Originally Posted by HappyCamper1
...Thanks...we are going to Texas in another month, but I'm not worried.
Umm, you should be worried about coming to Texas in July/August. The temps can be pretty brutal, but at least that's not all the time.
Last Summer we planned a trip to a couple of central Texas State parks. Predictions were for temps of 105 degrees. No problem I thought. After all, I'm from Texas so I'm used to it right? Plus, I've got a big honking ac, and mid 90's is common, so what's another 10 degrees.
Well, that extra 10 degrees was everything. When we got to camp our van was heat-soaked from driving 4 hours on 140 degree asphalt, then parking on 140 degree asphalt. We have a very small class b with an oversized 15K btu ac which has always cooled down quickly even in full sun on our driveway.
But high 90 degree temps at home with a van sitting above it own fairly cool shadow on ampient temperature concrete was not nearly the same as above. I learned that it took a full 3 hours to cool our van comfortably and another full hour before it reached the full set temperature on the thermostat. Our poor old dog was dying for the first few hours as the van floor was staying pretty hot.
If you stay near the coast (where I live) temps basically never hit 100 due to the cooling effect of breezes off the Gulf of Mexico. But still, try and find a shady spot to park (scarce in many of our state parks) and make sure the ac is in tip-top condition.
Come on down, but be warned.