After reading my post about our hike, Craig said he objected to my comment that he didn't stop for rests.
I admit I was wrong. He did stop numerous times and offered me the best rocks to sit on!
But, I spent more time watching where my feet were going than appreciating the view. I have a hard time walking and looking at the same time. I don't want to trip or twist an ankle.
Next time, more stops to just look around.
In answer to Merri. We did carry water. Even though it was cool, and I wasn't really thirsty, I took a water break. I had water along for Craig, but he says he doesn't like to drink when hiking. If he needed it, it was available.
I have had the experience of drinking too much water in hot weather and having the feeling that it just sat in my stomach, and made me feel sick. That's not good either.
The eight miles was round trip.
Now that I have read Karen's post about the power problems they had today, I guess we were lucky we didn't damage our rig with the "iffy" power we had at the Pinnacles campground.
When I looked at available campsites on line, the campground listed 30 amp power. When we got there and parked, Craig saw that there was a 50 amp outlet. The camp store was already closed, so we weren't able to ask about it.
He plugged in.
All seemed OK for awhile, then the power went out.
We tried the 30 amp plug and it didn't work either.
One of the other RVers plugged a light into the 20 amp and it didn't work, so we tried it on the 20 amp in the post for the next site. It worked, we moved, and plugged into the 30 amp outlet.
Saturday morning we asked the ranger whether it was OK to plug into the 50 amp service, and he said it was. So Craig switched it to the 50 amp service. Everything seemed OK all day Saturday, but Sunday morning the power was out again.
We flagged down the campground lady as she rode by in her golf cart and she checked the breaker box (which was right across the road from us) and threw the breaker, restoring power.
Craig said he thought they only had 30 amp breakers in the box.
When I say everything seemed to work OK, I am wondering. I do not know much about how power variations effect small appliances. I used the slow cooker on Sunday, and my corned beef, although cooked, did not get as tender as I expected it to.
Were we experiencing "brown out" conditions? Would lower power effect the slow cooker?
We do not have a surge protector (yet). Until I read Karen's post, I didn't know they existed.
So much to learn. So many things to buy!
But I do have a little set aside for repairs and future tires. Maybe a surge protector would be a good investment. If our rig can use 50 amp or 30 amp, should we buy and carry both sizes?
Craig thinks that a Class A diesel pusher should include its own surge protection. Do you agree?
Advice about surge protection will be appreciated!