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RE: Season's over

I have younger friends that say they can't wait until retirement. I keep telling them that they should be enjoying the present and plan for the future. I am happy to hear that you have had many good years enjoying each other's company. I pray that you will continue to enjoy your life and each other in whatever form it takes. May God bless you.
BarabooBob 06/24/19 04:18pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Wow! Dealer Comments!

While looking for a replacement for my last TT, I stopped at this national chain and got a great price on the unit that I wanted. When we were walking back to the sales office, the salesman informed me that the add ons included $1000 delivery, $200 for battery and box, $100 for a full LP tank or $250 for 2 full LP tanks, $300 for paperwork, I stopped listening and turned around and walked out the door. I bought a similar model (also Forest River but different brand) I just about fell off my chair when the salesman informed me that the price on the information sheet sitting on the counter of the TT included everything except tax and license. I had my wife go back to the dealer to look at the TT, while talking to her, the salesman informed us that they would also add an electric tongue jack at no cost, we signed the paperwork on the spot. When I fired up the furnace a couple of months later and discovered that it did not work, I contacted the dealer and he said bring it in. They fixed it the same day, let it run overnight, and I picked it up the next day. No hassle, no ****, no charge. When I buy my next TT, guess who will get my business? The dealer could not buy the kind of advertising that he gets from me. Several friends have bought from him with the same type of service.
BarabooBob 06/23/19 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Good Sam roadside failed us again!!!!

I have used GS RA twice. Once when my wife got stuck in a snowstorm and once because my truck had a drive shaft pilot bearing self destruct. The recovery truck showed up within 40 minutes to get my wife out of the ditch, which was impressive when yo consider the number of calls they were getting due to extreme weather conditions. The rollback unit arrived within 15 minutes to take my truck to the Ford dealer to get it repaired. Both times I got great service. I know that some people have had poor service, but so far, they have worked well for me.
BarabooBob 06/22/19 07:33am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Lake Superior Circle (September 2020) Reservations?

We did the trip in the middle of September. The week we were there, several provincial parks were making plans to close up for the winter. The weather was definitely on the chilly side but the trees were beautiful, the critters were very active, and the waterfalls were running high with runoff from fall rain. I will be going back again in 2020. I don't think reservations would be necessary.
BarabooBob 06/16/19 02:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Replace 12-volt Costar CO Alarm

I picked up an extra CO alarm at our local Menard's store (similar to Lowes or Home Depot.) They had a variety of battery powered alarms from $20 to $50.
BarabooBob 06/13/19 07:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How does everyone transport their kayak

I have 2 ten ft kayaks that we use on the local lakes and rivers. I also have an 18 ft sea kayak that I use when putting on miles on larger rivers and lakes. The 18 ft has to go on the roof of the truck for obvious reasons. The 10 footers go next to the 18 footer on j hooks. If we are just doing some local river running, I just through the 10's in the bed of the truck and take off. If we are going with more people, I also have a trailer with an extended tongue, and room for 5 kayaks. We look like a rental company when fully loaded.
BarabooBob 06/12/19 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide vs no slide

My wife and I prefer smaller, lighter, less complicated TT. Last year we bought a used TT without slides in great shape, used it for a month long trip covering 6000 miles. We sold that TT when we got back. I listed it on Craigslist at noon on Saturday and got my first call within 30 minutes. The first person that called drove 40 miles to see the TT and bought it immediately. We had over 30 calls in 3 hours. It was an entry level TT, lightly used in great shape, and reasonably priced. There are many people looking for a simple, lightweight TT without slides. Resale was not a problem at all even without slides. I looked around four a TT about the same size but different floor plan. We got a great price on the new one because it didn't have any slides.
BarabooBob 06/12/19 06:51am Travel Trailers
RE: people ask why i do it

Most of my friends camp with me on my property. We have had as many as 65 people camping in our group. Last Memorial Day weekend, we had 5 people that had never camped before and about 15 that have been camping since they were children. While traveling, I prefer to keep those groups small, just immediate family-kids and grandkids. We have been asked by a couple of friends to travel together and I have turned them down. They are late risers and my wife and I get up with the sun. That combination does not work. 3 of my kids love camping, the other one not so much.
BarabooBob 06/10/19 01:13pm Family Camping
RE: Zephyr Cove Charging $75 a night!

I worked in resort security for a couple of years. I will not stay at resorts or hotels unless I have no choice. Even if it cost me $25 more to camp you will find me in my camper. If you want to get totally grossed out, turn on a black light in your hotel room. Body fluids will glow under the black light. Most hotels do not wash the bed covers and blankets between guests, they only change the sheets. The walls, bed covers, carpets and even the ceiling will glow from someone else's wild weekend. When I sleep in my TT, I know that the room is CLEAN.
BarabooBob 06/09/19 06:36am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping

When I get a tailgater that I want to get rid of, I touch the slow down button on the cruise control. Sometimes I have to slow down 3 or 4 mph but they always get tired of going slower and they pass me.
BarabooBob 06/07/19 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Essential Tools or I sure wish I had brought............

I forgot the corkscrew on one trip and it took me 15 minutes to find another camper that had one. It was the longest 15 minutes of the trip for my 2 adult daughters. They never let me forget it.
BarabooBob 06/07/19 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Drawing water from a lake

Remember that fish and animals are living in and near the water. I do not drink surface water except artesian springs at the source, and then only if I know the spring water gets tested once in a while.
BarabooBob 06/04/19 02:55am Tech Issues
RE: Pressure regulator at source vs. destination

I also prefer water in the tank ad use the pump. No pressure problems.
BarabooBob 06/02/19 07:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging with Dumb Charger

One of the best upgrades I did to my TT was to dump the old WFCO in the trash can and install the Progressive unit. It was money well spent. You will think so also.
BarabooBob 06/02/19 07:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Yellowstone campgrounds

The only campsites with ANY hookups are located at Fishing Bridge RV Park. You can use your water bandit at other campgrounds to fill you tanks but cannot stay hooked up to the water spigot because it is shared by many people. There are several places to get water in every campground. You can pull up next to the water supply but you may have to move is the road is narrow to let others get through. Many of the roads are one way and rather narrow. Be polite and move is someone wants to get through.
BarabooBob 06/01/19 05:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do you share camping expenses?

My wife and I hosted a 2 week vacation with 2 of our daughters and 2 grandkids. We paid for all camping fees, all meals unless we ate out, and supplied the car/popup that the kids used. They initiated the entire vacation over Christmas dinner and I planned it all. They wanted to offset some of the expenses so I said that they could pay the gas bill for the car/popup. When the trip was about half done, I calculated the total projected costs of the trip and informed them that they would not pay anything. The girls and grandkids talk about the trip very fondly at every camping weekend and appreciate the trip. So I spent a few extra dollars, big deal. The memories are priceless.
BarabooBob 06/01/19 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: What are your yearly registration costs for your truck?

In WI my F150 is $84 no matter how old. An 8000 truck is $106. 10000 is $155. Most of the state is no inspection or smog. A travel trailer is $15 per year regardless of length. Motorhomes are from $48 to $119 by weight. Passenger cars are $75 including SUV's. My Honda Goldwing costs me $23 for 2 years. We make up for it by having high state taxes.
BarabooBob 05/30/19 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can I Get Away With a Quick Brake Job in a Campground?

I hope that this post is some kind of sick joke. What kind of selfish person would drive around without fully functioning brakes? Especially with a TC on top of the truck. I would never put others in danger like that, I could not live with myself if I injured or killed someone. If you caused an accident and it could be proven that you knew about the problem, your insurance company may get away without paying any claims.
BarabooBob 05/30/19 04:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cooper, not good (final update last page)

I keep looking at my current dog sitting on on the floor looking at me. I think back to the 2 dogs that I had to take on their last truck ride and sit here with my eyes leaking. You will miss him but you have to remember that you gave him a loving home. It is best to let them go without putting them through hard times. My current dog is a rescue from Kentucky and is a very loving mutt. Anyone who says that dogs don't love their people have never looked into the eyes of a dog when you get home after being gone for a while.
BarabooBob 05/28/19 05:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Love them KOA's

I worked security at a resort for a couple of years and had many situations where we had to call the police to get people to leave because they were not guests of the resort. The only time I considered pulling my weapon was when a guest threatened to come out of his room and shoot all of us. We took cover and waited for the police to arrive to hand him. I am a retired law enforcement officer and was well aware of how to handle the situation. Also remember-I said retired, I let the on duty officers handle it.
BarabooBob 05/28/19 05:12pm General RVing Issues
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