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Forum: Additions & Improvements Today, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By masterdrago
I finished the install of the negative side cut...

I finished the install of the negative side cut off this last weekend. Will be used to easily disconnect at will without screwing around with tools and connections. I eliminated the PIA post on the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Today, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By masterdrago
When I ran a test in 60 degree ambient temps, the...

When I ran a test in 60 degree ambient temps, the reefer ran over 30 hours before the inverter dropped out as the battery reached the 10.5 vdc threshold. Not really good for my group 27 wet cells but...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By masterdrago
I have the same hose and it works great parked at...

I have the same hose and it works great parked at the S&B. Clearly, I unplug it when warm weather - Like after last night, we will not see a freeze again til next Tuesday night.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,132
Posted By masterdrago
Sure you can keep the reefer off by turning off...

Sure you can keep the reefer off by turning off the inverter. Who kills the power to the inverter?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Today, 10:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,132
Posted By masterdrago
150 amp breaker/fuse/etc should be plenty to...

150 amp breaker/fuse/etc should be plenty to protect all 12vdc circuits. Under full load, the reefer when defrosting might pull 4-5 amps on the AC side. This might convert to 60-75amps on the DC...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Today, 10:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,132
Posted By masterdrago
If one is looking for fused protection for their...

If one is looking for fused protection for their inverter 12vdc side, there is no reason to spend that kind of dough. Do an AMZN search for InstallGear 0/2/4 Gauge Ga ANL Fuse Holder + 100 Amp ANL...
Forum: Additions & Improvements Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By masterdrago
What cannot be seen in my pix on the extreme left...

What cannot be seen in my pix on the extreme left is the 150amp breaker for the inverter. I did not jack with that positive wire off the battery, through the breaker, then through a marine cut off...
Forum: Additions & Improvements Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By masterdrago
I've finished cleaning up the wiring. I added a...

I've finished cleaning up the wiring. I added a separate 80 amp on the left side of the pix for the converter (80amp since the rating was 75 in the manual). I routed the + terminal off the large 80...
Forum: Additions & Improvements Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By masterdrago
It's one of these Bussmann CB185-80 at AMZN....

It's one of these Bussmann CB185-80 at AMZN. Manual reset.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 726
Posted By masterdrago
Talked with the dealer yesterday. The new 7.3...

Talked with the dealer yesterday. The new 7.3 gasser will not have the carry capacity for the Montanas.
Forum: New Member Introductions Yesterday, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 119
Posted By masterdrago
Advice? Read these forums. Wealth of great info....

Advice? Read these forums. Wealth of great info. Search any subject. Enjoy your new 5r.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By masterdrago
Don't spend a ton of $$$ on coax. Not from the...

Don't spend a ton of $$$ on coax. Not from the big box stores. Check at https://www.tv4rv.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=108 -- 50' $7.95 or look up phat satellite intl. Their coax is sold...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By masterdrago
I went behind our convenience center wall and...

I went behind our convenience center wall and took everything loose (all the coax connections). I then used a Klein Tools VDV512-101 Explorer 2 Coax Tester Kit ($26@AMZN) to track down where all the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By masterdrago
Lost the Thread

A while back there was a thread where one of the members hooked up their 5r from the tow vehicle using larger wire to keep the house batteries charged while traveling with the residential reefer...
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-10-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By masterdrago
Two alternators or one? LED lighting or...

Two alternators or one? LED lighting or incandescent? Ethanol, regular, mid grade, super or diesel? Daytime driving lights only, high beams, or low beams? Raining or foggy? You didn't mention the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-10-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 726
Posted By masterdrago
Your own spreadsheet is telling you to go with...

Your own spreadsheet is telling you to go with the Ram if you want to stay with srw.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-10-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 726
Posted By masterdrago
Ask the Ford dealer about this truck ...

Ask the Ford dealer about this truck
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a26143094/2020-ford-super-duty-f250-f350-gasoline-v8-specs-info/
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-10-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 726
Posted By masterdrago
I wish I could shed light on your really good...

I wish I could shed light on your really good thought pattern. When DW had finally whittled down our decision to either a 375RES or 3791RD and then all my reading at the Grand Design and Montana...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-10-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By masterdrago
Same here until just now hearing this new thought...

Same here until just now hearing this new thought from https://rvsafety.com/ when we did the individual wheel weights in Buda, Texas. Their web page does not list Sailun. My Sticker and max on tire...
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-09-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By masterdrago
Ditto on what scottz said. Only NASA can measure...

Ditto on what scottz said. Only NASA can measure the resistance in a 12" piece of wire that big with the amps we draw. You know the "Resistance is Futile" But don't feel like the lone ranger. Most...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-09-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By masterdrago
Am I Doing This Wrong - Tire Inflation

I looked around on this and a few other RV forums but got no clear answer. I've always inflated my Sailun St235/80R16 to near max - 110psi. When I had my individual wheel weight taken, I was told to...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-07-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By masterdrago
Good thinking... Sometimes I get so wrapped in...

Good thinking... Sometimes I get so wrapped in the details, I forget the obvious:eek:
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-07-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By masterdrago
Appreciate that. I had looked over the manual...

Appreciate that. I had looked over the manual (both languages) and missed that. I'll need to probe around to find out which wires in the battery compartment remain hot with the convenience switch...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-07-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By masterdrago
It looks like such a PIA to do this. We're new to...

It looks like such a PIA to do this. We're new to 5th wheeling and really new to Dish in the RV. We just like to watch a little local news when we wake up mostly for weather forecast. And a little...
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By masterdrago
Thanks. That will be easy to test. And most...

Thanks. That will be easy to test. And most likely not a great ides to fuse it but I'll see after checking the current draw when pulled but just for a short time. So Scott can pull the breakaway...
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