In today’s video, we leave the Columbia River Gorge and head into East Oregon before making it to Idaho. Our last stop in Oregon is a one night stay at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton. We didn’t want to boondock because the temperatures were in the high 90s so a full hook-up site was appreciated. We leave Oregon for this trip and head to Bruneau Dunes State Park in Idaho where it is hot hot hot! Luckily we still have electric! We’re looking forward to climbing those dunes.
Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.
This week’s topic is How To Keep Cool While Boondocking/ Camping in an RV Without Electricity in the Heat of Summer. We’ve been surviving this summer boondocking as much as we can when weather and circumstances allow. As long as temperatures are in the low 90s or below we will boondock. Anything about 93 or so and we start looking for hookups. But here are our tips to survive some 90 degree days while boondocking.
Tip #1: Try to find shade. Tip #2: Use awnings. Tips #3: Tilt windows and window covers. Tip #4: Open windows to maximize airflow. Tip #5: Use Fantastic Fans. Tip #6: Use fans if possible. Tip #7: Use water to cool off. Tip #8: Cook outside. Tip #9: Camp where it gets cooler at night. Tip #10: Close blinds and use Reflectix on areas with direct sun. Tip #11: Run A/C if possible.
Monday is now Vlog day!!! We’re going to try and give you a sneak peak into our lives every Monday through our Vlog series. Expect these to be full of out-takes and the random going-ons of our Airstream life. Eventually when we start traveling you’ll get glimpses of our campsites, and the gorgeous places we’ll be exploring. For now it’s life in Tucson as we get ready to hit the road.
In this week’s episode we see how hot it gets in the Airstream and realize our need for a temperature sensor. We also visit my parent’s house for some gourmet cooking and fun. Lastly we hit 300 SUBSCRIBERS this week. So THANK YOU! We wouldn’t be here sharing our Airstream Life without all of you cheering us on. As always if you have any questions or want to see a video on any topic please let us know. Enjoy the view!
Happy Monday Friends!
The past 3 days the outside temperature has been above 110º F. It’s officially summer in Southern AZ and everyone is now counting down the days until the monsoon storms help bring the temperatures back down. Our number one priority is keeping cool. We’ve both lived here in Tucson for over 7 years, so we know what a Tucson summer entails. It is never fun. You spend A LOT of time inside. This summer we have the added fun of living inside a 30ft Airstream. We understood that these few months were going to be rough when we decided to move up our plans and move into our Airstream back in April. If we can live happily in this tiny space without being able to go outside much for a couple of months we should have no issues once we start traveling, that’s for sure!
I posted on Instagram this weekend about our indoor activities given the weather and had a commenter mention moving their home away from the heat. We wish we could! I still work full-time in an office here in Tucson and will until February. Steve works from home, so I am the only thing holding us here. Me quitting early is not something we’re willing to entertain. We thought about having Steve and the girls move somewhere cooler and me finding a place to stay and work but decided we’d rather suffer together as a family then split up (aww thanks guys). So we deal with the heat. I’ve had a couple of questions regarding our methods. So here are some of our tricks to keeping cool so far.Continue Reading