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View Poll Results: What's the inside Temp when it's high 90s outside?
Can't get it lower than 90 0 0%
Can't get it lower than 85 8 10.13%
It gets lower than 80 29 36.71%
I can set it for 75 if I want to...and get 75 42 53.16%
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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POLL about your Air Conditioning

Given roughly high 90s air temp outside, you're driving down the road, and have the back half of the coach closed off, Genset ON, front A/C ON.

What inside temps are you seeing in your MH?
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:09 PM   #2
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Never checked It. Seldom ever found need to use roof AC unless in humid areas. I keep shades/curtains closed, vents closed, foam plugs in vents, and keep all doors (i.e. bathroom, garage) closed to minimize total area to be cooled. I use both roof ACs to cool interior before departure. I have a large 1 piece windshield and when driving into the sun, it is harder to control temperatures. Auxiliary dash fans help circulate the air. When driving into the sun I find it cooling to wet sun exposed clothing with H2o spray bottle and keep portable hand mister near buy with frozen water bottles for drink. Wearing white/light colored clothing also helps.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:17 PM   #3
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Wish more folks would vote about this, because the more info the better. We aren't full-timers, and the admiral isn't able to function well if the temps are warm (meds = side effects).

Spraying with a H2o is clever, and it works, and it might be the best solution...unless this Poll produces people that have certain MHs that can beat the heat.

We really need that. Thanks for your response.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:24 PM   #4
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My gasser will get cold enough at high noon to hang meat even in the California desert at 110F when it's stopped and all vents are plugged up, (tested while staying at the Barstow, CA KOA).


However, while on the road on a hot day when driving directly towards the sun, with the heat from the doghouse, it struggles to stay below 80F with the dash A/C and both roof A/Cs cranking on high.


I use a 12v Fantastic Endless Breeze fan to circulate air while on the road during really hot days, and it really helps.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:25 PM   #5
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Mine stays around 78-79, and maybe a bit above 80 at the driver seat if I don't also have the dash a/c as well. When parked it can maintain about 76, so it seems to do worse while driving. Not sure why.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:25 PM   #6
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I can not vote, due to I do not apply to any of the 4 selections. We bought our MA in 09' and 2 year ago , for the first time while traveling, crossing Texas, outside temp was 113 deg. , the DW said it was getting warm in the living area, so I fired up the genset, and she started the roof airs. Our dash air does a wonderful job of keeping it cooled down while traveling. That was the only time since owning it that we had to run the roof airs to be comfortable while traveling. I never asked where she set the thermostat? As long as she is comfortable.....so am I. I am a big guy and like it cool and the drivers area is always perfect with the dash air
One thing to remember, AC units are designed to remove humidity.......along with cooling. So as like in our home, temperature is 77 deg. inside but the humidity is 40% when it is 90% outside.........
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Can't vote because I haven't tried the question but in the mid 80's outside temp my DW is covered up with a blanket from dash air.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:39 PM   #8
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We've never needed the roof air while driving even on 90+ degree days
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:42 PM   #9
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We've never needed the roof air while driving even on 90+ degree days
It will help if you guys tell us where you're driving and what the temps are. Are you in a car, or what type MH are you in, and how big?
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:51 PM   #10
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Guys, if you don't drive in 90's...high 90's, then tell us what your response is equated to. Saying that you never use roof air when you're in MA or MN doesn't contribute to trying to figure out whether certain coaches are better with A/C or not.
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with all the heat coming through the glass while driving, it was hot! Kids sitting behind me were nice and cool with generator going and AC going full blast! This was while going through Mississippi 2 weeks ago and it was in the 90's and humid.
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We can easily maintain 75 degrees in 100 degree weather. Thank God for generators and roof mounted air conditioners.
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I don't need the Gen, dash air is on med fan on 90 degree days. it keeps it around 75 to 77 in MH. we do block off the back sleep area when driving.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:26 AM   #14
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Interesting results so far. I'm the only voter that can't get the air below 85, and that's with dash air on Max, fan on High, BA and BR closed off, genset ON and roof air.

Looks like it's time to get our roof air checked out.
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