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RE: Can we tow 37' TT w/ Ram 2500 Diesel SRW w/ good stability?

I'm towing a 37 ft. TT with a Ram 3500 dually. Absolutely no problems. Can't even tell when a big truck passes me if I couldn't see it. No sway at all. Easy to back but it does require more room at that length. I have never towed this TT with a SRW so I'm not really certain how much the dually helps.
PenMan 03/16/18 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Albuquerque During Balloon Fest

You will have a great time if the weather cooperates. We just walk out our back door since we live in Albuquerque. I won't get into that traffic.
PenMan 03/12/18 12:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Travel trailer security - keep it or stuff from being stolen

I use a hitch lock at home and in a campground. I lock the door and stoarge bin doors. I carry insurance. Never had anything stolen in a campground or while boondocking but I did have the battery stolen while parked in the driveway at home. I added a second battery and installed battery locks. Never another problem.
PenMan 03/02/18 10:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Spare tire age

I change the spare when I change the tires that are being used. Go by age, not use or mileage.
PenMan 02/28/18 11:20am Travel Trailers
RE: What is it like to tow a 34 foot hitch trailer?

I went from a 23 foot to a 37 foot TT. I pull with the RAM in my signature. Total length is 59 feet. It is actually easier to back the longer trailer but as others have mentioned the road width is fairly important when trying to back into a space. As far as pulling on the road I can barely tell the trailer is back there until it's time to stop. It is a much heavier trailer and does take longer to stop. It all comes down to practice and knowing what your setup can handle.
PenMan 02/27/18 12:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Harbor Freight Jump Starter

You don't mention what engine your Class C has but these are about useless on a diesel. I always have a generator with me so I carry a regular battery charger/starter that needs 120v power. Always works but it is a lot more trouble.
PenMan 02/21/18 10:51am Technology Corner
RE: Local Fellow Campers

Have you looked for a local Good Sam chapter? That may be the easiest way to find others near you.
PenMan 01/29/18 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Theft and replacement questions

Replace both batteries is the best practice.
PenMan 01/03/18 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Overkill?

No such thing as tow vehicle overkill. I was having trouble pulling my 23 ft. hybrid in the NM mountains with a Ford half ton van (biggest V8 offered at the time). I bought a one ton Dodge diesel dually since I didn't know what I might want to move up to as far as a future trailer purchase. Now I'm very happy I did that.
PenMan 12/22/17 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 ton Dually Pickup Owners Question

To the OP. You were lied to. No such laws.
PenMan 12/08/17 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many miles have you towed in one day?

I've towed over 1000 miles several times but never two days in a row. We go to Charlotte from Albuquerque, about 1650 miles, in two days.
PenMan 12/08/17 03:11pm Towing

Garmin 760 here but it is terrible. Google maps on my phone and a trucker's atlas work lots better.
PenMan 11/27/17 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pulling a Car behind 38fk Columbus 5’er

The laws apply to everyone including you, if you choose to flout them that is your business but don't encourage it here. x2
PenMan 11/24/17 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Friday Discounts

The New Mexico state parks are giving free day passes to the parks. Does not cover normal camping fees.
PenMan 11/15/17 10:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: When did TT's become "Campers"

My family has owned tents, truck campers, hybrids, travel trailers, class c motorhomes and class a motorhomes and they have all been called campers.
PenMan 10/18/17 10:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Albuquerque balloon fest on live TV streaming

It's even better living in Albuquerque. This has been one of the best years for the fiesta. So far they have had mass ascensions every day and all the evening events were a go as well. Tonight may be iffy as they are expecting winds to pick up. Tomorrow morning is also looking good. Great way to spend time with a million of your closest friends.
PenMan 10/14/17 11:38am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Open Range Fifth Wheels

Check out the owner's forum as previously suggested. We have a 2013 Open Range TT that has been very reliable. Only one warranty item, a bad propane regulator which they quickly replaced. We have taken it cross country several times and many, many 500 to 1000 mile trips too. I did change out the junk tires that came on it after about a year. Ours was built before Jayco and later Thor took over the company but the quality of the older models was excellent. I can't offer an opinion on newer models but many friends own them and seem happy. They do have some of the best floor plans on the market in my opinion.
PenMan 10/07/17 12:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Garmin GPS keeps taking us off main route

I don't really trust my Garmin (with most up to date maps) even on major highways. I was on I-40 going west and went thru Oklahoma City one night last fall. My Garmin had all the correct dimensions etc. programmed in for my truck with trailer. It warned me there was a bridge up ahead that I could not go under and told me to take an exit. I noticed that the 18 wheelers were not exiting so I stayed behind one that was lots taller than my rig. The Garmin kept warning me to exit and finally told me I had to push an accept button acknowledging I had seen the warnings and choose to ignore them. I stayed behind the 18 wheelers and there was never a low bridge. I stayed on I-40 all the way to NM. Now I use my Trucker's Atlas to check routes and just use the Garmin to show me what the exits look like. I won't buy another Garmin. BTW, this was just one example of bad routing. I have many more examples where it lead me astray.
PenMan 10/07/17 12:50pm Technology Corner
RE: What Would You Do..

I would allow it depending on the circumstances. If I had water on board and if I had room in the black tank, I would gladly help others until almost full tank. Would have to save a little room for the DW and myself.
PenMan 09/08/17 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Bought the Simply Go

???????? x2
PenMan 09/02/17 11:18am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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