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Forum: Sitting around the Campfire Today, 09:57 AM
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Posted By dieselguy
James I fully get your idea of asking a SOB...

James I fully get your idea of asking a SOB question amongst a good number of members, but perhaps asking to PM you with those answers would have been better. I'm envisioning sitting at a Chevy...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By dieselguy
Unless you have broken or sagging leaf springs...

Unless you have broken or sagging leaf springs now … new springs will give you no noticeable difference. You could put larger capacity springs on, but your axle will remain at the rating it currently...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By dieselguy
If you have wheels similar to mine … they will...

If you have wheels similar to mine … they will have a small valve stem recess hole bored in the rim. I'm not talking about the valve stem hole itself … the recess hole in the aluminum rim that the...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 08-16-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By dieselguy
Some people like to run their tires at max...

Some people like to run their tires at max pressure listed on sidewall … I'm not in that mindset. It just makes for a rougher ride in many cases. Get your RV weighed and then grab a load inflation...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 08-15-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By dieselguy
Fred S … Correct Track will not address toe or...

Fred S … Correct Track will not address toe or camber issues … CT only adjusts alignment of one axle to another and together to the frame. Incorrect camber or toe has to be fixed by an alignment shop...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-14-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By dieselguy
It does seem a bit much, but we've always had...

It does seem a bit much, but we've always had carpeting in all 3 of our Montana's, so ours could have been similar. Some RV owners with animals or that pretty much live in their units prefer vinyl...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-12-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By dieselguy
CaptnJohn … if you go ahead and get an onboard...

CaptnJohn … if you go ahead and get an onboard air compressor with the air bags … you just reach down and press a button to add or remove air. I did the air chuck deal for a while, but went ahead and...
Forum: Maintenance 08-12-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By dieselguy
Technically the bolt should not be able to spin...

Technically the bolt should not be able to spin in the spring hanger. The bolts are serrated to hold them in the installed location. The better way is to drive the bolt back out, clock it correctly...
Forum: Repairs & Service 08-08-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By dieselguy
You seem pretty attached to having shocks on your...

You seem pretty attached to having shocks on your fiver. If they are mounted at like a 35 degree angle like most OEM shocks of that time period … just remove them. You will notice no difference as...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-07-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By dieselguy
Good deal … having a nagging issue is...

Good deal … having a nagging issue is frustrating. I guess I'm not a very good reader. I just didn't pick up on you always being connected thru a regulator. I had assumed you tried attaching the city...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-06-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By dieselguy
No better answer than what has been stated … a...

No better answer than what has been stated … a shining example of why NO ONE uses my fiver. Good intentions and best of buddies don't fix messes.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-06-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By dieselguy
Ray / Susan … as I read thru your posts, you have...

Ray / Susan … as I read thru your posts, you have good water flow via your onboard pump, yet issues when hooked to city water. A water pressure regulator will not solve your problem although it is...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-06-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,642
Posted By dieselguy
Further speaking in "practical terms" you have...

Further speaking in "practical terms" you have good info as to major machining processes. We're only talking about a couple of @1/8" holes and believe me, our pin boxes drill and tap easily. As for...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-05-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By dieselguy
If you have a pull out faucet head … I've seen a...

If you have a pull out faucet head … I've seen a time or two where the flex hose under the sink that has the weight on it is kinked near the weight. Once kinked … it won't be fixable. Also … some of...
Forum: Trailers, Tow Vehicles or RV related items Wanted 08-05-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By dieselguy
Although I've towed jetskis and a small squirt...

Although I've towed jetskis and a small squirt boat for years behind 3 different Montana's … I'd not recommend anything as heavy as what you are proposing. If you ever get up above the belly pan,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-05-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,642
Posted By dieselguy
Typical CYA OEM sticker. This is for some...

Typical CYA OEM sticker. This is for some unknowing person who wants to cut say an 8" hole in the top of the pin box to set a flower pot in. Look what holds your break away switch on … a screw put in...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-05-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,642
Posted By dieselguy
We've had a flag mount screwed on the pin box on...

We've had a flag mount screwed on the pin box on our last 3 Montana's via four 10-32 screws. Never a second thought to mounting it that way as you'll see numerous fivers at about any campground with...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-04-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By dieselguy
32-35# for me. I also have a Fifth Airborne...

32-35# for me. I also have a Fifth Airborne pinbox that I carry about 85# in the puck.
Forum: Repairs & Service 08-03-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By dieselguy
Here's a little newer link with photos for...

Here's a little newer link with photos for inspection purposes.
https://www.morryde.com/uploads/downloads/1528124320-Rubber%20Shear%20Spring%20Inspection_v2.pdf
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-03-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By dieselguy
These are just wild thoughts on my part. I've...

These are just wild thoughts on my part. I've heard of some units with a backflow preventer in the city water connection. If you have one … can you look into the city water hose connector and see if...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-03-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By dieselguy
Mine usually read around 180 on a hot day checked...

Mine usually read around 180 on a hot day checked at a rest stop right after braking off the interstate. I have seen 200+ once after stopping to eat when I was in stop and go traffic for quite a long...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-03-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By dieselguy
I've had 3 Montana's since 2000 with water...

I've had 3 Montana's since 2000 with water pressure regulators set between 55 - 60# … never a leak issue. Have you tried shifting the lever for city / gravity in the convenience center several times...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By dieselguy
Sorry, I'm not a rally kind of guy. Rich may have...

Sorry, I'm not a rally kind of guy. Rich may have a point about mainstream RV parks being upgraded, but being more of a recreational camper … you'll find bunches of CORPS, state lake, dune, and small...
Forum: Repairs & Service 08-03-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By dieselguy
Your browning of the doors will only get worse. I...

Your browning of the doors will only get worse. I had the same issue on my curbside cargo door and propane door. Keystone said it was water damage due to plugged drain holes in the doors. My drain...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-02-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By dieselguy
2B … I hardwired the HW50C near the converter and...

2B … I hardwired the HW50C near the converter and put the display inside close to the street side cargo door. That way I can see what's going on (if anything) with the campground pedestal right there...
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