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RE: 101 degree heat & 30 amp air-conditioning

You do NOT have a a/c problem. 102 degrees less 15 is all you're gonna get. Keep that fan off...as all that does is make things hotter. Hmmm. 30' TT here with a single 13.5K AC 30A unit. Recently in Moab, set up in shade, but where daytime temp high was 108. I am able to keep the inside at 74 degrees. Granted, I have completely resealed the inside on my trailer's AC unit with aluminum ducting tape and it made a very big difference in the ability for my trailer to keep cool. Prior to doing the reseal, it was very hard to keep the trailer under 86 degrees when it was 90-95 out. OP, do yourself a favor and watch these short videos that gives an explanation why a lot of RV AC units do not cool very well. I really thought I was in need of a new AC unit but started doing some research and found multiple videos showing RV AC units are poorly sealed where gaps only continue to get worse over the years. A little time and a very inexpensive roll of aluminum duct tape can help a lot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_GNjfFpTGU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzdQoDublzs I will check them out..thanks
Gdlow 08/10/17 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: 101 degree heat & 30 amp air-conditioning

thanks to all.. Sun is down...and getting cooler...Happy wife...Happy Life!!!
Gdlow 08/09/17 10:22pm Tech Issues
RE: 101 degree heat & 30 amp air-conditioning

Forget the fantastic fan. Was the RV a cool 72 at the start of the day parked or did you roll in with a hot box? Yes they use some type of Freon but they are sealed like fridge. No ports to add and check pressure. Yes you will struggle with one air. Set it down to 70 or lower overnight to get a head start on the next day. BTW at least check your voltage in the RV is good. We started with a cool box...
Gdlow 08/09/17 10:21pm Tech Issues
RE: 101 degree heat & 30 amp air-conditioning

pull in the slides and cover all the windows it will cool better that way, less space to cool turn the a/c on in the morning right after breakfast, save some watts, put the WH and fridge on LP a few extra watts and an early start 'might' get things cooler AC on early and all shades closed..awning around down except main and since we are golfing I don't leave it out, but comes down as soon as we are back.. Will pull slides in and try that.
Gdlow 08/09/17 10:21pm Tech Issues
RE: 101 degree heat & 30 amp air-conditioning

Does this have the Basement A/C with Dual Compressors like I found when I looked up "Dolphin 5342" on the web? If so, I don't think it can run both on 30A service, and running on one won't cool that big a coach at 102 ambient. I am finding that out.:S
Gdlow 08/09/17 09:50pm Tech Issues
101 degree heat & 30 amp air-conditioning

We are setting in a RV park where the temps today reached 102. The RV park didn't have any 50 amp sites available, so we are set on 30 amp. Had Air set on 76 degrees and current temp in MH is about 88 degrees. Turned fantastic fan on and temp rose to 90.. Do I possible have an air conditioner issue...I just had someone check everything out and said all was working ok...Do these units use Freon or as home units do? thoughts please, and thanks
Gdlow 08/09/17 09:02pm Tech Issues
RE: RV TV Satellite Service W/O Home membership

Best thing about Dish Network is that the signal will be high Def as opposed to DirecTV and Standard Def I have a portable that I can switch providers. Interesting but not true. I have DirectHD both at home and in my RV. Also with 2 DirectTV accounts you can put each one on vacation up to 4 times a year - works great we just put on vacation the one we are not using - one account is always on vacation Why not just have one acct. and take the receiver with you?
Gdlow 08/09/17 08:56am Technology Corner
RE: RV TV Satellite Service W/O Home membership

Best thing about Dish Network is that the signal will be high Def as opposed to DirecTV and Standard Def I have a portable that I can switch providers. Interesting but not true. I have DirectHD both at home and in my RV. I do as well
Gdlow 08/09/17 08:55am Technology Corner
RE: Mirror slid off wall

Thanks to all...great responses:C
Gdlow 08/06/17 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Traveling to view the Eclipse ?

Just curious if anyone is travelling to view the eclipse in a couple of weeks? I'm thinking of heading up near Boise. I need to go up that way to pick something up in the next month or so, so thought I'd make the trip around that date so I can view a total Eclipse, a once in a life time event. If you don't already have a reservation...good luck in getting one..I happen to have a farmer friend up near Weiser where we can park in his yard...but RV spaces were going for anywhere from $100-$200 per nite and two or three night minimum...
Gdlow 08/06/17 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
Mirror slid off wall

While we were driving heard a thump. When we stopped a 2 1/2 x 3 ft mirror had slipped off wall. It has been there for age of coach, and was attached with some type of tape. Any thoughts as to what type tape or a tape to use or a better way to install on MH walls.
Gdlow 08/05/17 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Traveling thru Las Vegas heading north I-15

When I go North from Yuma I go through Lake Havasu City to Kingman. I do not like the humpty dumps in California on US 95. Then US 93 and turn off on Lakeshore Rd Just before Boulder City up to highway 167. Then if you want to see Valley of Fire which is more than worth the time turn on Valley of Fire Highway then to I15. If you are not interested in Valley of Fire continue on highway 167 to highway 169 to I15. This skips Las Vegas completely and both highway 167 and 169 are good roads. As per google maps the route through Las Vegas is 222 miles and 3hr 24 minutes. The route using highway 167 and 169 is 219 miles and 3hr 46 minutes. The distance and times are from Kingman to St George. Is the area you are referring to the location where the 95, the 515 and 15 meet?
Gdlow 04/19/17 10:12am Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling thru Las Vegas heading north I-15

Thanks to all that responded...My depth perception sometimes makes it tough through narrow areas...so may try the valley of the fire route... thanks again :C
Gdlow 04/19/17 08:15am Roads and Routes
Traveling thru Las Vegas heading north I-15

Getting ready to head home and will be traveling north on I-15 thru. Vegas...Understand there maybe some tight construction zones on that route esp. with a Motorhome...anyone been thru there lately? Understand it maybe out around the race track??? thanks
Gdlow 04/18/17 06:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Blew out water lines. Hooked up, no water @ bathroom faucet

Hello. I blew out my water lines on my: 2012 Fuzion FZ375 before leaving for Christmas with the family. 2 weeks later, returned, hooked up the water and now have no water at the bathroom faucet. Kitchen, toilet, and shower all work fine. Any ideas? Thanks in advance- Larry make sure the levers setting the "normal" use positions are set there...I am alway filling my tank and forgetting to return to city water use...
Gdlow 01/01/17 09:26am General RVing Issues
Weldex monitor removal

Have weldex monitor and camera on 2005 national dolphin. Want to put in color. Question is how to remove the monitor from dash and camera housing on back.
Gdlow 10/17/16 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Rain on slide toppers

Have that problem as well, in fact it cost me a slide topper and $$$ as I had to get a mobile RV repair to come to the rescue. Since it has finally been rectified...I made me a "tool" to use to brush the water off the toppers after a rain, no matter torrential or not. I constructed it out of a pole (3/4 inch conduit or PVC would work) made an elbow at the top-6-8 inch 'arm', another elbow with 1-2 inch 'down arm' to which I connected a broom head. Works wonders..sure I turn heads when I use it, but also I have been asked if the neighbor or the 'lookers' could use as well. It stores all in one of my pass thru compartments. Can you take a photo of it? and post
Gdlow 10/16/16 05:39pm Class A Motorhomes
Rain on slide toppers

When we are parked and it happens to rain, the slide toppers collect water and when putting the slides in the next day we get some overflow into the coach...just enought to get dw mad/upset... what do you do to eliminate this.:h
Gdlow 10/16/16 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jacks

Well i got my jack to work again. I had my wife work the joy stick up and down and sprayed the jack shaft with WD 40. After several extensions and spraying the jack now works normally. This was a relief. Thanks for all the comments. I thought my solution may help someone else. Might be better to spray it with a dry silicone. or the dry style of wd 40. I do it every month.:C
Gdlow 10/03/16 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: back-up camera

It is pretty much plug and play. You'll have to hook up a ground and power wire. The hardest part is running the wire from the front of the RV to the rear. I guess that is my question. If a MH already has a camera and monitor, can you use existing wires? ,etc.
Gdlow 09/28/16 11:30am Technology Corner
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