Originally Posted by Mary LG
The plan is to take week to month long trips throughout the West.
I recently completed a months-long trip out West. Here are my suggestions:
- You'll need an air conditioner if you plan to camp in the summer months. I encountered temperatures over 100 degrees in eastern Washington and Oregon in July, and apparently that's normal. I didn't realize it got that hot there. You'll have to use campgrounds with electric hookups then, of course. If you get the thermostat that controls both the heat and AC, I think it will let you run the A/C fan at a slower, quieter speed.
- It gets cold at night, even if it's warm during the day. The insulation and dual-pane windows would help. It is my understanding that the insulation has been improved on the new models.
- If it's not too hot, you can dry-camp. In that case the dual 6V batteries and solar panels would help. If you are going to go solar, get two panels, not one.
- Finally, I recommend the front storage box.