@trickpony and others: "don't drive in the heat of the day" is tough advice to follow considering the heat of the day in Utah and Nevada in late July is between 9am and 6pm... but we'll be tryin' nonetheless.
@lhowemt: I looked at those things in our local HVAC store and it's a bit much of an investment for the amount of benefit it would give, but good suggestion regardless, Laura!
@Justin.West1: Why didn't you just plug the fan in directly to the bed outlet, which I don't have in my '99 Taco
. We won't be leaving the dogs in the bed for any reason, really, so no need for a battery at this point.
@RockyMountainMan: good idea on the thermometer- if I can find a cheap one somewhere I'll be using it.
Thanks for all the helpful advice, guys/gals. I'm daydreaming of the Rogue. Can't friggin' wait.