Sunday, February 3, 2019

Day 26 - Oatman, AZ

Sunny day so I thought about trying an equalization cycle on the RV batteries. It didn’t fully charge the batteries until around 12:30 so there is little chance that the cycle will complete today. If not, it will just continue tomorrow until it completes. You can see the reference voltage is 15.51 VDC which is the target voltage for equalization based on the current battery temperature.

Prompted by Dom and Martha's recent visit to Oatman, we headed there this afternoon. We knew that it was going to be a touristy location and it met expectations. This could be someone's yard back in Fairbanks.

There were quite a number of burros wandering the streets looking for a handout and burro food was being sold at most of the businesses. Though many of these same businesses had signs asking you not to feed the burros in front of their business.

What impressed me were the rock formations surrounding the town. They lined the road on the approach to Oatman and within the town itself, did a pretty good job of shielding the place from any cell phone signal. I think that it was emptier than usual due to it being Super Bowl Sunday. Several of the businesses had closed by 4:00pm which, or so I'm told, was the time for the coin toss.

Upon arriving back to the campground, the Internet was pretty bogged down probably by those watching the game. BTW, the equalization cycle didn't finish and will continue tomorrow. Maybe I'll turn on the converter tonight so the battery starts out fully charged. Then the system can go in equalization mode as soon as the panel voltage gets high enough.

6 comments:

david R said...

nah, we have better junk in Fairbanks backyards.

SonjaM said...

Why would one want to leave piles of garbage in their yard anyway? Sorry, it's the German in me asking ;-)

Brilliant weather given the time of the year.

RichardM said...

Maybe. I was thinking of that place on Farmers Loop that had the hoarder tv show filming there last summer.

RichardM said...

I think that in older Fairbanks, it cost so much to get things shipped up that people tended not to get rid of thing that may have useful spare parts. Or even metal. A friend of mine, who was a very skilled welder, used to pick up old steel bed frames as they were apparently made with very good steel. At least the older ones.

redlegsrides said...

what, no pic of Bridget with a Burro?

RichardM said...

No. Call me a non-tourist or whatever but I was not very enamored with the burros. They were entitled, pushy and smelled bad. I don’t see the attraction...