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Old 07-30-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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Texas Heat Test for our PUGs

Yesterday: Texas; 100 degrees; 4pm; bunk open and facing the western sun. Pug on open bunk; inserts in all the windows. With this setup we may try camping in Texas during the early summer and Fall other wise were heading for the mountains. August and September in Wyoming then Colorado, and working our way in late September to Southern New Mexico.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:04 PM   #2
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Do you have a 13,500 or 15,000 BTU AC?
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:03 PM   #3
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Let me see if I have this correct. Outside temp: 100. Inside thermostat set to 70. Air out of the AC is ~55. Temp on the deployed bunk with the PUGs/etc is 82. Do you have any idea how warm it would be without the PUGs? Any idea of the inside temp if you "turtled" during the heat of the day?
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Yea, I would be curious what it would be without the PUGs. I have seen plenty from those on here, I have not seen the window inserts. Good idea.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:40 PM   #5
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Pugs at 100 degrees

We are looking at 100+ for all next week. I'll see if I can come up with several other scenarios.

My idea (just the wife and me) is to sleep in the bunk that opposite the direct sun but the suggestion to stay "turtled" during the heat of the day is the best approach.
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PUG in Tx heat

In our past pop-top days the thing we found most useful to get either hot or cold air to the end bunks was a small 12" revolving fan. Set it inside nearest where the ac unit is blowing its air and aim the fan, letting it revolve, towards the bunk. You will be amazed how much cooler you will feel in the bunk.
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I can't believe what a difference the ecofoil/reflectix makes as well. Getting my first real heat test and even with my 13.5 ac it is downright cold in here!
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In our past pop-top days the thing we found most useful to get either hot or cold air to the end bunks was a small 12" revolving fan. Set it inside nearest where the ac unit is blowing its air and aim the fan, letting it revolve, towards the bunk. You will be amazed how much cooler you will feel in the bunk.
all FR hybrids come with bunk fan/light combos, from the factory. they will do the same thing, draw cooler air into the tent end.

so, no need to buy separate fans.
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all FR hybrids come with bunk fan/light combos, from the factory. they will do the same thing, draw cooler air into the tent end.



so, no need to buy separate fans.

Unless you actually want a fan that's quiet.
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Texas heat can be difficult. There is no such thing as to much A/C in Texas. LOL Fans help also but a camp way north in the mountains is better if your retired. Then winter in Texas cause we don't see much winter. We have Summer, post summer, spring, then Summer LOL today there's a cold front cause it's only 97 so far. Laying around in a river all day helps. LOL
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