Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit, it’s hotter than a billy goat in a pepper patch out here! If you’re living the van life, you know that a heatwave can turn your cozy home-on-wheels into a rolling sauna. But don’t sweat it, folks! We’ve got some cool-as-a-cucumber tips to help you beat the heat.

Location, Location, Location Keeps You Cool In A Heatwave

First things first, let’s talk about where you park your van. It’s no rocket science that parking in the shade will keep your van cooler than a cucumber in a women’s prison. But, hey, we all know that finding a shady spot can be as hard as finding a needle in a haystack. So, what’s the solution? Well, you might want to consider heading for the hills or the coast. As we’ve mentioned in our Vanlife UK Festival 2023 review, these areas tend to be cooler and breezier.

Let’s Get Some Air in Here!

Next up, let’s talk about airflow. Now, I’m not blowing smoke when I say that a good breeze can make all the difference. Open those doors and windows, folks! But remember, you don’t want to let in the bugs along with the breeze. So, consider investing in some mesh netting. It’s a real lifesaver, as we discussed in our Van Life Essentials guide.

Power Up

Now, if you’re thinking, “But what about when there’s no breeze?”, you’re on the ball! That’s when you need to bring out the big guns – fans. And I’m not talking about your Instagram followers! A good 12V fan can be a real game-changer.

Keep It Light

Alright, moving on. Let’s talk about your van’s interior. Dark colors absorb heat, so keep it light and breezy inside. Think whites, pastels, and light grays. And while you’re at it, why not throw in some reflective window covers? They’ll bounce that pesky heat right back out.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Last but not least, don’t forget to hydrate! I mean, come on, you’re not a cactus! Keep a good supply of water in your van. And hey, why not throw in some electrolyte drinks for good measure? They’ll keep you as fit as a fiddle during those sweltering days.

Well, there you have it, folks! A few tips to keep you cool as a cat during a heatwave. Remember, van life is all about adapting and overcoming. So, don’t let a little heat get you down. Keep your cool, and keep on rolling!

And hey, if you’re looking for more tips, tricks, and tales from the road, don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog. Stay cool, vanlifers!