Saturday, January 2, 2016

La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 45

Saturday, January 2, 2016, La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 45, 0 Miles, 4,046.3 Miles for the Trip

After my walk to the gas station for a $.50 cent, 24oz coffee, I ate breakfast & read some forums & web pages.

Another domestic day - I did a couple of loads of laundry. I expected the laundromat to be empty, but apparently, Saturday is laundry day in Quartzsite. I even had to wait for a couple of dryers to become empty, but at least the ones that became available were next to each other. As usual, I bought a shower in a full sized shower at the laundromat. I had thought of trying the ones at the local Pilot, but a neighbor said they were $12.00 unless you have "points" to turn in for them. Since I don't, I'll stick with the Main Street Laundromat & their $7.00 showers.

I made the bed (there is a wonderful description of the joys of making fiberglass trailer beds in the trailers that have walls on three sides (most of them) at, among others, the Casita Club Forum - you may need to join to read the post). The Escape 17B adds to the "joy" because the kitchen counter extension gets in the way either up or down.

After making the bed and putting the laundry away I started today's post (I like to start them in the afternoon while there is still sun on the solar panels since the laptop is a fairly heavy draw & by then the batteries are only taking an amp or two so the rest of the solar output is going to waste.) I usually wait until the evening to post just in case something exciting happens. Don't hold your breath waiting!

Now I'm going outside to sit & read in the sunshine. It is finally warming up - 63°F for the high; it is still 62°F at 3:30!

Dinner will probably be as I mentioned yesterday, Sloppy Joes & rice, the last of the leftovers.

Until Tomorrow -


  1. Sounds like a productive day. If you don't mind I have a couple of questions. As a non camper, almost 70 with a few health issues, I am thinking of a small fiberglass trailer to use for 2 or 3 days out during the spring to fall months. I have a 2010 bmw x3 I could tow with. How physical is towing? Any recommendations?

  2. I don't find hooking up & unhooking the trailer taxing at all. I do have an electric tongue jack which saves some cranking, but could easily do without it. You do have to pay a bit more attention to traffic & conditions while towing since your combined length is longer & you can't hop between lanes as easily.

    While I do have a few health issues myself (who doesn't at 71?), I am in good shape for my age, still walk a couple of miles per day, like to hike, etc.

    As to the vehicle, you have the same tow rating as my RAV4 (3500 lbs). Any of the 16' trailers, and the Escape 17 would likely be within the capacity of your vehicle.