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Forum: Maintenance Yesterday, 06:19 PM
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Posted By dieselguy
I'd get a couple of floor jacks (or what you have...

I'd get a couple of floor jacks (or what you have similar) and make it right before you set it down on the tires. Assuming you have the center rubber shear springs ... did you check them for cracks...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-22-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By dieselguy
Not that it matters here since you want to...

Not that it matters here since you want to replace the fitting but for others ... the fittings on the hydraulic systems in our fivers do not require any sealant or tape as they are o-ring fittings or...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 04-21-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By dieselguy
Waterproof connectors for electric brakes

These have been out for a few years, but I wasn't aware of them till a phone tech was at my house fixing a land line issue. They are crimp connectors filled with a gel like material that can keep...
Forum: Maintenance 04-21-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By dieselguy
Check all fittings, hyd lines, and solenoids for...

Check all fittings, hyd lines, and solenoids for tightness. Check for bad crimps on hyd lines.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-21-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By dieselguy
Just bump the slide switch the opposite direction...

Just bump the slide switch the opposite direction to relieve most of the pressure. The cap like mentioned is a metal on metal seal. It won't hurt to leave the T on if tightening the cap stops the...
Forum: Maintenance 04-19-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 784
Posted By dieselguy
Used one since my first fiver. You should lube...

Used one since my first fiver. You should lube the pin OD on the pin box itself although.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-17-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By dieselguy
Aside from the placebo of having "shocks" on your...

Aside from the placebo of having "shocks" on your fiver or TT ... if you really examine most any RV trailer setup, you'll easily see since the shocks are mounted at so great an angle that they can...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 04-17-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By dieselguy
Our awning does the same thing ... the knobs just...

Our awning does the same thing ... the knobs just don't hold it in place as well as I think they should. Guess I need to eat more "Wheaties".
Forum: Maintenance 04-17-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By dieselguy
Although I prefer USA made products ... me (for...

Although I prefer USA made products ... me (for my last two Montanas 2005 and 2011) and literally thousands of other RV owners have been rolling down the hi-way on overseas bearings for several...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 04-14-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By dieselguy
I guess to reply to your reply to my first...

I guess to reply to your reply to my first comment is ... some of us don't have the latitude to roam around looking for that perfect dealer and have to settle for what is within our current...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 04-14-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By dieselguy
WeBeFulltime ... you are very fortunate that you...

WeBeFulltime ... you are very fortunate that you apparently had a stellar dealer that you bought from. Many of us were lucky the lot boy could find the correct unit we purchased let alone a detailed...
Forum: Repairs & Service 04-13-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By dieselguy
Atwood on demand HW

Has anyone heard anything about Atwood discontinuing their line of on demand hot water heaters?
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-11-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By dieselguy
Just not satisfied with the knobs.

With the newer models and the mix of electric slides things have changed some, but lots of us still have the old slide system with no real individual controls other than the knobs talked about here....
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 04-10-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By dieselguy
The two wires coming out the backing plate on...

The two wires coming out the backing plate on your front brake have to connect to the main brake wiring that you have found. Like mentioned, there is no polarity as to the magnet wires ... either way...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 04-08-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,098
Posted By dieselguy
This reply was a few months ago "Its sometimes...

This reply was a few months ago "Its sometimes easy to bash young folks. They clearly cover the spectrum from capable to in-capable just as people of all ages. Most are pretty capable and better able...
Forum: Maintenance 04-06-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By dieselguy
I have a 4th and final question for the...

I have a 4th and final question for the supporters of the EZ lube then me and my hard head will give this thread a rest. For general knowledge of others on the fence here ... Just how big a pile of...
Forum: Maintenance 04-06-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By dieselguy
Several of the owners that "swear it them" (EZ...

Several of the owners that "swear it them" (EZ lube hubs) are the ones I've talked to during a visit to a dealership. They are pretty PO'd about the bill for new brakes. No answers to my questions...
Forum: Maintenance 04-06-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By dieselguy
Ya'll know my opinion of the "not so EZ lube",...

Ya'll know my opinion of the "not so EZ lube", but if ya really want to put your faith in it ... so be it. Yes, I know a handful of you on the MOC swear by it, but the majority of users swear at it....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-06-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By dieselguy
Look at it this way ... any early bugs that...

Look at it this way ... any early bugs that popped out to pester ya this summer will have to rely on the next generation to get the job done.:lol:
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-05-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,411
Posted By dieselguy
About anyone has skeletons in one's closet ... it...

About anyone has skeletons in one's closet ... it just depends on if that set of bones rattles enough to get noticed. "If" he did it ... stupid on his part and his livelihood will change forever....
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 04-04-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By dieselguy
Depending on the model of fridge ... there are...

Depending on the model of fridge ... there are installation requirements involving baffle (plywood panels) positioning, distance from the fins, etc. For instance ... my top baffle covers up about the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-03-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By dieselguy
I understand what you're saying ... I just...

I understand what you're saying ... I just mentioned it "if" he has a bad cylinder seal.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-03-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By dieselguy
I saw those in your other tool box photo and just...

I saw those in your other tool box photo and just knew it was for guy wires to stake the fiver down in high winds.:rofl:
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-03-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By dieselguy
Laying on the retract button for several seconds...

Laying on the retract button for several seconds will just make things worse "if" he has a bad seal in any of his cylinders. The built up pressure on the retract side of the cylinders will bleed...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-02-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By dieselguy
If you want to cap off a hydraulic line, mine are...

If you want to cap off a hydraulic line, mine are -5 JIC fittings.
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