Pros and Cons of Installing a Portable Air Conditioner in Your RV Pros and Cons of Installing a Portable Air Conditioner in Your RV

When you’re parked your RV and the weather is hot, a portable air conditioner can make evenings much more comfortable. However, there are both pros and cons to installing installing a portable air conditioner in your RV.

Pros

The biggest advantage to having a portable air conditioner is comfort. An RV can grow extremely hot on a summer night, and air conditioning will help you sleep better. It plugs in and uses the electricity from the site, so the only cost to you is for the unit itself.

Cons

Having a portable air conditioner in the RV will make living in it much easier but it presents its problems. It’s quite easy to find a unit, but you still need to buy it and fit it. So you have to consider the cost of the unit itself plus installation.

The biggest challenge is fitting it the portable air conditioner in RV. RVs offer little in the way of spare room, and the unit has to be put in through the wall of the camper. That’s a big job and one that requires good mechanical knowledge, or paying someone to do the work for you, which increases your costs. If the work isn’t done wellm it looks awful and the air conditioner won’t be as effective as it should be.

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