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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-15-2007, 03:06 PM
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Views: 1,377
Posted By Cat320
The problem with the GM SRW one ton is that they...

The problem with the GM SRW one ton is that they only add 700 lbs to the GVWR (9900 compared to 9200) and the SRW is not offered in a short bed. So, when you consider the extra weight of a one ton...
Forum: Trailers, Tow Vehicles & RV related items for Sale 07-15-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Cat320
Ken, sorry to hear your selling the...

Ken, sorry to hear your selling the Montana...give us the scoop the new motorhouse...make, model, engine, etc.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-15-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,511
Posted By Cat320
Your truck's too old, Dave, the feds mandated...

Your truck's too old, Dave, the feds mandated those stickers starting in model year 2005.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-15-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,355
Posted By Cat320
If Keystone made the change, wonder why would not...

If Keystone made the change, wonder why would not upgrade the weight ratings? Be different if somebody else did the work.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-14-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Cat320
I bought some Protect All (at WalMart) based on...

I bought some Protect All (at WalMart) based on Wrenchtraveller's recommendation. If you follow the directions on the container it does fine.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-14-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,511
Posted By Cat320
The reason I continue to post on these "weight"...

The reason I continue to post on these "weight" threads is for the benefit of the new folks. When I joined the forum, I was doing my research on 5th wheels and TVs. My first post was concerning...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-13-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Cat320
Any ST or LT rated tires will work.

Any ST or LT rated tires will work.
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 07-13-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Cat320
Staying Fit Over 50

HOW TO STAY FIT AFTER 50:

Just came across this exercise suggested for older adults designed to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-13-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,434
Posted By Cat320
From COS to Pueblo you are still at a higher...

From COS to Pueblo you are still at a higher altitude, from there to NE you are getting back into the dense air, your mpg will go down.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-13-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cat320
I really don't know if some of the folks towing...

I really don't know if some of the folks towing big trailers with small trucks are naive or just plain stupid. On the RV forum there's a guy towing a Teton with a 3/4 D/A and, even 'better' is the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-13-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cat320
I for one, would like to see where it says the...

I for one, would like to see where it says the ratings are just "guides." Everything you read, all the brochures, trailer magazines. etc, ALL say don't exceed the ratings. Those numbers are your...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Cat320
Good one, added to the favorites.

Good one, added to the favorites.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Cat320
Hate to tell you this, but you are over 1,920,...

Hate to tell you this, but you are over 1,920, not 420. The GCWR of all 2500HDs is 22,000...you'd be over weight for a dually.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Cat320
The pin box has a totally different rating, and...

The pin box has a totally different rating, and is not tied to the trailer's rating. I've replaced my OEM pin box, but I think it was rated at 15k. My new 5th Airborne is rated at 21k.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,511
Posted By Cat320
Here's what the 07 Chevy Classic brochure says: ...

Here's what the 07 Chevy Classic brochure says:

"Addition of trailer hitch weight cannot cause vehicle weights to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating...
Forum: The Medic 07-12-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By Cat320
Ditto. They'll not get a cent from me.

Ditto.

They'll not get a cent from me.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-12-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Cat320
Definition Of A Deisel

A different version of this was posted a while back...this one is generic:

Internal combustion sparkplugless engine invented by Adolph Diesel producing knock down, drag out, nasty butt thumpin,...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 07-12-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Cat320
Our Wally World has them...good size.

Our Wally World has them...good size.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-12-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cat320
I think if Chevy, Dodge or Ford's engineers could...

I think if Chevy, Dodge or Ford's engineers could eeeek out one more pound of GVWR or cargo capacity or GCWR they would.

Re the bumble bees...some things you can 'make' fly...I've been banging...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-12-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cat320
Maybe it's a Dodge thing. I ran my empty truck...

Maybe it's a Dodge thing. I ran my empty truck numbers like you did above, and came out within 43 lbs of my actual tow capacity. Keep in mind, this method is designed to be used with loaded...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-10-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cat320
The sticker depicting cargo capacity was mandated...

The sticker depicting cargo capacity was mandated by the feds for model year 2005.

I would caution folks that you cannot, and should, not believe any weight information (except GCWR) from ANY...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-08-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Cat320
Sorry, guys, can't help you, my brakes are...

Sorry, guys, can't help you, my brakes are quiet...at least until I made this post!
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-08-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Cat320
Agree...the air hitch is better, but, IMHO, not...

Agree...the air hitch is better, but, IMHO, not three or four times better (that's what the cost comparison is).
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-08-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Cat320
RV Electrical Service/Connections

Recently there have been a number of threads and questions relating to electrical service...this might provide some useful information:

http://www.myrv.us/electric/
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-08-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Cat320
We like the table and chairs, also. Seems more...

We like the table and chairs, also. Seems more homey, plus we use one of the four chairs at the computer table.
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