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RE: NM Route 3 between I-25 and I-40

I have always taken I25 and then take Tramway Road to get to I40. I live just off of Tramway Road near I40. If I were coming from Colorado I would do the same and take I40 east a few miles to Edgewood unless you just want to take backroads.
PenMan 10/06/15 11:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Please recommend TT for towing behind Chevy 1500 Van

I've been there, done that. Had a 1996 Ford E-150 with the biggest V8 they had at the time. It had a much higher tow rating than your van. Two adults and two kids. We had a 23 foot hybrid and the van really struggled in any mountains. I would recommend a new tow vehicle or a pop-up which will obviously not meet your needs. Just being realistic.
PenMan 10/02/15 11:02am Travel Trailers
RE: New Mexico State Parks Annual Pass

Maximum stay is 14 days but you can move to a different park and then move back to the original park. We enjoy Rockhound and Bottomless Lakes.
PenMan 09/26/15 11:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

We came home from NC last year in November. Two nights in Cracker Barrel parking lots. Total distance was about 1900 miles in 3 days. Didn't need electricity but ran heat one night (12 volt, propane).
PenMan 09/23/15 03:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on Highland Ridge Roamer and Mesa Ridge TT

I have had a Forest River trailer and we currently have the Open Range in my signature. The Open Range is far superior in build quality to my Forest River. We have had it over two years (it has a two year warranty) and pulled it many thousands of miles with very few problems. In fact, the only problem I had while under warranty was the propane regulator was bad and they replaced it. I have had a cabinet start to come loose but easily fixed it myself. I have been to two Open Range owner's rallies and most owners seem happy with their units. I did replace all the tires after about a year because as far as I can tell, all the manufacturers provide junk tires. We love our Open Range.
PenMan 09/23/15 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Canyon how long?

Just the rim, one day is more than enough.
PenMan 09/20/15 02:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Open Range VS Montana

We love our Open Range (in signature) and have had very few problems with it. We have been to two OR rallies in Texas and most owners seem very pleased with the trailers and the manufacturer. The only problem we had in warranty was the propane regulator would not switch tanks and they sent me a new one. We are out of warranty now and have had a loose cabinet that I fixed but really no other problems and have made cross country trips. We would definitely buy another one but I plan to use this one till I die (retired now and loving it).
PenMan 09/20/15 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Post sewer hose mod help

Just my opinion but I would not notch the trailer panel. Will it fit on top of the bumper? Or possibly make a spacer to lower the post so you don't have to notch the panel? I cut the post so it was not as long as the trailer width but mine fit nicely against the frame and has good access. Hopefully someone who has already mounted a post on a similar trailer will chime in.
PenMan 09/17/15 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer length and towing

The rig in our signature is 59 feet, bumper to bumper. It tows great. Trailer is 37 feet by itself. You do need a good size space to camp but we really have not had many problems with RV parks or with our state campgrounds or federal campgrounds in NM. We even stay in Cracker Barrel parking lots sometimes when we travel cross country and are just needing a spot to sleep for the night. One advantage to a longer trailer is backing is much easier than with a short TT. I have had both in the past so I know what I am talking about.
PenMan 09/16/15 02:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV or camping manners....

Interesting coincidence. Received my new Trailer Life magazine yesterday and the Editor's letter talks about this very topic and also addresses dogs, noise, etc. It's just called good manners and being a courteous neighbor. Several here need to read it.
PenMan 09/15/15 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: RV or camping manners....

Granted my sewer hose fitting/o-rings seal and the sewer connection screws into cg dump fitting so NO ODORS when dumping. BUT just out of common courtesy I would not go out and dump my tanks while folks next door are sitting out eating, having cocktails or just sitting around chatting' Nothing like watching the sewer hose going gulp, gulp, gulp. Even w/o smell you KNOW what is going on and that is enough for some folks to get queasy. 'CLUELESS' Dustytuu I get it. I also would have said something along the lines of "HEY......we're eating right now." "Mama didn't teach you or have you forgotten your manners?" Things like that I do not let go unchallenged. Just like when someone lets 'pet' go poop and not pick it up "HEY......hold up I have a bag for you!!" Shame them in a LOUD voice. I'm with Old-Biscuit. Great answer.
PenMan 09/14/15 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: extrovert/introvert

Photos. And go.
PenMan 09/13/15 12:24pm RV Lifestyle
RE: When to winterize in the SW

We're in Albuquerque and I usually blow out the water lines in early November. I just watch the weather forecasts and blow out the lines before we have a hard freeze. Just takes a few minutes. I keep the tanks drained unless I need fresh water in the tank for an upcoming trip. A little antifreeze in the p-traps and toilet and I'm done.
PenMan 09/04/15 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rv GPS programming for Trailer ?

I finally told mine I was a car. I got tired of being warned "Rv accessibility unknown". x2. The Garmin tried to route me 50 miles out of my way on the last trip and I had been to this camp many times and knew there was no problem pulling the trailer. It kept trying to send me down dirt roads to nowhere. Garmin really needs to update their programming to show the TV and TT separately.
PenMan 09/04/15 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Mud Flaps

I sure would like to hear from someone with dual rear tires. I have been considering some type of mud flaps for my truck but may reconsider if it drops the mileage. I normally get about 8.5 mpg with the rig in my signature.
PenMan 09/01/15 11:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Adding a the fence post sewer hose storage, A question.

Mine hits the gas line, which is steel, so I just bolted it on. I would not use any kind of zip ties because they dry out quickly and break in the heat here in NM (even if not exposed to the sun).
PenMan 08/31/15 10:57am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Open Range?

We have an Open Range travel trailer rather than a fiver because I didn't want the extra stairs inside but have been very happy with it so far. Had a couple of minor problems that I fixed myself. It is now out of warranty (they have a two year warranty) but I never had to use it except for a bad propane regulator that would not switch tanks (obviously not an Open Range problem). They sent a new one to the dealer and I installed it myself.
PenMan 08/29/15 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
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
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