Originally Posted by Normand Choiniere
I had a 5,000 BTU unit in a 13 feet Trillium
. In Mexico, interior temperature was 90F degrees (without humidity!!!) and it was 102F outside. It is not overkill. As a matter of fact 8,000 would be preferable. Forget about 3,000 BTU. This is useless.
Already forgotten. I have a 5000 BTU unit still in the box up at the campground.
Hopefully that'll be enough, I can't easily fit anything bigger/heavier.
I assume there was little shade in that circumstance?
I'm mostly concerned about cooling it down at night in high humidity. I just can't sleep when I'm sweaty. In a dry heat, with an iced beverage, I'm ok in the Scamp
when it's 90 inside. I've seen that in New Mexico this year. Not ideal, but I can live with it. Or certainly sitting outside under the awning
in 90 degrees.
Ideally I think someone (and it may be me) should design a sun screen made of light weight
tent materials and poles that attaches to the roof, just enough to clear the roof vents. something that blocks the sun from directly hitting the trailer, yet will let wind pass over/through.
Trying to effectively AC something baking under strong direct sun is an uphill battle. And with such a shade you might not need AC nearly as much.