Originally Posted by teg_76
Thanks All for you replies.
We're in the Pacific Northwest, so I think generally we should be okay without an A/C unless we venture into hotter territory. I guess it does depend on our ambitions, which we're still working on.
Not necessarily! Its where you end up camping, not where you live. We lived in the Pacific Northwest for 13 years, and had a camper we used a lot. We lived on the wet side of the Cascades, SE of Seattle.
While we certainly did not need air conditioning
where we lived, we needed when we camped. Part of our camping was to escape
the rain. So we headed over the mountains, and we camped in eastern WA. So we used our air conditioner a lot. Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington get plenty hot in the summer. Then you might travel further: Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and more. I can tell you, you will need air conditioning
in those areas. And who would you rather have install an AC on your trailer, Scamp
, or some RV dealer who knows nothing about molded fiberglass trailers.
We still boondocked a lot too! In those cases, we stayed in the mountains, where AC was not needed. Having an AC does not make boon docking harder, it just gives you the option of having AC when you do have power.
We also used our AC trailer for the couple of hot weeks we would get at our home outside Seattle. It was not worth the expense to AC our 1907 home, but it was sure nice having the trailer for those handful of hot days.