Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Stayed around camp most of today. I have been carrying a brand new 2000 watt Inverter Champion generator in the back of the jeep for the past two trips out to the southwest. I had originally bought it to use in our Miss Adventure 18’ trailer, but bought the RV before I had a chance to use it.
- Today I pulled it out of the jeep, put some gas and oil in it and it started on the first pull. Hooked up the 30 amp power cord to it and let it charge my batteries for awhile. It is very quiet. I think I will use it on those cloudy days instead of the big 4000 watt RV generator. It makes more noise and I can’t move it to a quieter spot like I can the smaller generator.
I now have many sources of power for the motorhome.
- alternator power from the RV engine
- 4000 watt house generator
- 2000 watt mobile generator
- 100 watt solar pane with 30 amp controller
- 5 AGM house batteries with 2000 watt with modified sine inverter
- 2 wet cell batteries with a 600 watt pure sine inverter
After lunch, Yuma and I took a tour of Bouse, about two miles down the road. Not much to tour. We stopped by the Bouse Historical Landmark. There was a plaqueand a broken up concrete slab which must have been the foundation of the house and as the plaque says, a water tank.
Yuma and I walked past Thomas Road and over Bouse Wash bridge. On our way, I saw this rundown trailer on Thomas Road that had two gargoyles in the driveway entrance. The place wasn’t much, but those two gargoyles were neat.
Even with the half inch of rain there is no water in the wash. Looks like it is used mostly as a road for ATVs.
Then Yuma and I walked over to Renee’s New & Used place and looked around. Lots of stuff.Was looking for a bird feeder, but the ones she had were not very good so passed on them. As I was heading back out, I spotted two box turtles in a box. They looked so real, I didn’t realize they were made of concrete and painted. What do you think? Dolly loves turtles so bought both for $15. Couldn’t split the two. Never will know how long the two have been a pair.
Noticed the historical sign mentioned Bouse cemetery. Will have to make a run over to it before I leave the area.
See you later.