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Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-10-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By jimcol
I have never lost a spare but read enough stories...

I have never lost a spare but read enough stories on here about people that have. Since early ownership of the 5'er I have always used a ratchet strap on the spare. Two years ago in Fla. I had to get...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-06-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By jimcol
Hook them together in the basement. No need to...

Hook them together in the basement. No need to keep them high as you are using back flow preventer at the source.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-06-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By jimcol
Sharkbites are excellent items but very...

Sharkbites are excellent items but very expensive. Get you a couple of plastic compression fittings and join them that way. Explain what you are doing to most plumbing sales personnel, yes even...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-06-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By jimcol
I understand your frustrations. Good job in...

I understand your frustrations. Good job in trouble shooting to finally get to a resolution. Rest assured you will probably have a few more challenging issues but experience goes a long way in...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-05-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By jimcol
MidMOTraveler says it best. I use to be envious...

MidMOTraveler says it best. I use to be envious of fellow campers with a basement full of tools and replacement parts for everything. Then I got to thinking what a ton of weight to haul and dollars...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By jimcol
Simplify life. Buy a 12volt television and a...

Simplify life. Buy a 12volt television and a percolator coffee pot that works on the stove.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-11-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By jimcol
On a 2000 model I doubt you have an inverter. You...

On a 2000 model I doubt you have an inverter. You do have a converter to make 120vac to 12 vdc. That will charge your battery and run all your 12volt lights, furnace, refrigerator control board, and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By jimcol
WOW! Couple that with global warming and it...

WOW! Couple that with global warming and it insures no snow fall in the coming years.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-22-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By jimcol
Don't have level up on my unit so I probably...

Don't have level up on my unit so I probably shouldn't even reply. I do have a basic understanding of hydraulics. A sealed system should not lose fluid over time. I agree with jeffba, two quarts is a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By jimcol
I agree with the need for improvement. It is vast...

I agree with the need for improvement. It is vast and repairs are seldom timely. I do have a bit of an issue with the ruling. Not giving a manufacturer the opportunity to correct an issue is a pretty...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-21-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,698
Posted By jimcol
I have had to replace both axles on mine in the...

I have had to replace both axles on mine in the 13 years we have owned it. First axle lost its' camber. I bent the second axle by hitting a post in a gas station. Original axles were 5200 pound...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-20-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By jimcol
Obviously you don't know everything you think you...

Obviously you don't know everything you think you know about HOA fee's. We all maintain our own property and only pay dues for street snow removal and the mowing of green space, eight lawn and leaf...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-19-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By jimcol
Guess it is good we are not all alike. We have...

Guess it is good we are not all alike. We have lived in an HOA neighborhood for the last 33 years I appreciate what the covenants have done in keeping the neighborhood nice and the property values up.
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-19-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By jimcol
I went to 37 consecutive opening days. Quit when...

I went to 37 consecutive opening days. Quit when I hit 50 and probably the last 20 were more for the comrade then the fishing. It's an event and it's fun. The local chamber use to really roll out the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,397
Posted By jimcol
Just a thought, did you stop anywhere on the trip...

Just a thought, did you stop anywhere on the trip home? Is there a chance someone might have messed with the hitch while you were away from the rig?
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,906
Posted By jimcol
I agree with your assessment of the anti siphon...

I agree with your assessment of the anti siphon device. As far as your IMHO statement we both know that is not going to happen. I certainly wasn't and doubt if anyone fully understood everything on...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-18-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By jimcol
Welcome from the K.C. Missouri area. Have been a...

Welcome from the K.C. Missouri area. Have been a regular in your neck of the woods at Bennett Springs State Park since 1964. Ton of information and some really nice people on this forum.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By jimcol
It only took one sentence to tell me to unhook...

It only took one sentence to tell me to unhook the negative. That has worked well for me for a long time.
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-14-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By jimcol
Have yet to see a cover deliver desired results....

Have yet to see a cover deliver desired results. They either get torn up by the wind or do more damage rubbing against the 5'er. Mine has sat outside for 5 of the 13 years we have owned it. No worse...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-14-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By jimcol
Mine is a much older unit but there is a rocker...

Mine is a much older unit but there is a rocker switch, on mine, on the top of the furnace. One of the 12v wires goes through the switch. I had to follow the wires to find the switch because there...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-14-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By jimcol
I'd try and call the manufacturer. Tell them how...

I'd try and call the manufacturer. Tell them how far you have trouble shot the problem and they might have a suggestion where to go from there.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-12-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By jimcol
On mine that is where the sewer hoses are stored....

On mine that is where the sewer hoses are stored. Regardless of what's behind it same type door. W/O the measurements on yours not sure what will fit but saw several on Amazon that might work. Look...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-12-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By jimcol
You are talking about the door on the compartment...

You are talking about the door on the compartment where you store your sewer hoses. They are pretty flimsy. If the frame for that door isn't installed perfectly square the thumb latch won't properly...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-10-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,279
Posted By jimcol
Best addition I made for ride comfort was the...

Best addition I made for ride comfort was the MorRyde pin box. Getting the correct rubber shear is important.
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 10-04-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By jimcol
100% agree!

100% agree!
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