Our Journey has a basement air conditioner unit that works very well for most temperatures.
One drawback with it is that when temps climb into the mid to high nineties (or higher), it has a hard time keeping the interior of the Journey cool. We see inside temps climbing and the air starts to get a bit sticky and uncomfortable.
There have been some Winnebago owners with basement a/c units that spend a couple of thousand dollars and mount an additional roof top air conditioner in place of a roof vent.
After thinking about it long and hard, I went a different way. First off, I didn't want to lose the vent, it is right near the stove and is necessary to help vent cooking odors. Also, there are times when we have no FHUs and use the vent and an open window to cool the Journey's interior. The vent is powered by the Journey's house batteries.
Summers usually find us up North where days are a bit cooler and the basement a/c works just fine.
So I went a different and less permanent way. A run to Lowe's and I bought an 8000 btu portable air conditioner.
I vented it out a small window next to the front passenger seat. I got it in place temporarily with some cardboard and packing tape, but will make a nicer looking cover in the next few days. I also bought a heavy duty 12 gauge extension cord which I ran to the campground electrical box and plugged it into the 20 amp plug so I'm not drawing power for the unit through the Journey's electrical system.
A small pan is used to capture the water that drains from the unit.
We've only had to use the new a/c twice so far and it works great, really helping to keep the inside of the Journey much cooler. Since we're going to be here at the COE for the long hot summer, this unit will be a big help. Plus it is easily removed for our travels. Total cost? $271 for the a/c and $49 for the 50 foot HD extension cord. A lot easier on my wallet than installing a roof top unit. :c)
As for my eye issue, it's getting better. A visit to the eye doctor last week revealed I still have 20-25 vision and the retina has remained in place. The gas bubble is down to about 1/4 of its original size and I look forward to it disappearing completely in the next week or two. Still using a bunch of eye drops, but they should be tapering off too. Now I'm looking forward to Krakatoa being removed in August and get back to normal.
Thankfully, we'll be cool while we wait. Summers are hot down here in South Carolina! ;c)
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