There are truck campers who go skiing for the season in their truck. Skiing all day, lots of warm food in warm restaurants, and a serious sleeping bag.
There are people who live in their truck camper in the swamps in 90/90 weather (90 degrees, 90 percent humidity). No air conditioning. Maybe a fan.
Everyone has their own comfort zone. What’s yours?
Where/how to be reasonably comfortable?
- Test out your levels of comfort. I was fine sleeping at 0 degrees. Not fun for making coffee in the morning.
- Altitude is a great temperature adjuster. You can lose/gain an average 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit for every loss/gain of 1000 feet. I found a great map for elevation data. Just put in your latitude and longitude where you plan to be and the site will give you the elevation.
- Ask questions of others on the road. Listen to the radio. Ask the local librarians, gas station attendants, waiters. Everyone seems more than willing to share climate and weather info.
- To find out if a specific spot will be tolerable check out weatherspark averages. This image below is for the temps in Moab, Utah. There are other graphs for wind speed, humidity, rain/snow, cloud cover, etc.
And know that sometimes you will be cold/hot/wet no matter how extensively you plan.
Enjoy every minute.