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Old 08-12-2016, 07:50 PM   #1
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A full timer on s YouTube video said he spends his time "chasing 70 degrees." Sounds like a great idea.

I'm boondocking up in Monte Vista, Colorado. It is 70 degrees and wonderful. Perfect weather.
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Looks like a nice spot! Thanks for sharing.
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If you are camping in an arid climate, a swamp cooler (evaporation cooler) works pretty good. It does not cool as well as AC but it can drop the temperature 10-20 degrees. The beauty of a swamp cooler is it only needs a fan and a little water so it is a low power drain.
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If you are camping in an arid climate, a swamp cooler (evaporation cooler) works pretty good. It does not cool as well as AC but it can drop the temperature 10-20 degrees. The beauty of a swamp cooler is it only needs a fan and a little water so it is a low power drain.
I grew up in Southern AZ and we had a Swamp-Box on the house and Dad had a 56 Oldsmobile that he had installed a removable swamp-box. He would set it in front of the front seat, where it's legs straddled the floor hump. It plugged into the cig-lighter outlet and we would add a little water once in a while. It was no AC, but it did provide some cooler air

If a person could find one of these old/small units, it might help cool a small trailer, but I wouldn't run out and buy a sweater yet... The humidity has to be very low for these things to do too much... Good idea to investigate though and good luck with it...
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So maybe searching for low humidity would be a good travel goal? I'm just throwing out that anything less than 40% would be great . . . ?
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Just got back from a week of camping in the Eastern Sierra at 9500 feet – 70 in the daytime, and 40 at night. 10% humidity. Great sleeping weather! But bring your own oxygen . . . .
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Just returned from the 76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Daytime temps near 80 degrees ......... perfect riding weather.

Nightime temps mid 50's for great sleeping weather.

Have a wonderful time!

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Just returned from the 76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Daytime temps near 80 degrees ......... perfect riding weather.

Nightime temps mid 50's for great sleeping weather.

Have a wonderful time!

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A full timer on s YouTube video said he spends his time "chasing 70 degrees." Sounds like a great idea.

I'm boondocking up in Monte Vista, Colorado. It is 70 degrees and wonderful. Perfect weather.
I see in your picture you have a FF model with a dark color front cap. Assuming you sometimes camp in higher temps, I would be interested in your opinion of owning a trailer with a dark color front cap. Does it feel hot inside? Do you think a white front cap would be noticeably cooler? We do a lot of camping in hotter areas and are considering buying a new trailer. Many of the newer models have dark front caps. Anyone else out there with an opinion about this?
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I see in your picture you have a FF model with a dark color front cap. Assuming you sometimes camp in higher temps, I would be interested in your opinion of owning a trailer with a dark color front cap. Does it feel hot inside? Do you think a white front cap would be noticeably cooler? We do a lot of camping in hotter areas and are considering buying a new trailer. Many of the newer models have dark front caps. Anyone else out there with an opinion about this?

Well, this is my first RV, so I can't speak to that from experience. But my 266-kirb is well insulated. We just drove back from NM in 96 degree weather. It was miserable outside. But when we pulled over for a potty break, it week pleasantly cool inside the RV. This is after driving for six hours.
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