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Old 06-01-2016, 07:49 AM   #15
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Airstreams are thermal sieves. Made of aluminum inside and out there is few less effective materials, from a thermal consideration, they could have been made from. Just as you are willing to accept that they can be heated by the sun during the day you have to accept that they will loose heat during a night dropping into the 30s.

With 2 people and 2 electric heaters, about 3,500 watts, I can only hold my trailer to about 10 degrees above the outside temperature. When it is 17 degrees outside we get up fast and get dressed. You have to look for a heat source other than human. Try it one night without the heater turned on.

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Old 06-04-2016, 03:51 PM   #16
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The next time we get out we'll keep an eye on some of the things mentioned here. No doubt that there was some very good advice here. Thanks for all of it!

Zane and Diane

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Old 06-04-2016, 04:17 PM   #17
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Experience will get you up to... Temperature

Boondocking School for Greenhorns... coming up soon.

There are routines for HOT, for COOL and for COLD. It is a learning process. The operating manuals do not give you this information.

We have an outside remote thermometer that the indoor unit reads both indoor and outside temperatures and humidity. Inexpensive and helpful.

There are ways to warm up fast in the mornings, or stay cool in the mornings by orientating your trailer. It is learned behavior, not inherited when you drive off the RV Lot. It takes some time, but you will get the hang of it.

Read some pointers on the Boondocking for Greenhorns under Boondocking. This has been covered many times on the Airforums. You must look around a bit. Next thing... you will be addicted to the Airforums and will never leave your home.

Stick around a few who know what is going on... and see you in the High Country some day. It is 109 F here in Las Vegas and will be down to 48 F in Gunnison, CO next week. Can you guess where we are heading tomorrow morning?

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