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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-27-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,936
Posted By docport
Safety first

I would think the NTSB would mandate that the suspension, brakes and tires would at least meet safety standards and NOT cheap substandard tires( China bombs ). As all my vehicles, those come first...
Forum: Campgrounds State, Provincial & Federal 09-29-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By docport
Need reservations

Been staying at Sigsbee NAS for past 10 years. New change is reservations a must thru Navygateway. No reserv. No stay. You will be in dry camp up to 3-4 weeks at peak season till you get to top of...
Forum: Maintenance 02-22-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By docport
slide return stop and go

Opening the slides on my 2010 3455sa is no problem, however when closing slides, they start to come in then stop. I have to wait a minute or two, hit the button and they start again. First started...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-13-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,029
Posted By docport
Honda power

Running a 15 k a/c on a 2008 monty for going on 10 years using a Honda handi 3000. It runs the air without problems. Wgt about 72 pds, has wheel and handle to pull it with. Cost around 2100.00 but...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-23-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By docport
Had Marathon 80psi on 2010 monty. Blew one and...

Had Marathon 80psi on 2010 monty. Blew one and belt broke on other less than 1200 miles. Goodyear dealer called home office and gave me 125.00 credit for 5 614. Checked rims and all rated for 110...
Forum: Maintenance 12-23-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By docport
frozen toilet valve

Did the same thing years ago. Forgot to blow water out of valve assembly for winter. Doubt just a O ring will solve your problem. Water is in the little valve assembly and splits when frozen. If...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-12-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By docport
Broken hanger

Checking brakes I noticed the brackets holding the shackle bolts were broken off or cracked. Scared the crap out of me. Took it to neighbor who has a welding shop and he cut plate steel and...
Forum: Maintenance 09-21-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By docport
Thanks for the info Dick..My unit is a 2010 model...

Thanks for the info Dick..My unit is a 2010 model (actually built in 2009). So 7 wires..hope I can put them all back where they belong :lol:
Forum: Maintenance 09-21-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By docport
Nope ..checked everything out. Did not reverse...

Nope ..checked everything out. Did not reverse poles..nothing touched anything it should not have. Hooked to the truck it gives it a light charge (did not drive long enough).
Forum: Maintenance 09-21-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By docport
Thanks Bob.. I'm using only one battery and after...

Thanks Bob.. I'm using only one battery and after replacing the orig. bat the replacement lasted 3 years,replaced that one and that one lost all charge in 4 days. It had been on fullhookup for the 4...
Forum: Maintenance 09-20-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By docport
Smile Replacing converter in 3455sa

Apparently my converter has STB and no longer charges the battery. Replaced one battery and 2yrs later the other battery lasted 3 weeks. Bought Powermate 55 amp convertor. Will install it when get...
Forum: Repairs & Service 08-27-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,519
Posted By docport
Talking Take Action

Had problems with our new rig first time out. Brought it home and took it to dealer who after 3 weeks had done nothing. Spoke with Keystone as well as service manager with still no action. Called...
Forum: Maintenance 11-01-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By docport
Thanks Joe..I have not had a blowout luckily..Got...

Thanks Joe..I have not had a blowout luckily..Got rid of my china bombs and put goodyear 614's on. The right rear bracket was completely broken off and the top was facing forwards the opposite side...
Forum: Maintenance 11-01-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By docport
broken spring bracket

found spring hanger broken on 2010 montana3455sa while checking brakes. Had all brackets reinforced and welded. Now to change out shackle bolts..Has anyone used the LIPPERT neverfail bolts and do...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-08-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By docport
Thank you all for the help. I do have washer...

Thank you all for the help. I do have washer hookup that I have never used and often thought about disconnecting and capping off. Will wait till I get home and cap it off. This may be the problem. ...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-07-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By docport
foul smell from bathroom/shower water

Water from the bathroom and shower faucets have a foul (sewer smell). The kitchen and outside shower are clear w/o any smell. My unit is a 3455SA and I can find no reason for the smell. Is there a...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-16-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By docport
Shock replacement

About time I replace the shocks on my 2008 Chevy 2500HD. Hauling a Montana 3455SA (+/-) 15000 pds with about 2500 pds on bed. Anyone with suggestions regarding experience with brands, results good...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 11-05-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By docport
Leaving upstate NY mid December and final stop is...

Leaving upstate NY mid December and final stop is Key West for the winter. I-95 thru SC is usually a nightmare as everyone is hell bent and they all catch up and have to slow down to a crawl till...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By docport
I bought my 3455SA in Dec. of 2009. According to...

I bought my 3455SA in Dec. of 2009. According to the manuf. data, it was made in august of 09. Sold as 2010 model. Bought from campingworld in Bath, NY.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By docport
frayed 110 power cord 3455SA

Last year while hooked to 50amp post I noticed the power cord that runs along side the gas line under the kitchen slide was totally frayed and sparked when touched. Had to call repair service to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-17-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By docport
Thanks for all the info. I put 500lbs but...

Thanks for all the info. I put 500lbs but scooter is 250lbs. Figured that if it would hold 500 then 250 would be a breeze. Like the idea of supporting tubes to keep carrier rigid. It's the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-15-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By docport
scooter hitch/carrier

Has anyone tried beefing up the hitch on the 3400 series to carry a motor scooter. Have a 3455sa and would like to mount a carrier on the back, strong enough to carry up to 500lbs. Appreciate any...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 11-25-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By docport
Well I guess that answers that question. The...

Well I guess that answers that question. The solution to that is get the hell out of north before winter sets in. Thanks to all the replies... Will be pulling out of the Finger Lakes spend...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 11-25-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By docport
Closing underbelly heat vent

Has anyone closed/blocked the underbelly storage heat vent in the rig. ? Thinking of doing it while traveling with stops from upstate NY to fl. Will be staying in VA over holidays and would like to...
Forum: Let Us Entertain You 08-09-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By docport
We use a roof mount stand from radio shack and...

We use a roof mount stand from radio shack and and mount the dish on it. Get good reception. Tried the slimeline for HD but a real pain in the butt tuning it in. Now I just use the old SD receiver...
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