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RE: Will water lines freeze?

Why haul all of that weight 1200 +/- miles? I would never trust weather forecasts to be that accurate. If the forecast is off by 10 degrees, your pipes can easily freeze up. I would drain the fresh tank and blow the lines out with air. Fill. your water tank when you get to camp.
BarabooBob 02/25/21 04:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

Backing a TT into a camping spot is just like performing at Carnegie Hall. All it takes is practice, practice, practice. Can anyone identify the reference? Now to get serious. Practice with a spotter. Before you start backing in, get out of the vehicle and decide where you want the TT to be within the parking area. Go SLOW. We use 2 way radios so that we don't have to yell at each others. If things so sideways, get out, look at what is going on and try again. All of those people that you think are looking at you were once beginners also. Some of them just don't have a good enough memory to remember back that far.
BarabooBob 02/25/21 04:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stand Alone Charger

When I had my Class C, I used the PD 4245 to keep the starter battery when the RV was not in use. Never had a problem doing that.
BarabooBob 02/24/21 11:15am Tech Issues
RE: Vortex II fans

I installed a Vortex II in my TT. I am pleased with it. It does move a lot of air but as others have stated, it is noisier than my Maxx Air that I had in my Class C. I picked mine up on sale at CW when it was on sale and I had a $10 coupon. If you are on a budget, they are a good deal in my opinion.
BarabooBob 02/22/21 06:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Coachmen Freedom Express Travel Trailers

I noticed a little bit of rust under my TT after 1 year. I sanded the area down and repainted. I inspect my frame at least twice a year and sand/repaint any spots of rust that I find. I crawl under the entire TT looking for problem areas. So far, the rust that I have found has been very small spots.
BarabooBob 02/21/21 04:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Reservation blues - UPDATED

We once stayed at Peninsula State Park in Door County Wisconsin, due to it being a spur of the moment decision to take the trip, we ended up moving three times during the week that we were there. We even had to leave our TT in a parking lot next to their maintenance building for 8 hours because we wanted to get an early start to our day and didn;t want to wait for that night's site to get vacated. We are easy going and just go with the flow. Edit-We had to move twice, used three sites during the week.
BarabooBob 02/21/21 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery charging question.

I agree to dump the WFCO. I have had two TT's with WFCO converters and neither of them would kick into the 14.4 Volt rapid charge mode. One of them stayed at 13.6 volts all of the time. I switched to Progressive Dynamics and am very happy. I switched to 6 gauge wires between the converter and the battery. I added a dedicated ground wire because the TT only had a small ground that went to the frame, I wanted my 6 gauge wire run straight through. My PD converter only puts out 45 amps so I did not feel the need for 4 gauge wire.
BarabooBob 02/13/21 05:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Not a good year to visit Glacier NP

I agree that for us, it would be a good year to visit. The visitor number will be way down so we could actually get a parking spot. We would arrive by 11:00 am and be standing in line to get a camp site for about 3 or 4 days. A camper occupying a site has until 11:30 to renew their site. If they don't do it by 11:30, I can take the site for up to the maximum allowable stay. The departing occupant has until noon to leave. We have gotten campsites with this method in Glacier, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon, plus many National Forest areas.
BarabooBob 02/12/21 05:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Couple of Routes in Colorado

Your route from Estes Park to the I is very scenic but many people will be terrorized by it. I consider it a must drive when I am in the area. I like twisty, hilly, steep roads. I drive an F150 pulling a rather small TT.
BarabooBob 02/12/21 06:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Need Help Deciding which feature for trailer

I don't like the idea of cooking grease splattering on my TT. I just keep imagining a huge grizzly licking off the smells and deciding that there may be some tasty morsels inside. A grizzly stays out of our TT's because he does not want to come in. I will continue cooking on the picnic table or our portable table which rides in the back of my truck. I scrub the picnic table off when I arrive and before I leave.
BarabooBob 02/10/21 03:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Glacier National Park

I have pulled into Apgar before noon on three trips and have gotten a site every time. This was during peak travel months all three times. There is a web page that shows historical information as to when the campground has filled. I don't know how to show the page.
BarabooBob 02/09/21 04:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery Meter

I use a digital voltmeter that I plug into a cigarette style outlet that I installed just inside the door of the TT. I can also use that socket to charge cameras, flashlights, anything that needs a 12 volt outlet. Cost me about $15 total and multipurpose.
BarabooBob 02/09/21 04:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dishes for RV

My wife and I are both good cooks and we do most of our cooking outdoors while camping. We have a small metal bin that fits nicely in one of the upper cupboards which we keep all of our cooking necessities in. When we get ready to cook, one of us just grabs the bin and sets it on the picnic table. We bought the bin at Mewnards.
BarabooBob 02/04/21 05:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Looking for reliable travel trailer

Remember that the bigger the TT gets, the more complicated it gets. Tandem axles equal twice as many tires, and hubs. Slides could mean troubles with slide mechanisms, leaks in the slide seals, and possible troubles using the interior unless the slide is extended. If you are planning on camping in the national parks, you can be limited to shorter TT's. My wife and I started with tents, went to popups, small Class C, and are on our second TT. The current TT will be around a long time because we like the fact that the dining area is like a green house. It is mostly windows on entire rear. It also tows very well because it is a single axle 17' unit. We don;t need more room because we spend most of our time outdoorsunless we are sleeping or it is raining or really cold.
BarabooBob 02/03/21 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smaller stove burner?

I can't believe that some TT's and RV's come with none adjustable stove burners. Even my 17' Viking has 2 fully adjustable stove burners. I can turn it way down to simmer soup. I would be replacing any stove that was nonadjustable.
BarabooBob 02/03/21 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Dealers

I realize that I bought my TT before the pandemic but my dealer treated me well. He had the LP tank full, a new series 27 battery (that was less than 2 months old according to the manufacturers sticker,) a very nice stinky slinky, a 35' 30 amp extension cord, a set of legos, 15 to 30 amp adapter, a 30 to 50 amp adapter, 4 door keys, 4 notorious storage compartment keys, he added a heavy tongue jack with wheel and foot, a coupon book for 10 days of free camping no delivery fee, no dealer prep fee, and 15% off in his store for life. Camping World on the other hand wanted wanted $100 for a full lp tank, $200 for a series 24 battery, $20 for a battery box, $1000 delivery fee, $1000 price increase if I paid cash (not using their financing) and a couple of more rip offs.
BarabooBob 02/03/21 03:48pm Towing
RE: F-150 best add on mirrors for this shape of mirror

I agree that the CIPA clamp on mirrors work very well. They are easy to use and give a good, vibration-free view. They are also very reasonably priced. I also own an F150
BarabooBob 02/01/21 05:44pm Towing
RE: Best route from Grand Tetons to West Yellowstone?

Fishing Bridge RV Park is not in West Yellowstone. It is located 54 miles from the south entrance, just east of the intersection of highways 14 and 20 toward the east entrance. The park is close to the north shore of Yellowstone Lake.
BarabooBob 01/30/21 05:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Key West or Out West

And this is one of the great reasons I love living in Wisconsin. We are 1000 miles from the east coast, northern Florida, New Orleans, Denver, the Big Horn Mtns. I can be at any of those places within 2 moderate days of driving. Being on either coast means much more driving.
BarabooBob 01/27/21 12:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spare on Class C

If I am boondocking in the middle of nowhere and I have a flat. I don't want to gamble that I will have cell service and that the repair shop will have the correct tire. I personally will always carry a spare mounted on a good rim.
BarabooBob 01/26/21 05:41pm Class C Motorhomes
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