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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-17-2019, 03:20 PM
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Posted By jimcol
Pretty sure you won't get a schematic. I found...

Pretty sure you won't get a schematic. I found mine with a stud finder not sure why yours won't find it. I think mine is a $10 craftsman. Another method shared years ago on this forum is to wait for...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-15-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By jimcol
It is not unusual to not have a fault until a...

It is not unusual to not have a fault until a little load is applied.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-15-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By jimcol
Not sure how you paralleled the truck battery. If...

Not sure how you paralleled the truck battery. If you did it via the 7pin cord not the same as jumper cables truck battery to 5'er battery. Have the battery tested with a load tester at an auto parts...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-15-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By jimcol
I think you eliminated the battery as a problem...

I think you eliminated the battery as a problem when you said it blows with the main breaker in the 5'er shut off. I think rohrmann has given you the best places to look.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-14-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By jimcol
Sounds to me like the auto reset breaker. Search...

Sounds to me like the auto reset breaker. Search this forum, there are many threads on this subject.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-14-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By jimcol
Make sure it is towards the top on the second fin.

Make sure it is towards the top on the second fin.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By jimcol
I have no idea if this is true but I was told the...

I have no idea if this is true but I was told the holes in the bottom of the box were necessary. They are required so the vent on top of the box will draw in the event the battery off gases,
Forum: 2019 Annual North American Fall Rally 07-10-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By jimcol
There is also a very nice COE campground at...

There is also a very nice COE campground at Coralville lake just north of Iowa City right off I-80. Try to get in the Linder Point Campground. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/272091
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-10-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By jimcol
We have traveled it clear across the state in...

We have traveled it clear across the state in 2009. Finding campgrounds and fuel were not a problem. As twindman said there are some stretches with nothing for 50 miles or so.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-10-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By jimcol
The toilet in your house may not operate properly...

The toilet in your house may not operate properly if the vent is blocked. RV toilets are completely different as they don't have a water trap when you flush. I would still check the vent pipe for the...
Forum: It's a Dirty Job but Someone has to do it! 07-04-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By jimcol
I have the same issue and agree with Dick and...

I have the same issue and agree with Dick and Mike. Tried multiple things to clean it. Nothing works well. I'm really not even sure it is mold but more discoloration from the water running across an...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-22-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By jimcol
Just loading up for a short trip. Our dometic...

Just loading up for a short trip. Our dometic running on electric only cooled the fridge to 35 degrees in about 4 hours. It will hold it there forever if we don't open the door regardless if we are...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-22-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By jimcol
Mel B., Our 2006 probably had the same stock...

Mel B., Our 2006 probably had the same stock toilet as yours. Due to the problems with the stock toilet we switched to a Dometic 310. Love the additional height. Simple change out on our rig. Floor...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,011
Posted By jimcol
I noticed it but BG Montana had a question on...

I noticed it but BG Montana had a question on same subject just yesterday. Looks like he got some good feedback to help in solving his issue.
Forum: Maintenance 06-17-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By jimcol
I have had to change a couple of my 12v switches...

I have had to change a couple of my 12v switches as they finally quit working. twindman, if you want to prove switch or bulb just remove the two wires from the switch and touch them together, if the...
Forum: House Keeping 06-03-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By jimcol
Velcro straps for us also. Used small bungees at...

Velcro straps for us also. Used small bungees at first but the metal wraps on the ends blemished the cabinets. I thought about magnets but they would have to be pretty strong the way some of our...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-03-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,048
Posted By jimcol
This may be true in TennTom state or his...

This may be true in TennTom state or his experience but we have stayed in a few seasonal sights where we have had to pay for the metered power. I ask the park in Az. how they arrived at their rate as...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-03-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By jimcol
Well your picture came across great and to me it...

Well your picture came across great and to me it appears you are a bit nose high. I think I reused the hardware on mine when I changed from a solid pin box to a MorRyde. If memory serves me correct...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-03-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By jimcol
What is the distance between the holes on the pin...

What is the distance between the holes on the pin box? I think on mine it is 1.5 inches if memory serves me correct. If your distance is similar I would move it. Still leave you 6 & 7 inches of...
Forum: It's a Dirty Job but Someone has to do it! 06-03-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By jimcol
Not knowing how much you use the rig I would be...

Not knowing how much you use the rig I would be more inclined to go with Rohrmann on the vent issue. Those mud daubers just love the heat of the pipe and probably the smell. Take a garden hose to the...
Forum: North American MOC / Central Plains Region 05-31-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By jimcol
About the $$$$. If the actor/actress is a bad...

About the $$$$. If the actor/actress is a bad person or does something bad you boo and throw popcorn at them. If they do something good you throw folded up dollar bills at them. It is hilarious how...
Forum: Maintenance 05-30-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By jimcol
You can remove it from the control board at the...

You can remove it from the control board at the back of the fridge. That is very accessible on mine from the bottom vent on the outside of the 5'er. You can also pull the 12v fuse in your breaker...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-29-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By jimcol
These things are pretty position sensitive....

These things are pretty position sensitive. Putting it to a different position is an adjustment. I would keep checking it but wouldn't say "nothing has been fixed."
Forum: North American MOC / Central Plains Region 05-29-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By jimcol
Talking I'm not often referred to that way! Looking...

I'm not often referred to that way! Looking forward to seeing the two of you.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-27-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,519
Posted By jimcol
On ancient advice from this forum I always...

On ancient advice from this forum I always disconnect the negative.
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