Dome Rock BLM, Colorado River & RTR Update

Dome Rock BLM, Colorado River & RTR Update

good morning everybody hope you’re doing
really well I’m out here at BLM land in
Arizona just outside or just inside
quartzite and this is a dome rock here
I’m of course very happy to have a
cactus tree here at a park next to you
this is free 14-day camping here where
the Sun is out over there there is
official dome rock and everybody camps
over there this spots just a little
quieter in remote I’m actually camping
out here with one friend but I basically
left the group real quick just well do
my thing this is my this is my thing
guys it’s a nothing magical or special
it’s just the desert but but I mean in a
lot of ways this is this is what I work
for all year-round is to come out here
pop up the solar I’ve got a full tank of
water 58 gallons
my gray and blacks empty and you just
can’t beat it it’s fun it’s really
exciting just live off the land out here
it’s always going to be drawbacks like
gas the cheapest just 235 gallon and you
know every two weeks I’ve got to go into
town to get more water and dump my tanks
and stuff but I even thought about if I
was going to stay out in this area do in
the long term visitors area pass it’s a
hundred and eighty dollars for seven
months September through April one
hundred and eighty dollars there for
campgrounds here in Arizona too just
inside California and it’s still BLM
land but you get access to drinking
water a dump station and trash
facilities and they have restrooms some
of them have showers and other annemities, so just thought maybe I would do that
even though I’m not even close spend
anywhere close to six months out here
but still we’ll see I’m really just
enjoying the peace and serenity right
now and I will meet up with the group
later soon I mean it’s my intention to
meet as many cool people as possible but
you also have to understand well I went
into the downtown just to go to the swap
meet and the big tent down there and
just every other person knows me from
YouTube which is really totally exciting
it’s just I didn’t get to like look at
much I was I was talking to people and
taking selfies and that was fun too but
I still want to kind of do my own thing
and here
about here obviously as well so yeah I
got the stroller out for Jax we took him
to see people there – and here’s here’s
my cactus in front which if somebody has
put together a bunch of quartz rocks all
over itself we are in quartzite so that
makes sense just desert II and not bad
today I’m still hanging out in the shade
over here it’s like 75 degrees and I’m
I’m sweaty nobody else seems to be
sweating but I’m sweating because pretty
warm for winter can’t complain
I love it before I forget I get two
channels that is all I get with my big
antenna I get Univision and Azteca
Mexican TV so good thing I have four out
of five bars of Wi-Fi out here to do my
uploads and Netflix and other shows and
stuff otherwise yeah cell service seems
to be really well out here for AT&T at
least but not very good TV reception I
got this nice aluminum coffee percolator
here at the big tent big as in this is
like a group version okay 12 cups of
coffee can be made in this it’s it’s
that style you know that you put the
coffee grounds in and everything so I’ll
be able to make coffee to everybody and
I also got a new plug cuz – melted on
the inside right there so I’ll be doing
that as well as a couple other projects
how you doing Jax man yeah wanna go outside? nice and sunny I got other parts
but I want to save those for future
projects here in the desert but there’s
there’s a couple things I want to do to
fix the RV make some changes to the RV
while I’m here because for the most part
it’s just kind of sit down and hang out
unless I’m with other people that I’m
probably just talking and hanging out
but feeling good guys I’m feeling really
good happy to share this with you out
here I’ll put the GPS coordinates where
I’m parked right here but dome Rock
camping 14 day BLM is it covers a very
wide area you can even go on to Google
Maps and just type dome rock BLM it’ll
take you right to where you need to
register you do need to register with
the hosts on site most times of the year
but yeah I’ll show you where I’m at for
now I may be back later or I may go to a
different part later we’ll see I’m
for a little walk today get some
exercise before I take my shower and
wanted to share something with you guys
no biggie but I just wanted to share
this with anybody else trying to do
packages down here in quartzite you got
to be really really careful because
yesterday I went to picked up a few
packages one from Amazon and two fairly
large packages with some new merchandise
custom merchandise in it all three of
those packages were shipped UPS to an RV
park that I was going to stay at
unfortunately the actual city of
quartzite you needed to know this they
have a rule that they will not deliver
any parcel package I’m not talking about
an envelope through the mail but a
parcel package they will not deliver it
unless there is a P o box listed so even
if you’re at an RV park like I was with
a lot number it still has to below that
way on the third line also has to have a
PA Box address otherwise they instantly
at UPS and at the post office they
instantly deny it and return it to
sender they never even loaded on a truck
and try to deliver anything had I known
that because it’s kind of weird I would
not have wasted so much money bear with
me I’m gonna figure this out guys but
the stroller that I ordered for Kevin on
Amazon was shipped back to Amazon and
the two boxes of merchandise both coffee
cups and t-shirts that were custom
printed and shipped here I’ll have
already been returned to the sender
which I’m still in contact with but I
cannot move forward until they get
receipt of those back to them and then I
can try to figure out something else but
I’m just letting you know you are going
to have to find somebody or just go
somewhere else do not try to get an
actual parcel package here in court site
because they have weird rules you know
they just don’t like the idea that
people come here for a couple months
it’s not even really abuse because like
I said I paid for an RV park and had
packages sent to where I was at but like
I said they got some really specific
rules and I bet the town’s just kind of
tired of people coming here and
exhausting all their resources just for
a few months out of the winter so my bad
I didn’t know that I learned a very very
hard expensive lesson yesterday
I’m my merchandise and I hope to give
you guys an update with some better news
here soon but I will not have any
merchandise for RTR unfortunately and
that’s all I’m gonna say about that it
is no biggie I I’m moving on
so I’m actually gonna get back on the
road and go north I gotta find a Walmart
need some supplies so we’re gonna head
up to Parker today
hey everybody I found the lost treasure
clearly right this little piece of old
abandoned casino parts here because I’m
here at the blue water casino in Parker
Arizona friendly to RV parking overnight
and so the casino is right on the water
here on the Colorado River little Inlet
marina and this is one of their hotels
anybody see that they’ve shaped it like
a ship here right on the marina which I
think it’s kind of creative and neat
okay so we’re in an area that obviously
gets really really hot in the summertime
right and this is a massive casino in
hotel look at the system in place for
air conditioning to keep this place cool
in the summer it’s massive
okay this rock doesn’t look abnormal
from this side but if we walk back here
or I just walked past this come on guys
tell me that rock doesn’t look like a
dog with no legs is that funny or what
it’s even got the I mean that’s a dog
that’s hilarious yeah so we got the
Colorado River here guys
it’s beautiful um however all over the
shoreline here the blue water Casino has
posted signs that say no swimming it’s
curious because I mean it’d be great
today is day be a great day to hop in
the Colorado River for a little swim I’m
not sure how they’re able to enforce
that rule I’ll bet people to jump in
anyway I mean technically I am standing
on casino property right now but the
water the call they don’t own the
Colorado River so I’m not sure how they
can say that we’re not allowed to swim
in the river like the no swimming signs
I’m not sure but I am NOT gonna argue
about that no big deal it’s just too bad
maybe just walk down a quarter-mile and
go swimmin or something the water is
green but pretty clear I mean you can
see down to the bottom right here by the
dock in case you’re wondering I’ve
actually been here two nights now and
what I’ve been trying to do basically
the last two or three videos is to get
more current with my videos so that when
I arrive at RT R I’ll kind of have the
same delay as everybody else and I’m
shooting for
about two or three days there so I’ve
been spending a lot of time two or three
nights and spots and then turning those
into one video that’s my way of getting
a little more real time with you all
here and this is my last stop before I
go back down just to give you an idea
I’m in Parker Arizona about 45 miles
straight north of quartzite where the
RTR happens so I’m gonna pack up today
and head on back no no I’m sorry I’m
spending tonight here and then going in
the morning back down to quartzite to
meet up with the group I had a really
nice little break and everything worked
out really well and I don’t know exactly
what I’m gonna do as far as how long
I’ll stay or where I’ll be but I but I
will just say this in the next few
videos to come RTR is from January 11th
to the 21st says Bob wells of cheap RV
living so if I happen to be with a group
in a specific part of quartzite I will
be putting live updates in the video
description below and then I will be
removing those updates that I write copy
and paste the GPS Correns I’ll be
removing them when I leave so that’s
just to kind of help people who are down
here and we’re wondering because the
desert is a big area and RTR is going to
be spread out over a massive amount of
spots and stuff like that so um I do ask
that you just respect everybody’s
privacy while we’re there you know don’t
be knocking at all times of the day and
understand you know that we’re all kind
of doing stuff and we still have a job
to film and edit and get stuff done and
probably want a little bit of privacy
from here or there but you know if my me
personally if my doors open and my
screens shut that doesn’t necessarily
mean come on in sometimes it means it’s
too warm and I want to let fresh air in
but certainly I don’t want you to be
discouraged from coming to say hi so you
know please just knock and say Eric you
got a minute and I’ll try to give every
single person at least a few minutes of
my time I’ll stop whatever I’m doing to
hang out and talk with you and meet you
take a picture and chat a little bit I
promise but be looking in the video
description of the next four videos or
so I and if you see GPS coordinates as
live location and stuff like that that’s
where I really am and I will do my best
to keep those updated
for you throughout the week
I’m really excited and this should be
fun yeah so okay we’ll see you in a
couple days guys

100 thoughts on “Dome Rock BLM, Colorado River & RTR Update”

  1. We unfortunately won't be able to make it this year. We are staying in FL for the winter. I hope you have a good time. We have a perk too..

  2. What an awesome eye-catching vid. That Jax is a corker. I love that serious & purposeful look on his face whilst going for a walk.

  3. Hey quick question…since it seems you like fishing, how do you deal with all the different state licensing rules, fees, etc? Ever have a game warden pay a visit? Love the channel, I"m about a year out from hitting the road!

  4. BEST MORNING LAUGH – At 2:49 Eric is describing some of the services available on BLM land and he says, "other anemities."  Presumably meaning, "other amenities."  It's funnier when you listen to it.

  5. Ah, the cost of U-Tube fame, Eric. Proud that you are gonna try to greet you many fans at RTR. It's a bit annoying… but in the end, it's what you strive for. So very proud of you, lad. The Washington Son shows the Southwest what freindly folks we truly are! Have fun, my friend.

  6. Thanks for the heads up on the parcel situation. Thanks for re-opening the comments section, too. Haters are gonna hate, idiots are gonna idiot… Be the Duck.

  7. Hello again from rural New Hampshire. UPS stores offer a real address and mail forwarding service, for a fee. I don't know how much it is. I'm planning on using them when I hit the road in the spring. Peace and keep safe.

  8. Hey maybe you can hang a tag on your door like in the motels. DO NOT DISTURB or similar quiet time please !
    I understand I like my alone time too .

  9. A good Netflix show if you need a new one: Blacklist. It looks so nice there. It is pretty warm here in the south east today…feels like a nice summer morning.

  10. Eric I love your channel.. I also love the way you said if my doors are open just shout hey Eric have you got a few minutes.. I love that because it gives people the way to be.. city nomad did a video on how to be on his channel channel conduct and how he likes people to be… I wouldn't want to knock on your door if its closed due to the fact you could be having a nap or your on the loo.. I love jax he's so amazing what breed is he.. its my 50th birthday and I've asked my hubby if I can have a jax cat..

  11. Need to do some dry panning for gold when out there. Lots of nuggets. Get a metal detector and learn how to find 'em.

  12. Now that I'm here in Quartzsite, I see what all the fuss is about. There is every service or amenitie an RV'er could need available here, not to mention level, open sites everywhere.

  13. Wonderful video. Wish I had your editing skills, however…maybe I just need to update my editing program…LOL! Believe it or not, I'm still using Windows Movie Maker. Yes, I know…old, old, OLD…LOL! But, I'm comfortable with it and it works for me. Oh, one more thing and you're going to laugh at this. A couple of days ago, the closing tune to your videos with Jax's 'meow' somehow got stuck in my head. I went to bed with that tune in my head, then I awoke in the morning with that same tune in my head, complete with Jax's meowing. I know. Get a life, eh? (HAHAHAHA!) At any rate, guess I miss a cat in my household and Jax's meowing is cute.

  14. Wanna see a Winnebago thats being pulled by a winnebago, 1971 Chieftain Motorhome Chopped project

  15. how does it feel to be a youtube superstar kind of cool if u ask me keep up the good work cause it is WORK lol cya

  16. Thanks for the kool video Eric, I wish I was able to get there this year. It's a shame that the city of Quartzite don't like the money that the R/Vers spend there. Maybe Bob Wells should think about trying to move it to a more appreciative area. Hmm, just a thought, lol. Oh, and EVERYONE has to have some 'me' time brother, don't sweat it. Anywho y'all take care and YHVH bless.

  17. New subscriber here and I love your journeys and adore your cat. I know you have been asked this before, how did you leash train him? Last video I watch you had bought a black van, happy to see you in a class C though I hear the expense is greater. Luv your channel 🙂

  18. Quartzsite loves the RVERS! That UPS FED EX policy has been in affect for ove 16 years that I know of and Quartzsite did not implement the rule.

  19. Hey ERIC , Congrats on your Journey, New Smile, AND, your Big WIN in the last 24 hrs with the loss of the "PEST"! Its a good day! WINNING!! 😉

  20. Eric I think that rock looks more like a sheep than a Dog but opinions vary as you know any way I hope yoou and Jax are OK do you like your new tooth so far anyway take care.

  21. May have to stay away from the group with all the flu going around. It's like a kindergarten one is cured then one gets it and then you get it again. Good luck

  22. Great video Eric! Amanda and I love the work you put into them (behind the scenes).. We will kept watching from Florida. Enjoy RTR and all the best to Jaxman. PS Wore my new Nomadic Fanatic T-shirt (cool blue) to Walmart today, seemed only fitting 😉

  23. I have a 9 cup coffee pot that I used camping but still use on our houseboat when the gen is off or we aren't plugged in at the dock. Have fun would love to be there.

  24. One question, please, Eric. Have you started putting "Closed Caption" on your videos? No others I subscribe to have it, but yours has all dialogue bottom center. Nowhere does it let me turn it off. I'd appreciate help in getting this deleted. Thanks.

  25. Quiet Times accepts USPS and Fedex…using them to get my laptop returned from the manufacturer, since it will be sent Fedex…I bought a P.O.B for my other stuff…parking in LTVA but will be driving thru RTR in the car…Gotta make the pilgrimage!….Enjoy…..

  26. If you ever need a plAce to park and plug in for the night I do offer showers and meals for 50 dollars for 2 days. I too have a kitten and a cat condo. Pets welcomes

  27. Yah I figured you would be popular .
    a subscriber also.. I get 23 channels NORTH from LTVA not behind those blocking mountains.. Comment on prices.. 2 weeks LTVA $40. kinda makes up for water and dumping costs. ROSE is about the cheapest. I very would like a visit. Was in Parker Friday this morning.. We seem to be seeing the same town very recently.. Kilgore,TX, Rgers (Daisy factory) I have some restaurant recommendations, been here 4 weeks.

  28. ????? I know you don’t want to be in the middle of drama—but do you just at least know if RV Joey is safe ? ??? Some of us are really worried about her????????

  29. Your Time Lapse footage is awesome Eric! 75° sounds so good about now. Its 14° here right now. The 14 day free camping info is great too. Thanks

  30. Eric with the exception of coastal ocean Beach private property boardering a lake or a river the property owner owns the water out to the center of the lake or river. Boats have a easment but like property owners are liable if you jump in the water on their property and drown. Like if you have a ladder on your RV and a telescope on the roof and some idiot climbs on your roof and falls off

  31. Just recently started following your vlogs. Enjoy them. Good idea listing all of the info above regarding camera types etc, saves you answering the same questions repeatedly. Congratulations on the success of the channel

  32. Hi Eric, I believe that I've been watching your channel since 2013, I think. I'm quite the fan. Recently I've noticed that your post-edit audio volume is very low. Is there a reason for this…or you just hadn't noticed. Thank you for your content, keep-on keeping-on.

  33. go to the roadrunner floating bar in Parker. the RV park is built into it. Lots of fun! Girls..girls…and foxes on the river another floating bar in Parker.

  34. I have seen your camper many times over 2 years.
    Saw you in person twice.
    I didn't pull over when I saw you.
    I didn't walk up and say hi when I saw you in person.
    Cause I am a stranger to you.
    Point blank.
    I also didn't post an Eric is here post.
    Cause you are a person who deserves privacy.
    You get to post your life.
    Not random stranger.
    Even if I am a fan.

  35. seriously using up resources. You guys add to their economy. The town knows your coming at a set time of the year. That is what free commerce is about. Good luck. New to your channel.

  36. I was hoping you were going to give a talk at the RTR. Quiet time is a good thing. I really want to meet you and thank you in person.

  37. I love your time lapse video! Just one thing that has stood out to me… when you say, "anemities" – it should be "amenities". Not being critical, just trying to help you out. Keep up the great videos. I love it

  38. Trump and Zinke doubling National Park fees to an insane $80 per vehicle is one of the most underreported outrages of the Administration. That price is essentially unaffordable to most families in this country. Then they took those jacked up fees & gave the money to billionaires.

  39. Too bad about the package not being delivered! If you would have known I could have given you my address an had it mailed to my address here in Phoenix and I could have brought it to you at the RTR when I went there!

  40. I discovered when I was in political office, and once one became a public figure, I give up my anonymous persona . If I went to a restaurant to have a quiet meal, people would not allow it. As you become a public persona, you give that up. If I wanted to go to a restaurant, I had to go to another town. Get use to it.

  41. Many American rivers have alarming levels of Syngenta's Atrazine, which turn male frogs into female frogs. No way I'd swim in there.

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