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Old 06-20-2022, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Chillwell portable A/C unit

Read reports on Chillwell A/C units. Said to be very effective and works well.

Has anyone used them and is it worth the $89 to supplement your RV A/C unit. Mine struggles in temps over 90.

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Old 06-21-2022, 11:11 AM   #2
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Never heard of such a device. Googled it to see what it is. No mention of BTUs on their site that I could find. I didn't like the mention of cool moist air since cool, dry air feels cooler to us sweat producing animals. Plus, our RV air conditioning units remove moisture from the air.
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Never heard of such a device. Googled it to see what it is. No mention of BTUs on their site that I could find. I didn't like the mention of cool moist air since cool, dry air feels cooler to us sweat producing animals. Plus, our RV air conditioning units remove moisture from the air.
I'm going to put this 100MPG carburetor category.
Yep, that is what I'm doing but investing in wine!!
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Yep, that is what I'm doing but investing in wine!!
Solid thinking. Best I can tell is all this device does is blow moist air at a person and the cooling comes from the evaporation of the water on your skin. At first I thought it was like the swamp coolers that were hung off a car window 60 years ago but they actually did reduce the temperature ever so slightly. I don't think these are that advanced.
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Read reports on Chillwell A/C units. Said to be very effective and works well.

Has anyone used them and is it worth the $89 to supplement your RV A/C unit. Mine struggles in temps over 90.

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You are blowing moist air into your rig as your ac unit removes the excess moisture from the air. Trick to making your ac effective is trying to be in complete shade, (or go to cooler climate)
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Old 06-26-2022, 11:56 AM   #6
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It is an evaporative cooler. Pretty popular technology in the West, where the air is very dry. It does not work well in a humid climate, like the Midwest.
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I decided to order one to see if it works in the RV bedroom at night - will let you know when it arrives and try it.
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I would assume that it is just like my portable A/C unit that I once purchased for my pop up. Yes, it cooled the air, but it also added humidity to the camper which was just as uncomfortable. Me personally, would NEVER even consider one of these. Good luck
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The misses bought me one and we tried it!! It is complete junk it does not work, we even tried ice water. Okay well it does work if you strap it to your face! Haha it will never cool a room not even a closet!
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Thanks, as was stated above, I'll just take the money and drink it up in wine.
Just returned from CO and the wether was awesome up in the mountains.
Think I will do what someone suggested, go to cool weather. Already reserved a cg for next July....in the mountains of New Mexico. Along the River RV Park.
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