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Old 05-05-2015, 06:31 PM   #111
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Roger that, Bud. And I got the ice.
And the increased humidity factor in the trailer ?
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:16 PM   #112
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Mine was bagged ice, I wonder if one can use dry ice? that lasts awhile. Not sure if the off gas is potent, though.
It's carbon dioxide. Not toxic, but I wouldn't want to fill a small enclosed space with it. A small cooler full of dry ice will turn into gas of about the same volume as the air in the trailer.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:22 AM   #113
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2X on not using dry ice. I once managed to fill an orchestra pit with enough CO2 using a dry ice fogger to put out a candle sitting on a table. This was with less than 20 lbs of dry ice filling a volume many times the size of the interior of a trailer!
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:39 AM   #114
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Wow that's a caution! No dry ice for me. Better to (cough) endure the slings and arrows of humidity than to venture into forbidden, dry chemical lands.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:34 AM   #115
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Myron .... you should submit your airconditioner to the Red Green Show on PBS.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:31 PM   #116
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Cooler instead of A/C

Our son uses a Swampy.net cooler in his VW bus in Phoenix daily. Says it is much better than the modified coolers and he just uses water at over 100* F. It is more expensive than styrofoam coolers but works so much better that others have bought one after they see his working so well.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:19 PM   #117
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Our son uses a Swampy.net cooler in his VW bus in Phoenix daily. Says it is much better than the modified coolers and he just uses water at over 100* F. It is more expensive than styrofoam coolers but works so much better that others have bought one after they see his working so well.

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The operative word is "Phoenix". Evaporative cooling (swamp coolers) work quite well in low humidity areas. They have them all over the Utah area where I grew up. Not a one down here in South Texas. Far too humid for them to work effectively.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:46 AM   #118
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swamp coolers

Normally we have monsoon here in Tucson and a good swamp cooler does work. A house that was my son's, now daughter,s rental property does just fine without air and our son uses his cooler in the VW when he goes to CA. The web site lists the different units based on part of the country to be used. The old VW people try everything to keep the vehicles up to date as they can.
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