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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By beeje
That is not correct. NO and I repeat, NO 250/2500...

That is not correct. NO and I repeat, NO 250/2500 will be within ALL specs towing a heavy fifth wheel (north of say 10-12l lbs). In most cases you will exceed the cargo capacity as soon as you hitch...
Forum: Maintenance Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By beeje
I had to replace my entire suspension on my 2011...

I had to replace my entire suspension on my 2011 unit. It had wet bolts from the factory. The bronze bushing were TOTALY worn out and came out in pieces. The spring eyes were worn oblong. Since I am...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By beeje
Its real simple. Buy a truck capable of towing...

Its real simple. Buy a truck capable of towing your unit, while keeping ALL the #s within the manufacture's ratings. Or but a camper light enough to be within ALL your trucks towing capacity #s. As...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,502
Posted By beeje
If I was you, I would have taken the unit back...

If I was you, I would have taken the unit back from the dealer (long ago) to my heated storage and fixed it myself. I know this lets keystone off the hook, but in the long run at least you will know...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-10-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By beeje
Not to change the subject, but have you seen the...

Not to change the subject, but have you seen the front end of the new 2020 Silverado 25-3500,s. They are butt ugly. Not sure but the GMC version is much better.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-09-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By beeje
Although the Anderson hitch is light enough for...

Although the Anderson hitch is light enough for one person to remove and reinstall in position, the hitch ball must be precisely located under it and lowered into place. Essentially the same thing as...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-09-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By beeje
I can assure one thing to anyone who has not done...

I can assure one thing to anyone who has not done the disc brake upgrade . That is the fact that you will kick yourself in the a-- for not doing it sooner. The difference is simply amazing. Not...
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,192
Posted By beeje
That pic could also be to result of an over zelus...

That pic could also be to result of an over zelus person just pumping WAY to much grease in without the wheel off the ground and spinning, like you are supposed to do it. Or someone who does it WAY...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-07-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By beeje
Looks like that leak was from the top outer...

Looks like that leak was from the top outer corner running down the wall. I taped up all my slides (everywhere) with eturabond tape to make sure that will not happen.
I know you can get 5x10...
Forum: Maintenance 12-07-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,192
Posted By beeje
Although I do not have the lengthy towing...

Although I do not have the lengthy towing experience of some here, I have towed 3 different trailers since 2006 (all had the ez lube) and have NEVER once removed a wheel to check of repack bearings....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-06-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By beeje
Just curious. As a carpenter, how did you marry...

Just curious. As a carpenter, how did you marry the old with the new plywood.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-06-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By beeje
Da, I see that sierra/Silverado now. And no, I...

Da, I see that sierra/Silverado now. And no, I did not scowl down to the foot notes. But with that info, the chart is for the most part worthless. My Sierra went from 5900+ on the chart to 4950 on...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-06-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,268
Posted By beeje
Mark7, that's exactly where I installed mine. One...

Mark7, that's exactly where I installed mine. One on each side. Only mine are cigarette lighter style with an adapter. That way we can plug in the 12 volt fan if needed.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-06-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By beeje
Just another example of why the HC is cheaper. I...

Just another example of why the HC is cheaper. I am sure there are many items that fit into this category that help reduce the price of the HC.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-06-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By beeje
I installed one of the cheap lcd ? meters ($8 or...

I installed one of the cheap lcd ? meters ($8 or so). If works fine and is accurate enough to let me know when the batteries are getting low on charge.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-06-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By beeje
The chart has my truck (in sig) listed at a...

The chart has my truck (in sig) listed at a payload of either 5914 or 5205 (don't know why there are 2 diff #s). I know for a fact that my door sticker says 4950.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-05-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By beeje
Another vote for all Hydraulic slides.

Another vote for all Hydraulic slides.
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By beeje
My method in not very popular here but it works...

My method in not very popular here but it works well and can be done in 10 minutes if you have a unit with a gravity fill port. I tilt the unit with the level up so that the drivers side is way low....
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-05-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By beeje
Yea, that's not good. A good EMS unit would have...

Yea, that's not good. A good EMS unit would have prevented that from happening.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-05-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By beeje
You have an older unit than mine. I don't know...

You have an older unit than mine. I don't know how much yours holds. My 2011 holds 66 gallons and we can boondock for around 10 days + if we are very careful. This is with me taking a shower every...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 12-05-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By beeje
My 76 year old brother in law just got hearing...

My 76 year old brother in law just got hearing aids (maybe the same kind). He can now hear the whistle at the end of an NFL play and can hear the beeps that the newer cars make when you leave them...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-05-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By beeje
I have not a clue what your exact height will be....

I have not a clue what your exact height will be. I can tell you that if you look up the height of my unit you will get all kinds of different #s. One thing is for sure, its NOT what keystone says it...
Forum: It's a Dirty Job but Someone has to do it! 12-04-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,553
Posted By beeje
You will need new cables. Order the valves with...

You will need new cables. Order the valves with the cable lengths you think that you need as a package (ie. 6'/8'/10'). If you are not sure what length you need, order the longest ones. The cables...
Forum: The Campsite 12-03-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By beeje
A blower and ( Fat Wood ) starter sticks and...

A blower and ( Fat Wood ) starter sticks and almost fool proof. No kindling or paper needed. An auto start propane torch also works well.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-02-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,190
Posted By beeje
Vipermanden, You very well could be over weight...

Vipermanden, You very well could be over weight (some) with that set up (rear axle/payload capacity) with what you describe. Unfortunately, the only way to be sure is to get the new rig weighed...
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