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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-11-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By Beau2010
We put a DeeZee 36 gal tank in our longbed 3500. ...

We put a DeeZee 36 gal tank in our longbed 3500. From Amazon with Prime, was just under $400.00 year or so ago. I installed myself; not a hard job at all. Just flush w/top of rail and toolbox. ...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-11-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By Beau2010
Like most everyone else, we had to replace the...

Like most everyone else, we had to replace the bimetal breaker on the wall behind the battery in our 2014. Symptoms were the slides would never open or close in one move; had to stop for a while so...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-08-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By Beau2010
Farmers donít pay fuel tax. That is why you pay...

Farmers donít pay fuel tax. That is why you pay a $10,000 fine if you get caught with untaxed diesel fuel in your highway vehicle.
Forum: Maintenance 06-19-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,826
Posted By Beau2010
When I dump, I first pull the black tank valve...

When I dump, I first pull the black tank valve and let it drain as much as it will. Then pull the two grey tank valves. The grey water flows to the black tank and helps to rinse it out.
Then when...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-06-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,783
Posted By Beau2010
I know nothing about Fords but our '16 3500 CTD w...

I know nothing about Fords but our '16 3500 CTD w Asian and 3.73 rear end pulls a 3100 RL, so it sounds like we are somewhat comparable. Cummins recommends that its commercial engines be operated in...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-05-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,783
Posted By Beau2010
Having pulled our Montana with both a SRW and now...

Having pulled our Montana with both a SRW and now a DRW truck, I agree with other experienced RVers. DRW may not be a necessity for all but it is much more stable and predictable. Those who have...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-27-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By Beau2010
When we first started using radial tires, we were...

When we first started using radial tires, we were told that when rotating, the tires had to roll in the same direction as before. That was why when you had radials rotated, they had a chalk mark...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-27-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Beau2010
We can plug the rig in at our storage lot a few...

We can plug the rig in at our storage lot a few days before departing so the refer is cold and full when we leave. I leave the LP on when traveling and since we have about 800 miles fuel range with...
Forum: Campgrounds 05-25-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Beau2010
In Charleston, James Island is a good one but it...

In Charleston, James Island is a good one but it fills fast; make your reservations asap. Oak Plantation is another. If you are military, the famcamp on the AF base next to Charleston Airport is...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-11-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Beau2010
As DG says, could be any of those and most/all...

As DG says, could be any of those and most/all are not fixable. Replace jack is only option AFAIK.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,034
Posted By Beau2010
The DW and I have been doing this for long enough...

The DW and I have been doing this for long enough that we now use our walkie-talkies to communicate when she is directing me. With both hands on the wheel, I am not tempted to answer her on the WT,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-27-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By Beau2010
The PC pancake is on sale at Lowes from time to...

The PC pancake is on sale at Lowes from time to time at $100. I have two; one in the fiver and one in my shop. An extension cord (assuming you have 110 volt power) and a long air hose and you can...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-27-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Beau2010
Your local tire shop is not the best place to go...

Your local tire shop is not the best place to go for help with truck tires. When I wanted to rotate tires on my 3500 dually, the shop foreman told me that the wheels on the front of the truck would...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-27-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Beau2010
Your truck should have the factory air pressure ...

Your truck should have the factory air pressure monitor which tells you if you have a tire leaking. Most any auto parts store will have the two way tire gauge and air chuck you need to air up and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,838
Posted By Beau2010
If you are legal in your home state, you are...

If you are legal in your home state, you are legal in California. That doesn't mean that you can't get ticketed for exceeding the California speed laws however.
Forum: On the Road Again 04-24-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,222
Posted By Beau2010
Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway are not RV...

Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway are not RV friendly as someone else may have already pointed out. Find a park off the parkway and explore in your TV.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-13-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,979
Posted By Beau2010
We have owned all brands last 45 years except...

We have owned all brands last 45 years except Ford and Nissan so have no opinion there. No more GMs and Toyotas are not enough truck for my use. IHC pickups are not made anymore. Have had good and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Beau2010
Joe: I would put that "tech" in the same class...

Joe: I would put that "tech" in the same class as the salesman at the RV dealership who says your Toyota 1/4 ton can pull the 40 foot fiver you like.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-10-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By Beau2010
We always level first like most others. When we...

We always level first like most others. When we are in a spot long term, I have occasionally re-leveled after several months. Only happens rarely; when a door won't stay open or shut or etc,...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 04-09-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By Beau2010
We put up a trail camera in the back yard to keep...

We put up a trail camera in the back yard to keep an eye on a trespassing neighbor. The neighbor problem soon resolved but we keep the camera up to watch the wildlife; deer, javalina, coyote, coon,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-06-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Beau2010
Since Goodyear treated the claims against it for...

Since Goodyear treated the claims against it for tire failure pretty much like the tobacco companies treated smokers for years, I will never own anything with the name Goodyear on it. Any company...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-29-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Beau2010
I wish you luck with the 770. Tried both the 660...

I wish you luck with the 770. Tried both the 660 and the 770 sometime back and neither worked in RV mode. It may have been the fault of Garmin's maps in the area where I was trying them out but did...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-28-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By Beau2010
We had a similar experience trying to buy our rig...

We had a similar experience trying to buy our rig in AZ, CA and CO. Altho this was 5 years ago, we found dealers that knew very little about their product, dealers that told us we did not know what...
Forum: Insurance 03-28-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Beau2010
We opted for the extended warranty and used it...

We opted for the extended warranty and used it one time only; they paid around $1500 to replace two leaking leveling jacks. Since this was about 1/2 of what the coverage cost for the first five...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-27-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,230
Posted By Beau2010
Long bed, dually, diesel, auto transmission with...

Long bed, dually, diesel, auto transmission with tow-haul, 4 doors, exhaust brake, auto level. Current TV is a CTD 3500 but a Ford or Chevy version would also work.
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