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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,067
Posted By Dave W
Our '14 HC, 38'/12,000#(in spite of their on line...

Our '14 HC, 38'/12,000#(in spite of their on line specs)arrived with - gasp - 5200 pound suspension. After a bunch of research found that the only difference between a 5200 and 6000 pound suspension...
Forum: New Member Introductions Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Dave W
While not 100% sure, I think I've run out of...

While not 100% sure, I think I've run out of changes to ours .... but I'm sure something will show up soon. Replacing toilets and tires doesn't count if they aren't broken.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-05-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,785
Posted By Dave W
Curiosit question --- I have to ask - wht do...

Curiosit question ---

I have to ask - wht do some folks seem to have tire problems? Bad karma? I've towed probably in the neighborhood of 125,000 miles around the US and Canad and have had two...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-05-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By Dave W
Towmax are the ORIGINAL China Bombs that started...

Towmax are the ORIGINAL China Bombs that started people running from strangely named tires after blowouts and significant trailer damage. At Tire Rack they are about 80 or so bucks each - and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-04-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,258
Posted By Dave W
:popcorn::whistling: I just fixed up a fresh...

:popcorn::whistling:
I just fixed up a fresh batch of buttered popcorn
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,258
Posted By Dave W
I can partially agree with you and probably...

I can partially agree with you and probably wouldn't be as judgemental if he had done his nasty deed then, after caught, done something to correct the damage his actions caused. What I can't condone...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-04-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,258
Posted By Dave W
In addition and as a reminder, bshgto, I am the...

In addition and as a reminder, bshgto, I am the OP of this thread in April 2018 and why you recall the last go around
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-03-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,258
Posted By Dave W
... and most likely as you were. Big deal. IIRC,...

... and most likely as you were. Big deal. IIRC, MOC is an open forum and many threads over time are repetitious. I don't care for Ryan Andersen along with his family's total disregard for...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-03-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,258
Posted By Dave W
Thanks for filling in the rest of the situation...

Thanks for filling in the rest of the situation with Andersen that had slipped my mind.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-03-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,258
Posted By Dave W
Balony !!

Balony !!
Forum: Member News 12-01-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Dave W
Phew! Glad that you and wife are OK and hope the...

Phew! Glad that you and wife are OK and hope the cat reappears. The truck and 5er are just 'stuff' that can be replaced, and hope that you can continue with a new rig soon
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-01-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Dave W
When we had a SOB, many of the other owners used...

When we had a SOB, many of the other owners used two parallel gas Honda 2000 or 3000 watt units mounted in the truck bed. Little noise and no vibration inside. They had to wire in a separate plugs at...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-01-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,785
Posted By Dave W
A cell phone in most of the 6 million acre...

A cell phone in most of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park is a pretty paperweight as it is in much of the three northern New England states. I carry a breaker bar, usually my ancient beam torque...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-30-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By Dave W
Now all you need to do is find a dealer/salesman...

Now all you need to do is find a dealer/salesman that understands what you really want to do with your new truck. My history with them is not very good as all they usually want is a sale and their...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-30-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By Dave W
Ford puts out reams of data about towing. This is...

Ford puts out reams of data about towing. This is their site: https://www.fleet.ford.com/towing-guides/


The other two majors probably have similar
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-30-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Dave W
Years back I had a Pelican camera case. Nice, but...

Years back I had a Pelican camera case. Nice, but was too inconvenient so got sold for a back pack case that works better for my needs.


I'm not sure that the many extra bucks for that mystique...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-27-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By Dave W
I wouldn't have a bit of trouble hauling our High...

I wouldn't have a bit of trouble hauling our High Country to Alaske. Anyone that thinks a Montana, regardless of model isn't capable should do his homework before he posts ridiculous statements. We...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-27-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Dave W
Converter fan is my guess as well. I replaced the...

Converter fan is my guess as well. I replaced the converter in our HC a couple years ago when it became loud enough for me to hear without my heraing aids. If it's a separate, deck mount converter,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-26-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Dave W
When I had to replace the cheap Chinese made RH...

When I had to replace the cheap Chinese made RH regulator, I al;so replaced the main, LH side as well, both with the correct Marshall-Excelsior.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-25-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,642
Posted By Dave W
We gave up auto leveling for more 5er. Wish we...

We gave up auto leveling for more 5er. Wish we hadn't. I bought the poor mans version, Beech Lane drive on levelers that work well and for 80 bucks.


A second a/c is sure nice. Again, gave them...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-25-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By Dave W
I would be more concerned with how close they...

I would be more concerned with how close they would run to both the wheel well and to each other. Approximately 2" larger diameter equals 1" radius. That 1" radius per tire puts them 2" closer...
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-23-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Dave W
We have aftermarket LCI steps without helpers so...

We have aftermarket LCI steps without helpers so am not sure how these helper struts are attached. With that said, that 10mm x 5/16" ball stud looks pretty small for an application like that. While a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-19-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Dave W
Installed the 13.5Btu low profile Dometic Penguin...

Installed the 13.5Btu low profile Dometic Penguin myself on the HC. This has the cotrols built into the inside air box. I also added the 5000Btu heat strip. This a/c works very well and even...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-19-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,258
Posted By Dave W
I'll stand with Lynwood and Jeff. First...

I'll stand with Lynwood and Jeff.


First of all I'm an American first and a vet second so have something in this. I grew up with the morning Pledge, sang America the Beautiful as well as the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-16-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,948
Posted By Dave W
Our HC had the same problem though not quite as...

Our HC had the same problem though not quite as bad. I 'temporarily' fixed it with Eternabond tape - then forgot about it until this thread. Oh well, spring is just around the corner:nonono:


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