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Forum: Maintenance 11-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By goodellj
Besides the initial torquing and at 100 miles, I...

Besides the initial torquing and at 100 miles, I check about every 2-3 months of use. I usually find a few that need a little tightening. I always check when I take the camper out of storage before...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-08-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By goodellj
Whenever I need a part for my Montana, I...

Whenever I need a part for my Montana, I determine the correct name and/or part number by searching for it on Trekwood, Camping World, etc, or even the operating manual if I have one. Once I have it...
Forum: Maintenance 10-20-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,810
Posted By goodellj
I have a Ryobi One-plus and it will bring up the...

I have a Ryobi One-plus and it will bring up the pressure on my tires to 90, albeit slowly. It is good for when I only need a few pounds on one or two tires. My Viare 400p-RV is the way to go...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-03-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By goodellj
My 2012 Montana was "pausing" when we operated...

My 2012 Montana was "pausing" when we operated the hydraulic system. It never did it when it was new, but after a few years we noticed a 3-5 second pause when retracting the 6 point Lippert Level Up...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-03-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By goodellj
Stubby Drill Bits are the way to go!

I had never heard of these but I got some to drill pilot holes. They are a big improvement over standard drill bits when you are drilling through heavy metal. I forgot to thank you back then for...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-26-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By goodellj
Maybe the previous owner installed a cutoff...

Maybe the previous owner installed a cutoff switch for the battery? Could the RV storage guy be mistaken about his description? I can't imagine why anyone would install a dedicated cutoff switch...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-26-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,920
Posted By goodellj
Burning out the heating element is easy to do and...

Burning out the heating element is easy to do and I think everyone who does their own maintenance has done this. I have. There is an on-off switch at the water heater, and I learned the hard way...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-26-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,537
Posted By goodellj
Lots of comments about how "any one can do this"...

Lots of comments about how "any one can do this" and "it's easy". Bottom line is that it MUST be done periodically and 5 years is WAY too long,. If you just aren't comfortable doing it or would...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By goodellj
About a year ago I found that our 2012 Montana...

About a year ago I found that our 2012 Montana 3450RL was right at it's GVWR, and I had over 1,000 pounds to spare on the 2012 F350. I determined this by weighing 3 times: 1.the full rig 2. truck...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-04-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,472
Posted By goodellj
I use a Riobi One(+)Plus cordless combo...

I use a Riobi One(+)Plus cordless combo impact/screwgun/drill. I start the nuts by hand and only snug them up with the drill. Then I do the final turn or two with a lug wrench and a torque wrench. ...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-04-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By goodellj
So far, so good. My repair is holding up! ...

So far, so good. My repair is holding up! Before I put the camper away for the winter I will do a complete full up of this tank, open the coroplast belly, and look for leaks before emptying.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-25-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,347
Posted By goodellj
We have always thought the king was a pain...

We have always thought the king was a pain because it reduced the amount of space around the bed and we really didn't need it. We used it 'as is' for about 6 months of full timing and then got a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-25-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,467
Posted By goodellj
I always thought it was a BAD IDEA to replace the...

I always thought it was a BAD IDEA to replace the 50A OEM breaker with a larger one 'because it trips too often', regardless of the expertise or qualifications of the person recommending. This is...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-25-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,467
Posted By goodellj
I have read many posts on the subject of...

I have read many posts on the subject of replacing the 50A breaker with an 80A, and this the first I have seen a Lippert recommendation for replacement or a Lippert technical bulletin on the subject....
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 06-20-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By goodellj
I put the repeater in the front compartment on...

I put the repeater in the front compartment on the back wall and wired it to a nearby light for power, with an inline switch. TST recommends using the front compartment and direct-connect to the...
Forum: On the Road Again 06-16-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By goodellj
I have a Pilot-Flying-J-RV-Plus Fuel card. I...

I have a Pilot-Flying-J-RV-Plus Fuel card. I like using truck stops because of the plentiful locations, roominess around the pumps, no dodging car cowboys, DEF at the pumps, and consistent inside...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By goodellj
Great Stuff Alternative?

I am wondering if anyone has found a better alternative for sealing the camper against mice than the Great Stuff Insulating Foam Sealant. Great Stuff really is great, but it is messy, hard to...
Forum: Maintenance 05-13-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,019
Posted By goodellj
Hmm... Lots to think about here. I have a...

Hmm... Lots to think about here. I have a kitchen gray tank pull INconveniently located underneath a slide and I have been using a Long-handle Cultivator to open and close it. It works very well,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-13-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By goodellj
I was going through tires when my 2012 3150RL was...

I was going through tires when my 2012 3150RL was new. It came with E-rated tires and I was replacing an average of 2 tires a year. I got a TPMS and a Viair compressor and kept the pressures well...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-05-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By goodellj
There is a sticker on the tank that says it is an...

There is a sticker on the tank that says it is an "Ameri-Kart HT541", and according to the company documents I found on the internet it is installed exactly as the manufacturer recommends. It is a...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-04-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By goodellj
Ha Ha Ha and Ha!

Ha Ha Ha and Ha!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-04-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,384
Posted By goodellj
We really love our Montana. The only concrete...

We really love our Montana. The only concrete thing I can point to that I wish I had paid more attention to is the carrying capacity, which for the 2012 3150RL is listed at 2,735 lbs. I suspect...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-04-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By goodellj
Here is a picture of the crack with arrows...

Here is a picture of the crack with arrows pointing to the beginning and end of the crack. You need a bright light, good eyes, and it helps a lot to know what you are looking for.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-04-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By goodellj
Kitchen Gray Tank Leak and Repair

I recently repaired a kitchen gray tank leak in my 2012 Montana 3150RL. I had a heck of a time finding the leak. It was apparently on an upper part of this 40 gallon tank because it only leaked...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-01-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By goodellj
What setting do you torque the suspension bolts...

What setting do you torque the suspension bolts to? All the same or different torques for different positions?
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