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RE: Omaha to Peoria US 34?

I prefer the US and state roads. I don't want to fly past everything, I like to take my time and see stuff. I also don't like 80 mph speed limits with people doing 85 + because I travel at about 60 mph.
BarabooBob 04/02/23 07:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help with Trailer legalities, Nova Scotia

Did you have it licensed in the US or Canada? If you live in the US, I would think it would have been licensed here. Contact your home state and see if they have title information .
BarabooBob 03/26/23 04:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Extra Charge

When I had Good Sam take my truck to the Ford dealer, they said that anywhere under 15 miles was covered even thought they had to drive past 3 repair shops to get to the Ford dealer.
BarabooBob 03/26/23 04:01pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Chaning Differental oil ???

On my F150, the transfer case was super simple. Pull the drain plug, let it drain, and refill. The rear differential requires removing the rear half to drain, reinstall and refill. For the front differential, I used a pump and removed as much of the fluid as possible and refilled it. Total job took me about 2 hours.
BarabooBob 03/26/23 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Insane first RV trip plan?

We took many trips that involved more driving time and had great times. Our 4 kids grew up doing road trips that they still talk about. I mean road trips that included Wisconsin to Yellowstone and Teton trips in 2 weeks. Don;t be afraid to travel. My wife and I still take 5,000 mile trips and a month. We ENJOY our road trips and cram many memories into every one. If you don't like driving 400 miles in a day, don't. But don't assume that other people always need to leave at 10:00am and need to be set up at 2:00. We go hard some days and don't move for a couple. We have fun, our kids and grandkids have fun.
BarabooBob 03/26/23 03:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Favorite Cooking Quotes

When it's a smokin' it's a cookin' when it's black it's done. My dad said that whenever mom overcooked something. She would inform him that if he didn't shut up and get out of the kitchen he would dook supper the next day. That would have been ok because he was a very good cook. My dad also told all 3 of his sons that they should learn to cook so that they didn't have to get married to eat good food.
BarabooBob 03/09/23 07:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: conversion kit

Why not travel with the 30# tank on the trailer tongue where the 20# was mounted?
BarabooBob 02/22/23 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace on while moving

I have pulled my TT many thousands of miles and I have never had the fridge blow out. My furnace has never blown out in 60 mph winds so why would it while driving? The thermocouple would shut the gas off if the furnace stopped working properly.
BarabooBob 02/22/23 05:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Utah national parks

I have been in the Moab, Zion, and Bryce area many times. During the busy months, even the boondocking spots along the Colorado River near Moab are full. Most of the commercial sites are very pricy and also full. Make reservations is you know when you are going to be there.
BarabooBob 02/19/23 07:22pm General RVing Issues
Need recommendations for wireless rear view camera

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BarabooBob 02/05/23 07:03pm Tech Issues
Need recommendations for wireless rear view camera

Does anyone have any personal experience with aftermarket wireless rear view cameras? I want something reliable but also don't want to empty my 401. Thank You Bob
BarabooBob 02/05/23 07:03pm Technology Corner
RE: North or Northwest of Milwaukee and points north

I really enjoy the Pike Lake Campground near Hartford. We have stayed there a few times. Some great museums in the area are Old World Wisconsin and the Wade House. For people that live along the east coast museums highlighting the early 1800's may not be impressive, but remember that Wisconsin was a frontier in the early 1800's.
BarabooBob 01/27/23 07:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Colorado please

Trail Ridge Road is one of the most beautiful roads in the US> You do need a reservation to drive over the road. I have towed over it many times and will continue to do so when I can get a reservation.
BarabooBob 01/22/23 11:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Have just lost Goof, my 13 year old Aussum Shepherd.

The biggest problem with dogs is that they are not with us long enough. My eyes are leaking again just thinking about the dogs that I have lost. They all walk with me in my mind whenever I walk Tanner, our current dog.
BarabooBob 12/11/22 05:15pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Pahrump to Winnemucca

Whenever I travel in sparcely populated areas, I always carry 5 gallons of gasoline, extra water and food, and enough blankets or sleeping bags for COLD weather. You can't be overprepared. We have helped other families out with food and water on more than one occasion. Last time we were going in Pahrump, we stopped to see what we could do to help out a young man with the hood open on his truck. He had been there for over an hour and nobody stopped. All he needed was a couple of gallons of water for his truck. We followed him into Pahrump to make sure he made it.
BarabooBob 11/24/22 04:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Easy way to raise trailer's nose while hitched in campground

We just set up as usual and unhook. I just don't move the truck if it is an overnight and run in the morning stop. It only takes us about 5 minutes to hook up and do our safety check. By the way, we don't use a weight distribution system because our trailer is way below what the truck can actually tow. One of the advantages of towing a lightweight trailer.
BarabooBob 11/15/22 05:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

I had a 1988 Damon (built on a one ton Toyota chassis.) That unit had a solid state battery isolator from the factory. It worked great until it didn't work at all. I replaced it with a constant duty solanoid type isolator. It then worked great again. The shortfall of my system was the 60 amp alternator. It could barely keep the chassis battery charged when the headlights were turned on. A conversion to a 150 amp alt gave better charging but took extra power to spin the alt, something that my 110 hp engine didn;t have an abundance of. I forgot to say that from what I have heard, if you want to add a second battery to your coach, the batteries should be installed together as a pair. Adding a new battery to and old battery will give you two old batteries because the old will draw down your new much faster.
BarabooBob 11/11/22 08:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

At night we turn our furnace down to the lowest setting. That is 52 degrees with an old school honeywell thermostat (non-digital). If you are camping with electric hookups, turn on a couple of electric heaters. Our 17' camper only needed one heater and it stayed nice and warm. Our furnace never turned on. Last month we dry camped for 9 days with highs in the 50's and lows around 15 degrees. We just installed new golf cart batteries and did not have any problems running our of battery juice. We just ran the generator for a couple of hours in the morning to top off the batteries. Great camping week.
BarabooBob 11/09/22 04:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ordered new Goodyear Endurance & New GC battery install

We just got back from our 9 day stay at our property. The weather was great most days but the nights got a little chilly. We had lows of about 15 to 20 degrees so the furnace got a work-out. The new golf cart batteries held up really well and every morning they only lost about .2 volts according to my cheapy voltage meter. My old marine starting/utility battery would be very low every morning. I should have done the change when we bought the TT but we got by, just had to run the generator more.
BarabooBob 10/23/22 08:13pm Travel Trailers
Flat springs and now a bent axle

Earlier this year I was doing bearing maintenance on my 2017, 17 ft, single axle TT, bought in 2018. I noticed a small dent in the frame where the spring U-bolts had bottomed out. The springs had lost their shape and were flat. I replaced the springs with American made springs from Northern Tool. Old springs had 1" clearance, new 3 1/2". Much better. I recently installed new tires on my TT. Upon inspecting the old tires, I found that they were wearing along the inside edge of both tires. I checked the axle to see if it was bent. The axle is bent so it needs to be replaced. I think the axle got bent because of the flat springs bottoming out. I weigh the TT before most trips because I have free access to a commercial scale 1 mile from my house before I get to the highway and am not overloaded. I checked the axle tag and it say that it is a 3200# on a TT with a 3500# loaded weight. I will be checking with the dealer that sold me the TT to see if they will replace it. I will let you know what happens.
BarabooBob 10/23/22 08:00pm Travel Trailers
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