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Old 07-10-2016, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hot, hot, hot!!!

Man did we bake inside the 31FK this weekend. It was only high 90's outside but direct sun and the inside temp was 88* most of the time.

Ugh - c'mon Jayco.

I know why those Class A's have two AC units on them.


The other thing I've noticed is that the fresh water gets really hot too. Hot enough to shower without the water heater.

Our old coach had the fresh water tank more protected and it stayed cool.

This thing is an oven.

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Old 07-10-2016, 10:03 PM   #2
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I know the feeling well. My rig won't get any cooler than that either if I can't get it in the shade. A single air conditioner for a 32' rig just doesn't cut it. However, even my first MH at 25' wouldn't do much better. These ACs are just too small for these uninsulated rigs when they're in the sun.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:27 AM   #3
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Try some window shades:

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They work pretty good. Also put some heat shields on the cab windows.

I have to figure out how to close off the cab completely and in a clean/nice way. That would help too.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:34 AM   #4
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Don't complain to loudly, Jayco may start charging extra for solar hot water heating.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:21 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=pconroy;427128]Man did we bake inside the 31FK this weekend. It was only high 90's outside but direct sun and the inside temp was 88* most of the time.

Ugh - c'mon Jayco.

its not Jayco there all the same and leaving your awning out helps a little.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:26 AM   #6
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I had my 24MBH out in the direct sun with 95F daytime temps and I had to turn the temp up a little because it was too cold in the camper. Am I doing something wrong?
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Smaller unit, less air to cool. Also daytime temps matter a lot, but direct sunlight matters more.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:09 AM   #8
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In ful sun today.. No issues!

Mine is not perfect... But it is doing a pretty good job so far. We are parked in full sun this weekend and having no trouble staying around 72 inside the rig.

I take full advantage of the lower night time temps. I like it cool so I am happy to bring it right down to 70 over night giving the rig a good head start on the day.

After that we make sure we control the sun exposure. We bought the external windshield cover they sell at CW. That was one of the best investments we made. The sun never touches the front glass which is the Number 1 source of heat in these beasts. We pay attention to the Southern exposure and keep the blinds down on that side and if it is a really hot location I throw one of those reflective car shades in behind the blinds.

The awning also helps. The one thing I don't have, yet, is slide toppers. They also make a significant difference as the roof of the slides is one of the worst insulated points in the entire unit.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:14 AM   #9
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We were driving - so deploying the awning or shades might be a little tricky!


Our first Class C, was a 21QB, and the 13.5K AC unit had no problems keeping the rig chilly. Even in Vegas in the summer.



Based on this last weekend, I can't imagine taking the 31FK thru the desert southwest this August.

Ugh.
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Makes you wonder, I had a 1995 Fleetwood Tioga 31' class C. Never had a issue keeping cool with one 13.5 BTU coleman. It had the rubber roof and, white carpeting stuff on the ceiling. But what about the freon changes over the years ?...maybe that's part of the difference?
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