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RE: window next to door

The first TT that we had was a Wolfpup BH. That thing had a total of 4 windows including the one in the door. I hated that TT because it was like being in a cave. 4 weeks after we bought it, we sold it and bought a Viking 17 FQ which is like living in a glass globe. My wife sewed some really nice curtains for privacy.
BarabooBob 05/18/21 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Pleated shades, should I tow with them up or down?

We have a TT so we don's know what it sounds like back there. However, the TT does have pleated blinds that attach to hooks so that they stay in place in the down position while driving. I don't like leaving the blinds open when we are at stores or rest areas because people can look and and see if there is anything inviting to steal.
BarabooBob 05/17/21 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pleated shades, should I tow with them up or down?

We have a TT so we don's know what it sounds like back there. However, the TT does have pleated blinds that attach to hooks so that they stay in place in the down position while driving. I don't like leaving the blinds open when we are at stores or rest areas because people can look and and see if there is anything inviting to steal.
BarabooBob 05/17/21 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Back before cellphones

In the town of Hill Point, WI there is a working pay phone in what looks like an outhouse. There are a lot of Amish people in the area and there is no cell coverage in many of the valleys around there. The outhouse design works out very well in the winter when it stays cold and windy from November until April.
BarabooBob 05/17/21 06:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Adding travel time to Google maps

I also add a lot of time to Googles time. I agree with gbopp, 50 mph average, so I just count on 2 hours per hundred miles. Not much thinking involved.
BarabooBob 05/14/21 09:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Too hot

We have been to the Badlands and Black Hills over 20 times. It does get hot in the Badlands but if you plan for the heat and drink plenty of water you will not have any problems. The Black Hills campgrounds range from bare bones to ultra luxurious. My preference is mid-priced. I love Chris' Camp near Spearfish, Kemp's Kamp near Keystone, and Steel Wheel Campground near Deadwood. We also use many of the State or National Forest Campgrounds, many of them have lakes to swim in if it gets hot. I will admit that one time we were there and it hit 100 degrees at Keystone. We bugged out.
BarabooBob 05/06/21 08:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Removing cigarette/cigar smoke residue, ozone machine?

I used an ozone machine to get some mouse odors out of a popup camper one time. I ran the machine for 2 days after scrubbing everything down with soapy water. The combination of scrubbing and the ozone machine really surprised me. All of the mouse stink was gone. And mouse stink is much worse than cigarettes.
BarabooBob 05/03/21 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Hwy 12 in Utah between Torrey and Bryce -- amazing!

I can't understand why some people are worried about sharp drop offs and twisty roads. My truck and TT have never jumped off the road into a ditch or cliff. Hiway 12 is a great drive. My wife says I look at maps to find the steepest, crookedest, crazy roads and plan my trips to hit them all.
BarabooBob 05/02/21 10:15am Roads and Routes
RE: a good weather radio

Try checking the NOAA radio coverage map at https://www.weather.gov/nwr/Maps. It shows what areas are covered. My marine radio can scan all of the NOAA channels so if in doubt we leave it on all night. If any of the channels sounds their ALert tone, we hopefully will hear it.
BarabooBob 04/11/21 03:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge spring tension rods

I use tension rods that I got with a coupon from Camping World. We have not had a problem since getting them with stuff falling out when we open the door.
BarabooBob 04/11/21 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: a good weather radio

I have a Midland WR100 that we carry with us. It has the SAME system which we program for the county that we are in. We print out the SAME county codes by state before we leave. If that radio does not work (sometimes it does not) we have FRS radios with weather bands. I also have a marine radio that I carry on my boat wih weather. These are over the air receivers, no internet required.
BarabooBob 04/10/21 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lock em up... a long story

Here in Wisconsin stolen TT's end up parked in state or national forests in the middle of nowhere and get used as deer hunting shacks. I bet there is BLM and Forest Service property in almost every state that this could happen on.
BarabooBob 03/29/21 02:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Changing flat tires?

For those of you that rely on roadside assistance, what do you do when you don't have cell phone service? When I purchased my TT the first thing I did when I got home was repack the bearings. I found that my oversized trucker's t-bar would not fit onto the lug nuts because the wheels shape. I switched to carrying a set of deep well sockets and a 30" breaker bar. I also carry a 6 ton jack and blocks. I have used my equipment more often to help someone along the road than on my own vehicles. It is only March and I have stopped 3 times already this year.
BarabooBob 03/25/21 07:36pm Towing
RE: Propane tank inside or outside of RV?

My propane furnace worked perfectly in my house at -30 degrees a couple of years ago. My TT furnace worked perfectly at -10 degrees during deer season last year. We turned the furnace down to about 45 degrees overnight to help the battery last better. My regulator never froze up on us. My tanks were full on the TT and the tank at home was about 60% going into the extreme cold. Maybe your heater shut down due to the oxygen depletion sensor shutting off your heater (if it has one.)
BarabooBob 03/17/21 04:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hook up those safety chains

God gave them another chance for another day. I hope that they realize how lucky they are.
BarabooBob 03/16/21 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mather Campground with a 23' trailer

I have camped at Mather a couple of times. They have some pull trough sites that will easily take a 30 ft TT. You may have to be creative in parking your TV but is is doable.
BarabooBob 03/16/21 05:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing Travel Trailer without WDH from Dealer

Your 500 mile trip will be 10 hours of turning the wheels. Count on 12 hours with food and gas stops. For a rookie driver that is a LOOOONG day or two comfortable days.
BarabooBob 03/16/21 05:34pm Towing
RE: Bryson City NC to Knoxville TN

441 is beautiful. Go slow, stop often, and enjoy the trip. I am going back and will take 441 again.
BarabooBob 03/16/21 05:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cell phone service

Try making arrangements to call them at a specific time. On my property we get no service at the campsite. I have to drive my atv half a mile to the top of a hill to get service. While there, we make arrangement to make important calls at arranged times.
BarabooBob 03/10/21 04:02am Technology Corner
RE: Cades Cove

We were there about 4 years ago in June and arrived early in the morning. We had moderate traffic. When we got out of the area at around noon, the traffic was really picking up.
BarabooBob 03/09/21 05:03pm Roads and Routes
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