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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-12-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By jimcol
I'd still do it myself. That way I would know...

I'd still do it myself. That way I would know it's correct and have the extra bucks in my pocket. But then I really enjoy a challenge. Still can't see where it would be very complicated.
Forum: Maintenance 11-12-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By jimcol
I apologize Mel. Should have told you in advance....

I apologize Mel. Should have told you in advance. First time I did it had oil all over the foot and the block under it. Now I only use two capfuls, probably two teaspoons in each leg. As soon as I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-12-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By jimcol
Even if it has been used I doubt they share the...

Even if it has been used I doubt they share the same last name. Enjoy!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-08-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By jimcol
If your heat pump was iced up there is a problem....

If your heat pump was iced up there is a problem. I'm confident of that even without a picture.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-07-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,500
Posted By jimcol
First time I changed my oil in the 09 I allowed...

First time I changed my oil in the 09 I allowed it to drain well and then put in the 3 gallons. My dip stick looked just like yours. Every oil change since I put in 11 quarts and check. Always at the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-05-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By jimcol
Some on this forum have reported Dimplex phone...

Some on this forum have reported Dimplex phone support has been very good. Even sent free parts in some cases. Even though you have already ordered parts it might be worth a call just for the...
Forum: Maintenance 11-03-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By jimcol
Mine is only 2 years newer than yours. On mine...

Mine is only 2 years newer than yours. On mine the top on the legs, inside the propane bottle compartment, pry off. Might have to place a small screw driver between the leg and the cap but it will...
Forum: Maintenance 10-31-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By jimcol
Mine was dragging on opening not closing like...

Mine was dragging on opening not closing like yours. Kept lubricating things. Helped for a short while then start dragging again. Investigating I finally figured out it was the screen door causing...
Forum: Repairs & Service 10-30-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By jimcol
I don't know about all camping worlds but the one...

I don't know about all camping worlds but the one in Grain Valley Missouri subs all their body work out. They gave our neighbor the name of who they sub it to and told him to deal directly with that...
Forum: Maintenance 10-30-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By jimcol
Very normal as has already been said. If you get...

Very normal as has already been said. If you get up and scrub the roof it will remove most of it but if you don't continually rinse the sides while scrubbing the roof that white residue will be all...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-26-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By jimcol
Follow up on scattershot recommendation. Light a...

Follow up on scattershot recommendation. Light a match and hold it to the burner as you turn the burner knob to high. If the line has air in it you'll see the flame of the match move/flicker with the...
Forum: Maintenance 10-25-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By jimcol
Looking at your pictures it looks like it is bent...

Looking at your pictures it looks like it is bent below the bolts attaching it to the mounting plate. If the ram is not leaking I'd use washers for spacers and put them between the mounting plate and...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-25-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By jimcol
Are you talking about the furnace? I always light...

Are you talking about the furnace? I always light a burner on the stove before using any gas appliance to bleed the air out of the propane lines. Set the mode on the main thermostat to furnace. Set...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-11-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By jimcol
Old style manual awning. We never leave with the...

Old style manual awning. We never leave with the awning out and seldom leave it out at night. I have learned someone more powerful than me controls the wind gust. You only have to mis-guess it once....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-11-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By jimcol
If you have power at the element the breaker and...

If you have power at the element the breaker and the switch and the reset are all ok. Start looking for an open neutral. First place I would check is in the breaker box as many have reported not...
Forum: Maintenance 10-11-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By jimcol
Just a word of caution, unplug your 5'er from...

Just a word of caution, unplug your 5'er from your truck when parked over night. It will drain your truck battery also if left connected. Don't ask me how I know but it gets pretty cold in Jasper...
Forum: Maintenance 10-09-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,880
Posted By jimcol
If you are staying in the rig every night running...

If you are staying in the rig every night running the furnace at night should keep the belly warm enough when moving during the day. If you are real concerned that it is too cold you can run the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-06-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By jimcol
Well I might as well restart the old debate...

Well I might as well restart the old debate again, but this time I won't pay any attention to it. I eliminated the cheap little red regulator several years ago with zero adverse affect.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-06-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By jimcol
Sounds like the regulator is going bad. Most...

Sounds like the regulator is going bad. Most regulators like you show work off an internal rubber diaphragm. Deposits in the water collect on the rubber making it less pliable which make pressures do...
Forum: Member News 10-05-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By jimcol
Wishing you a speedy recovery. Keep us posted on...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Keep us posted on your progress. Who's watching Paul?
Forum: Member News 10-04-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By jimcol
We have stayed at that park while fishing Lake...

We have stayed at that park while fishing Lake Sacajawea (sp). Nice park. Hope you enjoy your assignment.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-04-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By jimcol
Great video Carl. Thanks for sharing. Jim

Great video Carl. Thanks for sharing.
Jim
Forum: North American MOC / Great Lakes Region 09-26-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,153
Posted By jimcol
Interested

Interested
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-04-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By jimcol
We picked up similar pest once and they drove us...

We picked up similar pest once and they drove us crazy for a couple of days. Neighbor recommended one of those battery operated electric fly swatter found at Walmart or Harbor freight. Every time we...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-01-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By jimcol
If by sliding cover you mean retractable be aware...

If by sliding cover you mean retractable be aware of how much bed space you lose with the canister it rolls up in. I have a roll-n-lock. It's performed as advertised but hate the space taken up with...
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