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Posted: 07/01/12 03:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So its 105 in TX and we pull in to camp. So my question is whats the quickest way to cool off my Jayco. Only one AC.

Should I be traveling with the vents open? Should I leave the vents open for a while in the cooling process?

Normaly travel with vents closed and pluged with pillows and leave it that way. Start cooling at 1800ish and its tolaroable at 0000


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Posted: 07/01/12 03:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

adding a 2nd a/c and plugging in 50amp would be the best.

Also maybe travel at night to plan on getting where you are going in the morning before the real heat starts.


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With your size 5ver, you will need 2 a/c' s in Texas. Good luck, KB
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If possible, close the slides and shut off the AC flow the the bed room (shut its door). Just try to cool the main area first.


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The last few units I have owned, the a/c has a way to open vents on the a/c unit in the ceiling, directing the air straight down. Closing off the rest of the vents in the ceiling for a couple of hours might help. A lot of extra work, but if it cools it faster, might be worth it.

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I have thought about a 2nd AC but before I do that I just want to make sure I am doing all I can with what I have...

Thanks for the help....

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Not sure why they even sell a RV over 20' with one AC south of I-80!!!!!
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If TX heat is like LA heat, get the 2nd A/C now.


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No kidding! One A/C in a fiver at 105 degrees. It better be a short fiver.

All of the heat from the lower end goes right up in the bedroom. All of the cooking heat goes in to the bedroom. Any wet heat from a shower stays in the bedroom.

You might end up sleeping in the lower half with a fan blowing on you.

I would even consider a portable A/C unit that vents out a window.

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