, so there was still some area that was not covered. I got inside the tent and turned on the air-conditioner. It did not take very long before I noticed the floor of the tent starting to bulge up and not too long after that, the walls started shrinking inwards quite a bit. Basically, I was shrink wrapping myself inside the tent. This proved quite graphically that this type of air-conditioner unit does most definitely cause air to be drawn in from the outside to make up for the air that it has already cooled and is then used to cool the compressor.

    As such, I would highly recommend that anyone considering putting an air-conditioner in a tent to use one of the double hose units or (even better) one of the window mount units with an appropriate modification to your tent to allow for the unit to be outside the tent or if the tent already has an air-conditioning port for a window mount unit.

    Oh, and by the way, the "portable" units are called "portable" because they have some small wheels mounted on the bottom. These wheels are good for moving the unit from room to room in a house if you have very flat and smooth surface, but for camping (or even moving it across a driveway), you would probably either end up carrying it or using a hand truck (bigger wheels). As such, a window unit is just as portable.

  23. IDEA GUY on May 14, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I’d be impressed if you had a low watt window ac rigged up that you could run with 1000 way propane generator how would you run a 1440 watt portable ?

  24. Joe Aymond on May 14, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Awesome solution! The tent website doesn’t let you select USA as a region. How did you order your tent?

  25. Jerry Don Quixote on May 14, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Do you think you could run this on a solar power most of the time and then during emergencies cloudy days rainy days whatever use sometimes generator?

  26. 6thgen evozach on May 14, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    What do you power ac with

  27. Moza on May 14, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    How can I get this tent in the US tho

  28. inhaleexhale on May 14, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Are you running the air conditioner with a generator? Will it go all night?

  29. Roger Ortiz on May 14, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I may have missed it but how are you powering the A/C

  30. xs750yamaha on May 14, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    This is ridiculous but i love it. Good job

  31. Phillip Stracner on May 14, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Just stay home!

  32. JAWmankato on May 14, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    How do you power that air conditioner?

  33. Derrick S. on May 14, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Great video

  34. juan amaya on May 14, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    You must have a very happy wife when you’ll go camping

  35. Crypto Currency on May 14, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Where are i getting 120v from?

  36. B. D. on May 14, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    My wife is going to hate my next project…lol. Thanks for this video.

  37. Ann H on May 14, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks! Perfect for Louisiana in the summer!

  38. Patrick Noland on May 14, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Stupid question but you obviously camp at a campground with electricity hookup???

  39. Jason Blair on May 14, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    We camp in summer have a small ac like yours. It’s a mesh tent. I use tarps under the rain fly and it holds the cold and heat in fairly well. The ac is a 3800 btu if I remember and a 10x 16 tent

  40. Judi Christopher on May 14, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    "Thumbs UP"

  41. Nate Roberts on May 14, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Wish i could afford that

  42. Allen Barry on May 14, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    First time viewer…..I really enjoyed this video. Nice setup will be getting the air conditioner! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

  43. 007mwn on May 14, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Do the Air tents need constant power to stay inflated or are the self sporting air chambers like a pump up kayak? Who needs a RV with this option? Oh NM found this

  44. Gordon litz on May 14, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    looks great

  45. Judi Christopher on May 14, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Do you know how many AMPs this is pulling… in other words, what size of a power station/generator would you need to buy to run this A/C?

  46. Simone Bacchini on May 14, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Why don’t you put a rifle as well in the dry zone?!

  47. Judi Christopher on May 14, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Excellent Video…
    Thank you so much for sharing this…
    So Excited to KNOW this…
    What kind of POWER STATION or Generator are you using to run this A/C?

  48. John Doe on May 14, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    most tents have mesh roofs now with a tarp over the top. not made for cold weather at all. your tent would be hot without an ac in it with it being fully enclosed but i’m sure it’s great for cold weather camping. problem with mesh tops is the ac unit would just blow the air right out of the top, just like with a heater.

  49. Charles Phillips on May 14, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    How many watts does the unit use?

  50. Knowledge applied is wisdom on May 14, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    🤷🏽‍♂️ where’s the hot wife? Oh he meant temperature how🤣😂🙄

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