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RE: Crude at $20 and pump price is at $2

Gas in Wautoma, WI is $.99/gallon. Elkhart Lake WI is $.89/gallon.
BarabooBob 03/30/20 06:26pm General RVing Issues
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
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

Any trailer that has brake flanges welded to the axle can have brakes added to it. I have helped add brakes to single axle trailers for friends and am considering adding a set to my trailer. I frequently pull a 3500 pound utility trailer loaded with firewood. I have had to change a tire and it was not a big deal. I carry a low profile hydraulic jack that fits under the spring mount and a 36" breaker bar with the correct sockets for the lugs. I also carry a torque wrench with me because it would be very easy to over tighten lugs with a 36" breaker bar.
BarabooBob 03/21/20 09:29am Towing
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

Why do people think a tandem axle trailer is easier to back up?? If the distance from the ball hitch to the single axle is the same as the distance to the middle of the two axles, the turning response time should be the same. Am I missing something?
BarabooBob 03/20/20 05:17pm Towing
RE: Germs, viruses and fuel pump handles and doors

For those of you that talk about recycling. Did you know that China used to buy most of our plastics and other recyclables. They don't buy them anymore and now most of the recyclable stuff ends up in the landfill.
BarabooBob 03/19/20 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mirror folds up in high winds: solved (but not pretty)

When I park in public parking lots, I always fold my mirrors in to avoid having some inconsiderate person walking past my truck and banging into the mirrors. I would rather fold them in than have them broken. I had to fold my mirrors in many times on ferries, parking lots, drive thrus, banks, or driving through the woods. I have never had my mirrors move on their own even when driving into heavy winds going across the Dakotas. I drive a 2011 F150.
BarabooBob 03/19/20 08:35am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: FL state parks open events canceled

For those that think the government is going to solve this quickly. Things have gotten so bad in Italy that they have set up official triage strategies to limit the use of ventilators and associated medical care. In Italy, if a hospital has more cases requiring ventilators than they have ventilators, anyone over 80 years old or that has underlying health issues will be kept comfortable until they die. No kidding, look it up.
BarabooBob 03/15/20 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Some ATV rules Help

In Wisconsin we can use our ATV's on private property, ATV trails, and any public road that is posted as being an ATV Route. ATV's must travel with the headlight and taillight on and the ATV must be equipped with working brake lights.
BarabooBob 03/15/20 05:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: Campgrounds on US16 in Big Horn Mtns.

Sorry, wrong road.
BarabooBob 03/14/20 07:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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