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Old 09-01-2020, 10:41 PM   #21
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It's always the same debate. Folks in the far north are generally for nixing the AC, folks in the far south are generally for keeping it

In my case, when it's too hot in the back yard, I move to the front yard, under the cedars. And, I grab a beer from the bar fridge on the way.
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Old 09-01-2020, 11:26 PM   #22
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It's always the same debate. Folks in the far north are generally for nixing the AC, folks in the far south are generally for keeping it, and folks in the middle are a mixed bag. This should clue us all in that its about the climate where you live and camp, which should settle it - but of course it doesn't.
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Old 09-02-2020, 07:58 AM   #23
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Evidently very few Escape trailer owners use their trailer for one of it’s main intended purposes TRAVELING
I have read 100’s of similar threads and the dominant consensus seems too be where I live it’s always XXXX
so I don’t need YYYY.
I guess if your goal is to never leave your back yard then it
makes sense .
We have taken our FG trailers to 34 states + Canada and some mornings we wake up and turn on the coffee and the furnace but other morning we wake up and turn on the coffee and the A/C .

It’s nice to have options and the ability to travel beyond your own borders !
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While I rarely use mine, more than once I've left a perfectly good dry campsite for one with hookups just to run the AC. When it gets over 100F it suddenly looks useful!
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Old 09-02-2020, 12:10 PM   #25
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When it gets over 100F it suddenly looks useful!
Lets see...
The high for Rio Grande Village, Big Bend NP, Texas, today is supposed to be 104F and 20% of rain. I bet if you don't have air conditioning you will at least think about it.

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Old 09-02-2020, 01:47 PM   #26
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North vs. South division? I think the #1 division is east of the Continental Divide, because east of 102 west longitude (KS/CO border) is where the elevation is consistently below 4000 ft., and Gulf of Mexico air currents can bring in copious moisture.
On the other hand, high temps can occur all over: our first use of A/C when camping was at the ETI rally in Ossoyos, B.C.
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:07 PM   #27
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We are camped at a State Park in Northern Iowa
The temps are in the upper 70’s , bright sunshine and a nice breeze
I can hear the faint sounds of our fellow campers A/C units cycling on and off
So far we have resisted the urge but we did weaken slightly and turned on our roof fan.
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:03 PM   #28
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We have taken our FG trailers to 34 states + Canada and some mornings we wake up and turn on the coffee and the furnace but other morning we wake up and turn on the coffee and the A/C .

Its nice to have options and the ability to travel beyond your own borders !
Precisely my point. I want to be comfortable no matter where I am. And I have been in camping situations where the A/C was needed one day and the furnace the next.
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:05 PM   #29
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Thanks gang. Some good points. I guess if you “camp” in hot/humid/uncomfortable weather and have hookups then AC is a good thing. If not then no point in lugging it around. They can be removed and reinstalled in a couple of hours easy work. Mine will be in the attic waiting for that time when i really want it.
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Old 09-02-2020, 07:00 PM   #30
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Same with the rear seats for my F150. Never likely to be used, maybe the only two seat F150 around. But if there was a special situation they could go back in pretty easily. 70# out means 70# free extra carrying capacity. And in my case makes a very secure out of sight storage area for our folding bikes.

The bottom line is that folks should do what makes sense to them and their situation.

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