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Old 07-24-2010, 08:36 AM   #29
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Thanks, we are thinking of moving to the SE area and will steer clear.
Southeast is much better I bet (more trees) and you are closer to Arkansas - which is awesome.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:46 AM   #30
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Hot here too

in central FL. In the low tripple digits and h-u-m-i-d. But, went camping last week and even sat by the fire. Though our chairs were a bit further from the flames than ususal. Thankfully the campground was very shady and we took a couple big fans and parked some personal misters in front. We were not overly cool but, in shorts & bikini tops, comfortable enough. And retreating to the air conditioner inside the trailer in the evening was delightful!

I sat one of the Cobra Misters on the roof of the AS while I was sealing seams last summer. It does cool the air temp a bit!

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Old 07-24-2010, 10:10 AM   #31
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My GOSH, Who camps in this weather? Well in Texas anyway. 103 degrees here during the day and not below 80 at night....Too hot to go outside in the evenings. Too hot to get a fire going, it's nuts. I'd rather stay at home. I miss my Airstream and taking her out, but since I'm not retired weekend warriors is what we are but I can't get north far enough in the amount of time alloted to get somewhere cool. The Spring was awesome, every weekend. The first part of the summer was ok because of our Keys Vacation NEXT to the WATER!!! But DANG!!!!

I have her plugged up in the driveway with the a/c set on 99.

I CAN"T wait till the FALL!!!!!!

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Try a weekend at Turner Falls up at Davis, OK. Water in their swimmin' hole is cold all summer (spring fed), and it's fun to swim out under the waterfall. Summer camping should be all about water.
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Algonquin Park, today's high 73 low 55. Tomorrow sunny with cloudy periods, 75/53.

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Old 07-24-2010, 06:34 PM   #33
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We're out in the new A/S in Harpers Ferry, WV where it's 102 degrees and humid. Very disappointed in our A/C unit - the best it could do was to cool the inside to 90 degrees. Is that normal? We were taking a direct hit from the afternoon sun on the front of the trailer, which is the only side with no awnings, of course! Our fridge is registering 59 degrees even though it's set on the coldest setting. So far I'm not impressed - very disappointed, in fact!
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:54 PM   #34
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Thumbs down The heat

Do not know how people in the SW handle summers! Manitoba is the only place on the map which looks cool enough right now! So envious of Washington State folks! 70's, late sun rise and sets! Wow...sounds good to me!

Here in the Midwest, we have had our buttons pushed for three weeks; our ground is cracking already it has been so dry. In fact, the weather has been hot, hot, hotter, humid/hot, hottest/more humid, and plain insufferable. Then, last night's rain storms rolled through and now many communities were flooded, w/opower, and miserable. Seems eerily familiar to the scorching summer of a few years ago.
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Don't miss Dallas. But, recommend Turner Falls, Meridian, Daingerfield, Mountain Fork. All pretty good . . lot's of beer and nothing to do rounds it out fine. Our biggest decision was when to cook the steaks. Get up extra early, siesta from 2-8, and it works..

I know . . just head on out to Lake Pat Mayes, up by Paris. That's as good as it gets this time of year.

Just BE SURE to have shade. A box fan across the legs and a an oscillator across the head keeps the skeeters away.
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We're out in the new A/S in Harpers Ferry, WV where it's 102 degrees and humid. Very disappointed in our A/C unit - the best it could do was to cool the inside to 90 degrees. Is that normal? We were taking a direct hit from the afternoon sun on the front of the trailer, which is the only side with no awnings, of course! Our fridge is registering 59 degrees even though it's set on the coldest setting. So far I'm not impressed - very disappointed, in fact!
Hi, if you have skylights, bare aluminum interior walls, and large wrap around windows, it makes it just that much harder for your air conditioner to work.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:41 AM   #37
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Misspelled the above

Lake Pat Mayse

Use the West campground (rule of thumb) but drive both first (shade). "East" has beach for swimming. Both have electric (reservations). Corps of Engineers.

Corps Lakes Gateway: Texas - Pat Mayse Lake

Take I-30E to Exit 101 (for Google Map directions).

It's a bummer -- in Dallas, in August -- that Salida is over 700 miles.

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You guys in the east are enduring what we did in South Texas last year. By this time last year we had over 40 days of 100+ temperatures. This year the thermometer has not gotten above 94 on my front porch: now humidity...that is another matter. We're going camping in Colorado next week.
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Just got back from the Colorado Rockies. The best place we boondocked was near Wolf Creek Pass, elevation approximately 9,000 feet. Mid-70's during the day and mid-40's at night. We were camped in the trees, so lots of shade. Take lots of deet, though, as there were some mosquitos (not as bad as Yellowstone). Short, mild thunderstorms and playing in the nearby stream kept everyone cool and occupied in the afternoons.

My wife wants to keep this place secret, but it was about 7 miles north of the Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area, on a side road off of Highway 160 that goes to a campground. We only drove a couple of hundred yards and pulled off into a clearing in the trees and never made it to the campground.

As a side note, it was a tight fit for our 19-foot Bambi, and it took some maneuvering and lots of backing to get into and out of the shaded clearing. However, there were other spots not so far into the trees. We camped here three days and had absolutely no other campers in the area. The stream was about 50 feet from our trailer. -- Heaven!

As the two week road trip continued, we all wished we had stayed here the whole two weeks...
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We're out in the new A/S in Harpers Ferry, WV where it's 102 degrees and humid. Very disappointed in our A/C unit - the best it could do was to cool the inside to 90 degrees. Is that normal? We were taking a direct hit from the afternoon sun on the front of the trailer, which is the only side with no awnings, of course! Our fridge is registering 59 degrees even though it's set on the coldest setting. So far I'm not impressed - very disappointed, in fact!
Whoa, is this typical of the new Airstreams? Not good at all.
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I hope not! We're calling Colonial (where we picked it up last week, new) and arranging to take it back to their service department to be looked at. I had to throw away some nice steaks that were in the fridge since the temp in there wasn't suitable for safe food storage. We're taking the A/S out west in September and wanted to make sure everything is in good working condition, so I guess it's good that we found this out. Our A/C tripped the circuit breaker numerous times, both day and night, and it quit blowing air out of one side, so we're thinking that something may truly be wrong with it. We tried to cool the fridge with both electric and propane, and it didn't make a bit of difference which power source we used - it still wouldn't cool down until overnight. Go figure!
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Golfgal, have you checked the voltage where you're camped?

I don't know what to say about your fridge other than that the modern one we have in our rig doesn't cool anything like the old one did. Make sure you're very level with the rig.

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