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Columbia Falls to Waterton

We will be staying at Columbia Falls for a week in September and plan to spend a day on the "Red Bus" tour of Glacier up to Logan Pass and back. We visited Glacier 30 years ago but did not go to Waterton on our way to Banff on that trip. We were thinking about going driving over to Waterton and I have two questions. Is it worth the effort to go to Waterton, and would it be entirely nuts to try to do a day trip from Columbia Falls to Waterton and back in one day? I think I know the answer to the last part of the question, but I still would like your opinions. Thanks!
BigT 05/16/15 06:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Recliner replacements?

First let me say that I am a life long hard core Lazy Boy fan. I am a big guy and learned early on to not buy cheap furniture. The day we picked up our first fifth wheel (new) we drove straight to the Lazy Boy store and picked out and bought a recliner we had previously selected and made them take the back off and put it in the RV. We loved the chair, but it was just not made for an RV. I was a wall away but I don't know if it was a Pinnacle model or not. After about 2 years I finally admitted I had made a mistake and we ordered a couple of Euro style Palliser brand recliners, and we loved them and enjoyed the until we traded trailers. They wouldn't match our new trailer so we had the dealer keep the recliners that came with the new rig and we ordered new Palliser chairs for the new trailer and we really like them. I still use Lazy Boys at home but they were just too big and heavy for our RV. Just my 2 bits worth.
BigT 03/05/15 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
Folding entry door handle cover

The cheap rubber/foam cover on my main entry door folding handle is comming off. Any body found a good durable cover for the handle. It is 1" diameter and it would be easy to slip a new cover on but I don't know what to use. A Quick internet search reavled nothing. Any suggestions?
BigT 01/28/15 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Real dark paneling...

We traded rigs a couple of years ago and the dark interior (some even with black interior) was the #1 deal breaker. We wouldn't even go inside to look if it was cave dark. But they sure make a lot of them these days, and they do it because they sell. I guess we are in the minority, but as the saying goes "different strokes for different folks". Buy what you like and travel and enjoy it!
BigT 10/17/14 08:26pm Fifth-Wheels
Allegro Bus fog lights won't turn off

I have recently widowed friend and I am trying to help her get her 2000 Allegro Bus ready to sell. She was cleaning it up and noticed the front fog lights were on, and she can't figure out how to turn them off. She took it to a mecahnic and he traced the wires to a small box that was labeled 'pilot' but he could not figure out how to turn them off, so they disconnected the wiring to get them off. Anyone have any suggestions how to turn them off? Thanks!
BigT 10/16/14 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide toppers or not?

Our first rig had them, and on occasion I have gotten up in the middle of the night and ran the slide in because I was tired of hearing them flap. If you don't travel in a windy area I think I would like them more. Having said that I got tired of looking a dirty sagging awnings so I didn't get them on my current rig. As with anything there are pluses and minuses. BTW I carry a good air compressor and I rigged a 6' curved nozzel to blow any trash or leaves off the top of the slide just in case it needs it. (which it hardly ever does)
BigT 10/11/14 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel Prices

I just filled up with diesel at a Wal-Mart this morning in the Texas panhandle for $3.41. Happy happy happy! (and surprised)
BigT 10/09/14 02:04pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Putting stuff in the black and/or grey tanks?

Check out You Tube for a video on the old trick of putting Ice in a black water holding tank. Not very effective to say the least, but your results may vary..... Just saying....
BigT 10/09/14 01:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slideout Problem

Check your hydraulic resevoir with the slide all the way in. It should have a "full" mark somewhere. If it is full of fluid when retracted and then it won't extend all the way, you probably have an obstruction or a limiter that is out of adjustment. DO NOT run it out half way and fill the reservior with oil because when it is retracted the excess oil has to go somewhere, and you won't like it when it runs over or breaks something displacing the oil. Been there done that and it was a real "duh" moment for me.
BigT 10/05/14 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: electric over hydraulic brakes

Can't help you on the 2006 Ford truck, but I have a 2011 F-350 pulling a 2012 Hitchhiker with elctric over hydraulic disc brakes and I have had no problems. The 2011 F-350 can be programed for Electric or Electric over Hydraulic, and I must confess I don't have a clue what difference it would make to the truck, but it works fine and that's all that counts.
BigT 09/27/14 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgater dish stand

I agree with a couple of other posters. The Winnegard stand works perfect. The 3 legs fit right into the slots on Winnegard stand. Ive never had a wind turn it over. Thanks Ken. I may have to take another look at the winegaurd stand. If it doesn't work I can always look at yours next year in Colorado.
BigT 09/08/14 06:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgater dish stand

I just set mind on the ground with cable securing it to the Jack stand, or on the dining room slide after I shut off valve to prevent slide from closing. Is there a problem with it sitting on the ground? Only one I have seen is those boy dogs. I have been using it sitting on the ground for couple of years, but I would like for it to be up off the ground and rock solid stable. I have set it on top of a slide trying to clear trees, etc., and I have seen it sitting on top of a wobbly fold up table and on top of a ladder. It may be just as good on the ground, but I just wish I could get it up off the ground and make it more solid. Just one of things I wish I could improve.
BigT 09/07/14 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgater dish stand

WyoTraveler, how about posting a picture?
BigT 09/06/14 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
Tailgater dish stand

I have a tailgater that I really like, but I wish I could come up with a mounting stand that I like. I ordered a tripod stand made for the winegaurd dish, but I returned it because I would not fold up for easy storage. I have seen the ladder mounts, but I want the portability to move the dish away from any trees. That is also the reason I didn't go for the roof mount. We stay in some pretty heavily wooded areas so that option just doesn't appeal to me. I do a little woodworking and I built a dish mount out of wood that I really like on top of the pinbox, but there again we must be parked in the right direction and there needs to be no tree interference. I could just continue to place it on the ground, but I keep thinking there is better way to get it really stable and 12-18 inches off the ground. Anybody have any suggestions?
BigT 09/06/14 04:04pm Fifth-Wheels
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