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Old 06-24-2016, 10:06 PM   #1
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Full timing and Air Conditioning

I am fairly new to full timing and need some guidance on air conditioning . I reside in 1989 25ft Excella in Texas and it is HOT!!! My first question is which unit is best for the Texas heat? I put in a Coleman 1500 last year. Second, do you run your AC on high cool 24/7? I have been turning it off during the day while I'm at work, but it is too darn Hot when I get home in the late afternoon . Is the only way to stay cool to install a 2nd unit; and is that even possible? I thank you for your advice.

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Old 07-01-2016, 09:56 AM   #2
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I have already pulled out my solar sails from last summer. They work great to keep the Suns rays off my Airstream.
Trees, tall building, even a large fifth wheel can cast a shade onto your Airstream from morning and/or evening sun.
Try to avoid parking your Airstream on concrete exposed to direct sun. A grass surface under and around the bottom of your Airstream will be allot cooler than concrete or black asphalt.

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Old 07-01-2016, 11:02 AM   #3
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Yes, grass is natures radiator.

Set your thermostat up, 80 or 85 would be a starting point, during the day so the unit is not trying to cool a 100 degree trailer when you come home from work.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:24 AM   #4
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As for your Airstream, update the cool coat on the roof, install a on-demand hot water heat,
induction cook top, LED light bulbs, bubble wrap and/or silver foil on windows,
solar reflection window tinting, fiber glass insulation any open areas in floor cabinets to
block cold air loss, TurboKool (Swamp Cooler).
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