setout1

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.

Read More

prepare

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.

Read More

setout1

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!!

Read More

2014boon

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.

Read More

image

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.

 READ MORE

image

HEATING

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

 READ MORE

image

Solar Panels

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

READ MORE

telephoneTelephone cove is a small oasis on the western side of Mohave Lake. It is almost directly north of Laughlin Nevada. Access is via a dirt road about 4.5 miles West from Laughlin at GPS 35.192387, -114.641006, The road is washboarded and in places very steep.

Read more: Telephone Cove

wickWe headed up to Wickenberg in March when the weather started to get  little warmer and we were looking for somewhere cooler than Yuma. We actually ended up staying outside Wickenberg on Castle Hotsprings Road (33.882723, -112.595148) which is on state trust land. We had to get a permit (and yes they do check) that cost $20 for the year.

Read more: Wickenberg

hacklerdWe started out in Douglas - its up at about 4000 ft and was windy and cloudy while we were there in mid March. We ended up at a nice trailer park for a few days (Twin Buttes Mobile Home and RV Community) and then moved on to Safford to check out the hotsprings.

Read more: Safford

Page 4 of 6