What is best way to cool an A-frame

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  1. Tom and Teresa

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    In really hot weather, like 90 degrees and humid, what have you all found works best to cool your camper? AC on and cool cat fan/vent closed, or AC on and cool cat fan/vent open and not turned on, or AC on and cool cat fan/vent open and on a certain speed?
     
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    Yours must work differently from mine. I just put it on AC. What is this in? 90 degrees is not hot.
     
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    In our opinion, 90 degrees F. with over 60 percent humidity is hot! Just wondering if using the ceiling vent/fan along with AC in an A-frame is helpful or not...to keep air circulating up and out and keep dampness from collecting inside the camper.
     
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    I don't have an A-frame, but I have no AC in my pup. So I simply stay out of the hot pup and run a fan that blows on me while I sit with a cold beverage under the shade of the awning.
     
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    2018 Aliner Scout has the pathetic Cool Cube 5000 AC under the back bed. Terrible set up and layout. It has to run all the time with a three fan assist to attempt to cool. In Florida, in the sun, we added a small Arctic Air swamp cooler to the other end of the camper.
     
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    AC will remove the humidity not add to it. An open vent fan running will only draw out the cool air you are trying to make.
     
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    I have a 2019 ranger 12 I agree 90* and humid is not comfortable. We camped in Moab the end of June and it was 105 and dry and felt better than 90* and humid. we have camped 31 days this summer so far and here is what I do and it works for me. If I have electricity I close the camper up and put a/c on high and crack the roof vent and turn the fantastic fan on low pulling the air outwards. It works great. If I have no electricity I still close the camper up and crack the vent and again run the fantastic fan on low pulling the hot air out. At night I reverse the fan when it cools off to suck colder air in.
     
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    I understand now. You are calling the Fantastic Fan a ceiling fan. Regionally, we call ceiling fans those things hanging from the residential ceiling. They do make them for RV's.

    https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Acc...eiling+fan+rv&qid=1567104701&s=gateway&sr=8-5

    An air conditioner is a dehumidifier that cools the air. It is always better to close up the compartment. With one exception. We roll down the windows in our vehicle for 30 seconds to blow the superheated hot air out . You could leave the camper front door open and run the Fantastic fan for 30 seconds or so to blow out the super hot air. Then close everything up tight.

    Hot is when it is humidity over 90% and the temperature gets in the upper 90's and above. The body starts having difficulties cooling itself in the upper 90's. We hiked a section of the Pinhoti 2 weeks ago with a Heat Index of 116*F . Not bad for an old man.<GG>

    90*F and humidity over 90% is worse than 118*F and no humidity the Park Rangers were freaking out about when we were in Yosemite.

    Its all relative.
     
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    Purchase several sacks of ice at the check in station & double stack 'em on your bunk after set up & cover w/ a sheet of plastic & bedding...as the ice slowly melts, the sleep area will become much like a water bed, providing a refreshing oasis for y'all's old bodies...repeat steps as needed...
     
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    A true swamp cooler.
     
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    Tallahassee is where we are right now...right out in the sun! However, I’ve had the ac on 73 all day with curtains closed and the ceiling cool cat fan/vent off and closed. It has been very comfortable. I just had to turn it up to 76
     
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    I don't think we can reverse our fan.
     
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    OH RIK!!!
     
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    Camp with me in October! [:D]
     
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    [LOL][:O)]...I'll get Monica to shoot you a PM soon, we may be able to do that weekend at Claytor, shouldn't need that much ice lol
     
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    Sounds great y’all!!!
     
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