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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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Posted By jsb5717
I still think it's the same answer. Unless...

I still think it's the same answer. Unless someone can come up with actual stats of number of diesel units purchased in the past 7 years, and get an actual number of motor failures per brand and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By jsb5717
Way too subjective. You're right, it isn't 1997....

Way too subjective. You're right, it isn't 1997. The big 3 have all stepped up their game to the point where it's a difficult contest. The best truck is the one that gets you there consistently...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 05:25 PM
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Posted By jsb5717
Historically I have to agree. I went from a Ford...

Historically I have to agree. I went from a Ford to a RAM and had to consider these things before buying. The newer RAMs aren't your grandpa's Dodge. They've made a big difference in their build...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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Posted By jsb5717
That drain looks like my fresh water tank drain. ...

That drain looks like my fresh water tank drain. Where did they show you was the other drain?
Forum: Maintenance 11-12-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By jsb5717
If you pulled the window out, could you see where...

If you pulled the window out, could you see where the water was coming in? Was it wet at the bottom only or also around and on the top?

It's possible that the window isn't/wasn't installed...
Forum: Maintenance 11-12-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By jsb5717
Any water in the channel should weep to the...

Any water in the channel should weep to the exterior. That doesn't guarantee it does...If there are any voids in the frame you could have leaking into the wall. Why do you suspect that it is?
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 82
Posted By jsb5717
Welcome aboard and congrats on a nice rig. Also...

Welcome aboard and congrats on a nice rig. Also congrats on towing it with an appropriate truck...good to see. Stay safe and enjoy the travels
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-11-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By jsb5717
Welcome aboard. Others have developed PDI...

Welcome aboard. Others have developed PDI Checklists. There is one in this thread that might be helpful

http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72800
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-08-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,281
Posted By jsb5717
In all fairness it looks like Gary did also make...

In all fairness it looks like Gary did also make an attempt to upgrade his truck to accomodate the heavier load...springs being a big part of the payload. Bummer is that the upgrades are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-31-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,281
Posted By jsb5717
I think it depends on where you live. There are...

I think it depends on where you live. There are usually quite a few in Oregon. You've got to watch, though, for Canadian imports that have a lot of rust. Just buy from an area that doesn't salt...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-31-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,281
Posted By jsb5717
Recheck your numbers. Your pin weight isn't...

Recheck your numbers. Your pin weight isn't 2160. That's the empty weight without propane, batteries, etc. Also doesn't count your loaded stuff in the trailer. Add washer/dryer? 2nd AC over...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-31-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,281
Posted By jsb5717
Welcome aboard, I really like that floor plan. ...

Welcome aboard, I really like that floor plan. However, I wouldn't haul it with less than a 1 ton truck. I pull mine, similar to yours, with a 1 ton short box. If you do some searches you can find...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-31-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,601
Posted By jsb5717
it is a catch 22, however. We all keep buying...

it is a catch 22, however. We all keep buying poorer quality because that's really all that's available. You'd have to get everyone to refuse to buy another new rig for a year or two to force...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-31-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By jsb5717
Welome aboard...you have been busy.

Welome aboard...you have been busy.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-29-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By jsb5717
If you trust the dealer I'd let them take care of...

If you trust the dealer I'd let them take care of it and set the timelines
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-29-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By jsb5717
Are you talking with manufacturing or customer...

Are you talking with manufacturing or customer service. It's possible that the repair dealer has an inside track to the boots on the ground folks who will actually get it done and shipped. It's...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-28-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,835
Posted By jsb5717
JJ, first, welcome aboard, you've ordered a very...

JJ, first, welcome aboard, you've ordered a very nice 5er. I'm sure others will chime in but for the tow vehicle it's all about the numbers. To start you will need to work with the GVRW for your...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-28-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,835
Posted By jsb5717
I can agree with this. I have a SRW Short box...

I can agree with this. I have a SRW Short box diesel 4x4 because in all of my life, not just towing the 5er, it's what I prefer to drive. Just because that's what I prefer doesn't mean that I need...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-27-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By jsb5717
Welcome aboard. You definately jumped in at the...

Welcome aboard. You definately jumped in at the deep end of the pool. That's a great floorplan. Enjoy the travels
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-26-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,405
Posted By jsb5717
To quote Clint Eastwood "A man's got to know his...

To quote Clint Eastwood "A man's got to know his limitations".

Yep, either match the truck to the trailer, or the trailer to the truck. Sadly, rookies don't always understand that one should...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-26-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,405
Posted By jsb5717
Not many. Mine is right at it. The latest HC...

Not many. Mine is right at it. The latest HC model is just under. We picked the model we have specifically so I wouldn't need a dually...just didn't want one. I told the wife that our 5er choice...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-26-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,405
Posted By jsb5717
It does seem that "popularity" of style is...

It does seem that "popularity" of style is regional. Around here there are a lot of SRW short beds. That what I prefer and have. However, there are quite a few long beds and duallys available as...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-21-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By jsb5717
Welcome aboard and good luck with your search. ...

Welcome aboard and good luck with your search. Most likely there will be someone here who has whatever floorplans you are interested in so ask away.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-21-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,405
Posted By jsb5717
This is one of those "can of worm" discussions...

This is one of those "can of worm" discussions and full of diverse opinions...usually driven by personal experience.

I've never had problems with a short bed truck either. I don't turn 90 degrees...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,601
Posted By jsb5717
I'm sure there will continue to be different...

I'm sure there will continue to be different models offered at different price points in order to accommodate a broad economic marketplace. Regardless of the price point that a consumer can afford,...
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