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Old 08-02-2015, 02:34 PM   #31
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AC ready- yes, and we did. We almost went with two Maxx fans but glad we didn't even do that.
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:36 PM   #32
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Wifeys comment on wiping out the exit view with an air conditioner was twofold:

1. He's probably not married.
2. Doesn't that kill the cross ventilation when it's not running?
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:47 PM   #33
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I just find it shall I say confusing why anyone would shell out the funds to purchase as nice a trailer as the Escape is and then scrimp by eliminating A/C.
I guess Carl, that would be me. I had to put the brakes on somewhere on the build sheet. Both the solar and A/C are financial delay items, but both are wired and ready.

I THOUGHT I wouldn't need A/C living in the Pacific NorthWET where I'll camp until I retire.... until this past month where it's the Flamin' Hot Pacific NorthDRY. My home doesn't have A/C either and if Ten Forward DID, I'd bring it home, plug it in and live in IT during this heat wave. But, this too shall pass...
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:22 PM   #34
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Wifeys comment on wiping out the exit view with an air conditioner was twofold:

1. He's probably not married.
2. Doesn't that kill the cross ventilation when it's not running?
Quite the opposite. My wife hates breezes, especially on her head. My little hanging fan provides the perfect amount of breeze and it's adjusted so I get full breeze and she gets partial breeze. Placed by the window it provides better cooling than having another window open.

On our last 42 day trip the window a/c got two days use. The hanging fan, many more.

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:24 PM   #35
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On the flip side, the current ac unit is a heck of a lot more aerodynamic than some of the clunky boxes I have seen on SOB roof tops.
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:27 PM   #36
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until this past month where it's the Flamin' Hot Pacific NorthDRY. My home doesn't have A/C either and if Ten Forward DID, I'd bring it home, plug it in and live in IT during this heat wave. But, this too shall pass...
My condolences. My temporary trailer use A/C is doing a fine job of keeping my den cool during this heat wave.

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:36 PM   #37
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Most will tell you to, as most get it. We didn't and still no regrets as camping in an RV park is a one-off, and don't get me started on the a-hole camp host at Finley Point SP at Flathead Lake who thought we didn't want to pay for electric(non-e were deleted by him) because we had CA plates and figured we voted for Obama, thus expected things for free No joke.

Seriously- the best advice IMO is build it for your use, not potential resale later. The upside for anyone later(for anyone who wants it) is that it will be new then with warranty.
Ross the camp host story is hilarious.

We doubt we will order AC as well since we rarely stay where the big units stay, too noisy, crowded and just a glorified parking lot. If we stick with this plan, won't miss the 100 pound on the roof nor additional drag.
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:52 PM   #38
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AC ready- yes, and we did. We almost went with two Maxx fans but glad we didn't even do that.
Wouldn't two Maxx fans short circuit and defeat their purpose ?
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I guess Carl, that would be me. I had to put the brakes on somewhere on the build sheet. Both the solar and A/C are financial delay items, but both are wired and ready.

I THOUGHT I wouldn't need A/C living in the Pacific NorthWET where I'll camp until I retire.... until this past month where it's the Flamin' Hot Pacific NorthDRY. My home doesn't have A/C either and if Ten Forward DID, I'd bring it home, plug it in and live in IT during this heat wave. But, this too shall pass...
I hear you! I'm in Washington state after a trip to Alaska, and after 2 months going across the US, Canada & Alaska, the first time I used the AC was 2 days ago when I hit Washington.

As far as having AC, I rarely use it, finding the Maxx fan usually provides enough cooling, but as others have said, when you need it it can change a miserable camping experience to a tolerable one.
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Seef, it is loud. We turn it on only to cool off the inside of the trailer. For that, AC has no substitute. The insulation package and cooler night time temperatures do the rest.

Now, of course, I tell you this with one disclaimer: Have never overnighted in Oklahoma or Arizona when it is 90F at 2100 hours.
Thanks for that honest report. My friend has a A/C which is located in one of the benches. The unit has a bunch pf hoses which need to be routed through the RV which is a bit of a hassle, the upside is that this is unit is very quit. I makes a hissing noise but at a very low level. The neighbors will not even know you have an AC unit running.
When we decide we need to have an AC we will go that route.
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