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Old 07-18-2015, 04:04 PM   #51
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mine stays on most of the summer in the yard since we keep it fully stocked and ready to go. Plus, if we want to go out there to clean, restock, or just tinker, it's not 100+ in there. Set on 85, so doesn't have to work too hard, just don't tell OldCoot
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:04 PM   #52
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:13 PM   #53
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CG we stayed at earlier this summer had this in their rules/regs:

"A/C units are not to be running when unit is vacant."
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:29 PM   #54
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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, 04:37 PM   #55
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We have a tree farm, hay field and make plenty of oxygen to off set anything we burn. We even own a wildlife management area. We can off set any fossil fuel we use so we do. How many people can say that? Run your a/c I can offset the fossils burnt for a lot of RV folks. Enjoy the cool air.
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:38 PM   #56
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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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Just for clarification I'm from Canada and A/C obviously not as great an issue up here. Common sense should prevail and different circumstances warrant different practices.

We were at Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque in early October last year. 2000 site full "campground" with almost all sites no electrical service. I'd guess over a 1000 of those camped had their A/C and generators cycling on & off day and night. Against rules at night but nobody to enforce rules. Watch out for CO poisoning from your camping neighbors too. Only time ever in 4 years CO detector went off. We left the next day.

Also only a handful of porta potties for all to "share"

Balloon Fiesta was amazing though.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:32 PM   #57
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Definitely! It also helps your refrigerator.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:35 PM   #58
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CG we stayed at earlier this summer had this in their rules/regs:

"A/C units are not to be running when unit is vacant."
I don't think that's the CG's business! They just want to keep their electricity bills low, they don't care if you have to sit in an oven for an hour before the camper cools off.
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RCE we are going to balloon festival this year. Did you need air conditioning when you were there...I was told that I needed to pack warmer clothes because of elevation and being in October . I live in northern California and by then I will have had more than enough time in the heat.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:04 PM   #60
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Actually we thought the temperature was quite pleasant but lots were using their A/C during the day. Harder to tell at night due to all the generator noise. Definitely t shirt & shorts during the day was our experience. Send me a message if I can answer any other questions you may have about the Fiesta (don't call it a festival as the locals seemed to get pissed off! It's a Fiesta!


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