Before hitting the road, I went for a boondocking test run. My grey water tank filled up too quickly. When I back flushed, using my Flush King, I saw white globs, thinking grease from previous owner flushing out. I then used a strong grey water tank cleaner, some more flushing and more cleaner, etc. I’m happy to report that it paid off. My hope was to get a setup to where my water tank would run out before my waste holding tanks filled up. The timing is now perfect, in a week, I need to dump waste and get water and take a shower at the Laundromat Mall. I think I could last 9 days, nice to know there is a buffer.
I went to town Friday to dump the waste tanks, fill up with water, did laundry, got propane, filled up with gasoline and got a mail box. Wow, what a day. Yesterday I did, well, nothing! It sure is nice here in the Colorado Desert. The weather is perfect, wide open space and lots of room between us snow birds. I just love it here. So far, I’m doing just fine at this boondocking, better than expected.
I am now at the Midland Bureau of Land Management Long Term Visitor Area. I’ll be here for the winter. Only 180 bucks for the whole season! No hook-ups here and so I’ll see how well I’ll do with my boondocking skills.
After two nights at Sun & Fun RV Park, I was glad to leave. The sites were close together and there was a smell of sewage, not common but some RV parks have this problem. Then it was off to Jawbone Canyon BLM dispersed camping. I left after one night because of off highway vehicles (OHV) noise. I knew what this place was, the 4 wheel OHVs are quiet and the drivers are considerate but, the 2-cycle dirt bikes are just the opposite. This is their place, so, it was right for me to be the one to leave if I don’t like it. I am now at Sawtooth Canyon BLM campground for 2 nights. This place is for rock climbing. They seem to sit around and talk more than climb, oh well, it is their place. Next stop will be my kind of place. On the way here I missed a turn and pulled over to turn around and got stuck in some desert sand. As I was hopelessly shoveling behind the wheels, a tow truck pulled over to pull me out. Heck of a nice guy, only charged me 40 bucks, someone above must be watching over me!