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RE: Save a bit on fuel

For the first time in a very long time I have seen diesel priced less than unleaded. Only a couple of pennies but still cheaper. I can see the demand decreasing here on the edge of the Permian Basin oil country though. Prices are coming down - my normal station had diesel at $2.59 this morning and $2.49 this afternoon.
Traver8 03/09/20 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Carlsbad Caverns NM

I concur with what others have said regarding the area. I live nearby and raveled thru Carlsbad to El Paso at least 2x / month. The park at Whites City would likely be OK for a night. They do have a section for the long term folks that is separate from the short term portion. The other recommendation would be the KOA or Escapees park North of town. Another option to consider would be the campground at Guadalupe Mtns. There are no hookups and it is limited both in size and number of spaces but would be a quiet option for one night. If you have never been there a stop at the visito center would be recommended since you may be driving right past there anyway. Another spot at the park I would recommend visiting is the Frijole Ranch house - it is an amazing display of how the early settlers lived in this area. Last thing, the traffic I the area is really bad so be patient and watchful as you pass through. Let me know if you have any more questions. Terry
Traver8 10/11/19 04:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Atwood Water Heater Relay - Stuck Closed Again

To answer some of the questions, I am using he Zettler AZ2280-1A-12D as sold by Atwwod. Due to the tight space I have to crawl into, I don't think that I will be able to make too many measurements on the element. I will give that a shot though and see what I can do. Thanks and keep the questions coming. I would like to get to the root of this. Terry
Traver8 08/19/19 08:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Atwood Water Heater Relay - Stuck Closed Again

Link to the Nov 2017 discussion https://forums.trailerlife.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29480209.cfm
Traver8 08/19/19 06:12pm Travel Trailers
Atwood Water Heater Relay - Stuck Closed Again

Hi All, I am back again with a recurring problem that I am struggling to understand. Yesterday, for the third time in 6 years I had the relay for the electric side of my Atwood water heater stick closed. Fortunately, I was here and recognized the issue of very hot water pouring out of the temp/pressure relief valve and opened the breaker to shut it off. I have not yet given anything a detailed look but have confirmed that with the 12VDC control switch OFF, I can close the breaker and hear the element start heating. I have already ordered a new relay and will dig in again tonight and see what I can find. Anyone out there have any theories as to what might be causing this? The last time was in Nov 2017 and my theory at that time was a poor connection on the 120VAC side had caused some local heating which caused the contacts to stick. I corrected the connection and replaced the relay at that time and all has been good until yesterday. Details are: 2013 Jayco Jayflight Atwood Gas/Electric water heater. Stock Progressive Convertor Dual 6V AGM batteries Measured convertor output - 13.2VDC, AC ripple 2 mV What else? Thanks for your help. Terry See here for the Nov event discussion. https://forums.trailerlife.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29480209.cfm
Traver8 08/19/19 06:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Couple new to RV travel Trailer's looking for advice

I thought of one other thing that I found to be an issue. I found that kitchens in a slide were not workable for me sinc eI could not comfortably get close enough to the sink and stove to use them. Ceiling height in a slide is much shorter than the main cabin. Just one more thing to think about. As others have said, go to a show and look at as many as possible.
Traver8 08/18/19 03:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Couple new to RV travel Trailer's looking for advice

There are several brands out there with higher ceilings. I am 6'6" and have a Jayco Jayflight which works well for me. For the shower, I am able to stand in the skylight there and have enough room. I need to sit down in order to wash my hair without making a big mess so I use an upside down 5 gal bucket. Works for me. You will find that most beds are the Short Queen. I suggest that you be sure and get a walk around bed so that you can pull the mattress toward the foot some for more length. The space a the head can be filled with a piece of foam if needed. For me, I have a cabinet at the foot which I cannot open unless I push the mattress back. So, out for bed and then back when I get up. When you are tall, life is easier if you learn to find ways to make things work. The world is just not configured for taller people.
Traver8 08/16/19 05:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: What is the hierarchy of Gulfstreams?

Not sure I understand your comment about not having the kids I car seats for hours on end. Even in a motor home you should still use car seats for safety. I hope that you had not planned for them to be running loose while driving down the road.
Traver8 08/13/19 05:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick Connect for Extra Batteries in truck bed?

TCBob, if all you are trying to provide power to is your CPAP - have you looked into 12vdc power options for it? Might be simpler and easier, maybe cheaper.
Traver8 08/12/19 04:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires For E450

I have been running the Cooper Discoverer HTP on my F350 Drw and have been happy with them. They do not have a tread wear warranty but I got 50k out of mt first set. Now working on the second set. Got them from Discount Tire.
Traver8 08/04/19 08:43am Class C Motorhomes
The Wide Open West - an Example

Hello All, I have been thinking about posting this for some time and have finally captured the picture I needed. For all of you who are not familiar with the wide open spaces we have in the Western part of the country I thought I would share this example. Some of you who have traveled may recognize this location as it is near a popular destination. Hope this works. Here is the photo link: https://i.imgur.com/I6508bVl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Traver8 06/11/19 08:55pm Roads and Routes
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