It took my parents a few weeks of careful planning, however finally they were able to pack up their last few things and get them ready to ship to a small tropical island they had discovered on a recent vacation. My mother used to say you can’t take it with you, but this time that saying was literal. They only had a small amount of room for things to bring along. I help them sell their, negotiated them out of their lease, helped them get rid of virtually all of their possessions, plus liquified all of their assets… Admittedly, they didn’t have a ton of stuff, so this didn’t take long. They would be riding in a cargo plane where they would have a crate filled with clothes plus toiletries, another crate filled with household items and tools plus fishing gear. They also had a third smaller crate with a box style air conditioner inside it. And of course, they brought several hundred feet of extension cords, because they didn’t know where they would be able to plug in the air conditioner. Unfortunately just taking those few things to a remote place on the other side of the world, cost them most of the money they had, However they said it was worth it for the power of AC so that they would be able to fish during the day then afterward relax in the temperature controlled air of their little house at night. They knew the A/C component wouldn’t last forever. Without a series of fresh filters plus parts, it wouldn’t last as long as it normally would! So they needed to practice careful Heating, Ventilation plus A/C upkeep and repair, plus only run it when needed. I assumed after a month or two on the island they would find that they had little or no need for A/C any more.