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Old 08-13-2009
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Camping this past weekend in VA. where it got to the upper 90's and high humidity our campground must have had a power failure or a fuse popped...but in brief, power was out for a while in the afternoon. A dog was left in a motorhome, AC on, all windows and blinds closed. Unfortunately, with no line power and no AC, the temps rose to the level that caused the dog to apparently die of heat exhaustion. The dog owners were understandably devastated by their loss.

What we do here in Fla volunteering, is to leave the front a/c on and we put a curtain up about halfway down in the bus. We leave the back windows open with the Fantastic fan on.
Our cats can go from the front (very cool) to the back (hot) and lay on the bed if they want.
If power fails, they have the back half open windows to keep them cool enough.
This way we don't worry if the power goes out..
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I worried about the same thing happening to our dogs. I installed a camera and temperture monitor that will email me if temp go's to high. I also can look in on my pets anytime from my Iphone(Live feed). There are a lot of other things it will do, below is the link to the device if anyone is interested. I also installed triggers that will alert me if I lose power 110 & 12 volt. You also need internet for this to work. I have a wireless system from internet in motion that works great.


http://www.apc.com/products/resource...CountryCode=US
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Les,thats cool.
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We use a three-stage approach.

Air Conditioners on
Auto-Gen-Start set for moderate-high temp (low 80s)
Kool-a-matic set for a bit above the Auto-gen-start temp

We have a WindoMaxx vent on one bedroom window. Had to cut the top off to make it fit because of the awning, but it is fully functional and provides an opening that otherwise might be too big - cat could get out - but with it is secure.
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What we do here in Fla volunteering, is to leave the front a/c on and we put a curtain up about halfway down in the bus. We leave the back windows open with the Fantastic fan on.
Our cats can go from the front (very cool) to the back (hot) and lay on the bed if they want.
If power fails, they have the back half open windows to keep them cool enough.
This way we don't worry if the power goes out..
Bob,

That is the same thing that I do and it works great. I do a couple of other things to try to ensure that my pets are looked after in emergencies, I have combined them all together for display purposes in the attachment;

In case of a personal injury, I carry in my billfold this form that I made so that it will fold up with the "IN AN EMERGENCY READ THIS" message showing. I have blacked out the location of my spare key, so the rescuers can get into the coach. It has a numbered list that can be edited depending on where I have parked my 'Bird and when I move the old location can easily be crossed out and the new location added directly below it, when the form is full I just print out a new one and start all over again.

I also have a "Emergency Numbers" decal placed on the window next to the door that has my cellular phone number on it. I used to have a close friends number there too, but remove it and now only carry it in my billfold with my Medic Alert card.

I also have a "Pets On Board....In An Emergency Please Rescue" decal on the window.

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I use temperature alert, it was about 100 bucks. Put it on a AC outlet at 78 Degrees if AC quits it text me on my phone. I test each time i leave MH for service.
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It also takes my computer and Sprint card to make it work which I had anyway.
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With the summers heat reaching the upper limits, I thought that it would be a good idea to bring this thread back to our attention, after all our Pet's are just children with fur and we need to look after them, I am even more cautious about this now since my beagle Buddy is now headed toward 19 years old and the heat will affect him more now than ever.
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John, we had screens made from the same material as our windshield screen. They snap on outside the door and driver's window allowing both to be left open with no way for a pet to get through.
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We use a three-stage approach.

Air Conditioners on
Auto-Gen-Start set for moderate-high temp (low 80s)
Kool-a-matic set for a bit above the Auto-gen-start temp

We have a WindoMaxx vent on one bedroom window. Had to cut the top off to make it fit because of the awning, but it is fully functional and provides an opening that otherwise might be too big - cat could get out - but with it is secure.
Howdy, Don.
The WindoMaxx is interesting but I couldn't find it on the maxxair site. Would you please upload a photo of that?


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