Just had this discussion on a thread where they were taking out...They were NW SMB owners that live in an ideal location where the AC isn't much of a need.
We, however were on our build/building our SMB at SMBNorth with Nacy Nix (THE BEST SMB designer, receptionist, bookkeeper, PR, expert in the LAND!) Jim (you know the newbie Shop MGR with only 37 years at the shop,lol) was in the garage as we were looking at a Quigley/SMB (for reference/example)that was going to be picked up later that day...I asked Jim, "What's the item most people WISH they would have put in?" He calms said, "AC"..."People camp in these things in hotter locations in the summer and wish they had it." Sold...trusting Jim, we pulled the trigger on one of the biggest costs on the van...we were on the fence too with the furnace...but that was a yes that day too, AND we use that waaaay more often (with it)...
We live in the midwest, camp local often to maximize our van. Iowa gets hot and humid and the noise is worth the comfort at night(in our opinion).. and we camp on concrete pads with elec. on our way to really cool locals/boondocking etc.
We are minimum 10 hrs from Mts or Great lakes and 16-18 hours away from oceansetc...plus camp (mostly) Spring to Fall..so we end up using electricity/AC more than we ever thought...We have a Honda 2000 generator to use when we are in a a non-electric local and need to cool things down for a bit (you know, in the desert before it gets cooler at a night...) but never intended to run all night in that application...
Either way, tell Nancy and Jim the Chris's said hi!! Our 7th Anniversary from picking Sporty up 2-14-14!!!!!!!
Ps We made Chad (our main builder) autograph the inside of the shower door..lol...tell himHI too! He did a really great job on ours!
Pss Thx for another excuse to post Sporty pics...lol
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