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Old 12-08-2009, 10:05 AM   #197
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Hi Jim,

Just checking in after is was reported that high winds were reported in Q on Monday night. Everyone OK?
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:09 AM   #198
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Hi Jim,

Just checking in after is was reported that high winds were reported in Q on Monday night. Everyone OK?
I was wondering the same. The wind took out one of my companies microwave links just north of the area. For information about the storm in Phoenix: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...orm-59216.html

Where are you and how are things?
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:39 AM   #199
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Last Night's Storm

We had our large sycamore go down in the high winds. Just missed the new chicken coop and pen by inches. Guess what I'll be doing this afternoon?

Let us know where you are and that you're out of harm's way.

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:47 AM   #200
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Looks like firewood for the next couple of rallies!
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:49 AM   #201
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Q Storm

Well it was not a good night for boondocking in Q.We had rain showers off and on all day the 7th Dec.Then about 5 PM the wind started to pick up. I had put my awning in and taken all the chairs in the trailer.BUT I forgot to lock the awning.So about 8 PM with the wind blowing like 60 MPH and the rain and hail coming down like hell my awning is sucked out by the wind.Mike and I got out in this frog strangler and tied it down to the front and back of my SUV.The rain stopped about 10 PM but the wind kept it up till about 3AM.This AM I found that all was well with the awning no damage.
I have not got any info on how much rain we got or the wind speed but I would guess we got 2+ inches of rain and the wind speeds of around 70 MPH.
Some folks did not fair as well, here are some Photos. The first 2 are 4 CU members Bob and lou's AZ room. The other where taken around the camp.Photo 6 is my bird feeder the wind rapped around the hold open arm.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:33 PM   #202
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Wow!

Hope everybody made it through safely..."stuff" can be replaced. Scary...

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Great pics, pretty scary last night. A good reason to have lockers on the small awnings.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:04 PM   #204
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Thanks to Jimmy and Mike for helping me untangle the AZ room this morning. They were out checking things our this morning and came by to see how we fared. Once I got the thing over to the dumpser it didn't take long for the dumpster divers to show up and start strippng the unbent legs and supports.

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I've discovered that high winds, heavy rain, and heavy(not to mention cold and hard) hail are a temporary cure for dandruff...hmm, maybe I should become a stormchaser when I grow up...the washes around our compound filled up quickly and emptied about as fast...m
Michael...how'd the tooth fairy treat you...???
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:44 PM   #206
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More about Q

Here are some of you camping options in Quartzsite.
The big Q has quite a few full hook-up trailer parks from low to moderate priced.There are no upscale parks with golf courses and palm trees in Q.
Most folks choose to boondock on the BLM land.(Bureau of Land Management)In Quartzsite the BLM has two types of campgrounds,FREE areas where you can stay for 14 days and LTVA (Long Term Visitor Area)where you can stay from 15 Sept.to 15 Apr. for $180 or buy 14 day permits for $40 with the option to purchase an unlimited number of additional permits.
The FREE areas have nothing,no tables,no toilets,no water,no trash service and no dump.You just find a place you like and set up camp.In Q there are places like the RV Pit Stop that sell propane,water and have dump and trash for just a few $$.
The free areas are.
(1) Plomosa Road located about 5.5 miles north of Q off of US 95 You can camp on both the North and south side of Plomosa RD I like this area.
(2) Hi Joly located about 3 miles North of Q.I do not like this site to small with to many people camping there.
(3) Dome Rock Mountain located about 6 miles west of Q off I-10.For me it is to close to I-10 road nose.
(4) Scaddan Wash about 3.5 miles East off of I-10 frontage rd.
(5) Road Runner located about 5 miles South on 95.This is a good area.This is the area we use for the 4CU Thanksgiving Rally.
Then there is the LTVA,there are 4,2 on the East side of 95 South of Q.La Posa North and La Posa South.La Posa south is where the dump station and water are that you can use with the purches of either LTVA permits.
On the west side of 95 are La Posa west and La Posa Tyson Wash.We use La Posa Tyson Wash as it seems to have the fewest campers.
Here are a few ways to boondock in the big Q.
(Photo 1) Boondocking in you little house.
(Photo 2) Boondocking in you Airstream MOHO.
(Photo 3) Boondocking in your Squarstream.
(Photo 4) Boondocking water pump This was wrong photo put can not remove.
(Photo 5) Boondocking in your sail boat.
(photo 6) Boondocking in you PU camper.
(Photo 7) Boondocking in your BIG MOHO.
(Photo 8) Boondocking in your Van and Tee Pee.
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Hello Jim. Is that Brian's 310 MH? How did that blue tarp tee pee handle the winds the other night? How about that two story trailer I saw on the East side of 95, and damage?
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Blue tarp Tee Pee was not up.The two story trailer was OK

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Hello Jim. Is that Brian's 310 MH? How did that blue tarp tee pee handle the winds the other night? How about that two story trailer I saw on the East side of 95, and damage?
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So, fire dancer at Jim's, till the firepit finally got going...then the sun went down and drug the temperature with it...busy day...went into town and bought eggs and beer...
life in the fast lane!...avoid the back room, tomorrow morning...I'd hate this life, if I wasn't enjoying it so much...we're here, you aren't, yet, but you could be...well???
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:25 AM   #210
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Is any of the Airstreamers going to be in Q then end of January. I hope I can get out there around Jan 20th for the RV show and
restock on tools and hardware at the sales.
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