Backtracking to go forward

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ByAnthony KilnerMay 23, 2019
Backtracking to go forward

This week’s update is all about taking care with one’s health while in remote areas. Our dynamic duo ended up in Leinster, where we settled down in the BHP Caravan Park. Just to prove how small this country can be, they met up with fellow members of the PMAV North East branch (their gold prospector club), who they didn’t know were there.
A medical episode saw the team at the doctors in Leinster before they had to backtrack to Kalgoorlie for a visit to the emergency department. Most of the week was spent recovering, before the okay was given for them to head north once more. One never knows when things can go wrong with health so it pays to have a plan and be prepared.
With plenty of downtime the crew were able to gather a lot of information on the Gibb River, Broome, Warroora Station and some of the other places they are planning to visit.
The weather has been very cold and cloudy, which has certainly tested the battery state of charge. The heating part of the A/C system had to be used and blew a lot of cold air around for a long time. It took 1.5 hours to raise the temperature from 12°C to 24°C and used 930 watts in heating mode. Once the heating was stabilised, the unit used 193 watts with only the fan blowing.
With low sun and heavy cloud, our duo is watching the state of charge carefully to maintain the off-grid testing. With the medical okay given, they are now heading further north to hopefully warmer weather and some serious sun.
Stay tuned to RV Daily as the electric caravan adventurers head north once more!