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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Today, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Dave W
I use a common Gr 27 or 31 marine deep cycle. I...

I use a common Gr 27 or 31 marine deep cycle. I looked at AGMs and decided at over 2Xthe cost that for our needs the flooded lead acid battery was just fine. If we full timed, would probably bite...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,550
Posted By Dave W
I have my gripes, none of which are head bangin'...

I have my gripes, none of which are head bangin' doors since our HC predates that 'wonderful' feature. I also sincerely doubt that there is much Keystone engineering going into designing and building...
Forum: Pet Palace 01-15-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Dave W
I can identify about wanting to befree of our two...

I can identify about wanting to befree of our two pups on occasion. We haven't used rover.com, but be aware that Maine seems to love dogs in many of their tourist areas. We have yet to be turned away...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,550
Posted By Dave W
I have to agree that the basement slam latches...

I have to agree that the basement slam latches could have had a little more thought put iinto their design. It only took pne outing before I figured out that you needed two hands free before you...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-13-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Dave W
Check, then recheck the U-bolts. When I upgraded...

Check, then recheck the U-bolts. When I upgraded the springs on our 343RL HC found almost all of the original 1/2" u-bolts were barely beyond finger tight. I also used 9/16" u-bplts and check the nut...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 01-09-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dave W
It's almost cheaper to throw the printer out and...

It's almost cheaper to throw the printer out and buy new rather then buy cartriges. I've found some low buck cartridges on AMAZON for our 4 in 1 S&B printer that are refills but seem to work as well...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 01-09-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dave W
But the price for the replacement ink cartridges...

But the price for the replacement ink cartridges - phew
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 01-08-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,070
Posted By Dave W
That is a heavy trailer if loaded to capacity of...

That is a heavy trailer if loaded to capacity of 16,600 pounds. Makes me wonder what axles were supplied under it. 7K, 3" diameter tubing are supposed to be normal OEM but may be too light duty
Forum: Additions & Improvements 01-07-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Dave W
Whichever dash cam you end up with, first, make...

Whichever dash cam you end up with, first, make sure you have backup manufacturer support and secondly, that the screen size and functions on that screen are readable. I bought one for my wife;s SUV...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-07-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Dave W
My fix for modulating air flow to various areas...

My fix for modulating air flow to various areas was to install new floor registers with adjustable flaps. Home Depot carries the two sizs needed, about the same color and with screw holes. Lowe's has...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-05-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,550
Posted By Dave W
Speaking of RV fridges, all I've done is add a...

Speaking of RV fridges, all I've done is add a couple of door shelves* to our 1210 Norcold. It's amazing how many little containers use up the regular shelves. I might even add an ice maker**.

...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-04-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,550
Posted By Dave W
The very reason we have a 343RL High Country is...

The very reason we have a 343RL High Country is that it has a REAL 'L' shaped counter instead of a very small island kitchen that virtually all other 5ers seemed to have when we purchased it 2014....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-03-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dave W
With a HC, you probably have a 1200 series...

With a HC, you probably have a 1200 series Norcold fridge. If so, why not install their optional icemaker. It's ~108 bucks at Amazon:...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-03-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,873
Posted By Dave W
I have a low end Harbor Freight jump starter with...

I have a low end Harbor Freight jump starter with an AGM battery that I've used several times with a small 12VDC transfer pump. It's lasted just fine. I don't know if it would survive a bigger...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,802
Posted By Dave W
I've added 2 extra fans on both the last and...

I've added 2 extra fans on both the last and current 5ers. The last because the Dometic supplied didn't work (frozen up) so that got a couple pretty big ones. Still no joy with the freezer tho the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-02-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,802
Posted By Dave W
Interesting. The Dometic in the last and SOB 5er...

Interesting. The Dometic in the last and SOB 5er and the TT further back wouldn't but the currentNorcold will - but then ice cream never seems to last very long regardless of reefer brand
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-01-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By Dave W
To answer the OPs question, the sensors are...

To answer the OPs question, the sensors are fastened through the tank side wall and are accessible once you pull the belly cover down. There are a total of 4 sensors in each tank with the bottom...
Forum: Campgrounds 12-31-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Dave W
Moab has several CGs - we stayed in Moab Valley...

Moab has several CGs - we stayed in Moab Valley CG. It was OK, but the trucks coming down the hill outside their front gate all night with jake brakes blatting was not an inspiration to return the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-30-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By Dave W
Not necessarily will they smell. We have a couple...

Not necessarily will they smell. We have a couple mini poodles which my wife very carefully ensures that they wont smell by a bath every week or so. Also, poodles, like 22 other breeds have hair and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-29-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Dave W
I haven't used one in probably 30 years. When I...

I haven't used one in probably 30 years. When I was 'commuting' 300 miles on Monday and Friday, would turn it on but even then they were starting to fade away. Today - kinda useless unless you...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-28-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,663
Posted By Dave W
That's mostly what I saw - utility and boat...

That's mostly what I saw - utility and boat trailers using Westlakes.


I probably have too much time on my hands with the holidays and lousy weather right now, asking these kinds of...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-28-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,663
Posted By Dave W
Just to add some more fuel to this fiery subject,...

Just to add some more fuel to this fiery subject, I was just suggested to on another site that because etrailer had mostly 5 star reviews, that I should use Westlake tires. And we all know, or...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-26-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,047
Posted By Dave W
If I still had the receipt, for sure it would go...

If I still had the receipt, for sure it would go back but like you, will probably just back to buying the Peak Blue instead of the Walmart house brand. That's at least in a box and the few extra...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-26-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,047
Posted By Dave W
If you have a Ford, that was corrected under...

If you have a Ford, that was corrected under mandatory recall about 3 years ago via TSB 14E03.

Wanna buy a couple surplus exhaust temp sensors:D?
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-26-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,047
Posted By Dave W
How true. I have a jug of DEF from Walmart that I...

How true. I have a jug of DEF from Walmart that I checked a couple days ago - seal is not fastened down and it will not be used. That DEF will go down the drain and a replacement purchased tomorrow
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