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Louisiana in July is Hotter Than the Surface of the Sun... When your A.C. Is Broken

Kate and the kids and I have been spending the summer at Cajun Palms RV Resort ( in Henderson, LA.  Living in an RV has a bunch of great benefits.  The main one being you can live anywhere you want.  Under normal circumstances we wouldn't spend the summer in the south, but health issues with my mom have led us to South Louisiana in the worst heat of the year.

At first things were going fantastic.  We have an amazing pool to swim in.  A fun party atmosphere on the weekends.  All my family is close by, so we can visit and have babysitters for date nights.  Everything was great in fact until it started getting hot.

We noticed it getting warmer and warmer in the camper during the day.  We tried everything we could think of.  We insulated the inside of cabinets, windows, underside of hatches and out of the way walls with silver bubble wrap insulation.  It worked well at first.

Then it got warmer again.  this time we decided to install a portable A.C.  in our bedroom closet where the washer hookups are.  (I'll make a post about that process soon) The new A.C. worked well and we thought we were in the clear.

We weren't.

When you are camping in the south in July and August the last sound you want to hear is your A.C. compressor grinding, followed with the sound of breakers tripping.  By noon the camper was around 90 degrees and we were freaking out a little.  We decided our best course of action was to send Kate and the kids back to Georgia to stay with family, while I stayed behind to get the camper fixed.

I called a local RV repair company, Fun in the Sun RV Repair ( They were friendly and quick and diagnosed the problem fairly quickly.  The only problem is the AC had to be ordered from the factory.  and it's summer.  and A.C.s break in the summer....  so I had to wait.  A week in the Louisiana summer heat is a long time.  A week without working A.C. in the section of the camper that I need to work from.  is.  an.  eternity.

The A.C. was installed yesterday and I am so happy.  I might actually be chilly now.  I think I will need a coat. The best part is the A.C. was covered under my extended warranty, so all I had to pay was $100 dollars or so.  Best purchase ever.

The take away from this is don't stay in hot places in the summer when you live in an RV.  If you do stay on the surface of the sun, make sure you have a working A.C.


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