Thursday, December 22, 2016

Weather



Postponing Scampy Trip


12:30am - It does NOT seem to be a good idea to head out on a Scampy Trip in the middle of a storm. The Apple Valley weather forecast indicates that Sunday would be a much better day. So, that's that! We are re-scheduled.

10:15am - Rogue One: A Star Wars Saga
Instead of the Scampy Trip, we are treating ourselves to a movie this morning.

Rotten Tomatoes has given Rogue One a rating of 85%! That's pretty high. We have set our iPhone alarm for 9:15am, an hour before this movie begins at the DigiPlex Theater.

By the time we head  out to see the movie, Scampy's installation of the new AC shore power cable should be complete.


Shore Power System
The new shore power system, cuts off the original cable that came with Scampy. That original cable is huge! Must be about 4-gage!! And Scamp Trailer stuffed that cable into one of the dining table bench seats. Helter-skelter. It was a mess!

We cut off this huge cable and soldered on 14 gauge wires to each of the three 4-gage cable wires. These wires go into a 3-wire male connector which then plugs into a 6-foot long extension cord. The other end of this extension cord passes outside thru a hole in Scampy's wall. 

Connecting that 6-foot extension cord to shore power is done with a 50 foot long extension. This new Shore Power System is much more suited to our electric power requirements. After all, we are only using electric power to recharge the Mac Air Computer, iPhone and miscellaneous electronic devices.

We also have a 750 watt electric heater on board that the New Shore Power system should handle nicely.


2pm - Walked out of movie
I walked out of the Star Wars movie! I hated the way the story was told. Jerky character and story development. If George Lucas had anything to do with the production of this movie, I'd be very much surprised.

Watching most of the coming attractions, is agony for me. The new kind of movie, is all noise, chases, fights, killing. And NO PLOT!

Are these coming-attractions representative of movies that people enjoy today?


5pm - Final Scampy tweaks
Baby Boid and George just got back from tweaking things over at Scampy's. Baby Boid just loves to go out and do things. He gets sooooo bored when he is left alone inside Twayler.

Wherever we take Boid out, we play music especially for him! It's a treat to see how much Boid loves music. He tweets up a storm and sometimes bobs his head up and down. If the music stops. Boid stops doing these things.

One tweak was to affix small Velcro squares to hold Scampy's stealth curtain close the window frame [so that light does not show to the outside].

This morning, Little iPhone took before and after pics of the inside of the bench seat. The pics below show the difference.

Before showing the huge electric cable mess 

After



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16 comments:

  1. Hi George and Team,
    Sounds like you are moving along famously with ironing out the details of your travel set up. Have you ever thought about Quartzite AZ as a potential adventure destination? I heard a lot of RV folks go there and there is some BLM drycamping areas.

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    1. Hi Jack,

      Yes, I have thought about Quartzsite. Camped there a few times.

      First time on March 08, 2005. Click Here to view that date.

      Tioga George

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  2. Wow George,
    I guess I forgot about that. (I have been reading your blog since day 1) I want to go to quartzite and camp in the desert, ride atv's and go to some of the flea markets.

    George,
    Happy Hanukka and Merry Christmas.

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    1. Hi Jack,

      I forget too. Without my Blog to refer to, I would forget most of what I've done!

      Seems like you may have a great time doing those things around Quartzsite.

      Tioga George
      Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

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  3. Soldering you shore power connection may not be a good idea. I soldered the connection to my dishwasher once and it failed because the solder melted under load. The repairman said to use wire nuts instead.

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    1. Hi Eric,

      Thank you for that info.

      I do not believe that I will change to wire nuts right now. Only very low current draw on that electric circuit.

      However, if my wiring does fail, I will do what your comment suggests.

      Tioga George

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  4. You must have disliked Star Wars 7 too then since Lucas had very little to do with it?

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    1. Hi Don,

      If I rubbed you the wrong way with my Star Wars comments, I am sorry about that.

      I bought Star Wars 7 - The Force Awakens. Harrison Ford! Love that guy. Loved that movie!!

      Tioga George

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    2. No George, you didn't rub me any way. I made an assumption based on your statement that you thought the movie was bad because Lucas didn't have anything to do with it.

      You seem a lot touchier lately. Are you okay?

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  5. George, George Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney a couple years ago. That makes it all a bit more of a marketing strategy to sell things. Spoils the fun it does. :-)

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hi nD,

      Thanks! I was not aware of George Lucas selling to Disney.

      Still, with that said.....there is some strange stuff coming to the Big Screen. I am guessing that movie productions are catering to the likes of movie goers. Most movies in recent years, bug the hell out of me though.

      Plotless junk, in my opinion.

      The movie that I walked out on today, "Rogue One - A Star Wars Saga" was so poorly written and directed, in my opinion. Against my criticism, is an 85% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

      Hey! My opinion is NOT written in concrete. Just what I feel.

      Tioga George

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  6. You might want to take your forum down since it's turned into a spammer's paradise. None of the people who were posting are doing so anymore because it's mostly spammers.

    Sad too. That was a lot of fun sparring in there.

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    1. Hi Don,

      I've not checked out my forum for a long time.

      I likely shall remove it.

      Thanks,
      George

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  7. We prefer international films. Afghani, Pakistani, French, German, Italian, etc. So much culture, history, and they aren't Hollywood bang'em up. Take out the noise, special effects, and there's no story.

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  8. We have switched to British and Canadian TV shows almost exclusively. Lately we have turned off some of our favorite American series because there is no plot! There is so much empty talk throughout the shows that whatever plot there may be is totally lost. We don't bother going to movies for the reasons you stated. Noise, blood, violence, or fluff. Plots are a thing of the past. We ---husband and I---went to a movie about two years ago. The "coming attractions" ads totally convinced us not to go back. You are not alone in your feelings.

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  9. I think it's really sad what has happened to American tv and movies.
    I do like some older stuff however have been into mostly foreign for many years.

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