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RE: Battery charging question.

I agree to dump the WFCO. I have had two TT's with WFCO converters and neither of them would kick into the 14.4 Volt rapid charge mode. One of them stayed at 13.6 volts all of the time. I switched to Progressive Dynamics and am very happy. I switched to 6 gauge wires between the converter and the battery. I added a dedicated ground wire because the TT only had a small ground that went to the frame, I wanted my 6 gauge wire run straight through. My PD converter only puts out 45 amps so I did not feel the need for 4 gauge wire.
BarabooBob 02/13/21 05:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Not a good year to visit Glacier NP

I agree that for us, it would be a good year to visit. The visitor number will be way down so we could actually get a parking spot. We would arrive by 11:00 am and be standing in line to get a camp site for about 3 or 4 days. A camper occupying a site has until 11:30 to renew their site. If they don't do it by 11:30, I can take the site for up to the maximum allowable stay. The departing occupant has until noon to leave. We have gotten campsites with this method in Glacier, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon, plus many National Forest areas.
BarabooBob 02/12/21 05:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Couple of Routes in Colorado

Your route from Estes Park to the I is very scenic but many people will be terrorized by it. I consider it a must drive when I am in the area. I like twisty, hilly, steep roads. I drive an F150 pulling a rather small TT.
BarabooBob 02/12/21 06:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Need Help Deciding which feature for trailer

I don't like the idea of cooking grease splattering on my TT. I just keep imagining a huge grizzly licking off the smells and deciding that there may be some tasty morsels inside. A grizzly stays out of our TT's because he does not want to come in. I will continue cooking on the picnic table or our portable table which rides in the back of my truck. I scrub the picnic table off when I arrive and before I leave.
BarabooBob 02/10/21 03:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Glacier National Park

I have pulled into Apgar before noon on three trips and have gotten a site every time. This was during peak travel months all three times. There is a web page that shows historical information as to when the campground has filled. I don't know how to show the page.
BarabooBob 02/09/21 04:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery Meter

I use a digital voltmeter that I plug into a cigarette style outlet that I installed just inside the door of the TT. I can also use that socket to charge cameras, flashlights, anything that needs a 12 volt outlet. Cost me about $15 total and multipurpose.
BarabooBob 02/09/21 04:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dishes for RV

My wife and I are both good cooks and we do most of our cooking outdoors while camping. We have a small metal bin that fits nicely in one of the upper cupboards which we keep all of our cooking necessities in. When we get ready to cook, one of us just grabs the bin and sets it on the picnic table. We bought the bin at Mewnards.
BarabooBob 02/04/21 05:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Looking for reliable travel trailer

Remember that the bigger the TT gets, the more complicated it gets. Tandem axles equal twice as many tires, and hubs. Slides could mean troubles with slide mechanisms, leaks in the slide seals, and possible troubles using the interior unless the slide is extended. If you are planning on camping in the national parks, you can be limited to shorter TT's. My wife and I started with tents, went to popups, small Class C, and are on our second TT. The current TT will be around a long time because we like the fact that the dining area is like a green house. It is mostly windows on entire rear. It also tows very well because it is a single axle 17' unit. We don;t need more room because we spend most of our time outdoorsunless we are sleeping or it is raining or really cold.
BarabooBob 02/03/21 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smaller stove burner?

I can't believe that some TT's and RV's come with none adjustable stove burners. Even my 17' Viking has 2 fully adjustable stove burners. I can turn it way down to simmer soup. I would be replacing any stove that was nonadjustable.
BarabooBob 02/03/21 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Dealers

I realize that I bought my TT before the pandemic but my dealer treated me well. He had the LP tank full, a new series 27 battery (that was less than 2 months old according to the manufacturers sticker,) a very nice stinky slinky, a 35' 30 amp extension cord, a set of legos, 15 to 30 amp adapter, a 30 to 50 amp adapter, 4 door keys, 4 notorious storage compartment keys, he added a heavy tongue jack with wheel and foot, a coupon book for 10 days of free camping no delivery fee, no dealer prep fee, and 15% off in his store for life. Camping World on the other hand wanted wanted $100 for a full lp tank, $200 for a series 24 battery, $20 for a battery box, $1000 delivery fee, $1000 price increase if I paid cash (not using their financing) and a couple of more rip offs.
BarabooBob 02/03/21 03:48pm Towing
RE: F-150 best add on mirrors for this shape of mirror

I agree that the CIPA clamp on mirrors work very well. They are easy to use and give a good, vibration-free view. They are also very reasonably priced. I also own an F150
BarabooBob 02/01/21 05:44pm Towing
RE: Best route from Grand Tetons to West Yellowstone?

Fishing Bridge RV Park is not in West Yellowstone. It is located 54 miles from the south entrance, just east of the intersection of highways 14 and 20 toward the east entrance. The park is close to the north shore of Yellowstone Lake.
BarabooBob 01/30/21 05:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Key West or Out West

And this is one of the great reasons I love living in Wisconsin. We are 1000 miles from the east coast, northern Florida, New Orleans, Denver, the Big Horn Mtns. I can be at any of those places within 2 moderate days of driving. Being on either coast means much more driving.
BarabooBob 01/27/21 12:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spare on Class C

If I am boondocking in the middle of nowhere and I have a flat. I don't want to gamble that I will have cell service and that the repair shop will have the correct tire. I personally will always carry a spare mounted on a good rim.
BarabooBob 01/26/21 05:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Getting back to a RV now as an empty nester

My wife and I are also without rug rats. We had a bunk house in case the grandkids wanted to go along but sold it after one trip because it did not have a full time bed and it was like a cave with a shortage of windows. We looked at many TT before we found our Viking 17RD. We wanted a shorter TT because we own a good sized property with limited parking due to a stream and steep hills. Our Viking has a full length Queen, lots of windows by the dinette and it is big enough for our usage. We travel of 4 weeks at a time at least twice a year. Before getting married, I traveled by motorcycle for over 15 years so any TT seems like a mansion to me.
BarabooBob 01/24/21 01:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Supercharged 7.3 gasohol F-250 4x4 towing 15K trailer etc

Specta said--That's why I would never buy a V-6 Ecoboost to tow with. My 3.5l EB does not get hot when pulling long hills. I admit that I am only pulling 5000 pounds of trailer and stuff. I have pulled over the Beartooth Highway (east to west and west to east), up the west side of 14A from Lovell WY to Burgess Junction, the Ike, Million Dollar Highway (both ways) Wolf Creek Pass and one near Ashville that I can't remember the highway and many more. My tranny temp never went above 215 degrees and the coolant gauge never moved more than a couple of degrees and I was running the air conditioning most of the time. Another myth that most people mistakenly believe is that you have to wind a EB up to make power. The engine makes almost full HP and torque starting at 1800 rpms. I have never gone over 3500 rpms except during motor braking. My only problem is that I am waiting for a new exhaust manifold and it is back ordered. The dealership that has done all of my work will not install an aftermarket unit. I use tow/haul all the time when towing. My 2011 has 206,000 miles and we have pulled all over the country multiple times and will be heading out again to the Rockies.
BarabooBob 01/22/21 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling Long Travel Trailer to Glacier

I believe that ssthrd was referring to the maximum length on Going To The Sun Road. The max length on that road is 21 total length. You can easily take Highway 2 from Browning to West Glacier. It is a fairly easy pull. You cannot tow a trailer on Highway 49 that is a cutoff to avoid going back to Browning due to a maximum vehicle length of 21 feet also.
BarabooBob 01/22/21 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone closed until 2022

Distances and time from Fishing Bridge West Yellowstone Old Faithful 38 30 Canyon Village 16 32 Tower 35 51 Norris 28 28 Mammouth 49 49 Coming from Fishing Bridge to any of these places you have to drive throw Hayden Valley which has some of the worst wildlife traffic jams in the park. I think we spent almost an hour every time we drove through that area.
BarabooBob 01/22/21 12:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone closed until 2022

If you have to have full hookups, why not stay in West Yellowstone and drive in? You can still see the park and have your hookups. You just have to plan early, but, you had to do that to get a Fishing Bridge site anyway.
BarabooBob 01/21/21 04:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you need Commercial Plates in NY to tow a trailer?

JRscooby, my supercrew with 6 1/2' bed probably carries more horse ****, firewood, lumber, ATV's, bicycles, and hay than most of the one ton trucks pulling 5th wheel travel trailers. It gets dirty driving through fields using the FWD and it also hauls 6 adults comfortably. It pulls my TT all over the Rockies without breaking a sweat. I can't buy an 8' bed with a supercrew half ton and I don't need a one ton. I have the truck that does what I need it to do without worryhing about what other people think a proper truck is.
BarabooBob 01/18/21 05:01pm Tow Vehicles
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