Thursday, July 20, 2017

Buena Vista Boondocking 18-19JUL17

Spent a couple of days in the vicinity of Buena Vista, CO.  I was in Umarang, the URRV and towing Scarlett, my 2014 Ural Patrol.

The idea was to test the use of the old Honda eu1000 portable generator in terms of providing electricity to the RV except for the tasks of air conditioner use and microwave oven use.  These two items require at least 1500 watts which is beyond the capacity of the small Honda generator.

I wanted to also find out how long it would last on one tank.
Wednesday: started at 730am.  Using it in eco mode where it ramps up automatically under high loads then throttles down when not working as hard to provide power.

Some data for record:

Found on Internet: Normal conversation: 60-70db

Honda:
Coffee Maker: 800W unit.  while heating: mid to upper 50s db
While not under load, low 50s db.

Onan:
70db 20 ft from left side of rv where generator is mounted.
60db 25 ft from right side of rv, with bulk of RV blocking some of the noise.

The Honda will NOT provide enough amps for the air compressor I carry.

Straight run duration, light loads: 5 hours to out of gas.

 The view from the RV's window, as I worked on
Tuesday afternoon.

 A view of Mt Princeton as I rode out with Fiona
after work, to scout sunset locations.


 Mt Princeton, on Wednesday morning.

A view of Mt Princeton from the boulders located near
the RV at the campground.

Here's a short time-lapse sequence showing the clouds above Mount Princeton as the storm front moved in....

8 comments:

VStar Lady said...

Okay, you take camping to a whole new level! Unbelieveable mountain vistas.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks VStar Lady....its quite the scenic area, need to explore it more

Trobairitz said...

Beautiful views of Mount Princeton. It must be hard waking to that view in the morning. :-)

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Trobairitz....not hard at all really. ;)

Bridget Machida said...

Good morning. Great pictures. We are at our family reunion. The view from down at the pool is what Richard posted on fb. We both were wandering separately around the facility and ran into each other at our favorite view. Discussed the high taxes of living here, or living across the gorge in WA. Just dreaming. Thanks for your posts. Beautiful.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Bridget...Martha is missing "the boys"....

SonjaM said...

We all seemed to have been chased by storms. Loving the time-lapse.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks SonjaM, skies are more interesting when there's storm clouds, don't you agree?