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Old 06-29-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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AC runs hard to beat the heat

So the last time out we were at gulf shores state park and it was hot and humid! Spent the time in the pool to keep cool. I have a new solaire 26bhsk and the AC had a hard time of it. I searched and read that 10-15 degrees difference appears to be as good as it will get and to tell the truth at night it drove me under the covers but during the heat of the day it was warm in the camper, not as much as outdoors but still warm. So headed back to gulf shores for 4th of july and there are no trees due to hurricanes. I have two sun tarps i am going to string along the slide to break the sun there which should help, but, i thought of running my wifes sprinkler soaker hose across the roof to help cool down the hot roof some. think it will help or will people just look at me crazy. ( they probably do anyway so who cares!
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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I know what you mean! I end up closing all the shades in the camper, and I make sure the foam inserts are in all the fan cut outs, and I keep the door closed to the bedroom and the garage. It helps a lot, but the air runs nearly non stop during a really hot day. I run the ceiling fan, plus one in the bedroom as well. One time I turned the air conditioner on in the bedroom trying to help the main living area....it was nice and cool in the bedroom for sure!

Sprinkler on the roof huh? Hmmmm now that's creative!
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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I have a Solaire 269 bhdsk, I insulated all the windows and it a world of a difference!!!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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I have a Solaire 269 bhdsk, I insulated all the windows and it a world of a difference!!!!
How?
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:25 AM   #5
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Went to lowes and got a 24"x 25' roll of foil/bubble insulation and cut to fit all my windows. Vents all have insulation and shower skylight. It made a world of difference.
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Simple and effective, I like that. Did you velcro in place or secure it in some way?
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:48 AM   #7
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I used double sided tape except on windows of main slide, for those the blinds hold them in position (even during travel) yet I can easily remove if we want blinds open/natural light. Example during spring/fall I remove or I'm in a site with nice shade.
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Very good idea.
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We went to gulf shores last summer and dealt with the same thing. 2 - 15k units on a 36' class a, ran ALL day non stop, but at night you'd freeze. On the reflective bubble insulation, we just cut them a shade bigger than the window and they wedge in there quite nicely. All but one window in our MH is covered. Also insulated the AC return air box with the stuff, put on with spray adhesive. Makes the unit run more efficient. Our skylight is painted and insulated to block all light and heat there, plus all roof vents have MaxxAir II covers and pillow insulators. Ours will keep it at 70 deg in 100 deg weather now. One picture below of the AC return air box. You can see the skylight mod in my photo album.
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Awesome. I have tons of that bubble insulation left from my Air Conditioner Mod.
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