City of Temecula
5am - Traffic going passed our Nite Camp became noisy. So, we headed over to 24 Hour Fitness in Temecula. Because of low heavy fog, we had to drive very slowly.
Recently, Google directions to 24 Hour Fitness has taken us to strange places! Yesterday, to a neighborhood behind the shopping mall where 24 Hour is actually located. That time we Googled 24 Hour's address to get there.
This morning, Google's directions to 24 Hour in Temecula, took us to a parking lot in the rear of the shopping mall!
The Scampy Team is now camped in the parking lot close to 24 Hour. I'll workout at 24 Hour, then drive over to Jojoba Hills RV Park.
9am - Electric power
We have been considering two sources of electric power. Solar and electric generator. We are leaning toward using only solar.
The generator that we like is the Honda eu1000i, 1000 watt [link]. This generator would likely only be used during the dead of winter. For the rest of the year a solar source would do fine!
We really like the Renogy Solar Kit [link]. The Renogy kit is stored in its own case, which has a folded dimension of 21.1 x 21.5 x 3.1 inches. That's really small! And will fit into Little Honda's storage area nicely.
Scampy's electric usage
The big electric hog for Scampy, is the Dometic refrigerator when on 12 volts DC.
The fridge pulls 10.5 amps! That is a LOT!
However, it is hardly ever necessary to use the Dometic fridge on 12 volts DC. The Dometic works fine on propane. The only thing is, that the propane flame blows out when Scampy is traveling down the road.
So, let the propane flame blow out! The fridge stays cold for many hours when no cooling is going on. And, the Dometic recovers proper temperature extremely fast when we start up cooling at the end of a trip.
All the rest of Scampy's electric usage amounts to less than 2-amps. That's when the 12 volts DC is inverted to 120 volts AC for charging the Mac Air and iPhone.
Note: Our Dometic fridge is designed with three power sources. All manually actuated [not automatic].
- Propane gas [When camping and no shore power is available]
- 12 volts DC [When traveling]
- 120 volts AC [When shore power is available]
Scampy's instructions read that when traveling, use 12 volts DC. Because when traveling using propane gas, the flame blows out because of wind.
12 noon - Where are we now?
Our Dry Camp Site
4pm- Exercise Room & Spa
I'll be camping at Jojoba Hills RV Park for seven days. My days are usually very active. I love to be active! My time at Jojoba should be active too.
The late afternoon is a really good time to use the Exercise Room followed by soaking in the spa. Other people seem to enjoy the spa at this time too. That's great because it is a good time talking with people living full time at Jojoba.
I set up Scampy and left Baby Boid with the iPhone playing The Beatles, The Beach Boys and the Bee Gees. Boid enjoys rock music! Then headed over to the Exercise Room to workout.
Elevation: 2019 feet