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Old 10-14-2014, 12:22 PM   #11
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Having sold a 19 without air we found our audience was limited. Potential buyers in the warmer climates were not interested even though it was a/c ready. On our 21 we ordered a/c, I doubt we will ever use it, but it will help when time to sell.

We did test it out, so I guess we have used it.

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Old 10-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #12
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I’d say get A/C even if you don’t think you’ll ever use it. Living in the PNW my house, like many, does not have A/C, seldom need it. But there have been those few summer nights each year when being able to move into an air conditioned camper was a blessing.

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Old 10-14-2014, 01:12 PM   #13
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PS. this is not a classified thread. Those of us that are buying or selling don't want our ads buried down at the bottom of the page by non classified discussions.

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Old 10-14-2014, 02:21 PM   #14
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We did decide to get AC and there are days we're glad we did. We've only used it in Southern California, Utah, and Arizona. Never had to use it in the NW ... the fan works great.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:43 PM   #15
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I believe most of the Escapes sold in the past were to folks that lived in the pacific northwest where there is less need for AC.
Wanting to travel the country at the best time of year to see those parts, I want to keep my options open, hence I have AC. Used it a few times this year. It's more a matter of when the outside air is uncomfortable, the Maxx-fan does a good job bringing in the air, when the outside air is cool..
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:58 PM   #16
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I didn't get the A/C or solar. But Ten Forward is ready for both when the time comes. I had to draw the line somewhere. I won't be camping outside N. Cal, Oregon or Washington for several years yet and mostly on the west side of the states. A/C only comes with a short warranty and I didn't want something on the roof that expensive to just sit there and age out. Look what happened with solar last year. Almost than twice the watts, in the same footprint for the same price as used six months before! By time I'm ready for solar I may get a 400 watt panel in the same footprint... and cheap ;-)

Besides Ten Forward is going to be an estate problem for my daughter. Selling is the last thing on my mind. YMMV
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:10 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
...Besides Ten Forward is going to be an estate problem for my daughter. Selling is the last thing on my mind. YMMV
But if I make my Escape too attractive by adding all of the options (including A/C), I may have to keep a closer eye on my heirs to make sure they do not "hurry me along".
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:15 PM   #18
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I live in Florida and try to go north to escape oppressive heat in the summer. In the winter if I camp, I have never needed anything more than a ceramic heater to stay adequately warm. However, my 2 Aliners, my Scamp, and now my 5.0TA have been ordered with a propane furnace. Never had to use one but you never know. Same with A/C.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:02 PM   #19
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No a/c for me. We rarely camp where power is available and I'm the world's lightest sleeper.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:22 PM   #20
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My advice: If you think you might need air conditioning -- then you need air conditioning

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