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Forum: Member News 01-08-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By dsprik
As Michelle and Ann stated, you cannot beat...

As Michelle and Ann stated, you cannot beat sleeping in your own bed every night while you are traveling. The first two years we had our 3400 we were full time in it. Then we bought a house and...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 01-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By dsprik
Glad I don't have my Montana in this!!! ...

Glad I don't have my Montana in this!!!

http://www.wilx.com/news/haveyouseenthis/headlines/Satellite-Sees-a-Midwest-White-Out-239296491.html
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 01-07-2014, 02:48 AM
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Posted By dsprik
It will be cold today and tonight yet before we...

It will be cold today and tonight yet before we get any warmup.
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 01-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By dsprik
It seems that our camping experiences are helping...

It seems that our camping experiences are helping over and above what our non-camping neighbors are able to handle in unusual weather situations.
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 01-05-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By dsprik
Bigboomer, where are you at? I should have...

Bigboomer, where are you at? I should have mentioned that it would be helpful to state your current location that you are going to ride out this polar vortex.
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 01-05-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By dsprik
Those camping in this cold...

What is your temps tonight and tomorrow night. Just curious as to what most around the country (and Canada) are enduring in their Montana and any special problems during this coldest weather in 20...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-05-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By dsprik
We still have our 2007 3400RL and we have not...

We still have our 2007 3400RL and we have not traveled that much in it, but we have lived in it - probably more than most. We have had some major issues (some self induced) and a few minor ones. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-04-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
I believe you are right , Phil. The 4x2 in every...

I believe you are right , Phil. The 4x2 in every configuration and engine has a higher rating. I think that is because the 4x4 adds weight with that drive train which takes away from the max cargo...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-04-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
Nothing wrong with a little overkill as long as...

Nothing wrong with a little overkill as long as it works for all of your needs. The Tampa show usually(?) has a few Volvos and/or Freightliners, etc designed specifically for 5th wheel towing. We...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-04-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
Dodge is really upping their game in the GVWRs. ...

Dodge is really upping their game in the GVWRs. GM has always lagged behind Dodge and Ford for some reason... Unfortunately, I come from a GM family and I have a GM discount which I can't turn down.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-04-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
In the link, you have to click on the engine type...

In the link, you have to click on the engine type in th e drop down box. The 6.6 Duramax 4x4 is what I have. That would be after you select the Crew Cab Standard Box.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
OK, this for the weight police. Confirm this... ...

OK, this for the weight police. Confirm this...

http://www.gmc.com/sierra-3500hd-pickup-truck/features-specs/capabilities.html

Curb weight = Weight of the truck (6,612).
I do not lie. This...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-02-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
Also, I would add that most accidents - not all -...

Also, I would add that most accidents - not all - are due to unsafe driving (not counting alcohol). Not someone 100-200 lbs overweight on one of their axles. Not that I am overweight. Well, not my...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-02-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
If I was paranoid and only used my 3500 for...

If I was paranoid and only used my 3500 for towing, I would have a big boomer. a Freightliner or Volvo - there are some beautiful units out there. I am very comfortable with my TV, and I am still...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-01-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
Jim, I am going to weigh the truck in about two...

Jim, I am going to weigh the truck in about two weeks. It is still stock out the factory except for running boards and soft tonneau cover. I would think that the 6618 on paper, while it may not be...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
2013 GMC towing guide shows 3500HD SWR curb...

2013 GMC towing guide shows 3500HD SWR curb weight at 6612. GVWR is 10,800. As mentioned earlier, 5th wheel max towing capacity is 17,000 lbs. I am not sure about earlier years or the 2500HD. Also...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-31-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
My 2013 GMC 3500 SRW max trailers 17,000 lbs of...

My 2013 GMC 3500 SRW max trailers 17,000 lbs of 5th wheel... Who only has 8,000?
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-30-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
I can say that I have had some panic stops with...

I can say that I have had some panic stops with my Montana. I have complete confidence with my 1 ton. I'm sure there are some situations where no amount of braking would help. In that case I would...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-30-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,458
Posted By dsprik
I went from a 2500 to a 3500 SRW. Big difference,...

I went from a 2500 to a 3500 SRW. Big difference, but i think more was due to going from a 2002 to a 2013.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-29-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By dsprik
I see you have a 2012 Chevy. I have a 2013 GMC...

I see you have a 2012 Chevy. I have a 2013 GMC and In the center console in the inside and the back of it is a USB port and a 12v power outlet (Cig lighter).
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-29-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By dsprik
LEDs are way to go, but they are expensive. You...

LEDs are way to go, but they are expensive. You can replace the whole "Pancake" style ceiling light fixtures for around $37. The replacement bulb types are called "wedge" also.
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-29-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By dsprik
Only models made in France... [8D] We were...

Only models made in France... [8D]

We were fortunate. We had black tank problem at the Rally a couple years ago and the Service Center not only replaced our black tank, but they came to me to ask...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-29-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By dsprik
I imagine that the fridge also bypasses the...

I imagine that the fridge also bypasses the battery disconnect (if the fridge is on) as the fridge will not operate w/o a 12v power source, even if on house current and the fridge on AC - as per...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-29-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By dsprik
I have the booster antenna mounted on the inside...

I have the booster antenna mounted on the inside of my back window. I have Hopkins monitor system and the mfr mentioned that the 3400 axle distance from the dash would be marginal without it. So far...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-28-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By dsprik
Maybe too much... I've watched both these videos...

Maybe too much... I've watched both these videos at least twice.
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