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Brooke Christie - July 24, 2017 8:58 am

Camping in the Extreme Heat Comfortably!

Hi, I’m Lydia Housh with Becker Autos & Trailers of Beloit!  In this blog I will discuss some options in helping to keep you cool in your camper with the extreme heat. If you have any more questions or want to see what we can offer you at Becker Autos & Trailers, please feel free to call/text me at 785-534-1227 or shoot me an email at beckerautos@nckcn.com.

Heading to camp in the extreme heat! 

How to be prepared!

First and foremost you need not to expect your camper A/C to be able to keep up with a 65 degree temp setting on a 100 degree, full sun Kansas day!  It’s just not going to happen!

Most campers boast a 20 degree difference in temps from outside to what they can offer inside.  That being said… on a 105 degree day… that’s only 85 degrees in your camper.  So it’s still going to be a little warm for my preference.  So, what I am going to do is help you maintain a cooler temperature in your camper to make your extreme heat camping a little more like home!


Park in an area with some shade and wind block!

Whether that be by trees or between some other campers that will help not only keep some sun off, but block the wind you will notice a big difference in overall temperatures in the camper.  Even parked on our lot, unplugged you can feel that difference when walking from camper to camper depending upon where they are parked.

Do not adjust your thermostat when you leave!

A camper air conditioner is not going to be as efficient as your central AC unit at home.  If you are wanting to be able to maintain a comfortable temperature thru the evening we suggest making sure and leave your thermostat set between 70-75 degrees throughout the day if you are plugged in a full electric site.  It will help to cool the entire camper down.

Shut your blinds!

Another very important difference…  Keep your windows covered!  Whether you have blinds or curtains or if you see some campers with foil over their windows… this is why!  Keeping the sun out of your camper is key in maintaining a cooler temp.  Several people will even add some extra tinting on their windows.

Keep the doors shut!

This may seem obvious, but the more you go in and out the more the heat will come in.  So whether it be a restless husband or the children make sure and keep the door closed as much as possible to keep that cool contained!


Any other specific questions or anything else I can help with, feel free to give me a call or text me at 785-534-1227!  Also you can email me at beckerautos@nckcn.com.

Don’t forget here at Becker Autos & Trailers we have over 75 vehicles, 50 campers and 75 trailers on the lot and we’re here to help find the ones for you!  Summer time markdowns on in stock inventory!

(Direct Inventory link: http://www.beckerautos.com/newandusedcars.aspx?clearall=1 )


Thanks for reading!

Lydia Housh

“Always makin’ deals on things with wheels”

Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit