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Old 08-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Evaporative Air (Swamp) Cooler roof vent

Just wondering if anyone has tried one of these.

Stay Cool with TurboKOOL - Advanced RV Evaporative Air (Swamp) Coolers

Now they don't work in humid areas like the midwest, east coast and northwest. But for us that live in the dry desert like climate it works great, I have a big swamp cooler on our house.

I was just wondering if anyone had experience with this type of cooling system on the roof. It runs of the 12 volt and the one in my house works great. This would be nice for boon docking, or running while driving to keep the trailer cool, or just using at camp. Nice to get a little moisture in the air when your in the desert.

One problem is it seem rather big, but no bigger than a A/C unit I guess. i need to replace my rear vent and was thinking about this..

Any thoughts.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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A friend of ours used to have one of these on her Casita ... As I remember she had it sorta jimmy-rigged for a water supply and remember thinking it was a bit awkward, but there are probably ways around that. The concept in very interesting, especially for dry-climate boon docking!
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Swamp cooler

Great idea also have swamp cooler at home ,works great. I like it because you can have the windows open and everything is not all shut up and all you have is stale AC air. A little bit pricey but good idea if traveling in dry climates. I could see having both units up top for each area of the country that you might be in. Wonder how the water line is hooked up to the swamp cooler side?
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The cheapest I have seen it is around $525 online. A fantastic fan cost half that and only moves air, this does both. I think it will be on the list with the 90 watt solar panel next spring.
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Looks interesting! I'll be following this thread. One thing I noted as I read the documentaion, however. The manufacturer does not recommend using while on the road:

"The waterpan is not waterproof, but is splash resistant. Bachman Enterprises, Inc. does not recommend driving with your TurboKOOL on. However, if you take it upon yourself to do so, do not drive over extremely bumpy roads (such as off-road) as this may cause spillage."

This may be the answer I've been looking for (living in the SW where one AC unit isn't enough), but it also opens up an entire new can of worms, i.e., winterizing and potential for leaks and rot. On second thought, winterizing may be easier than I initially thought.

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