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Forum: Additions & Improvements 02-20-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By timandsusan
I have used 2 lead acid batteries in my rig. ...

I have used 2 lead acid batteries in my rig. They last about 4 years and then get new ones from a battery store nearby. We don't boondock and it works for us--yes I add water about twice a year. I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,933
Posted By timandsusan
I installed Jimmie Jammers on my 2012 F-250 after...

I installed Jimmie Jammers on my 2012 F-250 after Carl mentioned it. I still have the tailgate + truck. I am assuming it sure work for me. Also installed the special screws on the tail light...
Forum: Maintenance 01-16-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,569
Posted By timandsusan
X2 on EJC comment. I replaced the 2 deep cycle...

X2 on EJC comment. I replaced the 2 deep cycle batteries in my rig this week--they were installed in 2014. I began to realize that the slide outs and landing legs were really struggling this ...
Forum: Navigation 01-12-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By timandsusan
We travel west from San Antonio on I-10 every...

We travel west from San Antonio on I-10 every year. Yes, take 375 around El Paso, I stay on it even going over the short mountain pass that has a short grade of 8% to get to I-10 west of downtown...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-11-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,464
Posted By timandsusan
Continuing my decal removal and replace project,...

Continuing my decal removal and replace project, I bought the mountain scene and Montana decal from Amazon for both sides on my 2006. I will have the rig at a decal removal and install location...
Forum: Maintenance 12-20-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
Posted By timandsusan
We are moving ahead with the decal removal and ...

We are moving ahead with the decal removal and some replacements starting in January. I will let the pros do it. Amazon had some replacement decals for the mountain scene and the Montana name. I...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,602
Posted By timandsusan
On a recent radio program, the forecast for...

On a recent radio program, the forecast for diesel prices to stay high or go up. Why? When refining a barrel of oil (actually 42 gallons), the refiner gets 20 gallons of gasoline, 12 gallons of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-28-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,227
Posted By timandsusan
I filled up my 50 gallon tank yesterday on the...

I filled up my 50 gallon tank yesterday on the east side of San Antonio, the diesel price was posted on the sign in green, at the pump the diesel nozzle had a yellow handle, the gas nozzle on the...
Forum: Maintenance 11-20-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
Posted By timandsusan
After seeing several "experienced" Monty's this...

After seeing several "experienced" Monty's this summer without decals, I am still considering finding someone locally to remove the worst offenders. I tried to remove one a few years ago but...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-13-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By timandsusan
I have a 2006 Montana. My maintenance costs are...

I have a 2006 Montana. My maintenance costs are annual expenditures for greasing wet bolts and every 2-3 years repack the wheel bearings-inspect the brakes. These items are not covered by an...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By timandsusan
Another suggestion. Check the TPMS website and...

Another suggestion. Check the TPMS website and see if they sell to commercial users. I think that is a good recommendation that the units can be used in demanding applications.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-04-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By timandsusan
I have a much older Monty (2006) and converted to...

I have a much older Monty (2006) and converted to wet bolts and heavy duty shackles 10 years ago. On my Montana the original inserts used to secure the shackles to the springs were plastic--the...
Forum: Maintenance 11-04-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By timandsusan
About 4 weeks ago, I contacted Lippert about...

About 4 weeks ago, I contacted Lippert about maintenance on mechanical landing legs. They said to use bearing grease on the gears at the top of the legs and to pour motor oil down the center so it...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,723
Posted By timandsusan
We installed a second battery many years ago...

We installed a second battery many years ago after the heat went off while dry camping at Bryce--temp in the mid 20's and lots of wind. Solved the problem for us!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,788
Posted By timandsusan
I replaced our 2 bricks that were the original...

I replaced our 2 bricks that were the original televisions. I recommend using Morryde television mounts--yes a little pricey but they work the best. And they will support any modern flat screen...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-22-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,788
Posted By timandsusan
A missing suggestion. Lub (oil and grease) the...

A missing suggestion. Lub (oil and grease) the landing legs annually. After talking to Lippert recently, I realized a quick squirt of grease did not do the job of getting lub on the screw/nut...
Forum: Maintenance 10-21-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,638
Posted By timandsusan
In the past we stayed at a very nice park in...

In the past we stayed at a very nice park in Flagstaff. Their rules are NO REPAIRS. I needed to replace a tire due to an earlier flat. They would not let a road service or myself do the remounting...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-19-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By timandsusan
The passenger side landing leg on my 06 Monty...

The passenger side landing leg on my 06 Monty failed while I was putting my rig into storage after a 3500 mile trip. What luck! I talked to Lippert--recommend using motor oil poured down the leg...
Forum: Repairs & Service 10-09-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By timandsusan
I upgraded mine about 10 years ago with metal...

I upgraded mine about 10 years ago with metal hinge to connect the pivot end to the slide out. Easy to do--buy hinge, measure for holes, drill, attach with good screws and flat washers--go RVing!...
Forum: Maintenance 10-08-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By timandsusan
Landing Leg Maintenance

This is only for older rigs without level up.
One of my landing legs that failed about 7 years ago, has failed again. I did some maintenance using motor oil and grease. I will start doing what...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By timandsusan
We have used our Pressure Pro for the past 10...

We have used our Pressure Pro for the past 10 years. It works for us. New tire pressure monitors have new features that could be helpful. Bottom line--buy one and most important--USE IT! Safe...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 10-06-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,279
Posted By timandsusan
I consider the sitting still time or storage the...

I consider the sitting still time or storage the worst situation for tires. My rule, no tires on the road with an age of over 3 years. Mileage has little to impact even though we regularly do 3500...
Forum: Repairs & Service 10-03-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By timandsusan
If the fittings are plastic, 13 years of stress...

If the fittings are plastic, 13 years of stress by towing and water pressure will take a toll and cause failures. My recent experience with my Jacuzzi hot tub at home, after 12 years, 2 plastic...
Forum: Campgrounds 09-17-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,036
Posted By timandsusan
We have been on I-35 from Duluth, MN to OK City...

We have been on I-35 from Duluth, MN to OK City with only a few traffic issues and campgrounds were usually available--Kansas City was the exception--we stayed in MO! The point is from OKC to SA, I...
Forum: On the Road Again 09-13-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By timandsusan
Now is the time to plan an Alaska trip. You can...

Now is the time to plan an Alaska trip. You can see our trip in 2007 at Tripjournal.com/millingtontravel
If you have trouble with this site, let me know.
We traveled from San Antonio for about 4...
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