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Old 07-18-2006, 06:09 AM   #15
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Hot in Maine!

I know that I won't get much sympathy complaining about 100 degree temps - but that was the temp around 3:30 pm yesterday in mid-Maine. I've lived here off and on for about 13 years and that's the hottest I've ever seen it! I double-checked with two thermometers just to make sure - placing both of them in the shade. We bought our current home last November and it came with an in-ground pool that I thought was a "negative" factor for a Maine home. Let me tell you - we spent most of the afternoon in the pool yesterday (---pool temp 83 deg) and I take back every negative thought I ever had!!!

I've had both fans in the AS running full-time for over a week now - doing the push-pull thing (---one on exhaust and one on intake.) Periodically I reverse each fan to blow the flying critters off the screen of the current intake fan. If I had 30 amp service set up I'd probably fire up the A/C but I haven't got around to it yet - simply relying on 20 amp service to keep the batteries up.

We have a threat of damaging hail for the afternoon today, so all I can do is keep my fingers crossed and pray to the Airstream Gods for intervention!


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Old 07-18-2006, 07:34 AM   #16
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Hot in VA

Actual temp in Richmond VA was 100 in the car around noon. Felt like much more. Come on fall!!!

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Old 07-18-2006, 10:40 AM   #17
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well, its been raining off and on. The swamp cooler does not work. At least its a dry rain.....
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:56 AM   #18
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Gee, and y'all were making fun of me last winter, when it was 80. It is 92 here today, and humid. Not anywhere near 100. Plus, we have the Gulf to cool off in, and almost everything is air conditioned. Looking forward to spending this coming Saturday installing an axle in a coach about 100 miles North of here.
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:17 AM   #19
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It's 105 here today, not much wind and lots of sun. The Argosy is down at the lake, but he came from New Mexico, so I guess he's use to this heat. I know that small orange vinyl insert is now the same color as the trailer; however, the large orange vinyl insert around the bottom is still a bright orange. Strange that these pieces have weathered so differently. I would have thought they were the same material, guess not. I have all new to put in, but hesitate to do it. I will try it in the Fall. Wondering if covering the tires with something will keep them in better shape than leaving them out in the open. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:17 AM   #20
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We use these on out trailer. If you keep the tires out of the sun, they will last longer.
We have plenty of sun in Phoenix...


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Old 07-19-2006, 05:30 AM   #21
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We've been in the low to mid 90's, which is typical for us, here in North Central Florida. Yeah, that's hot, by most folks standards. Our A/C unit has been on the fritz, with a small freon leak in the evaoporator coil. It is no fun to come home to a 90 degree house inside.

Thank God, we have a lot of springs, with 72 degree water to jump into!
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:23 AM   #22
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yummy-warm! Our springs run in the high 50's-ice cubes on a hot day. ~G
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:37 AM   #23
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yeah it is hot here in Chicago also temp is 97 with a heat index of 103 today!
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:55 AM   #24
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Whew it's hot! Just got back from a few days camping at Lake Anna State Park (Virginia). A new park with water and electric. Nice! With the heat index around 104 the past few days, we were either at the lake's beach cooling off or in the AC at the trailer.
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:01 PM   #25
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Although the "energy crisis" has passed in the news, there are still "rolling blackouts" going on here. They put one into action in Pleasanton and probably other cities as well, last night around 8 pm. Fun BBQing by candlelight and swimming in the light of propane torches, but power sure is nice.
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:13 PM   #26
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It is 92 deg here right now. How about this

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Old 07-23-2006, 04:53 PM   #27
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hey everyone
alicia and i just got back from town, 111 OUTSIDE!!!!!! yuba city, ca at 1:30 pm, to hot to work on the trotter, truly did not think it would ever be to hot to work on an airstream,

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Old 07-23-2006, 05:04 PM   #28
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Hot! Nice! Then back to Hot!

Well folks,

Here in Yreka it has been between 100 - 105 degrees. Very unusual for this straight hot spell. We usually have a couple of weeks each summer we actually turn our air conditioner on... but yikes! This has been much to long already!

Love your picture, Chris! A little snow sprinkle on the top of your Caravel!

We just got back from San Francisco visiting our son... the city was perfect, about 75 degrees. However, once you get about 5-10 miles from the ocean it seems to begin to warm up... drove back home via Hwy 1 right on the coast and it was very nice until we had to come inland again.

I keep looking at the NOAA website and they just aren't predicting anything I want to read!

Tall glass of iced tea, the air conditioner, my computer ~ life really is pretty good after all.

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