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RE: Idaho Campgrounds

We hqve stayed in the Arco area in June a couple of times. Even in June the temps get into the upper 80's with the surface temp getting over 100. This was at Craters of the Moon National Monument. I would think that August could be hotter.
BarabooBob 01/14/22 05:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Road Condition West Bound into Cody, WY on US Hwy 14

14A is closed in the winter. I would not drive 14 this time of year because the weather on top of the Big Horns can change from beautiful to OH **** in minutes on any given day, including summertime. 16 should not be terrible but I would check the weather before starting up. I usually take 14A going either direction when I am in the area but in the summertime only. 6 years ago we were taking 14A from east to west in early July and we camped on top just east of Burgess Junction. When we woke up, there was 4 inches of snow on the ground. By 10:00 it was all melted and we went down 14A to Cody.
BarabooBob 01/05/22 06:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Good Sam Roadside Assistance Towing from my home

My wife got stuck after sliding off of our driveway. They got here in about 45 minutes and put her car back on the driveway. No problem. I had a pilot bearing lock up and break the support on the driveshaft of my F150 just down the road from my house. I limped it home and called for a rollback recovery truck to take it to the shop. They picked it up in my driveway and delivered to the Ford dealer for repairs. Again, no problems.
BarabooBob 01/05/22 06:49pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: strong winds- tornados

A couple of years ago a camper was in the boondocking area just north of Badlands National Park. We was unhooked and parked not far from a steep drop-off when high winds came up. The winds caused his camper to break his stabilizer jacks and blew the camper over the cliff. It took several hours for emergency responders to get him out of the camper and to the hospital. This was discussed on this forum and is the reason I leave my camper hitched and pointed toward the expected wind.
BarabooBob 01/02/22 04:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tandem axle vs single

Why do some people think that a single axle trailer is going to tip over if you have a flat? I have been pulling single axle trailers for over 50 years and have never had a trailer do anything more that pull slightly to the side of the flat. When a tire goes flat (or blows out) the trailer only drops about 4 or 5 inches. The only way for it to be extremely dangerous is if you swerve when the tire goes flat.
BarabooBob 12/26/21 01:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

I agree with Larry. You don't have to pay per letter to post. Please spell things out instead of being lazy.
BarabooBob 12/18/21 03:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: need help, lost keys

And this is why I made two extra keys when I bought my F150. I cloned them myself with the help of you-tube. All four keys are now "originals" that I can use any two of my existing keys to clone more if I loose one.
BarabooBob 12/05/21 09:28am Tech Issues
RE: 4x4 front hub

Ford's IWE system works off of engine vacuum. For this design, the vacuum is placed on the system unlocking the hubs while the truck runs in 2-wheel drive mode. When shifting to 4-wheel drive, vacuum is released, which locks the hubs. This leaves the front axle locked for fail-safe operation. This quote is from gears magazine. The front hubs are unlocked when the vacuum is applied. If the vacuum is released,, the front hubs lock in four wheel drive.
BarabooBob 12/04/21 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Champion Generator

I love my Champion 2000i. I only have a couple of hundred hours on it but it runs great. I had a warranty issue due to my fault and they covered everything without a question. Mine is straight gasoline only, not propane/gas. We used it to top our batteries off at 9000 ft and it had plenty of power at that altitude. I actually had to pull the starter cord twice at 9000 ft which was unusual.
BarabooBob 11/28/21 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: basic driving skills

My F150 had those stupid lug nuts with a cheap cap over them. I got one piece lug nuts made by Dorman and replaced all 24 lug nuts. The Ford stealership wanted $7 a nut and they were the same junk that originally came on the truck. To get some of the old lugs off, I had to hammer a socket onto the lug nut cap and remove the nut, I then had to put the socket into a vice and drive out the old nut with a punch. I am glad this took place in my driveway so that I could use my shop tools.
BarabooBob 11/17/21 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No plastic membership cards anymore

Last week I got my new card for Good Sam in the mail. I renewed at the store when I picked up a couple of items that I could not find anywhere else.
BarabooBob 11/17/21 07:32pm Good Sam Club
RE: Sold RV and toad

We bought our first RV in about 2010. It got about 11 mpg and gas was over $2.00 a gallon. We are retired now and the 4 daughters have graduated from college and moved on. We have the discretionary income to live as we want. We continue to live cheap so that we can still afford to travel where we want. Our current TT and F150 gets about 11 mpg.
BarabooBob 11/13/21 11:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: What I like about tent camping

Before I got married I would spend weeks on end on my dressed out Honda CB900C travelling the country with my tent, sleeping bag, cooler/backrest, and stove. I was totally happy with it and spend at least 3 weekends a month away from home. After marriage, add a wife and 4 daughters. A popup was a requirement. After the kids moved out, we switched to a TT and absolutely love it. We can be gone within an hour of deciding to camp and my 66 year old body loves the bed.
BarabooBob 11/13/21 11:44pm Tent Camping
RE: Winter battery maintenance

I have always left my batteries installed and attached to the Progressive Dynamics converter. It does a good job of maintaining the battery and I can use the TT as a personal getaway when I need some alone time. After all, I bought it to take care of my batteries.
BarabooBob 11/10/21 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coleman Triton stove sucks! Replacement?

One of the first things I do during my initial cleanup of stoves that I get is to pull the pumps apart, clean them and rub Neatsfoot oil into the leather. I bought a can of the oil about 40 years ago and I don't think I will ever finish off the can. The replacement pump kits come with a synthetic pump seal and I don't think they will last as long.
BarabooBob 10/31/21 02:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coleman Triton stove sucks! Replacement?

I have purchased about a dozen white gas Coleman stoves at garage sales. I clean them up and give them to friends. I am down to about 3 two burner stoves so I will have to pick up some more before giving more away. The lod school stoves and lanterns are also good for having people stop by our campsite to talk. I personally don't like the propane stoves for the reasons listed above.
BarabooBob 10/30/21 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Changing a tire yourself

For those that rely on someone else to change your tires, what would you do if you don't have cell phone coverage in the middle of nowhere with very light traffic. Are you going to wait a day for someone to drive by so that they can make a call when they get to civilization? How will you know that help is coming?
BarabooBob 10/22/21 08:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toyota is working on a mini monster truck.

Just remember that Toyota NEVER built a single RV. They sold the cab & chassis units to companies that built RV bodies on what was originally a 1/2 ton truck frame. After a major law suit, they started selling one ton dually C&C frames and Toyota PAID to fix the problems that American manufacturers created by making the RV way to heavy for the light weight axles on the 1/2 ton trucks. I had a 1988 Damon Escaper built on a 1987 Toyota one ton with a 22Re (4 cylinder) engine. We sold it with 68,000 miles on and it ran great. The biggest complaint was that to get up steep climbs, we had to be turning 4500 to 5000 rpm's to make power. Going up the west side of 14a (going east) we had to stop at a restroom about 3/4 of the way up. I forgot to stop with the RV pointed downhill in the parking lot. The engine did not have enough power to pull ahead from a dead stop, I had to back up and turn around to get a running start to finish the climb. I loved the little truck but would not give you $100 for another one even in great shape.
BarabooBob 10/18/21 05:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Running lights on cars

I have been driving with my headlights on at all times about 40 years ago. I had a 1982 blue Toyota pickup truck that must have been invisible because people kept pulling out from side roads or to pass when I was coming at them. After pulling off the road a few times to avoid a head on collision, I always drove with my headlights on. When riding my motorcycle, I have a headlight modulator that flashes my headlight every couple of seconds to make me and the bike stand out. I rarely have anyone cross my lane or pull out in front of me now that I have that on the bike. They are legal in all 50 states under a federal motor vehicle ruling. Some people may hate them, but, they keep me alive.
BarabooBob 10/15/21 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Prepping for below freezing temps and snow.

Last week we heard that someplace in Utah had 8 degree temps 2 days in a row. I am thankful that we should be 4 weeks away from those temps. I will be winterizing tomorrow afternoon. I still will be using this TT for another 6 weeks but without onboard water.
BarabooBob 10/11/21 05:55pm Truck Campers
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