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Old 04-17-2016, 09:40 PM   #1
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Cool The Big Debate

With only a couple of days to finalize our options for or 19'0 trailer the question is whether to get the Air Conditioner.

We live in the Vancouver area but are planning on traveling south all thru the year.

I guess what we are wonder is how often the people with the AC are actually using it.

Is it a necessary evil or just using the max fans sufficing.

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Old 04-17-2016, 09:47 PM   #2
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With only a couple of days to finalize our options for or 19'0 trailer the question is whether to get the Air Conditioner.

We live in the Vancouver area but are planning on traveling south all thru the year.

I guess what we are wonder is how often the people with the AC are actually using it.

Is it a necessary evil or just using the max fans sufficing.

thank you all
Brad
If you're going to the Southwest/Southern USA you will want it. Blazing sun and 100F plus at times. Plus humidity in the South/Southeast.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:00 PM   #3
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If you lived in Texas during the summer it wouldn't be a debate. Get AC.


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Old 04-17-2016, 10:03 PM   #4
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Anything that is installed during the initial build is usually better and cheaper than an add on later. Now is the time to do it and if you're going south, you will appreciate it. And then there's always that resale factor. Loren
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:14 PM   #5
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but are planning on traveling south all thru the year.

I guess what we are wonder is how often the people with the AC are actually using it.
Brad
I think the key is "all thru the year" If that means in the summer in the South then as others have said, get it.

We don't have it and only go South in the non-summer months. We do have a small portable unit we can use if things got really uncomfortable. Of course you have to be plugged in or use a generator so that's another factor in the mix.

This year we did Quartzsite and Baja and never used the a/c at all. So where and when you're planning on going South and whether you'll be boondocking all play into the decision.

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Old 04-17-2016, 10:15 PM   #6
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And keep in mind resale. Future buyers might appreciate it there.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:18 PM   #7
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At least get the trailer pre-wired for AC. Less hassle if you change your mind.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:38 PM   #8
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Since we boondock 99.99% of the time without power, we did not get the air conditioner. I'm hoping that the Max fan will suffice for the majority of our trips to the southwest and when we visit family in the southeast. I plan on using a small portable for those very infrequent times that we may need to use it. Our trailer is pre wired if we ever decide we want a fixed unit. Scott

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Old 04-17-2016, 10:55 PM   #10
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Brad, you had me at the word "south". Get the AC. Even if you don't use it much, it makes your trailer so much more marketable.


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