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Old 09-20-2006, 10:08 PM   #1
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The opening season of d-8 zone deer season starts this weekend so I'll be taking my trailer up to a Boone Meadow fire safe area just below Sherman Pass at elevation of about 8,500ft in Sequoia National Forest. Its a 5 mile ride back a dirt road to the site. This will be a good test of my new Norcold 3 way fridge. Lots of dirt roads to travel and miles from any stores or supplies. No cell phone coverage except on some of the passes. I aways spend a week up there during this time and on a few trips we have had snow this time of year. Not gonna happen this year, mid sixties during the day and sunny forecast for the coming week. I'll report back later how the 3 solar panels worked to keep the battery topped off. Mike
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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Imma thinkin' you'll do just fine.

Lots of Pictures now!
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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Watch out for the logging trucks!

That's one of my favorite areas.
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:50 PM   #4
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Back from a week of boondocking at 8,000ft elevation. It was cold at night about 22 to 28 deg. Battery on solar power topped off at 13.9 volts each day about noon with the charge controller. In the early mornings before sun up had voltage around 12.0 volts due to cold weather. Had wiring issues with my water pump but jury rigged a portable power pack direct to pump for temp. fix. My camp was at the Boone fire safe area. It's at the bottom right corner of this picture from 9,200 ft Sherman Pass looking east. Mike
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Dem panels is great, eh?

How did the new fridge do?
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:54 PM   #6
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Wow. Beautiful place!

My wife and I are going boondocking near Mount Rogers in Virginia this coming weekend. Of course we'll be at 3,000 feet, which is high by eastern standards, but not in the league of where you were.
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Dem panels is great, eh?

How did the new fridge do?
This was my first trip with new Norcold fridge. I had to back off the gas control to low cool to keep from freezing sodas. I'm gonna use my little battery power fridge fan next time to make the cooling more consistant from bottom shelf to top. Everything froze on the bottom shelf. Mike
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a little refridge fan might help.

I think they have them at Wal Mart (In the RV section)

Think you can find time to go there?
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