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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-04-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Dave10
I carry my fire arms in pelican cases that meet...

I carry my fire arms in pelican cases that meet federal standards for travel. Great protection from humidity and rough handling. They are also lockable and very secure. I believe the Harbor Freight...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-04-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By Dave10
Remember lead acid deep cycle batteries life is...

Remember lead acid deep cycle batteries life is greatly reduced when depleting them to less than 50% capacity. Starter batteries life is greatly reduced when depleting them to less than 80% capacity....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-17-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,183
Posted By Dave10
It's worth it. Expensive but worth it if you can...

It's worth it. Expensive but worth it if you can afford it.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-07-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,918
Posted By Dave10
hmmm, why is that funny? I was taught that 8...

hmmm, why is that funny? I was taught that 8 cylinder engines produce more power than 6 cylinder engines because the is more combustion/revolution.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-06-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,918
Posted By Dave10
I looking at a 2020 truck and I am not a brand...

I looking at a 2020 truck and I am not a brand loyalist because the Ford, GM and Ram are quality unit. Also the pricing seem the same regardless of brand. Ford seems to be the strongest truck for...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,639
Posted By Dave10
the problem is Easy Lube does not fit Timken...

the problem is Easy Lube does not fit Timken guidelines. "you should allow enough space in the housing for heat dissipation so excess grease throws clear from the bearing. Contain the grease around...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-26-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,639
Posted By Dave10
I too do similar miles as a snow bird. I also add...

I too do similar miles as a snow bird. I also add several hundred miles nearer to home during the summer. I inspect the bearings and grease in the fall before driving 1400 miles to my snow bird...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-26-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,639
Posted By Dave10
Bearing burn out is all to common on RV and boat...

Bearing burn out is all to common on RV and boat trailers. Since the reasons are not well quantified, I would highly recommend routine maintenance by a competent service organization if you are not...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-25-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,639
Posted By Dave10
To each his/her own. There are too many issues...

To each his/her own. There are too many issues for me to trust EasyLube. I go by Timken training and recommendations. I have packed trailer, auto and truck wheel bearings since the '50's. The issue...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-25-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,639
Posted By Dave10
Forget Easylube and grease the bearings the old...

Forget Easylube and grease the bearings the old fashion way as recommended. I removed the grease zurks and replaced them with a plug. Easylube is it for boat trailers and not intended for RV's....
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-18-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,133
Posted By Dave10
I was told by the Ford dealer that if you get a...

I was told by the Ford dealer that if you get a message that the engine will derate that it will continue to have full power unless it is shut down and restarted. After restarting it will have...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-05-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,920
Posted By Dave10
I got 12.3mpg with a 2012 Ford F350 SRW pulling a...

I got 12.3mpg with a 2012 Ford F350 SRW pulling a sOB 40 ft 16200 GVW 5th wheel. That was the average for going from California to Connecticut. I set the cruise control to 60mph and enjoy the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-26-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By Dave10
For those who obtain a Class A drivers license...

For those who obtain a Class A drivers license that is required by many states, the manual delineates the minimum requirement. If your state requires the class A license and you do not have one, I...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-09-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,096
Posted By Dave10
Good for you. Is that a compressor motor which is...

Good for you. Is that a compressor motor which is the subject of this thread. Compressor motors have a much higher start up current because of its initial heavy load than a circular saw motor.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-09-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,096
Posted By Dave10
A 2000 watt generator/inverter will probably not...

A 2000 watt generator/inverter will probably not handle a >3/4 hp compressor motor. The start-up/surge current con be many times the 500-600 watt run current for a 3/4hp motor. Even a 3000 watt...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-07-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,561
Posted By Dave10
If the fireplace is UL or equivalent approved it...

If the fireplace is UL or equivalent approved it is safe to use as intended. That means it is well designed and safe to use as intended. If the there is a notice to use intermittently then it is not...
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,737
Posted By Dave10
good maintenance practice is not controversial :-)

good maintenance practice is not controversial :-)
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,737
Posted By Dave10
Easy Lube is nothing but a marketing ply. It was...

Easy Lube is nothing but a marketing ply. It was designed for boat trailers by filling the hub cavity with grease to minimize water intrusion. Unfortunately, there is not only a danger of seal...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-05-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,561
Posted By Dave10
If the fire place is UL approved or equivalent it...

If the fire place is UL approved or equivalent it is well designed and is not a problem leaving on at full power all the time.
Forum: Maintenance 12-01-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,737
Posted By Dave10
Forget Easylube; it was intended for boat trailer...

Forget Easylube; it was intended for boat trailer that submerge the wheels while launching a boat. Bearing buddyies are another method for boat trailers. For some reason RV marketing folks believes...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-20-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,141
Posted By Dave10
I strapped in a $100 12 gallon with level gauge...

I strapped in a $100 12 gallon with level gauge marine tank used for outboard boats. Then I use a $10 battery operated (two D cells) that transfers the fuel. Rarely do I need to use it, but it...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-20-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By Dave10
I use Ctane boost and lubrication additive, for...

I use Ctane boost and lubrication additive, for not other reason than I feel good to know the fuel system is being lubed well.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-20-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By Dave10
Also, rear view camera is nice to have.

Also, rear view camera is nice to have.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-20-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,997
Posted By Dave10
I had good luck with Goodyear. After they wore...

I had good luck with Goodyear. After they wore out, I installed Sailuns which seem to be holding up well and have a great reputation. The reason Goodyear's are more expensive is they pay for damage...
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