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Old 07-18-2015, 01:11 PM   #41
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:25 PM   #42
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I tend to leave mine on at a very low setting when electrical is available. What annoys me is those who leave theirs running day and/or night seemingly powered by a noisy, exhaust spewing generator right next to my unit. Actually had my CO detector go off when camping in an unserviced "campground" last fall in just such a scenario. My wife heard it, I didn't. Thanks to my wife I'm still alive, but she missed out on the life insurance payout, just barely!

Ok. I am old and fat... People use "un-serviced" campgrounds in the summer? The temps here are 95+ from May sometime till end of September....fluctuates here and there...humidity is VERY high here. Friend of mine says it's the b-hole of the USA...we only have 6-8 weeks of good weather. Too hot then too cold.

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Old 07-18-2015, 01:25 PM   #43
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Here is the big problem, first a TT in not insulated like a home or have an A/C that can bring down the temps for hours. As soon as your interior's heat up like sofa's, beds and any other furniture heats up it take 2 to 3 times as long to bring them down from the heat gain. Talk about GREEN it is better to have a unit cycle at 78 then try and bring down a unit from that heat gain. So really it's not green to shut it off. You will use more electric to try and bring it down then having it cycle. You can't compare a house with 5 tons of A/C to a trailer barely insulated and only a 15,000 btu unit compared to a 60,000 BTU unit at home. Your pulling 14 amps of 110v compared to 18 amps at 220 volts. Tell me which is more greener? If people are worried about being Green you would not own a MH with 7 mpg or a 5th wheel with 11 mpg. You can only take green so far.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:53 PM   #44
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Takes too long to cool if you don't maintain some coolness.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:01 PM   #45
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Takes ours about an hour to cool down to a reasonable comfort level.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:09 PM   #46
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Oh you don't need A/C just turn it off when you get back just open the Windows and let the breeze blow through. LOL Take a cool bath or stay in the river cooling off, you'll be fine. What's a little sweat, drink plenty of water fall temps are on the way and should be here by November. LOL
if your already paying for the shore power then use it. If you want to boondock without a/c then why pay for a camp site leave the shore power for us that like the a/c. We didn't bring our house on wheels to luxury camp without a/c. LOL my tent camping days have long since past.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:14 PM   #47
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Yes, leave it on, but turn the fan to high, don't leave it on automatic. The fan will run continuously, but the compressor will go on and off as needed. Your A/C will work much better and have less chance of icing up. In the evening, when the temp and humidity drops, turn the fan back to auto.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:34 PM   #48
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We have pets so it stays on all the time.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:38 PM   #49
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:57 PM   #50
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Air on all day.

I certainly hope you will be using shore power. Running your generator for 8 hours in a park wouldn't be very neighborly. I know one lady who did because she didn't want to pay the additional electric. The neighbors and park owner were waiting for her. I'm not sure I would want my generator running for 8 straight hours. Nor am I sure I would trust the lives of our dog and cat to it.

We full-time with a small dog and a cat. We have been in a number of private campgrounds where the electric hasn't been upgraded to keep pace with the increasing loads modern and larger RVs put on these systems. We have Progressive electrical monitoring and protection. A few times the original voltage in a couple of parks was marginal to begin with. We have had the breaker at the source and the breaker in the rig blow though we are very careful what we have running at any given time and what the startup surges are.The fault is the load up the line.

If those breakers blow, your pets will die. During extreme heat we never leave the animals for more than 4 hours with the ac on and then we leave 2 portable, low-load fans running. During torrid heatwaves we don't leave them alone at all.

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