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Old 07-25-2010, 02:30 PM   #43
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Yes, Lynn, my husband had an expensive voltage meter hooked onto the post where you plug into the electricity and it indicated that things were okay. Hmmm. As for the fridge, I think a cooler with ice could have done a better job! It's a very nice Dometic fridge and gave us no problem the weekend before, which was its maiden voyage. Is the efficiency of the fridge tied directly to the ambient temperature in the trailer?
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:25 PM   #44
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Oh, good that you checked the power. Low power can be pretty ugly on motors (as in the AC).

Hard to know what to say about the fridge. Our newer Dometic (2 years old) is pretty temperamental. Of course, it doesn't help that we overstuff it with food. I added a computer fan blowing upwards in the back in the hope that it'll perform better in hot weather. Still wish the original fridge had lasted more than a measly 41 years.


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Old 07-25-2010, 11:35 PM   #45
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We camped at Lake Anna State Park here in VA over the weekend. 105f on Saturday and 102f on Sunday.
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse if you weren't in AC or in the water at the state park beach.

I have to say that the AC unit in the AS did a pretty good job at keeping the trailer about 30 degrees cooler than the outside temp.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:47 PM   #46
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I have to say that the AC unit in the AS did a pretty good job at keeping the trailer about 30 degrees cooler than the outside temp.
Will most late-model Airstreams cool this well?
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:01 AM   #47
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If you're having refer cooling problems in warm weather - check this out...I bought one and couldn't believe the difference in cooling performance...

http://www.snydersrvrefrigeration.com/2301.html

the only 'con' is you have to pull your refer out of the cabinet to mount the duct properly...but it's still worth it!

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Hi, Ray. That looks like a great fan kit, duct and all. I have never had any issues with my 11,000 BTU air conditioner cooling my Safari. And I have never had any issues with my refrigerator either. But if I ever do, I like that fan kit. I won't like pulling my refrigerator out though.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:11 PM   #49
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Well its gonna be 102-107 this whole week here. Thats no including the heat index. Trying to get a trip going to Ruidoso N.M. about 8 hours away.....Just hard to do with work and all. By the time we get there and just start to relax, it times to come home....


I think we are definatley Fall/winter/early spring Airstream people for now.


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Finally! Now its warm enough for me to go down to the tin barn and polish the Airstream.
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Finally! Now its warm enough for me to go down to the tin barn and polish the Airstream.


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Will most late-model Airstreams cool this well?
Ours does just fine. Have the temp setting on minimum/low.
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our weather has three sides: the other side of HOT is HUMID/RAIN. If it's not sticky and stifling, it will be real soon, and it's only 8/3. In fact, we don't even entertain the idea of camping until after Labor Day!
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One year later....I just checked the Wunderweather site. It is 112 with a wind chill factor....feels like 108. And the hot months are ahead.
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Shoot, man its just gettin' warm enough work on these things now!!
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