What's the best way to keep your motorhome cool inside without air con?

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  1. Branston1080

    Branston1080 Funster

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    Just in case we ever have a summer :Rofl1::Cool:
    What's the best way of keeping the inside cool?
    All top tips welcome. I don't have air con.
    Thanks Funsters :thumb:
     
  2. busby

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    Very unlikely to happen in uk for more than a week. Dont worry.:BigGrin:
     
  3. Mel

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    Just dont use the motorhome on that day:Rofl1:
     
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    I usually sit outside and let mrs t fume inside


    Or when it's to sunny to be out

    We open the windows and f-rt flap :Eeek:

    (Tiny door at the back used to climb through when parked at home) https://picasaweb.google.com/mytinsnail/2008_1011flimsy04#5255974932335098290

    https://picasaweb.google.com/mytinsnail/2008_1011flimsy04

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  5. vwalan

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    lots of opening windows high up on the side walls and smallish .
    also dont have an ally roof or a steel one . fibreglass is better at stopping the heat coming through . clear fibre roof with white insulation gives a real ideal situation . the windows high up seem to chimney the heat away far better than roof vents . roof vents can increase the temperature as they seem to magnify the suns rays .
    works for mine anyway.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    as Alan said...open roof windows & the door and if you have an awning then open that too.

    if there is no wind/breeze then the air in the awning will be slightly cooler than in direct sun and the hot/warm air leaving via the roof windows will draw in the cooler awning air.

    open containers (washing up bowl etc.) of cold water, with a small fan blowing over them, will also cool the interior

    either way you may only see a couple of degrees cooler indoors....but it is cooler. :thumb:
     
  7. JeanLuc

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    Get up in the hills if in southern Europe and try to find a shaded pitch. If that fails, try one or all of the following.
    Silverscreen on the windscreen to insulate it; open windows / roof vents if there is some breeze (and provided the outside temperature isn't hotter than inside); run a small fan inside - we have a cheap oscillating desk fan that draws about 30W and run it from an inverter.

    p.s. I forgot to add - I made some silver screens for the vertical top-hinged windows in the hab area. Padded, quilted insulation on a roll from Homebase, duck-taped around the edges and with elasticated corner straps fastened with velcro to keep them in place. In summer they fit on the outside of the open window to provide shade and in really cold weather can be fitted between the window and the remis concertina blind for extra insulation.
     
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  8. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Get air con !! simples !!:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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  9. BwB

    BwB Funster Life Member

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    If you've got the normal top hinged side windows then draping a white towel or sheet over the plastic window when it's open will stop (some of) the sun coming in and heating the inside.

    Opening the window and then pulling up the blind to stop the sun blocks the window up again :-(

    But draping and securing a towel seems to do the trick and leave the hole in the window open :BigGrin:

    (plus the normal open upper most and lower most windows to get the air moving as previously mentioned)
     
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  10. Deckard

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    get naked? :Wink::Wink::Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::thumb:
     
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  11. knokinonabit

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    Just stay in the UK.
    It'll never get hot inside. :Sad:
     
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