I’m Adaptable, I Guess
Well, I have to say that come 2016 (assuming some things), I think I’ll be able to make some adjustments from purist boondocking to hitting a pay campsite now and then. There are many campsites here at Bluewater Lake State Park that offer a full range of hookups for $4 additional, each. Ain’t any hookups where I’m parked, the Verizon signal is the strongest I’ve seen for months, and apart from a stout wind the majority of the afternoon – which doesn’t matter much because I’m headed straight into it – it’s mighty, mighty fine here. Oh, yes.
Even the trip over was pleasant. First, there was a 20 MPH tailwind, which pumped mileage up to 15 MPG. The Ford’s cruise control started working again, which I now understand isn’t unusual. I found that there is no fuse for it to blow – it’s merely one of the functions in the Engine Control Module (computer), since the Ford’s throttle is fly-by-wire. It seems that when one of two brake sensors starts to go bad, or the contacts in the related plugs need reseating, they send a signal that the brakes are on. If the ECM thinks the brakes are on, any call for automatic speed control is cancelled. Makes sense. No problems with it today.
I’ll be staying here for the evening and then hop the short distance to Grants NM tomorrow morning, where I’m planning to stay until the final dash on the 27th. That’ll be more Forest Roads again, so I’ll find out just how Vintage Trailer Unfriendly the area is.