Great advice above once you hit, say, Red Lodge. Like the others, it's not a good idea to pull anything major over Bear Tooth to Red Lodge.
I'd say we've not had a good experience overnighting in Wyoming, but Cody may offer some nice campgrounds. I don't know.
And as for the route from Balamer, we made a dozen trips from Bowie in the '90s so things may have changed. I'm sure you have that planned, but just in case. We'd take I 70 to Indianapolis, 625 miles for us, a bit less for you, the first day, then angle up to I-80 just before entering Iowa. If you think that portion of the trip was exciting, you'll love crossing Iowa, that's another 600+ to Omaha, Nebraska, continuing about 12,000 miles (really about 450 miles) into Cheyenne. Then start making choices, but you're close to great sights! Have fun and be safe.
Don't intend to offend you with a stupid suggestion, but have you unplugged the set and plugged in something else, like a cell phone charger, just to make sure there is or isn't power to the receptacle? You mention the breakers/fuses at another location. Have you found the one that supplies the TV?
I never make mistakes. Except the small front door deck I just painted with interior paint. Don't even ask why I'm using paint on a deck. Blame it on the VA loan inspector.
I've had one since September 2014. SD is fine with us and we needed NFL Sunday Ticket to be sure to get all the Green Bay Packer games.
Now why would someone want to do that? Go figger. Oh, I get it. To watch Von Miller! Or is it Brock...
Sorry, didn't mean to open old wounds. :B
Agree. Great idea! But "Motorcycles" is too narrow for the heading. How about just "Toys"? When we wintered in the Phoenix area I put an ATV in the truck bed and DW followed, pulling a 16' flatbed with another ATV and a side-by-side tied down with Cargo Buckle straps. Plenty of room for tools, extra diesel fuel just in case. Lots of stuff. The information the forum would provide would be helpful to beginners and experienced haulers too.
The bean counters don't know, care, or even calculate the longevity of a customer when establishing rates.
According to a recent Consumer Reports article, some actually do keep track of longevity and charge long time customers more, figuring they don't shop rates regularly. They don't own some of the biggest buildings for nothing.
Good Sam and Coach-Net are better suited for roadside assistance on RVs than the regular auto insurers. A year of Coach-Net service came with my Jayco, so I've stayed with them. Like most insurance, you hope you'll never need it.
Within a half an hour of picking up our new Eagle, I encountered a problem in a parking lot where we'd stopped. It was raining and generally miserable that evening, but a call to Coach-Net got me to a tech who explained what I'd done. With his help I found the problem and we were on our way within a couple of minutes.
I've since learned that there's a hitch to that. If true, it is that if you accept tech advice and you still can't get back on the road, calling back for a tow is on your dime! Check the fine print, whatever you purchase.
If you trust the results of the compression test, this won't help. But I've had similar problems with a couple small engines when I put them away for the season with untreated gasoline still in the carb.
I didn't want to hijack another topic, but it reminded me of an experience I had with customs almost 25 years ago. The exact details have long since left what remains of my memory, but as best I recall, this is what happened.
A buddy and I flew down to Acapulco for a week many years ago. As I had designed some jewelry over the years, I did some advance planning and made some purchases of while there. On the return flight through DFW, passengers were handed a document to fill out declaring (or not) purchases in excess of a certain amount of USD. It may have been $2500, but the accuracy of that's not important. As I worked with the legal system and wasn't interested in risking my job by breaking the law, I foolishly proceeded to write down my purchases and their value.
On arriving at Customs I dutifully headed for a window with my declaration and checkbook. It was late at night. No agent was in sight. After a nervous few minutes spent wonder if I was in the right area and knowing boarding time for my connecting flight was only a few minutes away, an agent finally showed up and asked what I wanted. When I handed him my paper he looked at me for a few seconds, so I asked him if I was in the right area. He mumbled something in the affirmative, then told me to wait there.
I have always thought he walked to an area where he could keep an eye me, hoping I'd just go away. Of course, I don't know that. Anyway, after several minutes, with time for boarding my next flight was closing fast, I called out once, then just left the area when he didn't respond. I barely made my flight.
I don't remember baggage inspections, which I'd gone through on other trips, but I was left with the impression that no one had ever declared over-the-limit purchases on this guy's watch.
My wife and I had an amusing customs experience leaving Hawaii in the '80s, but that's another story.
So I'm thinking readers should have some customs experiences worth sharing.
I'm not much with computers, and don't even know what all this portal business is about. But I've never had a problem logging on and have even managed to post a photo now and then. Admittedly, it's more trouble than I think is probably necessary, judging from other sites. Still, I wish OS 8, 8.1, 10 worked as well for me as this site does! :B