kolmstead wrote:The dirt road to the Preserve parking is very short; just a few hundred feet. I did it in a Honda S2000, so I can't imagine anyone having much trouble in any other vehicle. Maybe they haven't had people or equipment to maintain it recently. It's a low-key operation, maintained by volunteers.
Regarding ground faults, it would be a good idea to carry an adapter that ties the neutral and ground together using a resistor. Ingineer has given a schematic and values for a plug which will prevent ground faults safely.
Correct. The road is not maintained and Reed doesn't want to spend the money to grade it. I found it surprising that people would drive in to the preserve then complain about damage to their cars. It seems pretty obvious when you look at the road that you have to be careful. Still, Reed deals with the public and you run into all kinds of people--some who will complain about anything.
That may also explain why he's reluctant to let us charge. We may have to work with him on this. The TT-30 is not much, but it's helpful and it beats sitting around at an RV park to walk in the woods at the preserve.
On the "ground adapter", I'll have to look into that. This is getting on the edge of my knowledge of electricity and at 240 V I don't want to screw up.
The route over Walker Pass climbs 2800 feet and descends 3000 feet into Ridgecrest.
We'll see how we do on the trip to LA. If that goes well we can plan the trip to Ridgecrest.
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