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Old 05-08-2011, 07:39 AM   #1
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What do you do to help keep your RV cool in the summer?

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Old 05-08-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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Run the A/C units

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Old 05-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Heavy screens on the front and front sides, big awning and window awnings, double paned windows with extra tint, shade if I can find it...and, of course, dual ACs.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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Open the windows and turn on a fan to keep my husband's ampleness cool.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:47 PM   #5
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Ours doesn't have ac, we open roof vent & windows & run window fans
We don't spend much time inside during the day anyway, by bedtime it's usually comfertable.
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We like lots of shade and run one or two A/C units.

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Old 05-08-2011, 09:57 PM   #7
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I have asthma and run the A/C quite often. One side effect of this I discovered was that if the A/C is left running at the normal setting through the morning hours, it keeps the RV cool with less effort in the afternoons. When the RV is opened up to outside air, anything inside that can absorb moisture from the air does so; making the A/C work much harder to remove that same moisture/humidity when it is finally started.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:23 PM   #8
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Move to an elevation of more than 8500 feet. 70s days 40s nights. Just beautiful.
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We don't leave our high altitude home in the summer. Only need fans & air conditiners when we go to Texas or other southern states spring or fall.

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