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Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 10-19-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Tango Mike Mike

In this day of media types and politicians overusing the word hero for everything from pastry chefs to business tycoons I think this reminds us what the word really means. Forgive me if it has...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-12-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Different model,engine and year (2010 450 6.4)...

Different model,engine and year (2010 450 6.4) but same problem. No codes thrown but limp mode on hills that should be no problem. Dealer reprogrammed computer(ECM?) and problem went away.
Forum: Navigation 04-26-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By RCN.Stoker
In Ontario all 400 series highways are double...

In Ontario all 400 series highways are double lane and often expand into more lanes as you reach the commuter zones surrounding major cities. If you are coming from North Bay I assume you are taking...
Forum: Repairs & Service 04-05-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,426
Posted By RCN.Stoker
I also see some movement when towing. Before I...

I also see some movement when towing. Before I hook this year I am going to take an inspection camera and check all the welds in the front. I can't think of anything on the road that is built with...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-21-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By RCN.Stoker
http://www.rvdoctor.com/2010/02/rv-water-heater-ch...

http://www.rvdoctor.com/2010/02/rv-water-heater-check-valve-what-for.html

You may wish to replace the valve. If it is full of crud then chances are so is the bottom of your heater. I have been...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-21-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Could these be used to replace the screws or is...

Could these be used to replace the screws or is it worth the effort? I haven't had to lower a panel but removing and then replacing all those screws without breaking one or stripping a head or hole...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-19-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Where I work we just took delivery of a 2011 5500...

Where I work we just took delivery of a 2011 5500 Dodge chassis cab and it has the DEF tank. For those interested in these things a custom tow platform for goose neck (B&W Turn Over Ball) and 5th...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-17-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Howdy again Klash. The Chev system is rumored to...

Howdy again Klash. The Chev system is rumored to be the Banks System. We just took delivery of a Dodge 5500. Will be interested to see if its exhaust brake is as good. BTW I couldn't get in subs,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-14-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By RCN.Stoker
If you are talking about the Banks Speed Brake it...

If you are talking about the Banks Speed Brake it is integrated with the tow/haul system. When set to manual or it will use the transmission, torque converter and the variable vane turbo to control...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-13-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Just as a matter of interest. The Chev/GMC...

Just as a matter of interest. The Chev/GMC 2500-3500 SRW have an additional difference besides the tires and spring set. The bearings specified for the rear axle are not the same. This makes sense...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-12-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By RCN.Stoker
In most instances the limiting factor is tires. ...

In most instances the limiting factor is tires. For example an increase from a 245 75R16 to a 265 75R16 adds over 700#'s (total) to your rear pair of tires.
Forum: On the Road Again 03-05-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 858
Posted By RCN.Stoker
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-vis...

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-visite-eng.htm

All the information you need.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Well I finally tried out the Bank's Speed Brake. ...

Well I finally tried out the Bank's Speed Brake. It came with the the Banks IQ (Navigation Syste installed) and the boys down in the truck shop also went whole hog and got the Six Gun tuner. I took...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-28-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By RCN.Stoker
A garden hose connected to your laundry-room tap...

A garden hose connected to your laundry-room tap with the water just warm NOT HOT. Start at the edge and once you get the water under the ice edge it it will start to peel of in slabs. We use this...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-18-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By RCN.Stoker
That second opinion from a recommended shop...

That second opinion from a recommended shop sounds like a good idea. Given the problems people have had with loose u-bolts I would also get those checked.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-14-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By RCN.Stoker
I run two 12 volt AGM's with a 2 amp solar panel...

I run two 12 volt AGM's with a 2 amp solar panel for the few times I am not hooked to shore power or towing and charging from the truck. AGM's can sustain on a low charge rate and are the battery of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-09-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By RCN.Stoker
A small amount added to the front is not a bad...

A small amount added to the front is not a bad thing. Mine went up about 100 lbs. A lot taken off is a bad thing. This affects steering and stability. If the PIN is behind the rear axle the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-03-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Ask your propane dealer if they add a de-icer...

Ask your propane dealer if they add a de-icer such as methyl alcohol to their propane. This is used as anti-freeze as it combines with the water in the tank and lowers it's freezing temperature. ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-01-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By RCN.Stoker
Sounds like an air leak on the suction side, most...

Sounds like an air leak on the suction side, most likely at the hose connection to the RV as noted above by Lee F. and BB_TX. The pumps do not need priming. They do need an open faucet on the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-31-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By RCN.Stoker
In a previous job we used to leave smaller...

In a previous job we used to leave smaller generators outside secured in heavy wire and galvanized framed cages. These powered temporary traffic signals and warning lights. The cages locked and were...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-31-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By RCN.Stoker
I assume you mean when turning to park at a site....

I assume you mean when turning to park at a site. All slider hitches are designed to only tow in the ahead position. The rear position is only meant for the slow speed, sharp maneuvers needed in...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 01-22-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By RCN.Stoker
I used to have a listing of Wall Mart stores that...

I used to have a listing of Wall Mart stores that showed those that did and did not allow overnight parking. It was out of date so I tossed it a few years ago. I found this listing online...
Forum: Member News 01-22-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By RCN.Stoker
From what I have read in industry trade papers...

From what I have read in industry trade papers once the prices of petroleum fuels reach a certain level the infrastructure needed to support hydrogen fuel production and distribution becomes an...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By RCN.Stoker
I use "Zep" Commercial for the Corian tops and...

I use "Zep" Commercial for the Corian tops and the bathroom sink (which is some sort of composite material). To buff out scratches you may be able to use a light automotive polishing compound. As...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-13-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By RCN.Stoker
It is a 2010 with the 6.4 and a 4.30 rear end. I...

It is a 2010 with the 6.4 and a 4.30 rear end. I wanted the 4.88 but got overruled for fuel economy reasons. It has the tow haul but we wanted something that would hold speeds better on steep...
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