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RE: Good morning - travelaround - 05-29-2020

Maki, I'm so happy for you that you're getting a day out of town.

desert_sailing - are you vancamping in Arizona right now, or someplace like that? If so, a ceiling fan and window vents are the way to go.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 05-29-2020

(05-28-2020, 08:33 PM)desert_sailing Wrote:  ....Battery powered  lights could get super expensive.  Unfortunately I  didn't make my  cushions with much awareness.....
Good day everyone, and the heat continues at 108 degrees in southern Arizona, hotter in Phoenix. Too hot to fish...

@desert sailing
Couple of hints you may use or not.

Luci lites best available online about $20 each. You will need 2 for 6 hours of light total. Recharge on your dash during the day. Good for reading.

Ryobi has an 18 volt fan with rechargable batteries. Laundromats and libraries have plugins for free charging.

Many like the USB fans, I do not. If you like USB fans please provide a description, best brand, and source link. 

For sleeping, use one piece mattress, thermarest is recomended. I have memoryfoam which has it's problems, but some like. When it is hot I like to sleep on the wood floor (heat rises).

Also watch Bob's cooling videos 1 & 2 for other hacks.
-crofter


RE: Good morning - desert_sailing - 05-29-2020

(05-29-2020, 05:48 PM)travelaround Wrote:  Maki, I'm so happy for you that you're getting a day out of town.

desert_sailing - are you vancamping in Arizona right now, or someplace like that? If so, a ceiling fan and window vents are the way to go.
Eastern Wa.  and I am in my fenced yard...lol...nothing so glamorous as AZ yet..

I am starting with a very basic power system that I don't think I would be able to power much of a fan at this point..lol

I wonder if they make d cell powered fans that I can put at one of the open side windows just for movement.....


RE: Good morning - crofter - 05-29-2020

(05-27-2020, 01:37 PM)travelaround Wrote:  Crofter - so you're staying in Arizona all summer?
More fun in the sun. Have not decided when to travel next, there is so much to do here. 
-crofter


RE: Good morning - bullfrog - 05-29-2020

My Ryobi stuff has lasted for several years now and most have a really good warranty(any store, direct replacement) available when I buy through Home Depot and use their credit card it is really easy and probably less expensive if you use the vehicle charger for their "One" 18 volt easy to keep batteries charged up. The batteries are expensive and the less expensive after market ones don't hold up. I have fans some with misters, lights and tools that all use the same battery.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 05-29-2020

I agree, the Ryobi batteries are powerful and long lasting. Sounds like I need that one fan with the mister. Right now I am powering with shore power and running AC to keep the van at safe temperatures.
-crofter


RE: Good morning - B and C - 05-29-2020

(05-29-2020, 06:37 PM)desert_sailing Wrote:  I wonder if they make d cell powered fans that I can put at one of the open side windows just for movement.....

I have an O2 Cool fan: https://www.walmart.com/ip/O2COOL-10-inch-Battery-or-Electric-Portable-Fan/49332866?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42423897272&wl4=pla-51320962143&wl5=9027693&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=49332866&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjw5cL2BRASEiwAENqAPoUAAfnsgO5Mh4F7BAMU9lcu7hOeRRUNbrVj0AOyVvGbJle3jkn8FhoC7ToQAvD_BwE 

It was recommended on here a long time ago.  I ran mine off the house battery.  Found I didn't use it much as I use the fantastic vent.  I just crack a window near where I am and have a good breese.


RE: Good morning - jacqueg - 05-29-2020

(05-29-2020, 06:33 PM)crofter Wrote:  .

Many like the USB fans, I do not. If you like USB fans please provide a description, best brand, and source link. 


-crofter

I have an OPolar - https://www.amazon.com/OPOLAR-Powered-Battery-Enhanced-Personal/dp/B06WGLGJ94/ref=sr_1_13?crid=3333TRVD7FMI4&dchild=1&keywords=opolar+fan&qid=1590805495&sprefix=opolar+fan%2Caps%2C502&sr=8-13

It will run for hours on one of these -  https://www.amazon.com/Portable-25800mAh-Capacity-Indicator-etc(Black)/dp/B07TSHW85D/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=battery+bank&qid=1590805559&sr=8-4
(not the one I have, but similar).



RE: Good morning - desert_sailing - 05-29-2020

Thank you soo much everyone for the great suggestions. 

It is going to be another hot night. It is  currently 89 at 8pm 40 % humidity!!  UGG..we are usually below 20% ... and very little drop at night.

Cold water is going to be much appreciated I see. I won't have a fridge for a while.. if ever. A cooler of ice is only gonna last so long...

Great lessons  being learned. Thank you for your clearing of the path so my way and that of others is easier!

I am a little bummed I forgot to get screening.Sad

a strip of led.. 6 feet usb powered..extendable. 4 bux.. testing that tonight... LOL no screens but more light... Do you want to wager on how many insects I will be covered in come morning?


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 05-29-2020

I like my opolar 9" usb fans - I have two of them.
https://www.amazon.com/OPOLAR-Powered-Battery-Enhanced-Personal/dp/B07F3WLZ4K

Probably the same as what Jacqueg linked to - but my fans are pink. It is getting warm here and I've been running them every afternoon. They charge easily off the van, when I am driving.

Eastern WA ... not far from where I was living - in Post Falls, Idaho.. I left there in October.