Quartzsite, Arizona: RVing Extravaganza

Quartzsite, Arizona: RVing Extravaganza

– This video is sponsored
by Custom Covers. Well greetings from Quartzsite, Arizona. In today’s video we’ll
experience the RV Extravaganza that is Quartzite in the winter. We’ll get to hang out
with fellow YouTubers and even sneak into one
of their live videos. We’ll check out the Big Tent and the rest of the Quartzsite RV show. We’ll attend the meet and greet and meet even more YouTubers. We’ll have camp fires and even
take a dirt road and visit a secluded awesome bar in
the middle of the desert. So stay tuned, because a brand
new video is coming up next. ♪ I’m riding, riding, riding ♪ ♪ Riding in my RV, my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free in my RV yeah ♪ (upbeat music) Deep in the Arizona
desert at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and US
95, there is a small sleepy town of just 3,000 people, which during the winter months swells
to almost a million. Most of them nomads on wheels. (upbeat music) Ladies and gentlemen, welcome
to Quartzsite, Arizona. (upbeat music) Arriving in Quartzsite for the first time can be a little intimidating. There are literally
thousands of RVs everywhere. At several RV parks and BLM land areas. But finding the entrance
to register at the BLM, at least for me, has proven
to be a bit of a challenge. Google Maps is not great
at finding these places so I suggest you know where
you’re going beforehand. So I wander around a little bit and eventually I find the
entrance to the Scaddan Wash. Here I have to register
to get my 14 day permit to camp on BLM, which stands
for Bureau Of Land Management. In other words, public land. After scouting a little
bit, I find this nice spot right here next to this
huge saguaro cactus. (upbeat music) Well hello everybody and greetings. I’m here, finally made
it to Quartzsite, Arizona and I’m staying here at this BLM land, which means free camping for 14 days. They call this Scaddan Wash. It’s right off I-10 and
I’m parked right next to this humongous saguaro cactus. So it’s pretty nice
and I’m gonna head into town now before it gets dark to get a little bit of the lay of the land and then tomorrow I can go to the Big Tent and do some read ups
and all that good stuff. (upbeat music) This might sound strange
but I find it really hard to get my bearings inside the BLM. Other words, there aren’t any real roads and I usually have a pretty good sense of orientation but not here. (upbeat music) There is La Mesa RV, the very large RV dealer here and the Big Tent. (upbeat music) let’s get our first look here at the show here at the, well this area here is basically a large
flea market or swap meet. But it’s late, they’re already closing down for the day, so I’ll be brief. Well I almost got lost on my way back. And just like that another
day comes to an end. Who would have thunk, I’m in Quartzsite. Well the desert is so
beautiful, this time of the day. (relaxing music) I am about to experience my first desert sunset here in Quartzsite. (relaxing music) Yeah, desert sunsets. (relaxing music) (car beeping) I decide to leave at night to hang out with some fellow YouTubers. But I get lost in the dark desert. Thankfully I am able to
find my way back, epic fail. Well good morning from the Cascada Wash or Scaddan Wash here
in Quartzsite, Arizona. It’s almost sunrise, it is 33 degrees Fahrenheit and here we are. I really like all these
mountains surrounding Quartzsite. Such a beautiful site. Some people are leaving early. Well this Buddy of mine worked
great most of the night. I ran out of propane. Can you see me well? Well right away this is my
first coffee from the desert. (upbeat music) The first Quartzsite coffee. Check out the view outside. The sun is just rising. What I’m going to do
today, when I actually find my way out of here, I want to put little pins on the road like bread crumbs. So if I have to get out of here at night. Well you saw it when we got out of here, it’s just paths made my
vehicles driving around. There’s no roads so on
the GPS there’s nothing. Well this is going to be
an omelet with bacon bits. Or scrambled eggs, it
depends how it comes out. Mmm, yummy. (upbeat music) Well, let me show you where I am. There’s my saguaro cactus,
and this area right here called the Scaddan Wash, east of town. In fact you can see
Quartzsite in the distance. The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, or RTR took place just a little further away from town in this same area. (upbeat music) Let’s fly closer to Quartzsite proper. (upbeat music) Okay, that’s far enough, let’s return. (upbeat music) Hmm, where am I? (upbeat music) That’s not it. (upbeat music) Here I am. (upbeat music) Well I have been invited
by Paul and Lorena of the Motorhome
Experiment YouTube channel to hang to this morning and
participate in their live video. So that’s where I’m going. They are staying at La Posa
West, long term visitors area. And I believe this is their campsite. (upbeat music) – Welcome to last Saturday
Live Adventure Nation. We are here in Quartzsite, Arizona. We got a couple of little surprises for you while we’re here. It’s going to be really, really cool. Joining us today, all the
way from Miami, Florida is Robert, come on pull up a chair Robert. We’ve got Traveling Robert with us. – Hello there. – We’ve got Don and Kevin in the back. We got a couple of viewers
who are hanging out with us and I’m sure we’re gonna see
Lori and Brian out here soon. – They’re shy. I’m always cold, plus I just
showered so I’m really cold. And it’s chilly in here. – It’s not super warm, but
we’re in the direct sun and you know I haven’t showered
in a week, so I’m not cold. – It’s a little bit breezy, I think it’s in the 50s, so for me it’s cold. – All right we’ve got Robert
shooting while we’re shooting. – I’m doing a behind the scenes. – Behind the scenes, we’ll
sneak it in, awesome. (everyone laughing) – I video right now. – Robert is doing a behind
the scenes shoot right now so when he gets back we’ll find that out. But I think it’s the action
cam that you guys use right? – [Viewer] The Sony. – So here comes Robert
to answer the question. – Someone was asking about the camera. – Yeah. – It’s a Sony FDRX3000,
it’s 4K, very nice. – Yeah, nice and small.
– Yeah. You and George have the same camera. – It has a very good lens, decent audio. – Yeah cool, cool, cool. It has an external audio as well so you can hook up a mic? – Yeah you can hook up a mic. – Nice, very perfect. Oh yeah see, I guess all
the cool kids have those. See Jean’s got one too. All the cool kids have those. I have a phone. – [Robert] And there’s another
camcorder style shooter, just like mine, as I keep
snaking behind the scenes. – [Paul] I’m curios,
how’s the stream anyways? Is the stream pretty decent? – [Lady] Yeah. – Yeah, so here’s the other
myth about Quartzsite. You cannot get cell signal here. – The nice fiberglass rig belongs to G&J Roaming & Rolling, also on YouTube. Now Paul and I, we’re
going to the Big Tent. Now we’re going to go finally
see the tent, the Big Tent and then we have a meetup
with other YouTubers. I’m just gonna walk to the
tent because it’s real close. I got a great spot here but the long term, no this is, what’s it called. – Long term visitors area, LTA. – [Paul] Robert and I
are arriving at the show. – This is the Big Tent. (upbeat music) And it has almost like a
fair kind of atmosphere here. They have food by the entrance. (customers talking) Yep, it’s like a carnival out there. (upbeat music) Here in Quartzsite, being
in the middle of the desert, there’s a lot more solar stuff. More than other RV shows for sure. (upbeat music) Energy lights. (upbeat music) Yep, all kinds of stuff in here. (upbeat music) (customers talking) Yeah by the way, I don’t have back pain. Inflatable jacuzzis. – [Paul] Yeah we’re gonna
take the dinette out, put one of those in there. – Yeah, why not. (customers talking) – [Paul] North to
Alaska, this is where you pick up a bunch of this stuff. – [Robert] Yeah. – [Paul] The other day
so that we can do this. – [Robert] We got to get the milepost. – That’s what everybody
told me about, the milepost. We had a long, long honeymoon. They did a lot. – [Robert] More solar. – [Paul] We bought the
panels and the extra panels we bought were these Newpowa. – [Robert] Newpowa. – [Paul] I’m going to
be doing a little bit of work with them on the
install video and some stuff. – Oh cool. – [Paul] Oh yeah. – Okay, Paul is getting a
brand new starter for his. – Generator. The generator is not
playing nice. (laughs) (toy squeaking) (customers talking) – We finally made it to the Big Tent. Well yeah, this is kind of the reason I drove almost straight through all the way from Tampa, Florida. (customers talking) – [Paul] The feet, legs, and back open up. (customers talking)
(upbeat music) – [Robert] So much stuff
here at the Big Tent at the Quartzsite, yeah this
is kind of what we’re wanting. We look at the mattresses,
if MCA has a booth. (customers talking)
(upbeat music) Very cool. (customers talking) Yeah we can replace the
dinette for one of these. (customers talking) Like Paul said. (customers talking) – [Salesman] I tell you
this is stainless steel. They do not rust. Hash browned potatoes, you can shred coconut, cheddar cheese. – Over here they have that. (customers talking) Check it out. Well you are using your
voice command, how fancy. (men laughing) – [Paul] I don’t have any hands left. – [Robert] I see, Paul has been shopping. – How are you. – [Paul] Oh paint, metallic paints. – [Robert] Oh for when I go to Amarillo to the Cadillac Ranch. – [Paul] Yeah exactly. They have all kind of stuff yeah. – [Robert] They’ve got all
kinds of stuff here Paul. – [Paul] Yes sir. Very much like a carnival. – [Robert] Yep, definitely,
it’s like the county fair. More solar stuff, everywhere. That’s Quartzsite. (motor rattling) Interesting, look beer, wine, and food. Well yeah, of course
you have to have a bar but in here they call it Adult
Day Care, how appropriate. (upbeat music) Yes, very lively. (customers talking)
(upbeat music) Okay, I’m going to some of these rigs but I think you’ve seen enough RVs from my time at RV shows videos. So if I find something
extremely interesting, I will walk inside but
otherwise, you seen all this. All these Solitudes. The Integra, yeah. (country music) That was a lot of fun hanging
out with Paul at the show. Next, I’m going to the
Quartzsite town park because fellow YouTubers Nathan, Marissa, and little Hensley of Less
Junk, More Journey fame are having a meet and greet in town. (upbeat music) But first, let me tell you
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famous Airstream of course. (dogs barking) And there’s a bunch of people over there already, so I think I’m late. (upbeat music) We’re out here with Nathan and Marissa, but they are of course overwhelmed with the numerous fans
that came to see them. So I only get a chance
to say hello briefly. (upbeat music) On the other hand there’s a bunch of other fellow YouTubers here, like for example Nomadic Native. Like me, he made a beeline
from Tampa to Quartzsite. Hey YouTubers meet up here. (everyone laughing) We’re crashing Nathan and Marissa’s party. This is also Mike from RandomBitsRV. – We’ve got RandomBitsRV
here with us as well. – Nomadic Native.
– Traveling Robert. – And also here Patrick, the Paddy Wagon. I’m telling you, we’re
having our own little meetup right here, you know like the kids in the back of the classroom. All of us YouTubers and some
viewers in common as well. (upbeat music)
(people laughing) All right, that was a selfie. Well here’s some extra video courtesy of Mike, RandomBitsRV. (upbeat music) – [Man] Yeah you wanna,
wanna face the sun? (upbeat music) – All right I think we are
going to take a picture, a picture here with
Less Junk, More Journey and that’s the famous
Airstream back there. (upbeat music)
(people talking) – [Man] I got a fancy full frame. – He’s looking for a plumb
with a bigger stance. After the picture we are going to get an Airstream tour as well. Mike, RandomBits get
the Karma up in the air to take some group shots as well. (upbeat music) There are also some professional photographers with very nice cameras. (upbeat music) We get in line to take a peek inside. Here we are, inside the Less
Junk, More Journey home. (upbeat music) I have to get me one of this. – Yes well we haven’t
grocery shopped in a week. So we’re down to a potato and two apples. – Hey great job, I remember all the work that went into this. – [Nathan] Yes, yes. – [Robert] It came out great. – [Nathan] It was a long couple of months. (upbeat music) – Of course, monkey see monkey do. So I decided to get my
drone up in the air as well. (upbeat music) Well while we are up here,
I might as well give you a 360 degree view of Quartzsite
and its surroundings. (upbeat music) Going back home, palm
trees and cacti and RVs should get us in most of Quartzsite. (upbeat music) I think I discovered a new better entrance to my campsite here at the Scaddan Wash. (upbeat music) ♪ Riding ♪ ♪ Riding in my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want ♪ (generator humming) Well yeah, I’m really
excited that I might have to run the generator here
for a couple of hours. (generator humming) Solar is not cutting it. Okay this is my view as I am editing videos here in the middle of the desert. (upbeat music) It is now that magic hour
at the end of the day right before sunset when the desert turns into this surreal colors. (relaxing music) (into upbeat music) The camera doesn’t
really do it justice but (generator humming) it’s amazing. (relaxing music) Well I’m having battery issues but I’m healthy, I’m free in my RV, I’m making a fried garbanzo,
fried garbanzo beans. And I’m gonna edit with battery power. By the way, the problem is my battery is down to 11.7 volts so yeah. I’ve been kind of reluctant
to run the generator at night but at some point I’m gonna have to do it. There are more UFOs, Chinese lanterns they are a thing here in Quartzsite. Well good morning form
Quartzsite, Arizona. As you can see I had to run the generator again,
my batteries are dead. And that’s the one thing about this trip. By the way, how do you like my cactus? This solo trip, besides
fulfilling my dream of driving cross country while
I’m still relatively young, it was also about, you know
testing the feasibility of traveling long term
with Minitini the trailer. And we are learning, learning lessons that you can only learn by
staying long term on the road. And the first lesson I’ve learned is like my power systems are totally inadequate. At least for something like this, like boondocking long term at a place. You know if I’m going to
be at an RV park it’s fine. But yeah my solar is
definitely not enough. Especially at this
latitude, because in Miami the sun is right up there,
you know high up in the sky. But here the sun never goes up that high, so my solar panel doesn’t charge as efficiently as it
does at lower latitudes. I’m in the south, imagine
if I ever go north. And the second, my battery is not enough. Like if I want to have the inverter, the computers, and everything
happening at the same time. The battery won’t last overnight so I definitely have to get
a better battery system. And if anybody knows if
somebody builds or sells a duo batter box for trailers, let me know because I haven’t been able to find them. So do comment below. I’m gonna go into town
now and see if I can find some kind of fast charger or something to revive my battery because
it went down to 11.5 volts last night and that’s no
good, even for an AGM. But isn’t this beautiful? I’m in the middle of the
desert, this is fantastic. The sunsets are amazing, oh my God. So guess what, I found
a shortcut out of here. (upbeat music) Well this is the new exit I found. I’m telling you in a few more days I’ll know this town like
the back of my hand. Meanwhile, let’s go to the Big Tent. (upbeat music) It is early so there is hardly anybody here and plenty of parking. (upbeat music) It’s right at opening time so. (upbeat music) Hmm, no one in here seems to have a stand alone charger for sale. The Adult Day Care bar is a little less crowded today,
though it is much earlier. We’ll come back here later. Adult Day Care. (laughs) What time do they open? It doesn’t say. (upbeat music) People here are not open yet. (upbeat music) Well I found my battery charger,
let’s see how this works. Here at the Tool Depot, very nice folks. So I got one thing out of the way. Since I’m here, might as
well you know look around, see what else they have here. This is like the flea market area. See me risk my life
here crossing the street because yesterday I saw this, not yesterday it was
the day before yesterday I arrived, I saw this
cinnamon rolls and hmm, $9 for a coffee and cinnamon
rolls, better be good. They got all kinds of stuff here. In this booth, they have all kinds of artistic stuff made out of junk. Oh by the way that cinnamon
roll was really good. I don’t know if it was worth five bucks, I mean it was nine bucks with coffee. I know, here in Quartzsite so, everything is a little more expensive here. Yeah a lot of the stuff is still closed. (upbeat music) Yeah, lots of cool stuff here. I’m gonna back to the
RV see if this works. (upbeat music) Cool car. Ooh they have a Phoenix Cruiser here. (customers talking) (upbeat music) Let’s see what a preowned
Phoenix Cruiser looks like. (upbeat music) Actually, it probably needs a little TLC but it’s only 40 grand, that’s not bad. Lots of fifth wheels out here. Heading back to my boondocking spot, I may or may not go back here. So let’s just walk through
that Big Tent one last time. (customers talking) Yeah, the Big Tent is really big. (customers talking) Well if this doesn’t solve my problems, I might have to buy a new
battery at some point. (customers talking) There’s some of my folks. (customers talking) Okay, saying goodbye to the Big Tent here at the Quartzsite RV show. (toys squeaking) Oh by the way, I don’t know if I told you, this is a free show here
in Quartzsite, Arizona. I still can’t believe I’m here. (upbeat music) Well here I am using my new charger in an attempt to revive the battery. (generator humming) Actually when you are
out here, the generator is not that loud at all, it’s pretty cool. There you see it. Yeah I decided to explore
on foot a little bit. (upbeat music) We are taking the 95 North
towards Parker, Arizona, another small town of
barely 3,000 inhabitants. Passing by all the BLM
land north of Quartzsite. (upbeat music) Now that I’m thinking, I
should have brought the drone. But you know what, I
wasn’t able to charge it. This battery problems that
I’ve been having tonight. I’m gonna make sure
everything is fully charged. ‘Cause tomorrow I think
we’re going to California. (upbeat music) This guy is really in a hurry, isn’t he. (upbeat music) In the past I would have
been more inpatient but, oh my God did you see that? Now I understand why the RVs going slightly below the speed limit. ‘Cause that’s an accident waiting to happen right there, oh God. Everybody seems to be in such a hurry. Well I’m not. (upbeat music) Well anyways, tomorrow we
are going to California, but today, today we are going to the Nellie E Saloon, also
known as the Desert Bar. (upbeat music) Here we are. Can you tell we are
right next to California? (upbeat music) Here’s the very RV friendly
Walmart Super Center. It says 24 minutes for eight
and a half miles, 8.9 miles. So, you know it’s gonna be a rough road. (upbeat music) Well we’re about to take
the Billy Mack Mine Road. We’ll see how it goes. – [GPS] In half a mile turn
right onto Billy Mack Mine Road. (blinker ticking) – Let’s see how it goes, how this goes. (blinker ticking) Primitive road, caution,
use at your own risk. This surface is not regularly maintained. Actually you know what I’m gonna do. I’m going to change batteries. (upbeat music) Well as the warning said, this road is not for the faint of heart. For the next five miles, we’ll be going at an excruciating slow
10 to 15 miles per hour. Which makes the painful
drive almost half an hour. I mean you really have to be in the mood for a drink to make this trek right? Some people advised against doing this and some even said that a four wheel drive vehicle was required. It is certainly the worst road conditions I’ve ever put old Kia
on but I am confident we will be successful in the end. (dramatic music) Hmm, it looks like the
black sedan gave up. (dramatic music) Hmm, traffic jam, also
lots of people on ATVs. (dramatic music) Another one that gave up. (dramatic music) And another one. (dramatic music) My only worry actually is that my tires are a little old and
worn out and they don’t have as much traction as they used to. (dramatic music) Well that is by far the roughest road I’ve ever taken in the old
Kia, in her 14 years of life. You really got to be desperate for a drink to come here but I hope it’s worth it. There it is, the famous Desert Bar. So let’s go see what
all the fuss is about. At least from far away, it looks like the place is happening. (upbeat music) Well they’ve got live music. So back in 1975, this guy
Ken acquired this land that used to be a mining camp. And in 1983 the Deseret Bar was born in a very small three wall structure. Check out the church, made of solid steel, completed in 1996. (upbeat music) Okay let’s do what we came here to do. Although I wouldn’t drink too much if we got to tackle that
road after. (laughs) Apparently the bar is run
entirely using solar power, with batteries and inverters and the water comes from the well, also solar powered. This covered bridge here we’re walking on, was completed in 1991. Ken has been this empire little by little throughout the 80s and the 90s. And the band rocks. ♪ You’ve got a song, I won’t back down ♪ (bar patrons talking) – They recycle, good. Let’s get a drink. (upbeat music) ♪ All you want to do
is ride around Sally ♪ ♪ Ride, Sally ride ♪ ♪ I said all you want to
do is ride around Sally ♪ ♪ Ride, Sally ride ♪ ♪ All you want to do ♪ (audience clapping) (bar patrons talking) – Looks like the bar in here. (bar patrons talking) Oh well I was tempted. (bar patrons talking)
(upbeat music) – [Man] His house is right over here, there’s a whole back to his house. (bar patrons talking)
(upbeat music) – The beer selection is
not that great, but hey we’re in the middle of the desert here. (upbeat music)
(bar patrons talking) ♪ When I call ♪ ♪ Just why, when I call ♪ – [Robert] This is super multi level. There’s an upper level up here. (bar patrons talking) So what do you guys think? Yeah, right, keep going up. Let’s see what’s up here. (upbeat music) (bar patrons talking)
(upbeat music) Well up here all there is, is the view. A commanding view. As I used to say when I
channeled Rick Steves. – [Lady] And three. Two.
(wind blowing) And say cheese. (wind blowing) I don’t know how to reverse. One, two, three. – [Robert] Oh, what goes
up must go back down. I’m going back down and enjoying my beer. Maybe I should have brought
my hiking shoes too. (lady yelling) (wind blowing) (upbeat music)
(bar patrons talking) The tall structures are
apparently cooling towers. Yeah, it can get pretty hot out here. In fact the bar only opens
October through March. (upbeat music) There’s old Kia by the parking lot. (upbeat music) And here’s an antique car, probably just a prop, and the view from backstage. ♪ I’ll think of a song ♪ ♪ If you wanna ball ♪ ♪ Show you want to ♪ (upbeat music) – [Robert] Here’s the menu by the bar. Basically burgers and hot dogs. (upbeat music) ♪ What I like about you ♪ ♪ You hold me tight ♪ – I do wonder why they say
absolutely no cheese, ever. I actually happen to
like cheese in my burger. (upbeat music) And when was the last time you
got to pee with a view, huh? There’s also a Nico’s Grill, apparently another restaurant. (upbeat music) Well, there is time to go. (bar patrons talking) I thought this was a cool
place, very interesting. The Desert Bar, oh there’s Nico’s, they have a food truck down there. I didn’t realize that, okay cool. (bar patrons talking) Now we have to tackle that road again. Good let’s check this out. At the beginning I didn’t realize this was actually a church. It kind of looks the
part but it is so small. By the way, there are no services but all religions are welcome. Also apparently these are
the names of the people who donated money to build the church. (bar patrons talking) All right, there are lots of ATVs here but as you saw, that
rode is made for ATVs. Yeah one of these would be
great to tackle that road. Although Kia performed admirably. Knock on wood, we still have to go back. (upbeat music) Oh don’t worry, I will not make you watch the whole trip back. Although I might make a
separate video just for that. I suffice to say we’ve
made it back in one piece. (upbeat music) There’s a lake down there. (upbeat music) Well that’s the Colorado River, California on the other side. And there’s the Blue Water
Casino as we approach Parker. Oh by the way at The
Desert Bar, there’s no cell phone signal and they
do not take credit cards so be prepared for a voyage
back in time in that sense. The prices however are very much 2018, which is expected given
the remote location. Fellow YouTubers and new
friends, Mike and Patrick are having a camp fire so I’m on my way to their campsite at the
BLM just north of town. It’s gotta be around here. Yep that’s them on the
left on the golf cart. I’m gonna have to make a u-turn, great. (laughs) I was going to fast. – [Man] What’s that? – [Robert] I was going to fast. (laughs) – [Man] You’re good,
good to see you partner. – [Robert] Good to see you too. – [Man] We’re waiting, RVFreeDa is gonna be over here with us. – [Robert] All right. – [Man] And we’re recording it. – [Robert] Great. – [Man] Good to see you man,
thanks for coming out tonight. – [Man] She’s out here close so we’re gonna take you both back. – [Robert] All right perfect, let me just pull over here to the side. Here we are caravaning
towards Mike’s site here. It’s going to be another
great desert sunset. One of the greatest things
about coming to Quartzsite, it’s all the like minded
people you get to meet. (friends laughing and talking) – [Lady] You get a fire log
that’s got fire starter. – [Robert] Well who we got there? We have RandomBitsRV, the Paddy Wagon, and RVFreeDa. – RVFreeDa.
– RVFreeDa. – Yeah, it’s the kind of
torch that I use, a big torch. – [Lady] It started. – [RVFreeDa] I was gonna do all that and I just bought fire starters. – [Lady] Yes. – [Robert] But those mountains
right there, that’s perfect. – [Lady] Exactly. – [Man] Why don’t I film,
that’s an awesome look. – [Lady] Yeah look on here. – [Man] That’s a raging fire. – That’s not juniper wood is it? I got juniper wood last night. Because that’s a nasty. – [Robert] We’re getting
burgers and hot dogs. – [Man] Once it gets dark it’s dark Mike. – [Mike] Hold on. (jazz music) – [Robert] Well good morning one last time from Quartzsite, Arizona. I just can’t get over it, this sunrise. It’s so, so magical. But we stand to move on, if I ever want to make it back to
Florida, check it out. The sun’s about to come out. Well I’ve got some trash
I need to get rid of. It is morning in Quartzsite. And that’s what I’m looking for. The refuse transfer station. This is where you dump the
trash here at Quartzsite. (machines whirring) Let’s continue. (upbeat music) Well, let’s put the GoPro up on the roof. (upbeat music) Make sure we are all
buttoned up and off we go. ♪ Riding, riding in my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free in my RV yeah ♪ ♪ I’m riding ♪ Yep, this is the shortcut
I found the other day. ♪ I’m riding in my RV, my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free in my RV ♪
Well you know at some point I had to fly the drone back right. – [GPS] In 1,000 feet turn right onto– – [Robert] There’s one last thing I want to do here in Quartzsite. Well this is the Hi Jolly Cemetery. This is what as referred to as The Shrine. Well as the story goes, Hi Jolly came from Syria along with 70
camels that they brought to transport troops during the Civil War. And when he died, the locals
built him this pyramid out of petrified wood and
quartz, his final resting place. Now we go south, Yuma awaits. The Pilot gas station here in Quartzsite is always packed, so I’m
going to the next one to top off and now we go, for real. ♪ Riding, riding in my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free in my RV yeah ♪ ♪ I’m riding, riding, riding ♪ ♪ I’m riding in my RV, my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free in my RV yeah ♪ Check out the entrance to the Yuma Proving Ground here to the right. (upbeat music) And the famous Bridge To Nowhere. And did anybody notice we are
not in the desert anymore. All of a sudden we’ve got once again that California feel with
all the tall palm trees. (upbeat music) Well, we’ve made it to Yuma, and one of the reasons
I wanted to come here is this gas station that
has a free dump station. (upbeat music) Here’s how it works. You leave your ID at the office and they give you the
key to the dump station. You do your business, return
the key, and off you go. And next, the idea is to
go to the Paradise Casino, which is right next to
the California border and supposedly has this
huge RV parking lot. (upbeat music) Here we are, crossing the Colorado River, straddling the state line, the Mission Purísima Concepción, the Church
On The Hill, right there. (upbeat music) ♪ I’m (recording scratching) ♪ RV lot closed. ♪ Riding in my RV ♪ I guess we’ll have to go somewhere else. ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free in my RV ♪ By the way, according the the GPS, I am now in California,
although I never saw the sign. And apparently I am because
there is an inspection station. ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ Well they took my lemons
at the inspection station. Apparently no citrus can
come into California. Amazing, it’s the only
state with a border. Yeah I was under the
obviously wrong impression that we all the same country here, but no, God forbid my Florida lemons
come with me to California. I hope at least they make some lemonade for the border patrol,
otherwise it will be a waste of a perfectly good fruit. Anyways, rant over. Here to the right, we have this place called the Center Of The World. And they want $3, sorry
California already took my lemons. Another time perhaps. (upbeat music) Casual recreational lands. It says permit required,
it must be this place. I wonder if it’s too late to get a permit. We’ll see. ♪ I’m riding, riding in my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free in my RV ♪ Well this is where I’m going
to stay in this BLM land, right off Ogilby Road here in California. This looks like a nice place. Well this is where we are
going to stay tonight. Very windy here but I’m still
gonna fly the drone, watch me. ♪ Riding in my RV, my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free in my RV ♪ ♪ Yeah riding, riding, riding ♪ ♪ Riding in my RV, my RV ♪ ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ ♪ Because I’m free ♪ Coming up on the next
video, we are going to visit the Imperial Sand Dunes, Slab
City, and the Saltan Sea. ♪ Wherever I want to be ♪ If you have enjoyed traveling with us, then make sure you are subscribed and check out my other videos. Also share it with your friends, spread the word, and leave me a comment. Now if you really, really liked it, you have a chance to show your support at patreon.com/travelingrobert. As always, thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you on the road. ♪ I’m riding ♪

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  1. I guess Deb and I will make the trip in a couple of years. Prob 2020. We’ll have a little bigger RV. Good video. We both watched it. Tks.

  2. Hi, Robert 👍🏻👊🏻 Awesome traveling adventure from Quartzsite Arizona, beautiful scenery and amazing views. Thanks for sharing, enjoy and have a Blessed Sunday, be safe !!!! Danny

  3. One of your most informative videos to date. Certainly an interesting place but one that I would personally pass by. That was one long, dirt road for a Bud Light (!!!!). I agree with Ray … would visit the National Parks instead. Super video Robert, thanks.

  4. Robert I used a golf cart battery box and used two golf cart 6 volt batteries. Much better than the one 12v battery.

  5. Hi Robert. Thanks for your Many Awesome videos. I just subscribed when I noticed I had not done that yet. LOL. I would like to know what camera you were using as a dash cam (I think) when you were filming the drive out to the Desert Bar??? I was amazed at how steady the video was even though the road was nasty. Very, very rough road and yet the camera seamed to do an awesome job of image stabilization, Wow!!! Was all camera or did you do something else for that in Editing??? Thanks again, Love your videos. 🙂

  6. HEY 6:28 Cafe Bustelo I thought you like Pilon we drink Bustelo here but I want to try Pilon and make Cuban Cafesito. Which one you like better ?

  7. Hey my favorite RV'ers / Youtubers united 9:09 how awesome is that ? In the back there is Kevin AKA ZZTOP. He's hilarious. Whip out your whistle Kevin.

  8. 50:30 Awesome editing and drone footage. Sorry for so many comments. I get so involved I just love it ! 🙂

  9. when I last lived on the road I used to spend my winters in a place called Bouse…on the way to Parker…so this is like old home day for me…love it

  10. The bar that had no cheese, it could be a Jewish thing. Kosher law has rules about meat and dairy products not mixing. Maybe ask some of your Jewish friends in Miami about it.

  11. Robert, that was really a great video! You showed a much different aspect of Quartzsite than everyone else in the RV youTuber group was doing. It kind of reminded me of a Mad Max movie set or something! Very cool and dramatic. forturnately unlike Mad Max the party'ers were all friendly. I like when you present views of the more edgy and different aspects of all these popular travel locations. Now I want to go to Quartzsite really soon and check it out myself. The previous videos about Quartzsite didn't really inspire me very much. Keep up the good work. I'm your neighbor down here in Fort Lauderdale area if you ever want to hit World of Beers for some beer rounds.

  12. Hey Robert, Neal from Miami here. I installed a metal storage box that Harbor Freight sells that fits in the front of the trailer. I have one battery now and a 100 watt panel, but there is room for me to upgrade to a second battery. The Item#66244 is $89.99.

  13. Outstanding coverage of your biggest and longest trip ever. You deserve two thumbs and five stars for this vid… Thank you

  14. Enjoying your videos Do you do voice-over commercials? Thought I recognized your voice on a Galbani commercial today. 🙂

  15. Oh me Robert, your theme song is in my head every day. "I'm free in my RV, right next to big saguaro cactus tree… Oh yeah… sing it brother…"

  16. Hello Mi pana Robert, Second day of spring and it's snowing here in NYC man ! It's ok I find it beautiful from my window 🙂

  17. Robert, awesome video. Thank you for the shoutout and sharing Dawn and I with your audience. Mike from RandomBitsRV

  18. Robert I too have a small trailer with one battery and it seems that when I boondock my battery is dead in the morning after only one nite. It's only the fridge running, some times the heater. I'm looking into adding another battery or at least upgrading to a longer lasting one. I stay at parks with hook-ups mostly because I don't have the battery to stay boon docking more than one night. I do have a Honda 3000 generator that is super quiet and dependable that helps me stay longer but I don't want to rely on the generator. I don't run my two way fridge while driving so I have to turn on the fridge whenever I stop for gas or to take a break. I don't know why they stopped putting 3-way fridges in RVs. Anyway if I find a solution to the battery problem I will pass it along.

  19. Hi Robert: When I was 11, we lived in Quartzsite in the summer of 1960. Then it was a 2 pump gas station and a general store/bar, we were about two blocks from the general store (which is still there). There were only about 30 people living around there. My dad got a job as a mechanic working on the NEW interstate I-10. We lived in a 150 sq ft 3 room shack with LOTS of scorpions in the front yard.

    I and a neighbor friend-girl (her dad was a California Border Guard) would get a couple of sodas, some candy and go walking off into the desert and be gone for hours, never thinking about the real danger that was hidden among those bushes. We didn't have air conditioning and it didn't matter. We walked thru the Hi-Jolly Cemetary and Joseph's Cabin (which was just a mess of rocks on top of each other) and would sit under a tall cactus during the hottest part of the afternoon.

    We loved the hot desert fresh air. We left Quartzsite after my dad was transferred to a town 60 miles away called EAGLE MOUNTAIN. It was own and operated by Kaiser Steel Corp. We LOVED it! I have been back several times since those days and am always surprised to see all the changes in the town. One time in the early 2000's I tried for the job of Mayor, but didn't get the position. ALMOST got it! lol … We still love the "Q"

  20. Yeah no citrus can come in because of the terrible problems with fruit flies over the years. ; (

  21. install a group 31 marine deep cycle battery.it will last hours longer than the group 24 size it maybe came with.

  22. Florida has a "border" for citrus, too. Actually, they all have. They all deal with viruses and cankers and all kinds of weird things that hurt agriculture. They don't want to spread what the other guys have to their state.

  23. Just found your channel. 1st video of many I need to catch up on. Really impressed with the quality, time & effort dedicated to your videos. And I can't forget the sexy voice as a bonus 😜..

  24. Wow…you put a lot of time in this one…thanks…..I was there, probably drove right by your camper a few times, judging from where you were in Scaddan Wash. I think if you had a portable panel that you could use to track the sun, you might have had enough solar power. Shhh….dont tell anyone, but the 'sky lanterns' are really flying chupacabras… lol

  25. ,,Great Trip, I am from Germany and we drove many times thru Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico , Utah,it wars so super.Great Video from you, Thanks

  26. This is the first time I've vicariously seen Quartzsite, I mean, r-e-a-l-l-y seen it. Excellent video.. I've been wondering what brand battery charger you bought & has it done it's job to your satisfaction?

  27. Looks like you're saving the BEST for LAST; I'm talking about traveling into the great Northwest part of America; The Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah. Trust me, when I say, Idaho is the best kept secret for places to visit. Idaho & Wyoming…..you've gotta visit Devils Tower & take the 1.1 mile hike around the permiter.
    You haven't lived until you've visited the Bristlecone Pine forest @10,000' near Baker, Nevada.
    And if you visit Area 51 in Nevada, you may be abducted.

    Those MicroFiber Towels; I can't find them, can you give me a link, I wanna buy some?

  28. Hey Robert, Yes, they make dual battery boxes for trailers, here is one from Amazon… a bit pricey, but you can properly lock your batteries up and worry less about them being stolen… https://www.amazon.com/RV-Battery-Lock-Box-plate-Gloss/dp/B01B8LPJJ6/ref=pd_sbs_263_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01B8LPJJ6&pd_rd_r=168a9a9c-c70b-11e8-8240-09e7ef638db6&pd_rd_w=xwSeV&pd_rd_wg=fLKGR&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=53dead45-2b3d-4b73-bafb-fe26a7f14aac&pf_rd_r=MRC878YTKP7Y5RT6D8RZ&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=MRC878YTKP7Y5RT6D8RZ

  29. Love seeing you in that Cedar Point hoodie.
    I'm a bit of a coaster fanatic and live one hour away in Cleveland.
    Would love to ride the new ones with you one day!
    Awesome videos as always, your vids are my Netflix series!

  30. Yur at a RV flea market a place U should ask question about your power issue, upgrade your solar system panels?

  31. At first, I was not sure about Robert's content or presentation, but I have now become accustomed to him, and now he is like an old friend; I really enjoy his documentaries. Thank you, Robert.

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