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RE: yellow stone np

If you are going to be taking your trip this year you need to know that the Fishing Bridge RV campground is closed for all of 2019.
BarabooBob 07/19/19 08:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Stoped routine

I was in Oregon a couple of years ago and was really surprised at the full service only. Is this to provide jobs for people or is it some sort of safety concern? I almost got knocked over when I pulled into the station and got out to pump my gas. The gas pumper was yelling at me that he and I could both be arrested for me pumping my own gas.
BarabooBob 07/19/19 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Propulsion Reality Check

A hydrogen cell vehicle is not a battery powered vehicle. It does not require recharging, it requires refueling. Not the same thing. People that claim electric vehicles and fuel cells don't pollute are fooling themselves. Electricity has to be produced somehow. Hydrogen does not get pumped out of a hydrogen lake, it is produced by using electricity, the electricity is probably generated by burning fossil fuels.
BarabooBob 07/18/19 08:17pm Tech Issues
RE: private land camping questions, cell booster suggestions

I live in Sauk County in Wisconsin. 5 years ago, Sauk County passed a rule that changed how owners can use their property. If you own land without a house on it, you have to pay $20 per night to camp on your own property. A friend and his family has been camping on family land for years, when the rule went into effect, they were informed that they now had to pay. So much for being able to do whatever you want with your own property. This includes staying overnight in a tent during deer season.
BarabooBob 07/18/19 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

I just had my timing chain on my 2011 F150 3.5EB done. I currently have 167,000 miles on it and I am leaving on a 7000 miles trip through the Rockies pulling my TT next month. The truck pulls my trailer or my wood hauler great. The truck still gets 22 mpg on the highway and 11.5 mpg pulling the TT. I plan on driving it for another 5 years at least.
BarabooBob 07/18/19 06:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: do you buy the replacement ins on your tires

Paying $80 for a replacement warranty? What are you paying for your tires? If you are paying 50% for the warranty my have to have at least a 50% failure rate to break even. I pay $20 for a road hazard/mileage warranty at my local shop and rarely have to use it, maybe 3 times in 20 years.
BarabooBob 07/18/19 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Propulsion Reality Check

I am in the middle of nowhere too often to rely on electric vehicles at this point. Maybe when there are multiple charging stations in every town that can charge my batteries in 10 minutes I will be interested. I don't think I will live that long.
BarabooBob 07/18/19 07:01am Tech Issues
RE: LED light bulbs not working when installed in slideout

My daughter's popup lights were reversed and she could not get the leds that I gave there working. I explained it to her and she is super happy with her new fixtures.
BarabooBob 07/18/19 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stoped routine

I work part time at a busy convenience store (to stay out of the wife's hair.) We have 28 gas pumps, only 4 of them are suitable for a truck pulling a trailer or a large motorhome. The parking lot is not big enough for those units to park ANYWHERE except at the pumps. The problem comes when it is time for the units to leave and the idiots in cars, motorcycles, and non-towing trucks will not give the large units room to get out. I have had to go outside to direct traffic to get the MH's or TT off the lot. When someone comes in and asks where they can park after filling up, we tell them to stay at the pump until they are done inside. they usually leave in 10 minutes anyway.
BarabooBob 07/16/19 08:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Overhang

We have a WI state park called Wildcat Mtn State Park near the town of Ontario. The entrance road leading into the park is very steep. Vehicles with a long overhang must enter the road from the east because if they come from the west the vehicle will dig huge ruts in the blacktop. I have seen long motorhomes stuck there waiting for a tow truck to get them either in or out. The entrance road has huge grooves in it that are dangerous for motorcycles. My Toyota MH would not make the entrance from the west.
BarabooBob 07/16/19 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: yellow stone np

If you can drive in the mountains I would suggest the northeast entrance. The Beartooth Highway has some of the best scenery in the country. The road has steep grades and tight corners but it is worth the view. Neither my MH nor my truck/TT jumped off the edge just because it was a long/steep dropoff. I is slow going because you will be stopping often at the pullouts to view greatness.
BarabooBob 07/15/19 04:32am Roads and Routes
RE: This is why we can't have nice things.

bgum-I agree with you. Get lost in the wilderness, pay for rescue. Need rescue from a river, pay for the rescue. There are insurance companies that sell coverage for these costs. Buy the coverage or dig in your wallet to come up with the cash. If I am traveling off road and need assistance, I pay for it.
BarabooBob 07/14/19 04:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naps

While driving, I have been known to pull into a rest area and catch 30 winks. My dog tells me that you should never miss the opportunity to take a nap. He sure is a smart dog.
BarabooBob 07/13/19 07:03pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Hermosa, SD to Cody WY

I have traveled all of the routes that you listed. The easiest would be to to take 16 and go through Worland. All of the roads are very scenic The most difficult would be to go through the middle of the Bighorns on 14A. It is beautiful, but for some people a little too much STEEP and TWISTED.
BarabooBob 07/13/19 06:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bluegrass PArkway

The Blueridge is a great road. The scenery is fantastic. However, you may have problems finding parking for your rig at some of the attractions. When I travel the parkway, I expect to average about 25 mph for the day. We do many stops and get out to see just about everything. We never get far in a day.
BarabooBob 07/13/19 09:07am Roads and Routes

Tech support is out trying out their new RV. Leave them alone and tel them enjoy themselves while they take their extended vacation.
BarabooBob 07/13/19 08:59am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Swapping mirrors

I helped a friend change his mirrors on a Ram 1500 to towing mirrors. He got them on eBay for about $160 with free shipping for the pair. It took us about one hour including getting the tools out and putting them away.
BarabooBob 07/12/19 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacement compartment latch / rekey? Items stolen?

Locks keep honest people honest The crooks will get in no matter what lock you put on it. My brother and I met at a public beach a couple of years ago. When we left the vehicles, he asked if I was going to lock my doors. I told him that I don't have anything in the truck that anyone would want. He locked his. When we came back a couple of hours later, his window was broken and they took a bunch of stuff from his glove box. My truck was untouched.
BarabooBob 07/11/19 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Travel to the USA

Going north we have been detained and our vehicle searched. We were driving an older Toyota based Damon and I think we were being profiled as "people of interest." When going through with our newer F150 pulling a new TT, we had a totally different experience. The tires barely stopped turning and we were told to move on. It does seem to make a difference. Headed back into the US, we have never done more than answer a few questions.
BarabooBob 07/11/19 10:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

I will not rely on another person's judgement to tell me when it is safe to pass. I will continue to drive what I consider a safe speed. I usually avoid Interstate Highways and stick to US and state highways. I drive about 55 when the speed limit is 55 and 60 when it is higher. If I have to be on the I, I speed up to 65. Pay attention to the traffic up ahead and anticipate when you need to pass. There is a passing lane on the I for a reason, so use it.
BarabooBob 07/10/19 05:25pm General RVing Issues
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