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Old 07-31-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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Hey , just wondering what the opionions on leaving A C operating while parked in storage with shore power, The storage is not covered, I have tried to find covered storage here in Savannah Ga. With no luck. As you know it is hot with a lot of bright sun shine my thought in leaving the AC running it keeps humidity lower inside coach. I am wondering how hard is on AC to run for 30 days in hot weather.
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I leave mine on in the summer, at 88 degrees, not too cool at all, but it does at least keep the humidity and heat down.
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Mine stays plugged in at home with both A/C's set at 82.
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I keep the front A/C set to 80 when we're home during the summer!
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I had three roof vents with max air covers. I kept all three vents open and never had a moisture issue. This by the way was in Florida .
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If you choose to not run the Air. Buy a dehumidifier at least.
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To the OP, yes, keeping the coach plugged in with the A/Cs set to a reasonable temp in order to keep the interior of the coach protected from high heat and humidity would be a smart idea.


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if your lot rent covers electricity...sure

even set at 85 will pull tons of moisture out.
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I would not hold up any dealer as a good example of what to do, or not to do when the RV is on their lot!

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Mine is kept undercover. It stays relatively cool in the constant shade.

If I move it out from cover and up to the house to prepare for a trip, I fire up the A/C and like others set it in the 80's. It gets almost as hot as in my closed up car if you do not.

Years ago we didn't have cover, and the heat unglued some of our wall paper, caused molding to warp, and very much dried out the woodwork from the constant baking. (S.C. sun)

If I had to store in the sun, I would have the a/c on. Both units to share the load.

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Dealers,,, have RV's on their lots for months,,,,, if it don't go well maybe a year.

What I am referring to is the affects of long term storage in a high heat environment. Summer here where I am is pretty much late April till end of September, early October. The sun just kills stuff.

I don't trade up every other year, my last RV was purchased new, and we kept in 10 years. It was in very good condition when we sold it, and more importantly we enjoyed using it in very good condition for the entire time we owned it.

10 years of 6 month long summers, day after day in the 90's, some in the 100's, takes a toll. In the sun here, 90 degree day outside, equals way over 100 inside a closed up rv.

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I live in Southern California. We have our share of sun, and RV storage issues, (they disintegrate if not waxed and ventilated).

I have owned 6 RVs (1 Popup, 1 TT, 1 5thWheel, and 3 motorhomes), and have always made sure to ventilate them when in storage, (except for the PopUp which was almost hermetically sealed anyway).

I do not run the A/C, but I do run the Fantastic Fan on 1, and I will leave other protected vents open, or windows cracked open just enough to have air flow at all times.

Humidity moisture and high temperature does it's damage when it's simply allowed to sit in still air. With constant air movement, mold and mildue never form, wood never warps, and wallpaper stays put.
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Hey , just wondering what the opionions on leaving A C operating while parked in storage with shore power, The storage is not covered........I am wondering how hard is on AC to run for 30 days in hot weather.

We live in our DS fulltime. Our rooftops are running pretty much 365 either in air or heat pump mode. We typically park for a 3-5 month stretch, then travel some enroute to the next stop. How would that differ from what you propose?


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John & Diane thanks for your comment. I believe that is a good point. Just never thought of it that way.
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