Originally Posted by GingeTowUK
ITASCA Ellipse 40KD 2006 that we maybe hiring out.
Will this RV be okay in the Nevada desert?
My experiences in east texas:
We have a 2008 Winnebago Journey 39Z
We have not been as cool as we like on some outings.
I ran a test, here at home, what I consider to be worst case.
Drivers side facing broad side to west sun. All awnings out on east side. We covered all windows with R5 Rated foil backed foam board on the inside. We ran the unit for two days. No appliances and lights only when we went in to check on progress.
Outdoor temp reached 100 degrees both days.
We set t-stat on 72 degrees first morning at 9AM and the then current reading was 84 degrees. It made it to 77 degrees by 11:30 AM, then started back up. At 5PM the thermostat said 81 degrees & another thermometer over the couch said 88.7 degrees.
At 10PM it was 73 degrees.
8:30 AM next morning it was cycled off at 72.
4:30 PM it was 77 degrees.
We honestly believe the air conditioner was performing perfectly, just had more load than it could handle.
PS: It was on 50 amp service & we confirmed both compressors were running & it held 20 degree plus temperature differential between return & supply.