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RE: Pay showers?

I have stayed at quite a few campgrounds that have pay to use showers. They are usually located near areas that get a lot of hiker traffic. It is easier to charge everyone to use the shower than to try and police the area to keep the hikers out. Yellowstone's campgrounds all have pay to use showers (if they have any) but you pay to get in and stay in the water as long as you want. You get two free shower tokens with every night of paid camping. The campground at Badlands NP is run by a private company and they charge for showers. They have a severe water shortage there.
BarabooBob 07/26/20 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Keeping water out of revoltuon mh engine air intake

I have no experience with these shields but I do have a question. If the shield is tightly mounted against the side of the rig with the opening towards the rear of the vehicle, could it form a venturi effect that decreases the amount of air (pressure) that gets to the intake?
BarabooBob 07/26/20 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning a Dutch Oven after use

On the rare occasion that I use my cast iron on an open fire, I clean the outside with soap and water. If it is a real sooty mess, I pick up a handful of sand and scrub the outside with that. After using the sand and water, I switch to soap and water to clean off the dirt. Nothing like a hand powered sand blaster to get rid of greasy soot. I also use soap on the inside of my cast iron pans and ovens. They are very old and well seasoned and I have never ruined the seasoning of the pans. I do not soak the pans in soapy water, I just add soap and water, scrub, and rinse.
BarabooBob 07/25/20 02:15pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: I don't think it will start

Why won't the local dealer do my warranty work even though I bought it 15 hours away to say $1000?
BarabooBob 07/24/20 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Enclosed underbelly

When I use my TT in the winter, I leave it winterized and use the available vault toilet and carry my water in a jug. I don't want to have to pay for the 4 season set-up because I never have shore power and I will not run a generator 24 hours a day to keep things from freezing up.
BarabooBob 07/22/20 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer lengths

My 16' Wolf Pup was almost 20' from tongue to rear bumper. My 17' FR is almost 21' long from tongue to rear bumper. Both were actually the box length for the TT's. My former Class C was labelled in length from bumper to bumper.
BarabooBob 07/22/20 08:38pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Best Place to Sell Tow Vehicle

When selling anything through Craigslist, I always set up a location away from my home to show the item. If selling something that may be a high theft item, I have the perspective buyer meet me at the Sheriff's Department. They allow transactions in the parking lot in front of their building. I have had a couple of people refuse to meet me there. That was a huge red flag about the buyer. I showed a family my 2017 TT in a WalMart parking lot. They talked it over and put a deposit of $50 on it right there. I delivered it to the guys business the next day at noon and got the rest of my cash.
BarabooBob 07/22/20 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck harness or trailer harness issues.

I would try using jumper wires on the trailer plug to verify proper operation. First thing to remember when looking at the trailer plug is that everything is backwards so either draw your own diagram or at least remember it. The first thing to do is make sure that your trailer connection is getting a good ground. Using a VOM set for continuity, touch one probe to the ground (position 1) on the plug and touch the other probe to an unpainted spot on your frame. If you don't have continuity between the plug and the frame, you will always have problems with your lights. Grounding problems are almost alwyas the cause of trailer light problems. Using a good battery-use jumpers to attach the negative to the ground, jump from positive to blade 5 (yellow) and your left brake/turn signal lights should come on. Move the positive jumper to blade 6 (green) and your right brake/turn signal light should come on. Move the jumper to blade 3 (brown) and your marker lights and tail lights should lights should come on.3
BarabooBob 07/22/20 07:42am Travel Trailers
RE: First time tower - multiple questions

I am happy to see someone do their research before they go out and buy a really big TT because they want to haul everything including the backyard pool. I purchased CIPA mirrors from etrailer that slide over and screw onto my stock mirrors. They were much cheaper than switching out the factory mirrors and they work really good with a lot of vibration. They do not move when attached but they are easy to attach and remove. Stay in touch with this forum. Almost everyone is very helpful. If you get a troll that tries to rain on your parade, just ignore them. They are just bored or enjoy irritating everyone.
BarabooBob 07/22/20 07:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowstone

You asked, people answered. I think that the first officer to drive by after dark would put you on your way with a hefty fine. They enforce the rules strictly so that people do not trash the park or start unauthorized campsites. Before you scream about not trashing the park, it is just one of the things that they want to avoid, I didn't say you were going to do it.
BarabooBob 07/21/20 03:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Keeping Ants Out of My Rv!

I agree that the Terro ant baits work. I also apply Home Defense under my carport where the TT is stored. Since doing this, no ants.
BarabooBob 07/21/20 03:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Mnnesota and Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, all of the state parks are now by on-line reservation only and most of them are full. Many private campgrounds have spots open except on weekends, then most are full through the end of August.
BarabooBob 07/19/20 03:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Truck Policy

I had to have my truck towed to get the driveshaft replaced. The pilot bearing went out and I wanted my Ford dealer to do the repair. The tow truck driver did take ti to Ford without cost to me but informed me that if it was outside the 10 miles radius, it would not be covered. The was authorized to take it to the closest shop which happens to be a guy that use to out of his residential garage. He died two years ago but that was the authorized tow in the event that the Ford dealer was beyond 10 miles. The tow truck driver lookeda at his gps and found that it was in fact 9.8 miles so it took it to Ford. When my coverage expires, I will be looking elsewhere o drop towing.
BarabooBob 07/17/20 05:25pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Unleaded vs. Premium gas, does it make a differnce?

I also drive a 3.5 EB and when we are in low octane states, I will always pay for at least 87 octane. I do it because the owners manual says to run at least 87. At high elevation most regular gas is 85 octane because a not turbo engine can't use the higher octane. My turbo does not care is I am at sea level or 11,000 ft, it always thinks it is at sea level because the engine just kicks up the boost to make up the difference. That is why my little 3.5 turbo can run comfortably going up the steep grades at high elevation. And contrary to popular opinion, I do not have to wind the engine up. It makes full HP and torque from about 1800 rpms unlike some engines that have to be run at 4000 plus roms to get power and torque.
BarabooBob 07/17/20 05:12pm Tech Issues

As we were pulling out of a campground in Yellowstone, a Ranger pulled up behind our rig and turned on his red lights. I pulled over thinking that maybe I blew a stop sign or something. He came up to my window and handed all of our kids coloring books and Ranger badges because he saw them picking up trash in the neighbors site before we left. That was 20 years ago and the girls still have their badges and talk about it when we get to go camping together. Times have changed.
BarabooBob 07/15/20 05:58pm Workamping Forum
RE: Wilderness camping and gun safety

Unless I am crossing the Canadian border, I have 2 handguns with me while traveling. I was a federal firearms instructor for 23 years and know how and when to pull out my firearm and when to shoot. I hope that I never have to do either, but, if needed I will. My wife is an excellent shot with a handgun or long gun. She also will use them if needed. My firearms are loaded and I carry a spare magazine for both of them. Knowing how to do an emergency magazine exchange (without looking at the firearm) may save your life. YOur eyes should always be searching for danger, not looking at your gun.
BarabooBob 07/15/20 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: Need a winch cover

If you can't find anything, try a heating/furnace installer and have them put something together for you. It will be way stronger than stock.
BarabooBob 07/14/20 05:27pm Folding Trailers
RE: Not RV, but we haven't had a good generator bashing lately.

I have 2 generators in the garage. The 2000 watt Champion gets used a lot. The 6850 watt (6000 continuous) gets used when we set up a construction site every 2 or 3 years. The Champion has a setting on the control dial to turn off the fuel. That is how I turn it off, I unhook any electrical load and let the unit run out of gas. My construction gen has a petcock to turn off the fuel and after it runs the gas out of the carb, I drain the fuel tank and then leave the cap off for a couple of days to let it air out. It fires up on about the 2nd or 3rd pull every time when needed.
BarabooBob 07/14/20 05:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another Mile, Another Day

The first day of every trip when going from Wisconsin headed west is almost always 650 miles. That is how far it is from Baraboo, WI to the Badlands. After that, a day's driving could be 50 or 400 miles, depends on what we want to do. If there is nothing on our "to do" list, we drive to the next point of interest. Since retirement, we take one month long trip every year and that is usually about 5000 to 7000 miles.
BarabooBob 07/14/20 03:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Potable Water and Dump around Badlands?

There is a dump station and potable water in Kadoka, SD just east of the Badlands. It is located at Ponderosa RV Park. No idea what they charge.
BarabooBob 07/13/20 03:57pm Roads and Routes
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