Our 5 day stay in Bangor, Maine at Paul Bunyan Campground was fun and productive. Paul Bunyan participates in Passport America (P.A.) so we got a discounted camping fee as we are members of P.A.
They gave us a beautiful, shady, pull through, full hook up site.
While we were there we arranged to have our mail shipped to us and do a couple of little up-grades to our camper.
Our experience boondocking at Green Lakes revealed a need for a better battery and charger in Old Glory. We plan on doing a lot of boondocking so we got in touch with Battle Born Industries to see what would work best for us. We ordered our new battery and charger/converter and had them shipped to Paul Bunyan.
Once the new lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery was delivered on Monday, Mark set to work. First he removed the basement wall to access our old converter/ charger. Then he removed the distribution panel in the RV to locate the chasis ground wire. (Being a jet mechanic helps when doing RV upgrades and repairs.)
After installing and checking the new converter he removed the old lead acid battery and replaced it with the LiFePO4 battery. Before dinnertime we were all upgraded and better prepared for our future boondocking adventures! We also received our portable suitcase solar panel from ZAMP- off grid living here we come!
Now that the hard part of our week was done we could focus on preparing for crossing the border into Canada. We interrogated the campground office worker about currency exchange, what we can and can’t carry over the border and any other advice he could give us about Canada. We then knew we would have to find good homes for the few houseplants we have carried with us so far. We had a little campfire to use up the last of our firewood. We also would be eating all the fresh produce we had and any eggs before crossing the border. Omelettes and salads were on the menu for Monday evening thru Wednesday morning! That’s ok, because once we get to PEI we are all about seafood.
The Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday part of this trip will be covered in the next blog – All About Acadia. I just have too much to say about that beautiful place to try to lump it in with Paul Bunyan Campground!
So stay tuned to hear about Acadia National Park and the continuing adventures of The Ballards’ RV Life!