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How to Find the Right Air Conditioner for your USA road trip

Nowadays, it can be more or less challenging to get the right kind of equipment for your RV, especially if you’re planning to take a USA road trip and looking to spend as much time in it as possible. In the summer, things can get quite hot in a motorhome if you have no system to ensure the right temperature for you, your friends, or your family.

Fortunately for you, we’ve put together a simple guide that you can use to make sure that you get just the right AC for your specific requirements. Here are some of the most important things that you should consider the next time you’re in the market for such a product.

The right performance


A good air conditioner should be more than capable of cooling the whole interior of your recreational vehicle. But how can you make sure that you get the perfect one for the type of vehicle that you own?

Most of the models you are likely to come across these days have a BTU of about 13,500. These are generally powerful enough to raise up to par and keep you feeling comfortable whether it’s scalding outside or it’s pouring heavily and cold. People who own larger RVs are advised to opt for units that have a BTU beyond 13,500 as this performance might not be enough to cool the entirety of their vehicle.

Size and power consumption

If you can make a correlation easily, it would be understanding that a bigger and heavier AC unit will automatically consume more power or require more fuel in order to do its job properly. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we suggest you assess your habits and requirements to determine just how much time you’re going to spend in your RV and how often you go RVing in the first place.

If you do it often, it is a good idea to invest in a product that will stand the test of time and be powerful enough to keep you comfortable at all times. With a smaller unit, the capacity might be limited, so you might find it hard to still have to bear the heat when you know the AC is on. However, smaller alternatives are good for power consumption, so they are cost-effective even in the long run.

Just how hard will it be to install the unit?

Last, but not least, it’s worth pointing out that setting an AC unit up can be done by someone who has a bit of electrical knowledge. If you have nothing in common with the field and hardly have any idea with regard to installing electronics, we urge you to seek out a professional that can help you in this sense.

You might end up learning quite a bit about RV air conditioner maintenance at some point, and that’s because hiring someone to fix minor defects can cost you quite a bit of money. Always make sure to choose an AC that’s backed by a warranty of at least two or even three years.

Victoria Brewood

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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