|Snapdragons in Sun City West|
Today, I finished with the oil & filter change, fluids checked, etc at Sanderson Ford in Glendale. They are a great group. They cooled the interior of my rig down so my cats would not get hot. Now tell me how many places would do that extra step? Not many, if any.
Prior to Sanderson, I was at D & R Family RV in Glendale – highly recommend this place. I was there to have the catalytic heater installed and in my short time here met my neighbors for the night, met Ron and started a new educational streak, that is on Thursday, as he plugged my rig in under cover for the night and said “Good night, see you in the morning”, what a pleasant surprise. The heater was installed first thing in the morning, then he asked if I had any questions on that or anything else. A loaded question! So first – discovered my water heater wasn’t suppose to be leaking when turned on – he fixed that. He installed my LED motion sensor light too, installed my hooks to hold my hoses and such in the back. And drumroll… he discovered in less then one minute why I’ve been having so much trouble with my freezer. It had not been adjusted. The gasket has a magnetized strip in it, when not adjusted correctly, one can’t cool the freezer as there is no tight seal. So will defrost here, while its hot, then he said I won’t need to for quite some time. Yippee!!!
Then I asked him about the solar. I have been questioning fellow Lazy Dazers for months now, listening to the pros, cons, opinions, ideas, etc about their own solar. The LaDeze’s taught me the most on solar, etc. So I really didn’t have much issue with my solar, but the more I learn, I realized I have had some issues in the past, but I got by. Getting by shouldn’t be a factor, therefore it is the problem. He quizzed me and I tripped thru the terminology as I do not know it just yet. But, he said, I don’t need higher wattage on my panels, and I really don’t need more panels or more batteries, but it might be desired down the road, but not now. What I should consider is upgrading the converter first, so when I do need to charge the batteries with say the generator on non-stop cloudy days, it wouldn’t take all day to charge them. It would allow better usage of my existing equipment. So something to think about, but I have my homework to do before he would touch my solar. It was just nice talking to him about all this, it helped alot.