Back in the desert

Moved back down to the desert outside Sedona , waiting for the dental work , in the meantime I got a major electric issue figured out with the help of a friend . I found that the wire from batteries to inverter was not large enough, increased to #2awg and I can run everything , space heater included .

It is nice to have had all the issues early on happen close to home , where it feels safe , we know people , and help is around the corner

And so it goes

Well , after two weeks in an rv park , we headed for the woods . Just came back from 2 weeks up by stoneman lake .thankfully we were close to help . We had the water line blow out on the on demand hot water heater . Learned that the first three feet coming out should be copper , not pex. Lesson learned . And we found that unless we pay attention , 100 gal of water can disappear quickly .

The solar is working awesome and I have some experiments to do with increasing wire size to inverter so maybe it will actually run something more than a water pic.

All in all fun is being had , learning the new ways of life , coming to really appreciate hot water and a shower . Been going woodsman for the past three weeks cause it was a little chilly up the hill , now we are down in some warmer weather and can lather up

Moving day

So , we have been field testing everything in an rv park for the last two weeks , while also waiting on so,e dental work ….. had to do some plumbing repairs , replace the propane regulator , practice emptying composting toilet , while Sheron has been getting used to the galley .

Today we head out to field test in the woods , headed to a spot called stoneman lake , up around 5000 ft where it will be a little cooler

Here is a pic of galley

Well, it’s been a while

So , I’ve been kinda sidetracked the last little bit and I’m going to try to be a bit more regular , since I’ve taken the leap and gone with full time cellular internet boosters and all .

We sold our house and we’re planning to move into bus and get her seaworthy , but the oil pump was being rebuilt piece by piece , so it was another 16 days before we got her back . And a trashed friendship .

So, we’ve been in the bus for almost three weeks , the last two in a rv park in camp verde az . Getting all the systems on order . Water is now all good , ac works when on generator or shore power had to replace the propane regulator and I’m getting used to the instant hot water thing for showers , we’ve been cooking and the fridge is keeping it cool on 95 degree days

Here are some pics , as we finally got it insured as a motor home today , and had to have film for them