Beautiful Arizona Boondocking ~ Free Camping

good morning everybody we have left
Quartzsite Arizona just made a pit stop here spent the night here overnight in
Parker Arizona at the blue water casino very welcoming to RVs and parked near us
close to us is a 1999 coachmen mirada it’s got South Dakota plates yeah
they’ve been making these Marauders for a while lots and lots of people still
camping in Arizona in April look at these views out here with the mountains
and palm trees and little ducks coming out to see us in case you’re wondering
so yes the solar project is completely wrapped up and last night it was really
our first boondocking experience with solar and I am happy to report I think I
don’t know if I’ll ever run my generator again for any needed use we ran the air
conditioner for six hours and only brought the batteries down to 98% yeah
and this morning I brewed coffee and it never left 100% infinite battery
available actually I’m gonna make a video here really soon and kind of talk
about the entire solar finished product just because I feel like that needs to
get done after all this but you know it’s just been a lot of other stuff
going on so we’re gonna go up a little bit farther north and enjoy more of this
beautiful nature that is here in Arizona right now and I will do my absolute best
to stay out of California but yeah let’s see the water looks really inviting down
there oh yeah we get we got to get back on the road here soon so solar video
wrap up coming soon guys nice scenic little Drive and we got here
to Lake Havasu City with the London Bridge over there I’ve been here before
so but I did finally get a chance to film my my solar video here so that will
be my next video when I get that updated we got trapped in here which happens a
lot to RVs but this place in particular if you come to this little park here no
matter what kind of vehicle you’re in um they want all the RVs to park in the
gravel lot with one way in and one way out only and it’s that little driveway
right there and we were sitting here and I watched that big white f150 pull into
the driveway and stop right behind that other white try like literally pulled
into the driveway and part and blocked the dry the randomest thing yeah you
kind of gotta know where your your exits are in an RV because you can’t drive
over curbs and over branches and stuff like that so we’re gonna go look for
some camping now and I’m gonna do some editing Chelsea look at this place we are just north of
craggy wash which I heard some bad stories about so we avoided that one and
came out here to lone Hill lone Hill BLM camping and again other 14-day max stay
and I gotta be honest with you it’s pretty nice out here
boondocking in nature this one has cell phone reception where other people were
saying cranky wash can be kind of spotty now we’re like four miles from the
Verizon and AT&T tower so and still a lot of people out here and guess what
I’m boondocking in the Class A which for some reason everybody says was never
gonna happen not granted some of the roads in here are not fantastic for
driving any kind of an RV you just got to be careful you got to be slow but
it’s keep surprising me how when I when I got the Class A going from the Class C
that most of my viewers are like well kiss boondocking goodbye Erik’s just
gonna be at RV parks for now on I think know what does eight feet longer and six
inches taller have to do with unable to boondock anymore as I love it I am
loving I’m going to continue to love it and in the RV right now we are
surprisingly getting lots and lots of solar I’m still at a hundred percent
here kind of on an overcast hot and muggy day here in Arizona and I know if
you can hear it but I got my top AC fan going throughout the RV with the windows
open that seems to draw you know enough am said it’s just kind of unlimited
whereas running the air conditioner even on a bright sunny day I still feel like
there’s gonna be a limit whatever that limit is you got ten hours before we got
to turn it off or or whatever now I’m really enjoying the whole
boondocking aspect of it you know Angela’s
still getting over the loss of her fur baby and you know these things are
things are tough still on both of us but we got each
other and we got jacks and well we got the desert that could be worse we won’t
be in Arizona very long though when I first pulled in pushed the automatic
leveler buttons and to get us level it actually raised the front tires some
seven or eight inches off the ground and I’m just not comfortable with that so
when we pulled around I made it so that the bottom half of the RV was on level
and then what happened is it has the front ones first and as you can see
there actually popped back up so in order to get level those just had to
come up we’re on the front two tires and then the rear Jack’s are down to get us
level so that’s probably better in a Class A or any any RV that has Levellers
if you have to be front to back on level try to make it so that the back needs to
be raised more than the front so that’s the way the jack the leveling system
likes it yeah and we’re boondocking with with the slides out because it’s
comfortable and we’re gonna be here a couple nights no biggie
I did pick up a $20.00 bicycle this blue Schwinn back here so I need to get a new
inner tube for the front the valve is broken but with a rubber meet where the
valve meets the rubber so I need to get a new inner tube for that Angela needs
and don’t need a new one too but I don’t want to say water problem is solved but
we didn’t lose any water on this particular trip up here and that’s
because I took some of the advice of some people that we’re saying just put
shutoff valves and open and close as you need it now do not do what I’m doing
please because I’m not saying this is a good idea but right now it’s working so
you can see one of the shut-off valves that was just an easy cut an inch out
and then put the sharkbite valve in there and while we’re traveling
I’m keeping it closed so that we don’t lose the water and then when we park I
have to come out here and I have to open at least one of them I should I should
probably open the other one on the other side but I’ll show you what happens when
I open it because the tank is a little compressed right now because it had no
pressure so by doing this you hear it gurgling it’s bringing air into the tank
because it was a little collapsed if I ever forget to do that what’s gonna
happen as I go to try to turn on the water pump but it’s not gonna be able to
pump fluidly correctly until you give it some air to also suck through that line
to fix the problem so it’ll be pretty obvious when I first forget but for
right now until I’ve jerry-rigged this system in the back with the loop up
higher this um this seems to be kind of working
so thanks guys for that and yeah we got our TVs that are not smart well we made
the front one a temporary smart TV in a sense by adding a chromecast to it so
now we can stream Netflix on YouTube from our phones although we are just
kind of sitting on the couch turning our heads like that right now so
something something in that area will change in the future obviously not a big
huge concern of ours just yet you guys will see Jax I want to show you Jax Jax
man hey buddy there you are hey yo little
guy little tiny guy yeah oh you’re gonna roll around on the dusty rag alright
buddy yeah right ain’t wrong either chillin alright man
so gonna relax here and I’ll check back in later guys kind of a quiet peaceful
time out here except for the occasional semi truck out there we’re about a half
mile from the highway but other than that it means ok you’re right yeah
that’s nice we’ve had worse and this is really only
our second night with the solar and that is working really well
it’s fun exciting night knocking hey feelin I’m good I just I really want to
say thank you to everyone who has given us a lot of love and support over the
last few days it really means a lot we sincerely appreciate your kindness no we
do I do we’re gonna relax a little bit more and then probably be heading north
here soon so we’ll be back with you soon guys think tight ok you

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