Originally Posted by wags999
Most mechanical things have a life span.. why use them when you don't need to and use up those lifetime hours. And why consume energy when it's not needed...JMHO
Exactly! You would be better served to put some MaxAir covers over your roof vents and keep the vents open. I have the smoke colored ones, to keep the brightness from intruding in the early morning.
I live in Illinois and we have 90-100 degree summer temps and high humidity all year round, too. I leave my roof vents half-way open all year round when the trailer is stored. Never had any problems with the heat and humidity harming anything.
Save the wear and tear on your A/C unit and keep your energy bill lower by leaving the A/C off when you aren't camping. Your wallet will thank you and the A/C unit will last longer!
Just my experienced opinion. (Done it this way on three trailers, now.)
BTW - I do put a cover over the A/C roof unit in the fall. It keeps the snow and ice from accumulating inside the cowl.
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