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Forum: Additions & Improvements Today, 12:26 AM
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Posted By scottz
Lithium-Ion batteries & converter

For those that have installed lithium batteries; did you have to changer out your converter. Mine is a Progressive Dynamics PD4575K18L. I can't find any reference in the manual to lithium batteries.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-12-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,397
Posted By scottz
Thanks. Have one on order; probably not as good...

Thanks. Have one on order; probably not as good as the one you have, but it will work. When it gets here, I'll tell my wife she can give it to me for Christmas.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-11-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,397
Posted By scottz
I might have to get one of those. Do you carry...

I might have to get one of those. Do you carry it on the road?
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-10-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By scottz
To answer the original question; you should...

To answer the original question; you should follow the second drawing. There is no disadvantage to doing so. Sorry for getting side tracked.
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-10-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By scottz
In theory you are all correct. Now, another...

In theory you are all correct. Now, another question. How much does my fuel mileage drop due to alternator drag when I run with my headlights on? :popcorn:

PS: both of those diagrams are...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-10-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,397
Posted By scottz
What kind of stuff do you carry to get those...

What kind of stuff do you carry to get those miserable rear hub caps off? They sure are a pain.[/QUOTE]

I tried about everything; spent 3 hours the first time I tried to take one off. I found...
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-09-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By scottz
It depends on your cabling. The only difference...

It depends on your cabling. The only difference between the two setups is the resistance in the cable between the battery negative terminals. Otherwise the two points are electrically the same. I...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-09-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,397
Posted By scottz
I used to carry a Milwaukee cordless impact...

I used to carry a Milwaukee cordless impact wrench, but took it out because it takes up so much room and I figured if I ever needed it, the batter would be dead.

I carry more stuff the get the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-09-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By scottz
Now I have 3 recalls to check out!

Now I have 3 recalls to check out!
Forum: Member News 12-09-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,541
Posted By scottz
Glad you are ok; stuff can be replaced. I've...

Glad you are ok; stuff can be replaced. I've been in serious wind before where I turned the rig into it and stopped; but if it is gusting and changing direction not much you can do.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-09-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By scottz
I rebuilt mine using a Ford Super Duty spare tire...

I rebuilt mine using a Ford Super Duty spare tire winch. I also put a strap on it.

http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1168381#post1168381
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-09-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By scottz
I rebuilt it again to again using "gull wing"...

I rebuilt it again to again using "gull wing" brackets for the winch to gain about 1 1/2" more clearance (I don't know why, but my wife thinks I have too much time on my hands).
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-09-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By scottz
I don't think that is a factor. Watts are the...

I don't think that is a factor. Watts are the same.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-09-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By scottz
Are you coming to Quartzsite?

Are you coming to Quartzsite?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-09-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By scottz
#10 came with the kit I bought from Renogy. It...

#10 came with the kit I bought from Renogy. It is good for about 30A.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By scottz
I am also switching to the Victron 100/50 and...

I am also switching to the Victron 100/50 and have three AGM batteries (Li batteries will be a future upgrade). I can't answer the question since I don't know anything about the factory wiring; I...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-09-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By scottz
I'm not the expert here, but in the process of...

I'm not the expert here, but in the process of changing from a PWM to a MPPT controller, so I'll pass along what I think is correct.

The answer is, it depends on your controller. Choices are PWM...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-08-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By scottz
I have mounted four solar panels on the roof of...

I have mounted four solar panels on the roof of my unit. I didn't worry about studs; I used 1/4" x 1" lag screws into the roofing material. Use plenty of Dicor. Put some Dicor under the mounting...
Forum: Maintenance 12-08-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By scottz
And if it was fused, how would know if the fuse...

And if it was fused, how would know if the fuse had blown, leaving you without emergency brakes? What if it blows one hour into an eight hour drive?

Perhaps I should, but I do not test my...
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By scottz
I'd rather have mine hot. What fooled me is that...

I'd rather have mine hot. What fooled me is that the wire goes into the belly; probably doubles back to the harness going to the pin box.
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By scottz
Confirmed. It is 12VDC for the brake break-away...

Confirmed. It is 12VDC for the brake break-away switch.

Thanks!
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By scottz
Assuming your unit is wired like mine (might be a...

Assuming your unit is wired like mine (might be a questionable assumption) here is where the other wires go:

#4 red - Converter
vio - Bedroom Slide control
wht - Tank heaters
red with a 20A in...
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By scottz
That is an idea. I'll check it this morning.

That is an idea. I'll check it this morning.
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By scottz
Blue Wire

I just finished cleaning up all the wiring in my battery compartment. I have identified all wiring except for one; a 16ga blue wire coming from the belly. Keystone must have thought it was...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,847
Posted By scottz
Nice job, looks great! I have had winches on all...

Nice job, looks great! I have had winches on all my trucks since mid 70's, but not the last two. I usually have a plow truck or something else around to pull things out. In my younger years, I got...
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