Sunday, June 24, 2018

Starbucks

6:52 am:
Our Nite Camp has a terrible T-Mobile connection. We hate that because it takes sooooo long to do everything while online when data speed is slow.

I asked Baby Boid what he thought that we should do? He replied, “Is there a nearby WiFi?” I looked up WiFi on Maps.me. “There’s WiFi at Starbucks, about 5 miles away.” Boid said, “Let’s go there!”

So, we are getting dressed and heading out from our Nite Camp and bound for Starbucks!




8:15 am:
So Many Things!
We had a Scampy Team Meeting this morning. We are early risers! Four team members were sooooo very excited about their suggestions.

Señor Tránsito offered that, "The lead-acid deep cycle solar battery located in my storage area should be replaced by sealed AGM battery and re-located to the floor of Scampy's large cabinet."

Scampy piped up that, "Our 1000 watt Honda generator has not been used even once this past winter. We should sell it!"

And Baby Boid chirped, "Scampy's trailer cover has not been used even once since Scampy formed the team. It's heavy. We should sell that cover!"

Even Old George had an idea! George suggested, "If we do Señor Tránsito's suggestion to relocate the solar battery, the 35 amp-hour solar battery located on Scampy's tongue would have no function. We could sell that little battery!"


1:44 pm:
Baby Boid Video!
Boid got to playing around big time. I was lucky to capture the little guy on a video! 😎







Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 2,119 feet




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21 comments:

  1. A generator that works has a huge value if your batteries are down & the sun is not out, will the money you get from selling the generator be used for something necessary? Is that cash really needed?

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    1. Hi Rob,

      Well, I've not used my Honda generator even one time. I do not need the money. What I am doing is cleaning house. Reducing cargo weight.

      I will likely be staying in San Diego during the winter months. It's nice weather there. Very few successive cloudy days.

      My only power use is to charge my MacAir computer, iPhone, and 4-LED lights.

      To supply this power is a 250 watt solar panel. Big time overkill.

      Whatta you think?

      George

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    2. Hi Testing,

      I only power the fridge with propane.

      George

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  2. Dang,, they'll put a Starbucks anyway won't they? Probably yuppie farmers

    "The lead-acid deep cycle solar battery located in my storage area should be replaced by sealed AGM battery and re-located to the floor of Scampy's large cabinet."
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    You might want to considerOptima Deep-Cycle 12-Volt Batteries
    these batteries come in three sizes and grade. Their color tops are red yellow and blue. I won't hide the fact that they are very pricey.
    but unique part about them is you can virtually mount upside down sideways there's technically no top . They originally started their life the in race cars market
    but now there sold in the Standard automotive market they can be bought in Napa auto zone discount auto and Walmart


    trailer cover has not been used even once since Scampy formed the team. It's heavy. We should sell that cover!"
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    Hang onto it until you get back to the big trailer and put the scamp cover in the big trailer (free Storage). it might be nice to cover the little trailer (from the elements ).while your vacationing in the big trailer ?
    I would do the same thing with the Honda generator when you sell it you'll wish you had it, when you have it, you're glad you don't need it.

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Starbucks:
      I used to wonder why Starbucks is sooooo popular?

      They have been around a long time. 47-years! They are popular because they serve the highly addictive drug, caffeine!

      Starbucks is a drug pusher. And their customers are addicts.

      Optima:
      I shall give the Optima a 2nd look.

      Trailer Cover:
      The way it's looking now, I may never return to Twayler and Lone Wolf RV Park!

      I am very comfortable living fulltime in Scampy. Before, I was thinking that if I ever got infirm because of age, I could live in Twayler. However, the way things are going, I may never become infirm!

      Lately, the older I get the more healthy I become. It may very likely be that the water from Scampy's fresh water tank is none other than THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH!

      Whatta yah think? 😜

      George

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  3. George... My AGM batteries are Optima Yellow Tops. I've used them since Nov. 2011 and they're still operating as good as new... six and a half years!

    Well worth the investment.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Your comment is going to influence my battery buying decision.

      Thank you! 😎

      George


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    2. Hello RV Sue, add me to the list of followers on your blog. Im starting reading from the beginning,love what you and George do and write about on your blogs.
      Ray
      Annapolis Md

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  4. We keep one of these in the rig to charge things up when our solar panels are not up to the task. Also works as a jump starter if your van battery needs assistance.


    https://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-XP-1-Micro-Start-ANTIGRAVITY/dp/B01N7IWXVJ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1529881385&sr=8-4&keywords=anti+gravity+charger

    For keeping your telephone usable for extra long periods of time, these portable batteries are useful. I carry one that is about the size of a large lipstick in my purse all the time. There are many kinds available at all prices. Good insurance.

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-portable-battery-chargers/

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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    1. Hi Judilyn,

      Very good idea, your little jump-starter. I have a larger version of one of these myself.

      The phone charger is a good idea too!

      George

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    1. Hi Cindy,

      How could you resist that cutesy pie?

      George

      PS: Baby Boid just tweeted, "I LOVE Cindy!"

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    1. Hi HC,

      That's what I wish to do!

      George

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  7. Old Curmudgeon
    Is it 1 or 2
    1. A crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man. ...

    2. Curmudgeon Old Ale from Founders Brewing Co

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  8. George- Since you are keeping the current set up, I was thinking about your traction problem. I suggest checking out a weight distributing hitch. I'm not sure it will solve your problem but it might. It puts more weight to the front wheels.
    https://www.etrailer.com/faq-weightdistribution.aspx

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    1. Hi Tom,

      You are correct.

      However after much thinking about traction, I have decided to stick to only driving on paved roads.

      George

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  9. Hey George..I just replaced my REDTOP OPTIMA in my Winnie..12yrs it lasted.....
    It sorta hurt to purchase a new one for $2xx. something..Didn't matter tho.. I think the new one will outlast me..And Lucy the Winnie..Bago...
    Upriverdavid

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    1. Hi David,

      Thank you for writing.

      All of the Optima batteries are RV/Marine type batteries. I plan to stick to true deep cycle batteries manufactured by Trojan.

      George

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