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Forum: Maintenance 03-17-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Illini Trekker
Opened up the AC unit to clean the squirrel cage...

Opened up the AC unit to clean the squirrel cage fan that supplies the inside air. What I found was one motor that runs the squirrel cage and the same motor drive the outside fan that moves air over...
Forum: Maintenance 03-05-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Illini Trekker
Thanks Ole Dude thats the insight I was looking...

Thanks Ole Dude thats the insight I was looking for. I'm thinking this job should be on our bi-annual maintaince to do list.
Forum: Maintenance 03-03-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Illini Trekker
Right now I'm thinking I just need to remove the...

Right now I'm thinking I just need to remove the squirrel cage fan clean the blades and oil the bearings. If I'm thinking right the starter capacitor is there to help the compresser start? I don't...
Forum: Maintenance 03-01-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Illini Trekker
AC cleaning?

It time to do some cleaning on the AC unit! Turned the unit on and the compressor started but the fan just hummed. Before any damage was done I shut it down immediately. After removing the in side...
Forum: Repairs & Service 08-20-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Illini Trekker
I'm with Dave too. I would have tried to get...

I'm with Dave too. I would have tried to get Keystone to step up first as you have, but then the tape would have worked for me.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-20-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By Illini Trekker
I also use the 15 amp extra plug when the camp...

I also use the 15 amp extra plug when the camp ground allows that use. What I have done is to replace the receptacle in the rear of my camper. I replace it with a good brand name 15 amp one and wired...
Forum: Repairs & Service 08-19-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Illini Trekker
Buy a 220 volt welder so your sure there's enough...

Buy a 220 volt welder so your sure there's enough heat it get good metal penetration. And with every good welder you'll need a good grinder to get that crack out of the old weld. Getter Done!
Forum: Maintenance 08-05-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Illini Trekker
6" Bottle jack under the outer u-bolt.

6" Bottle jack under the outer u-bolt.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-23-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Illini Trekker
With that amount of water with showers I'd say...

With that amount of water with showers I'd say input pipe. It would be very hard to get to, I've repaired the outlet pipe on mine. That inlet will be right next to the floor in the front curb side....
Forum: Repairs & Service 07-15-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By Illini Trekker
Use what you think will work, and get the wife to...

Use what you think will work, and get the wife to use a second hose to hit the sides of the camper as you clean the roof?
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-12-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Illini Trekker
Should be able to do the same thing for a lot...

Should be able to do the same thing for a lot less money? Put one on my GM product for under $50. Teed into the heater hoses then ran the sampling of water throw a filter head from Summit. Head was...
Forum: Navigation 07-07-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Illini Trekker
Loved Pike Market, the parks in Seattle are large...

Loved Pike Market, the parks in Seattle are large and blackberries are at them all for the picking. Olympic nation park averages 101" of rain a year and is our only rain forest. Must see would be the...
Forum: Repairs & Service 06-28-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By Illini Trekker
David if you want to try the mend kit again try...

David if you want to try the mend kit again try using metal screen wire. My first attempt don't hold then used metal screen like the kind for a door and it has worked now for two years. Good luck!
Forum: Maintenance 06-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Illini Trekker
First pull the plug and turn off all power to the...

First pull the plug and turn off all power to the camper! On my 2005 model I used a screw driver to pry the switch out. I have I house hold type light switch in the camper so when mine went bad I...
Forum: Repairs & Service 06-19-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Illini Trekker
I too use 303 protectant with 8 years of not...

I too use 303 protectant with 8 years of not being coved I'm surprised on cracking or much fade! I've cleared the awning once a year and coat with 303 a couple of times a year. In fact did the roof...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-16-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By Illini Trekker
I'm thinking the bird may have learned a few new...

I'm thinking the bird may have learned a few new words today? Hope it holds together for the trip home, best of luck!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-07-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Illini Trekker
Rv collision centers are the place to go. May I...

Rv collision centers are the place to go. May I ask where are you now, then someone may point you in the right direction?
Forum: Maintenance 04-06-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Illini Trekker
I do as Ron does, you could use chocks on the...

I do as Ron does, you could use chocks on the other tire for an added safety factor.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-06-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Illini Trekker
To Les question I'd say yes when raising the...

To Les question I'd say yes when raising the camper from the frame if raising one axle from under the U bolt you'll be ok without the TV.

Picked up a 12 ton bottle jack at Harbor Frieght that is...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-04-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Illini Trekker
Sure did Oz. I'm sure we both have been changing...

Sure did Oz. I'm sure we both have been changing tires before we had license? Last time I had Sam's Club rotate and balance tires they wanted to rise the whole truck by lifting just under the cab....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-04-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Illini Trekker
Changing a Flat

To date I have never had a flat tire on the camper thank goodness! I use TST to monitor tires as we travel and it has saved us once to date. If and when we do have a flat what kind of distance is...
Forum: Maintenance 04-02-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Illini Trekker
I've been using Mobil 1. I agree with Mike, I...

I've been using Mobil 1. I agree with Mike, I break out the rubber gloves and clean with a gas wash. Punch out the rear seal wash and repack bearings. I have never used the grease zerk on the hub.
Forum: Maintenance 03-28-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By Illini Trekker
We're also down in florida and the lime is...

We're also down in florida and the lime is terrible. We are having the same pops and squeals. I'll pull the element when we get home and flush and inspect the element.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-28-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Illini Trekker
I also use the bed and it gets tied down.

I also use the bed and it gets tied down.
Forum: Repairs & Service 03-21-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Illini Trekker
Sounds good DieseGuy your secret is safe with me!

Sounds good DieseGuy your secret is safe with me!
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