Monday, April 18, 2022

Day 53, 54, 55 - Four Corners, FL - TT

Saturday (53) - I started the day by making breakfast on the Blackstone and followed up with a morning test session. Then did a little work on the Jeep before it got too hot. The trailer hitch wiring has a small electronic module and needed a 12VDC connection. The instructions said to run a wire all the way to the battery.  I opted to remove the drivers side plastic panel that has a 12VDC power connection, aka cigarette lighter, and wire the module there. Only 18” of wire instead of 20 feet. I used the magnetic tail/turn lights that we used when towing the Prius to test the trailer connector. 

Sunday (54) - It hit 90°F today! We went back to Grace Community Church for Easter morning service. This is where we stayed last week as they are a Harvest Host. At 6pm, there were thunderstorms in the area. I’m guessing that afternoon thunderstorms is a normal weather pattern for FL at this time of year. At least there isn’t tornadoes.

The Victron BMV-712 battery monitor bit the dust. It’s only 2 1/2 years old but the display is blank. There is a long cable connecting the monitor on the wall to the shunt in the battery compartment so I made a one foot cable to see if it was a cable problem. It wasn’t. I ordered a replacement from Amazon. It’s supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Supposedly, there is a five year warranty and I’ll probably pursue that after the new one gets installed.

Monday (55) - I walked down to the lake this morning. I really need to get out and walk more. It had rained last night and at 83%, it is pretty humid. For me, hot and humid is not what I like. 

Around 10am, I went to the pool. It was really nice. Only two other people in the pool. I suspect that it’ll be a zoo later today as the forecast is for the mid-80s (°F). After sitting in the pool for an hour or so, I joined a test session. I think my Internet issues are related to all of the WiFi in the park. So I'm trying connecting to the AT&T hotspot via ethernet to see if it works any better.

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