I'm in the process of specing out my 19. Although I expect to camp in warm weather, I'm still leaning towards adding the extra insulation and thermal windows. My feeling is that if I'm camping without ac, thecamper will stay cooler. If I am in a crowded campground, I'm hoping the inside will be quieter. Other's thoughts?
Yes indeed. A friend in Santa Fe has a 17 with the insulation pkg without a/c and it is surprising how cool it stays. He has yet to add a/c as using the max fan and opening windows has kept him comfy. Well worth the thousand bucks!
Only reason I am including a/c in my 19 is trips east into the humidity. We spent many years in Hickory NC and liked the Ashville area. Used to mt bike in the Cane Creek Hendersonville area. Ya can't beat the parkway!
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A lot people do not realize the difference between eastern heat and western heat. Here in the east we need a/c to cool via removal of moisture whereas in the west you need swamp cooler that add moisture to cool with. Total opposite. A 90 degree day here in east without a/c is unbearable whereas a fan in the west will cool you down at 90. I was amazed while in SD feeling 105 degree heat and thinking it must be around 90 as I'm just starting to sweat.
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Very true, I just cleaned and started my swamp coolers this week. It's interesting as the trend the past few years has been a move to a/c here in New Mexico where at a25% humidity level people complain. Shade and a breeze rule in the west .