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Old 07-21-2015, 12:28 AM   #15
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For our 34 footer I have used the silver bubble wrap that normally is used to wrap hot water heaters in all the windows and the door. They are flat and store nicely under our mattresses when not needed. They help whether it is HOT or COLD. Still wish we had two air conditioners, but....
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:26 AM   #16
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We just spent two months in southern New Mexico, no shade where I parked at all.

I still use the original Armstrong 11,000 btu AC.

I put that above mentioned silver bubble wrap stuff between the screen and glass of every window, sacrifice the bathroom to the heat, and run the AC 24/7 set on 72 degrees. (I was also always saying "shut the door"... )

Using these techniques, I managed to keep the stream comfortable, even when it got dang hot.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:06 AM   #17
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Again 94 here in Lancaster, PA. When I bought the 325 I thought the fridge was shot, but during phase 1 of the overhaul I removed the steel wall in the cabinet over the fridge. I put my wet/dry vac hose in there just over the top of the upper fins on the back of the fridge. Used a 30" blow gun from outside and blew up, even cleaned out the roof vent and guess what...it works like new. The fridge is packed with all of our food for the week and the number 4 setting out of 5 is plenty cool for all the food and ice !
EXCELLENT reminder - a minor amount of crud can seriously interfere with air movement and cooling. I like the idea of blowing the crud out of the refrigerator's roof vent with a wet dry vac nozzle. I haven't cleaned my A/C inside filters yet this month - could be losing a few degrees of cooling right there. Not a bad idea to check them weekly.

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Old 07-21-2015, 08:00 AM   #18
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Painted the roof on ours big difference in surface temps. We hardly ever run AC on high will cool just as good on low with out the extra fan noise. Never turned temp down more than half way before painting. Did a test this weekend full sun AC on low got down to 72 inside outside was high 90s and humid. Got a nice nap in during testing hard work.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:22 AM   #19
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A spray bottle filled with water (set to mist) works great. Just don't start a watergun fight with the wife.......
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:45 AM   #20
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Last week the folks next to me were using similar fan to this one under their awning. They were in a beautifully restored little vintage Shasta with no AC.

http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-7050-Mis...ds=Misting+fan
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My 31' has insulated windows so I'm adding mirror film to the windows to reflect sun light and helps with privacy.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:03 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=Don McKelvay;1655740]For our 34 footer I have used the silver bubble wrap that normally is used to wrap hot water heaters in all the windows and the door. They are flat and store nicely under our mattresses when not needed. They help whether it is HOT or COLD. Still wish we had two air conditioners, but....[/QUOTE

Use the silver bubble wrap on all your walls, makes a big difference in the winter and in the summer.
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:01 AM   #23
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Use the silver bubble wrap on all your walls, makes a big difference in the winter and in the summer.
Would like to see a photo of your trailer with this treatment.🙀
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:08 AM   #24
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One solution is to head for much higher terrain. Here in Angel Fire, it is a very comfortable 38 degrees this morning! Where's my jacket!?!


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Dave, the difference between a crick and creek is much like the difference between nekkid and naked. If you're naked, you don't have clothes on. If you're nekkid, not only do you not have clothes on, but you're up to something. Be careful in them thar cricks.

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#2 Find a crick ( creek ) they are shadier than lakes

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I can not count how many times, I forgot why I was in the crick, and started to walk back to the camper. Get 20 feet away, turn around , go back to the crick. I like to pass the time by playing mandolin, reading, and looking for nice rocks.
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South Central Texas is nice and warm, the fridge isn't doing too bad. I do have this side of the trailer shaded where the thermometer and fridge are located and the wind is 12 mph.

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Interesting! The inside of your fridge is the same temperature as our outdoor temperature this morning!

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Use the silver bubble wrap on all your walls, makes a big difference in the winter and in the summer.
How did you attach it to the walls? I'm wondering about removing the tape/glue/whatever when the silver bubble wrap eventually needs to come down.
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