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RE: Open Range or Primetime RV

I'd take the decal off. I hate it when they put decals right across a window. I agree. That is one thing I don't like about our OR.
PenMan 08/19/15 10:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Motorola Droid Turbo

My family (4 phones) has had the Droid Turbo for about 8 months now. No SIM card problems. Knock on wood.
PenMan 08/18/15 12:14pm Technology Corner
RE: What would you do, stay put or pull over?

I always pull to the right but keep moving even if only one car behind me. That way they can easily see beyond me to make passing decisions easier. If I get several vehicles behind me I will pull over. Usually need to use the bathroom anyway.
PenMan 08/17/15 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: New to the forum

Your problem with the door being hard to shut sometimes could be caused by your leveling. Follow the instructions others have given and DO NOT use the stabilizer jacks to help level the trailer. You can get the trailer frame just twisted enough to make the door hard to close. Don't ask me how I discovered this. :B BTW, welcome to the forum.
PenMan 08/16/15 12:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Isleta Casino Rv Park in Albuquerque NM

You don't mention what dates you will be here but if during the balloon fiesta in October you may not find a spot available. The Fiesta this year is Oct. 3 to 11. Any other time you should find a space.
PenMan 08/16/15 12:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Open Range or Primetime RV

Mr. Camper What kind of problems are you having? Ours has been great so far (fairly new) and I have heard nothing but excellent reviews of the company itself. Just wondering what you are running into. I'm curious too. We have had our OR for about 2 and a half years with very few and simple problems. Have never had to take it back to dealer for warranty. Jayco is also an awesome manufacturer so I think it was a good merger. Both have 2 year warranties. Not many others can offer that. Our family has had many RV's from Lance Truck Campers to Winnebago Class A and our Open Range is by far the best built.
PenMan 08/16/15 12:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Family across country road trip

I stated that we want to make a 4 day trip but how many would it take going 60 the whole way with just gas stops and maybe one or two tourist stops? We went from Albuquerque to North Carolina (Charlotte area) last fall and took 3 days. I drive 60 on the highways. I do tend to drive fairly late so 4 to 5 days is more likely in your case. We did not stop for any tourist stuff but spent a full day crossing Arkansas on I-40 due to construction. I will never go that way again. Came the southern route thru Georgia, Louisiana and Texas on the way back to avoid Arkansas. Still 3 days. You are going a full days travel past Charlotte if you go that way.
PenMan 08/16/15 12:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Open Range or Primetime RV

Of all the slides I've ever owned, the cable system is by far the least complex. It's one of those things that is genius in it's simplicity. A lot of folks don't understand how it works and don't like it because they can't figure out how a cable can both push a slide out and pull a slide in. x2. Cable system is by far the easiest to maintain and repair if needed. We have had zero problems with our slides but I know how to work on them if needed.
PenMan 08/12/15 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: To Do List

I'm a retired mechanical engineer. Of course I have to-do lists.
PenMan 08/11/15 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: Open Range or Primetime RV

We love our Open Range (see signature) and have used it a lot. Many miles of towing with insignificant problems. I did have a cabinet come loose (not off the wall but pulled away) and fixed it myself. I did not have to take it to dealer at all for warranty work (they have a two year warranty). Only thing I had done during warranty was they gave me a new propane regulator when the original would not switch between tanks. I don't plan to outlive my current Open Range but if I do I would definitely buy another one. There are a lot more 5ers than TTs but we chose the TT to avoid interior steps.
PenMan 08/11/15 11:42am Travel Trailers
RE: lock for battery

I'm with downtheroad. I have had batteries stolen while in our driveway before I got two of these locks (two batteries). No problems since installing them. I use the kind of padlocks like you see on rental storage units that are a little harder to cut with bolt cutters because you can't get to them. Nothing is perfect but you just need to make yours more difficult to steal than the one down the block.
PenMan 08/10/15 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you cross your safety chains?

Always cross my chains. Remove the hitch when not in use just so I don't run into it.
PenMan 08/06/15 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Campsite Liability - insurance issues

Maybe its different in NC ?? But any vehicle I ever bought and financed the Insurance comp required FULL coverage ! None of "just what state law required"... It does have full coverage when hooked to the TV. All the finance company is interested in, is recouping their money. They do that thru Comp, and collision. So my TT has it's own comp, and collision. But it only has liability while hooked to the TV. Liability only covers what the TT does to someone else's property. So the finance company don't care about that. And since the TT won't run into any one's property while parked. It doesn't need it. But a limb CAN fall on it, or someone could run into it on site. So it has comp, and collision. Interesting. I wonder if you need liability insurance if you unhook your TT from the TV and forget to put out the chocks. Your trailer starts a nice run down hill into a very expensive Class A. What do you think?
PenMan 08/04/15 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: windows 10

I'm not real computer savvy (I know the programs I use but nothing special about the OS) but one private forum I'm on has a lot of talk about Windows 10 passing out your passwords like candy on Halloween. Not sure how much truth there is to that statement but I will not be upgrading from 7 Pro until I hear from those I trust that the problems are no longer problems.
PenMan 08/02/15 12:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Rockwood Roo dinette question

On our 2007 Roo it had folding legs on the bottom of the table. You folded the legs up and put the table on the pieces of wood attached to the seats. Put the cushions in place and you're done making a short bed.
PenMan 08/02/15 12:07pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: WDH while staying hooked up overnight

I don't even bother to put the stabilizers down if it is just one night (like at Walmart or Cracker Barrel). I unhook the electric cable from the truck and put out the bedroom slide (sometimes even the slide with the sofa). Never a problem.
PenMan 07/31/15 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Rand McNally RVND 7710 7-Inch GPS vs. Garmin

They all sent me down roads to nowhere, told me to turn left when I knew the destination was on the right, and other curious quirks. I would never pay for a built in unit unless all updates were free forever, and I could do them myself. x2. I have the Garmin for RVs and it really does some weird routing. You can do a search and see long previous post. I will only use it on the interstates as it does not do a good job routing on smaller highways or in city streets. It will get you lost. I'll have to say it worked much better before I downloaded the latest maps.
PenMan 07/27/15 01:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Albq to Deming down I-25 to I-10 Phx.

I agree on 26 over I25. If you decide to stay near Deming, we enjoyed Rockhound State Park. There is not any shade in the park but we were there in October and it was nice. You are allowed to collect a nice amount of gemstones if you enjoy that.
PenMan 07/24/15 11:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Leveling TT W/ A Large Slide (or 2)

Isn't this exactly what slide out stabilizers are for? Unfortunately, using slide stabilizers can void many trailer warranties as they tend to damage slide outs due to settling. I use blocks to level side to side and then use RotoChoks to really cut down on any movement. Disconnect from truck and use power jack to level front to rear. Put down stabilizers until snug (I use three 2"x8" blocks under each) and then I open the slides. Our TT has two large slides on opposite sides and a bedroom slide (small one) on the curb side. I have never had a problem with the stabilizers needing to be readjusted. I think the RotoChoks have as much to do with eliminating trailer movement as the stabilizers do.
PenMan 07/23/15 11:05am Travel Trailers
RE: GPS - RV specific or not?

We have the Garmin RV 760 now. It is great if you only travel on interstates but if you travel on any two lane roads you need a paper map. I can't even count the number of times it would have (and a couple of times it did) get us lost to the point we had to turn around and take a different route. Last week we traveled from Albuquerque to a spot just south of Taos, NM. I knew exactly where I was going but wanted to see how the Garmin would route us. If I had followed the GPS we would have ended up at one intersection where we were told to make a left turn. Impossible with 59 ft. of truck and trailer. It also took us 30 miles past our destination and then had us turn around and go back. It kept trying to get us to turn on dirt roads that led nowhere when we were on the two lane highway on which our property was located. Just saying.
PenMan 07/22/15 03:02pm Technology Corner
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