Scampy's Horrid Floor
Poor Scampy's floor!!
PS: The damage that must be repaired, is only to Scampy's floor. The mess to plumbing and electrical that was shown in pics in yesterday's Blog post, is not necessary to fix.
I plan to repair the floor myself during my stay at Jojoba.
Note: Please forgive me for not continuing the "Floor" Blog post until almost 9pm! 🙄
8am - Little Honda's mileage
His mpg has been declining over the last couple of months. I figured that this reduction in mpg was due to Little Honda needing some mechanical work. Tune-up perhaps?
Anyway, after speaking on the phone with two highly rated shops, my figuring changed! Now I believe that the mpg reduction is due to towing MsScampy.
I spent over an hour calling around in order to come to this conclusion.
9:30am - Phoned Jojoba office
To make sure that MsScampy is welcome to camp in Jojoba's dry camping area, we phoned the office.
It is OK! The office gave the code to open the entrance gate, in case I arrived at Jojoba after 4pm.
I was positive that I would arrive by 2pm.
Boy! Was I wrong!! I never arrived.
10am - MsScampy's deep cycle battery
Early this morning I checked Scampy's battery condition with a hydrometer. I became concerned because even though we have been driving, the specific gravity reading has been dropping.
This drop convinced me that the Honda eu1000i generator that I held off buying, should be bought very soon.
About two hours was spent online searching for a dealer that had this Honda generator in stock. Couldn't find one!
Little Honda charging cable
We paid about $130 to install a cable in Little Honda that would carry charging current for MsScampy's battery. However, the charge from the Honda only does a tiny amount of charging.
We might be able to get by without a generator for a day or so. But not longer!
1pm - Heading to Jojoba Hills
On the way to Jojoba, we stopped several times in towns along the way trying to buy and pick-up that generator. Couldn't find a dealer who had the
Honda eu1000i generator that we wanted.
Tried and tried! Nothing!!
5pm - Little Honda tire check
It was getting toward dusk when we stopped at an America's Tire Store in The City of Temecula to have Little Honda's tires rotated and inflated to proper pressure.
We do not drive Little Honda towing MsScampy when it's dark. So, we will not reach Jojoba Hills this evening,
We have made our Nite Camp in the City of Temecula.
Even though our Nite Camp is close to Interstate 5, there is very little traffic noise here. This should be a quiet Nite Camp after 11pm, when we believe local traffic will die down.
Elevation: 995 feet