This Way To The Beach
The second phase of testing Vintage Thunder was to see if the new laminate floors could take the abrasion of sand. So we towed it to Ft Myers Beach and parked at the Red Coconut RV Resort, on the beach for three nights. See what we're willing to do to complete our mission?
I must say that if the Red Coconut were located anywhere but on one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, I would never had stayed there. Late-night traffic noise, miniscule campsites, and expensive! But that's the price of being on the beach. With Ft Myers Beach traffic the way it is, you have no choice other than staying on the main drag (Estero Blvd) or sitting in traffic for an hour to get to and from the beach.
It was hot enough to run the A/C for the first time. The classic Armstrong A/C we salvaged worked flawlessly, but boy is that thing noisy when it starts up. Brett says it will be more tolerant of low voltage power (less likely to burn out) and we'll be happier with it in the long run. Hmmmm... I think at night we'll stick with the Fantastic Vents. They're a lot quieter.