Saturday, March 4, 2023

Travel to Tucson, AZ, and Boondocking

Saturday - The windshield work was done this morning and I was on the road to Tucson at around 10:30. I was planning to fill up in Tonopah and take the highway to Gila Junction but road construction forced me through Phoenix. At least the gps routed me south and west of downtown. I stopped at the T/A in Eloy, a bit east of Casa Grande, and filled up. The savings was $23 on $190 of diesel. Not going to complain about that.

I arrived back at Far Horizons RV Park at 3:00 and were parked and mostly set up by 4. For dinner, we went to Jason’s Deli for their fantastic salad bar. It’s nice to be back in Tucson. 

Boondocking in Quartzsite and Yuma was fine and we really can go for a while on our tanks. The generator used about 2 gal of diesel/day as we would need over double the solar to meet our daily requirements. We used almost a full tank of propane for the furnace. If the generator was running to recharge the batteries in the morning, we ran the heat pump instead of the furnace as it heats up the main living space much faster. The refrigerator worked great maintaining the refrigerator temperature at around 35° and the freezer around 0°F or colder. We didn’t use the chest freezer as we didn’t bring much frozen items with us. Grocery stores were convenient enough. 

Boondocking isn’t free. We spent $80 for LTVA permits, about $150 in diesel, and around $80 for propane. Plus, I gave the windshield shop $100 for electricity. Our primary reason was to spend time with friends who were out there and we had a great time. 


  1. Here's hoping that fiberglass work fixes that windshield popping out issue for good!