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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 08:37 PM
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Posted By BB_TX
I would hope so. I would certainly be asking the...

I would hope so. I would certainly be asking the service manager why the two circuit breakers are wired in series and the pump is not protected by either. I would also be asking if those other 4...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 05:41 PM
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Views: 326
Posted By BB_TX
Per the diagram breaker C is in series with...

Per the diagram breaker C is in series with breaker B. And that is just wrong and serves no purpose at all. The battery wire should go to the copper pole on one of the breakers with the jumper to the...
Forum: 2019 Annual North American Fall Rally Yesterday, 03:52 PM
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Posted By BB_TX
You have to wonder how many we have lost over the...

You have to wonder how many we have lost over the years. Posts suddenly ending and no way of knowing if they passed away, stopped RVing, or simply drifted away. :confused:
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By BB_TX
Skip the first two statements I made above. A...

Skip the first two statements I made above. A GFCI must have current flow to trip since it compares the current flow thru the hot pin to the current flow in the neutral pin. And the first two...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-17-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By BB_TX
First a question for my education, then a...

First a question for my education, then a comment.

Do the residential refrigerators always have an inverter to run them from battery power?

And when they do have an inverter, do they always run...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-17-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By BB_TX
First thing I would so is disconnect the power...

First thing I would so is disconnect the power cord from the trailer and then plug it into the outlet and see if the GFCI trips. If it does not trip, that should eliminate the power cord as the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-16-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By BB_TX
We also have the 5th Airborne and very happy with...

We also have the 5th Airborne and very happy with it.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 07-16-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,955
Posted By BB_TX
The two 40 amp in parallel is what I did as we...

The two 40 amp in parallel is what I did as we were about to leave on a trip and I could not find an 80 locally and did not have time to order one. I just bought two 40 amp at a local auto parts...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 07-14-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By BB_TX
You can also click on Welcome Your ID at the top...

You can also click on Welcome Your ID at the top right of any page and then click on statistics and find all posts.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-14-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,595
Posted By BB_TX
That is the best one I have seen and would...

That is the best one I have seen and would probably be pretty easy for most people. But I think it could still be broken down farther to make it even more clear.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-14-2019, 09:19 AM
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Views: 2,595
Posted By BB_TX
I have searched the web a number of times for a...

I have searched the web a number of times for a good site showing exactly how a 50 amp 120/240 vac single phase/split phase RV system works so that every time the question comes up I could simply...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By BB_TX
Google RV ladder. There are multiple sources for...

Google RV ladder. There are multiple sources for them such as;

etrailer.com...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 07-13-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By BB_TX
Click on Community on the line of clickys above....

Click on Community on the line of clickys above. That will open a drop down menu. Then click on Member List for an alphabetical list of names. Or click on Member ID for a list by member number.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 07-12-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,227
Posted By BB_TX
I am guessing wire colors differ on models and...

I am guessing wire colors differ on models and years, but mine and pictures of others I have seen the wire to the pump from the battery is a large BLACK wire. In any event, look for a pump similar to...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-11-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By BB_TX
Similar issues have been reported before. Not...

Similar issues have been reported before. Not often. But enough that everyone should be aware of the possibility if they have a similar problem. And the pictures are great to show exactly where the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-10-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,595
Posted By BB_TX
And I will add that if you put your voltmeter...

And I will add that if you put your voltmeter leads across the two poles of that 50 amp breaker the meter will show 240 vac.

My 50 amp breaker is at the far left side of my panel. And the sub...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-10-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By BB_TX
The vent needs to be clear and open. Every time...

The vent needs to be clear and open. Every time you flush there is a certain volume of water goes into the black tank. And an equal volume of air gets pushed out. Normally that would go out the vent....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-10-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By BB_TX
Here is some information from...

Here is some information from https://www.etrailer.com/faq-measuring-a-fifth-wheel-pin-box.aspx with info on pin box dimensions and replacements.


My 2007 OEM pinbox was a Lippert 1116 which is...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-06-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By BB_TX
Power will be from a 12 v fuse. How did you...

Power will be from a 12 v fuse. How did you verify the fuses are good? Meter?

The little red blown fuse indicator will only light up if the fuse is blown AND there is a load currently connected...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-06-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By BB_TX
Like Theunz, I have a hard time determining...

Like Theunz, I have a hard time determining whether that chirp is the smoke detector, CO detector, or propane detector. I changed the battery once in my smoke detector only to find out it was the CO...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-06-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By BB_TX
Welcome to the forum. Lots of great people here....

Welcome to the forum. Lots of great people here. And very helpful to new and old alike.


That trailer has a published empty weight of about 9,500 lbs and empty hitch weight of about 2,000 lbs so...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-06-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,595
Posted By BB_TX
The cord size is large due to a thick abrasive...

The cord size is large due to a thick abrasive resistant outer sheathing since they are dragged across concrete, asphalt, gravel, etc regularly.





That's because the standard 50 amp 4 prong...
Forum: Maintenance 07-04-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,422
Posted By BB_TX
True. Have read multiple posts of people...

True. Have read multiple posts of people forgetting their flush was running with the drain valve closed resulting in a fountain spewing forth from the roof tank vent.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-04-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,595
Posted By BB_TX
You are definitely not the first to do that....

You are definitely not the first to do that. Plugging an RV into a 240 vac dryer outlet gets reported often. And the results are always the same. $$$$. 50 amp RV service is in fact a 120/240 vac...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-04-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By BB_TX
Welcome to the forum, home of the friendliest...

Welcome to the forum, home of the friendliest people on the web. :D


Any questions you have, ask away and someone will quickly jump in with answers.
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