Ajo, Arizona - Wednesday, December 18, 2019
This morning I was awake with the sun. I jumped out of bed and went out and took a few pictures with wisps of colored clouds. Didn't wait for the sun to rise and went back to bed.
It was cool out with about 42 degrees and no wind at all. No wind is always nice in the desert. We took our walk after breakfast. Actually during breakfast. I eat breakfast in stages and it takes awhile. I'm not an out the door early kind of guy. Did enough of that during my working years.
It is such a beautiful day and I did not take anymore pictures until sunset. In between I did some battery switching.
Help: I have a 2002 MH and with the awning slowly flapping in the wind yesterday, I noticed it was separating from the MH in the middle and needs to be sewed back on or replaced. If anyone has had awning work done in Quartzite or Yuma and would recommend, I would appreciate. Just leave a comment.
If you're not interested in RV battery setups then just look at the few sunrise pictures and sunset pictures and move on. It won't hurt my feelings. Just leave a comment though!
I have six huge inhouse 100 amp batteries and two old batteries that came with the MH I use to charge all my electronics such as laptops, phones etc. I have a 100 watt solar panel hooked to a 500 amp true sine wave inverter for the two dead batteries.
The two dead batteries work great during the day while being charged by the sun but no sun no power. The batteries drop to less than 12 amps.
The six massive batteries take forever to charge and I rarely use them for much, so today is the day to make a change. I took the two old batteries out and pulled two of the six parallel connected batteries out of the stream.
Took the two huge ones and put them where the dead ones were and now I have battery power both day and night. As for the four remaining, I hope they will charge faster. Will have to see.
Got it done by three o'clock being very careful not to hurt my already sore back. The big batteries weigh about sixty pounds. Enough to hurt me if I'm not careful.
I took a chance doing it today. Tonight is Survivor night and if I had destroyed the batteries or worse yet burned down the MH, I wouldn't be happy.
Tonight is the last episode of Survivor and it is a three hour episode. I only watch two hours. Not really into the chit chat with all the participants and family during the third hour. This will give me a good test of how four batteries work versus six batteries.
Doing my post early tonight in preparation for the finale.
See you later.