Originally Posted by MyJourneys
I just double-checked and found out it doesn't have rear air. I've had a van (minivan) without rear air before, and whew... really don't think I want a van without rear air again. The only way the back passengers were comfortable was if the front passengers were freezing. I know I sound wimpy, but after dealing with 100+ temps lately, it's probably a deal breaker for me. Still thinking about it, but...
A lot depends on your location and where you will be going, but also how much glass there is. My SMB started as a cargo van, but had more or less all the windows added in to make it like a passenger van. Even though I had the SMB installed 12V rear AC system, one year in the Phoenix area when it was 117 degrees, driving the van was misery, and unbearable for the passengers in the rear. I believe there's a huge heat-load contribution from the all the glass.
Good luck in your search.