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Forum: New Member Introductions Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jimcol
MidMOTraveler says it best. I use to be envious...

MidMOTraveler says it best. I use to be envious of fellow campers with a basement full of tools and replacement parts for everything. Then I got to thinking what a ton of weight to haul and dollars...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By jimcol
Simplify life. Buy a 12volt television and a...

Simplify life. Buy a 12volt television and a percolator coffee pot that works on the stove.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-11-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By jimcol
On a 2000 model I doubt you have an inverter. You...

On a 2000 model I doubt you have an inverter. You do have a converter to make 120vac to 12 vdc. That will charge your battery and run all your 12volt lights, furnace, refrigerator control board, and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,812
Posted By jimcol
WOW! Couple that with global warming and it...

WOW! Couple that with global warming and it insures no snow fall in the coming years.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-22-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By jimcol
Don't have level up on my unit so I probably...

Don't have level up on my unit so I probably shouldn't even reply. I do have a basic understanding of hydraulics. A sealed system should not lose fluid over time. I agree with jeffba, two quarts is a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By jimcol
I agree with the need for improvement. It is vast...

I agree with the need for improvement. It is vast and repairs are seldom timely. I do have a bit of an issue with the ruling. Not giving a manufacturer the opportunity to correct an issue is a pretty...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-21-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By jimcol
I have had to replace both axles on mine in the...

I have had to replace both axles on mine in the 13 years we have owned it. First axle lost its' camber. I bent the second axle by hitting a post in a gas station. Original axles were 5200 pound...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-20-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By jimcol
Obviously you don't know everything you think you...

Obviously you don't know everything you think you know about HOA fee's. We all maintain our own property and only pay dues for street snow removal and the mowing of green space, eight lawn and leaf...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-19-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By jimcol
Guess it is good we are not all alike. We have...

Guess it is good we are not all alike. We have lived in an HOA neighborhood for the last 33 years I appreciate what the covenants have done in keeping the neighborhood nice and the property values up.
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-19-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By jimcol
I went to 37 consecutive opening days. Quit when...

I went to 37 consecutive opening days. Quit when I hit 50 and probably the last 20 were more for the comrade then the fishing. It's an event and it's fun. The local chamber use to really roll out the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,322
Posted By jimcol
Just a thought, did you stop anywhere on the trip...

Just a thought, did you stop anywhere on the trip home? Is there a chance someone might have messed with the hitch while you were away from the rig?
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 10-19-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,814
Posted By jimcol
I agree with your assessment of the anti siphon...

I agree with your assessment of the anti siphon device. As far as your IMHO statement we both know that is not going to happen. I certainly wasn't and doubt if anyone fully understood everything on...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-18-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By jimcol
Welcome from the K.C. Missouri area. Have been a...

Welcome from the K.C. Missouri area. Have been a regular in your neck of the woods at Bennett Springs State Park since 1964. Ton of information and some really nice people on this forum.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,493
Posted By jimcol
It only took one sentence to tell me to unhook...

It only took one sentence to tell me to unhook the negative. That has worked well for me for a long time.
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-14-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By jimcol
Have yet to see a cover deliver desired results....

Have yet to see a cover deliver desired results. They either get torn up by the wind or do more damage rubbing against the 5'er. Mine has sat outside for 5 of the 13 years we have owned it. No worse...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-14-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By jimcol
Mine is a much older unit but there is a rocker...

Mine is a much older unit but there is a rocker switch, on mine, on the top of the furnace. One of the 12v wires goes through the switch. I had to follow the wires to find the switch because there...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-14-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By jimcol
I'd try and call the manufacturer. Tell them how...

I'd try and call the manufacturer. Tell them how far you have trouble shot the problem and they might have a suggestion where to go from there.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-12-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By jimcol
On mine that is where the sewer hoses are stored....

On mine that is where the sewer hoses are stored. Regardless of what's behind it same type door. W/O the measurements on yours not sure what will fit but saw several on Amazon that might work. Look...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-12-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By jimcol
You are talking about the door on the compartment...

You are talking about the door on the compartment where you store your sewer hoses. They are pretty flimsy. If the frame for that door isn't installed perfectly square the thumb latch won't properly...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-10-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,254
Posted By jimcol
Best addition I made for ride comfort was the...

Best addition I made for ride comfort was the MorRyde pin box. Getting the correct rubber shear is important.
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 10-04-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By jimcol
100% agree!

100% agree!
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-01-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By jimcol
Sounds exactly like a defective therma-couple....

Sounds exactly like a defective therma-couple. I've replaced many on house ovens, water heaters, and furnaces but never one in the RV oven. It may not be too difficult besides having to stand on your...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-27-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By jimcol
I should have been a little more clear. I've...

I should have been a little more clear. I've probably patched 6 tears. One of my own and several for friends. You just cut the size piece you need from the 18" X 18" piece. Bet I still have a 12" X...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-27-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By jimcol
Ours is an older model with the headboard covered...

Ours is an older model with the headboard covered with foam and cloth. Held in place with 4 to 6 sheet rock screws right thru the fabric and into the wall panel. Screws were hidden by the tufts in...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-27-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,490
Posted By jimcol
I don't know where it is located on your model....

I don't know where it is located on your model. All of them I have seen are either in the front compartment where the battery is or the basement storage area, drivers side. What a BS answer from...
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