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Old 06-26-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Any tips on keeping TT cool?

It's going to be crazy hot at the ranch tomorrow...somewhere around 107. By the time I get there at about 5:30pm the TT will have been baking in the sun all day, so cooling it down will be a challenge.

I know the first tip is to park it in the shade, but that's not an option on this tree-sparse property.

Other suggestions?

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Old 06-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Don't know that I can offer much of any suggestion there. Reflective window treatments can help some, but as you say, the whole unit is just going to be hot period given the fact that it has been sitting in the sun all day. In getting ready for this weekend with temps near 100 here in Colorado, I turned the A/C to just above 80 and started the fridge. At least that way, the furnishings and the like won't be scorching hot when I get to the campground hopefully and it will cool down a litte more quickly.

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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Helps to cool it faster by opening the vents when you first turn on the AC. Other than that, I've got nothin'. Sorry!
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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Put your awnings out to keep the sun off the camper. Of course keep the doors and blinds shut as much as possible. or be like us and rock 3 ACs.... Mama doesn't like to be hot!!! Good luck and stay cool. Plenty of fluids
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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Extra fans for breeze and to circulate the A/C? Breeze at least gives you the perception of coolness. I also like the suggestion of vents open to help pull out hot air (rises) while the cool air is replacing it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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Is shore water an option? If so, use a trick I have given folks back when ex and I owned an AC business; Put a hose on the roof of those soaker hoses...since the area you're trying to cool is much smaller.

There's an auto parts store here in town that actually uses a sprinkler system on their roof and reclaims/recycles the water.

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #7
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If you have running water, hose down the top and sunny side for 20-30 minutes while a/c is running. The cool water will help cool the top and sides so a/c can work faster.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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When you get there, turn the A/C on and then go for a ride. Kill time at a walmart or somewhere cool, have an Ice Cream cone, then go to the trailer and take a "cold" shower, leave your hair wet (or damp). You can even get under the spray nozzle on the end of your water hose, A few quick squirts in the air should cool you down. Then go inside, You'll be much cooler while your trailer cools down.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:03 PM   #9
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Go to a box store and pick up a roll of this: Shop Reflectix 25-ft x 24-in Reflective Insulation at

Cut to the size of your window(s) and insert them between the glass and the blinds/drapes. Don't forget to put some between the dome and flat plastic in the bath skylight (close to the dome as possible). We were able to get the inside temp down to 75 degrees (65 at night) when it was 102/90% humidity with only 1 (13.5) AC and we had 33' of trailer to cool. The only drawback is you have to use your interior lights as the RV will be very dark.
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Reflectix does help cut the inside temp down, but, in another RV we had, it also collected condensation between it and the window. You might try the solar screening that is used in homes (makes the windows on the outside look black). This is rated for different percentages - I've used both 70% and 90%. For our TT, I use the 90% . It's lightweight, works well and allows air through so no condensation.

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