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Old 08-14-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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Water cooling ac units

I think we all can agree that the 13500 btu ac units standard on our Berkshire are undersized for extreme heat. We're in Phoenix awaiting a new OTD awning and temps are running in the 112+ range. Have any of you tried cooling the units with a spray of water?


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Old 08-15-2015, 02:35 PM   #2
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We added an 8000 btu Ac that vents out drivers window and helps a bit but all it proved to me was we need 45000 btu's in phoenix when temps are this hot. Or total shade on the entire vehicle. We live in phoenix so ... It's a dry heat my ...!!!


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Old 08-15-2015, 02:40 PM   #3
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:52 PM   #4
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That's nifty. I'm stuck in Phoenix till Tuesday for a new OTD awning that I ordered from Al's RV. Supposed to be delivered Monday PM. Install Tuesday then headed to altitude for some cooler weather.


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Old 08-15-2015, 03:15 PM   #5
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It wouldn't hurt to give it a try. Monitor your temperatures and see if you get any improvement. Make sure that the A/C unit drain is completely open and don't use much volume for the spray, or you may flood your interior.
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Yep next one you should get the two airs. Make a big difference. Later RJD
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Get three AC. At Goshen we had a chance to sit down with the powers that be in FR diesel. One of the discussions was cooling the MH. We strongly urged them to look at all aspects of cooling. Larger AC units and I feel more importantly doing a better job of identifying the hot spots and insulating them. Paying close attention to the front and rear cap and firewall. So much heat is allowed into the MH's that even 3 15000's would struggle to cool things. The engineer was interested in exploring that.
Hopefully they can make the new models more energy efficient.
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Yep next one you should get the two airs. Make a big difference. Later RJD

The Berkshires have two 13500 btu ac units. At 115 it's no help. Interior temps in the mid 90s.


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We added an 8000 btu Ac that vents out drivers window and helps a bit but all it proved to me was we need 45000 btu's in phoenix when temps are this hot. Or total shade on the entire vehicle. We live in phoenix so ... It's a dry heat my ...!!!


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Sounds like it's a little warm in Phoenix. I guess we'll wait a few weeks or so before we go back to Casa Grande.
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U.S. But it's a dry heat! Not!


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