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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-01-2019, 09:20 PM
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Posted By mtlakejim
We carried our bikes on trucks rear bumper UNDER...

We carried our bikes on trucks rear bumper UNDER the hitch. No worries plenty of clearance, particularly if you use a drop down hitch.

I have friends who put their bikes inside using a double...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-01-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By mtlakejim
Yep that holds true for our floor plan as well....

Yep that holds true for our floor plan as well. 380 is rv fridge and 381 is residential.

I was thinking maybe the 38 might refer to the length from pin to tail. It can't be total length as we are...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-01-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By mtlakejim
TH=Toy Hauler

TH=Toy Hauler
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-01-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By mtlakejim
And one other one: Anyone know of a solid...

And one other one:


Anyone know of a solid step system that will slide UNDER the 5th wheel? OR quick detach?


We really liked the feel of the solid steps that fold inside the rig BUT we have...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-01-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By mtlakejim
Also somewhat related to this thread: Has...

Also somewhat related to this thread:


Has anyone ever converted from cable slides to hydraulic? Is it worthwhile?


Has anyone ever converted from electric to hydraulic leveling? Is it...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-01-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By mtlakejim
So I wonder what my current OEM wheels are rated...

So I wonder what my current OEM wheels are rated at??
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-01-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By mtlakejim
Yep already have an email out to them but I still...

Yep already have an email out to them but I still like to hear what the folks on here say. I trust you guys far more than anyone else! We may argue about who has the best truck but I never doubt the...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-01-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By mtlakejim
IS, Disc Brake and Pin box upgrade

We are still kicking around all our options, including keeping our current 5th wheel. If we keep it I will be going all out on upgrades to include:
Independent Suspension
Disc Brakes
Cushion Pin...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-01-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,785
Posted By mtlakejim
That's doing it right!!!!

That's doing it right!!!!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-01-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By mtlakejim
I don't take the wallet when kayaking but I do...

I don't take the wallet when kayaking but I do have a decent waterproof case for those keys and phone!!!

A buddy of mine forgot his keys one time on a trip. Didn't realize it till we got to the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-01-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By mtlakejim
For good measure, I should add that my approach...

For good measure, I should add that my approach to photography in the digital age is accuracy thru volume. If I take 10pics of a subject odds are one is going to be ok. Maybe not cover of National...
Forum: Member News 11-30-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By mtlakejim
Wow that is so sad. Thoughts and prayers as you...

Wow that is so sad. Thoughts and prayers as you try to recover. Hope you find your cat and insurance treats you right.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-30-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By mtlakejim
I think I'll stick with the camera on my...

I think I'll stick with the camera on my smartphone LOL.....
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,785
Posted By mtlakejim
I'm still young and handy enough to do it myself...

I'm still young and handy enough to do it myself and never cared for waiting for a repair truck for hours. It is a BIG reason I hesitate about looking at Class A Motorhomes (and we are looking). I...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By mtlakejim
They are those heavy plastic cases that folks buy...

They are those heavy plastic cases that folks buy to protect very expensive items.

I worked in the offshore oil industry for many years and hands down it is the ONLY case to use for delicate...
Forum: Insurance 11-21-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By mtlakejim
I never buy a warranty. I just keep cash on hand...

I never buy a warranty. I just keep cash on hand to cover issues (the cash that would have went to the insurance company IE: warranty company). And I have yet to see a service only company that LIKES...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-21-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,632
Posted By mtlakejim
I was looking really hard at the fold inside...

I was looking really hard at the fold inside steps as they look much sturdier than the OEM fold ups which are springboards. Then we became full time (right next door to DQDick in NM). Now we have a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-21-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By mtlakejim
We are stuck full time in the middle of the...

We are stuck full time in the middle of the desert so any help with the heat would be welcome. $1500 would be a very small price to pay if it helps control the temp even a degree or two. Heck we are...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-17-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By mtlakejim
We have a 381TH as well and I think the same...

We have a 381TH as well and I think the same tires. We have run our coach a couple thousand miles on them and also have a tire monitor system BUT we do plan to replace them as soon as practical. The...
Forum: Maintenance 11-17-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By mtlakejim
I would check sail switch first. Then limit...

I would check sail switch first. Then limit switch. For test only you can bypass them (IE: pull the quick connects off and run jumper between them). Again ONLY FOR TESTING!
Forum: Maintenance 11-16-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By mtlakejim
Got it fixed!! It was bad wire on the sail switch...

Got it fixed!! It was bad wire on the sail switch not making good connection with the slip on female connector (IE: someone didn't strip the wire well enough).


We went ahead and dropped $400 on...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-16-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By mtlakejim
The High Country 380/381TH owners created a...

The High Country 380/381TH owners created a Facebook page and it is very popular BUT that floor plan really is totally unique and unusual as it is a hybrid toy hauler with a basement garage (IE: true...
Forum: Maintenance 11-15-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By mtlakejim
Special fuse

I have searched the web and have yet to find a place that sells the special black 15 amp 12 volt spade style fuse that is located in the indoor circuit breaker/fuse block and supplies power to the...
Forum: Maintenance 11-15-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By mtlakejim
Thanks for all the info folks. Should finally...

Thanks for all the info folks. Should finally have some time to work on it over the weekend. Also plan to replace the batteries with AGMs.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-14-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By mtlakejim
I guess the elephant in the room is why isn't...

I guess the elephant in the room is why isn't anyone recommending AGM and stop worrying about the water?


On the charging side of things (after you disconnect the negative wire), what about solar...
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