I'm sure a handful of you are familiar with my plans to travel and live in a van with my dogs. The van is almost complete and we'll be leaving in about 10 days. The plan is to hit some desert states, and eventually both Canada and Mexico(maybe south america as well). I have a few questions about climate if anyone can chime in with their experiences in warmer climates. From my understanding, the dogs mainly need to acclimate to warmer weather and then generally will be fine given shade and water? My goal is to never be in an area above 90 degrees at any point while traveling. We have a very insulated van, with an RV fan to keep things as close to the external temps as we can. If the dogs are shaded and have water, will these 90 degree temps be bothersome to them? We live in a fairly moderate area, where most of the year is below 90 degrees, so they're definitely more used to 60-80 degree weather, so I'm not sure how they'll deal with it. Anyone have any tips for keeping them comfortable in these temperatures? I have a few friends who camp in the desert in vans in 100+ degree temps with smaller dogs, so not sure if that's a factor either. Those dogs seem to do fine, even without an RV fan.
Jax - 2 year old WGWL GSD, 125lbs
Leeroy - 3 year old Rottweiler Pit Bull Mix, 120lbs
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