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Posted: 06/29/21 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bgum wrote:

No mention of humidity. Does that mean the heat is a dry heat? That would make it a little more bearable.


Portland was 20% RH yesterday when they hit their record 115 high (prior to this past weekend their record was 107, set in 1965 and 1981), still a bit higher than places like Yuma and Death Valley that normally see those temps but not so high as to stop sweating from being effective.


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bgum wrote:

No mention of humidity. Does that mean the heat is a dry heat? That would make it a little more bearable.
The DC area has been a bit warm (not hot like the those in the NW) in the low to mid 90s; fortunately the RH has only been ~50%.

It’s been hot getting the TT ready over the weekend for my trip tomorrow; it didn’t take long for me to be dripping sweat.

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North of Seattle we were at 111 degrees with about 52% humidity, i lived in Fallon Nevada and went through some 115 degree days there that didn’t feel as hot.

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We are in triple digits here in NCW, but we are heading out tomorrow to the top of Sherman Pass(highest pass in WA). There are a few lakes in that area also.
The temps up there are supposed to be in the mid to low 90's which is fine with us. It sure beats a 110 degrees or higher at our house in Chelan.


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bgum wrote:

Are people using their RV and its AC to beat the heat


Dad used to do that 40yr ago in Michigan when it got really hot out.

Pulled the trailer around front and we would spend the evening in it to stay cool.


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bgum wrote:

No mention of humidity. Does that mean the heat is a dry heat? That would make it a little more bearable.


Humidity tends to limit high temps...for example, the all time high for Miami is only 100F.

I've spent a lot of time in Kuwait the last few years on a project.
- When it's dry in the summer, 120-125F temps are normal.
- When the wind blows off the gulf it gets humid and the temps peak at around 115F.

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S Davis wrote:

North of Seattle we were at 111 degrees with about 52% humidity, i lived in Fallon Nevada and went through some 115 degree days there that didn’t feel as hot.


Ugh, that's absolutely miserable there, high humidity and that kind of heat is stifling. The hottest I've ever felt was 105 and 80% humidity in Texas, 125 in death valley was much more pleasant.

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I just posted my own thread about testing my trailer A/C in this heat. It did much better than I expected. The A/C reduced inside temps from about 108 to 82 in two hours before I shut it down. I didn't think to add that our relative humidity was 15%.


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We were camped in Central Oregon, 109 F. Couldn't take the heat so moved to the Oregon Coast. Didn't even need the AC there. It was in the low 70's.

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ScottG wrote:

Not camping per se but I'm here with my TT parked at home in a car port and I'm surprised how well it's doing. Temp outside was 108+ today and the 15K AC is easily keeping it 75 inside and even the Norcold fridge is staying cool. In fact, I had to turn the fridge down because it was only 33 inside.
In fairness, the trailer gets very little direct sun but still, I'm impressed.
Thankfully, we have central air in the house otherwise we'd be in the trailer.

EDIT: OK, temp now 107 and one whole side is in the evening sun. After my wife made dinner in there and used the oven (she just had to have tater tots with her cheeseburger..). AC has slipped to 80 inside (set to 75). Turned fridge down to 4 and it's 35 inside.

I guess we would not have used the oven if we were staying in it and I could turn on the second AC.
Still, pretty good performance for an overgrown styrofoam cooler.


Wait a minute.

If I understand you correctly you are keeping both your camping trailer and your house cool when the electric grid in your area is strained to the max and people are dying from the heat.

Please Shut the AC in the trailer off and just stay in the house.

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