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RE: Driving to Durango CO from Moab with a Fifth Wheel

No matter what engine you have, you should always be going down a pass in either the gear you went up or the next lower. I have gone down the west side of the Bighorns on 14A driving a car pulling a 2000 pound popup, a Toyota based 6000 pound Class C (22Re engine) F150 pulling TT. By using lower gears I have never had my brakes get warm much less hot.. Take your time, enjoy the scenery. The drivers at the Indy 500 don't get to enjoy the scenery. We do.
BarabooBob 07/03/20 05:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: sway

Someone that does not know about increasing the tire pressure for E capacity tires may look at the door sticker. Gdetrailer was just being helpful. I also run near max pressure for my LT tire on my F150. I checked the manufacturer's site and run the psi that is suggested for my wight.
BarabooBob 07/03/20 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Culling the herd....

I wonder who was holding her beer.
BarabooBob 06/30/20 06:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Required signing waiver of responsibilty

I located the following information for the OP. It comes from the website https://www.murphyprachthauser.com/blog/camping-in-wisconsin-the-complete-guide New Rules in Wisconsin You Should Know Effective April 1, 2016, campground owners can only be held liable for injuries where the owner intentionally causes injury or acts in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others, which are essentially criminal standards. An owner can also be held liable for failing to warn about a dangerous inconspicuous condition the owner knows about. However, a campground owner cannot be held liable for failing to make its property safe, and has no obligation to inspect or police the grounds for dangers that may exist. The bottom line from all of this is that private campground owners no longer have an incentive to inspect and make changes to their property, because they rarely will be held liable. The safer thing to do is use the public campgrounds, which are not motivated by profit and will not cut corners to make more money. Do you have questions? Let us know in the comments!
BarabooBob 06/30/20 05:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flashlights

I have quite a few led flashlights that are 2500 lumen and run on 9 AA batteries. Every vehicle, boat, and the camper have one. I bought them at Menards on Black Friday. While on vacation, I carry a 1000 lumen light that I carry in a holster. I admit to being a flashlight addict. My name is Bob.
BarabooBob 06/30/20 03:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a 4500lb TT with an SUV

I drive a 2011 F150 Supercrew cab, long bed with 3.5L EcoBoost, 6 speed as a daily driver & towing a 3500 pound TT. The truck is a max tow with all of the towing toys. When on the highway without the camper, doing 70 mpoh I get about 20 mppg. If I slow down on state roads I sometimes get 22 mpg. When towing, I get 9.5 to 11 mpg doing 60 mph. To stop some of the complainers, I stay off of the Interstate when possible so the slower speeds are not a problem most of the time. My adult kids love using the truck for road trips because the back seat area is huge and comfortable.
BarabooBob 06/29/20 05:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: When I'm driving do I run my fridge on propane or electric?

I run my fridge on lp while traveling with the exception of when going through the tunnels on the east coast under the big bays. They have signs all over the place that propane must be turned off. I have seen tunnel/bridge authorities pull RV;s over to check them. I installed a 6 gauge wire from the power distribution center under the hood to the rear of my truck and connect it to the battery on the trailer with an Anderson Powerpole connector. A circuit breaker is at both ends of this to protect against shorts. When I statt my truck, my volt meter in the TT jumps to 14.4 volts. I have checked to see what amps I am getting. I also connect my solar panel/controller to this same plug when we get set up.
BarabooBob 06/26/20 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge temperature depends on ambient

I have had 2 way fridges that have automatic thermostats and also one that you changed the flame setting to change the fridge temp. The second type did change internal temps due to external temps. With the automatic (thermostatically controlled) units, I us a battery operated fan inside the fridge to circulate the internal air. It helps greatly. It also helps cool the unit faster when I turn it on.
BarabooBob 06/21/20 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Well, it's over

I am thankful for our Class C that we bought after my wife had a stroke. She needed to have a bathroom close by in order to start camping/traveling again. With a lot of hard work, she gets around much better now and she decided she wanted to switch to a TT. We have put over 20,000 miles on in the last 2 years and are planning trips this summer and next. We plan on traveling as long as we both can enjoy it. At some point, we all have to decide. I am glad that you had the experience together and you will have together time in the future.
BarabooBob 06/21/20 05:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why 30 amp and not 50 amp

I get by just fine with my 2000 watt generator that actually can run 1800 watts. That is just 15 amps. We frequently don't even start the generator when we stay for a night. Silence is great, no television, rarely turn on the radio, rarely sit inside with the lights turned on at night. My perfect campsite is near Burgess Junction, Wyoming at 9000 plus feet with the nearest town over 30 miles away. Most of my friends prefer these same type of sites. No need for 50 amp.
BarabooBob 06/20/20 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help with two Easy Dutch Oven Dessert recipes

Most dutch ovens listed as pre-seasoned need more work. My personal method of seasoning is to place a couple of pounds of lard, yes, lard, in the pan, get it smoking hot, cook some doughnuts, let it cool, and repeat every day for a week. I get 7 days of great doughnuts, and a well seasoned pan.. My preference for a great dutch oven is a Griswold that belonged to my great grandfather. Never met the man but I love that dutch oven.
BarabooBob 06/16/20 07:04pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Climbing steep grades...

I drove a Toyota bases Class C over 60,000 miles including up the west side of the Bighorn Mtns on 14A, the Beartooth Hoghway, Logan Pass, Independence Pass, Trail Ridge Road and almost every high elevation pass in the Rockies. My solution to running hot was to spin that little 22Re (115 horse engine w/6,000 pound coach) I frequently ran 4500 to 5000 rpms in second gear doing 45 mph. The engine never got hot. The tranny never got hot. I had an oversized radiator and an extra tranny cooler. Even with you Chevy based Class C, don't be afraid of running the engine faster. Install proper gauges including engine temp, tranny temp, & tach. Don't worry about how fast you are going, shift down before anything gets hot and spool that motor up. Drive with the tach and temp gauges. You will still get there, just a bit slower without damaging your rig. Get used to the sound of your Vortex at higher rpms, it really is a sweet sound.
BarabooBob 06/16/20 06:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Kebler Pass CO

Some people live for a little adventure and like to take roads like that. I am one of them and this looks like an interesting place to visit. Looking at Google Earth, I am pretty sure that we will be taking that road next summer. I will probably need about a full day just to get through due to stopping to set up for photographs. I was just looking at my plans for next summer and this is a definite will do.
BarabooBob 06/10/20 06:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pumping from the lake.

I hope that you know that lake water is not really "clean." I would never use lake water to wash dishes unless it is sanitized somehow. Either boil, run it through a microb filter, or use bleach. Try sitting a 5 gallon bucket of lake water in a nice shady spot for a couple of days and then smell it, you may change your mind. Remember that a lake is is the outhouse for fish, animals, birds, and humans.
BarabooBob 06/10/20 05:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Bizarre fueling situation. Issue #1 on trip.

I had a Class C that would get fuel in the vent hose between the tank and filler tube. I had to lay on the ground and get the fuel out of the vent hose or the pump would trip constantly. The vent hose had a dip in it between the tank and fill.
BarabooBob 06/06/20 10:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bizarre fueling situation. Issue #1 on trip.

I had a Class C that would get fuel in the vent hose between the tank and filler tube. I had to lay on the ground and get the fuel out of the vent hose or the pump would trip constantly. The vent hose had a dip in it between the tank and fill.
BarabooBob 06/06/20 10:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rebuild ideas and thoughts

I look at projects like this and I hope that thee person knows what they are getting into. Take your projected cost and triple it. I once tried to rebuild a boat and found out that a boat is a hole in the water that you just keep throwing money into.
BarabooBob 06/03/20 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Needles Highway (too big?)

I guess that because I see scraped paint on the highway overpasses in town, we should not drive through that overpass with my TT either. Some people can hit the wall no matter how wide the the road is. Go slow, you will make it. My Class C was as wide or wider than your dually.
BarabooBob 06/02/20 03:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Alabama RV resorts

Call the ones that you are interested in.
BarabooBob 06/02/20 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500W question

I tried talking to a couple of gentlemen in Glacier NP last Sept about charging off of the 12 volt outlet. I told them that if they plugged their TT converter into the generator, they would be using a high output charger that would get their batteries a good charge. They insisted that the salesman that sold them the TT (he also sold them the generator) knew more than I did o I could go away. I left without any more comment. Another camper who was set up right beside me came over and told me that he tried the day before with the same results. Did you know that RV salesmen are very knowledgable about TT's and generators and they neveer lie.
BarabooBob 06/02/20 03:29pm Tech Issues
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