Victorville and Adelanto RV park
Most of December I have been in the vicinity of Victorville, California on BLM land with Bob Wells (AKrvBob) (and Homer) in his trailer and his friend Steve in a van. It has been pretty chilly, getting below freezing most nights. There have been a few rainy days, and today was quite windy. My furnace has been getting a workout keeping my bedroom at about 50 F at night, and so has my generator recharging my batteries. I not only need to get my solar system installed, I need to get a larger battery bank. (Both will be subjects of future blog posts.) This location has resonable cell signals (both verizon and t-mobile) and I get about 6 channels on my TV antenna. (including CBS, NBC, and PBS, but no ABC)
Since I needed to fill my water tank, empty my black and grey tanks, and give my battery bank a good charging (which running the generator for a few hours does not do), I decided to spend a night in an RV park. Adelanto RV Park was the closest, and about the same price as other full-hookup ones in the area ($30/night). For that I got a spot on a gravel parking lot with a worn-out 30-amp outlet (twice my plug disconnected itself, crashing my computer), water spigot, sewer hole, and cable TV. I did not even look in the laundry, clubhouse, swimming pool, or hot tub. I did take advantage of the trash dumpsters. If I am going to do this often, I need to get a 50 amp to 30 amp cable (the 50 amp outlet looked fine) and a longer cable with F connectors. (I had to move my RV to get it in reach of the 6-foot cable I had -- my long one is in the RV connecting my TV to where the connection is.) I used the unlimited water to do my dishes and take a nice shower. There was quite a bit of traffic noise during the day from cars going by fast that the wooden fence didn't seem to dampen. I had one of the central pull-through spots, the nicer but smaller back-in spots look like they may be longer term residents.