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Old 07-28-2016, 09:08 PM   #1
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Keeping Cool in the Boondocks

There have been posts regarding the summer heat and we had good results with an evaporative cooler that we used during our time in the Rockies. That unit was originally for our Aliner. I have put together a larger unit that I hope will cool the entire camper (Vibe 6501).
The panel fastens into the camper window with the Fantastic Fan pulling air from outside, through the aspen media which is enclosed in the laundry hamper, er, heat exchange box. A small fountain pump circulates the water to keep the media wet. Everything runs on 12v so we can keep cool when dry camping.
This will only work in low humidity conditions (< 50%). Typical temperature differential is about 20 degrees between outside air and cooler discharge. Out in Utah, with temps around 90 and humidity in the teens the air at the outlet measured 60F!
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:20 PM   #2
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Great mod. What is "aspen media?"
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:42 PM   #3
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Common in Western states where they often have these coolers for their homes. The media, which must be replaced periodically, is sold in pads. Made from shredded aspen wood.
Shop Aspen Snow-Cool Aspen Wood Evaportative Cooler Replacement Pad at Lowes.com
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:53 PM   #4
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Is that like a swamp cooler?


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That is a swamp cooler.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:07 PM   #6
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Common in Western states where they often have these coolers for their homes. The media, which must be replaced periodically, is sold in pads. Made from shredded aspen wood.
Shop Aspen Snow-Cool Aspen Wood Evaportative Cooler Replacement Pad at Lowes.com
Thanks. Doubt it would help me here in Illinois. 75% humidity.
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