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Old 06-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Roamin Cat View Post
For me, the fire issue is the same as when we leave them at home for one of our trips (lots of prayers said before leaving!), but in a hot environment, the AC cutting out could be fatal. I wonder how hot the inside of an AS gets, say in Phoenix in the summer, during 8 hours of daytime sun?
Fire is a biggie for me. At home, my monitored alarm system monitors heat as well. The speed a fire would spread in a trailer makes me worry more. At home - I feel like its more plausible that the kids could be rescued - esp that their doggie door is no longer open 24/7. I usually leave my trailer door unlocked whenever I venture out - just hoping they'd have a better chance of rescue if something dire happened. Course, this opens doors (literally) to other issues ...

I've noticed that when I'm preparing to leave my campsite to return home and turn off the a/c, the place heats up rather quickly!

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Old 06-16-2010, 09:41 AM   #16
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Laura, I didn't notice you are in Florida. Of course AC is an issue for you.

We just used our AC for the first time in PA a few weeks ago, after two years of camping in the AS! It was hot and humid (what you deal with regularly, probably) and I was SOOOO glad to have it running (AND we had elec at the site!). We bought two genies and a parallel kit (wish Honda had the 2000 Companion unit when we bought ours!), just so we could have AC if needed while dry camping, which is often for us, but have not once used them that way.

My mom lost everything but her life in a fire about 8 years ago - literally escaped in the night in her jams - thankfully she was pet-less at the time, unusual for her. Funny I rarely think of fire as a possibility.

My personal, physical safely is a huge issue for me. I cannot imagine wandering away from my site for even 15 minutes and leaving my door unlocked. Guess we all have our different issues/comfort levels!



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