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Old 06-01-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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how to circulate a/c

Hello fellow Fiberglass owners,

We had our first hot weekend and were trying so hard to cool off our ParkLiner. It does have a a/c unit, but its near the floor and aimed almost out the door instead of into the unit. We love so many things about the quality and design of this trailer, but a/c placement is not one of them. We plan on trying an ocilating floor fan next trip. It got so hot everywhere except down low, I'm sure the dog was very cozy.

Anyone have an awning that covers the whole top as seems keeping the sun off it would help alot as we were stuck in a spot with almost no shade. Thanks
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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Small fan on the floor aimed up at the ceiling helps to blow the cold air up and around.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #3
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I have a portable fan that uses D cell batteries. There is a 120 volt adapter that I'm thinking of getting. Got the fan at Walmart and not expensive.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:25 PM   #4
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I had the same issue in my Scamp 16 last week. Brand new 6000 BTU A/C unit and mid 90s temps in very little shade. The A/C was doing its' thing but the air was not moving around the trailer. I am going to get a small 12v fan to use in the trailer and plan on adding a 12v weather-proof outlet on the outside of the trailer for it (and other 12v uses). The trailer has one 12v outlet on the interior from the factory that should suffice.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:14 PM   #5
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We had the same problem as you with our AC near the floor. A fan on the floor pointed up made a significant difference. It went from cold on the floor and kind of warm elsewhere to nice and chilly everywhere. We used a 120V fan since we only use AC when we have 120V. We then use the fan on the lowest setting. Good luck.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:20 PM   #6
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Heat rises (furnace) and cold falls (A/C), add baffles for each or you'll end up with a hot head (furnace) and cold feet (A/C). Baffles don't need to be fans, they can be diverters (like plexi or wood) that AIM the vents elsewhere.

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Old 06-02-2014, 08:08 AM   #7
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We picked up a fan-tastic endless breeze 12v fan. Put it on the floor under the table and it's like convection air conditioning inside.
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I have a small ac powered turbo fan that I sit on the floor right below the air conditioner and have it blowing upwards to move the air around...often times at night I would aim it a bit towards my bed to get the air moving towards me.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:25 AM   #9
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Hi Gretchen,
Tammie here- Joel and I took our ParkLiner to Tennessee May 24-28, and camped in the woods behind his sister's cabin, near Summertown. We had a lot of shade, so it never got too hot. Our Honeywell HT-904 tabletop fan from WalMart doesn't oscillate, but tilts up and down, and the air it drew in from the open dinette window felt like AC! Actually too cool to leave on all night. It's a pretty powerful little fan, and we'll put it on the floor in front of the AC when needed.
Great trip- did a little canoeing on the Buffalo River, and snapped up some batiks at Stitcher's Garden in Franklin, but I digress.
Where are your favorite spots in Tennessee?
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Hi Tammie, I'll digress too, are you a quilter as well? Or another happy fabric hoarder!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Batiks! They are like diamonds in fabric, and emeralds and rubys. . .Never been to the store in Franklin. THat is the Hollywood of TN for me, probably a bit pricey. But batiks are worth more. We live about an hour east of Nashville, and I really try to avoid the traffic. I did find what has to be the BEST batik collection this side of heaven in southern Virginia in Wyethville. Shop is called Sew What (I think) I stayed in the clearance room, yes, room not section. Got some wonderful greens at about 9.75 a yard I think. Most of the others were $11.75 about. Its an old house, each room is FULL, 4 racks tall of batiks, had to be thousands of them. I was like a junkie at Woodstock in there. Overload of happy. Really cute town as well, very worth going back too. Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics


okay, there is a SUPER quilt store in Crossville near us. I try not to go too often or I will take out a mortgage on the house buying more there! Lovely fabrics, I think mostly $9 something a yard, very good quality, not the thin stuff. Its called Little Blessings Quilt Shop.

I think I am talking about fans here, check.

Do you hand quilt? I do, love it. Takes me almost 2 years to finish most of my work. Am thinking about doing some wall hangings as the beds are all covered! Tell me what you do? Always nice to find a fellow fabric lover!







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Hi Gretchen,
Tammie here- Joel and I took our ParkLiner to Tennessee May 24-28, and camped in the woods behind his sister's cabin, near Summertown. We had a lot of shade, so it never got too hot. Our Honeywell HT-904 tabletop fan from WalMart doesn't oscillate, but tilts up and down, and the air it drew in from the open dinette window felt like AC! Actually too cool to leave on all night. It's a pretty powerful little fan, and we'll put it on the floor in front of the AC when needed.
Great trip- did a little canoeing on the Buffalo River, and snapped up some batiks at Stitcher's Garden in Franklin, but I digress.
Where are your favorite spots in Tennessee?
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Hi Gretchen,
Yes, I'm a "quoarder" and especially love batiks, but admit to a little Kaffe Fassett crush, as well. It's all about color, and the more, the better!
I love your quilt and the colors- is it for Fern? I haven't finished one for Esio yet. Even though I'm a machine quilter, it's mostly free-motion and I'm pretty slow. My machine has been known to go on camping trips with us, but some hand quilting would be nice.

If you venture west, Stitcher's Garden is just off I-65, and you could easily spend all day and not see all the fabric. Even more than Mary Jo's in Gastonia, NC, maybe not too far from you? Thanks for telling me about Crossville and Wytheville- looks like it'll be an Egg Roll Shop Hop!

Here's a picture of the king-sized quilt that took about 8 years to finish... Now it's wallhangings for me.
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Beautiful quilts Gretchen and Tammy!

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Old 06-03-2014, 07:19 AM   #13
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Hello fellow Fiberglass owners,

We had our first hot weekend and were trying so hard to cool off our ParkLiner. It does have a a/c unit, but its near the floor and aimed almost out the door instead of into the unit. We love so many things about the quality and design of this trailer, but a/c placement is not one of them. We plan on trying an ocilating floor fan next trip. It got so hot everywhere except down low, I'm sure the dog was very cozy.

Anyone have an awning that covers the whole top as seems keeping the sun off it would help alot as we were stuck in a spot with almost no shade. Thanks
In my own experience Gretchen, I would suggest that it will be very difficult to find an awning that would cover your trailer (or ours!). ParkLiners are just too tall. You might be able to have one custom made, but that would get pricey

Quilters in ParkLiners eh? Gail has been quilting for decades, gets together with her sisters and a couple female cousins often to work on family quilts (mostly theme oriented for nieces and nephews). We don't have a bed in our house without a Gail quilt, and most of our kids (I think all?) have quilts Gail made. She's always working on one. We have a great quilt store not far from where we live too. Seems to me one of her sewing machine is a quilt-specific one.

Best of luck to you!

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They do make a 12x12 ez up....I was thinking that way and throw it over the whole ParkLiner.... or maybe set it up and pull the ParkLiner through it so it would shade the whole thing.... but then your kinda hiding it lol
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