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Old 05-28-2018, 08:26 PM   #1
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Air left on while storing?

When not in use, our Shamrock 233s is kept in a covered storage bay at a local storage facility. The facility provides free 110 power. We live in Alabama so temps can reach 90+ throughout the summer. I considered turning our AC on but setting the thermostat at a high temp so that the air conditioner would occasionally kick on and circulate air but not run all the time. I'd appreciate any constructive input on this issue and whether I'm nuts for even considering this. Thanks! James

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Old 05-28-2018, 08:30 PM   #2
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Free electric, sounds like a great idea to keep ahead and some de-humdification. I would set fan for low setting to assist with this.

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Old 05-28-2018, 10:19 PM   #3
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I set mine at 90 degrees just to keep it from getting extremely hot.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:22 AM   #4
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If you decide to leave AC on, I would make sure owners are fine with this as usually it is only for keeping battery charged. Also that you have at least a dedicated 15 amp receptacle with a dedicated 15 amp breaker for your unit as if others are hook up to same circuit, it might trip breaker and then you will come back to a dead AC and battery.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:39 AM   #5
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Iíd be worried about the load on the A/C compressor, both for possibly tripping the circuit as well as the extra cycles with it kicking on and off.

An alternative would be to replace your vents with one of those fantastic fans that runs on a thermostat. You could set it to come on if it gets too hot so it draws the hot air out. Lower amperage and lower cost to replace down the line if it wears out.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:44 AM   #6
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That's a perfect way to do it. We set our home to 84 when we leave for the summer. I wish we could do it in MA in the winter but they shut the park down and turn off the electric.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:57 PM   #7
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year round use

I am a firm believer in things that are used fare much better than just sitting idle. I always run my ac during the summer at a 85-90 degree setting. This keeps the ac compressor moving and the interior of trailer from stagnation. I also run heat during the winter to do the same. A ceramic heater set for 45 and the furnace set for 35. I also use my refrigerator year round as a spare. I think the use has prolonged the life and durability of the appliances and certainly help the trailer interior to stay fresher.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:11 PM   #8
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We store our fifth wheel at home with a designated outlet outside. Even though we pay for the electric we set the thermostat in the 80s so we can keep it from being so hot (SC) and can keep food in the pantry wo worries.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:01 PM   #9
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Leave AC On

Even though I pay for the electricity (I store at home in Central Florida with a full 30amp circuit), I leave the AC on 24/7/365. Does not seem to cost much. I could be wrong, but I think it is better for the AC system to keep it running and better for everything in the 5er to keep the humidity down.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:26 PM   #10
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Our neighbors advised us to keep the house A/C set to turn on when we travel ( we set it at 84 ). They took a trip for 3 months a few years back, turned their A/C OFF, and came back to mold & mildew in the house ( very humid here ). I can see the same happening to an RV sitting for extended periods in high humidity. I also agree with Jfoxx about things getting "used". About every two weeks, I go and "exorcise" everything that moves ( A/C units, slide outs, awnings, windows, etc. ).



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