My partner and I are planning a road trip from NYC to Portland, OR going south then up the CA coast. Our route includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas (Austin straight through to El Paso), New Mexico (straight up to Santa Fe), Arizona, then up the coast from Los Angeles. I've done most of this trip in early spring when it was nice and hot but not miserably so. Do to when we will be ready to leave the city job-wise, we would like to do this trip in Nov. We will be driving a conversion van and plan on sleeping half at friend's homes along the way and half camping out of the van. Mainly, we plan on camping during the stretches from Western Texas to LA and then maybe from San Francisco up to Portland. Probably a stop in Kentucky as well. I'm looking for some advice on the weather and if it will be comfortable to camp at that time of year. We COULD put it off until spring but the idea of sleeping under the stars instead of being stuck in the snowy city is too appealing!