This is our last day in the Southern Campground in Zion, tomorrow we move to the Watchman Campground. I'm looking forward to that!!! Electricity!!!
I was talking to my neighbor this morning about my battery issues. Last night I kept the heat on, but set the temps very low, just so Katie wouldn't be frozen in the morning. No Popsicle pups allowed in my rig! When I got up at 8:00 and tried to start the generator, there was ZERO function, all I got was a CLICK.
I started the truck engine, thank goodness it started, yesterday I needed the generator to get the truck to start, hence our little trip into town to get things working again. I turned the cab heat to high and took Katie outside to go potty. That's when I saw my neighbor and told him what was going on. He said I might have a short somewhere, this shouldn't be happening. He has a portable generator and said he'd hook it up to my batteries this evening if I needed it. That was really nice of him.
He also said that when I left the propane heater on, I was draining the battery, because the batteries operate the fans used to push out the heat. I didn't know that - so now I won't do that again. But still... should that completely drain two batteries?
When we got back inside, it was nice and toasty, and my battery panel said they were charged full (because the truck engine was running), so I was able to start the generator. And plug in my two space heaters - so now we're warm again, and it is going to be nice and warm again today, so we'll be good until this evening, when we can run the generator again for two hours.
I'll never be able to boon dock if I don't get this figured out, or fixed if something is wrong. When I'm in Arizona, I'm going to have things checked out and see if there IS something wrong. I'm also going to check again on solar - I think I'm going to go ahead with that.