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10/16/20

IT Arrived

 Adventure Location:  Decatur, Al
Adventure Date: 10-16-2020


It has arrived finally. “It” is getting ready to roll time. Tomorrow is a last visit to “Grandkid Land” for the year.

Tires were checked for the correct pressure in them and all the tires of Sierra and the Castle were right on pressure spec for the loads each tire has to carry safely.

Then the roof of the Castle was checked for branches or other junk that does not belong up there.  A couple of small twigs were removed. 

 However the solar panels looked like they were growing brownish green junk. So a little detergent and water was used to clean them.  We had noticed the output had been slightly less for the last three weeks or so but attributed it to the tall trees and lower sun levels. 

 However, after the gentle washing, the output was right back at specification again. The two original 100 watt panels are 13 years old now and can be expected to start losing some minor amounts of power output any time now.

With that stuff all done, and a general look around at things we are all set for the cold Sunday morning hook up and roll. Four days and a thousand miles later we should be rolling into Rockport Tx and the flounder catching time of the year.  

At this moment we are thinking we will roll again in late December at the earliest. We need to wait for some packages/mail to arrive in mid to late December.  

Other than staying in warm climates, we do not have any other plans about where we will be or what we will be doing for trying to have tooooo much fun.

3 comments:

  1. Always wise to be sure everything is in good travel conditions.
    By cleaning your Solar Panels often will help to maintain your Battery levels.
    Taking your time to cover that Thousand Miles is a great way of having tooooo much fun.
    Travel Safe and Enjoy the beauty along the way.

    It's about time.

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  2. Glad you got your solar panels back up to 100%. Thirteen years is impressive!

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  3. Yes. Safe travels, Barney. Will be thinking of you as you head to Texas. Hope you have a pleasant trip.

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