In my sight at Western Horizons Desert Pools under the AOR system for $9 bucks a night. I opted for 50 AMP for $3 bucks more a night. I want to continue my testing of the electrical systems. At night I want to run all three heat pumps and see what that’s like.
The trip from Congress, AZ to Desert Hot Springs was about 250 miles. I got fuel ($3.37) at the ZIP at I-10 Exit 45. It’s the cheapest around for a 100 miles. I still can’t get an accurate reading of my fuel mileage yet because of running the Hydro and generator at Quartzsite. The trip was very, very windy today and it appears I wasn’t even getting 5 MPG after I filled up. This RV has high rear gears which means it doesn’t do much coasting and RPM’s are about 150 higher than most other engines at the same speed. It’s under powered with the 400 HP and they put higher gears in the rear it to make up for it. Not the best of ideas. It should have a 450 HP in it with lower rear gears and I would probably get better fuel mileage. I’m gonna guess that this thing will get about 6.5 to 7 MPG because of the gearing and under powered. That’s the way it is. I also need to crank another 20 lbs of air into each of my front tires according to the handy dandy weight chart. they need to get up around 115 –120 lbs. Love those 305/70/22.5 load range “L” tires.
I’m ready to hook up the 50 AMP at the sight. One problem I can’t get the 50 AMP chord all the way out of the automatic roller thing to plug into my 50 AMP pedestal. It’s jammed inside of it. It’s the shiny device on top of the round black tub. So, I took it apart. I’m not afraid to take thinks apart – it’s getting it back together that becomes a problem. Well, after one hour of taking it apart and back together it was operational. It appears that a carter key was left out and the pin fell out that aligned the chord. I say that because the roll up device was another thing that went bad when the dealer plugged it into low voltage. The dealer replaced it put didn’t put all the parts back into it thus it failed now.
Now the other day when I was moving/reorganizing I pulled some muscles in my back. OK – getting old. Now today twisting around to get into the right position to remove nuts/bolts I stretched my back muscles a little more. So, I now get up slow and walk about 5 feet before I can stand straight up all the way. Where are those pills!!!!!