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Old 03-28-2018, 04:23 PM   #74901
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So the story goes:
We were notified that the RV park would be without power from 8 a.m. to about 1 p.m. so we were sitting around waiting for that to happen. Earlier, Earlene got up and preened to be looking good, not that she needs to, (I like to eat) and used the facilities, blow dried her hair and so on. We had our coffee, watched tv and then she plugs in her curling iron and it is not working. I cannot reset the GFI plug.

I break out the manuals and start trouble shooting. All the circuit breakers are on. Still cannot reset. TV, lights, microwave, refrigerator, everything working. More searching. Last evening she washed clothes and dried them. Everything working fine. More manual searching didn't help. Washer and drier on same GFCI circuit so we unplugged them. Still a dead plug receptacle. Time to call Winnebago support,

Walking by the EMS (Electrical Management System) I opened the panel and checked what systems were drawing what.

Hey! The inverter is on!! Darn, we have been without electricity for a couple hours now. Inverter will not run circuit the washer and drier are connected to. Everything else works off the inverter.

Life is good!
Isn't it amazing! RVs actually have power without being plugged in. We havenít been plugged in since we left the RV park in North Little Rock last November and yet we have lived life in a reasonably typical manner. It just takes a few solar panels and a wee bit of patience to enjoy RV life outside of an RV park.

Off-grid life is GREAT!
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:41 PM   #74902
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Hey Wayne, don't you know that doing nothing all the time dosnt leave anytime to be flexible enough to visit.


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Old 03-28-2018, 04:43 PM   #74903
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Off-grid until time to turn on the A/C...or cook something in the microwave...then it's how long of an extension cord do i need...

Hey, Charlene, the solder work on those pipes looks great, only one scorch mark on the studs. Nice.

We're in Tucson until Monday then Tombstone for a few days, then headed North + East. Trying to find the best route from Tombstone to Carthage MO now...
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:53 PM   #74904
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The A/C and microwave require that I start the generator. My travel schedule usually eliminates the need for A/C. At least that's my goal. We still need heat at night here. The microwave rarely runs.
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tell Martin I made yorkshires for dinner with roast beef, geavy, potatoes and carrots.....
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:58 PM   #74906
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tell Martin I made yorkshires for dinner with roast beef, geavy, potatoes and carrots.....
Oh no! I wonít tell Lily - she's half Yorkshire terrier. Oh, Yorkshire pudding. Never mind.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:03 PM   #74907
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Hey Dave,

What's on top of those Tabasco barrels? They don’t look sealed.
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Sue,,,
tell Martin I made yorkshires for dinner with roast beef, geavy, potatoes and carrots.....
I'm going to have to check my phone. I didn't even hear it ring!

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I guess he's not Gumby.
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One thing positive on the power outage, the auto-start for the generator worked.
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What's on top of those Tabasco barrels? They donít look sealed.


Slime.... actually several hot sauce companies in LA.....

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Looks like Dave visited a barrel factory...
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Barb, I believe it is salt that forms a crust during the brine/ aging process.
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McIlhenny Company. Avery Island, LA.
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And hmmm... I'm wondering what that syrup with a few drops of Tabasco stirred into it would taste like over, say, waffles and bacon. How many crates of it did you get for family gifts, eh?
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