taking a break at an Arizona rest stop and walking around in the Arizona sun with a T-shirt on....... and pants of course.
I had a 4 Hour drive Today which got me well into Arizona and just being in Arizona was enough to make me feel warm all over. And even though it’s only a little warmer where I’m at now, just knowing I’m in Arizona makes me feel like it’s sunny and 80°
I noticed this morning when I left Walmart at 9 o’clock that it seemed like I wasn’t getting any solar charging but I wasn’t really sure because it was only 9 o’clock and the sun was really low on the horizon so I thought maybe that’s the best I was going to do that time of day. Later in the day when I stopped for lunch I checked my amp meter on the wall and it appeared that I still wasn’t getting any charging, and that started me worrying.
As I continued driving I was thinking about what it could be. everything from a blown fuse to my solar controller self-destructing and figured that instead of boondocking in a parking lot like I'd planned I should stop at the state Park up ahead and get a spot for the night so I can figure out what's going wrong.
After getting settled into the state Park I got out my telescoping ladder and crawled up on the roof determining that since I needed to fool around with my camera antennas anyway I would start at the top with my solar problem.
Everything on the roof appeared fine no wires were loose, and the panels were clean so I came back down and checked in the front storage compartment where the solar controller and all the wires are. And luckily the first thing I noticed was a red light blinking on the solar controller indicated that it needed to be reset, I pushed the reset button and everything fired up and worked fine, and is still doing so several hours later as I'm writing this.
I've no idea what could've kicked the solar controller off maybe it was confused by the bright Arizona sunshine and thought I had driven to close to the Sun and turned itself off to save its life. Whatever it was I'm glad it was a simple fix because simple fixes are what I'm best at.
Speaking of simple fixes, it doesn't appear my @#%&* rearview cameras are going to be a simple fix. I've done about everything I know to do and they still don't work well enough to safely use. I wouldn't mind it so much if they were just dead, blank screen dead, but I'm not that lucky. Yesterday the camera that looks down at my motorcycle worked flawlessly the entire day, it never even blinked off once. Then today, with nothing moved, everything exactly the same it blinked off and on all day sometimes staying off for 10 minutes before it would come back on for five seconds. I rue the day I bought those wireless cameras and I'm not even sure what the word "rue" means.
A picture of the snowcapped volcano that overlooks Flagstaff Arizona from about 60 miles away. Traffic in Arizona has picked up considerably from what it was in New Mexico. Of course this is Interstate 40 which is a major east-west route across the United States.