Now that the temperature is rising, why not plan an RV camping adventure and head to California’s High Sierra, a popular summer destination known for its wild beauty, pristine lakes, developed and undeveloped campgrounds, and recreational activities?

If you need an RV with home-like amenities, you can book one of the travel trailers Adventure in Camping offers.  

How to keep cool during your RV summer trip

Read our list of tips and hacks on keeping cool despite the sweltering summer heat while RV camping.

Cool off in the shade

Seek shade and take your time to relax, be it under a towering tree or a nearby hill.

Also, try parking your RV in a shaded area; however, this may not always be possible if you’re using the campground’s hookup. Thus, you may want to call them ahead of time and ask them if their RV hookup site provides some shade or not. 

Under the shade is the perfect spot to set up your dining table and chairs, griller, hammock and mat. 

Bring breathable clothes and summer-friendly gear 

During a summer camping trip, make sure that you bring lightweight and breathable first-layer clothes (underwear and socks) and moisture-wicking pants, shorts and shirts. Also, you may want to stick to lighter-colored fabric for an additional cooling effect. 

And lastly, don’t forget to pack lightweight hats and sunglasses. 

Stay hydrated 

You’ll most likely have access to potable drinking water when you stay on a developed campground. However, you may want to bring your own supply if you’re staying on a dispersed campsite. 

And if hiking is part of your itinerary, keep this hydration guideline in mind: 

  • Adults need two cups or about half a liter of water for every hour of hiking. 
  • Children need at least 1-2 cups of water for every hour of hike. 
  • Don’t wait to feel thirsty before you drink. Did you know that thirst is your body’s way of telling you that you’re already dehydrated? In short, drink regularly even though you’re not thirsty. 

Apply sunscreen diligently

To stay sunburn-free while doing outdoor activities, apply water-resistant and broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or higher 10-15 minutes before going outdoors and every two hours onward.

Remembe, you can avoid painful burns, blisters, and premature skin aging by being diligent with your sunscreen use. 

Bring a portable cooling fan 

You may want to bring a portable fan if you think the weather will be unbearable. Or if budget permits, buy one that comes with a solar panel. 

Final word 

Thanks to travel trailers, it’s now possible to have the most comfortable summer vacation. It’s like getting close to nature without skimping on comfort and convenience (yup, nothing beats having your own flush toilet). So if you need an RV equipped with home-like amenities, call Adventure and Camping at (760) 935-4890 or fill out this form to book a trailer. We’re excited to hear from you.