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Old 06-16-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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I was wasting time on the net to look at the old style evaporative coolers for cars. (And found several of them on Ebay!) While at it, I ran across this evaporative cooler for RVs. If you live in the dry southwest, and it's not tooooo hot, maybe? Anybody ever try one?

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I was wasting time on the net to look at the old style evaporative coolers for cars. (And found several of them on Ebay!) While at it, I ran across this evaporative cooler for RVs. If you live in the dry southwest, and it's not tooooo hot, maybe? Anybody ever try one?

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I found over the years that a bad smell invades the trailer after a swamp cooler is used for a while.

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A friend used a portable evaporative cooler in his 31' AS located in central NM where it also gets very hot in the summer. He is off grid, so regular refrigeration cooling is not really possible. He said it worked fairly well for him, but used a lot of water, something like 5 to 8 gal a day.

All those coolers need a fair amount of maintenance and a roof mounted one would be difficult to get to to clean the pads and the pan, especially if your water is at all hard.
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I refurbished the one (TurboCool) that was original to our '66 Trade Wind. It works well.....if you like a sauna. It does use a lot of water.

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The downside really would be the amount of water it uses. Here in NM, water is gold, and humidity is a rare event.

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I refurbished the one (TurboCool) that was original to our '66 Trade Wind. It works well.....if you like a sauna. It does use a lot of water.

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The PO installed 2 fresh water tanks totaling 40 gallons. They did mostly dry camping. 40 gallons sounds like a lot but it doesn't last long on hot days. Most of our camping is dry but in the Calif. mountains.

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