20 person A/C Tent Help Needed!

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20 person A/C Tent Help Needed!

Postby danpsaxe » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:15 pm

Hi everyone. I'm gifting my camp a 20 person (approximately) A/C Tent to use during the day to get some zz's after those long nights/early mornings. I'd love to hear any suggestions you have regarding what would be the best option. Some specific questions:

1. What material would you suggest for this tent/dome to both keep the cold air in, and dust out?
2. What is the best A/C unit to use given such a large space? Or would 2 units be better?

Thanks so much everyone. Please come by Ofosho at 5:00 and F for some A/C snuggles!

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Re: 20 person A/C Tent Help Needed!

Postby some seeing eye » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:38 pm

The best solution to this problem is renting an insulated refrigerated trailer or a refrigerated cargo container. Some run on diesel and some plug into shore power. One year there was one with a daytime dance party. You can haul a few camp's worth of stuff to and from the event too. Likely you would need to contract with outside services to deliver and pick up.
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Re: 20 person A/C Tent Help Needed!

Postby Popeye » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:18 pm

That would work but the tare (empty weight) of a 20' is about 5000 pounds, a 40' is about 10,000 pounds. There probably aren't a lot of forklifts on playa that can handle a 40'er, both weight considerations and fork length.
Maybe talk to the Orgy Dome to see what they are doing for AC.
I wonder how many Box Coolers (large Figjam) it would take to cool the tent?
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Re: 20 person A/C Tent Help Needed!

Postby some seeing eye » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:03 pm

There are a lot of new container pick up and drop off systems that don't need a crane or a forklift. The dance party was in a parked 53' wheeled trailer, so ramp or stairs up.
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Re: 20 person A/C Tent Help Needed!

Postby EGAZ » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:52 pm

I wonder how many Box Coolers (large Figjam) it would take to cool the tent?

Its all a matter square footage & cfm. But when you get to that size just grab a used home swampy, (proper size) and duct it in. No need to build one that big.
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Re: 20 person A/C Tent Help Needed!

Postby Token » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:05 am

Dan darling, only three options here.

1 you are a troll
2 you are naive as fuck
3 you are filthy rich

If number 1, good one. Subtle.

If number 2, it is fantastic you are getting this idea going so early, you know, so you got time to figure it all out. You are asking for 2018, right?

If number 3, tell us your budget, preferably tens of thousands of dollars, hundreds would be even better, and we can point you in the right direction.

Good luck with your dreams and fantasies.


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