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Old 09-03-2012, 11:47 PM   #29
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My trailer gets to be a sonar when driving in 100+ degree heat.

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Hi, I think the hottest that we have towed through was Las Vegas, at 117 degrees. We did not stop there. Every where that we have stopped, it was always cooler in our trailer than outside. [except when we were in really cold areas, then it was warmer] It's very common for us to stop and have lunch in our trailer. I know what the outside temps are from my Lincoln's dash board display and what the trailer inside temp is from my digital thermostat. I have been in all of the Western states, Western Canada, and Alaska.
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Where we have been with our Airstream.

Hi, we have been to:

California
Oregon
Washington
Nevada
Arizona
Montana
South Dakota
Wyoming
New Mexico
Idaho
Utah
Colorado
Alaska

Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon Territory
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:09 AM   #32
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Hi, I think the hottest that we have towed through was Las Vegas, at 117 degrees. We did not stop there. Every where that we have stopped, it was always cooler in our trailer than outside. [except when we were in really cold areas, then it was warmer] It's very common for us to stop and have lunch in our trailer. I know what the outside temps are from my Lincoln's dash board display and what the trailer inside temp is from my digital thermostat. I have been in all of the Western states, Western Canada, and Alaska.
That is our experience also. I think the head liner has the biggest effect. We also generally make and eat our lunch in the trailer when on the road. The only exception is if there is a Runza's in the vicinty. I'm addicted to the original Runza. The people of german heritage around here call them cabbage burgers.

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That is our experience also. I think the head liner has the biggest effect. We also generally make and eat our lunch in the trailer when on the road. The only exception is if there is a Runza's in the vicinty. I'm addicted to the original Runza. The people of german heritage around here call them cabbage burgers.

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Hi, I never heard of those. [cabbage burgers] I'm part German, actually I'm a Heinz 57.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:12 AM   #34
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Do you make it to the southwest?? My trailer gets to be a sonar when driving in 100+ degree heat. I need some mouse fur in my trailer, Time to set the mouse traps in the barn darn cat keeps eating them though.
That would be a very tedious job to skin enough mice to cover the walls. The only time my Maxxairs are closed is if the AC is on. Sal.
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Have you told the Navy about this? It could be a break through in Anti Submarine Warfare..

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Crap I hate spell check "sauna"
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Hi, I think the hottest that we have towed through was Las Vegas, at 117 degrees. We did not stop there. Every where that we have stopped, it was always cooler in our trailer than outside. [except when we were in really cold areas, then it was warmer] It's very common for us to stop and have lunch in our trailer. I know what the outside temps are from my Lincoln's dash board display and what the trailer inside temp is from my digital thermostat. I have been in all of the Western states, Western Canada, and Alaska.
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That is our experience also. I think the head liner has the biggest effect. We also generally make and eat our lunch in the trailer when on the road. The only exception is if there is a Runza's in the vicinty. I'm addicted to the original Runza. The people of german heritage around here call them cabbage burgers.

How's that for a seamless thread hijack.

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Do you guys run with window covered? did you have that big vent in the middle of the trailer, and do you have a cover for it. Maybe I need to paint my roof white!!!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #37
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I had a discussion with the Fantastic Fan guy about whether the door was more likely to rip off when fully open or open an inch or two. My thought was that the velocity of the air going in (or out) would be higher with the door open less, but I don't know whether he bought that. I think he said it was best to open it more than less.

I mentioned a tailwind before. We discovered a 40-50 mph tailwind increased our gas mileage by about 2 mpg. The opposing forces of wind coming from the front and back would concern me as I wonder if it would twist the door at the hinge.

So far no one has posted about losing an FF OR Maxx door, so that's good.

Jason, painting your roof white would reflect more heat and make a difference. You've got to get those mice before the cat so you can skin them and have mouse fur. Unfortunately, although I like natural things, I think this authentic, natural mouse fur will start to smell after a while.

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Hi, I think the hottest that we have towed through was Las Vegas, at 117 degrees. We did not stop there. Every where that we have stopped, it was always cooler in our trailer than outside. [except when we were in really cold areas, then it was warmer] It's very common for us to stop and have lunch in our trailer. I know what the outside temps are from my Lincoln's dash board display and what the trailer inside temp is from my digital thermostat. I have been in all of the Western states, Western Canada, and Alaska.
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Do you guys run with window covered? did you have that big vent in the middle of the trailer, and do you have a cover for it. Maybe I need to paint my roof white!!!!
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Do I run with my windows covered? No, but curtains closed.

Do you have that big vent in the middle? No, I have a front and rear vent. I have made covers for both, but only keep the rear one covered. [bedroom vent]

I don't have any Sky lights either.

My roof was painted white from the factory. You might want to paint yours.
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I will try keeping the blinds closed. I have a big sky light in the middle I probably need to make a cover for as it is just tinted plexiglass. I will have to fink about the roof. It shows more on the older trailers because of the curve
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Let me put it this way, I repair all kinds of windows, vents and yes even doors that people have tried to travel with open just to make sure that the RV stays cool for when they arrive at the next site. I even had to fix one unit with a broken door because they traveled with the door open, screen closed so the 2 dogs in the TT had fresh air while they drove! They also mentioned to me that they constantly had to clean up messes from the dogs when they arrived, I suggested that maybe he (the owner) should ride in the TT and see what it was like, ok not really but I did try and explain how un-safe and not a good idea it was and that the dogs would much rather ride in the tow vehicle, apparently they have not had any messes since then? go figure.
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Jason, you can use Reflectix on skylights, fans, and windows, attaching it with Velcro. I have seen it at Lowe's and RV stores. It has aluminum foil on the outsides and bubble wrap like material in the middle, so it does provide a little insulation and reflects sunlight. It does help.

Steve, the dog story tells how dumb people can be. At least they didn't strap the dogs to the roof.

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Jason, you can use Reflectix on skylights, fans, and windows, attaching it with Velcro. I have seen it at Lowe's and RV stores. It has aluminum foil on the outsides and bubble wrap like material in the middle, so it does provide a little insulation and reflects sunlight. It does help.

Steve, the dog story tells how dumb people can be. At least they didn't strap the dogs to the roof.

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Don't do a half *** (that word was way) job, bubble wrap the whole trailer.

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The only reason the dogs weren't on the roof is because when they get sick, the puke runs down on the windows.
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