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Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 12-26-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By goodellj
I had one of those Camco blue heated hoses and...

I had one of those Camco blue heated hoses and every time I went to use it, it was about as stiff as copper pipe. I tried running hot water through it before trying to uncoil it and it had little...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-26-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By goodellj
I would check YouTube for "RV Furnace Repair" to...

I would check YouTube for "RV Furnace Repair" to see if there is anything you can do yourself. Since you say the furnace is totally unresponsive, it does not sound like the sail switch or internal...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-21-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,047
Posted By goodellj
I had a similar experience last year with DEF...

I had a similar experience last year with DEF warnings while we were on a week-long trip headed west to Arizona. I use the DEF-at-the-pumps at truck stops. Since I had not filled the DEF tank...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-21-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By goodellj
Two summers ago the electric motor on my...

Two summers ago the electric motor on my hydraulic system failed and I replaced it myself. Lippert was great over the phone, helping me to diagnose the problem. The new motor cost $900 (ouch!) but...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-18-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By goodellj
I have found when snowbirding on gravel that...

I have found when snowbirding on gravel that re-leveling is needed due to settling. Or maybe it is due to hydraulic fluid seepage past a valve. Anyway, I pressed autolevel. You can also tinker...
Forum: Maintenance 12-18-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By goodellj
Ditto on the 80 amp auto resetting breaker. ...

Ditto on the 80 amp auto resetting breaker. Lippert put out a technical bulletin on it.

PS: Rohrman, you are the best!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-18-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,840
Posted By goodellj
We have found the fireplace will heat the trailer...

We have found the fireplace will heat the trailer adequately down to about 50 degrees outside, and then the furnace may cycle on if you have the thermostat set. We set the fireplace thermostat to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-17-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,389
Posted By goodellj
I have the largest tool box I could find mounted...

I have the largest tool box I could find mounted in the front of the bed. It is just below the height of the side rails so that I can use a tonneau cover when not towing. I wanted to get as much...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-16-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,274
Posted By goodellj
Gladiators. It also says they were made in...

Gladiators. It also says they were made in China! They've been on the trailer for 3+ years and 29,440 miles. And they are showing very little signs of wear.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-16-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,274
Posted By goodellj
I started with OEM E-rated tires and the...

I started with OEM E-rated tires and the inflation pressure on the sticker was 80psi. After installing a TPMS and several blowouts and complete tire changes, I finally wised up and got G-rated tires...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-16-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,596
Posted By goodellj
Lots and lots of info here. You are...

Lots and lots of info here. You are appropriately diligent about the big bucks that you are about to spend on a truck and trailer. I also did a ton of research before I bought and have a few...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-09-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By goodellj
My 2012 3150RL has 4 nice aluminum wheels and as...

My 2012 3150RL has 4 nice aluminum wheels and as a spare one very ugly black steel wheel with a little surface rust.
Forum: Maintenance 11-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,658
Posted By goodellj
Besides the initial torquing and at 100 miles, I...

Besides the initial torquing and at 100 miles, I check about every 2-3 months of use. I usually find a few that need a little tightening. I always check when I take the camper out of storage before...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-08-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By goodellj
Whenever I need a part for my Montana, I...

Whenever I need a part for my Montana, I determine the correct name and/or part number by searching for it on Trekwood, Camping World, etc, or even the operating manual if I have one. Once I have it...
Forum: Maintenance 10-20-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,328
Posted By goodellj
I have a Ryobi One-plus and it will bring up the...

I have a Ryobi One-plus and it will bring up the pressure on my tires to 90, albeit slowly. It is good for when I only need a few pounds on one or two tires. My Viare 400p-RV is the way to go...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-03-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By goodellj
My 2012 Montana was "pausing" when we operated...

My 2012 Montana was "pausing" when we operated the hydraulic system. It never did it when it was new, but after a few years we noticed a 3-5 second pause when retracting the 6 point Lippert Level Up...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-03-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By goodellj
Stubby Drill Bits are the way to go!

I had never heard of these but I got some to drill pilot holes. They are a big improvement over standard drill bits when you are drilling through heavy metal. I forgot to thank you back then for...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-26-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By goodellj
Maybe the previous owner installed a cutoff...

Maybe the previous owner installed a cutoff switch for the battery? Could the RV storage guy be mistaken about his description? I can't imagine why anyone would install a dedicated cutoff switch...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-26-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By goodellj
Burning out the heating element is easy to do and...

Burning out the heating element is easy to do and I think everyone who does their own maintenance has done this. I have. There is an on-off switch at the water heater, and I learned the hard way...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-26-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,837
Posted By goodellj
Lots of comments about how "any one can do this"...

Lots of comments about how "any one can do this" and "it's easy". Bottom line is that it MUST be done periodically and 5 years is WAY too long,. If you just aren't comfortable doing it or would...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By goodellj
About a year ago I found that our 2012 Montana...

About a year ago I found that our 2012 Montana 3450RL was right at it's GVWR, and I had over 1,000 pounds to spare on the 2012 F350. I determined this by weighing 3 times: 1.the full rig 2. truck...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-04-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,754
Posted By goodellj
I use a Riobi One(+)Plus cordless combo...

I use a Riobi One(+)Plus cordless combo impact/screwgun/drill. I start the nuts by hand and only snug them up with the drill. Then I do the final turn or two with a lug wrench and a torque wrench. ...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-04-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By goodellj
So far, so good. My repair is holding up! ...

So far, so good. My repair is holding up! Before I put the camper away for the winter I will do a complete full up of this tank, open the coroplast belly, and look for leaks before emptying.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-25-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By goodellj
We have always thought the king was a pain...

We have always thought the king was a pain because it reduced the amount of space around the bed and we really didn't need it. We used it 'as is' for about 6 months of full timing and then got a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-25-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,881
Posted By goodellj
I always thought it was a BAD IDEA to replace the...

I always thought it was a BAD IDEA to replace the 50A OEM breaker with a larger one 'because it trips too often', regardless of the expertise or qualifications of the person recommending. This is...
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