Thursday, January 15, 2015

Working the Solar

A bunch of us went to La Mesa RV for their free pancake breakfast.  It is what it is…pancakes and free.then we went to a retail store looking around at stuff.  I did a dump and ate two bags of free popcorn.  Back to the RV.  Carol was line dancing all this time.

We ran the generator to charge the batteries last night then turned off the inverter.  The batteries settled down to 12.7 volts.  In the morning they were still setting at 12.7 volts.  When the sun hit the solar panels we turned on the inverter.  Yes, the frig and freezer (with smoked pork and Alaska halibut) temps were OK being off for about 10 hours.  With the solar charging and the inverter on the batteries went up and stayed around 13.5 which is real good.  Seems like everything is running the way it should by turning off the inverter at night basically.  It appears we half to run the generator about 1 to 1 1/2 hours each night with our use of electricity.

Carol went to the SKP social at 1 PM and I stayed around the rig.  I made some smoked pulled pork for Johnny Goodwin.  I’ve been doing this for a few years now.  He loves those sandwiches.  He’s the singer over at the SKP social.  I took him the sandwiches about 2 PM.

Early evening a bunch of us drove up to the Parker Elks for their Mexican diner.  It was pretty good and fun.

Another fun action day in Quartzsite.

See ya………..