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Forum: North America MOC / Western Region Yesterday, 09:51 PM
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Posted By dieselguy
Many Montana owners are happy with their rigs ......

Many Montana owners are happy with their rigs ... but when you compare a few dozen rally attendees to a nation wide sampling of owners like on a website ... you get a better overall picture and more...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 885
Posted By dieselguy
Fifth Airborne here as well. Does a better job...

Fifth Airborne here as well. Does a better job than the Mor Ryde pin box with the rubber block inside. I liked the 5th Airborne better because I didn't care for the Trail Air's shock and bag sticking...
Forum: Repairs & Service 06-16-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By dieselguy
With all the drones flying around taking video …...

With all the drones flying around taking video … I'd like to promote RV'ers as aesthetic ... maintenance conscious people. I get up there and keep her clean and treated … because I still can. :trash:
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-15-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By dieselguy
No matter what shape the winch is in or flavor of...

No matter what shape the winch is in or flavor of winch … bunches of us use a ratchet strap or similar thru the wheel and around the winch frame to help secure the spare in place. It's just good...
Forum: It's a Dirty Job but Someone has to do it! 06-14-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By dieselguy
I'd guess the roof was white to start with. A...

I'd guess the roof was white to start with. A good soft bristled brush, actual rubber roof cleaner sprayed on then let soak, and mass quantities of elbow grease might bring it back to life. As you've...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-06-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By dieselguy
I'm with you 100% on buying the parts separate...

I'm with you 100% on buying the parts separate and doing the brake lines by hand. The line kits are made way too generically for my taste. On the same thought, I definitely don't care for the all...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-05-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By dieselguy
fred1fred2 … if the Camco adaptor is wired like...

fred1fred2 … if the Camco adaptor is wired like the "cheater boxes" some of us used to have ... it will trip the GFI every time. Per code, most any campground by now has incorporated the GFI on the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-04-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By dieselguy
Here's one of many threads on the subject of...

Here's one of many threads on the subject of shear springs.
http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69449&highlight=Ryde
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-04-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By dieselguy
Like others, we keep some kind of protectant on...

Like others, we keep some kind of protectant on the cap so the bugs come off easier and prolong the cap from oxidizing. Sometimes I use Aerospace 303 and other times ProtectAll found at Wally World....
Forum: What I'd like to say if... 06-03-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By dieselguy
Jim … we weren't talking about a $1000 change. I...

Jim … we weren't talking about a $1000 change. I attempted to point out several replies up that 2 minutes each for a handful of "improvements in assembly technique" add up to tens of not hundreds of...
Forum: What I'd like to say if... 06-01-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By dieselguy
"Katie bar the doors"!:rofl:

"Katie bar the doors"!:rofl:
Forum: What I'd like to say if... 06-01-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By dieselguy
All about profit … 2 minutes per unit (.03 hr)...

All about profit … 2 minutes per unit (.03 hr) times a very conservative company labor cost (wages, ins, benefits, perishable items to sustain workforce) of $50 hr times 10,000 units a year times say...
Forum: What I'd like to say if... 06-01-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By dieselguy
James … 30 years ago would have been your heyday...

James … 30 years ago would have been your heyday … fast forward to 2018. Just think of all the kooks a design dept at a manufacturer would have to wade thru should they open up to ideas … think of...
Forum: Let Us Entertain You 06-01-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By dieselguy
Have the X2 and 211Z receiver for 2 years now....

Have the X2 and 211Z receiver for 2 years now. Works great for us. Like any dish, it will loose signal during a toad soaker, but recovers as soon as the big rain passes. We also installed an exterior...
Forum: The Campsite 05-30-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By dieselguy
We have had a fiver since 2000 as well. We...

We have had a fiver since 2000 as well. We recreational camp and usually have several toys and yard décor about the camper that full timers don't. I guess we're different as if I was at a mediocre...
Forum: The Campsite 05-30-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By dieselguy
With Recreation.gov and Reserve America being in...

With Recreation.gov and Reserve America being in the picture for several years … you have to reserve in the first or second week in January to even think about having a decent site for the 4th of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-26-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By dieselguy
Never rotated tires on my 2000 F350. Wheels will...

Never rotated tires on my 2000 F350. Wheels will not interchange and the cost of 6 off and 6 on + balance doesn't add up. We just run em till the backs wear out first and get new ones.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-23-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By dieselguy
Good deal … one hell of a company. We've replaced...

Good deal … one hell of a company. We've replaced over 1/2 dozen sets of these on various fivers … none came close to 7 - 10 years of service, so should a … woulda … coulda on MORryde's lifespan...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-23-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By dieselguy
Are you asking if MORryde will replace for free a...

Are you asking if MORryde will replace for free a suspension part on an 9 year old RV that has already been replaced 5 years ago? Bold thinking, but if MORryde does it … they are one hell of a...
Forum: Maintenance 05-20-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By dieselguy
Shark Bite Fittings

Tom ... you said it all ... no fluxing and soldering, no pipe dope or tape, virtually no wrenches ... just cut the plastic (or copper) line square and push it on. The cutter is great, doesn't cost...
Forum: Repairs & Service 05-19-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,033
Posted By dieselguy
My biggest wonder would be just to what extent...

My biggest wonder would be just to what extent water intrusion has already set in and "if" that issue needed to be addressed before sealing it up.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-19-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By dieselguy
Zack ... I think the turntable topic went right...

Zack ... I think the turntable topic went right over your head ...:whistling: or your reply went right over mine :facepalm:
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-18-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By dieselguy
I have air bags on my F350 pulling our 3150RL ......

I have air bags on my F350 pulling our 3150RL ... did the truck "need " them ... no. Did it help the ride ... yes. Anything you can do to absorb shock going down the road is a no brainer. I'd surely...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-17-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By dieselguy
You still might experiment with loading of your...

You still might experiment with loading of your fiver. How ever you do it ... add some weight to either end and take it for a drive. If it worsens, you'll know which end needs more weight. The reason...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-17-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By dieselguy
No matter what your preferred flavor of fittings...

No matter what your preferred flavor of fittings is flare or push-loc... it's good practice to carry a length of line, couple of unions, caps, maybe even a 90 degree elbow and tee. If a plastic line...
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