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A friend of mine thinks that the a.c. won't work in the pop-up. He says, "It's a tent, why would the a.c. work?" Any thoughts? :-) I'd like it to work myself. :-)

I definately saw units on late model Colemans this summer, so I assume they work. Whether they are true AC or evaporative coolers, I don't know.

I know that an AC unit anywhere, any time would blow cool/cold air. And I know from visiting my grandfather's house in Missouri in the summer that sometimes you just need that. He had a window AC unit in one room of the house. It never cooled the whole house, and he never expected it to. It was a refuge, and probably cheaper than standing in front of the fridge.

So, I would guess the AC would work, it just doesn't have an insulated barrier to areas you don't want to cool, so you can't expect to have a cooled, contained area.

Now, an evaporative cooler could work really well in many situations, especially in the west. It needs to not be insulated in, and our arridity works really well with it. But I think in my Michigan experience, it would have been no relief at all. It was 90 degrees and 90+% humidity. (Very unusual for Michigan, btw.)

- KK
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