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Old 07-31-2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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Hittin' the Road for Two Months... Mid-West or Bust :)

Well, we get to take off 9am sharp from the West Coast. For the first time, we get to see how our tt performs in 105 degree weather! The fridge and a/c in our previous tt failed miserably in extremely hot weather.... I have faith that both will exceed our wishes in the Jayco. We plan to overnight in Laughlin, Nv for two nights on our trip East.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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If you are expecting temperatures of 105 the Jayco A/C may take hours to cool your trailer off after a long day of traveling. We stopped in Tuscon, Arizona last year at the end of a long day and it took 3-4 hours for the trailer to cool down. Then we got smart--we used wooden clothespins to hold bath towels over the small windows and light blankets or a felt-backed plastic table cloth over the large windows. We found this really helped insulate the interior from the radiant heat coming through the windows as we traveled. Once we arrived and got the trailer cooled down we removed the towels/blanket/table cloth.

Have a wonderful, COOL trip.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions Sam. We upgraded our a/c to the 15k. We have those day/night type shades that are actually just 'night' shades. Keeping them closed might do the same, we'll give it a try anyhow. We will probably get there around 3pm. It will definitely be a test to see how everything cools off! Of course, we'll let everyone know how it goes!
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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It was 102 degrees when we got to Bullhead City, AZ (across the river from Laughlin). The inside of the tt was 91 degrees when we pulled into camp. Good news is that the 15000 btu a/c has done very well cooling down the tt. It's dropped down to 85 after half an hour. Also, the fridge is doing perfect staying cool. We have it at the #4 setting. Gawd I love our Jayco in hot weather!
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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Some fun photo's at sunset and with Breezi/Papa

Bullhead City, Az overlooking Colorado River and Laughlin, Nv

Gawd it's hot here...REALLLLLLY hot here, but the sunsets are reallllly pretty!
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:13 AM   #6
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Just keep coming east, here in Maryland it has been in the 80's all around the Chesapeake Bay area.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:58 AM   #7
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Really enjoying your photos. Please keep them coming. Safe travels and keep us posted.
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We're staying East of Albuquerque currently. After years of traveling I-40, we finally took the tram to the top of Sandia Peak (years ago, we took the lift with our bikes and rode down the East side of the mountain). http://www.sandiapeak.com/ That tram is kewl; feels like you are going almost vertical when you leave the top! Weird thing was, it was scary going up, but not so descending. If you ever travel through Albuquerque, I would recommend the tram
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Healthi, thanks for the photos and the travel update. Question--are you ever in the photos?
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ROTFLMAO.... (It's been a year and I wondered if anyone would ever notice!). Do ya wanta see my goofy or serious side?
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