Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Glamping in the Oil Well Flats BLM Area

Spent Monday and Tuesday glamping at a new site north of CaƱon City along Red Canyon Road.  I'd spotted the place during my ride on Shelf Road and decided to try it out.

Monday's weather was light rain and solid overcast.  Rode around some but not very scenic area to start with, and definitely no chance for pics when the clouds obscured even the nearby hills!

Tuesday, I tried going over to the Shelf Road (about ten miles away) hoping for "in the clouds" shots but nope:

Perhaps an hour after I got back to the URRV, the skies cleared up to "partly cloudy" and the sun started to warm things up nicely.

Went for a ride around the BLM area, checking out the other campsites and other trails.  Found a small herd of stubborn cows, wouldn't yield the right of way on the trail!  I had to turn around when the big momma cow started approaching me.

Not much in the way of scenery, even with good weather, but here's a view of the nearby hills:

Spent part of the afternoon troubleshooting the fresh water level indicator on the RV.  Ended up breaking one of the sensor wires without fixing it.  RichardM helped out via texts but the results we got were confusing.  Once I managed to break the wire, I decided to stop before causing further damage.  Guess I'll have to figure out a way to live without a working water level reading for fresh water....

Not a big deal really, I've a rough idea of how long a tankfull lasts and the pump's behavior tells me when I'm out.  Then I take one of the 5 gallon containers I keep in the tub and refill the fresh water tank from them.  It's just annoying, that's all. 

RichardM recommended a product call SeeLevel that is more accurate but I'm not ready to pay the money or run the wiring yet.

Another bunch of clouds moved in to spoil tonight's sunset.


Unknown said...

How do you get the water from the jug into the tank? My tank has a valve that requires pressure. So I cant just pour water in, it has to be forced.

redlegsrides said...

This took me a while to figure out, and I thought I’d carefully read the manual. Your pump should have a short tube used to suck antifreeze in for winterizing, I use same to pump or suck fresh water into the fresh water tank when boondocking

RichardM said...

I’m really wondering how the “sensors” and system work and why it shows “full” even with broken wires...

redlegsrides said...

Puzzling indeed, RichardM, thanks for your help during your birthday.