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RE: San Rafael Swell

I was there last week and had no problem driving my heavy DP Motorhome pulling a Jeep & dirtbike on the front in 7 miles on Temple Mountain Road from HWY70 to the 5 Miles of Hell Trailhead. Camped there for 3 days while we rode the trail and headed out back South to Warmer weather. It was Wet and Cold with 30s at night and mid-50s during the daytime with a couple of showers a day. Not normal weather! Last time I was in the area a few years ago and same dates it was 102 running the AC 24/7, can't win, LOL! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 05/28/15 06:52pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Mr. Heater Buddy use question!

Just returned from a trip to Utah. Weather turned out to be much much colder than normal for this time of year. Would have been a problem but temps went down to near freezing and the furnace stopped working. Our heat pumps don't work below low 40s and are our normal backup. Had a little electric heater and with the use of one stove burner we survived (not happily). Competed the trail ride (5 Miles Of Hell in San Rafael Swell) and headed back South to warmer weather. Sadly we cut what was to be a great trip short. Next time we will pack the Mr. Heater Buddy for use. ONE problem, our Cats! What do people do or how do you use your Mr. Heater or other brands of the same type of heater when pets are around? Thanks, rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 05/28/15 06:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Mexico question

There's a parking lot on the US side just before the Nogales POE. Usually someone with a flag waving you in. It's like $5 for the day. Park there and walk across the bridge to Nogales, SON. Nogales has really been cleaned up in the last year or so. This is correct but there is no bridge. Just follow the sidewalk along the road. The guy with the flag will direct you, EASY! I live less than 30 miles North of Nogales and day trips are fine & safe if you are not doing something stupid. Some of the stores on main street are closed and the alley has about half the vendors as it use to have. There is still great food to be had as will as dental & eye wear. The biggest neg is the wait time to return is ridiculous, worst case is nearly two hours standing in line. Best to return mid to late afternoon after the Mexicans have crossed for their day trip into USA. Best choice you have from what you offered! Enjoy! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 05/26/15 07:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Is solar the way to go?

If you already have a gen, solar will never never(even close) pay / save enough to pay for itself. Solar IMHO is a lifestyle choice as is a hybrid car. That said I have both but because I chose to not because it will save me money or is better. In one of my prior lives I did econ studies to justify Corp Projects. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 05/04/15 08:28am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Electric Cost kWh Your Area?

Three tiers. Lots of electric used because of pool, two houses on well & big garden with 10 tree fruit orchard and MH on shore power. Averages out to 11 cents/KWH. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 05/04/15 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: Dry Camping in Mexico!

Rocmoc, you've been to Mexico already. As people said, these days you can't just pull off the road and camp. Yup and rarely pulled off the road my ourselves except a single night stay at Pemex. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 05/01/15 04:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Dry Camping in Mexico!

Anyone have good safe dry camping / boondocking locations in Mexico? With this winter's install of Solar don't need hookups as often. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/29/15 09:19am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: South to North or North to South

We have many persons here in Arizona that do the same thing, called Sunbirds! Some leave for June (hottest & driest month) and others leave from June thu Sept. BUT all return for the winter. We take short trips but stay the entire summer as we enjoy the heat sitting by the pool. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/29/15 09:15am Snowbirds
RE: US 89 Jackson WY to Logan UT?

We have done it twice in the last 4 years with a 37' 5er Toyhauler & a 36' Motorhome pulling a trailer. No problems & some great views. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/28/15 10:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Southern Colorado Hwy 160 east to west

Just drove this route a couple of weeks ago. Biggest problems were traffic & road repair. Took the route down thu Farmington & Gallup. Both Farmington & Gallup had horrible traffic. Also don't like the pools in Pagosa Springs as the nearby restaurants have outside dining that allows the customers the entertainment of watching the bathers. No privacy at all! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/28/15 08:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Solar panel on roof?

Quote: Just think about putting the panels down in a wind storm or during a rain storm should you need to leave --------------------------------------------------------------------- In a wind or rain storm, leavin wouldn't be on my mind ! Did not mean leave because of the weather but because you HAD to be somewhere. Like work, doc apt and etc. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/27/15 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel on roof?

With the cost of panels today if you have enough roof landscape its pretty cheap to over panel the system and not worry about tilting. It just seems that many people on the forums say that climbing up on the roof chasing the sun gets old quickly. Ron W. I agree! Did my install this spring and learned quickly while doing the work I did not want to be going up & down even tho I made tilt brackets out of alum angle. I installed 2 1/2 extra panels to make up for not tilting and cloudy days (720W to 440 amp-hrs). Built the system in three 24v arrays in parallel with two panels in series in each array to offset any possible shading in a campsite (six 120w panels total). Very pleased as the system has tested as designed. With total tree shading & early evening, system was still putting out in MPPT last evening. No more climbing on the roof than necessary for this old guy! Just think about putting the panels down in a wind storm or during a rain storm should you need to leave. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/26/15 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Hanksville, Moab or Green River, UT- Free Dumpsite?

Thanks, that was my fall-back plan. Sometime it is just more interesting & detailed when you get feedback from RVers who have been there. Thanks again, rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/16/15 08:36pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Motorcycle in Mexico - Pros and con?

I also purchase Mexican Liability Insurance for my bike just in case! I also did the same when I took a UTV SOB. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/16/15 08:34am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hanksville, Moab or Green River, UT- Free Dumpsite?

Thanks for the responses. All ready use the site Gary but when I went on to Google Earth to check out the Maverick Station, it was impossible to tell if and where the dump was. So was hoping to get first hand info, Thanks Semperfi. First choice is free but have no problem paying if not available. Thanks again but would love more first-hand knowledge / info! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/16/15 08:31am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Hanksville, Moab or Green River, UT- Free Dumpsite?

Need a free dumpsite in one of the three locations. Online I have found Maverick Gas Station in Moab but anyone know for sure? Also found online Goblins State Park's dumpsite is free even if you aren't staying there, again anyone know for sure? Will be Boondocking enroute and need to dump before spending time in San Rafael Swell. Thanks, rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/15/15 08:39pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Motorcycle in Mexico - Pros and con?

I dirt bike (motorcycle) / off road and the only concern is Lock Up your bike when you are not on or with your bike. I put a lock thu the rear sprocket and cable lock to a pole (or something permanent). A couple of guys I know (first hand knowledge) have returned from being in a store and found their bike gone. Of course I do the same with our bicycles when we take them out also. I also do the same when out in the desert of the SoutWest USA. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/15/15 07:19am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Strange weather pattern Rockport Tx

Yes, El Nino has returned in the Pacific. Here in AZ we are already have some storms that are more like early monsoon type. Where we live, we had record rainfall last week. Expect it to continue and also the NOAA long range for the SouthWest is for a wetter than normal spring. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/15/15 07:12am Snowbirds
RE: Short day trip drives Heber City Utah

Beehive Hotsprings, http://www.dtmag.com/dive-usa/locations/HomesteadCraterUT.html . Best hotspring we have ever been to. Nearby resort is worth the money, IMHO! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/11/15 07:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Glacier-How many days on each side

Agree, we loved Glacier over Yellowstone also. But there are 3 sides, the Northern end of the Lake in Canada is great. There is a tour cruise of the lake from the North end of the lake is well worth the expense. IMHO, at least 3 days at each side not including travel time is really required. Sadly a late spring / summer snow storm hit the week before (late June) and the Going to the Sun road was still closed. SO we have to return, still on our bucket list. Next time will also include Banff National Park in Canada as well. Just remember if you cross into Canada, any firearms have to be left in the USA. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/11/15 07:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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