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RE: Sulfur smell from water heater

He needs to do a vinegar wash. Tell him to look in his manual for the exact procedure. Only need to do it one time and good for life. I'm an engineer and don't really understand it but I followed the directions and no more smell in 4 years.
PenMan 06/20/17 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Higher end brands?

I'd stick with the Open Range. We love ours. Very few problems (none that I couldn't fix myself) and the floorplans are the best in my opinion. I also moved up from a Forest River Rockwood Roo hybrid.
PenMan 06/20/17 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Theft...

Don't have one....but here is one solution. Hope this helps or at least is a start. Battery Lock....HERE I have one myself. good people to deal with. bumpy I had a battery stolen while parked in our driveway. I bought two of these and no problems since installing them. I got two because since I had to go get a new battery any way I upgraded to two batteries. It's been several years now with no more theft.
PenMan 06/12/17 10:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Open Range Ultra Lite travel trailer

There were quite a few OR Lights at the Texas owner's rally in April but I'm not sure if any were Ultra Lights. I would check on the OR owner's forum. We have a 2013 OR TT but it is not a light. We love it and have had very few problems. Had the propane regulator replaced under warranty. That was the only warranty issue. A couple more small items that I fixed myself rather than take it to the dealer. I do have to replace the skylight (ordered on Amazon) soon as it has some small cracks. It's been back and forth across the country two times plus a lot of shorter trips. One other thing. I replaced the junk Chinese tires that came on it with Maxxis tires and no problems at all. I would definitely buy another OR trailer if I didn't plan to use this one till I can't travel any longer (a long time I hope).
PenMan 06/10/17 10:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Albuquerque

Based on the OP's requirements, the KOA is the only option. If you are willing to take the rail runner instead of a bus, the other options may be better. While the KOA is pretty nice it is in a fairly high crime area of the city.
PenMan 06/05/17 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route 66

I agree with NMDriver. There are some old Route 66 cafes and even a couple motels in Albuquerque but I would not try to pull my TT on the busiest street in Albuquerque. A large section of Central (Route 66) is torn up in a road project for the next several months as well.
PenMan 05/27/17 10:15am Roads and Routes
RE: Open Range Ultra Lite - Jay Flight - WhiteHawk Quality

We have an Open Range but not the ultra light model. We have been very happy with the quality. There are a lot of Open Range Light owners out there. We just got home from the Texas rally and probably more Light models than any other. Try the Open Range Owners Forum for a better response.
PenMan 05/11/17 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question about TPMS and valve stems

You need metal stems. I wonder why Jeep has had problems with them. Do they have special wheels that nobody else uses? I have TST TPMS on my TT and Dodge Ram. No problems with any of them but I did put metal valve stems on all wheels.
PenMan 04/13/17 11:21am Dinghy Towing
RE: How to stop neighboring campers from

Tell him that a fair trade for using your site is you getting the use of his boat.
PenMan 03/04/17 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: 2006 Dodge Diesel Engine Temp ??????

That's about what my 2006 Ram runs too. I am pulling a heavier trailer but it is about the same now as when I was pulling a hybrid. The main thing that changed going to a heavier trailer was the mileage.
PenMan 02/28/17 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moving from Hybrid to TT

I did the same move a few years ago. The only thing I really had to get was new sheets for the bed. Oh, I also needed a new truck. :B
PenMan 02/27/17 12:59pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Cable slides

We have an Open Range with three slides. No problems at all and they are easy to work on if needed. I think there was a bad batch of motor/gearboxes that caused some early problems but they have apparently been fixed.
PenMan 02/18/17 10:53am Toy Haulers
RE: Albuquerque Hot Air Ballon Festival?

I'm not sure what going with a tour group gets you. Probably a lot cheaper to reserve on your own. I've never camped there since I live in Albuquerque.
PenMan 02/04/17 11:13am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: keystone montana or openrange 3x

I don't know much about the Open Range 3X but our Open Range TT has been great. Very few problems and the build quality is great. I am not familiar with the Montanas.
PenMan 01/28/17 11:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie: Feedback on Highland Ridge Open Range?

We have been happy with our 2013 Open Range TT. It is not a light weight so kind of hard to compare. We're in the 12,000# range and pull with a one ton diesel. We've had a couple of problems but never anything I could not fix. Never back to the dealer for anything so far.
PenMan 01/26/17 11:16am Travel Trailers
RE: New Mexico Springtime Camping

Agree with the last two posters. Southern NM is great in the spring. Almost any of the state parks are great. I like Rockhound (near Deming) and Bottomless Lakes (near Roswell).
PenMan 01/06/17 01:15pm Truck Campers
RE: 08 Rockwood Roo Hot Water Heater Question.....

You have a SUBURBAN water heater It uses an 3/4" NPT 'anode rod' that screws into the drain hole (Atwood uses the 1/2" Nylon plug) Tank is Steel GLASS-LINED tank DO NOT use external heat or go hammering on tank. Drain anode rod hex head requires a 1 1/16" socket (6 point best) Along with a 6 1/2" extension 1/2" drive and breaker bar Try to tighten plug a bit at first then unscrew (Water supply off....pressure relieved !!) That's the trick all right. Relieve the pressure through the relief valve but leave all faucets closed. Once loosened it would be a good idea to stand to stand to one side while removing. You will definitely want to stand to the side as you remove the anode rod. ;)
PenMan 01/06/17 01:06pm Hybrid Travel Trailers

We have the Garmin RV760LMT and it leads us astray about as often as it is correct. I had an old model Garmin and it was always right. We were on I-40 coming through Oklahoma City. The Garmin RV told us to exit the highway due to a low bridge clearance ahead. All of the big rigs were staying on the highway so we did too. The Garmin kept warning me about the low bridge to the point where it asked me to confirm that I had read the message and they would not be responsible for an accident. I confirmed and stayed on I-40 all the way to New Mexico with no low bridges. It constantly directs me onto dirt roads when the paved road I am on is the correct route. And yes, I have updated to the latest maps. I never tow without my trucker road atlas.
PenMan 12/14/16 11:39am Technology Corner
RE: Gurgling sound in propane tank

I noticed a gurgling sound coming from our propane tanks a couple of years ago. I asked about it and didn't get any responses. I have not heard it since and we have used the heater.
PenMan 11/20/16 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide out roof and leaves

Let me start by saying I am handicapped and can't climb a ladder. My wife is afraid to climb one so I had to come up with another idea. I put a camera on a pole and use my Garmin as a monitor to inspect the slides first. If they need to be cleaned off we just use a heavy towel with a nylon cord tied to each end. Throw one cord over the slide and then we can pull the towel back and forth across the slide until cleaned off. We have three slides and it takes fifteen to twenty minutes to clean them all.
PenMan 10/24/16 10:48am Travel Trailers
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