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I wish we could have gone north already - and a move to much cooler temps is coming, but it sure is a challenge to stay cool here on the Texas coast.  The living room a/c runs non-stop from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.  The bedroom does a bit better.  We have the "air dumps" on on both.  Have a small fan on the bed pushing air forward.  Have a circulating fan in the front, curtains behind the front seats and a few other things.  Cleaned the coils on both units.  We make it, but it's a challenge!

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11 hours ago, GR "Scott" Cundiff said:

I wish we could have gone north already - and a move to much cooler temps is coming, but it sure is a challenge to stay cool here on the Texas coast.  The living room a/c runs non-stop from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.  The bedroom does a bit better.  We have the "air dumps" on on both.  Have a small fan on the bed pushing air forward.  Have a circulating fan in the front, curtains behind the front seats and a few other things.  Cleaned the coils on both units.  We make it, but it's a challenge!

When you say you cleaned the coils did you remove the covers and clean the condenser on the fan side of the coil. Remember the air gets pulled into the coil from the compressor side and out the back and unless you look in there you will never see how dirty the coils are. Next remove the inside cover and make sure the air can't get from the outlet side to the return side, you need all the air going into the ducts. Using the dump will drop the air straight down and get pulled right back into the return and sometimes the RV just isn't insulated good enough for hot weather.

Denny

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Do not wait until you need the air conditioners, run them all night, never open windows or remove reflectX from them. If you open windows, everything inside absorbs moisture from the outside air. Once you do start the air conditioning units, they are running full blast trying to remove humidity and chill the air. Dry air changes temperature faster than air with higher humidity levels.

For proof,  watch temperature fluctuations in the desert SW(not big cities) between day and night temps; the humidity there is likely 15% or lower.

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