“We can live with doubts, it’s the knowing that breaks us.” From “Iron House” by John Hart.
Situation: RV roof air fails as South Texas heats up. Gate guards our age do not survive in that situation. At least not well.
1. Quit the gate and take RV to a repair facility. Result – AC fixed at a cost of $300 to $600 lost. Total cost could easily exceed $3,000.
2. Call mobile RV repair service. 2 days or much more for parts ordered and repair completed. Cost likely exceeds $600 with lost wages added. Days of suffering with 90 plus heat.
3. Purchase portable AC unit. Cost – $300 to $500 depending on unit chosen. We would need the unit for only 3 weeks as we are taking a couple of months off beginning 7/1 and we would get the roof AC fixed at a more convenient time.
Option 3, for us, is the best choice.
Taking it a step further, as retailer has a 90 day return policy, we could return the unit once our roof AC fixed for a full refund.
Net result would be zero cost to us.
I’m no saint but something about taking advantage of a retailer return policy like that bothers me. Not a lot. But still.
Wonder if I’m just naïve.
“Everybody has a jury, the voices they carry inside.” From “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly.
Is it the one you replaced a year or so ago?
Yes it is. Pretty sure it is the fan motor that needs replacement. Hope it is under warranty but it has been 13 months.
Have you called a repair person? Most can get you swapped out for under a grand, and quickly if you ask. Roof units generally aren’t worth fixing. Reason I say this is our experience with a portable unit was dreadful. Good luck and e-mail me if you need help.
If you have to ask I think you know the right thing to do.
I knew someone would point out what a depraved reprobate I would be to follow that path.
#3 enhanced seems the best option to me and the right thing to do.