My original thoughts behind getting rid of the air conditioner were based on a couple basic concepts. First and most importantly, Heidi and I don't want to be in a location that requires it. That is why we love that our home has wheels! We can drive away from such places!
Then of course there is the need for more power to run it. Battery banks and inverters just don't work well for AC. Taj is pretty small at 17' and hauling even a small generator that would only exist to support an air conditioner just doesn't work for us.
We could plug in to shore power of course, but that isn't the way we like to live either. We prefer to be out away from cords if we can. Pulling the AC out of Taj would also give us more storage space for other things we would use more. So really, it seemed like a pretty easy decision.
Then came Florida...
Now, the muggy heat has us hiding inside with AC being the only thing to make life tolerable. Yep, it's coming out for sure now! I refuse to be trapped inside a van, unable to leave and enjoy the outdoors without dropping from heat stroke! Back to my drama queen friend's logic(Captain). This is a direct quote.
"You seem imprisoned by your closed mindset, you have to be ready to go where the mission takes you."
It is in pink since I think it suits him :) So let me consider his argument for a minute. He thinks I will be less "imprisoned" by sitting inside a van, unable to leave? I don't consider that an option...
Heidi and I can be quite comfortable in some pretty hot climates with just our fan and good venting. This is the first time we have ever truly needed the AC. From now on, we will time things better or just enjoy one of the many other beautiful parts of our country that isn't bent on cooking us!
Ruby Beach, on the Washington Coast, is the perfect example of a nice, cool beautiful spot!