|Above, The Beast at Lake Havasu in August 2019. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
I've had my 2015 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R (The Beast) for seven years now. During that time, I've rarely had to use the roof air conditioner. When I had to use it, it was generally in Lake Havasu, Arizona where the summer temperatures exceed 110° quite often.
Besides air conditioning, there are other ways of keeping cool in an RV. RV Life has posted and article with tips on doing so.
They begin with:
Summer is upon us, so it’s time to prepare for hot weather. Traveling in an RV is great, but constantly running the air conditioning can be a major drain on your battery. If you want to conserve energy or don’t have a functional system, it’s important to know how to stay cool without A/C.
It takes a lot less energy to maintain a lower temperature than it does to transition a hot RV into a cool one. Even if you do decide to run your A/C, you can save energy by forming some habits that will keep the interior nice and cool.
Below we have some tips that will help your RV (and the passengers within) stay cool without A/C. These range from interior upgrades to quick cool-down hacks. Try to implement some of these ideas during your travels this summer and see how easy it is to get by without relying solely on the air conditioner.
To read more, go here.