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Old 07-07-2018, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default What do you do when it is so hot for so many days..weeks?

I have found it hard to even consider camping yet alone fish anywhere with it being so hot and humid throughout the lower 48 during the past week or so. What do others do to beat the heat and still camp?

This weather has me questioning my thought of the next B not even having a/c other than on the chassis. But still without a/c the battery capacity size goes down which is nice.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:15 AM   #2
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Do your stuff before noon, then roll out the awning and pop a cold one or three and watch the world go by.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:39 AM   #3
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Or do what I'm doing, get some altitude. Currently at Jacob Lake, AZ. Forcast for the next week is in the mid eighties with lows in the fifties with low humidity. I'm at about 8000 feet.

Heading to high country in Utah tomorrow for a bit then off to CO for about a month, more high country.
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Or do what I'm doing, get some altitude. Currently at Jacob Lake, AZ. Forcast for the next week is in the mid eighties with lows in the fifties with low humidity. I'm at about 8000 feet.

Heading to high country in Utah tomorrow for a bit then off to CO for about a month, more high country.
Good idea.
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Or do what I'm doing, get some altitude...
yeah man...
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:15 PM   #6
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I'm setting at home this week because our one month trip to the mountains has been canceled. Why? Fires.
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:01 PM   #7
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Come north my southern friends, we have beautiful warm but not hot summers.
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:28 PM   #8
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Hey, Doneworking. Where in Oklahoma? We are on the road as I write headed to higher ground. Lots of mountains without fires.
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Doneworking is in Oklahoma City. Yes, there are some forests that haven't been shut down yet but most are under Stage II fire restrictions and if monsoon doesn't start I suspect these will be closed as well. We will go again in the fall when the crowds are gone and maybe adequate moisture will have returned.

Plan carefully and check ahead, which I am sure you have done already.
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A combination of (a) picking your locations carefully and (b) outfitting your van with peripherals that help reduce the overall summer heat load. Every little bit counts.

I'm the OP on an Air Forums thread called "Declaring war on [Class B] heat gain". You might want to review that and see if any of those ideas appeal to you.
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