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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2019, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Dave W
I had to use one just for metal/aluminum studs as...

I had to use one just for metal/aluminum studs as my elderly usual one for the S&B wood studs wouldn't work on the 5er (though a newer one may).
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Dave W
About 10 miles South of Saratoga, That...

About 10 miles South of Saratoga,


That rail - again, I used a Whitecap teak 3 loop marine rail, mounted on a separate board between the entry door and the stairwell window to ensure that I...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Dave W
The search function is your friend:whistling: ...

The search function is your friend:whistling:


http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68981
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Dave W
The reason I went with the 'conventional' battery...

The reason I went with the 'conventional' battery version in our 5er instead if the '10 year' version are the major swings in local temperatures (-15 to 100 F and more in an enclosed RV) and battery...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-16-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Dave W
Possibly look at your dealer instead of Keystone....

Possibly look at your dealer instead of Keystone. I would suspect that Keystone buys smoke detectors in pallet lots and those should have current batteries.


And that 9V battery version - trade...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Dave W
That's my experience, not necessarily other...

That's my experience, not necessarily other folks. With a Teflon paste type seal, Real-Tuff or RTectorseal (current bottle), I virtually never have leaks.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-14-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Dave W
Exactly why I generally use a Teflon based lbrush...

Exactly why I generally use a Teflon based lbrush on sealant.Those seldom if ever leak. Teflon tape - probably 50-75% through the wadded up and now stringy stuff
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-12-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dave W
The photo that I attached is what could happen if...

The photo that I attached is what could happen if I or another did something drastically wrong using a tripod/truss design hitch like an Anderson, not a picture of impending doom for everyone. It is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-12-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dave W
....and caused by the trailer rolling way beyond...

....and caused by the trailer rolling way beyond limits spreading the 'arms'. The hitch with new arms will work just fine plus the truck damage was minimal vs rolling over,. Ya gotta read the article...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-12-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dave W
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/attachment.php?...

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=247975&d=1508773923

This is a big concern to me. Did the owner do something dumb - maybe but I do know that my B&W wont collapse if I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-12-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dave W
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http://clipart-library.com/images/rTLobKnzc.png
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,363
Posted By Dave W
Yep, especially if you can find identical...

Yep, especially if you can find identical replacemets
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-11-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dave W
Then it sounds like it's a real decision time....

Then it sounds like it's a real decision time. Just do the rest of your due diligence research and look at other RV forums for hitch pluses or minuses. There are lovers and haters regardless of brand...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-11-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,363
Posted By Dave W
Look on ebay, ETSY and AMAZON as they all...

Look on ebay, ETSY and AMAZON as they all advertise Montana decals. If you peel them off, you will still see the outlines. Also, your local sign painter's shop will have the ability to make something...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-11-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dave W
Before you make your decision on an Anderson,...

Before you make your decision on an Anderson, give Lippert (LCI) a call as they ultimately are the warrantors of the frame. I have seen yea and nay on forums though don't have first hand knowledge as...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-09-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,040
Posted By Dave W
Move up to LT275/70R18 and you will move the...

Move up to LT275/70R18 and you will move the rated capacity to 3640 pounds/tire. Stick with a brand you are comfortable with. The OEMs on my past two trucks were Continental which wore like iron but...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-08-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Dave W
Our 5er's HW heater is an Atwood so no anode rod....

Our 5er's HW heater is an Atwood so no anode rod.



Our S&B has a Rheem HW heater with a magnesium anode rod. I just changed it on Sunday after ~5 years and it was just starting to go so...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-08-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,040
Posted By Dave W
With a 2017 you are at 440Hp and 925 lb ft torque...

With a 2017 you are at 440Hp and 925 lb ft torque which well exceeds my 2011 *400/800). That 2011l, with 3.55 gears, pulled our 12K High Country up any mountain we wanted coast to coast - and most...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-06-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Dave W
Concerned - not unless you weigh in at 900 pounds...

Concerned - not unless you weigh in at 900 pounds or a very large oak tree falls on the roof. This is a 'standard;' RV building method across most lines. The luan plywood between the rafters and...
Forum: Repairs & Service 01-06-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,609
Posted By Dave W
...and are self drilling plus way less expensive...

...and are self drilling plus way less expensive then a Big Box store via McMaster-Carr even with their at cost UPS shipping and often arrive overnight. Order some fender washers at the same time as...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-03-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Dave W
The hitch will most likely be just fine. BUT and...

The hitch will most likely be just fine. BUT and with that said, the bikes may not survive the dynamic loads placed on them by the up and down motions of your 5er. The 'tail end' of that trailer are...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-02-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Dave W
Why not look in Warrensburg, which is about 5...

Why not look in Warrensburg, which is about 5 miles north of LG on Rt 9. There are also several CGs near Lake Luzerne which is 7-8 miles SW of LG on Rt 9N.



Both of these areas are just far...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-30-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Dave W
LEDs may put out enough heat where you live to...

LEDs may put out enough heat where you live to keep the lens clear in a sloppy snow but it is quite a bit less then halogen/incandescents. Phillips and Sylvania make some very good high output...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-30-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Dave W
They sent a notice out to verify your email...

They sent a notice out to verify your email address on your one on their records as vBulletin was making some software changes. You may need to reset your email as I did though. To me in my forum...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-30-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By Dave W
Moving the PS reservoir may not be necessary on...

Moving the PS reservoir may not be necessary on all vehicles. My '11 was not moved. If it had needed moving, I for sure would have come up with a better solution then what H&S provided. I also used...
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