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Old 07-02-2019, 10:44 AM   #1
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To run or not to run?

When not using your MH do you run the A/C keep the temps down inside. What are the advantages? What temp? Any negatives? (other than power cost). Been bouncing back-n-forth about this - looking for consensus.

Background: 43' Class A - Parked at home (outside on pad) with 50A shore to MH. Use regularly - sometimes will sit for a couple weeks between travel. Seeing temps around 100 consistently during daytime inside coach - have residential frig. with stuff in it, running.

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The only time I run mine while parked next to my house is if I am going to work in it or getting ready to travel (pre-cool the interior).
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Residential fridge with stuff inside.running
They use the surrounding air for cooling/heat exchange
They work harder when surrounding air is hot


Run the A/C ...set for 78*F


IF fridge was empty/off....no A/C
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:57 AM   #4
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I do keep the air set at 74 degrees.

1. Helps control humidity, moisture

2. Prevents mold

3. Always smells fresh and new.

Same with heat in winter.

4. We have never winterized the coach.

Yes

Always have.

I also keep our boat heated during the winter, 68 degrees. And keeps us from having to winterize also.
We are in and out.
And air on in the summer on the boat,
Set at 72 degrees.
A 4 ton heat pump handles the task.

For the same, like new smell.
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:01 AM   #5
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I do keep one air unit on if it's hot. We have a 50 amp connection at storage.

I haven't used the air yet as the interior is about 84 degrees, if it gets above 85 I'll flip the air on to about 78. I can control the air and many house functions from my i-phone. What I will also do is turn on the two fantastic fans at night for several hours to dissipate the heat as the storage garage gets cooler at night (big huge garage holding 100 RV's)

I have both fridges on (house and a small one in the basement). I'm running about 10 amps with the basics on.

I don't want the interior to get too warm.

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Our rig is plugged into a 30A outlet when parked at home. We keep the temp at 80 degrees in the summer and 50 degrees in the winter.
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Run my ac and refrig all S Fla summer long, which keeps the old girl sub-80. Not to mention damp-rid. It's not under cover, just cooking away.
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Our rig is plugged into a 30A outlet when parked at home. We keep the temp at 80 degrees in the summer and 50 degrees in the winter.
This is about right for us too.
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When not using your MH do you run the A/C keep the temps down inside. What are the advantages? What temp? Any negatives? (other than power cost). Been bouncing back-n-forth about this - looking for consensus.

Background: 43' Class A - Parked at home (outside on pad) with 50A shore to MH. Use regularly - sometimes will sit for a couple weeks between travel. Seeing temps around 100 consistently during daytime inside coach - have residential frig. with stuff in it, running.

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What is the humidity????


I know people who set one ac at 80F in FL
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The Itasca has a basement air and the heat pump is set to 82. Runs enough to make it pleasant to do stuff inside and keep the humidity under control. We're in south AL, temps have been in the 90s and dew points around 70. That means very muggy.
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I keep my coach on a pad beside my home with 50A service. I keep the air on 78 all the time when we're not on the road. I usually don't keep anything that can spoil in the fridge - so I turn it off and prop it open. The fridge is multi fuel.
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I keep mine in a shed with power at the family cattle ranch in south Louisiana, and run the air conditioner as well as the refrigerator full time, usually the air conditioner is set to about 82, unless I know I will be working on the coach the next day.
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