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Old 07-26-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Morning heat

This morning I decide to start working on my vista view windows. It's hot at 8:30, so I decide to run the AC for a while and see how it cools. I turn on the AC at 8:30. Here are the numbers. The outdoor sensor is in the shade next to the trailer.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #2
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An hour later it's around 80 inside and it's heating up outside. I move the remote sensor into the sun to see how hot the shell is. I wait a while and here are the numbers:
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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But Richard...you KNOW this..."It's a DRY heat!"

(Uh-huh...and so is an oven...)
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:17 PM   #4
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Bad news...

I go to move the remote to see how warm the air is coming out of the AC and I notice that no water is coming out of the drain. I go inside and the unit is dripping a good amount of water and it is coming out right by the switches. I turn the unit off, pull the shore power and check it out.

The drain line is split where it connects to the unit. The bottom of the unit comes off, the heat strip is removed and the lower clamping unit is removed and all cables are disconnected. I repair the drain line with some stuff from my drip system supplies. I route the internal power cord under the drain this time and put everything back together.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:19 PM   #5
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By the time I finish, it has gotten a lot hotter inside and outside. The good news is the AC is now draining. The vista views will have to wait...
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:26 PM   #6
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Airstreams are the coolest trailers around... unfortunately I dont mean temperature wise... My Winnebago is able to drop that temp considerably faster and maintain it vs. my Airstream. Now dont get me wrong.. Im not going back to the Winnebago but the thermal dynamics of our current trailer leaves alot to be desired. Maybe its the perfect 2 season trailer. (but I will use it all four!)

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Old 07-26-2009, 05:40 PM   #7
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I would not recommend Phoenix in the summer as a camping destination. It's 108 here right now and the trailer (AC is off) is around 115. Last weekend at this time it was 115 degrees. I would not make this one of my 4 seasons.
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I would not recommend Phoenix in the summer as a camping destination. It's 108 here right now and the trailer (AC is off) is around 115. Last weekend at this time it was 115 degrees. I would not make this one of my 4 seasons.

Oh boy Richard... Thats hot!

Should we be sending out paramedics?

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No worries, we know how to keep cool!
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We just got back from Fancy Gap, VA which is only 45 miles from here north. The hottest it got was 84 and we had no humidity. Bliss. I honestly don't know how you tolerate it. We spent a week at Lake Havassu a couple of years ago. It was July and the only way I survived was staying in the pool up to my neck all day. It was brutal. You are welcome to come south east when you are ready to say, "Uncle!"
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Oh... .got it..

resume your normal activities...


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It's 10 degrees cooler just up the road in Payson! Daytime 96 degrees, nighttime low 68 degrees.
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One time we were in Phoenix in September and it was 108˚. We felt wrecked, but we decided to go to a baseball game. It's an indoor ballpark with a retractable roof. It seemed to be about 80˚ inside with the A/C. This was still pretty hot to us. Then we noticed the locals were wearing sweaters. I guess you get used to it.

It's supposed to be 112˚ tomorrow.

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Everytime I have to go to Ft. Huachuca, AZ, I take the Sovereign and stay at an RV park right by the post. It's $250/mo. for full hookup, which includes cable. There is no shade there, so I turn on the old Armstrong A/C, when I go to class, and by the time I get home at 1700 it's already way past 100*, but the inside of the Sovereign is a nice 65*, which is what I set the thermostat to.

I don't know how you do it, Richard...I can only stand AZ for three months tops, and it seems that everytime I get sent to Huachuca it's always in the summer.
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