Sunday, October 30, 2016

Almost ready



Scampy Going Nite Camping?

10am - Everybody on the TiogaRV Team answers this question with a 
HUGE "Yes!"

Although we have not received the Pure Sine Wave Inverter, we do have an inverter inside Little Honda. We have a 50 foot extension cord. So, that means that Scampy has 120 volt electric power.

Now.... the question is, "Which direction shall we go?"


12:20pm - We went east!



2pm - Hero Market and Restaurant
We are Afternoon Camped in the parking lot of Hero Market and Restaurant.
We believe that this may be Yucca Valley, California.


Elevation: 3,397 feet





5pm - Desert Nite Camp
We passed thru the City of Yucca Valley. Nice looking place! We want to explore around Yucca Valley sometime.

Heading out of Yucca Valley, Little Honda read the road sign directing toward Joshua Tree National Park, and went for it.

All the while, Tioga George [With his mountains of experience and talent!] had his eyes out for our Nite Camp. Sundown is around 5:54pm this afternoon, and we try very hard never to do a Nite Camp setup after sundown.

Tioga George somehow senses a place that would be a good Nite Camp. Must be due to all of those years Boondocking and Dry Camping in Cities and  Towns and Wild Places all over the Western Hemisphere! [Hmmmmm?]

As we went down a very long steep grade on the Road To Joshua Tree, a good place came up. Only two mail boxes at the turn-off from the highway. A very good sign!

Our Nite Camp in the desert


Elevation: 1,733 feet


10pm - Scampy's bed is sooooo comfortable!
Do you remember the terrible tent camp we made in the Town of Wrightwood? That horrid Nite Camp may have been the deciding factor to buy Scampy from her former owners in the City of Pomona instead of the Scamp Trailer factory in Minnesota.

Wow! We are so very happy with our Little Scampy. Camping in Scampy is so very easy. Everything we take with us has its own place. Easy to find.

The toilet! A real China toilet. Right there, ready to use.

Towing Scampy is so easy to do. In fact, everything about Scampy is easy
to do. 😀



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15 comments:

  1. Hey George - watch the extension cord because the voltage will drop quite a bit depending on length and wire size. That will overload your inverter causing it to shutdown and/or damage some AC appliances in the camper.

    Other point, your pic of your Wave shows a propane bottle in the camper - I hope that was just for testing and not a permanent plan as doing so would be dangerous. Also, get a cover for the Wave - we used one on ours and the catalytic pad lasting longer than expected.

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    1. Hi Jim,

      Please explain the difference between having propane piped inside an RV and propane in a bottle inside an RV.

      On the extension cord. After I do it, I'll Blog about what happened.

      Tioga George


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    2. A small propane leak can lead to a build of propane in an enclosed space that can then explode leading to Tioga George becoming Spaceshot George. Outdoors, a small leak doesn't cause any problems because it quickly disapates. Use your head George!

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    3. My friend lives in a primitive off-grid cabin with a little cookstove that runs off a propane bottle just like yours (plumbed through the outside wall). A 5-gal bottle always lasted him six months. One day he got spooked about propane accidents and decided to start closing the valve at the bottle except when he was cooking -- next thing he knew that 5-gal bottle was lasting him a whole year! Moral of the story: the bottle had a slow leak, not enough to be noticeable by smell even when standing right above it, but over time it was adding up. If that bottle had been indoors, he would have either been breathing it, or it would have gone boom someday when he struck a match to light his woodstove... This is a competent person who was not forgetting how to secure the hose. Leaks do happen -- don't invite them inside the room with you!

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    4. Bottle inside = 200 to 300 psi.
      Regulated supply to inside, 11" water column, less than 1/2 psi.

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  2. Afraid I agree with Jim. Can't you have a quick connect installed on the line coming in from the outside propane bottle? I know that no stores will allow standard propane bottles indoors.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Sorry, I do not understand what a store's rules have to do with me?

      George

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    2. only that they consider it dangerous to have a full size propane tank indoors as yours is.

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  3. The relief port on the tank would relieve into the living area if a trouble happens. When the tank is outside the relief would be in a safe location.

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  4. Also, your insurance might be invalid if there is an accident and they find a propane tank inside. I know that is true for a regular house. Just want you to be safe.

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  5. BOOM-docking with spaceshot George.

    i'm sorry I didn't start this but I couldn't pass this up
    Oh hell press the publish button

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  6. Looks like a great spot George. What is that apparition hovering above Little Fit?

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    1. Japanese thought bubble?

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    2. Hi Bill,

      I finally got rid of that image by changing the image size. Really weird!

      George

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  7. Hi everbody!

    I plan to get a propane line installed inside. Then, the propane tank will NOT be necessary.

    Tioga George


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