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Old 07-19-2015, 12:39 AM   #71
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I tried to use reeferman but I guess it means something else to some

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Old 07-19-2015, 12:39 AM   #72
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I always leave mine on 70. I do turn off the water though just in case there is some kind of problem and generally will put down my canopy to prevent problems if we suddenly have a windstorm due to thunderclouds.

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Old 07-19-2015, 02:03 AM   #73
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YES we did in Mesa to keep the cat cool.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:23 AM   #74
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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.

They make a unit you can install so if the power goes out your generator automatically starts to run your a/c so your pets don't die.
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:28 AM   #75
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Oldcoot, why do you say that? It is proven it is more economical to leave the AC run than to shut it off and let it run constant to catch up. It might run 15 minutes out of an hour during the day but if you shut it off it might run three or four hours straight before it gets close to temperature.

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Old 07-19-2015, 09:55 AM   #76
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Oldcoot, why do you say that? It is proven it is more economical to leave the AC run than to shut it off and let it run constant to catch up. It might run 15 minutes out of an hour during the day but if you shut it off it might run three or four hours straight before it gets close to temperature.

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Leaving it at 70 all day as opposed to 80 for 8 hrs in an unoccupied camper is what I was talking about. It takes ours less than an hr to cool down. As for pets, 80 is not too hot for them IMO. Our dog goes out and lays in the sun with the temp @ 95+ for hours.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:38 PM   #77
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Leaving it at 70 all day as opposed to 80 for 8 hrs in an unoccupied camper is what I was talking about. It takes ours less than an hr to cool down. As for pets, 80 is not too hot for them IMO. Our dog goes out and lays in the sun with the temp @ 95+ for hours.
Mine likes the sun also. You got to remember their body temp is 3 to 4 degrees high than ours,

80 is acceptable. I thought you meant they should shut it off. On a day like today my trailer could easily reach 95 or better, and to make the trailer comfortable would easily take 3 to 4 hours if not longer. That would not be good for any animal, 2 legged or not!

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Old 07-19-2015, 04:23 PM   #78
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I might possibly agree with this if it is left "vacant" for a day(s).
But, would it be considered "vacant" if you went for a walk, trip to the store, etc?

I'd have to have that clarified by the manager of the park.

I have stayed at parks in the past that charged extra to use electric heaters/AC.

Hey, it is their park, you are just a paid guest.

If you want to live by your rules don't stay on someone else's property.

But for a few hours, leave the AC on but leave it at a higher(maybe 4-5*) temp.
OK, I've thought about something else:

If you paid for the site, what difference does it make whether you are there or not? The nightly rate is calculated(somehow) by how much water, sewer, and A/C is used by an average camper.

It would probably be cooler inside anyway without people producing body heat.

The AC wouldn't have to run/work as much with doors staying closed.
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We always keep our A/C on.
This year, we discovered this:
Amazon.com: Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Wireless Mini Dehumidifer: Home & Kitchen
They are cheaper than two bags of Damp-Rid and are renewable without the mess!
Best thing we have ever found to control humidity!
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