Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Day 7 - Benson, AZ - TT

Not much exciting today. I filled up the fresh water tank and due to the long fill hose from the side of the RV to the water tank, it took 35 min. That’s only like 1 1/2 gal per minute. I think that I’ll pick up a couple of 5 gal jugs and use them to fill the freshwater tank while we boondocks. That’s just too slow if refilling at a business. I’m trying to come up with a way to fill the tank with a pressurized line and have the existing fill hose be the air escape from the tank and overflow.

We drove into Tucson to pick up some items that aren’t available in Benson. Then we stopped in Benson to look at some of the murals. And get some ice cream at the shop on the Main Street. A huge selection of soft ice cream. Something like fifty flavors. Then back to Safeway for more groceries. I’m trying to pre-cook some meals to minimize water usage. We’ll see if we can last nine days boondocking. I think it’ll be a challenge for us. 

6 comments:

SonjaM said...

Hi Richard, we carry 2 folding canisters with us in order do have enough water when far away from water sources. If not needed, they get stored in the depth of our cabinets.

RichardM said...

The fresh water tank holds 50 gallons but I think that would be stretching it a bit.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Well, I'm way behind again, but trying to catch up. Boondocking is an interesting process, especially if you don't have access to a bath house. We have gone 6 days with no issues, running the gen a couple hours am and pm, since we don't have solar, but we have 100 gals freshwater so that wasn't an issue. Btw, we have a contract and 2/22 closing date! 😀

RichardM said...

So far we are at day 6. Fresh water still at 2/3 and other tanks not full. We only have 50 gal of fresh. I need to pick up a better converter. The stock one doesn’t charge at more than a trickle so the generator needs to run too long. The 400 watts of solar can only add about 16% to the battery bank due to the shallow sun angke.

Congratulations on the sale! Excited to be hitting the road?

Lynne Goebeler said...

Yes, we are super excited, though we still have some work to do! We are in SE GA right now, on a two week trip, and go back Monday to start the packing and selling of stuff. 😀

RichardM said...

That would be a real challenge for me...