September 19, 2021

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Free Camping, Dumping, Water, & Arches National Park in Moab | 2015 Utah’s Mighty 5

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83 degrees before, during and after our hike in a HIGHLY modified vehicle from stock, to accommodate live animals. Thermometer and time of day shown on video. Two fans circulating air running on two AGM very expensive lifeline house batteries powered by the best 280 watt Kyocera solar panels money can buy. 5 open windows. We have sat and slept in this van in just about every temperature North American deserts have to offer for over 1,000 days. Do NOT post “How would you like it” comments. We DO like it and HAVE liked it side by side with these animals that we care about VERY much well over 1,000 times. If you are a righteous crusader and feel the need to vilify us here your comment WILL be deleted UNLESS you discuss disagreeing with the 83 degree temperature directly. 83 degrees is an exact measurement. Not an opinion. Sorry for this harsh disclaimer, just tired of all the half researched BS negative comments that aren’t relevant to this exact situation. ‘Moab’ or ‘The time I was there it was unbearable’ are not temperatures inside our domicile. 83 degrees is. Your vehicle is not our vehicle. You have never been inside our vehicle nor slept in it. there is no comparison.

7 mile trail and Gemini Bridges road start at the same place.
Seven miles from the Arches welcome center entrance. Porta Potty’s and trash receptacles can be found there.
The coordinates are:
$5 Overnight parking is available there.

The Goose Island Recreation Site is located on Utah Highway 128, two miles upstream of the junction of Utah Highway 128 and U.S. Highway 191. You will see the Goose Island Recreation Site sign at the campground entrance.

Granstaff camp area is on up stream about a mile or two.

Maverik fuel, Water, Dump and discounted gas with a free Maverik card is located here: There are 2 Maveriks in town. This one has the dump station!
985 US-191
Moab, UT 84532

Kyndal and I continue to enjoy Moab in this video and we show where to find resources in the area, how to care for our dogs while in the Arches. We look at paid and free camping close by and have a great time enjoying Spring visiting our first leg of Utah’s Mighty 5 Parks.
Kyndal’s Blog of our Travels:
Kyndal’s handmade jewelery made from Quartzsite stones
and other materials from the road:
A big thanks for our music to:
Redvers West-Boyle:
Doin Fine

Redvers West-Boyle:
Rockin Catz

My recommended budget friendly legit solar materials list (Your mileage may vary, this is my best estimation, every job is different)

Fridge $279.95 XtremepowerUS Portable Electric Fridge

House batteries: 2 Battleborn batteries:


$558.00 VMAXTANKS (2) 6 Volt 225Ah AGM Battery.

Solar panel $99 SunPower P17 330W Solar Panels
(Any 330 watt plus solar panel)

MPPT controller $226.00 SmartSolar MPPT 100/30 Charge Controller

Breakers 30 amp breakers $33.78 30 Amp Waterproof Car Circuit Breakers

Roof gland $a 12.29 Link Solar Weatherproof ABS Solar Double Cable Entry Gland

2/0 Copper Wire Lugs $19.17

Pure sine wave inverter $189.00 ASIN B014QJTBAU

fuse block $19.49

Master cut off switch $13.10

150 Amp Circuit Breaker $24.99

12V Continuous Duty Solenoid $18.80

Dicor self-leveling roof sealant:

Butyl tape (For Z-brackets seal to rooftop):

Wire and cable. Both 2/0 and #10 copper 15’ each

4 Z-Brackets:

MC4 cable:

Maxxair Smoke Corp 00-04500K Maxxfan Plus Vent 14″ 12V $201.00

Alternative inverter possibility: $33.99 POTEK 500W Power Inverter/Car Inverter DC 12V to AC 110V Dual AC Charging Port and 2A USB Ports for Laptop, Smart Phone #vanbuildfest
If you would like information on this years van build fest, visit: for dates, what to expect and to sign up for work or as a volunteers. See you there!