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I ALWAYS leave my A/C on. Did this for my 1999 Bounder Class A, a 2006 Rockwood travel trailer, and now our current Class A.

I set the temp 78-79F, close the blinds, but turn off the residential fridge.

Heat and humidity here in FL will destroy the inside of an RV. Other than the added cost of the electric bill, very little downside.


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I would have it off unless needed. Otherwise let it roast.


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I keep ours set at 82 while it is under the shelter. I also leave my frig on year round. It is a residential frig however. As already stated on this thread, we have our fiver packed just like our house. It is always ready to roll.


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We don't, but do leave a window vented for circulation. The only time we turn on the AC is several days in advance of a trip so that everything stays cool(er).


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Why waste electricity cooling the space you are not utilizing. Oklahoma is rarely humid enough to worry about humidity. Put some vent covers on the roof vents and leave them open a couple of inches.

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Never heard of people doing this. Seems borderline insane to run AC on a non-occupied RV. I guess all the insects and rodents will at least be comfortable. ?? To each their own I guess…


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Nope. Maybe open a hatch if it has the covers that allow it to be open in the rain.

Florida maybe a bit different with the swampy heat but not OK.


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I live where it routinely gets up to 110°+ for weeks on end during the summer. The a/c would be on ALL THE TIME even set at the highest setting.


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We keep our AC on about 80 when not useing. It's going to hit 100 by Tuesday here in NE Tx.

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No Ac here. but I do run a dehumidifier. I set it on the counter & it drains into the sink. Into the tank, then, with the gray valve open w/hose. It drains the to the grass.
Before I started doing that. Mold would start the grow quick.


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