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Bordercollie

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Good info from Rockhillmanor. We changed inside A/C grille to a "Chillgrille" which allows you to direct all cold air into the kitchen/dinette area or divert it into the ducting to cool the whole rig. We don't go camping in the hottest parts of summer here in Socal. Rather stay home with effective central A/C and insulation and window shutters, etc.

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I just tried the dehumidifer thing, it was putting out a lot of heat, so I took it back out. We camp in the summer, kids out of school, so we go when we can. Hopefully the campsite will have a nice big tree, but i am thinking seriously of the portable unit. With my kids in and out of the rv, A/c will never keep up, and we will only really need it on those exceptional days.

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A motorhome with windshield covers, etc., seems to get smaller and smaller after you spend whole days in it trying to keep it cool. Thank heavens that it usually cools off quickly at night along the West Coast.

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I'll never forget trying to sleep in 100 degree heat during the night in our 100 year old rental house in Milwaukee, WI. Sheets got soaked with sweat, we often wound up on the floor. A few movie theatres had air conditioning.

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Bordercollie wrote:

A motorhome with windshield covers, etc., seems to get smaller and smaller after you spend whole days in it trying to keep it cool. Thank heavens that it usually cools off quickly at night along the West Coast.


Yes it sucks big time, which I quickly found out my first summer in Florida. It is almost impossible to keep the inside of a MH cool from 2:00 until 7:00. You just have to sit real still. It was one rude awakening for me what it's like staying in a MH in hot humid weather.

It is like living in a cave. And in Florida, unlike the Midwest where I am from, sadly the evening heat is the same as during the day.

Regarding the de-humidifiers. You don't buy the jumbo house ones! A small portable one from Lowes does not put out any heat, it's quiet and really helps bring the temps down inside a MH.


"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us".


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I would look a quick start and capacitor most often fail. It starts compressor which make system run. Remember most have sealed systems yes some leak but most don't , check condenser fans also see if working. You can find the quick start parts on e bay for around 14.00 bucks and very easy to install good luck.





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