The little Bronco,and the Arctic Fox huddled together in the sunset last night. my daughter's yard is starting to look like an RV Park. Except the RVs are farther apart than at your average RV Park
I went to the Big O tire store this morning and made an appointment to rotate my tires, replace my long dead TPMS, [ tire pressure monitor sensors] in the tires, and change the oil. All this will happen Tuesday morning which gives me time to get all my valuable junk out of the truck, and decide whether or not I want to take the little Bronco off the truck while this is being done. Big O says that they can do it with the camper on but it might take a little longer, I'm not sure why.
But I've been thinking of taking the camper off anyway so I can remove my spare fuel tank and see how I like traveling without extra fuel, something I would never consider while towing the Arctic Fox, but so far it doesn't appear that traveling in the little Bronco requires extra fuel to keep me from worrying about running out.
I've ordered two more 100 watt solar panels from Amazon which will max out what my 20 amp solar controller can handle, in the hope that will solve the limited electricity problems that the little Bronco is having right now.
Working through some extremely difficult and complicated mathematical computations, which I can't show here due to the possibility of long-term brain injury just by looking at it, I have come to the conclusion that on this last mini-vacation I was using more amps than I was taking in. This was apparently caused by me living as if electricity grew on trees, and ignoring the fact that electricity grows on the sun which is farther away than most trees.
For those of you that live in a house that doesn't move and thinks electricity comes out of a hole in the wall.... you're right. But when you live in an RV that occasionally moves like I do, before our electricity can come out of that hole in the wall we first have to collect it which is done with solar panels.
The "solar panels" are like giant magnifying glasses which take the electricity from the sun, which is falling all around us, but is normally useless because it spreads all over the place, and concentrates it into a tiny area so it will fit into a small wire. Since the solar panels are always on the roof of the RV gravity causes the electricity to dribble down the wire until it gets to the "solar controller" which has absolutely no purpose other than to remove hundreds of dollars from your wallet.
The solar electricity runs right through the solar controller and into the batteries in your RV where it sits until you want to suck some out to make a smoothie in your blender. You can easily check how "full" your batteries are by unscrewing the little caps on top, and looking inside where you will see the liquid electricity that has dripped down from the solar panels.
Now I understand all this is extremely complicated and normally only understood by people that call themselves "engineers", even though I've never understood how smart you have to be to drive a train, you don't even have to steer the thing for Christ sake ! But I feel its important for anyone that lives in an RV, would like to live in an RV, has seen an RV, or knows how to spell RV, understands where their electricity comes from so they don't make the mistake of thinking it grows on trees like I did.