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Old 09-06-2016, 11:51 AM   #1
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Another NOOB question on air conditioner

Is it OK to leave your MH for a few hours with air conditioning running? Would like to come back to cool MH after being out on water or visiting friends nearby.
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We leave ours running, but turn the thermostat up a little so at least it cycles.
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Sure. Just like at home in the sticks and bricks.
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No problem! Set it and forget it!
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Of course. If you didn't, it would be like an oven when you got back, and then it would never get cool again until the wee hours of the night.
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It is dangerous to leave the AC as a life support mechanism for pets left in the motorhome; ie. they'd suffer or die of heat stroke if the ac or power failed because it's 100*F outside. Also, most parks don't like you using their power for your ac if you're not there, but how'd they know. I usually turn the temp up a bit and leave both ac's running, and take Vinny the Horrible, the Schnauzer from Heck, with us.
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Also, most parks don't like you using their power for your ac if you're not there, but how'd they know.
I've never yet, in nearly 6 years of full-timing, seen a park that asked you to turn your A/C off when you left your rig. As has already been noted, that would make it unbearably hot when you returned. There may be such RV parks, but they'll sure never get my business.
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Is it OK to leave your MH for a few hours with air conditioning running? Would like to come back to cool MH after being out on water or visiting friends nearby.

Absolutely leave it running, you paid for any power you use.
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Absolutely leave it running, you paid for any power you use.
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Absolutely leave it running. I even keep my units running sitting in the driveway at home. Much better for the MH as we don't have storage. Set it about 82 and forget it.
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Run your AC all the time in hot weather? Of course! You are paying for the site and utilities.
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I believe it is better to leave it running at the desired temperature rather then set it up so it cycles. Most electric motors don't like stopping and starting.
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We are in Texas and ours runs 24/7 almost twelve months of the year.
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It's a motor HOME. Would you turn off the AC at your sticks and bricks home if you left for a few hours?

Leave it run and enjoy the comfort it provides.
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