You Know You’re Living In an RV in the Summer When…

Our RV is actually a converted tour bus, so it is literally a “tin can.” The hot summer Texas sun superheats the metal skin, making it burn to the touch! When My Beloved and my sons converted it, they put several layers of insulation, which helps, but the large windows also let in a tremendous amount of heat. Even with foil bubble wrap on the windows and our two AC units blowing constantly, we are still not able to keep it very cool inside.


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read that right. That was yesterday’s indoor and outdoor temerature of our RV. While it was 110 degrees outside, it was a little cooler than 92 degrees inside, because the thermometer was on the sunward side of the bus. Inside, it was probably about 86. Still, it was enough to make most of us melt.

Yesterday while trying to stay cool, I wrote down a few things about summer in an RV:


– You burn your hands washing them with “cold” water! (It’s amazing how hot the water gets as it runs through the hose from the church to the bus!)

– You burn your elbow when you lean against the bus.

– You have to go out before sunrise to get your exercise…and it’s already 80 degrees!

– You do all your cooking either in the microwave, outside on the grill, or put the slow cooker outside.

– You take a shower with all “cold” water…and have to let it run for awhile to let it cool down enough so you don’t get scalded!

– You refuse to bake anything, for any reason, until Labor Day!

– A cool, wet rag is your best friend.

– You decide to go to the library to cool off, even though you have AC in your RV.

I just wish I could box up some of this heat to save for wintertime. Hot showers in the summer and cold showers in the winter are a way of life!

Have a great (warm) summer, folks! Praise God for the beauty of the lazy summer.

Yours for a more Courageous Journey for Him,