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Old 09-27-2015, 11:55 AM   #11
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When was the last time VA had 45 straight days of 100+ temps with night temps in the high 80"s? The number of days does matter.

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Old 09-27-2015, 02:32 PM   #12
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We have traveled all over Canada and the US in a semi and never had water actually running down the windows on the inside until we started going to Laredo. We have had to use a hair drier to melt the ice buildup on the air intake side of the AC. Only had that happen once on the east coast and it was during a rain storm.

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Old 09-27-2015, 03:48 PM   #13
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It's not just humidity that will impact you. In fact, with AC running, I personally don't feel humidity impacts you at all. Having grown up in Texas and living in Florida for the last 17 years, I can tell you that there are other things that make it much harder to cool in Texas or Florida than Virginia, for example. In Florida, the UV is beyond belief. If you can get in the shade, most days in Florida are actually quite pleasant. Nights, too, as the evening breeze picks up and the sun is gone. In Texas, you not only gave to deal with sun and no shade, you have an almost constant wind that's like an open oven door. Also, it can still be in the 90's well after 10 PM each night. Before factory AC was standard in cars, we had to be sure we always left a window cracked in summer or it could actually blow a windshield right out of the car. Yes, it can be hot in VA, but I will tell it's not like Texas.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:20 PM   #14
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A simple math answer - there are greater and lesser degrees of 100.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:47 PM   #15
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In my experience, areas like Texas, NM, and AZ have light-colored ground which reflects extra sunlight onto the side of the RV In effect you can get a double dose of BTUs. As mentioned above, the higher temps at night do not allow the heat that has built up during the day to dissipate, so the whole RV gets heat soaked.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:31 PM   #16
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Well, mide as well have two ranges, two hot water heaters, two tow vehicles, two water pumps, two toilets, ........... Geeze.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:43 PM   #17
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Just to be clear that I'm not criticizing those who do have two air conditioners, I wish I had two, but I have never looked at a trailer I liked that had two, and I am too impatient to order a custom trailer. The reason I would like two units, though, is not for the cooling efficiency, rather, for the peace of mind of having a spare in case one of them quit working.

Interesting, I thought (2) AC's were part of the Diamond Package. What service does yours have 30 or 50 amp? I bought my off the dealers lot (2) AC's and 50 amp..just figured that how they all were.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:53 PM   #18
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In the northern part of the country, while it does get hot during the day it at least cools down in the evening. In florida if it's 91 degrees during the day, it might cool down to 84 at night. Not much of a difference. Also with the humidity being terrible 24/7, that doesn't help either. Most of the trailers sold down here have 15kbtu rather than the 13.5 kbtu's, and believe me it helps
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:03 PM   #19
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x2 and correctly so. Add in the absorbed radiant energy in all these new darker brown ( instead of white) RVs. I bought mine with the 13.5K instead of the 15K and wish I'd have considered that more carefully.
I have been evaluating a electronic( peltier) dehumidifier understanding the latent heat of vaporization concept. We're getting a little late in the season for high heat and humidity in this area. But, we are running the heat and what I notice is that this past weekend I can pull about 16 oz/ day out of the air and I don't see the condensation on the windows in the am.
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:11 PM   #20
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Isn't 100 degrees there the same as 100 degrees here...and everywhere? What am I missing?

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