Tuesday, February 05, 2013


8AM - Going to Tepic
This morning, MsTioga and the TiogaRV Team are heading up the hill to the City of Tepic. We have several things that we want to do in Tepic.
  • Ear doctor. There is something wrong with my left ear. Feels like it is "stopped up". As though I have water in my ear that will not come out. Been having these symptoms for awhile.
  • Change out water pump, fan clutch, fuel filter. Oil change and lube. We plan to have this work done at the Ford dealer.

11AM - Recharged Telcel
We are now in Tepic. The first thing to be done is to recharge our Telcel internet USB modem stick. MsTioga parked near the Telcel service center. We bought 500 pesos [$38.50US]. This amount should be good for a month and provides about 3 gigabytes.

We have not used Telcel since we arrived at El Chaco last October.  Telcel does not provide a strong enough signal at El Chaco. Also, El Chaco's WiFi is free and has no bandwidth limit.

12 Noon - AutoZone
At the AutoZone we purchased a new water pump and fan clutch. The water pump will not arrive until the 13th of February. Tomorrow we will make an appointment with the Ford dealer to do the installation work.

We also are in the process of buying (4) Golf Cart Batteries from AutoZone. Presently, we have (6) batteries in our solar battery bank which were purchased in December, 2007. We believe that since we do not have our Datastorm internet system anymore, that we only need (4) batteries now.

We are getting by with the 5+ year old batteries because we rely on shore power during evening hours.

3PM - Los Pinos RV Park
MsTioga is Nite Camped at Los Pinos RV Park in the City of Tepic.

Clear sky

Location: Los Pinos RV Park
Elevation: 950 meters