Hanging out in the tall cool pines north of flagstaff near snow bowl. I had the realization this morning that we have been here a week , and have had all the power necessary from batter bank and solar panels . It kind of flips me out , cause when we started this project I did not want to learn the solar , well , thanx to a friend and a guy on you tube named Will Prouse , I figured it out and it is working now for the 5 months we have been in bus pretty awesome if you ask me , I just wonder why I waited so long , living in Az and all ?
Another great sunset in Valle, AZ. We’re not there right now , thankfully as they got deluged yesterday, monsoons and all ,
Just updating , waiting around for the tooth fairy . This COVID thing has messed up some stuff , what the dentist said takes normally (pre COVID)45 days , we are now at 5 months . I’ve got some crazy karma around my teeth
Hoping to be on the road by the 1st of September, but I’ve been having my hopes dashed for a while , just gotta remember,
Acceptance is the answer
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
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
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
The sh.. is moving now , lots going on , see for yourself
We have decided to name our bus “Next“. We bought her Monday , and it’s getting ready to bring home
well, as soon as the decision was made , it happened . we posted studio for sale and within 24 hrs it was sold . a little sad but it is awesome to start out with some extra funding for the bus and the build
Heading to phoenix on monday , i think they have the one we want