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Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 12-16-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,464
Posted By rohrmann
We regularly set up, with jacks down and slides...

We regularly set up, with jacks down and slides out prior to plugging in the power cord. This is no different than dry camping with just batteries. The system is designed to operate on 12 volts,...
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-15-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 150
Posted By rohrmann
That line is from the furnace and is intended to...

That line is from the furnace and is intended to keep things from freezing. We have been in single digit temps and with the furnace running, nothing froze. Of course, when it gets that cold, you...
Forum: Insurance 12-13-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By rohrmann
My $2200 coverage not only covers the truck and...

My $2200 coverage not only covers the truck and trailer, but it's also homeowners coverage with all the liability coverage just like you would have for people visiting your home plus it also covers...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-13-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 560
Posted By rohrmann
Don't give up hope, the cooling unit can be...

Don't give up hope, the cooling unit can be replaced for much less than the entire fridge. Our first cooling unit replacement was covered by our extended warranty, less a copay and a couple other...
Forum: Insurance 12-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By rohrmann
We've had National General through Good Sam since...

We've had National General through Good Sam since we started full time in 2012, have never had to file a claim, so no experience there. Their rates have gone up a little every year, which is almost...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-12-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By rohrmann
Before you purchase those larger cylinders, find...

Before you purchase those larger cylinders, find someone who has them and make sure you can handle the extra weight of a full one, and can maneuver them into the compartments. Also, that is even...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-11-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By rohrmann
The furnace worked after disconnecting and...

The furnace worked after disconnecting and reconnecting the cylinders because the valves were opened too fast and set the excess flow restrictor valves inside the plastic nuts at the ends of the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-11-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By rohrmann
Itís possible that you have a bad electrode and...

Itís possible that you have a bad electrode and itís shorting out. If you are checking voltage across the two terminals at the exposed electrode connections and are getting anything else but 120...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-10-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By rohrmann
Might just need to get some new parts and make it...

Might just need to get some new parts and make it work as it was designed. http://www.winegard.com/sensar/sensar-parts
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-10-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By rohrmann
They are placed there to drive owners crazy...

They are placed there to drive owners crazy trying to get them to work. A neighbor at the park we are in now has a new SOB with them, and they weren't working. He was told the front cap would have...
Forum: Maintenance 12-10-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By rohrmann
It's not just the bolts but also the heavier...

It's not just the bolts but also the heavier shackles that link the springs to the frame and other suspension components. http://www.morryde.com/products/70-heavy-duty-shackle-upgrade-kit


And...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 12-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By rohrmann
The problem is the check valve on the back of the...

The problem is the check valve on the back of the water heater in the hot water outlet has failed. They are usually a brass nipple with the check valve assembly built into it, and it should be 1/2"...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-10-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By rohrmann
I recently ordered extra keys for the new door...

I recently ordered extra keys for the new door latch/lock that I installed after the original one failed. The original lock was Fastec and the new one is Trimark. They have keys for all of them, so...
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-09-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By rohrmann
That's why I installed vent covers, so we could...

That's why I installed vent covers, so we could maintain ventilation even during rain storms. Had the Fantastic fan shut down once during rain, and was surprised when it did but remembered it had...
Forum: Maintenance 12-09-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By rohrmann
The cheap fixed regulators are too restrictive of...

The cheap fixed regulators are too restrictive of water volume even though they may keep pressure regulated. That's why the pricier adjustable regulators are so much better, because they maintain...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-09-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By rohrmann
Regardless whether the trailer is still in...

Regardless whether the trailer is still in Keystone warranty or not, it would have been easier to have the dealer just contact Norcold directly to get things started. Keystone may still have to pick...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 12-08-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,464
Posted By rohrmann
What year Montana do you have? Only install a...

What year Montana do you have? Only install a larger breaker if the wiring from the battery to the hydraulic pump is #4 copper, which is what is used on the newer rigs. Not sure what wire size was...
Forum: Maintenance 12-06-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By rohrmann
Supposedly, since at least 2018, the Montana's...

Supposedly, since at least 2018, the Montana's are coming with color coded and numbered wiring which is supposed to make troubleshooting easier. Page #8 of this brochure-...
Forum: North America MOC / Western Region 12-06-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,899
Posted By rohrmann
It's on the other Quartzsite thread, under...

It's on the other Quartzsite thread, under Directions. http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75497
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 12-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By rohrmann
About five years ago we were assisting family...

About five years ago we were assisting family with medical issues, north of Kansas City, MO, and left there right about now in December. Temperatures were finally warmed up to the lower teens when...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-05-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By rohrmann
It could be that the bolt was just defective. ...

It could be that the bolt was just defective. The rig is really too new to believe it was metal fatigue. Not sure where these bolts and the rest of the hardware is made, but if the bearings are...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-05-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By rohrmann
According to Dexter, the torque for the nuts on...

According to Dexter, the torque for the nuts on the shackle bolts is 50 ft lbs, not 80 ft lbs. Page #67, and the specs for Shoulder Type Shackle Bolt with 7/16" threads. ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-05-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By rohrmann
Hmm... that's not what our dealer told us. ...

Hmm... that's not what our dealer told us.



NEVER believe your dealer or salesman! The heat pump only circulates air within the living space of the rig, so it will not move warmed air into...
Forum: Maintenance 12-04-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By rohrmann
I think our regulator came preset at about 50...

I think our regulator came preset at about 50 psi, which works well.
Forum: Maintenance 12-01-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By rohrmann
I had noticed the same thing when I still used...

I had noticed the same thing when I still used the cheap pressure regulators that are mostly just flow restrictors. I was noticing that the cone shaped screen installed in the inlet side of the...
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