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Old 06-05-2016, 04:14 PM   #15
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You pretty much need the whole nine yards ... window insulation (foil over bubble), outside sunshade (like Magnashade), good A/C with properly taped taped ductwork, and clean filters. Then you need a little help from Mother Nature .... shade.
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I am glad to hear that since I just ordered a set of Magneshades.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:46 PM   #17
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Oh My Goodness It Is Hot

Looking at 100 degrees today and again tomorrow here in northern central WA just below the Canadian border. Worst boondocking weather ever. Yes, I know, it's a dry heat.
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So it hit 112 the day we were packing for a quick trip to Southern California. Looking forward to getting away from the heat ended in disappointment when it was 106 when we pulled into Lake Elsinore.

Both ACs worked great, as did the Generator. I always wondered if our 35' coach really needed two ACs. It didn't. It needs three Two are barely adequate. I do now have confidence in how everything will perform in less extreme conditions.

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Which park in Elsinore? Now that we have a homebase in Murrieta I can share our secret. Crane Lakeside. Won't find it at rvparkreviews, but you will at campendium. It is our choice in the Temecula area. Elsinore & Hemet get hot. Temecula and towards Escondido are usually cooler. You've probably been to Pechanga RV. It will be about the coolest in that area. Packed on weekends. Champagne Lakes between Escondido & Temecula has become real popular with the improvements made by the new owner. If you haven't, you should check it out. Plus the brand new (weeks) RV park at Pala Casino. Haven't checked that one out yet, but the full service casino parks are usually outstanding. (And if needed, there's a great mobile RV guy out of Corona.)
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Which park in Elsinore? Now that we have a homebase in Murrieta I can share our secret. Crane Lakeside. Won't find it at rvparkreviews, but you will at campendium. It is our choice in the Temecula area. Elsinore & Hemet get hot. Temecula and towards Escondido are usually cooler. You've probably been to Pechanga RV. It will be about the coolest in that area. Packed on weekends. Champagne Lakes between Escondido & Temecula has become real popular with the improvements made by the new owner. If you haven't, you should check it out. Plus the brand new (weeks) RV park at Pala Casino. Haven't checked that one out yet, but the full service casino parks are usually outstanding. (And if needed, there's a great mobile RV guy out of Corona.)
We stayed at West Marina. Not a great park for camping, but the boating is the big draw. Lots of full time residents in RVs in various states of disrepair. Not much has changed over the years. We used to bring our Jet Skis to West Marina since 1997. Spaces are mostly dirt, and a little Bermuda Grass. Some spots with nice tree cover. The awning was of marginal use, as the wind sensor kept retracting it, which is fine by me, versus losing an awning. We arrived home in Sun City West Arizona at 117 degrees yesterday. Thank God for Air Con and Pool.
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Looking at 100 degrees today and again tomorrow here in northern central WA just below the Canadian border. Worst boondocking weather ever. Yes, I know, it's a dry heat.

A bunch of record high temps ,for the date , set in the Okanagan Valley along highway 97, came close here ; about a degree shy.

BTW: Just in case your wondering , we do spell Okanagan differently than our neighbours to the south ; neighbors too.

Americans and Canadians , separated by a common language.

Then there's that metric thing.
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Elsinore is looking seriously at a $10 million upgrade on one of the facilities on the lake. Really should. The lake has a less than stellar reputation, that is not totally deserved. A nicely done FHU park with a good ramp would be extremely popular. Boating the lake, you may have seen Crane's from the water. Waterfront sites. Loved looking out the front windshield of our Class A watching water skiers, etc. They also have a launch ramp. Quite an unexpected find in So Cal, especially in Elsinore!
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Elsinore is looking seriously at a $10 million upgrade on one of the facilities on the lake. Really should. The lake has a less than stellar reputation, that is not totally deserved. A nicely done FHU park with a good ramp would be extremely popular. Boating the lake, you may have seen Crane's from the water. Waterfront sites. Loved looking out the front windshield of our Class A watching water skiers, etc. They also have a launch ramp. Quite an unexpected find in So Cal, especially in Elsinore!
We ski'd Elsinore about 25 years ago and, from what I can remember, the water was "murky". It tasted funny if and when you either fell in or, just dropped the rope from skiiing. None of us, (the whole family and relations) liked what we saw or felt while there. We never went back. Too many other lakes in So Cal that were/are cleaner/nicer. Just an opinion here. We now live in Lake Havasu City AZ. Talk about HEAT, good thing we're on a trip right now. It's been 117 there a few days ago. it was 85 here in Sparks NV today.
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Pulled an all nighter yesterday starting in flagstaff, and it was 117 going through the dessert!!. My tradewinds only has one ac unit working, so it could barely keep it comfortable inside while driving. Finally made it to Gilroy and its beautiful here along with the temps!
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Pulled an all nighter yesterday starting in flagstaff, and it was 117 going through the dessert!!. My tradewinds only has one ac unit working, so it could barely keep it comfortable inside while driving. Finally made it to Gilroy and its beautiful here along with the temps!
I live in Scottsdale, AZ...escaped to "cooler" temperatures in Puerto Penasco, MX Saturday - Tuesday (100 beats 115 any day) and I discovered the rear AC finally gave it up. I was sweating the entire 4.5 hour drive. Now in the process of trying to find a replacement unit for a 2005 Expedition.

Do you have tire pressure/temperature monitor system installed? If not, might be a good idea to invest in one. The wicked high temps can cause the P to increase to dangerous levels. Even though I drove after things cooled off a little, I still had to pull over twice to let the tires cool off. I had no idea I was pushing my luck before!!
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Pulled an all nighter yesterday starting in flagstaff, and it was 117 going through the dessert!!. My tradewinds only has one ac unit working, so it could barely keep it comfortable inside while driving. Finally made it to Gilroy and its beautiful here along with the temps!
did you come across through needles?
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The manufacturers prefer to paint new rigs black or dark colors, makes cooling even more difficult.

I find that o be insignificant on our black/silver rig. The roof takes 90% of the sun and it's 100% white. With three 15,000 BTU air conditioners we keep our 40' rig as cold as we want in 110 degree heat. No Problem! 😆

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We did choose the lightest available color combination. It does help keep the temps down a bit.
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"MythBusters used two identical cars, one black the other white and left them both out in the summer heat with thermometers in both. By mid-afternoon the white car had a temperature of 126 F (52.2 C), while the black car had heated up to a temperature of 135 F (57.2 C), about 9 degrees hotter in the Fahrenheit scale. The explanation was that black paint absorbs heat while white paint reflects it." No doubt a white roof on a coach reflects heat better as do white AC covers that is if you are planning in being in extremely hot climates. I was in Arizona 2 summers ago it was 119 degrees with both AC units going we were able to maintain 80 degrees... not too bad I guess.
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