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Old 06-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Letting The A/C Run

We are going on a trip this next weekend where we will be leaving the campground for a good share of the day for some sightseeing. Would it be best to shut the A/C off when we're not around the camper or do most people let it run. After seeing the video of the RV burning up at the cabelas parking lot has me slightly paranoid about leaving stuff on when there's no one around.

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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Personally, I turn it off but I have a smaller trailer and I found it doesn't take much to cool it down when we get back.

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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I leave mine on. If it's going to burn so be long as no one is in it. I don't think you can constantly worry about what "might" happen. Enjoy while you can. JMHO
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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I leave mine run. I will turn the thing down so that it's not cold in there but not blazing hot either.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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We always leave ours running, never had an issue.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
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We leave the A/C on when we're gone, always have, never had a problem yet. We're on our third fifth wheel.

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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I would leave it on.
My nephew in phoenix turned the A/C off in his condo when he went on a short trip. He came home to exploded aerosol cans and it took almost 2 days for the place to cool off again.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #8
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Run it.

As said before, You will drive yourself absolutly bonkers if you start worrying about all the potential problems that might happen. I know I have camped out a hundred times, with probalby an average of 50 units at each campground, and I have never, not once seen a unit catch fire.

Have good insurance and quit looking for things to worry about.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:09 AM   #9
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I would leave it on. We leave ours on, but in the intense heat, our A/C has trouble keeping the camper cool, let alone cooling it off from 90+ degrees.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:25 AM   #10
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Yeah, set the thermostat to a reasonable temperature and leave it on.

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