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Nosmo King

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hey folks, another question for you!

New camper has cab air con. Great for while we’re travelling but....

How to keep cool once you’re parked up, particularly overnight?

Not an issue for the next couple of months I suspect but Portugal in July might be different!

Thanks ever so!
 
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You need to stop it getting too warm in the day otherwise it will take a long time to cool off at night.
We try to stop with the awning on the South side so as far as possible there is the least direct sun on the sides of the van. Close blinds on any side that is getting sun and open all windows to maximise ventilation. At night we have a turbo vent drawing in the cooler air over our bed.
On an aire where awnings and open windows are not allowed this is not so easy of course. Try to park in any shade, close reflective blinds on roof vents and have the vents open.
Fans are useful, we have a big mains one running off inverter, much cheaper than the large 12v ones.
 

BreweryDave

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Another vote for endless breeze, you get what you pay for.
Worked well in my 8m A class all summer in Portugal, running 24/7 !
 

tuscancouple

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Thanks. Just purchased one as this thread reminded me how warm it was last autumn in the camper with no fan after years in the RV with a large fan on stand! :D

Mick
 
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We bought a Dyson Pure Cool last summer....absolutely brilliant both at home and in the van. 10 speed, remote control, can oscillate etc.

Not cheap but very quiet and efficient

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Put a cheap square fan in your sun roof. It sucks in lots of cooler air, it's more efficient and quieter than the 12v kitchen fan (in our case) (y)

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You mentioned "particularly overnight" I fitted a 1000 ohm resistor and heatsink to slow the fan down for night time, it's now silent and creates a lovely draught :cool:
 
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Put a cheap square fan in your sun roof. It sucks in lots of cooler air, it's more efficient and quieter than the 12v kitchen fan (in our case) (y)

You mentioned "particularly overnight" I fitted a 1000 ohm resistor and heatsink to slow the fan down for night time, it's now silent and creates a lovely draught :cool:
How do you keep it up there? Is it just the right size to slot into the blind runners, or did you make some form if fixing?
 

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I think it's better to run the fan in extract mode, to expel the hot air that gathers at the ceiling and draw up cooler air from below.
 
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How do you keep it up there? Is it just the right size to slot into the blind runners, or did you make some form if fixing?

The original fan had 2 plastic feet so I cut them off. It's almost the right size for the roof but slightly smaller so then I cut some trunking down lengthways to make long 90° pieces and screwed it to the sides. If you look closely you can see it. Then I screwed a small piece of plastic in the middle underneath to locate the fan in the middle. Again if you look closely you can see it.
 
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Nosmo King

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Hey folks, where did you get the fan from?
Thanks

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Shrimp

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If you can have windows open cover them in a towel-or something-that way you get the shade over the window and any breeze going!
 

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