This isn't one of those spectacular desert sunsets, this is an every night kind of sunset.
Today is supposed to be in the low 80s again which is great, because that's what it was yesterday and it was great then. The method I use for keeping the Arctic Fox cool on hot days is based on the excellent insulation thats built into the Arctic Fox, and the fact that the desert and other low humidity areas have a marked difference between the daytime temperatures and the nighttime temperatures.
The last few days have been a good example of how this works. Daytime temperatures have been in the low 80s and nighttime temperatures have been in the 50s. I very seldom sleep with any heat on so when I wake up in the morning the temperature in the Arctic Fox is in the 60s, but the humidity's low so I'm comfortable wearing a lined long-sleeved flannel shirt while sitting around in the living room.
I keep the Arctic Fox closed up in the morning to prevent the cool inside air In as long as possible, and put out the awning to shade the sunny side of the Arctic Fox. I always try to park facing North for better solar aspects so the awning side is usually where the sun is hitting.
After lunch it's starting to get in the 70s inside the Arctic Fox, so before it gets too warm I open up the windows on the shady side and turn on the vent fans. There again because of the low humidity this will start cooling off the interior of the Arctic Fox. I'll keep doing this until the hottest part of the day which is usually 3 or 4 o'clock and then I will turn on my Endless Breeze 12 V floor fan and that will keep me relatively comfortable until the sun goes down and it starts cooling all over again.
This is the exact same method I use in the summer when I'm boondocking in my daughter's yard in Denver Colorado. And it works pretty well for me until it gets into the mid-90s and then it can get pretty uncomfortable, but there I've got the option of either going into my daughter's house to cool off, or going up into the mountains for little while if I feel like it.
Now I've spent enough of my life in very humid places to realize that my method won't work for most RVers. And I've owned enough RVs to know that most of them are not insulated as well as the Arctic Fox is, and that insulation is key to my method working. The last fifth wheel I had, which was a Thor Glide Light, would heat up the moment the sun touched it, which was great on a cold morning, but by lunch it would be 75° outside and 90° inside the trailer which made the air conditioner mandatory for survival.
The Barry Goldwater Air Force bombing range is very near Ajo. Not near enough for me to hide under the Arctic Fox, as if that would do me any good, but near enough that I sometimes hear the planes flying around and every once in a while, hear explosions.
But the other day Air Force F-16s were flying right over my head to make their bombing runs. It was fun to watch, but the noise was deafening. Fortunately I've been here now about three weeks and this is the first time this has happened.