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RE: Head light not working.

It would not be the first new bulb that was no good that I have seen. Check everything with a volt meter to make sure that you don't have a bad "new" bulb.
BarabooBob 09/20/20 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

I currently have a 2011 F150 heavy, SCREW, long bed, w/3.5 EB w/3.73 gears. I have over 200,000n miles. I just finished going over Chief Joseph Highway, Beartooth Highway, up the west side of 14A in the Bighorns pulling my TT. I may loose a bit of mpg when not towing but I love the grunt when I am towing. When I reorder, it will be a similar vehicle. I don't have a problem eating up my brakes. I have never smelled hot brakes on my truck either. The truck still looks good and runs great, so I don;t plan on a new one soon.
BarabooBob 09/19/20 06:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

I have checking into 10 campgrounds in the last 2 weeks. I used a credit card each time and have not been asked to even present my DL even once. They didn't even ask to see it much less make a copy of it.
BarabooBob 09/16/20 08:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Advice to omit the auto change LP valve

Why not use the auto changeover valve as is is designed? I have one on my TT and really like not getting up in the middle of the night to switch tanks. I check my valve every day to see if it had switched itself to the backup bottle. I never smell any propane near the regulator and don't worry about it. We do a fair amount of cold weather camping so we enjoy a warm camper.
BarabooBob 09/16/20 08:37pm Tech Issues
RE: lug nut socket

Both my TT and my F150 require thin wall deep well sockets. Harbour Freight had them in 1/2" drive. I also bought a 30 inch breaker bar. The darned truck requires 150 lb/ft of torque and removing the lugs after they have been on a while takes some serious pull. My TT required 100 lb/ft on the lugs. Both units have aluminum wheels.
BarabooBob 09/16/20 08:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: Renewal

And how are you going to prove that you are a member if you don't have a smart phone or don't have cell service when the tow truck gets there? They really are shaving costs in every way possible. I don't think I will be renewing after hearing all of the problems that people are having.
BarabooBob 09/10/20 06:28am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: RPMs dropping uphill, Ford f-450

Downshift to keep the engine in the power band. You may just have to manually downshift, keep the rpms up, and SLOW DOWN. Even semi's slow down on 5% grades and they have a LOT MORE torque than you do.
BarabooBob 09/09/20 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Poor roadside assistance

My wife went off the road during a snow storm last year and we called GSRA. They sent a truck from over 60 miles away and there are 3 companies within 5 miles. 2 of them have a contract with GS (I called) and had a truck available. I asked the wife what happened and she reminded me that when I was teaching my daughters to drive, I said that the ditch is always a better option than a head on collisions. I apoligized for questioning her.
BarabooBob 09/09/20 03:33am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Replacing ceiling lights & adding more light

I have replaced all of the lights in my last 2 RV's with LED's. My current TT came with all LED lights but I added a couple more. I will never go back to incandescent bulbs. The current TT also has LED marker and tail lights. I prefer the brighter (almost blue tinted) light temp.
BarabooBob 09/09/20 03:12am Tech Issues
RE: hitch lock??

As said before, any lock will only slow a determined thief down. However, I always use a coupler lock with a locking ball in the coupler. I want to make sure that the thief realizes that it is easier to steal someone else's TT instead of messing with me. By the way, I can probably cut off almost any lock or boot with my battery powered angle grinder in under 10 seconds, 20 seconds tops.
BarabooBob 09/08/20 08:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Is it a good time to sell?

2 weeks a go I was looking at Craigslist here in Wisconsin. I was a wolfpup trailer for sale that just happened to be the same one that I sold 2 1/2 years ago (I did some alterations on it and they were shown in the photos.) IT sold for $2000 more than I paid for it 3 years ago. The guy;s family got bigger in a hurry when they had twins and no longer fit in a 4 person BH special. I was on the way home yesterday (Labor Day) and stopped at a restaurant. A family asked to see the inside of our TT and offered us more than we paid 2 years ago.
BarabooBob 09/08/20 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: need tow mirrors

I have Cipa brand slip on mirrors. They fit great, are very stable and are easy to install and remove. When you remove them, they are still adjusted properly when you reinstall them. They are very reasonable at about $40 plus shipping.
BarabooBob 09/01/20 06:38pm Towing
RE: The sad part of pet ownership

I hate owning dogs. They work their way into the most tender part of your heart and they definitely don't live long enough. We are on our 4th dog and he is going on 8 years old. I hope that he will be around a lot longer. He is sitting here looking at me and want to be petted. Time to pet the dog I guess because my eyes are going to start leaking.
BarabooBob 09/01/20 06:30pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 1978 Chevy Itasca for $4800

I owned a 1988 Damon Class C. I will tell you that finding any RV that old without some form of water damage is very difficult. Any water damage is a royal pain to find and repair. You will be constantly fixing a lot of stuff. If you can't do all of the work yourself, you will be farther ahead buying something a lot newer.
BarabooBob 08/30/20 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Small mistakes can make big problems

We were camping in Yellowstone years ago. A young couple with brand new everything,- brand new tent, (not seam sealed) brand new sleeping bags, brand new hiking boots, brand new everything. As the guy tried to light his brand new Coleman LP stove. He opened the valve on the stove, lit the match and held it above the burner. Of course LP is heavier than air so the stove filled up with fumes and flowed out. When he lowered the match enough to get to the fumes, he had a huge fireball. He panicked and used a towel to fan the flames. I ran over and simple closed the lid on the stove and snuffed out the fire. I turned off the fuel and simply asked him to get the directions for the stove and I watched him light is correctly. Later that night, the same guy was unpacking his brand new propane lantern. His wife was talking to him and pointing to me. He kept shaking his head and continued to put the lantern together. The wife came over and asked me if I would help him. I spent about a half hour going over most of their equipment and told him a very important thing. When the wife tells you to ask for help, ask for help. The next morning, he came over again to ask that I watch him light his stove. His wife was very happy with him.
BarabooBob 08/28/20 06:22pm Beginning RVing
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I stay right around 62 mph. There are quite a few trucking companies that govern their trucks at 62 mph so I am not the only vehicle traveling at that speed. If I can find a Swift truck I will fall in behind them so that people only have to switch lanes one time. When possible, I will be on US numbered highways when traveling instead of staying on the interstate. I can't believe the number of people that will pull up behind me and follow me even though there are plenty of places to pass. While traveling without my TT, I am frequently in the fastest pack of vehicles. I can;t believe how many times a day people get themselves bottled up in the slow lane because they don't pay attention to what is happening up ahead.
BarabooBob 08/28/20 05:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is it you like about your Snowbird nest?

Tequila-$600 a night sounds like a bargain with pool and full hookups. I wish I could talk the wife into going south for January and February every year.
BarabooBob 08/26/20 03:20pm Snowbirds
RE: light weight travel trailer - NO BO 19.5

I pull a single axle 3500 gross weight single axle. I have never had a problem with porpoising. My heavy tow F150 does not need a WDH but the truck is longer than the TT and has a high capacity.
BarabooBob 08/23/20 05:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Scenic Routes/Places to See in WY, ID, MT, SD & E. CO

I have driven the MDH, 14A, and the Beartooht. 14A is definitely steeper and more twisty but the view is worth the drive. I drive an F150 with a 3500 lbs TT so I am loaded pretty light. Never had a problem with brakes or power. I love my EB3.5 It always thinks it is at sea-level and does not need screaming RPM's to produce power or torque.
BarabooBob 08/21/20 06:59am Roads and Routes
RE: gas millage

I drive an F150 that is my daily driver. Due to owning property that requires me to pull trailers for upkeep, my vehicle does not add much except when I am towing my TT. My insurance for the TT is $160/yr so that is minimal. I count the cost of owning the TT as my play money and I can afford to play. If I was traveling the way I do and stayed in hotels or resorts, I would spend more in 5 years of resorts/hotels than I paid for the TT.
BarabooBob 08/20/20 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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