Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Great Changeover

Three dreaded days of work transferring stuff to the new rig. Most difficult are the electronics: Solar panels, batteries (shown here installed under the sofa), regulator, TV, satellite dish, telephone antenna.

An exhausted Randy reflects the tediousness of the task.

Bogus Basin -- 4000 feet higher and 16 degrees cooler than Boise is the right spot to do the hard work. Great view and free parking at a ski lot.


Blogger squire said...

I am curious about the thermometer in the second picture. I am looking for something similar.

6:20 AM  
Blogger squire said...

Sorry, after looking again, it appears to be a clock.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Bob Parker & Donna Huffer said...

Great rig but take it easy on Randy, after all he is getting old. Squire, that is a thermometer/clock and is available at Walmart. We have one in our rig.
Donna and Bob

11:16 AM  
Blogger Desert Diva said...

Congrats on your new home - may you experience many wonderful adventures!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Lew & Jan Johns said...

Please, you need to write a page about your new home-with special regard to how it fits your Boondocking Lifestyle. You know, including modifications and things learned. Shoot, you could probably write a Book on the subject...


4:24 PM  
Blogger Randy & Diana said...

Squire, I do have 2 indoor/outdoor thermometers that I got in the hardware/thermometer section of Walmart. Don't know whether they still carry them.

Lew, Great idea. Will do as soon as I get everything put away. Doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon. I don't understand how you can go to a larger trailer and not be able to find a home for half your belongings!


9:30 PM  
Anonymous Lloyd said...

16 degrees cooler. Time to head higher or farther north. These 90 degree days are getting old and the humidity doesn't help.

9:27 PM  
Blogger sally said...

Congratulations on your new home. I'm anxious to see it. How does Molly like it?

See ya down the road, somewhere, someday.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous WINpres said...

Congrats on the new rig. You can never fit all your stuff in a bigger rig! You have to drive awhile to let everything settle to it's lowest level before adding more "stuff". I know...had lots of practice. By the way, the high in Homer, AK today should be about 59.

Hugs, Sharon

1:30 PM  

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