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North from Cody WY

Looking for recommendations for how to proceed when leaving Cody WY heading North. We came in from Buffalo WY on hwy 16 via Worland. No particular destination in mind. We are going to ride Beartooth Highway while in Cody and are looking for more Harley rides north of Cody into Montana. Appreciate your suggestions. PS we have already spent a combined seven weeks in Yellowstone on three other trips. Also have been to Tetons and Glacier on other trips.
2chiefsRus 07/19/19 12:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: F150 4x4

We started towing our F-150 4 x 4 extended cab V6 about 18 months ago so we could haul our Harley Trike in the bed of the truck. So far, no problems. It tows very well although we have noticed that it tracks differently than our old Honda minivan did. Used to be if the coach made the turn, then the van made the turn. Not so with the F-150. We had to stop going to a fuel stop we used to use because the F-150 required more room to make a turn.
2chiefsRus 07/19/19 07:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Hermosa, SD to Cody WY

Original Poster here - we drove over to Greybull, WY today from Hermosa, SD; going into Cody tomorrow. It wasn't a horrible drive but if we go that route again, I would disconnect the truck and drive separately from Buffalo to Tensleep. We are under our total weight but still with the Harley trike in the bed of the truck it was uncomfortable driving connected.
2chiefsRus 07/18/19 04:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

Original poster here - seems like this thread has been taken over with a different issue. Don't think that all the comments apply to the original post.
2chiefsRus 07/17/19 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

No advanced degrees here. I got tossed from the third grade because it looked bad to have my son pass me to the fourth. I did spend the night in a Holiday Inn once however. ;) ;) We stayed the night in a CG in SD with a weak breaker. Progressive unit kept denying power. Owner changed the breaker and said the breaker was weak ( a spring maybe?) Power came right up with the new breaker in place. That likely adds nothing to the discussion however. no but it is the information I was looking for :D
2chiefsRus 07/16/19 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Tank Maintenance

We are lucky enough to have access to the top of our tanks, so we installed deck plates and are able to open those and clean the tanks very well.
2chiefsRus 07/15/19 05:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hermosa, SD to Cody WY

Thanks again Horsedoc. We have been riding through Custer SP and the surrounding area on the Harley for the last two weeks. It is definitely beautiful.
2chiefsRus 07/15/19 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 308 Red Lodge MT

Thanks Horsedoc! Message received
2chiefsRus 07/15/19 01:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

Original poster - Moved to another campground and both AC's ran for over 4 hours without any problem at all. So I guess the electrician at the last campground has some work to do.
2chiefsRus 07/15/19 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hwy 308 Red Lodge MT

Cody to Red Lodge then back down 308 to 72 and back to Cody is a great ride. We have done that loop a couple of three times Last time we were up the way (I think in June??) there was a couple of lakes up at the top still frozen and the streams were running flood. Got several great pictures of the Beartooth. Did you stay in Cody or near Red Lodge? Trying to decide where to camp for the ride.
2chiefsRus 07/14/19 11:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 308 Red Lodge MT

thanks for the replies. We are hoping to ride a loop of Chief Joseph's, eastern section of Beartooth to Red Lodge but looking for a quicker way back to Cody than retracing our path just in case the day is getting too long for us.
2chiefsRus 07/14/19 06:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

The campground is misinformed. Breakers do wear out. Campground usage very much speeds up that process. Breakers are not designed to be used as switches. Yet that is exactly how many people use them, turning off the breaker before plugging in their rigs and the like. You don't do that at home when you plug in a lamp or your toaster. Like others have posted, the unusual heat and the fact the park is full is adding to the problem. Plus, it sounds like both your AC units are on the same leg of service, which would be a bit odd. If they were on opposite legs, turning the 2nd AC on materially effect the breaker since the loads would be balanced. Are you running some other high amperage devices like the water heater on AC, the microwave or running electric cooktops etc.? All those add a lot to the load. So does your converter/charger if the house batteries are being charged at a high rate. All those add to the loads and can eventually lead to the breaker tripping. But yes, the park should consider changing out the breaker as first step, especially if yours is the only problem pedestal. Thank you for your reply. I read a lot of your posts and I was hoping you would weigh in. no microwave running, no hair dryer, no clothes dryer, batteries were on Float Charge, no electric water heater running, no coffee pot, no anything else big draw that I can think of. Thing that gets me is that it happened three times over 4 days and happened every time, and only when, both AC's were running.
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 09:03pm Class A Motorhomes
Hermosa, SD to Cody WY

I have been reading quite a few of the posts about 16, Alt 16, 14, Alt 14 and I have to admit I am still a little confused regarding which is the easiest way to go with a big rig. Not afraid of some mountain driving but don't want to be that annoying person driving a big motor home on a road they have no business being on. From what I have read, I THINK I should get off I-90 at Buffalo, WY and take Hwy 16 to Worland, WY, then pick up US 20 north to Greybull, then US 14 west to Cody. Does that sound right or any other recommendations?
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 05:24pm Roads and Routes
Hwy 308 Red Lodge MT

Is Hwy 308 PAVED heading east out of Red Lodge, MT to Hwy 72 south? Thinking of taking this route on our Harley and leaving our motorhome parked either in Cody or between I90 and Red Lodge.
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 04:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

OP here - no microwave running, no hair dryer, no clothes dryer, batteries were on Float Charge, no electric water heater running, no coffee pot, no anything else big draw that I can think of. Thing that gets me is that it happened three times over 4 days and happened every time, and only when, both AC's were running.
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 04:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

Circuit breakers are thermal devices and trip when they get hot. I think the pedestal should be examined for loose or poor connections. Poor connections will also generate heat and cause the breaker to trip. Jerry Parr The breaker was very warm to the touch when we reset it.
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

Any way to run the power cord to an adjacent power pole? no, campground is full which is also why I suspect the problem is at the campground with it being abnormally hot in the afternoon and so many rigs calling for AC at the same time.
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

Since you have a Progressive Industries unit, I would keep an eye on how much current both lines are drawing so you could tell management, or the electrician, how much current was being pulled when the breaker tripped. Good idea, the PI monitor is outside so watching it is not very convenient. I should also mention that we have unplugged from the 50 amp outlet and used a dogbone to plug into the 30 amp outlet. We no longer have pets, so we have no need to leave the AC's running during the day while we are out. Our primary concern is making sure we don't lose power to the refrigerator or run our batteries down.
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

Circuit breakers are thermal devices and trip when they get hot. I think the pedestal should be examined for loose or poor connections. Poor connections will also generate heat and cause the breaker to trip. Jerry Parr Thank you for your reply - the campground did have someone, not the electrician, come by who opened up the pedestal and looked for loose wires and signs of burning or singeing. Didn't see anything obvious.
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
Campground Breakers - EDITED

We have been traveling in our current motorhome for nearly 12 years, with 8 years of it as full timers and the last four at 3/4's of the year so we are very familiar with this coach. I heard something yesterday from a campground owner that I doubt. The campground's electrician said that the campground breakers on the pedestal do not get weak over time and should not need to be replaced. Here's the situation - pulled in to the campground, plugged into 50 amp, Progressive Industries hardwired unit showed good power, fired up both air conditioners and after about 1 hour, the campground breaker tripped. PI showed no errors. We shut down both AC's, reset the pedestal breaker, and started up one AC only for about 2 hours. By that time it was cool enough that we didn't need AC for the night. Two days later, we fired up one AC and then the second AC about 15 minutes later, and the pedestal breaker tripped again after 45 minutes of both AC's running. Reported problem to Campground, said they would look into it. Next day, exactly same situation when we turned on both AC's, one first and then the second one 15 minutes later. From what I have read on this forum, it sounded like a weak breaker that needed to be replaced. That is when we were told that breakers don't get weak and need to be replaced. What do you think? Could this be a problem with something going wrong in our coach as the campground is implying? We will be moving campgrounds in a couple days and want to know what to be watching. EDITED TO ADD - Moved to another campground and both AC's ran for over 4 hours without any problem at all. So I guess the electrician at the last campground has some work to do.
2chiefsRus 07/13/19 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
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