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RE: Why do people have such large trailers?

Why do people have such small trailers? x2
PenMan 07/01/15 10:10am Travel Trailers
RE: What Brands

Just ignore all the other answers. Open Range is by far the best brand. Aren't you glad you asked?
PenMan 06/27/15 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: I know it's been asked before..Do you regret a TT over a FW?

I would never consider a 5er over a TT. My knees are shot so I don't want to climb stairs just to get to the bathroom. I also have pulled many bumper pull trailers (but never a 5er) and they are extremely easy to pull and back up. Our TT has lots of storage space and I still have the truck bed with a hard, locking cover. We use it for short and long trips (many an hour away but some cross country). We might even full time in it after we don't need to help with baby sitting our grandson (one more year and our DDIL will quit working). With all of that said, I would have at least considered a 5er if I didn't have any knee problems.
PenMan 06/23/15 03:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram owners with flip up mirrors

I start out without flipping them up but about a half block from the house I realize I can't see very well and flip them up.
PenMan 06/23/15 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you shower in your camper

We never used the shower in our hybrid. We always use it in our Open Range. Much bigger tanks.
PenMan 06/17/15 11:14am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Honda Generator Cable Question

I have exactly the same setup as the OP. If you can't find the banana plugs locally you could just buy the wire set and replace just the wires that go to the second generator. I'm not sure how the plugs are attached to the wires but they are probably just soldered connections.
PenMan 06/17/15 11:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway NM

Thanks. Also will be able to stop at various points of interest along the route? Maybe not all but some/most.I suggest that you take a look at the area on Google Earth. NM-14 is a good two lane road and a scenic drive. There is very limited parking in Madrid. It may be possible to park a large rig on the side of the road if you can find a long enough space between other vehicles. There is a space at the top of the hill on the North end of town that can accommodate a large motorhome or two. I've never driven down any of the side streets in town so no idea what may or may not be available for parking on them. The last time we were in Cerrilos, there wasn't much of anything open. Agree with this. I would not get off the main road. Depending on the day of week and time of day, Madrid may be difficult to find parking but probably can on the ends of town. There are several places along NM-14 big enough to pull off. Have fun.
PenMan 06/17/15 10:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway NM

No problem at all. We drive it all the time.
PenMan 06/16/15 09:50am Roads and Routes
RE: Travel trailer with front bedroom and rear window

Our Open Range has exactly what you specified. We love it.
PenMan 06/14/15 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Continue camping or pet friendly hotels

It may depend on where you like to travel. Some states have laws that no pets are allowed in the motel rooms (except for service dogs). They always have kennels available outside but many people will not put their pets in the outdoor kennels. You should check laws in the states where you plan/want to travel. I'll admit I have stayed in motels where I have illegally kept my dog in the room but it was just overnight. If I were staying a week that would have been a problem.
PenMan 06/01/15 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Texas Hill Country

We were in an RV rally at the Fredericksburg RV park last month. It is a nice, clean park with all pull-thru spaces. We drove by the KOA which others have mentioned and it looked nice and not actually in town. You definitely need to call after the recent flooding.
PenMan 05/31/15 12:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Survey-How do you reserve?

Probably about even, 50% on-line and 50% by phone when we want reservations. When going from one spot to the next we frequently stop at Cracker Barrel for the night.
PenMan 05/28/15 11:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Open Range vs Jayco Eagle

We love our Open Range but Jayco was our second choice. It really came down to the floorplans. I wanted a larger bathroom than we found in the Jayco's.
PenMan 05/24/15 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How Often do You Empty and Clean Your Bays

I've had the current trailer for two years now so I guess never. I know where everything is located and put it back in the same place after use.
PenMan 05/24/15 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm addicted to mods...

For me, rebuilding, replacing, and making changes in and on the camper is a form of recreation and enjoyment. I have the tools, shop, skills, knowledge and time to do them. Hopefully, this is our last camper and I like customizing and improving it for us. So, Samhain, go for whatever you are capable of doing and enjoy the process and the fruits of your labors (labours). X2
PenMan 05/23/15 11:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Heading to New Mexico

Not sure how much hiking you want to do but you can hike the La Luz trail from the foothills in Albuquerque (approx. 5800 ft.) up to the Sandia crest (approx. 10,400 ft.). It would be an all day hike. Carry water and you need to plan on big temperature changes. We're still getting snow in the mountains. You didn't mention when you were heading out. As others have said, plan to do laundry every few days and get groceries as needed. Enjoy New Mexico.
PenMan 05/19/15 11:17am Family Camping
RE: Jayco vs Forest River Salem vs Open Range

Wow - forgot all about this thread! Well, we ended up ordering the Open Range LT272RLS at the end of March and it should be here any day now - the dealer is thinking before June as it was scheduled to be built around the middle of the month. I know the weights will be close for our Max Tow F150 but I think we'll be well within the specs. I looked at the unit on the dealer's lot which is exactly what we want except we want the table and chairs vs booth dinette. Yellow sticker says the UVW is 7885 lbs so even with 1k of junk we're still well under the 11,200 lbs the F150 can tow. We're getting the Equalizer hitch as part of the deal so we should be safe that way. Worst case is it doesn't work and I upgrade to that F350 of my nightmares. :) Be sure to join the Open Range Owner's Forum at http://www.openrangeowners.com/ORforum/ You'll find a great group of people who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours. Travel safe.
PenMan 05/17/15 01:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco vs Forest River Salem vs Open Range

We love our Open Range and would buy another one in a heartbeaat if something happened to the one we have now. We plan to use it the rest of our lives.
PenMan 05/16/15 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you or don't you?

We haven't used the campground facilities since upgrading from a hybrid to our Open Range. Over two years with zero problems and no smell. That was one of the main reasons for upgrading. I didn't fit in the bathroom (seated) nor could I take a shower in the hybrid as I'm a big guy. No problems at all with the Open Range.
PenMan 05/16/15 11:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Perfect backing!

Watched a fellow backing into the space. His wife was giving hand signals with both hands. She had one hand up in what I took as a signal to stop, with the other hand she was motioning to keep coming on back. Talk about "mixed signals"! They got the rig parked, so I guess they had their own signal system. That's the signal that you need to back slowly but still a little ways to go.:B
PenMan 05/15/15 12:44pm General RVing Issues
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