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Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-13-2019, 10:26 AM
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Posted By jcurtis934
If you aren't seeing 13 plus volts on the...

If you aren't seeing 13 plus volts on the battery, your converter is not charging the battery. Don't know how they wired your unit, but you may want to check the auto reset breaker in the front...
Forum: Maintenance 11-11-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By jcurtis934
And torqued in 30% stages, ie, 40, 80, 120# steps.

And torqued in 30% stages, ie, 40, 80, 120# steps.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By jcurtis934
Older montana that used the cable system in the...

Older montana that used the cable system in the bedroom (mine-2013) are not subject to the crappy gearboxes that are used in the newer trailers unless one were to replace an older gearbox assembly...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-04-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By jcurtis934
Battery draw on most inverters nowadays is more...

Battery draw on most inverters nowadays is more than 10 times the ac draw since they are roughly 90% efficient. So if the fridge draws 3 amps max of 120vac or 360 watts, what you will see off the dc...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-04-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By jcurtis934
Bummer...

Bummer...
Forum: Maintenance 11-04-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By jcurtis934
Carry two torque wrenches and the only impact...

Carry two torque wrenches and the only impact tool used on my wheels was when my I.S. system was installed and morryde did final tightening by torque wrench. I finger tighten nuts before using the...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 11-04-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By jcurtis934
Walking, hiking in the mountains out west are the...

Walking, hiking in the mountains out west are the main things since I can no longer do the 100 mile tours on the bicycle or training to do them. Would still be skiing except we are never around cold...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-04-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By jcurtis934
An electrical management system constantly...

An electrical management system constantly monitors the incoming power and isolates the rv from line one, line two, or both depending on the fault. The progressive unit also logs the fault and...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By jcurtis934
What gets me are the 30 somethings driving gas...

What gets me are the 30 somethings driving gas powered carts around at high speeds...like 30's when the park speed is the typical 5 mph. Say something about slowing down and they crank the stereo up...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 11-02-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By jcurtis934
Congratulations! Great to see more ladies driving...

Congratulations! Great to see more ladies driving the tow vehicle.
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-01-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By jcurtis934
It wouldn't be so bad if we had smooth highways...

It wouldn't be so bad if we had smooth highways and the factory built them with better parts and correctly...but those are fairy tale wishes.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-01-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By jcurtis934
In reply to Jim b, the axles should have a...

In reply to Jim b, the axles should have a distinct upwards arch in the center. Any deviation of that, ie less arch, and you will notice that tires will wear on the inside edges. Also keystone never...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-01-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By jcurtis934
If you are saying that the thermostat will change...

If you are saying that the thermostat will change its setting, there have been several that noted the new thermostats are sensitive to touch and can be changed by accident. If you are saying that it...
Forum: Maintenance 10-31-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By jcurtis934
Touching the drum really depends on age or damage...

Touching the drum really depends on age or damage to the drums. Mine looked good for the first three years and then parts not in their normal position lead to the magnet surface messed up. I think...
Forum: Navigation 10-31-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By jcurtis934
I have the Garmin 770 and it is good so far....

I have the Garmin 770 and it is good so far. Haven't seen anything to make me wonder and we have done florida to maine and back and this year florida to ashville nc, smokey mtns, west to nm,...
Forum: MOC Rig Registry Discussions 10-31-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By jcurtis934
Nice rv name. Hope yours is a good one and only...

Nice rv name. Hope yours is a good one and only minor issues. Enjoy.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-30-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By jcurtis934
Also check the clearance on the hydraulic ram...

Also check the clearance on the hydraulic ram shaft as it goes through the metal side under the slide. Mine rubs a tiny bit as the factory didn't install the slide centered in the opening and I...
Forum: Maintenance 10-30-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By jcurtis934
Sounds like a great idea to me as well. Easy to...

Sounds like a great idea to me as well. Easy to put snap posts on the top outside of the slide/s. Thanks for the post.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-29-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By jcurtis934
Good upgrades. Hope the trip is smooth.

Good upgrades. Hope the trip is smooth.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-29-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By jcurtis934
Yes, there is a procedure on the lippert website,...

Yes, there is a procedure on the lippert website, but you will need an electric drill/driver and a bit or flexible shafts to fit into the back of the motor that drives the hydraulic system. My...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-28-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By jcurtis934
You need to know what axles are on your rig and...

You need to know what axles are on your rig and knowing that you can reference what the spindles are on them. The spindles will dictate what grease seals you need, what inner bearing and race part...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-25-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By jcurtis934
As stated by bob above, 12vdc operated valves can...

As stated by bob above, 12vdc operated valves can be installed in place of the manual selector valves that serve to allow us to control one slide at a time. Certainly would be some hydraulic work as...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,296
Posted By jcurtis934
As Carl said, that buss bar is not a buss bar. It...

As Carl said, that buss bar is not a buss bar. It is the thermal resetting breaker. A cheap automotive wonder.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By jcurtis934
If you haven't checked to make sure the montana...

If you haven't checked to make sure the montana is level when towed, I would do that. Worn tires on the back axle could be also be aided by a slight nose high condition and more weight being shifted...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By jcurtis934
No they are not water tight. If I am using an...

No they are not water tight. If I am using an extension on my power cord, I always elevate it on wood planks placed under the montana out of reach for water.
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