Originally Posted by jasleah
Hello, I'm brand new to this site as well as owning and using my motorhome. I have read many of the questions on the site and have learned a lot before even registering to post here. This is a great site and I thank everyone in advance for your expert advice and knowledge. I'm sure there will be more questions, but the one I have today is about excessive heat inside my motorhome. I live in Redding Ca and our temps have been in the 105 range for weeks now. The other day I put a thermometer in my coach to see how hot the temp was. It registered 117 and I noticed a cabinet drawer with the laminate buckling. That may have just been a coincidence but I want to know how much damage can be done by this kind of heat. I have been running my AC, but it is costly and I know much wear and tear on the unit while it is just parked in the driveway. Thanks for any information.
When not being used my now 20 year old coach has lived in, (aka: been stored in
), outside in temperatures as hot as 105 degrees F, (Red Bluff, CA), and as low as -30 degrees F, (Wausau, WI).
Those temperature extremes have never damaged my coach in any way.... even though all I do is:
1.) Leave a window cracked open.
2.) Leave a roof vent open.
3.) Plug into a 20A outlet using a 12/3 extension cord so the inverter/charger can automatically maintain the charge in the batteries.
And of course 4.) Winterize the coach for cold weather storage.
No heat in cold weather...No A/C in hot weather.
'96 Safari, 148k miles