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Old 07-04-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Ultimate 4th of July Stay-Cation

4th of July weekend in Texas. Hot, sunny weather, low 100's. Three days off work (not only for me, I find).

Wake up on Saturday to find out the house AIR CONDITIONER has failed. Called the service people and left a message. Haven't heard from them since.

Airstream to the rescue! We got the trailer out of its storage location, put it in the driveway, hooked up to the 30 amp connector we installed a while back and turned on the AC. 15,000 BTU Carrier Low Profile is doing a great job, even with the trailer in full sunshine.

Thank Goodness for Airstream!

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Old 07-04-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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Mine will come in handy for the opposite reason this winter. Lots of power failures due to windstorms here, but I'm not worried. My AS will be a nice warm cocoon.

Seismologists say my area is overdue for the "big one." Should that happen, gawd forbid, I can remain self-sufficient in the AS for a long time.

Glad you're not frying! Airstream sweet Airstream.

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Old 07-04-2011, 01:31 PM   #3
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Did this same thing last summer in Texas when the AC failed on a Friday afternoon late.
Having my trailer in the backyard with full hookups here at the house is perfect for maintenance and for emergencies.
TAC # TX-18

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:16 PM   #4
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When Hurricane Ike came thru and we were without power for a week I pulled the motorhome next to the house and started the generator ,ran a connection to satalite and an extention cord inside my home to power the ref and freezer. we watched the continous tv coverage and kept all the frozen food good. we were quite comfortable boondocking in our yard for 7 days. Had to have the propane filled once so that was a small price to pay for comfort and information.. I am very happy to have my airstream
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