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Old 07-09-2019, 05:43 PM   #1
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Is it HOT where you are and if so are you staying cool

Just wanted to see who's in a hot area above 85 air temp and who is actually staying cool in there rigs. By cool meaning cooler then 75 degrees. Above 75 just ain't comfortable in my opinion. I can report a balmy 96 feels like 108 outside and its a pleasent 71 in the Teton. In full sun no shade. Curious to see who's cool and who is not.
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I'm in a Monaco Presidential Suite 2007 37' footer. In direct sun, no shade. Temps have been upper 80's and upper 90's , thermostat set at 72 , ,,,have two a/c units on roof ,both 15K btu. Only use ONE ,, run it 24/7 ,I can hear the compressor cycle to maintain 72. Compressor does NOT run full time. Do have thermo pane windows.
Sometimes 72 feels too cool so I set it at 73,,,, funny how 1 degree makes a difference :>). Must be old age :>)

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Old 07-11-2019, 07:02 PM   #3
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Just returned from short visit to Lake Whitney south of DFW, really Hillsboro TX yesterday, only 105 degF outside, fells like 115 or higher, then finally extreme thunderstorm hit with 50 MPH winds (almost lost awning with the winds so sudden) and downpour and then 72 degF OAT in a short span. We love these thunderstorms...... But, I digress, my 2014 Brookstone with 40 ft and too many windows has 15K and 13.5K A/Cs that ran continuosly from the morning low of 80, but they did kept us cool inside at 85 degF with no shade. I think my main complaint in any 5th wheel, and I've owned 5 in 25 years, is that we can't get out of DFW/north TX for several hours of driving during which inside temps are same as outside, i.e. 100 degF and you have to stop early with 50 amps attached to begin cool down in order to sleep! Only 2 more months of 100 plus temps, and the worst part is probably no rainfall to speak of with the dryer air.
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Appleton,WI

today-84
Sun-84
Mon-89
Tues-87

Not predicted to go below 80 til 7/26

Not to worry. got 30,000 btu ac on 5er.


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CB, Can you run 30K BTU with only 50 amps? I agree I need 15 + 15 KBTU in any 5th wheel here in TX, but it's rare because the second 15K BTU A/C in the bedroom sticks up above 13.5 ft. and there goes that A/C if the trees are low?
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CB, Can you run 30K BTU with only 50 amps? I agree I need 15 + 15 KBTU in any 5th wheel here in TX, but it's rare because the second 15K BTU A/C in the bedroom sticks up above 13.5 ft. and there goes that A/C if the trees are low?

I have two 15k units on my bighorn, full height not the slimline due to the rig being ducted without downdraft openings. The measured height is only 13ft 4inches. Taller than I would like, but you definitely need it in the summer. You can run both of them easily on a 50amp circuit and the microwave as well. If I turn off virtually everything else including the DC converter I can generally run both units on a 30 amp circuit without issue either. I then tend to keep an eye on the EMS display though to make sure I'm not pulling the voltage down.



We just got back from a week of mid to high 90's camping, just peeking over 100 on 1 day. Unfortunately we were parked east to west, no with the nose pointing east which is the worst possible sun orientation for us. Inside temps were climbing up to 80 with both AC's running full blast.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:12 PM   #7
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i run two 15k units on my teton no prob on 50 amps. if you have a 13.5 in the mix you can run 3 AC on a 50A. no water heater on electric or microwave but can run 3 otherwise.

On the heat subject 14 days ahead of 99 & 100 degree highs and heat indexes of 110-115. thats a test for the AC system but its done it before.
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Not a 5th but close enough. '19 Rockwood 2902 with 2 AC's on 50A. Currently in Blythe, CA in full sun and the bedroom is a cool 76 on low but the larger, main living area is 84 on high. It's just starting to cool outside. It's 114 now. The high was 115 about an hour ago. That's real heat. No such thing as a heat index here.
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3 ACs, 2 @15K, 1 @ 13.5K

Did just fine for a month at 95-100.
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Bosie ID, high 90s, 43 ft Class A, 3A/Cs, 50 Amp All 3 running. Keeping it about 75 inside.
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In Tucson, 106 today. We have a covered RV site. 3 ACs and we are staying in the low 70sClick image for larger version

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Not a 5th but close enough. '19 Rockwood 2902 with 2 AC's on 50A. Currently in Blythe, CA in full sun and the bedroom is a cool 76 on low but the larger, main living area is 84 on high. It's just starting to cool outside. It's 114 now. The high was 115 about an hour ago. That's real heat. No such thing as a heat index here.
heat index factors in the 70-90% humidity which makes it feel alot hotter. walk outside and put on a suit of humidity. instant sweat.
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Today
Jul 16
86 /71
A morning shower; some sun
Wed
Jul 17
81 /62
A shower and t-storm around
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Thu
Jul 18
85 /67
Cloudy; humid
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Fri
Jul 19
93 /72
A shower and t-storm around
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Sat
Jul 20
94 /72
Partly sunny; hot, humid


50 Amp, a 15 and a 13.5 a/c that might keep us cool
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Later this week looks hot & humid for the northeast. Should see temps near 100 in places with dewpoints well into the 70s. Should be a good test for most peoples A/C's. Thankfully next week looks better.
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