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In Topic: Group Solar Install Rally Concept

16 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

Sounds good to me, especially if it follows the 2015 Escapade, which I hear is planned for Tucson, AZ.

In Topic: Favorite RV destination in AZ.?

15 March 2014 - 10:06 AM

Ditto all the above posts.  For boondocking, our favorite is the free 14 day area behind the VFW on Rte 195 just north of Yuma.  Only 4.5 miles to I-10.  It is not a huge area and can look crowded from the road, but you can't beat it for being close to shopping and activities.  We spaced out our 14 day visits with trips up to Quartzsite, Parker, Congress, etc.  We also loved the AZ SKP co-ops & Sierra Vista.

In Topic: Do you have plans for next summer?

11 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

We'll be visiting friends & family in New England.  Staying at Horseneck Beach, MA in early July & Pumpkin Patch RV, ME for mid-July thru mid-Aug including the Chapter 3 Rally there.  Then head back south thru eastern VT & western MA & CT before finishing at Raccoon Valley SKP for doctor visits.


This past summer we attended Escapade then spent the balance of July in Custer, SD & volunteered Aug-Sept at the DC Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, SD.  Loved our first ever visit to SD and it would take years to see all there is of interest just in that western part of the state.

In Topic: Portable Solar Panels?

07 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

We're just beginning to explore solar options & looking at a Unisolar 128 Watt Peel & Stick panel available for under $300 online.  Per reviews online, the company has gone out of business, but the product seems reliable.  Anybody using them?  Any suggestions of a good controller?  We've noted the company in Surprise & may stop by to see what they have after Quartzsite.

In Topic: Room to sew?

01 November 2013 - 11:19 AM

We travel in a 36' class A with 2 sewing machines and an embroidery machine.  One stores in a back closet, one under the dinette and one in front of the passenger seat up under the dashboard.  We use 2 Walmart folding tables to set up the machine & cutting/pressing stations.  For pressing we cut down an old ironing board cover to about 20"x28", backed it with fabric & slipped a piece of cardboard between the two layers.  The caddy for my iron opens flat to add a second layer of pressing surface. 


If we are each using machines on the folding tables, the cutting & pressing station goes on the stovetop.  We have 16 shoebox sized bins for smaller cuts of fabric that store in cabinets above the windshield.  The sofa was removed & replaced by a 33"x66"x18" box with a lid, topped by a mattress & bolsters to form a daybed with storage for batting, projects & larger cuts of fabric.  I have to confess that there are quilt books, magazines, patterns & supplies tucked in other areas as well.


My husband is also active in amateur radio.  His radios are mounted to a plywood box that sits beside him on the dinette bench.  Antenna wires come up under the bench thru the floor of the slide.  Some equipment is on a shelf under the table between the benches against the wall.  The embroidery machine and a pantry box are under the shelf.


We have replaced the dinette table with a desktop from Ikea.  It is attached to the wall with L-brackets & has a single folding leg recycled from the original table.  The Ikea desktop is the same size as the old tabletop, but is a 4" deep box with a hinged top.  His laptop, journal, directories & a pinboard all fit inside when the top is closed, leaving a clear tabletop for meals.  Wonderful!  No more clearing clutter to make room for dinner.  What a joy.