|Gathering around the Barbecue|
Thursday, February 6, 2014, Dome Rock, Quartzite, AZ, Day 4 - 0 miles 4,933.9 For the Trip
Today is the first "official" day of the gathering, and the trailers rolled in all day long. I didn't do a count, but I'm sure we are over 50 trailers. Two Escape 19's were scheduled to arrive today, but I haven't seen them.
While talking about run flat tires, one of the group looking at my non run flat tires noticed a nail head sticking out of one of my front tires. Must have been fairly recent since it isn't worn down all that much. I stopped by the tire store in Quartzite & they patched the tire for $18.00. That was the big trip of the day. Back at the camping area I met a bunch of people I've met at other rallies, and many more that I've only known through their posts at the many different fiberglass forums.
The day was one of the coolest so far - little sun, and little gain on the batteries. I'm down from full by 15 amp hours - still plenty left in the batteries, but I'd rather completely fill them each day. Both the trailer meter & the solar controller shows the batteries at 100%, but the TriMetric battery monitor is far more accurate as to how much comes out & goes into the batteries because it measures the actual amperage going in & out, while the others measure voltage, which isn't as accurate.
Dinner was a New York strip steak, and the rest of the green beans.
Until tomorrow -