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Old 06-26-2015, 01:01 PM   #11
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I leave the roof vents open. It lets the heat rise up and out. I have installed the max air 2 covers so I don't have to worry about the rain. I also have covers over the skylights and shades pulled. It's unplugged, batteries turned off and slides in. No problems. We are in Georgia.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:00 PM   #12
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In the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the summer I would most definitely leave the AC on. I live in SE Texas and that is what I do. If you don't it can easily go to 120 degrees in your RV. My ACs stay on set at about 80 any time the RV is not in use. Good Luck
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:12 PM   #13
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I am in south Florida where it gets real hot and real humid. Mine is covered until we leave for our summer trips but I leave the vents open as well as having a floor fan at the back pushing air forward and the up and out the front vent. It sits from October til July.

My thinking is that by having the air move through it prevents it from getting musty while it sits for long periods of time. I've been running the same fan for over 3 years now.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:50 PM   #14
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Thank you all so much for your responses, I have learned so much form this site and from all of you.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:15 PM   #15
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I agree with dj3spots, put MaxxAir covers on your roof vents and you can leave your roof vents open even if it rains. I forgot to close my bathroom vent last trip out and after we got home we got over 2 inches of rain overnight. Checked the bathroom the next day and it was dry as a bone due to the MaxAir. Now I have one on both roof vents and leave them over for circulation.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:55 PM   #16
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I also just leave the roof vents open. Both vents have covers so i don't worry about rain. I also have cardboard on the windows inside to keep the sun from fading and drying out the interior.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:35 AM   #17
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You may want to look @ installing vent covers,,, unless you have them,,, I just had 2 installed on out Sunseeker,,, so we can leave the vents open,,, I went with the Fantastic Vent Cover over the Fantastic Fan,,, it looks as if that cover allows more air flow,,, you can find a video on-line,,, I had the cheaper Max-Air vent installed on the back vent !!!


Cardboard in the windows also !!!
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:43 PM   #18
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Thank you all so much for your responses, I have learned so much form this site and from all of you.
I'm going to be in the same situation as you very soon. I'm in Corpus Christi and the weather is pretty much identical as it is in the RGV (where I travel for business every week). I'm also concerned about the heat. Then again, all the dealerships keep their new units fully exposed to the sun and heat until they sell them. Before we purchased our Vibe we looked at a Salem at Gooding RV in McAllen and also Ron Hoover in Weslaco. Both had been closed up all day and were hot but relatively comfortable considering the 100 degree day it was (around 2pm). So, I'm not that concerned about mine sitting out. I may eventually put it under a covered storage area, but probably not for the first 6months.
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Sounds like a Big Bucket of Damp Rid works when closed up in high humidity areas ???
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:18 AM   #20
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Here in the Central Valley of California we are in week two of 100 degree days. I also have Maxxair vent covers and leave the vents open to allow the heat to escape. My trailer is covered with a Classic Accessories Polypro cover, mainly for U.V. protection. The cover does reduce the interior temp somewhat. We have a dry heat, but I still use a dehumidifier and leave the fridge and freezer doors propped open. No power to the trailer and my batteries are on my garage shelf on a Battery Tender.
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