Here we have my mother, and her new husband Doug, with my RV that I just sold them.
Why would you do that, you might ask?
Well, I don't have much use for it currently. I've been living in an apartment for the winter (because the rv is in too bad of shape to be comfortable in the cold). I also have a permanent job in Columbus, Ohio right now, where housing is actually cheaper in general than renting an RV pad.
As you may have read, I was planning on rebuilding the rotten parts of the frame and retrofit bits of it this summer. Well, my mom and Doug are both VERY handy people, and are planning on doing it themselves. All the more power to them - I regret missing the chance to work on the project, but at least somebody I love will get to work on it, and I always have (or can invent) other projects to work on.
And she said she wanted to buy an RV for their new circumstance - working together with Doug 40 miles from home in an office - and doesn't have a pile of money to do so - so buying it from me for 5K is cheap and gets the job done for her.
But that puts me out of having an RV, which is somewhat bothersome. What connection do I have here (beyond having lived in an RV for 3 years full time) when I not only don't live in it now, I don't even own it any more? Alas.
Will I ever buy another one? I just don't know. Living in an RV does make my living situation more flexible, and far lower effort to relocate. It even enables relocating to places like my mother's driveway, or some land somewhere without the same tangles. But as much as I was hoping it would be cheaper, its not cheaper than staying put in basic housing. The prices charged in RV parks are on par with rent in the area.
I'd have to be going back into consulting gigs in order for it to make sense, I think.
But one question...why are the 2 a/c's so close together.I would think you would want one up front.
You'd think, wouldn't you? Its nonintuitive.
First, I observed that with one ducted AC unit, my main space was intolerably hot. Yet, my bedroom was always comfortable.
This puzzled me. Why was so much air getting delivered to the bedroom? Why was it so warm in the main area?
I came to the conclusion that it had to do with the additional surface area and air leakage that comes with the large slide - when the sun was shining, the living space was simply overwhelmed. The bedroom area, on the other hand, probably somewhat better insulated and without the air leaks, and with multiple air registers, was adequately cooled. I'd actually go up there to cool off! If I closed the door to the bedroom area, it got even COOLER up there!
So, I installed the second AC unit in the forward vent in the main area. It make a huge difference. It made an uncomfortable and sweaty area on a sunnywarm day into a happy relaxing place of swirling cool air. With the proper setting, it only comes on when the main ducted unit is overwhelmed.
So why? Pragmatism. I observed the actual cooling needs before I jumped the gun and installed the unit where it wasn't needed.