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Old 07-30-2015, 11:42 PM   #1
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Running A/C on hot nights

You will know I'm a newbie when I ask this. If you cannot run generators at night in most or any campgrounds, what do you do in really hot weather? I read that inverters cannot handle A/C for more than a short while.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:02 AM   #2
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You will know I'm a newbie when I ask this. If you cannot run generators at night in most or any campgrounds, what do you do in really hot weather? I read that inverters cannot handle A/C for more than a short while.
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I don't think you'll find and inverter or battery bank big enough to run an a/c in a mh.
You will either have to have shore power or run the generator.

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Old 07-31-2015, 12:07 AM   #3
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an AC unit will quickly deplete 12 VOLT batteries running an inverter in short order... you might need a bank of 10 batteries to last a night.

find a campground with hookups to electric... OR

open the window close to your bed, turn on the vents which run on 12V and enjoy the breeze they create through the open window... one large deep cycle Group 27 battery should power two vents through the evening or more
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If no Shore power stay at different camp that has it. I'm not sleeping in the heat. Between my truck and 5er I have $150K, you think I won't tell the camp ground good by if there is no 50 amp hook up. I'll laugh and say later dude we won't be back. Now when the outside temp comes down to a reasonable level I camp anywhere we park cause my solar and battery bank and inverter can run everything except the A/C and that's what my 5500 Cummins Onan is for.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:54 PM   #7
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We use 12v fans. Recommend you have two 12v batteries, too.
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:35 PM   #8
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No power for A/C

Campgrounds that have no power and prohibit generators after 10 pm are usually federal or state or other rustic campgrounds. It is beyond poor manners to run the generator after dark, and far beyond rude to run all night. If you have neighbors.
I have tried it without A/C in hot muggy weather (Iowa in summer). Never again after one night. I moved to a plug in camp.
I also hunt in August in Oregon. It is hot and dry, but we are in the wilds, and alone. We run the generator whenever we wish under those circumstances.
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I'd find a CG with electrical hook up. there are many to choose from. Later RJD
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Our FANTASTIC kitchen exhaust fan pulls a breeze through any of the windows and we may put another one in the roof vent above our bed, because we not only do not like the generator noise, at night we avoid even the noise of the AC
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You will know I'm a newbie when I ask this. If you cannot run generators at night in most or any campgrounds, what do you do in really hot weather? I read that inverters cannot handle A/C for more than a short while.
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Sweat Like others I would find another campground with electric hook ups, I can't take the heat anymore. We are new to camping too and being in the Deep South have decided that it is just too hot to camp even with AC in August and September . We will bring it out again in October when most of the Northern folks are putting theirs up for the winter.
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No Shore power to run your A/C unit equals sweating while trying to sleep. Not going to happen with the DW so better find another camping spot quick.
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