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Old 06-26-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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Keeping tag along cool while towing.

Hey... in this hot weather my 21DS gets pretty warm inside while towing. Any thoughts and tips on how to keep it a bit cooler would be appreciated. I know you're supposed to have windows closed to keep road dust out of camper... hmmmm.. what say you?
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:46 AM   #2
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Our dogs ride in the trailer while we travel due to space and allergy constraints in the TV. We confine them to a small area and turn on camping AC that inside with them. It's a drink cooler that you fill with ice then a small circulation pump and heat exchanger blows cool air. We power this off the camper batteries. A full load of ice will keep them nice and cool for a good 2 - 3 hours.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:51 AM   #3
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We keep the bathroom exhaust vent open, it has a rainproof cover on it but the brand name escapes me. We also so bunji cord the door to stay open.
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Anything you do to get more air-flow thru the camper while towing, is going to get more road dust/dirt/crap in there as well. I leave mine sealed up tight, and just wait for the air conditioners to catch up when I get there.

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I have 2 golden retrievers and I have room for kennel in the garage of the toy hauler. I start the onan Generator and run the AC. They stay cool. I've only done this for a 45 mile trip. Not sure what I'd do for a cross country trip.
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I have 2 golden retrievers and I have room for kennel in the garage of the toy hauler. I start the onan Generator and run the AC. They stay cool. I've only done this for a 45 mile trip. Not sure what I'd do for a cross country trip.

I wish I could do this but my TT does not have an onboard generator. I've toyed with the idea of installing a secondary shore power connection at the front of my trailer and running the generator from the bed of my truck.
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I installed two Honda 2200 watt generators into a secured box that is attached to the rear of our 5th wheel TT. Running with parallel cables installed, the two generators power our 15K roof top AC unit. I can run both generators for 7 hours on the fuel that each hold in their tank. When we stop, the interior of trailer is nice and cool.
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A fello SOB owner has two big dogs. He has a pair of Honda's bolted in the bed of his truck. He runs the bedroom AC about an hour away from camp to give the Dogs a cool place. The breed escapes me but they weigh 130 lbs each and are named Turner and Hootch.

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Hey... in this hot weather my 21DS gets pretty warm inside while towing. Any thoughts and tips on how to keep it a bit cooler would be appreciated. I know you're supposed to have windows closed to keep road dust out of camper... hmmmm.. what say you?
We also have a 21DS. It's such a small trailer that once we get it parked on the site, we open all the windows and turn on the Fantastic fan in the bathroom. That generally does the trick until we get the AC cranking.
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