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RE: What's up with Rocky Mt. National Park entry?

Quoted from the RMNP website, "This reservation period will be from 9 am to 3 pm. Reservations are not required for this area prior to 9 am or after 3 pm. Permits issued using the reservation system will allow park visitors to enter the park within two-hour windows of availability. The reservation system will apply to all areas of the park. Easy solution, get there at 7:30 to make sure you get in before the 9:00am start time every day.
BarabooBob 06/09/21 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier

According to the NPS web site for Glacier National Park, you need an entry permit between 6:00 am and 5:00opm. Get there are 5:00 am and eat breakfast until the sun gets high enough to enjoy the ride. Last time me were there, the Logan Pass parking lot filled up at 8:30am. If you enter the park at 5:30am, you can stop at the pulloffs on the way to Logan Pass and get there by 7:30am. You should get a parking stop and be able to enjoy some short hikes and still have time to enjoy the road.
BarabooBob 06/06/21 06:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Train vs Motorhome

I drive through Neenah frequently and that town is pretty flat, no tracks to high center on. Look at the photo, there is almost no rise to get over the tracks. My father was a truck driver and taught me to drive. He pounded a couple of important items into my thick skull, the most important one was that when you drive over a railroad track, you enter the track and drive all the way across without shifting. I still do it even with my vehicles today. There is much less chance of a vehicle stalling out it it is running mid-range rpm's and not shifting. I have seen cars and trucks hit by trains. The train does always win.
BarabooBob 06/05/21 08:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Firepit Restrictions - West Coast

I totally agree with rhagfo. Why is having an open fire such a necessity during high or extreme fire conditions. Have you ever had to fight a wildfire. I have and it will change your perspective. As a property owner (I own a registered Tree Farm) I do not allow anything except cook stoves set up in a metal table during high danger events. No charcoal grills, no fire pits, no camp fires, no smoking.
BarabooBob 06/05/21 02:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

I get the same mpg as Wing Zealot. I frequently get 21-22 on the highway doing 70 mpg (speed limit in WI) and 10.5 to 12 when towing my 3500 pound TT at 65 mph. If I slow to 55 mph, I can get 12 to 13. I love the EcoBoost in the mountains where I don't have to worry about being at 9,000 to 11,000 ft. SAt those elevations, still have all of my horses and torque. I can go over the Beartooth or up the west side of the Bighorns on 14A and not worry about overheating or running out of guts. To keep my heat down I do downshift to let the tranny take a break. When I do that I am still under 3000 rpm's.
BarabooBob 06/04/21 02:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane Firepit Restrictions - West Coast

Ivylog-you are correct, I have never used one of the fire pits. I do own property where we enforce a NO open flame other than cook stoves when the fire danger gets high. The property is used by family and friends only and they understand our desire to keep the property and them safe.
BarabooBob 06/03/21 05:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Propane Firepit Restrictions - West Coast

If the propane fire pts get hot and are close to the ground I can see where they would not be allowed. Nobody has a BBQ that sits 6" off the ground.
BarabooBob 06/02/21 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: PD Vs. WFCO

I have owned 3 RV's that came with WFCO converters. Two of them got PD units dropped in within a month, the other TT got sold after one trip because the wife didn't like it. We actually made money on that one because we bought it used at a good price and sold just before Memorial Day at a better price. I never saw any of the three WFCO units get above 13.4 even on a low battery. I carried my garage battery charger around until I got the PD's installed. I also added a heavier charging wire to every RV.
BarabooBob 06/01/21 08:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Out of touch with reality

We were looking at a 16' X 32' portable building (built off site and hauled to my property) back in September. The dealer called me one morning and said to get in there and sign the papers and put a deposit on it right now because the price was going up sometime that day. I drove over and signed and paid half up front. At close of business that day the dealer got a company wide email that announced a 20% increase and a month later another 20% was added. The are still selling as fast as they can build them.
BarabooBob 06/01/21 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Filling of Propane tank

I get my tanks filled t place that charges me my the gallon. They set the tank on a scale to tell when the tank is at max full and charge me for the gallons to top off. Most of the places around here that exchange tanks are currently selling 15 pounds of propane in the tanks. They tell you on the sign that is posted that you are paying for 15 pounds so it is not fraud. You just have to read the sign.
BarabooBob 06/01/21 07:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Avoid Silverton Colorado

Some people complain a bout how noisy utv's are but they never outlaw and enforce the noisiest vehicles on the road-Harley Davidson motorcycles.
BarabooBob 05/21/21 09:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Portable Camping Stove Design Issue

Some campers use a high pressure regulator at the tank and step it down at the appliance. The air gap is normal. That is basically a carburator that mixes air with the propane to get the proper mixture of fuel and air for burning. It looks wrong and dangerous but it is normal.
BarabooBob 05/20/21 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: ? DIY Utility Trailer Deck "Paint" ?-

I have a 30 year old utility trailer in the yard that now needs a new deck. The old one is 3/4" treated plywood. I have hauled a lot of firewood, horse and goat manure and just about anything else. Keep it simple. Use the stuff that is made for that purpose.
BarabooBob 05/19/21 07:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: window next to door

The first TT that we had was a Wolfpup BH. That thing had a total of 4 windows including the one in the door. I hated that TT because it was like being in a cave. 4 weeks after we bought it, we sold it and bought a Viking 17 FQ which is like living in a glass globe. My wife sewed some really nice curtains for privacy.
BarabooBob 05/18/21 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Pleated shades, should I tow with them up or down?

We have a TT so we don's know what it sounds like back there. However, the TT does have pleated blinds that attach to hooks so that they stay in place in the down position while driving. I don't like leaving the blinds open when we are at stores or rest areas because people can look and and see if there is anything inviting to steal.
BarabooBob 05/17/21 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pleated shades, should I tow with them up or down?

We have a TT so we don's know what it sounds like back there. However, the TT does have pleated blinds that attach to hooks so that they stay in place in the down position while driving. I don't like leaving the blinds open when we are at stores or rest areas because people can look and and see if there is anything inviting to steal.
BarabooBob 05/17/21 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Back before cellphones

In the town of Hill Point, WI there is a working pay phone in what looks like an outhouse. There are a lot of Amish people in the area and there is no cell coverage in many of the valleys around there. The outhouse design works out very well in the winter when it stays cold and windy from November until April.
BarabooBob 05/17/21 06:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Adding travel time to Google maps

I also add a lot of time to Googles time. I agree with gbopp, 50 mph average, so I just count on 2 hours per hundred miles. Not much thinking involved.
BarabooBob 05/14/21 09:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Too hot

We have been to the Badlands and Black Hills over 20 times. It does get hot in the Badlands but if you plan for the heat and drink plenty of water you will not have any problems. The Black Hills campgrounds range from bare bones to ultra luxurious. My preference is mid-priced. I love Chris' Camp near Spearfish, Kemp's Kamp near Keystone, and Steel Wheel Campground near Deadwood. We also use many of the State or National Forest Campgrounds, many of them have lakes to swim in if it gets hot. I will admit that one time we were there and it hit 100 degrees at Keystone. We bugged out.
BarabooBob 05/06/21 08:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Removing cigarette/cigar smoke residue, ozone machine?

I used an ozone machine to get some mouse odors out of a popup camper one time. I ran the machine for 2 days after scrubbing everything down with soapy water. The combination of scrubbing and the ozone machine really surprised me. All of the mouse stink was gone. And mouse stink is much worse than cigarettes.
BarabooBob 05/03/21 07:55am General RVing Issues
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