I did not use the water from this to shower:
But, I did use it to wash dishes. Free heat! People should harness this sort of thing. I set it out this morning with about a gallon of water in it, and by afternoon it was HOT.
We walked down this great road
and accidentally found a way better camping spot, even though this spot is the best spot. You know what I’m saying. I was completely happy with this site until I saw the Eden of boondocking sites 200 yards down the road. It’s like they say: the ground is always leveler at the other campsite.
The whippoorwill hasn’t begun his love song yet (ohpleaseohpleaseohplease), so things are looking up for snoozing down.
Our inverter won’t stay on, which is mostly only a nuisance because I can’t charge my toys efficiently. I can run our mini inverter, which is probably more efficient than running a big one, except that the power is coming from different sources.
Did we tell you about our LP gas detector? Whenever it got the whim, it would alarm and shut off the solenoid that let LP into the coach. Turning it back on could take an hour of effort, or a day. You do want a gas detector, but you don’t want a gas enforcer. Making the bad worse was the sensor going off because of low battery power. Because we HAD HAD ENOUGH OF THIS, Annie removed the solenoid, which was also connected somehow to the hardwired CO detector. We replaced the sensors with stand-alone units, and immediately our house batteries began to last longer. Now we easily go a day and a half to two days between generator charges; before, going a full day was extravagant neglect. [Update: we’re at two days, and the house batteries are still measuring ~12.3V. We may be creating energy from nothing, which isn’t that hard to believe.]
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