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Forum: Boondocking 07-22-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Just stick cheap 6 gallon Walmart water...

Just stick cheap 6 gallon Walmart water containers in back of pickup if using tow vehicle.

Otherwise, just put water containers in RV. We do this with our Roadtrek
Forum: Boondocking 07-18-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,495
Posted By Reed Cundiff
RV.net has a thread almost 15 years long on...

RV.net has a thread almost 15 years long on defining @what is boondocking?”
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 06-25-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,187
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We drove to Yucatán 8 or 9 times with 28’ and 34’...

We drove to Yucatán 8 or 9 times with 28’ and 34’ trailers and with a 19’ Roadtrek. Very few USA RVers in Yucatán but many Canadians, French, Swiss, and Argentine. There are fewer RV parks each year...
Forum: Boondocking 06-22-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,690
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Good ground clearance and the shorter the better....

Good ground clearance and the shorter the better. There are great BLM and Forest Service CGs that have limited swing room. The same is true for the isolated dispersed sites.

Absolutely agree with...
Forum: Boondocking 06-03-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,353
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Jcussen We have 48 V (nominal) LFP battery...

Jcussen

We have 48 V (nominal) LFP battery suite as noted elsewhere. 12 V DC goes through 500 W Meanwell 48 V to 12 V converter which is sufficient for all cabin DC usage. The landing gear...
Forum: Going Green 06-02-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,805
Posted By Reed Cundiff
A lot of good ideas in thread. We spent 7...

A lot of good ideas in thread.

We spent 7 years RVing in Mexico and almost everyone RVing had panels. The primary guide, Church’s (family name of authors) assumed solar power on RVers in last...
Forum: Boondocking 05-21-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,525
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Balmorrhea State Park is great. Texas is not very...

Balmorrhea State Park is great. Texas is not very good for boondocking

Reed and Elaine
Forum: Boondocking 05-21-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We have noted the cloud effect but it is...

We have noted the cloud effect but it is transitory.

Reed and Elaine
Forum: Boondocking 05-21-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We have 80/40/40 tanks. The hold back is black...

We have 80/40/40 tanks. The hold back is black water since we primarily boondock/dispersed camp. We shower outside and dump dish water from pan as permitted.

Black water will last up to 3 weeks....
Forum: Boondocking 05-21-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,353
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We are definitely on the same sheet of music. ...

We are definitely on the same sheet of music.

Reed and Elaine
Forum: Boondocking 05-21-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,690
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Maybe a week to early.

Maybe a week to early.
Forum: Going Green 05-19-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,024
Posted By Reed Cundiff
11000 BTU is almost 3 kW. Have you measured the...

11000 BTU is almost 3 kW. Have you measured the power required to run your A/C? We are interested in a mini-split ourselves.
Forum: Going Green 05-18-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,024
Posted By Reed Cundiff
I follow two Australian RV sites. Mini-splits is...

I follow two Australian RV sites. Mini-splits is SOP down there.
Forum: Boondocking 05-17-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,690
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We were at son’s place in Fort Collins, CO one...

We were at son’s place in Fort Collins, CO one summer and temperature got to 105 F. We went to mountains and found a dispersed camping site at 10,300’. It was 38 F at night and 78 F during day.
Forum: Boondocking 05-16-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,690
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Thanks for information. Turning on inverter...

Thanks for information.

Turning on inverter uses 80 W. On line brochure claims 3 Amps or about 36 W. We have a number of 12 V outlets wired into lights but these are 10 Amp and the 12 V fans we...
Forum: Boondocking 05-14-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,690
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Phil G What 12 V fan is this?

Phil G

What 12 V fan is this?
Forum: Going Green 05-04-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,024
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Wish we had an A/C that ran on less than a kW

Wish we had an A/C that ran on less than a kW
Forum: Going Green 05-04-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Would definitely locate our battery suite inside...

Would definitely locate our battery suite inside if we were to have system fabricated now.
Forum: Going Green 05-04-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We have 4 in series for s 48 V nominal system. 48...

We have 4 in series for s 48 V nominal system. 48 V nominal seems to be standard for larger battery suites. Electricity is 90 V From panels
Forum: Going Green 05-04-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,397
Posted By Reed Cundiff
One respondent on this forum has about 2400 W of...

One respondent on this forum has about 2400 W of solar.
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 05-04-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,352
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We used a 19’ Roadtrek for Labrador and...

We used a 19’ Roadtrek for Labrador and Newfoundland three years ago. A fifth wheel would have been destroyed by road conditions between Goose Bay and Blanc Sablan The province permits 48 hours of...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 05-04-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,352
Posted By Reed Cundiff
They pronounce it many different ways

They pronounce it many different ways
Forum: Boondocking 05-04-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,690
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Good ideas above We do as Two Gypsies and...

Good ideas above

We do as Two Gypsies and spend summer at high elevations.

John Holley suggests mesh sun shade sails. We have been using Aluminet mesh for several years as we have posted...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 08-11-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We were suiting on patio at younger son’s house...

We were suiting on patio at younger son’s house in Fort Collins when a Cooper’s Hawk flew right past us about 6’ off the ground to capture a Blue Jay. They both dropped to ground with 3 or 4 other...
Forum: Boondocking 08-11-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Glad to see someone else is using Aluminet to...

Glad to see someone else is using Aluminet to mitigate:/alleviate solar insolation. We use standard 8’ x 12’ on our Roadtrek. Ordered and bought a 30’x12’ piece which has worked very well. It...
Forum: Going Green 07-14-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,554
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Wow, 2750 W of solar. That is quite enough to run...

Wow, 2750 W of solar. That is quite enough to run an air conditioner without depleting battery suite. I am jealous.

Both solar contractor son and wife think we have quite enough solar and my...
Forum: Boondocking 07-14-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,755
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Nice try at scaring away folks from boondocking. ...

Nice try at scaring away folks from boondocking.

Agree fully. The only thing that needs watching is the wildlife.

Reed and Elaine
Forum: Boondocking 07-14-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By Reed Cundiff
As Geordi notes above, you can go to higher...

As Geordi notes above, you can go to higher voltage from panels but you should go to higher voltage battery suite of 24 V or 48 V nominal. This requires a 24 or 48 V to 12 V converter.

It is much...
Forum: Boondocking 07-10-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,506
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Two Gypsies Great idea for another drain...

Two Gypsies

Great idea for another drain from grey tank. The joined drain will always have effluvia
Forum: Boondocking 07-05-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,506
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We spend 3 to five months RVing in Mexico. All...

We spend 3 to five months RVing in Mexico. All the RV parks we have stayed in emphatically state TP should not be flushed into their septic tank systems. It took some getting used to.
Forum: Going Green 07-04-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,875
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Meanwell Power has a large number of converters....

Meanwell Power has a large number of converters. Our 48 V to 12 V is 500 W.

Our son who designed and fabricated our solar/LFP system utilized the original AC to DC converter of the fifth wheel to...
Forum: Boondocking 06-30-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,506
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We agree about TP. No TP and no clogging of...

We agree about TP. No TP and no clogging of drains and half the solid trash in tank.
Forum: Boondocking 06-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,506
Posted By Reed Cundiff
It is generally legal to take outdoor showers and...

It is generally legal to take outdoor showers and dump dishwater if using biodegrabke soap.

We do not put TP down toilet. It can be burned at campfire. We use the restrooms at FS and BLM...
Forum: Boondocking 06-08-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,947
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We boondock unless we are staying with our sons...

We boondock unless we are staying with our sons and then it is mootchdocking. We still do not have to plug since solar is sufficient.

We are normally out of cell phone coverage which can be a...
Forum: Going Green 06-04-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We usually winter on east coast of Yucatán and...

We usually winter on east coast of Yucatán and winds are generally fairly steady at night. We have considered aeolian power but we have sufficient solar
Forum: Going Green 05-11-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Going to 24 V or 48 V battery system only makes...

Going to 24 V or 48 V battery system only makes sense if you have large voltage and wattage coming from solar panels; or if you live in Australia.

Reed
Forum: Boondocking 05-11-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We were at a fairly secluded National Forest...

We were at a fairly secluded National Forest campsite and a guy came around to ask if we minded his running generator at night. His wife had to use an oxygen concentrator and he required a CPAP. We...
Forum: Boondocking 05-11-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,515
Posted By Reed Cundiff
One on observer left is probably sufficient to...

One on observer left is probably sufficient to keep unwanted visitor’s away while one on right is more likely to bite.

A friend kept three Western Rattlers , Crotalis viridis, in a cage by front...
Forum: Going Green 05-02-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Unicorn Driver We removed TV aerial years...

Unicorn Driver

We removed TV aerial years ago since we primarily boondock and TV service is not available. Have considered mini-split AC which would open the roof to three more 235 W panels. Wife...
Forum: Boondocking 05-01-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,515
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Be very honest if going into Canada. We crossed...

Be very honest if going into Canada. We crossed at Port Huron two years ago and the agent asked very pertinent questions about firearms. It is all down there on his computer. I mentioned having...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-29-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,537
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Good ideas on keeping LFP warm. External box will...

Good ideas on keeping LFP warm. External box will be harder. Did not know about the various heating pads used by reptile aficionados and gardeners. Shall look into these.

We use several 30 W 12 V...
Forum: Going Green 04-26-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,112
Posted By Reed Cundiff
20% SOC for LFP and 50% for Lead Acid are good...

20% SOC for LFP and 50% for Lead Acid are good numbers
Forum: Going Green 04-22-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,112
Posted By Reed Cundiff
At least you have reduced energy requirements by...

At least you have reduced energy requirements by about 1/4 going from 3.4 Amps to 0.9 Amps (408 to 108 W). Assume 8 hours of oxygen this is almost 900 W. You should not go below 0.5 SOC so you need...
Forum: Boondocking 04-20-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,839
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Bye the way We spent six weeks in...

Bye the way

We spent six weeks in Labrador/Newfoundland and primarily boondocked using overlander.com. Our Roadtrek has limited water storage and we carried an additional five gallon jerrycan. As...
Forum: Going Green 04-17-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Our Roadtrek has limited real estate so our son...

Our Roadtrek has limited real estate so our son installed two different sized panels of 100 W and 315 W. These have different voltages and required different controllers. This has worked well for...
Forum: Boondocking 04-17-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,839
Posted By Reed Cundiff
You can probably wash dishes in a pan with...

You can probably wash dishes in a pan with appropriate soap and dump it since tent campers are generally permitted to do such.

You can probably also do outdoor showers or washups.

Most holding...
Forum: Boondocking 04-01-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,114
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We have a Honda 1 kW as back up but have never...

We have a Honda 1 kW as back up but have never used it in 5 years. But it is nice to have if it really rains or snows
Reed and Elaine
Forum: Boondocking 03-31-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,535
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Those mouthpieces obtained from dentist do work...

Those mouthpieces obtained from dentist do work to a degree; however:

1. They are far more expensive than a quality CPAP.

2. They are more invasive than the nose pillow I have been using for...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,213
Posted By Reed Cundiff
Holing up for weather as noted by Depler in Post...

Holing up for weather as noted by Depler in Post #73.

Five years ago we got caught in a 70 car pileup during whiteout conditions between Orizaba and Puebla. It totaled pickup and trailer. Elaine...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-28-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,213
Posted By Reed Cundiff
We turn 79 in August and are slowing down but...

We turn 79 in August and are slowing down but hope to full time RV for a few more years.

We primarily boondock on federal land and do not make reservations. We are solar autonomous so this is...
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