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Old 07-05-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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4th of July - boy was it hot!!

Like most places it's been very hot here in SoCal. Arrived at the cg around 3pm and started setting up camp. At 3:30pm the power went out in both campgrounds (I'm in the new area). I was happy that I had recently got a power surge protector despite the cost. While I did have a plug in fan running the A/C was off.

One of my campsite neighbor said his buddy lost the A/C unit the day before. It seems that there been several brownouts and blackout here. In the older cg the sewer system was out of service too along with the power blackout. The park closed the restrooms and the water splash area was affected because of the pumps and no power.

Had a good view of the fireworks which seemed to had ended without the big display. About 90 minutes later the fireworks started up again after they got the fire out. During part 2 of the fireworks a fire broke out on the other side of the hill. Once I could see the fire engines lights I felt better about going to bed.

Ok, here is where I'm going to comment upon the noise at bedtime. 11:15 pm and a brunch of young kids were still out riding bikes, screaming and playing loud. Around 11:30pm I heard another campsite say very loudly "Guess we have to listen to this all night". Don't think the parents heard because they were as loud as the kids and were around their trailer about 8 sites down.

Around 9am this morning we got the power back on. My A/C unit really works well. No problem with it cooling off the tt. I am looking at this experience as a pre-start to dry camping
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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Hot in NY

It was even hot here in Western New York. We upgraded the A/C when we ordered our Flagstaff 829FKS. Everyone calls it the meat locker because it cools so easily.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:20 PM   #3
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Where were you in SoCal? We we're out at Park Moabi (the river at the CA/AZ border) and it was 123.6 in the shade (that's where we keep the digital thermometer).
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #4
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We went camping over the 4th and it was hot here in Texas. 80's at 6am and 103 @ 5pm. I took my thermal temp gun and it was 118 on the dirt . We had a great time even if it was HOT.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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we stayed in Fort Wayne Indiana with a group at the Johnny Appleseed city park campground. it got up in the high 80's. had a great view of the fireworks from the campground. great bike trails along the river and the zoo was awesome.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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Where were you in SoCal? We we're out at Park Moabi (the river at the CA/AZ border) and it was 123.6 in the shade (that's where we keep the digital thermometer).
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We went camping over the 4th and it was hot here in Texas. 80's at 6am and 103 @ 5pm. I took my thermal temp gun and it was 118 on the dirt . We had a great time even if it was HOT.
Ok, compaired to your temperatures I got off easy with 98* inside the trailer. I had the pleasure of setting up in the afternoon sun but was wise enough to put on sun screen. However, the next day I just tried to stay out of the sun but got sunburn anyway. It must had been the reflection off the concrete pad.


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we stayed in Fort Wayne Indiana with a group at the Johnny Appleseed city park campground. it got up in the high 80's. had a great view of the fireworks from the campground. great bike trails along the river and the zoo was awesome.
Sounds like a good choice - wished I was a bit wiser. The river sounds nice too (love the water!). Next year I will head to the beach or to the mountains where it's cooler.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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Where were you in SoCal? We we're out at Park Moabi (the river at the CA/AZ border) and it was 123.6 in the shade (that's where we keep the digital thermometer).

Sorry - I forgot to answer your question. I stayed at Cottonwood at Rancho Jurupa in Riverside. This park has two campgrounds and I opted for the newer one. I live in the Inland Empire area.

BTW- How did you not melt in that extreme heat?
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:09 PM   #8
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Was 98 degrees in Branson, MO last weekend. We only have 1 A/C in the TT, but supplemented with a small window fan blowing across the floor from Walmart. Keeps the cool air stirred up and our doggy appreciates it greatly.
Did more swimming than fishing at Table Rock Lake here, lake water was warm like bath water. Caught a nice breeze on the boat though!
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:28 PM   #9
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I brought along a tower fan to supplement the A/C too. The next day when the CG power came back on I found I like the combination of using both together and seperate. There are times I wanted the colder A/C and times I rather wanted only the fan like at bedtime.

A boat sounds like fun and the breeze must had been unbeatable. There was a lake at the cg but I don't think swimming was allowed - just fishing.
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The high that day in Anacortes was 74 degrees, with clear skies and a gentle breeze.
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