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Old 05-05-2015, 10:33 AM   #29
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Hi! A helpful link to keeping cool in your RV

Hi!

I came across this link for keeping cool in your RV at Burning Man. I especially liked the tip about evaporative coolers! Hope it helps!
Keeping Cool In Extreme Heat - Ideas From Burning Man

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Old 05-05-2015, 10:54 AM   #30
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Evaporative coolers only work when the relative humidity is 50% or a lot lower. Easy-Peasy at Burning Man on the Playa (Nevada high desert), but not so easy to find in the middle of the country.


They have been offered for vehicles since the 30's and for RV's since at least the early 60's, and still don't really work except under very limited conditions. Basically, it's not something you can count on from day to day.
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Have heard/read about that Fantastic Fan... on the list. ;-)
I have had both the Fantastic Fan and the MaxxAir fan, and prefer the MaxxAir fan, as it has more fan speed selections, and can be left open in the rain.
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I've been following Chris and Cherie of Technomadia for a number of years. If they say it's next to impossible to get enough solar to run an A/C, I'm very inclined to believe them. Read the entire story here: The (Almost) Fantasy of Solar-Powered RV Air Conditioning | Technomadia

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100% Solar RV AC Can Be Done – If You Design For It

If I read it correctly, it seems to say that for a small RV, like an egg, and remote solar panels, (so you can keep your RV in the shade), using an efficient home style A/C, it should work.
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It can be an expensive journey from "possible" to "practical"!
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Old 05-05-2015, 01:01 PM   #34
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David B, thanks for the fan suggestion. I'm still following the AC discussion, thanks everybody.
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