Monday, July 18, 2011

Branson to KC

Its only 208 miles to the Campground  in Branson from our house in Overland Park, Kansas, but when it is over 100 degrees most of the way it seems to get much longer.

Our motor home is a front engine diesel, and I didn't realize that it would create so much heat up thru the floor and front cowling as it actually does.  It isn't bad when it is in the upper 80s, as the AC seems to overcome it.  But above 100, all bets are off.

I started the generator before I unplugged the 50 Amp cord!  It switched over and the ACs never went off.  Starting the engine started the dash air too.  It stayed fairly cool inside as we left about 11 AM but slowly as the day's heat began to cover everything, the ACs lost the battle.

By the time I rounded the corner into our Cul de sac, the thermometer on the dash said it was 95 inside.  That was 9 degrees cooler than it thought it was outside.  Its about 7 PM now, and it says 100 on my outside electronic weather station.  The sensor is in the shade on our North side.

We emptied everyting out and have since taken the coach back over to the storage lot.  The truck read 108 when I first started it up, but it was in direct sun......

Anyway, I am glad to be back in my recliner under the ceiling fan tonight.  Perhaps if we traveled at night, and camped during the day!  But we are city folks, and don't do mornings very well.

Any way the basement needs to be cleaned out to start the next phase of the construction.  That looks to be my job!  LOL

Retired Rod


  1. This heat is really brutal. Ours is supposed to cool off on Thursday so I'm really looking forward to that. Hopefully your basement will be cool to work in.

  2. Like I've said before that's "fryin' pan hot"!


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