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Forum: Member News 12-03-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mtlakejim
I lived for a while in Port Authur while chasing...

I lived for a while in Port Authur while chasing the oil patch. If you get down to Bolivar send some pics. I am wondering what is left after all the storms they have had thru there.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-03-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By mtlakejim
We live in the mountains of North Arkansas. Your...

We live in the mountains of North Arkansas. Your spot on. Folks that don't tow mountains much really don't understand what it is like to start down a steep pass and suddenly realize you don't have...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-02-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,840
Posted By mtlakejim
Yep that's the best bet. If your sitting on their...

Yep that's the best bet. If your sitting on their lot blocking the pumps you get attention real fast!!! Truckers absolutely don't put up with bad fuel!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-02-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,840
Posted By mtlakejim
I absolutely agree with this!! STANDARDIZE the...

I absolutely agree with this!! STANDARDIZE the color coding for fuel!!! It SHOULD be a no brainer! I actually expect it isn't the private sector that is the issue. Much more likely that it is a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-02-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By mtlakejim
Yes but changing hitches is going to cost a lot...

Yes but changing hitches is going to cost a lot more than changing out the hitch pin. Besides I am VERY happy with our current Curt Q25. I'm just trying to decide which of a $500 change (hitch pin or...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-02-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By mtlakejim
I have that same hitch (you can get it from the...

I have that same hitch (you can get it from the factory on a Ram). it is certainly far better than the Reese Pro we had before it!
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-02-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By mtlakejim
BUT it isn't Chucking by my definition. It is...

BUT it isn't Chucking by my definition. It is SLOP in the hitch. I had that problem with a cheap Reese pro hitch. It just had a bar to capture the back of the pin and there was a lot of slop all the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-02-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By mtlakejim
Totally agree with you! This forum should NOT be...

Totally agree with you! This forum should NOT be so restrictive as to keep anyone from bringing up a valid safety point when observed regardless of what the actual topic of the specific thread is!!...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-02-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By mtlakejim
No sorry that is not what I am calling...

No sorry that is not what I am calling "Chucking". My hitch is VERY solid and there is no slack at all. What I am calling Chucking is the push the 5th wheel gives the entire truck when you hit a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-29-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By mtlakejim
There is a company out there that actually sells...

There is a company out there that actually sells the king pin with the D ring exactly like you describe. Etrailer has them for $47.00
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-28-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By mtlakejim
Yes I have a Curt and really like the color coded...

Yes I have a Curt and really like the color coded latch which is near fool proof, but I believe the B&W is also a good hitch.[/QUOTE]

I love that color coded easy to operate latch system too! Not...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,042
Posted By mtlakejim
I wouldn't mind paying taxes on fuel IF they...

I wouldn't mind paying taxes on fuel IF they would dedicate it exclusively to improving the ROADS!!! And I hope that anyone that is against drilling has to pay double!


Scattershot,
It is a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-27-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,840
Posted By mtlakejim
That is very true!! However I have a good...

That is very true!!

However I have a good friend that gave me a nice aftermarket cap for the diesel fill that has DIESEL written on it. I am constantly reminding the DW that it is NOT gas it is...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 11-26-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By mtlakejim
I should mention I do have the Curt 25K Hitch...

I should mention I do have the Curt 25K Hitch which has wraparound jaws and is very tight. I am very pleased with the hitch itself.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 11-26-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By mtlakejim
Cushioned king pin or Air Bags on TV

If you had to choose between a cushioned king pin or Air Bags on your tow vehicle which would you go with first to reduce chucking?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-26-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By mtlakejim
Very nice setup on the barn. I like the...

Very nice setup on the barn.

I like the lifting boom bracket. I have a tractor with quick change front end loader. I have considered building a boom with a king pin attached that could be...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-26-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By mtlakejim
Always build for the future!! I have a friend...

Always build for the future!! I have a friend that had a garage built for his previous camper and then had to have it modified ($$$$$$) for his new camper and it is still too short for the next one...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-26-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By mtlakejim
Related to this topic. IF you had to choose...

Related to this topic.
IF you had to choose between cushioned hitch pin and air levelers on the truck. Which one would you go with first to reduce chucking?
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-26-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By mtlakejim
Is that intended to heat the belly and the tanks...

Is that intended to heat the belly and the tanks to prevent them from freezing?
Forum: Additions & Improvements 11-24-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By mtlakejim
Somewhat related to slide toppers I am wondering...

Somewhat related to slide toppers I am wondering if putting foil backed foam on top of the slides if your going to be parked for an extended period of time will help with heating and cooling?
Forum: Campgrounds State, Provincial & Federal 11-24-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By mtlakejim
Am I crazy or is the NFS biased against RV...

Am I crazy or is the NFS biased against RV campers? At least the ones that don't want to boondock?
Forum: Additions & Improvements 11-24-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By mtlakejim
I'm about to order a Splendide vented combo. Just...

I'm about to order a Splendide vented combo. Just too many seasoned RVers recommending it.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-24-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,511
Posted By mtlakejim
Hopefully that performs better than the hog...

Hopefully that performs better than the hog football team did this year.......Its tough being a Hog fan this year for sure!

What do you use for skirting?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-24-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,511
Posted By mtlakejim
Ok Dick since we will be arriving in Carlsbad...

Ok Dick since we will be arriving in Carlsbad just as winter really kicks into high gear. Just how big of an issue is this going to be? What do you recommend we consider doing to prep?

The tanks...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-24-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By mtlakejim
We got the Curt Q25 in part because you can get...

We got the Curt Q25 in part because you can get that factory installed on a Ram. We love the 4 point puck system and the Curt performs exceptionally well with zero slack in the hookup. Very solid....
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