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RE: ? Power Cord Protective Cap

I never drag my plug end. I always carry it to the TT and then push the cord back in.
BarabooBob 11/12/19 03:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Usage

Don't get caught dumping any grey water on the ground in a National Park. Yellowstone and Glacier will escort you out for that because greywater attracts bears. As their posters say--"A fed bear, is a dead bear." Even Badlands NP does not allow dumping dishwater on the ground.
BarabooBob 11/10/19 11:19am RV Lifestyle
RE: Sticker shock

I gladly take my F150 to the local Ford dealership. They properly service my truck and get it back to me when promised. They are not the cheapest here in town, but, I had problems with a couple of other shops getting the work done. One other shop had one of my vehicles for 3 weeks because they kept doing other jobs while my truck sat on the lift. The Ford shop gets my work done and the vehicle back to me asap. They beat all of the other tires shops when I needed new tires. Great service.
BarabooBob 11/09/19 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

Last summer we experienced two cases of absolutely terrible driving. The first was were a driver kept speeding up then slowing down to block me from merging. The other was a person driving a very large (3 axle) fifth wheel on a one ton dually blowing by everyone doing at lease 75 in the fast lane when we had a 40 mph wind quartering us from the front. I told my wife that we would probably see him again. Up ahead we came to a traffic slowdown/(stop and go) that lasted about a half hour. That 5th wheel/truck unit was in the ditch and looked like a bomb went off in it. Unfortunately both people in the truck died. So, it is not always "the other guys" that cause problems.
BarabooBob 11/08/19 02:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brake light/ turn signal

Do yourself a favor. Run new wires and change your camper lights to LED fixtures. The total bill if you do it yourself can be as little as $60. I personally solder all of my connections and use heat shrink tubing to seal everything up.
BarabooBob 11/06/19 03:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Horrible Good Sams/ Bank of the West Financing

When I was shopping for my TT last summer, I found one that I liked at CW. The salesperson and I were talking about the pending purchase and she started her pitch for all of the add ons. $200 for a battery and box. $100 for a full 20 pound lp tank. $1500 delivery and prep charge. I was ready to walk when she dropped the next on on me-$1500 extra if I did not finance with them. I was gone pretty fast after all of this. I found a TT better suited for our type of camping and paid the price that was on a sheet taped to the table in the TT. No anything added except taxes and title transfer state charge
BarabooBob 11/06/19 03:01pm Good Sam Club
RE: South Dakota, July 2020

Several of the campgrounds at Custer State Park have electric hookups. Badlands NP has a few electric sites that can be reserved. Look around and get ready to make your reservations soon if you want electric hookups.
BarabooBob 11/04/19 03:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Local news story made me chuckle (stolen? dog)

The lab mix (Tanner)that currently lives with us was a rescue from Kentucky. When the shelter got him, he needed over 100 stitches to his front legs and snout. Someone must have used him as fighting bait and dumped him when he got tore up. Tanner loves people but it is not safe to have him around other dogs. He goes crazy and tries to attack them. We solve this by keeping him away from the other dogs. He is a sweet dog except for that problem.
BarabooBob 11/04/19 12:17pm RV Pet Stop
RE: South Dakota, July 2020

I would stop at Devils Tower on the way to the area and spend the night there, it is on the way. I prefer National Forest or state park campgrounds so there are many in the area. I prefer to stay at Horse Thief Lake Campground just south of Rushmore. I would include either Wind Cave or Jewel Cave, Mt Rushmore, Needles Highway and the wildlife loop in Custer State Park, Highway A from Custer State Park to Keystone (this road has some great scenery and some unique pigtail bridges and tunnels that if traveling north-frame Mt Rushmore as you drive through them, great photo op) After spending your time in the Black Hills, spend 2 days at the Badlands and do some hiking, sight seeing, climbing carefully in the park. See the Minuteman Missile site, and Wall Drug on the way out. I would also stop at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base just east of Rapid City on the way through. 16 days would be about perfect for this trip. I do the same type of trip from Wisconsin every couple of years. Next time I go I will be hiking to the top of Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak) and riding my bicycle on the Michelson bike trail. That may add to much for your 16 day time limit.
BarabooBob 11/04/19 07:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Replacing Horn

I would definitely install a relay to avoid frying your horn button on the steering wheel. Relays only cost a couple of bucks, are easy to install and pretty much fool-proof. I added a much louder horn from a Chevy Kodiak and I am sure that it draws more power than the original circuit could handle. Even on my Goldwing, my replacement horn fried my fuse so it has its own relay.
BarabooBob 11/03/19 05:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mysteries of RV design

I have added 5 12 volt outlets to my TT. One right next to the door mounted through the side of a cabinet, one above each seat of the dinette, and one in each of the outside access doors. They really come in handy for charging phones, plugging in my 12 volt compressor, etc.
BarabooBob 11/03/19 10:06am General RVing Issues
RE: That time of year

I have winterized but will be using my TT for dry camping during deer hunting season the last week of November. I set the heat at the lowest setting (52 degrees) and stay warm in my sleeping bag. I will have 3 of my thirty something daughters with me. Our biggest problem is condensation on the walls and windows, even with a window cracked open. No electricity other than my batteries which I keep charged using solar, unless it is cloudy then I break out the generator.
BarabooBob 11/02/19 05:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane winterizing

I leave my tanks in place and hooked up. I do turn them off unless I am going to sit in the camper for some alone time. When all 4 daughters come to visit it is sometimes nice to turn on the lp and heat to get away from all of that estrogen. Just saying, a guy has to be a guy.
BarabooBob 11/02/19 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Pig tail propane tank connector hoses.

I have replaced both of my LP hoses this year also. When not in use, I turn the tanks off and check them when I turn them on. I will be interested to see if anyone finds hoses that don't leak.
BarabooBob 10/30/19 03:15am Travel Trailers
RE: How many of you winter camp? Suggestions for winter camping?

I live near Baraboo, Wisconsin. I use my TT for deer hunting. 3 of my daughters camp with me. We do not use the water system in the TT because the TT is not built for winter camping. Will you have power where you are staying because the furnace will drain a battery overnight if it gets seriously cold. I recharge during the day with my generator for the next night. I keep the thermostat at about 45 to help the battery last the night. Someone mentioned condensation. It is definitely a problem with 4 people and the thermostat set low.
BarabooBob 10/28/19 06:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: What were they thinking?

I shop Craigslist almost every day and end up flagging at least 4 or 5 very cheap RV's every week. I bet that almost every city has the same problem.
BarabooBob 10/27/19 06:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: manual

Even if you do find a manual, you will find that it isn't worth the paper it is printed on. You will probably not find a schematic.
BarabooBob 10/27/19 06:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

I can keep every "CRITICAL" circuit powered by my 2000i generator. With careful power management, I can have my refrigerator, freezer, furnace, a few lights, and my television run, just not at the same time. My house is equiped with a transfer switch and I can turn circuits off and on to rotate the load to keep everything cold for a very long time. I don't NEED air conditioning when the gen is running. By the way, I have a 8500 watt gen in the garage but it uses to much gasoline for an extended outage. That gets used to run construction sites before the power is hooked up.
BarabooBob 10/26/19 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carport

I put up a 20' x 24' Versa Tube structure. I added 2 ft to the height and added side sheeting all the way to the ground. I can keep my TT and sailboat in it without being crowded. The carport is considered a temporary building by the tax man because it is not on a concrete slab. It also is behind my 28' x 40' stick built garage. In our neighborhood, people don't complain about what the neighbors do, mainly because of the size of the lots and all of the trees. I can barely see my neighbors house.
BarabooBob 10/23/19 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Camping etiquette

I looked at the web site for Allentown KOA and it looks like almost every KOA. It is basically a parking lot with trees, a pool, laundry and store. We just completed a month long trip through thee Rockies. Even the National Parks have sites pretty close together because they need to get as many people as possible in the campgrounds to try to meet demand. The only way to get a huge private site is to try true boondocking. We stayed at a National Grassland and were the only campers for 10 miles (we think.)
BarabooBob 10/21/19 07:35am General RVing Issues
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