George, In what size vehicle did you perform your trip because size and length of a vehicle is getting to be a factor in south of the border travels. Woody ...Message 1 of 6 , Aug 1, 2006View Source
In what size vehicle did you perform your trip because size and length of a vehicle is getting to be a factor in south of the border travels.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of GEORGE BAINES
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 5:28 PM
Subject: [panamaorbust] Re: Cheap RV Living
Hi George, Thanks for your tips! You can most likely find your gas fitting at www.marshallbrass.com. JimMessage 1 of 6 , Aug 1, 2006View SourceHi George,
Thanks for your tips!
You can most likely find your gas fitting at www.marshallbrass.com.
--- In email@example.com, GEORGE BAINES <gwbaines@...> wrote:
> I have three suggestions, after last winters four
> month trip throughout western Mexico to the Guatemala
> border; it is worthwhile and lighter and smaller to
> go high tech with an iPod or mp3 player. Get external
> speakers for them, and a device that lets you play
> through the vehicles speakers when underway. My iPod
> contains over 14 days worth (24-7) of music, can
> record, can be used outside at the beach and makes
> driving less of a chore, we set it on "shuffle songs"
> and it plays on, not favoring my music or my wifes.
> Next I recommend the Hella fans from West Marine,
> they are expensive $60+ but draw only 180 milliamps,
> this means you can run one for more than 5 hours
> before drawing an amp hour from your battery!. We use
> 2 over the bed and one rigged with a cigar lighter
> plug elsewhere in our camper. They have served us
> well in summers from Alaska, Baja, to Mexico. Third,
> a solar shower is an easy and light way to have a
> shower or just wash your hands and face outside. If
> the water is of questionable purity a dash of bleach
> will take care of it.
> Now a question, we had a problem getting propare
> tanks filled in Oaxaca and Chiapas. The fittings for
> filling our new tanks with OPDs were not availble even
> at the largest propane distributors. Occasionally a
> propane gas station (autopropane) would have the extra
> piece necessary to fill these (now required in the US
> tanks, the old type with out OPDs are illegal in US)
> but most do not. We carry two large 30 lb or 7.5 gal
> tanks, so we got by OK. It would be safer to have
> this adapter so we could fill anywhere. Does anyone
> know where we can get the adapter? GWBaines