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Old 06-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #31
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Just finished a hot humid weekend in MI. 92 and humid. We were in FULL sun. Put the A/C on and it cooled just fine. Yes, keep blinds closed. Yes, kept running thru the night, even when it did get cooler outside, so it wouldn't have to 'catch up'.

Other tip - close off the vents to the bedroom - where the t-stat is. It will direct the cold air to the room you're in (living/kitchen area), plus the t-stat won't turn 'off' the a/c when the bedroom gets to temp, but more when the rest of the trailer gets to temp.

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Old 06-13-2016, 01:23 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by wana65stang View Post
Yes we take up a lot of sites , but look how much money we are pumping into your economy , I know the owners of the camp grounds never say no to our cash
And they multiply the summer rate by 3 or 4 times as well.

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Old 06-13-2016, 03:08 PM   #33
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Were on a trip last year and stopped in Vegas; we had the front 13.5K BTU unit break a condenser fan the day we got there. Luckily it was only 104 that day The 15K unit main unit "kinda" kept it livable. Full sun all day, but it cooled all the way down to the low 90's at night! Brrrr... the AC would finally cycle off about 3 AM. Finally replaced the fan blade late Saturday afternoon; it took about 4 hours of constant running for both units to cool enough that they shut off for a while. Kept the shades down, put the silver thermofoil stuff in any window we could, sadly the awning was on the morning side not the late afternoon side; kinda like an Easy Bake oven inside. Finally left Vegas on Sunday, it was supposed to hit 108 that day, and headed to Death Valley...where it was a balmy 96! It did feel cooler anyway. Wasn't a big thing, the casinos are kept really cool inside!
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:15 PM   #34
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According to the DW, its never to hot to GO CAMPING!!! As long as there's a pool are lake to swim in and shade.
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:27 PM   #35
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Never to hot.. I might do the AC insulation idea. We have tinted windows in the main bed areas and bunks. Made reflextice covers for the vents and shower skylight. Also made covers for all windows as well. I will also run a dehumidifier as well with the AC. Seems to make it feel cooler by getting the 900% humidity out of the trailer. I try to keep the awning down as well. We also made plexiglass covers for the main door so I can leave it open to the outside but keep the air inside.

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Old 06-13-2016, 03:36 PM   #36
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All of this IS the reason I won't own another with one a/c unit. We had one and made it, but when it's a hundred outside and evening set-up it takes most of the night to cool off... Makes it rough. I have taken it a day early just to stop the 90 inside temp set-up. Still better to suffer that and not go to me.

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Old 06-13-2016, 06:05 PM   #37
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Another 261bhxl here. 13.5k a/c. About 200 sq ft cabin area. 97F ambient at 4:30 pm. Full Sun. Cabin 102F. One hour later 84F. Two hours later 75F which is where it is set.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:43 PM   #38
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My husband and I camp almost always in Texas. Our old trailer had one a/c unit and we were comfortable in all months except August and early September. If your destination is close, cool the trailer down before you leave, if possible. Buy the cushions for the vents. A lot of heat comes in through those. We covered our front door window with one of those aluminum window covers they sell at the camper places. We also tried to cover the skylight in the shower, to no avail. We ran two fans in the trailer to move the air around.

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Old 06-13-2016, 06:58 PM   #39
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I live in SW Florida. It is 95 everyday for 5 or 6 months. We camp and stay cool. We have a 15k ac. Keeps it very comfortable. My wife has a small fan in the bedroom that blows on her. We keep the air at about 75. No problem.

Our only fear is leaving our dogs for a short time. If the air quit they would overheat in a short time. We use our cellphones to keep an eye on them. One phone is used as the camera the other the viewer. We use an app called Albert to do this. I put a large thermometer in view of the camera so I can check it. We can also hear them if the bark and we can talk to them if necessary. You have to keep the camera phone plugged into power. It will run the battery down pretty fast if you don't.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:25 PM   #40
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This is off the original subject.

I looked for the app you mentioned in the Android app store. Didn't find Albert. Is it Alfred?

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