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Old 06-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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Any one going out this weekend during these record temps? Here in St. Louis it was near 110F. Someone get me my jacket. Curious how various rigs handle the heat and how much of a performance drop off the modern a/c units have when the temps get above 95F.
With the current heat wave and subsequent high road surface temperatures, I am wondering if there has been a rise in the number of RV tire failures.

I haven't seen any reported in this thread yet.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #12
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We actually don't have any firm reservations for camping in July and August. We were new to this last year and went out a few times and found ourselves driving around in the truck to stay cool. A/C would catch up at night but during the day, never got fully comfortable. If we see a break in the weather we will go out someplace local. Next planned trip is Mt. Rushmore the week of Labor Day.
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I am interested in hearing how different rigs and their AC's handle the heat? Our cherokee grey wolf 28bh with a single 13.5k AC does great! Although its just parked in my driveway as we are waiting on baby #3 any day and can't camp until he/she shows up, with temps near 100' every day, we decided to turn on the AC. Just plugged into 20a, but it does very well with no shade at all. Inside stays at 76 and the AC cycles off.
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We actually don't have any firm reservations for camping in July and August. We were new to this last year and went out a few times and found ourselves driving around in the truck to stay cool. A/C would catch up at night but during the day, never got fully comfortable. If we see a break in the weather we will go out someplace local. Next planned trip is Mt. Rushmore the week of Labor Day.



We are the same way. Many years ago we learned that lesson well!! At least in the stick home I can clean out closets or get caught up on little things. Unless there is a break in the heat or we are at the lake with a shady campsite we don't make plans for July at all. August we will get out a little but will find shady campgrounds.

Just saw this morning that Missouri Conservation Dept placed a fire ban in all the state conservation areas for any type of woodfires. You can still use charcoal in a ring to cook with but that is it. Looks like the heat is here to stay for awile.
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