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Old 01-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #15
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Linda its cute but Im still buying a Honda generator to run my little ac when Im boondocking and its too hot lol

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I don't blame you Deryk. I'd do the same if camping in a hot humid climate. Been there, done that. Originally from TX Gulf Coast, so I know what it's like to need AC. For me, I'll just use my little 12v auto swamp cooler when its miserable--like if I get around to going to Burning Man. Happy trails Deryk.
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oooh Burning Man! Wish I was closer. Im sure a few generators are running there lol. eah in some areas its a necessity. I also will be goin to see friends over the summer and campin in there driveways for a weekend here and there and sometimes its just easier to be fully self contained.

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:46 AM   #18
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I also will be goin to see friends over the summer and campin in there driveways for a weekend here and there and sometimes its just easier to be fully self contained.
We do this often too, even if they do have a bed. Even if we think we might have a couple too many drinks when still in town we have taken it. For the few minutes hassle of hooking up, it is no big deal at all. There is something nice about the familiarity of your own space, where you can raid your own pantry, and dance around nekkid if you like.
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Oh yeah Jim! I like haveing my own privacy, and my friends dont seem to complain at all either.

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Both you guys, please make sure your blinds are drawn while enjoying your privacy rites!!
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Will do, Jim. No free shows.
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Yeah nuttin's free... ya gotta pay! LOL
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Unfortunately, I don't see a lot of glowing reports on this. It does blow out cold (moist) air, but not enough to keep up with heat gain on a hot day for much more than a very very small area. So I suppose it depends on how much cooling you need. The people that seem happiest with these are using them to cool dog crates. (IMHO, I wouldn't even trust my trust my dog's life to this on a 90degree day.) They seem to use a lot of ice too.
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I used and still have my Kooleraire, I used it in my first trailer which did not have a/c. On a hot/humid night it brought enough relief to allow you to sleep, operating off a bag of ice for around 3 hours. I keep it in my Escape trailer which has a/c and use as a regular icechest/cooler for potables while enroute and then fill my refer with the water and beer and soda at my destination. If I'm not hooked up or boon docking I purchase a bag of ice, bring out the attachment and I have a source of cool air to fall asleep to. So it has two components, an ice chest and the 12v attachment. Highly recommend if you do not use hookups and need some heat relief.
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Linda its cute but Im still buying a Honda generator to run my little ac when Im boondocking and its too hot lol

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I'm with you. Nice to have power for more than AC.
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