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1. Posted by i c e (Full Member 326 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Here's one of those stupid broad questions that there is probably no real anwser to. but anyways...

I will be traveling in an RV (yes and actual RV, but I am still a backpacker at heart, just a backpacker with parents that travel too) around South America for like a hundred weeks (well, probably less) I just can't decid if I should leave in the AirConditioning unit in or not. We will be traveling counter clock wise from Cartegena starting in March.

I have to chuck all the weight I can because I will be towing it with the little van that probabaly can't. (LOL). But don't know if We'll be suffering with out the air, you know?

We are used to ruffing it so I think were gonna be chizzle (yes that is a word). But would really appreciate any feed back.

What do you think most temps are going to be like?

Thanks everybody,


2. Posted by seacrcsvz (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Ice, I'd keep the a/c and chuck something else. RV's tend to suck in the heat and hold it, so if you are going anywhere humid - I presume you will- you'll regret not having it. Of course, if you go south April through September gets cooler in the southern hemishere, but it's still pretty hot and humid in Peru and Northern Chile at that time of year. Presuming you are spacing your time evenly, you'll hit the southern portions, and turn back up into Argentina when spring hits, then continue heading north and it never really gets cool along the northeastern coast, think Guyana hot! I wouldn't do Guyana without A/C regardless of the time of year! Have fun.

3. Posted by i c e (Full Member 326 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Yeah thanks man,
I won't even be going to Guyana. From Brazil I will head over through Iguazu to Acunsion and then to la Paz.

I have to High powered fans That I can use. Plus It's like a popup (it's only an 18ft trailer) that has zip down windows 360 degrees so if there is a breeze were'll be cool.

MY other main concern is will there even be enough power to run the unit? My experience with Latin contries is that power is a luxery and is a best, shaby. the unit draws about 1600watts continuous and about 5000watts to start up. plus on 220 I would need a voltage converter.

Any other advise?