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We decided in April 2014 that we wanted to go traveling rather than stay in our current jobs and put up wth the 9 month long Calgary winter. 6 months later we we on the road in the 5th wheel that is hopefully our home for the forseeable future.

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Getting Ready

We decided in April that we wanted to retire and try to head South before the snow came. We had no idea of all the things we would hav to buy, organize, get rid of and create before the big day finaly arrived.

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The Journey Begins

We left Calgary on    October 31st 2014 just ahead of a blizzad that brought 2 ft of snow and -19 temperatures. We managed to lose our 5th wheel after 4 blocks!!

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Oak Flats Campground about 40 miles east of Pheonix, in the hills just behind Superior AZ. We explored a number of boondocking sites in the area but this one felt like home. There was a nice meadow outside the campground proper that would handle a rig our size without needing to back up - a major consideration at this stage in our journeys.

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LED LIGHTS

LED lights will typically use 10-15% of the power that equivalent incandescent lights and so are a great energy saver when boondocking.

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HEATING

While all trailers come with a heater the built-in furnace has some significant limitations

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Solar Panels

Solar is the quiet answer to your power needs. With the right gear you need never hook up to shore power again!

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Just outside Ajo, Az is a little slice of BLM land that is populated mainly by boondockers and Border Patrol agents. It is simply beautiful desert country

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Fortuna Pond is a small lake about 5 miles north of Yuma. The lake is on BLM land and is a lovely spot to rest for a while. Cell coverage is good, TV reception is fine and Walmart is only 5 miles away!!

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Mittry Lake is a large lake north of Yuma. It is part of a wildlife management area and camping is limited to 10 days in a calendar year. That said, it is a beautiful spot with bamboo lined banks and tons of coots. Motor boats are allowed on the lake, as is fishing .

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