Month: February 2019

Fort Huachuca Snow

Campsite Sierra Vista Arizona snowing

Fort Huachuca isn’t known for snow. We can’t go any further south and stay in Arizona. Can’t really complain though. It is very pretty here at Fort Huachuca, pronounced Wa-Chu-ka. I don’t think we are getting an accurate representation of its typical beauty. Not much water nearby, so the kayaks are still on the car. …

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Campsite Review: Patagonia Campground

Campsite Review Patagonia Campground

Campsite Review: Patagonia Campground is located at Patagonia Lake State Park located about twenty miles northeast of Nogales Arizona. It is west of State Route 82 and east of Interstate 19. To get here when southbound on Interstate 19, exit on the West Mariposa Road exit eastbound, then turn south on Interstate 19B (business route). …

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Patagonia Lake State Park

Campsite Patagonia Lake State Park Arizona

Everything is great here at Patagonia Lake State Park located about 20 miles northeast of Nogales AZ. A little too cold for the kayaks. May see snow before the weekend is over. As you can see, our site is quite unlevel we have about 8 inches of blocks under the front wheels. This would have …

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Campsite Review: Agave Gulch Campground

Campsite Review Agave Gulch Campground

Campsite Review: Agave Gulch Campground is a military-only campground located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Arizona. It is a very nice campground / RV park. At the campground, there are six separate sections with 197 well-spaced large sites with full hookups. There are also 57 overflow – dry camping sites. Some of the …

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Tucson and the Sonoran Desert

Tucson and the Sonoran Desert

Tucson is in the Sonoran Desert. It has been a relaxing visit to Tucson. Nice weather this time of year. Lots more green than the Mojave Desert. The Sonoran Desert has the Saguaro cactus (pronounced suh-war-oh) and lots of other vegetation, all with sharp parts. They don’t need signs telling people not to touch. Saguaro …

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RV Solar Series: Design a Just – Right – System

San Diego California Campground Sunset

RV Solar Series: How to Design a Just – Right – System. A just-right size, not too small, not too costly. Sounds like Goldilocks. Just right. Start with simple and work to more complex.   Start with a battery.   Add to that a positive and negative wire that leads to a small solar collector. Connect …

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RV Solar Series: How much solar did we need?

San Diego California Campground Sunset

RV Solar Series: How much solar did we need? My answer was 600-700 watts of solar installed flat, (700 installed) to recharge our battery and live daily. Given six hours of sunshine, (winter) assuming the batteries were not overly discharged we should be good. Part of the assumption was that you can’t always count on …

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RV Solar Series: Understanding Electricity

San Diego California Campground Sunset

Electricity – 101 RV Solar Series: Understanding Electricity is not optional but is not a concern in every day modern life. What is electricity? Before you make a change to your RV electric system, you better understand at least the very basics of electricity. When you turn on a flashlight, you create a circuit.  The …

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