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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-29-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By Richard
Goodyear G614RST tires Vs. Tacoma tires

We had our 2nd blowout a couple of weeks ago, so I sprung for 5 (including spare) new Goodyear tires.

Wow.....what a difference in weight and appearance! They're so much beefier, it's hard to...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-29-2005, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Richard
Bob, I just did this last weekend, along with the...

Bob, I just did this last weekend, along with the rest of our slides.

Honda makes a silicon spray that works pretty well for me because I can find it everywhere. (I can't find the teflon stuff...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-29-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By Richard
We replaced our vacuum breaker with a pvc valve...

We replaced our vacuum breaker with a pvc valve from Home Depot for less than $5.00. Our vacuum breaker started to leak just like everyone else's here but for me, the turning point was when our next...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-21-2005, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Richard
We have a Campbell Hausfield double tank nail gun...

We have a Campbell Hausfield double tank nail gun compressor from Costco. It's really not the ideal solution though, because it can't hold enough air to fill a tire, so I ALSO bought a 10 gallon air...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-20-2005, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Richard
Oh Kathi, (sigh) if only I were worthy of your...

Oh Kathi, (sigh) if only I were worthy of your praise! Here's a couple pounds of mea culpa for ya.....I frequently won't believe the Magellan voice of reason, and obsessively switch between "shortest...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-19-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Richard
Hi Rick, After reading your note, I must...

Hi Rick,

After reading your note, I must admit having a sort of Homer Simpson-esque "DOH" moment....lol

That seems like a really good idea. I've always suspected that the long shore power cord...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-18-2005, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Richard
We bought the Costco brand. We find Costco brands...

We bought the Costco brand. We find Costco brands to be invaluable while fulltiming because you can return any defective product for a full refund or to exchange units at ANY Costco store....even...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-18-2005, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Richard
Steve, I wrote an answer last night, but I...

Steve,

I wrote an answer last night, but I forgot an important part of your question.

True story: We got the second A/C and were staying overnight in the course of a 500+ mile hop. We pulled...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-18-2005, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Richard
Google maps - Free Satellite View

I don't know if this is the right forum for this, but it is of general interest I think, so here goes....

Google.com (famous for the infinite searching power on the internet) also has a MAPS...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-17-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,081
Posted By Richard
Don, yes, it's the sidewall info that is...

Don, yes, it's the sidewall info that is considered that last word in load capacities and inflation info, etc.

Stiles, you're right about the load ratings, and I ordered the Goodyear G614RST G...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-17-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Richard
Dhenry and Steve, I purposely chose (and...

Dhenry and Steve,

I purposely chose (and paid more $$ for)the Coleman mach III "powersaver" or "PS" 2nd air conditioner unit from camping world to avoid needing a 50 amp hookup.

The Coleman...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-17-2005, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Richard
Stiles, we have the Good Sam extended warranty...

Stiles, we have the Good Sam extended warranty but haven't had to use it yet.

Your topic reminded me of a month ago, when I tried to find brushes for the landing leg motor and the guys at the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-17-2005, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Richard
We bought our unit used and have had very good...

We bought our unit used and have had very good luck with it.

30 below in an RV? (any RV!)...you better bring your mittens.

I saw a news article the other day about the insect invasion of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-17-2005, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Richard
Right now, we're parked in a campground that has...

Right now, we're parked in a campground that has free wi-fi. Man, is this nice after a couple of months of cell phone/laptop struggle! lol..

We have thought carefully about buying an internet...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-17-2005, 03:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,081
Posted By Richard
Hi Gary, I have to agree with you. As I...

Hi Gary,

I have to agree with you. As I mentioned in my previous post, I would guess that the Chinese wheels AND rims on our rig probably set Montana back about $400 a set in OEM quantities. Maybe...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-16-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Richard
Hi Wagonmaster, We have just run the "add...

Hi Wagonmaster,

We have just run the "add the second A/C" gauntlet, wondering first "should we or shouldn't we?" and then worrying about the extra weight, blah, blah, blah...

Wow.....what a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-16-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,081
Posted By Richard
Hi Steve, Yes, our 04 3400RL OEM tires are...

Hi Steve,

Yes, our 04 3400RL OEM tires are LT Tacomas. I always run maximum pressure on the tires. They don't develop full load carrying capacity until the max pressure.

That said, I don't...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-16-2005, 03:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,081
Posted By Richard
Well, this is a timely thread for me. We just had...

Well, this is a timely thread for me. We just had another blowout...the second on our OEM Tacoma tires that came with our 3400 RL.

I wrote a message here some months back about my reservations...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-19-2005, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Richard
Steve, I'm seeing extreme sidewall flex, not the...

Steve, I'm seeing extreme sidewall flex, not the normal bending of the axle unit from being pulled sideways. And yes, the tires are the OEM Tacomas that are standard on our unit from the factory.
...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-18-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Richard
Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking "new tire...

Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking "new tire time" because the previous owner had a blowout and some denting/damage resulted. I don't want that to happen again.

Also, when pulling the Montana...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-18-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Richard
tacoma tire replacement?

We have a "pre-enjoyed" 2004 3400RL and I'm thinking of replacing the OEM Tacoma tires with new Michelin trailer tires. Anyone have any suggestions or comments regarding the changing of brands or...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-03-2005, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Richard
We just came back from Tucson and Beaudry RV...

We just came back from Tucson and Beaudry RV where they had the 05 Montanas on display right next to the Hitchhiker 05's.

The Hitchhikers are very nice, but I think my wife and I agreed that we...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-10-2005, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By Richard
Hi Eric and Mary Lou, Thank you for that...

Hi Eric and Mary Lou,

Thank you for that extensive and exhaustive discourse on batteries and charging. Yes, I bought Costco deep cycle batteries, leaving the 6 volt golf cart batteries on the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-09-2005, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Richard
In re-reading, I'm not sure if I was very clear....

In re-reading, I'm not sure if I was very clear. Our black tank wasn't really plugged up. It was certainly not clean, but once I fixed the problem with the flushing system leaking, I put one of those...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-09-2005, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Richard
Hi again Marilyn, Believe it or not, we have...

Hi again Marilyn,

Believe it or not, we have a very similar problem with our 2004 3400RL that we just purchased used.

Our "black tank" hadn't been flushed properly and the previous owner had...
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