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Old 06-18-2015, 07:18 AM   #39229
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Yep. Cold travels down and heat rises. I don't understand why they got the idea to put cold AC in basements. Makes more sense to me that heat is in the basement and cold air ducted from up top. I'll ask my nephew. He's an engineer.

The good ones are split systems. Condenser is "down under" somewhere and the evaporator is usually situated up high on a cabinet, wall, or cupboard face. Preferably the condensers are positioned near a good outside air source like in the front of the rig.

However the all-in-one basement units DO operate like a house forced air design. Like you said the cold air has to be moved upstairs, and this takes up cabinet and wall space to hide the air ducts. I hope no systems are designed with cold air registers in the floor as would be heating registers.

My three basement A/Cs take up the space where the spare tire would have been located behind the front drop-down bumper. Far quieter than having three roof airs. We run only the center A/C for most warm days. All three would make the interior like a freeze locker.

Not rocket science here. I have no problem removing, replacing, or fixin' the workings of a basement A/C. Now if the work would require going up and down a ladder for a roof A/C fix, I'd consider hiring the job out. Another downside (or potential) of a roof A/C is water leaking in. My parents had two flat roof class A RVs many years ago that both suffered from water damage around the roof mounted A/Cs. The roof design was weak, which allowed the weight of the units to sag the center of the roof, making a shallow lake. In those days RV dealers didn't fix anything, but would offer to take it in on trade for a "better" model.

As usual, I get verbose like this when a keyboard is nearby, and I have a few spare minutes. Sorry folks! I'm way up here in the boondocks where getting a good connection is spotty.

Well it is off to do something productive, like kayaking or biking.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:42 AM   #39230
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What a start to a crappie day shara's cat died this morning. It looks like she just went to sleep. At the foot of our bed. Please pray for her and shara. Sorry for the bad news.
Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:41 AM   #39231
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Uh, Wayne, if you let him operate on you very many more times, there won't be any of you left. You know he won't stop until you look like Frankenstein's monster. (In a tutu, of course, you wouldn't be so scary.)
I think when I see him and he operates he breaks something else so I'll have to come back. I'm going to ask him about that.

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Sandee's surgery turned out to be fairly minimal. They cleaned out some slightly worn cartilage and smoothed out a couple slightly arthritic bone surfaces. No rips or tears required repairing.

I got Earlene's FB message on the PF and will pass that on to Sandee. It could mean more surgery for her.
Unlucky that she had to have the surgery, but very lucky it was not the rotators cuff. Rotators cuff surgery is about 8 weeks of rehab.

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Thanks, guys. My sis called to say they ditched the Itasca and bought a new Tiffin Allegro. Another of those "we went to buy that one and ended up with this one" stories.
Personally, I think they were wise.

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That was my thinking, too. I believe Winnebago has moved away from the basement air, though.

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That is correct, they have gone back to roof systems.

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The good ones are split systems.

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Not rocket science here. I have no problem removing, replacing, or fixin' the workings of a basement A/C.

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Hmm! Sounds like I need to find out where you are parked, just in case.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:10 AM   #39232
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Stopped by a new CG in the area called Willow Lake RV Resort. Picked up a brochure and drove around the CG. Okay CG but the nightly prices seemed a little high to us for this area. There website.

The monthly rates are not that high if one is wanting to stay on a monthly basis but the daily and weekly rates are way to high for this area. Check out RV Park Reviews for other RV Parks and prices.

Willow Lake RV Resort is in a convenient location to shopping and food.

Come on down!
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Herb & Barb,

How high's the water brother? Hope y'all are safe. Let us know if you need a place to roost.
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Ed thanks for the phone calls and all the help!!! Everything is working great now.


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Coleen,
Have you made the transition to Texas yet?
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Wayne we leave PNW in a week and plan to arrive in Van Horn on 3 July.


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What a start to a crappie day shara's cat died this morning. It looks like she just went to sleep. At the foot of our bed. Please pray for her and shara. Sorry for the bad news.
Please give Shara And Jade extra hugs from us. I know they both are missing little Midnight.
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Ken if the water keeps rising at Grapevine Lake that gator can swim over for a visit!


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Wayne Grapevine lake is Over the road and rising! Water water everywhere, we got over 5 " in 24 hours.

Mel we are dry but I can't say we are gonna stay high! Right now that is somewhat of a relative term. We are gonna float Jenny out the front gate of the park and head down to Brenham to watch grand play in Texas State Championship tourney. When we get back we may not get in if the creek doesn't quit rising.


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