Friday, October 25, 2019

Day 70 - Casa Grande, AZ - TT

No excursions planned for today. Here are the air hoses so I can use the air supply on the coach. I started the engine and ran the pressure up to 125psi and tried it out on the front tire. It worked just fine and builds up pressure much faster than the 12v compressor. Especially if I run the engine at a fast idle. BTW, fast idle is as easy as turning on cruise control, raising the engine rpm to above 1100rpm, and pressing the cruise control “Set” button. It will hold that rpm until you do anything else such as touch the brake or accelerator.

I also picked up a PEX crimp tool, bands, and couplers so I could remove an auxiliary water filter under the kitchen sink. I don’t think the filter element been changed in a while and it really restricted the cold water pressure. The tool (from Home Depot) worked great. Cutting and splicing the hoses together took only about a minute.

Today has been windy and much cooler. 8mph with gusts to 20mph. So we went to the other pool which has a hot tub. It’s more “resort-ish” with palm trees and flowers. Plus the hot tub. I’m not going to complain...

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  1. You guys are taking glamping to the next level, Richard. Pool, hot tub, palm trees...

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    1. Glamping at Zion was the next level. Not just the pool and hot tub but happy hour wine & cheese, home made ice cream, wine tasting (brought in local wineries), etc. This place is more residential and long term. Daily/weekly/monthly guests are definitely in the minority.

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  2. Always good to be able to add another useful tool to the collection. I'm a bit jealous of your onboard air compressor, mine takes up half the storage of the biggest outside storage compartment!

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    1. The downside is the need to run the engine.

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  3. Thats pretty neat about setting the fast idle with the cruise control.

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    1. A nice feature. My Dodge diesel has a similar feature once you add a switch to the PTO computer terminal on the engine. Cruise +- to vary engine speed as long as the parking brake is set.

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