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Old 02-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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Climate Controle While in Motion

Ok, So the family is thinking about getting our first motorhome. We have had many trailers and cabover campers in the past. I can't help but wonder how the motorhome could stay comfortable inside while driving in severe climates.
Does the chassis A/C and heater keep the whole camper comfortable on hot or cold days?
I would think that one would be forced into running the generator and camper A/C while moving if the outside air temperature is any higher the 80 deg.
I also think that the chassis engine heater would have to be a set to its highest temperature while driving in sub freeing temperatures. This option would melt the driver and passenger. Thus forcing the furnace to be on.

How are all of you coping with this?
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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The Solera isn't all that big so not as difficult to keep cool. Coming back from Zion last year we drove in >110 degree temps for several hours and didn't get uncomfortable. At one point it was 118.

We did have all the shades drawn. It might be a problem if you kept them all open.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:07 PM   #3
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We've had our Solera for two seasons now went to the south, west, north, east and back again all kinds of weather and have not had any problem with keeping the rig cool or warm while traveling.
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We never had a problem while under way, though were always driving in daytime. At night while camped during colder weather, we would hang a comforter tucked under the cabover bed and let it hang down thereby isolating the driver compartment from the living area. Doing this were able to keep coach warm with a small elec. heater at night and not have to use propane. I think if you were driving in extreme temperatures, this would work to keep the driver compartment warm/cool also.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #5
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On really cold days the dash heat will generally keep the whole unit warm though it takes a while and it is best to keep the any doors to unused parts closed. We received our 24R just before Christmas and took it on a 6000 km trip to the southern USA around Christmas. We never needed to run the furnace or heat pump while on the road.

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