I live and work in one of the southern states that moves to a position approximately 100' from the surface of the sun in summer. I unfortunately must spend time sitting and waiting at various facilities, sometimes for a couple of hours in my vehicle. I have 120VAC readily available at all of the facilities, but usually no air conditioning inside. I'd like to find a way to cool the inside of the vehicle without idling the engine. Ice would not be a preferable solution. Ideally, I would like something that can be put into the vehicle during the summer months and then removed during the cooler month we get. I've thought about a rooftop A/C, but don't want to cut holes in the vehicle (I also don't like the look. It's a Suburban, not a camper!). A portable A/C with the vent hose run out of a window would be one option, but I was hoping to find a more elegant solution...and one that challenged my technical abilities. :) It's been in the 105 degree plus range this week, with no forecast for it to go below 100. I want/need something that travels with me, sits in the cargo area of the SUV, and can (hopefully) just be plugged in to work. It would NOT be used while the vehicle is moving.
Oh, and of course....I want to do this as inexpensively as possible! :)