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Old 08-22-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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A/C and Refer did poorley on my last trip to the surface of the sun

Just how good is you refer and A/C (s)

i went to death Valley at furnace Creek a few years back just because.
I hadd been there a few time before,but only in the fall/winter. Really nice.
I was heading back from Las Vegas in the summer of 05 i think,and I got this wild hair to see what Death Valley was like in the summer.
Well...it was about 130 and my refer temp was about 90 or so degrees. it
Ground temp was about 200 degrees
Palm springs area was 120+, yes you can really feel the difference in the two places.

The refer warmed our food just fine when set at the coldest number.

A/C.well it was running ,but that was about it.
I had to sleep outside. well i couldnt really sleep
Quite an experience. Try it if you get the chance.

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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In that temperature a small stand-alone fan blowing up, near the top of the refrigerator coils help immensely. If you have one A/C unit I'm not surprised at your experience. One year we were in Las Vegas in August (crazy I guess); we had two A/C units on our previous 5er, one in the bedroom. We had to shut ourselves in the bedroom, close the door, cover the windows with blankets, just to keep cool. We would not even run the A/C unit in the living area, it was a lost cause. Our refrigerator kept things cold though.

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Try it if you get the chance.
Thanks, but I think I'll pass.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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Most a/c systems can't cool below about ambient outside temp - 20F. If it's 100 outside, you're not goiung to see much below 80 inside (one a/c). Depending on how well your rig is insulated, two a/cs might get you to ambient -30.

If it' going to be 120 or more, stay home (unless you're a full-timer).
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Originally Posted by PalmSprings View Post
A/C.well it was running ,but that was about it.
I had to sleep outside. well i couldnt really sleep
Quite an experience. Try it if you get the chance.
I thought the idea was to go north in the summer, and south in the winter???
To each his own.
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