using a dehumidifier to keep cooler as alternative to AC - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-11-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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Folks, I have posted questions like this before but have never inquired about a dehumidifier. On those rare occasions when we would be camping at the southern beaches in summer, would a dehumidifer be a good way to stay cooler at night or would an electric fan be a better alternative for those hot evenings in a 13ft rig. I have looked at window unit ACs and portable floor models. Both have drawbacks. I'm thinking a dehumidifier might help me avoid buying a Honda 2000 generator to run an AC unit. What do you think of the dehumidifier idea?

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Old 04-11-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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a dehumidifier will cause more heat inside the trailer. fan or ac is best.


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Old 04-11-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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a dehumidifier will cause more heat inside the trailer. fan or ac is best.
Curtis is a correct.

Also: My dehumidifiers are loud. I run them in the camper when I store it to keep the moisture out and in the winter, the heat the inside.
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One thing that makes an incredible difference is to find a way to put some shade over the egg -- I made some supports from PVC pipe to make a ridgeline over my Scamp and draped a tarp over that, staking out the corners, but it takes a while to set up. If there are trees, and the CG allows it, a rope strung between two and then a tarp over the rope (tie two diagonal corners of the tarp to the rope and stake out the other two corners. With the egg in shade and the vents and windows open, it's surprisingly cool.

What's bad is when the egg is left locked up in direct sun during the day and becomes heat-soaked because it then takes a long time to cool off at night, even with a fantastical fan or the like.

See this new thread I just posted:

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Old 04-12-2009, 05:33 AM   #5
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I would strongly recommend that you get an Endless Breeze Fan
Our summer days often reach the mid to high 90s with over 90% humidity and a few minutes with this on medium followed by turning it to LOW and setting in the window works beautifully.

It runs on 12V with a 3amp draw.

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