AZ, General info, Solar, Travel, Uncategorized

2006 NuWa Hitchhiker II LS For Sale

2006 NuWa Hitchhiker II LS

32.5 utkg (34′)

$16,500 OBO (no trades)

2006 NuWa Hitchhiker II LS

This gorgeous 5th Wheel has only had two owners and has been extremely well maintained. This rig pulls like a dream and is ready for a full timing couple NOW!

Set up in an RV Park so you can see everything works! This rig has been a SMOKE FREE home.

Recently remodeled to reflect a more modern look (more pictures below the info):

•Cabinets and all wood trim painted with Valspar Cabinet Enamel (color swatches are included)

•Walls painted a light neutral grey

•New drapes and hardware

•Flooring replaced in the past two years

•Dark grey covers for furniture that are washable

•Upgraded countertops

•New tires all around in fall of 2018

•200 watts of solar w/200 amp hours of batteries (with lots of space to upgrade and add more)

•10 gallon electric & propane water heater

•Large kitchen & counter space

•Large stand up shower with seat

•Oxygenics shower head

•Washer/dryer hookups

•Porcelain toilet

•46” flat screen tv

•Surround sound/DVD player

•Ducted AC

•Opposing slides in living area (2)

•Bedroom slide (1)

•Queen size bed w/new memory foam mattress

•Large closet in bedroom

•Storage under bed

•Large amounts of storage throughout

•Large storage pass through that is heated

•Heated tanks with following capacity:

•Grey tank capacity: 50

•Black tank capacity: 50

•Fresh water capacity: 70

Located currently in the Show Low, AZ area. Can be seen by appointment only. 2006 Ford F-350 Dually King Ranch edition also available as a package deal for $30,000 total (RV & truck!!)

You can contact me at: boondockorbust @ Gmail.com (no spaces) or my Instagram account: @boondockorbust_shelly

AZ, Boondocking!, Tiny Life, Uncategorized

Camping at American Girl Mine

After spending a couple of weeks at Quartzsite we were starting to get frustrated with the crowds and rude people. We had a huge rally group park right on top of us and one guy nearly hit our dog (who was on his cable by our rig) with his RV. Time to go!

We decided to head down HWY 95 towards Yuma and decided to stop one night at KOFA wildlife refuge.

Overnighting at KOFA wildlife refuge

After chatting with some other RVer’s we decided to head to American Girl Mine. This is another BLM area on the California side of Yuma.

All set up at American Girl Mine BLM area

There was a big gathering of fellow RVer’s including Aluminarium, Wanderwasi, Drive-Dive-Devour, Bold & Adventurous, Finding Marshall, 2 Wander Away and many others!

The first night there we had a low key gathering for happy hour and enjoyed a glorious sunset!

Sunset in the desert

We’ve been big fans of Aluminarium since we started this journey so it was awesome to meet Leigh, Brian and Curtis! We love their website Campendium which provides so much good info on boondocking areas, state parks and RV parks. You can leave a review of any place you’ve stayed as a helpful resource to others.

Leigh was also kind enough to feature us on her blog!! Of course, it could be the fact that we were sucking up wearing our Campendium hoodies too! 😜 

Wearing our Campendium hoodies!

While we were there, Jase of Wanderwasi was kind enough to get some great drone footage of us and our rig!  This was such an awesome thing for him to do and we so appreciated having this great memory!

There was a lot of great walking/hiking areas including the old mine shafts and tailings.

American Girl Mine
American Girl Mine

Just up the road was Tumco Ghost Town.  Another great area to explore with a ton of history behind it.  Very interesting to see the remains of the old buildings and mining areas.

Tumco Ghost Town
Walking the trails at Tumco
Walking the trails at Tumco

Another awesome aspect of being in the desert were the hummingbirds!  We had so many come and visit our feeder and I was actually able to capture this great shot of this pretty girl.    

Female hummingbird captured with my iPhone 6. She would let me sit within inches of her!

The desert is amazing in so many ways.  It’s so surprising to me that so much can survive there in the extremes of summer.

Surviving the odds

And of course, the sunsets will blow you away!

Another glorious desert sunset

We spent nearly a month in the area and while we enjoyed it immensely we were really ready to see our property again!  So on February 5th we loaded up and headed to New Mexico.  We are currently staying in Santa Fe as the snow is just a little high yet at our place, though with the current warm temperatures everything will be turning to mush and mud soon!

The RV park we are staying at is nothing to write home about, but it’s close to Santa Fe, an hour and a half from our property and is convenient if nothing else.  Sometimes this life is not very glamorous but then again it provides a lot more freedom!

AZ, Boondocking!, Solar

Christmas in Quartzsite

Christmas & New Year’s Eve

Back to Quartzsite we go!  Our plan was to have a nice quiet Christmas and NYE with minimal fuss and we certainly achieved that.  This time we we stayed on the north side of town at Plamosa Road BLM area.  This area is nice and quiet and a lot further out in the desert than Dome Rock.  Our closest neighbors were half a mile away and there was a real sense of peace and tranquility.

All set up at Plamosa Rd BLM!
All set up at Plamosa Rd BLM!

Our two weeks at Plamosa was pretty nice.  Most days were sunny which afforded us long walks with great desert views!  And what clouds we had really helped give us spectacular sunsets!

A riot of color!
A riot of color!

Christmas day found us in the kitchen!  Mark made fabulous lox and bagels to start our day along with yummy mimosas!

Then for dinner we had the most yummy – PRIME RIB (if you don’t like red meat, look away now lol)!  Our prime rib was made Paula Deen style (recipe here), with smoky green beans & bacon and herb roasted red potatoes.  TASTY in the extreme!  Dessert was Rum Chata over ice!

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve found us walking a lot (had to burn off that dinner!) and just taking short drives around Quartzsite.  People were starting to roll in and the place was really filling up all around town!

For New Year’s Eve we again planned a quiet day/night.  While in California we had gone to Costco and found a huge magnum of Prosecco!  My favorite!

We enjoyed a wonderful day of reflection and all that we had done, seen and achieved in 2015.  We know that 2016 brings a lot of fun things for us and perhaps some changes as well.

We will be working on our new property this summer and well as taking a trip out to South Carolina in August when our daughter graduates from college!  This is such a huge achievement in her life and we are so proud of her and all she has accomplished.  🙂

We also hope you and your family have a wonderful, safe and healthy New Year!  May 2016 bring you everything you could ever desire or deserve.

Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year!!