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Old 06-03-2017, 02:20 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Mike Lewis View Post
Good idea. I've seen those sewer caps with the hose fitting and wondered about the purpose. Now I know. I'll set up something like this when I return home. Thanks.
The hose fitting is used by many to fill containers which people then pull to the dump, often with a vehicle, instead of having to take the whole trailer.

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Old 06-03-2017, 09:08 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by float5 View Post
The hose fitting is used by many to fill containers which people then pull to the dump, often with a vehicle, instead of having to take the whole trailer.
Oh, okay. I've seen people doing that, at my current location no less. Eeww (IMHO).

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:15 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by jjimmyb View Post
A friend recently turned my on to using an evaporative cooler (the brand is Turbo Kool) instead of an air conditioner to cool his travel trailer.
We live in the arid SW and will be doing a vast majority of our traveling here. We will mostly be boondocking as well, so AC will not be used very often. The evaporative cooler, however, runs on 12V.

We have used these swamp coolers before to cool our home, and they work great. We will have the solar option along with dual 6V batteries as well in our 19'er. Our completion date is July 20th!

My questions for you all are:
1. Does anyone have any experience with these coolers for an RV?
2. Did it work well? Drain your batteries? Any problems with leaks?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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We had a swamp cooler like the "MightyKool" that we used for two years in Australia. We set it to blow directly on us at the table or the bed. It made a difference when dry camping. It would not cool the whole camper. Current draw was low enough to run it all night. Good for those time when it was just a little bit too warm to sleep; not good enough when it was very hot. We carried it under the bed when not in use. Plan to get something similar here before next summer
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:21 AM   #34
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I used a portable 12v unit in my first trailer w/o a/c. It worked fine, about 3 hours on a bag of ice when it was 90 degrees. I'd recommend using it again in the south west.

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