February 2020  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and welcome to the February Newsletter. Happy Leap Year.

Thanks, everyone for subscribing to and reading my monthly newsletters. If you're new or missed any editions, you can always catch up by visiting the Archive Page.

What's New With Us

It's been another slow travel month for us. As you may have read in a previous newsletter or on Anne's blog, she is suffering from an autoimmune disease. The disease severely saps her energy, so we have kept to a smaller area with more extended stays in each spot this snowbird trip.

Thankfully, Anne has been able to pursue some digital art projects and enjoy the warm Arizona weather. She has dove into developing things called textures, used to enhance photos. She has released a couple of collections with more on the way. It's an excellent release of her creativity since hiking and carrying/using photography gear are out of the equation for the time being.

Another activity that she can do once in a while is pilot her new Mavic Mini drone. Here is a drone video she put together from our January stay at Ogilby Road BLM west of Yuma. Pretty cool!

So, not all bad news. However, Anne has to take it slow and rest a lot between any activity. Hopefully, the disease runs its course sooner than later.
In the first half of the month, we camped near Quartzsite, AZ, in the Plomosa Road free 14 days BLM (Bureau of Land Management) area.

Then drove about 1/2 hour over near Blythe, California camping the last half in the Ehrenberg area. Both areas have mountain views and a peaceful vibe.
The camping area is large and spread out and also includes parcels of Arizona Trust Land. As far as I know, it's free with 14-day camping limit but doesn't look enforced much. I met several campers that had been here for months.
The nice part about being stationary for a while is we have been able to spend time with fellow RVer friends and met quite a few of my LYRV readers and viewers. Many stopped by for a chat and it was great to put a face to a name.

It has been a very social month!
Tomorrow we pack up and are heading to cooler, higher elevations as hot temps are on the horizon down here. I have a couple of nice camping locations in mind as we meander northward in March. So stay tuned.

Latest Mod Almost Complete

In a recent video, I cobbled together an experimental DC-DC charger to charge my RV batteries using my truck's alternator. It was a test case using a solar charge controller I had kicking around and gave lukewarm results. So I decided to buy myself a Renogy DC-DC charger meant for the task. I picked the 40 amp model and have beefed up the wiring and connectors, and tests indicate a 39 amp charge rate, so I'm happy with that. I'm going to give it a towing test tomorrow for a few hours and will have a video out soon with a look at the Renogy charger, my installation, and a demo.

Recently Published on "LYRV"

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Alternator Charging Mod + Truck Bed Power Port

RV Fridge Maintenance – LP Gas Burner Cleanup
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Image of the Month

Sunset burst through our trailer window

Ray's Pick - Helpful RVing Website/App

It looks like a decent resource for slide-out seals and such. I came across this page with a universal kitMy slide seals are getting a little worn in spots so I'm sure at some point replacement is in my future.
(Note: I'm not affiliated with this website in any way - Ray)

RVing Tip of the Month

Preparing to depart campsite tip from Steves217 on the LYRV forum

Here's my tip for breaking down your campsite. I put bracelets on the steering wheel, each with something that must be done before leaving. When the steering wheel is empty, I can go. This is something my lady came up with but am not sure where she got it.
If any of you have other ideas, please share. Perhaps there is a better way to do things. I'm willing to try.
Thanks for everything and be safe out there.
As Ray says "Cheers ".
RVing Funny of the Month
Steaks and Cakes in Blythe, Arizona

Thanks for having a peek at my Feb 2020 LYRV newsletter.

Cheers Ray -

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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