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Old 06-16-2016, 08:47 PM   #1
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Flagstaff 2013 hw276sc. Hot in direct sun

Last weekend I took my hw276sc out for our second outing. About 11:00am my camper was in full sun. At noon the temps was in the 90's with the heat index around 105. The thermastat was showing it was close to 90 in the camper. The air conditioner was on high cool and blowing almost cool air. And was not even putting out any water from the drain. Is there any thing I can do to help keep the camper and canvas cool so I can use it in hot weather? Or am I just out of luck? I am going to make sure next time I get a shady site or at least shady durning the hottest part of the day.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:53 PM   #2
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Are you using Popup Gizmos? One of the top mods for popups and hybrids.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:57 PM   #3
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I hear that Pop Up Gizmo's help with this, and getting reflex insulation for the zippered tent ends (Home Depot or Lowes) has it by the roll just measure and cut. I found this out last year same issue you had at Balmoreah State Park in Texas in July, no shaded campsites at all and it was HOT.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:35 AM   #4
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Shaded / partially sites are almost a must in those temps.
I also have the reflex insulation in the bunk ends. It makes a huge difference, especially with light in the mornings. I have pop up gizmos, but have not had to use them yet.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:33 AM   #5
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I used my Popup gizmos for the first time last week. They really helped
a lot. The high temp inside was around 80 while in the direct sun and the
outside temperature was in the mid 90's. It was not cold but made it
comfortable enough to hang out inside during the peak heat. I will add the
insulation in the windows for the next trip.

On a side note, I did sew Velcro onto my Gizmo after this trip because the
spring clips provided with the system were clumsy to use.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:39 PM   #6
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I don't know if your A/C has a fan control, if it does, when it's hot and/or high humidity, run your fan on high, not on auto. The fan will run all the time, but the compressor will only run as needed. The compressor will be more efficient and will have less chance of icing up. At night, when the temperature drops, turn the fan back to auto
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:40 PM   #7
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+1 on the Pop Up Gizmos. They make a huge difference. You can request Velcro be sewn in when you order them (~$10). And don't forget the slideout!

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