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RE: Battery over charging

I got rid of my WFCO because it would not go into bulk charging mode no matter how low the battery got. I installed a Progressive Dynamics unit and am very happy. My TT stays plugged in unless we are on the road. The battery is still in good shape at 2 1/2 years. Time will tell. My old class C had the same problem and I put in a Progressive Dynamics converter but left the power distribution center in tact. That was an easy job of removing 2 wires from the old unit and hooking them up to the new. The breakers all stayed in place.
BarabooBob 10/27/20 05:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rapid City, SD area RV park

I have stayed at Kris' Campground just outside of Spearfish is nice. They have some sites with full hookup, some basic and cabins for rent. They owners are very nice and the property has always been clean and well maintained.
BarabooBob 10/26/20 05:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Found a unicorn

I am looking for one of those myself. My 2011 has pretty much the same configuration (6 speed not 10) but is currently has 205,000 miles on it. Some of the numbers may be different 10 years ago. I guess I will keep driving this one. I know that I do not need that much truck for my 3500 lb TT but I sometimes pull heavier stuff and like having the cushion.
BarabooBob 10/25/20 05:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Etiquette and Courtesy for Tourists & Visitors

I shared a campsite with a couple of young German women many years ago. We talked for hours around the campfire. The campground was full so I asked them to join me. They had many questions about what it was like to ride motorcycle all over the US. I had an equal number of questions about their experiences traveling around the US and life in Germany. It was a great evening.
BarabooBob 10/21/20 05:40pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Hard to find a full-time spot

Wisconsin Dells recently changed their regulations so now people that are members of a camping resort with membership privileges but pay per use are restricted to 6 months a year. There are several locations with deeded lot and you can stay there full time. To use these sites, you have to have a park model and you are taxed accordingly. No "down the highway" campers of any kind are allowed on the property even overnight.
BarabooBob 10/19/20 03:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV dump station Fee - pay if only getting fresh water ?

Here in Baraboo, WI we have 2 free dump/fresh water sites. One private and one public. The private site is at a gas station/grocery store and they say that as long as you make a purchase (gas, groceries, or anything) it is free. The public dump is at the sewage treatment plant and has a sign that it is there as a service to locals and travelers. This is a tourist area with heavy traffic. We love it when people come and visit and leave a lot of money.
BarabooBob 10/19/20 03:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

sorry, double post
BarabooBob 10/19/20 12:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

I have CIPA brand slip on mirrors from etrailer. They fit well, give a good view, look good and do not display any vibration while underway. I have recommended them to others but I don't know if they will be long enough for an 8.5' trailer.
BarabooBob 10/19/20 12:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: Help why is my battery terminal corroded and sparking?

Unless you have a battery disconnect switch that is turned off or have the battery fuse in the converter removed, you almost always have a circuit wanting power. On my TT, things that are always drawing power are the CO detector and the radio (even when turned off) When you attach the battery cable, there will be a spark as the circuit is completed for these items.
BarabooBob 10/14/20 07:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Best portable generators advise I have seen for years

For some reason, people think that it is safe to operate gas powered equipment in an enclosed or protected area. Whenever we are running ANY gas equipment, it is in the open, downwind of any people, animals, or buildings. I am installing a portable building on my property. The first thing that I will be doing, is installing a battery powered carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector. I already bought those alarms. This will be done before the truck leaves after delivery. Over 500 people a year go to the hospital in WI because of CO poisoning. CO can be the result of generators, or any heating equipment.
BarabooBob 10/10/20 04:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Wood question

The old pressure treated lumber did contain arsenic. If you burn it, do so on a windy day and stay out of the smoke. Better yet, don't burn it.
BarabooBob 10/10/20 03:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Where do I Find...

I got mine at Camping World when the sent me a coupon for $25. Mine is individual stick on states.
BarabooBob 10/02/20 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finding a Mechanic for Suspension Issues: Southern Wisconsin

I had an '88 Toyota Escaper. Do you have a true one ton dual wheel full floater axle or do you have the lighter duty axle with foolie (fake ) dual wheels. Either way, you do not have to remove the entire rear axle assembly to do a brake job. You do have to pull the axle out of the housing to get things apart. Find any good mechanic that works on trucks and they will be able to do the job. You mechanic may not know what he is doing so finding someplace else is a good idea. Many of the older (ralative term here) had the original rear axle replaced with a full floating axle. If you have 5 lug front wheels and 6 lug rear wheels, this happened. It was a fix to a problem that Toyota paid for. There is a web group that specializes in Toyota based RV's. Go to http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums Those people have a correct answer to every question you can imagine. They helped me through many problems. Their forum currently has a conversation going on about brakes and suspension repair in southern WI. This is the link http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/12293-wisconsin-mechanics-somewhere-between-madison-and-milwaukeeor-maybe-northern-illinois-near-the-wisconsin-boarder/ You can send me a personal message and we can talk. If you wish, pm your phone number and I will contact you.
BarabooBob 10/01/20 12:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: Arkansas SP $40 Dog Fee - REALLY ??

I have had a least one dog for the past 33 years. I will not take our dogs to any campground except our private property. I have seen to many other dogs with bad owners to put my dog in a bad place. At our campsite, which we allow any of our friends to use, dogs are only allowed if they are friendly to man and beast. Otherwise, leave them home.
BarabooBob 09/30/20 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Torque on Lug Nuts

Every vehicle that I own has aluminum rims. They are more likely to have rim damage than steel wheels. If the lugs are loose, the lugs will eat the rim. If they are too tight, the rim can be warped, lugs stretched, etc. I check mine 50 and 100 miles after the rim was removed, and before every trip. I then check them after 2 weeks on the road.
BarabooBob 09/28/20 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are the campgrounds full in your area?

We just got back from 2 weeks in the Rockies, Bighorn Mtns, and Black hills. If we stopped by 4:00 we had no problem getting a site. We only have a 17' TT so we have more options that the longer units.
BarabooBob 09/24/20 02:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

I have not seen any full size pickups using CVT's. This is a quote from FLeetowner.com--"After three years of development, Ford Motor Co. engineers are testing a more robust continuously variable transmission (CVT) design in a Ford Expedition SUV, with its standard 215 hp, 4.6-liter V-8 engine. This represents the first time this technology has been applied to a full-size truck. I wonder how they will work with 400 hp?
BarabooBob 09/24/20 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Converter charger

WFCO has a reputation for making converters that do not work when new much less 16 years old. When I bought my current TT, the brand new WFCO converter would not go into bulk charge mode. It would put out 13.6 volts and no higher. Rather than deal with a warranty issue and get another WFCO, I personally installed a Progressive Dynamics 45 amp converter. It worked great the day I installed it and still does now. I installed a PD my last Class C in 2010 and it was still working great when we sold it in 2017 after 60,000 miles.
BarabooBob 09/22/20 03:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Very nice campground near I90 in Adrian, Minn

The park is right off the interstate but far enough away to not be noisy. The woman working that night was extremely pleasant and actually appeared to like her job. Such a change from some places. They have 121 RV sites.
BarabooBob 09/21/20 05:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Food!

I just threw together a great tasting "Chinese" meal. I pan fried a thin sliced 5 ounce steak, threw in fresh onions, orange bell peppers, some broccoli, a pineapple tidbit fruit cup, added Gen Tsao sauce and thickened with a little corn starch. Served over rice. It took 10 minutes from start to eating. This is one of my "go to" because my wife does not like it and when she is skipping supper, it is easy to make.
BarabooBob 09/21/20 05:25pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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