Saturday, July 21, 2018

Air Conditioning

3:00 am:
Here is the thing about why I have never used air conditioning in my RV. MsTioga's A/C was sooooo noisy! Who would be able to sleep with all of that noise overhead?

Then, I came up with the concept of always staying in T-shirt and short pants weather. My thinking was that if I would always stay in weather that would be comfortable while wearing a T-shirt and short pants, I would not need an air conditioner.

And that is exactly what I did for all of those MsTioga years. 2003 to 2014.

I recall one year that I entered the City of Spokane on the eastern side of the State of Washington in the middle of a heat wave! Off I went. 300 miles. Helter-skelter, non-stop all the way to the coolness of the City of Seattle on the western side of the state. More importantly, near the Pacific Ocean.

Of course, MsTioga's Ford chassis was equipped with a powerful in-dash air conditioner. Which meant that while driving to Seattle, I was plenty cool!




4:44 am:
Age Brings Changes
Since September 2016, my RV rig has been a 13-foot Scamp Trailer towed by a Ford Transit truck. We have named our trailer Scampy. Still no air conditioning.

In yesterday's 2:43 pm Blog post I Blogged to you about having a Heat Stroke while sleeping inside Scampy. The high temperature and not having air conditioning could have killed myself and Boid!

For my present RV life, I now must seriously consider air conditioning for Scampy! I have 80-years and 8-months now. Things are different than before.

An air conditioner must be installed for Scampy!


8:05 am:
Bought The Air Conditioner


We purchased a Frigidaire air conditioner from Amazon. 
Click [Here] to view.

Note: High cool w/ compressor uses 336 Watts. It is possible that our Honda 1000 watt generator would be able to operate this air conditioner!




10:45 am:
Tioga George Speaks
Chris & Jim Guld conducted a seminar this morning titled:

"Create Your Online Travelogue" [Blog]

Geeks On Tour co-member Chris Guld asked Tioga George to talk a bit about his blogging experience.

Tioga George loves to talk about that stuff! After George talked for a bit, Chris commented, "You did a good job, George!" 

PS: George loves a compliment! 😎

4:00 pm:
Heading Out!
Now comes the time when our FMCA experience ends. The Scampy RV Team is heading to the northwest.

The closest large town in that direction is Sheridan Wyoming. We are there now at Andy's Coffee & Bakery.






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 3,808 feet



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26 comments:

  1. Hey George—I, like you, strive for weather conducive to shorts and t-shirts. At 75, I find that either I or the weather has changed so that I too find that I need AC more than ever before. I understand from where you are coming on that subject. I continue to look forward to your daily posts—rock on!

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    1. Hi Char,

      When I had 75-years, an air-conditioner was not a necessity for MsTioga.

      Now I have 80+ years, and it is clear that an air-conditioner for Scampy has become required for my health. [Boid's health too!]

      George

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  2. Some kind of cooling is necessary if you are going to be inside during middle of day. Especially at "our" age. As I write this 8:20 a.m. the AC just came on in the house. Of course here in Vegas it is already over 90. However when it is below 82 Bill is freezing and I am cooking. Take care of yourself. We'll be in Mazatlan - great weather again this winter...

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  3. I get heat exhaustion too easily anymore. I carry frozen water bottles for both drinking and cooling down quickly. I bought one of those cooling neck ties too. When the neck tie gets dry, I pour a little melted ice water on the tie and wrap it on my neck. I cool off instantly. Drinking melted ice water also cools body fast. I freeze at least two bottles for the day and keep a small cooler chest in my truck to put & carry the neck tie and frozen water bottles. My truck is always prepared for emergency i.e. cargo blanket, tools, folding chair, wrapped snacks, dry fruits, umbrella, rain slicker/boots, first aid kit and many other small stuff....jumper cables, cargo ties, duct tape, etc. At one time or another I've used these emergency items either for myself or others. In AZ, the streets and ground are hot in summer. One day I helped a fella with emergency repair...used cargo blanket to sit/lay on and loaned tools, gave him ice water. I sat on the folding chair with umbrella for shade until he finished his repair work (no sitting in truck due to heat inside). :-)

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    1. Hi Rita,

      Thank you sooooo much for sharing about what you do when it gets very hot! 😎

      George

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  4. George...you are more amazing every day. How do you provide an address to receive the a/c? How do you install it in Scampy? How do you provide power when dry camping? But I know you will do all these things and more! And then you recovered from heat stroke and became the super sales person. Wow!

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      Thank you!

      The address is a mailbox service located in the Town of Ponderay Idaho that receives packages for $5/each.

      You want me to tell you how I intend to install the A/C now? Before I actually do it? Sorry, this is "Wait & See Pudding." You gotta wait to see.

      Being an order-taker for Geeks-On-Tour was a big kick for me! My thanks to Chris Guld for inviting me! 😎

      George


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  5. Hi George.... I found several pictures of Scampy units with roof mounted a/c units. Just a thought.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      Those A/C units that you found will not do for my application.

      I want a very small A/C that is VERY quiet. Only way to fill those specs is to go with a window A/C.

      George

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  6. It seems unusual for a trailer to not have AC these days, but would it be better to have a traditional RV rooftop unit installed if you plan to keep Scampy? I agree that it is completely necessary, no matter where one is in the country. And yeah, for Boid as well. We are completely responsible for our helpless pets. He needs to be cool and out of drafts. Hope this works out for you. Stay at the hotel as long as you need to!

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Unusual? My Scampy could have had an A/C installed if the people that sold it to me had ordered one.

      I disagree with a "traditional RV rooftop unit." When you see what I do, you'll get the idea.

      George

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  7. A very wise decision, to buy an air conditioner. Will be interested to see pictures of how you mount it.

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    1. Hi RandB,

      Thank you for your, "A very wise decision"
      compliment! 😎

      George

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  8. It looks like you purchases a window A/C. I was thinking that one of those roll-around portable A/C's would be more convenient. Roll it out of the way to store it, then roll it out and vent into a window slot when you need it.

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    1. I thought so, too. Because of the A/C process of removing hot moisture out of Scampy, condensation/water will drip from the A/C unit either on the floor or in a pan (which has to be emptied often) provided with the A/C unit. Walls with a window in Scampy are not reinforced to withstand the operation of an A/C. But the ceiling is reinforced for the installation of an A/C made for recreational trailers.

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    2. Hi John,

      When you view how the window A/C is installed, you may agree with I am doing.

      George

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    3. Hi Dee,

      Please wait and see how I install the widow A/C.

      George

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  9. We hate our roof top air for the same reasons. In our previous 18ft TT, we used a window unit with a small Honda 2000W generator. It would run for up to 14 hours on a 1.1 gallon tank of fuel. Quiet as a mouse and the generator never revved up. With our current TT, we never use the roof air, but there is no place for the window unit. For those that are interested, here is a YouTube video of someone who used a minisplit or high wall unit which may be our next purchase. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHDT5ZEpKkw&t=118s

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    1. Hi LBM,

      You gotta wait and view how this window A/C is installed in order to understand.

      George

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  10. Chris, we hate our roof top A/C, too. But we use it only when necessary during extreme heat conditions and check into a park which will make available 30 amp service; we do the same thing when experiencing extreme cold with ice and snow to use our electric heater and to plug in our blanket for sleeping. During normal conditions, our solar panel charging our deep cycle marine battery will keep our fans going to cool down the camper at night. George has some extreme heat conditions and needs an insurance policy of an A/C to back him up. He probably will never use it but a few times during the year; however, he needs it nonetheless. As you know, in the US there is always a park which will sell you some 30 amp service to run an A/C during a heat emergency. Just hate hauling around a generator capable of supplying enough juice for an A/C.

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  11. I'm so glad that you could join us for the FMCA rally! I loved that our "How to make a blog" class got to hear from the famous Tioga George.
    Stay cool. Love you.

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    1. Hi Chris,

      Thank you sooooo much for your
      "...famous Tioga George..." compliment!

      Reading that made my day! 😎

      George

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  12. I feel I ought to mention (in case someone is trailer shopping) that I don't think the a/c that came with my Casita is too noisy. It is very efficient which is why it's never been necessary to keep it running while we sleep. It is wonderful for hot afternoons.

    I'm sure you are making the best decision for you and Scampy.

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    1. Hi RvSue,

      I am so sorry if you got the impression from my Blogging that I was referring to the A/C in your Casita?!?

      George

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  13. Air conditioners have become such an indispensable part of almost all environments that it is quite difficult to imagine an environment without air conditioning. Many households, offices, schools, colleges and industries are opting for air ac repair armonk to ensure the comfort of those inside.

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