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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-05-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By rmthelen
It could also be your brake controller causing...

It could also be your brake controller causing the jerking. If so, invest in an inertia actuation model.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-05-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By rmthelen
If you don't like the wheels off the ground,...

If you don't like the wheels off the ground, raise your trailer up a few inches and place boards under the wheels and lower back down.
Forum: Repairs & Service 09-17-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By rmthelen
We had this problem and it was the check valve on...

We had this problem and it was the check valve on the exit side of the water heater. It's purpose is to prevent anti freeze from entering the tank when winterizing. I removed it and have not replaced...
Forum: Maintenance 07-05-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By rmthelen
It was located at the point that the line from...

It was located at the point that the line from the faucet is connected to the pex line. On ours it was at the end of the flexible hose from the faucet. If you disconnect you will more than likely...
Forum: Maintenance 07-05-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By rmthelen
In addition to the one at the faucet end, we had...

In addition to the one at the faucet end, we had a restriction device in the line where the flexible hose attaches to the pex line. It was very difficult to access so once I removed it to clean it, I...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-30-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By rmthelen
My experience is that the shorter the front legs,...

My experience is that the shorter the front legs, the more stable the unit. I always use blocks especially on the front.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 05-27-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By rmthelen
I would think it more critical to have the...

I would think it more critical to have the trailer level and the weight distributed evenly between the front and rear tandems.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-24-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By rmthelen
We had one come unlatched in a Forest River...

We had one come unlatched in a Forest River product in 2010 and when it opened the wind at highway speed removed it from our trailer. Ever since then, we secure the latch with a rubber band, no...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-10-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By rmthelen
Try to bypass the disconnect switch, it could be...

Try to bypass the disconnect switch, it could be faulty causing an open condition. Just guessing.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-09-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By rmthelen
Does your landing gear operate?

Does your landing gear operate?
Forum: Additions & Improvements 05-09-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,962
Posted By rmthelen
Brian, I just measured our 320 and it is 19...

Brian, I just measured our 320 and it is 19 11/16. Looks like you are safe to purchase and install.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 05-08-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,962
Posted By rmthelen
If all the dimensions you refer to in your post...

If all the dimensions you refer to in your post are accurate, the Dometic is only 1/8 inch higher than your current toilet. I think it would be worth taking a chance that the Dometic will fit and...
Forum: Maintenance 04-14-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By rmthelen
Seeing that you bought your unit used leads me to...

Seeing that you bought your unit used leads me to suspect that the front cap has been repaired and not prepped properly when it was clearcoated.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-07-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rmthelen
Congratulations on the purchase of a Montana. It...

Congratulations on the purchase of a Montana. It is refreshing to hear of some positive experiences and I am sure there are many more of them that are never shared. Personally, we have owned 2...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-04-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By rmthelen
Our unit did the same identical thing when it was...

Our unit did the same identical thing when it was new, it was finally tracked down to a faulty thermostat. Thermostat mode is Dometic CCC2. I suspect that yours is the same.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-16-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,514
Posted By rmthelen
Do the people at Keystone actually listen to what...

Do the people at Keystone actually listen to what the customers would like to see in their units??????? I don't recall even one MOC member mention anything that even resembles this. It would seem to...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,856
Posted By rmthelen
Welcome to the forum John. Yes, your truck will...

Welcome to the forum John. Yes, your truck will safely handle your trailer with room to spare. We have virtually the same trailer, 2013 3100RL and pull it with a 2004 Chevy crew cab short box which...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-05-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By rmthelen
I don't understand both a fresh water AND a city...

I don't understand both a fresh water AND a city water connection, do you know what the difference is? Does one go to the on board fresh water tank? The settings do appear to be correct so I don't...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-05-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By rmthelen
There should be a dedicated connection for...

There should be a dedicated connection for winterizing. It appears that you are connected to the fresh water connection............look for another. There should be a total of 3. 1 for the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-28-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,466
Posted By rmthelen
I have the Timbren overloads on mine and they...

I have the Timbren overloads on mine and they work great, check them out at "timbren.com." Once installed, they are trouble free and do the job.If I read your post correctly, these will support your...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-10-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By rmthelen
Have used kn filters for the past 25+ years in...

Have used kn filters for the past 25+ years in both my trucks and motorcycles and am more than pleased, will continue. It is essential that they be cleaned and oiled at least annually, more often if...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-29-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,690
Posted By rmthelen
I would say that it is a personal choice and...

I would say that it is a personal choice and dependent on how much you travel or plan to travel with your unit. I would think that for short weekend local trips it would not pay, BUT, that would be...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-26-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By rmthelen
My experience with Kool Seal roof coating is that...

My experience with Kool Seal roof coating is that it does in fact seal small cracks and helps to keep the RV cooler on hot sunny days.........NOTE: Not trying to start a major dispute, only...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-26-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By rmthelen
The fresh water tank is filled by connecting the...

The fresh water tank is filled by connecting the hose to the city water connection and turning the lever in the convenience center to "fill". WELCOME TO MOC.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-21-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By rmthelen
The awning fabric on our 2013 Montana 3100 is 15...

The awning fabric on our 2013 Montana 3100 is 15 feet, it is almost 16 feet support arm to support arm. I just ordered a new one today so the measurement is very fresh in my mind.
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