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Posted: 11/05/19 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone stay full-time in an RV park in Arizona during the heat of the summer if so what did you do to stay comfortable?

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well my brother inlaw lives down the road in tempe during the summer he doesn,t go out in the day time. but like any place cold or hot you get use to it.

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jackM85308 wrote:

Has anyone stay full-time in an RV park in Arizona during the heat of the summer if so what did you do to stay comfortable?
Have air conditioning, and lots of it. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny for electricity. An evaporative cooling system might also help.

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Depends on where you are staying. We spent last summer (April thru September) in Prescott Valley and easily weathered it. It did get hot (95-100°) during July and August but our two A/Cs handled it well.


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If you don't have two ACs, I wouldn't do it. You might be able to install a swamp cooler in an RV window.

Buy an autoformer because sure as shooting the park voltage will dip during the summer months.

If you have a dog, buy pet shoes otherwise you risk burning the dog's feet.

If possible, try a summer getaway to a mountain campground (> 7000') as it's cooler up there.

Keep in mind that when the summer monsoons hit, it becomes very humid as well as hot.


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Use awnings if you can. You may have to run your AC 24/7...in Phoenix (or AJ) it can be 90 degrees at night.

Like others wrote, best to head to higher elevation...within AZ if you want to stay close.


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Couple people told me they install small window AC units and they say that really does the trick much more efficient and less costly anyone ever tried that?

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All of these come with wheels. At the very least, head up to Payson or Flagstaff for the summer.


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Arizonans leave for the summer.


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Depending how big your rig is determines a lot. 2 roof ACs in a large unit will be marginal. A friend of mine has 32' Artic Fox fiver. He put a window unit in and it made a big difference plus was much more efficient. Silver bubble paper in the windows also helps, the only drawback is it's like being in a cave. Put Styrofoam in the roof vents and put silver bubble in the shower dome. Never leave with your awning out. Wrap your water hoses with pipe insulation. You won't need to run your water heater. Also foam insulation on slide roofs helps keep some of the heat from the slide. The park has about 156 sites and about 8/10 fulltime residents.

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