Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Repair



Fastener Came Loose

9:30am - One of Scampy's cabinets had a rivet come loose. This rivet comes thru Scampy's roof. When the rivet is installed, the shank expands and that expansion is supposed to hold the cabinet in place.

However, one rivet did not hold. And now, one section of the cabinet is hanging a bit loose. One of these special rivets could be purchased from Scamp Trailer. I felt that another solution was required.

I bought a stainless hex bolt to use in place of the rivet and will install that bolt later today.

Do you see the hole where 
the bolt will come thru?



11:15am - Shelter Island
We've just arrived at Shelter Island. That lovely place across the bay from Downtown San Diego. From Scampy's door is a lovely view of San Diego's skyline.

On the way here, we stopped off at the South Shore Boat Ramp to use the dump station.

Little Honda, Scampy on Shelter Island



3pm - Solar charging
Our Renogy solar system was hooked up for the first time today. It took a little less than 2-hours to generate 1000 watts for Scampy's battery.

A hydrometer check proved that the battery is getting charged. We want to stay here at Shelter Island using the Renogy as long as the Sun is bright!

Renogy - On The Job!


4pm - Shelf support bolt installed
With the help of a parking lot neighbor, the bolt that replaced the rivet was installed. The neighbor held a wrench to the head of the bolt. I was inside Scampy and ran a locknut up the bolt.

Thank goodness for that neighbor!


5pm - Mission Beach
Police informed that when Scampy and Honda are connected, that violates the 30 foot maximum rule. So, we moved to Mission Beach.







Nite Camp Location Map

Elevation: 375 feet












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11 comments:

  1. Years ago I boondocked there for a couple of nights. I gather that's not allowed any more.
    Dave

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    1. Hi Dave,

      It seems that camping or sleeping in a vehicle isn't allowed anywhere.

      I am pretty experienced in Stealth Camping. Been doing that since 2003!

      George

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  2. You and Ms. Tioga used to day camp there for years...nice to see the tradition continuing. It's a beautiful spot!
    Suz

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    1. Hi Suz,

      I agree.... this is a gorgeous place.

      San Diego has great weather. I've not used a heater at nite since arriving here.

      George

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  3. Sure is nice to have wonderful camping neighbours to help out, glad you got that repair done.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      Yes. It is nice.

      Thanks for your comment!

      George

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  4. Your Honda fit and Scamp trailer is a combo of 26 ft. I'm having a hard time understanding you 'violating' the 30 ft rule. Appears you're legal.

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  5. George is experienced enough to know you don't mess with the cops. He's the stealth camper! :)

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    1. Thanks, Suz!

      For sticking up for me. 😎

      George

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    2. Wow, I wasn't critiquing in any way, just asking out of simple curiosity. Sometime LEO's are mistaken or overstep their authority. Me to cop,"My combo is 26ft long and I appear legal. Are there any other rules/laws I am breaking? If you want me to leave I will, but I am just parked for the day. Thank you for answering my question officer". Also Suz, he was parking for the day and not camping:):):) Was kinda hoping for an answer from George respecting his vast years of experience. I have been 'stealthy' following him since his beginning.

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  6. I realize it's not a good idea to 'mess with the cops'. I didn't see Kenneth criticizing George as he is not 30 ft. or over. Wondering if George disconnected lil' Scampy, would there be an issue?

    Mark in sunny Palm Springs

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