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RE: Adding an hour meter to a portable generator

I added an hour meter to my new gen before I even fired it up. I think it cost me a whopping $10 with free delivery. It took me about 10 minutes to determine where to drill holes in the plastic to mount the meter.
BarabooBob 04/03/20 07:11pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: The sound of wings -- no longer just for us boondockers

I live in rural south central Wisconsin. My city friend was sitting in the back yard with me one time and he was kind of freaked out at the number of coyotes, owls, and other assorted critters we could hear. When the wolf that hangs around in the nature area north of us started howling, he wanted to go inside. I talked him into staying outside and it was one of the most memorable nights of his life. Later that night, he saw the northern lights for the first time. I felt blessed to have share the time with him.
BarabooBob 04/03/20 07:01pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Hitch re-install question- My mind is going with age!

Now that you have 4 extra pins you will never lose any of them. If you didn't have any extras, you would be short one when you wanted to install it again.
BarabooBob 04/02/20 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rally Closings

It costs a lot of money to move equipment, people, and merchandise around for those rallies. My wife and I are involved in the planning and execution of 2 large church campouts over the summer. Those events have been cancelled because the uncertainty of "IF" makes life tense. We need lead time to arrange campsites, food, equipment etc. The first campout was in May, does anyone need 40 pounds of pulled pork? Just kidding, it is in the freezer and hopefully will get used after this is over.
BarabooBob 04/01/20 07:30am Good Sam Club
RE: Gag!

Did they have the refilled water bottle in a plain brown paper bag for easier transport?
BarabooBob 04/01/20 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: kinda light posting

Sauerkraut is a fermented product. I would open it (outdoors) and give it a smell. My father made kraut for years back in the day. If it is bad, you will know it as soon as you pop the lid. I guess smoked sausage and kraut is on line for lunch. Is anyone else getting tired of eating their own cooking every meal, every day? My wife and I have started doing recipes that haven't been used in decades. It is kind of fun but I miss looking at the menu and deciding what to have.
BarabooBob 04/01/20 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Bluewater Bridge Pt Edward/Port Huron - NO CASH - UFN

The only thing with more germs than cash is used toilet paper and most of us don't touch the dirty part.
BarabooBob 03/31/20 06:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: How to avoid fake cast iron antique cookware

I buy good OLD cast iron at garage sales. A friend just gave me 2 Griswold pans that belonged to his great-grandmother. His wife can't lift them due to wrist problems. I have given high quality to all of my daughters and they use them frequently. Do not use the cast pans with a rim on the bottom on glass to cookware. The rim will not allow proper heat transfer. NOne of my 100 plus year old pans has a rim on them. My oldest pans are almost 140 yrs old and belonged to MY great-grandmother.
BarabooBob 03/31/20 06:42pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Jensen 212T Radio Problem

Get your volt meter out and check to see if power is getting to the radio. Start with the basics, it makes trouble shooting easier.
BarabooBob 03/28/20 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: bathroom fan

I installed a Maxxair vent with 4 speed motor, electric open/close, remote and rain sensor on my first RV. I loved it. If it started raining at night I never had to get out of bed to turn it off. The lid closed and the motor turned off. I could also change the air flow direction and speed while laying in bed. On more than one occasion, I was away from the RV when it started to rain and I never had to worry about everything getting wet.
BarabooBob 03/28/20 07:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Some ATV rules Help

I misread your post when I responded the first time. In Wisconsin, if your ATV or UTV is registered in another state, you must buy an out of state registration to use your off road vehicle in Wisconsin. That permit allows on road use where allowed. Most counties and townships are post roads as usable because they get paid to open the roads.
BarabooBob 03/28/20 09:28am Toy Haulers
RE: Spearfish, SD

I like going to Custer State Park with stops on the Needles Highway, the Coolidge Mountain Fire Tower scenic overlook, and the burros. We carry vegetables to give to kids to feed the burros. The kids enjoy that. If you are physically able to take a cave tour, I would suggest either Jewel Cave or Wind Cave or both. The caves are very different even though they are only 30 miles apart.
BarabooBob 03/28/20 07:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The perfect RV campground

Elevation. For me it seems like the perfect campground would be in the Rockies at about 7,000 ft above see level. But that is just me.
BarabooBob 03/28/20 06:39am Family Camping
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

I retired at 57 and we started traveling 4 to 6 weeks at a time. We have been doing that for 8 years and until this year it has worked great for us. At about 5 weeks we start looking forward to getting home. We love traveling but it is nice to know that we have an an base to go back to. We also have so many interest that we love doing and that makes taking everything with us impossible. Next year we are thinking about snowbirding for 6 weeks if things around here ever get back to almost normal.
BarabooBob 03/28/20 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Closing campgrounds and no where to go

Some of the counties in Wisconsin do not let you camp on vacant land without paying a per night fee to the county. This includes your own person property. Camping in some state forests is ok but you have to find out from each state forest office.
BarabooBob 03/26/20 10:43am Full-time RVing
RE: Well, They gone and done it

I complained to my barber (not stylist) about my hair growing too darned fast. The guy waiting for his turn told me to stop bitching. I looked over and he flipped me off (in good humor.) He looked like an old school monk with a 3/4 chrome dome and about 2" of hair around the bowl. His hair was about 4" long. At least he had a good sense of humor.
BarabooBob 03/26/20 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Will fridge run off tow vehicle on batts on TT?

When we had 4 at home kids, and a tight budget, we traveled with a popup with a 12/120 volt refrigerator. I wired a 12 volt line from the car to the refrigerator and ran the fridge while driving. As long as I unplugged it when we stopped, It worked well for 5 two week vacations. If I forgot to unplug when we stopped, the fridge would kill the car battery. I did not know about battery isolators at the time. I would check with a volt meter to see if the alternator can keep up with demand while running the engine and with the fridge running. My Caprice Classic had a high output alternator and it kept up.
BarabooBob 03/25/20 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: OTR Indoor Antenna

It will depend on the distance from you house to the broadcast antennas. I am 33 miles straight line. I have a large outdoor antenna and get great reception but my neighbor has tried a couple of indoor antennas without success. My daughter lives 5 miles from the broadcasters and gets great reception with an indoor antenna.
BarabooBob 03/25/20 05:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Wheel Lugs

I check all of the lugs on my aluminum wheels after driving about 100 miles. After that, I may check them once or twice during the summer. I always use a torque wrench because my trailer requires 100 ft lb or torque and my truck requires 150 ft lb. That is pretty tight and I want to make sure I get it right without over tightening. If you over tighten the lugs on aluminum rims, you can distort the rims and that can affect the integrity of the rim. It takes very little effort to do it correctly and can cost so much (or get someone killed) if you do it wrong.
BarabooBob 03/23/20 06:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery maintenance questions

I agree with checking to see what kind of converter/charger you have. I had a WFCO in my TT when I bought it, I changed to a Progressive Dynamic and don't worry about it. I do have a volt meter plugged into my 120 volt outlet and a 12 volt (actually reads from 0 to who knows how high) wired into my 12 volt system. I check my battery water level a couple of times a year and have not had to add water yet.
BarabooBob 03/21/20 05:32pm Travel Trailers
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