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Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By Dave W
This just reminded me that our HC with an LCI...

This just reminded me that our HC with an LCI frame has a grease fitting on the landing gear that needs its annual squirt or two of grease. This is something that may help the OP. Then his '10 model...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana Yesterday, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Dave W
Could that be a mother-in-law trailer? A couple...

Could that be a mother-in-law trailer? A couple S&B homes in our neighborhood have a MIL apartment added on. I can say with certainty that mine would have neen banished to something like that if she...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-18-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Dave W
Sounds like one more thing to check in the...

Sounds like one more thing to check in the spring. I think our FW tank is being held up by the rear stabilizer cross member but ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-18-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By Dave W
I use a short length of 'retired' 1/2" water hose...

I use a short length of 'retired' 1/2" water hose and just stick it in the jug. Making sure all of the valves are closed, including the water heater bypass, hook it to the winterize hose bib. I then...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-17-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By Dave W
Within the past couple hours, just used about 1.5...

Within the past couple hours, just used about 1.5 gallons. We don't have a washer, only hookups so there is a bit less then those that have one.


A quick note - if you have hookups but no washer,...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-16-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Dave W
When I pulled the coroplast down on our SOB a few...

When I pulled the coroplast down on our SOB a few years ago, I expected those rusty screws to break. Not a single one did!. I did replace them all though with new ones from McMaster-Carr...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-16-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By Dave W
I'm towing our 12+K High Country with a Ford 6.7...

I'm towing our 12+K High Country with a Ford 6.7 and 3.55 gears. It does just fine though feel I should have opted for 3.73s as much of our hauling is in the mountains of NY and New England where...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-15-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Dave W
Like any other electrical gadget - check voltage...

Like any other electrical gadget - check voltage to the switch. If none, check the wiring and fuse. If wiring to the switch shows ~12VDC, then check the switch and connections to the motor. If they...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-15-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By Dave W
3M make a hook and loop that is one heckuva lot...

3M make a hook and loop that is one heckuva lot stronger then the usual Velcro brand industrial strength which also has lousy stickum:...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-15-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Dave W
Welcome and congratulations. - Decals -...

Welcome and congratulations.


- Decals - they usually crack and peel


- Tires - check manufacturing date. 5-6 years old is cause to replace as they have aged out


- Brakes and bearings...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-15-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Dave W
If that has happened, you have more problems then...

If that has happened, you have more problems then a missing switch plug. You will find that you MAY have melted wire insulation or failed brake magnets. If you have disc brakes, you WILL have a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-14-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Dave W
Yep, Carl hit it on the nose. You only need the 4...

Yep, Carl hit it on the nose. You only need the 4 foot version if your 5er has the standard (now) pin box,
Forum: Maintenance 10-14-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Dave W
I use a Meguire's wash and wax for the occasional...

I use a Meguire's wash and wax for the occasional clean up and add a bit of sparkle. If I want to completely strip and rewax, Meguiar's G25024 Car Wash Plus. This is also used on our vehicles as well...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Dave W
Too bad that the originators of that site chose...

Too bad that the originators of that site chose Facebook. I don't/wont use that format as others also have chosen not to or have left, especially since it appears that it 'leaks' prersonal...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-13-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Dave W
I have a couple slides that need adjusting - and...

I have a couple slides that need adjusting - and a process that needs to be done every year or so on our 343RL. Not a big deal unless you need to move the chain a link or two on the sprocket if you...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-11-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Dave W
Tank failure in an RV just doesn't happen often...

Tank failure in an RV just doesn't happen often enough to make it a reason for worry.



The only tank failure I have encountered was on a 1 Kountry Aire. This tank cracked while almost full on a...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Dave W
Trash has become a blight on our planet and...

Trash has become a blight on our planet and unfortunately, most of it now is plastics. These plastics have a half like similar to U-235 with styrofoam even longer. Our town has single stream...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-06-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Dave W
Those switches are not much of a design but seem...

Those switches are not much of a design but seem pretty rugged. In 50 years can only recall replacing one that I had to and that was after it got physically damage. I also pull that switch pin when I...
Forum: Maintenance 10-04-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By Dave W
I agree avout that usual gaudy yellow so used...

I agree avout that usual gaudy yellow so used black rattle can tpaint o make it less objectionable
Thanks for the good news ;-}
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-04-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By Dave W
The Ford Motorcraft Diesel blend has rtun in mine...

The Ford Motorcraft Diesel blend has rtun in mine for 115K miles. If we pull in the desert, I have used the 15W-40 but that's only happened a couple times. Since I still have the Ford ESP to 136K, I...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-30-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,396
Posted By Dave W
Lots of good info above -- Our partial...

Lots of good info above --


Our partial list of 'required

- Disc brakes (mandatory IMHO, on a 5er over 12K)

-MORryde X Factor cross member(s)
-Favulous range hood fan mod to the OEM noisy...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 09-17-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dave W
Makes you wonder what Dexter is really doing....

Makes you wonder what Dexter is really doing. Almost sounds like the only sure way to tell is by the part number on the axle tube and a call to Dexter/Al-KO/Lippert and see if they know (all are LCI...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 09-17-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dave W
Are those the bearing nubers that came out or are...

Are those the bearing nubers that came out or are the what were supplied. The 25580 is 5200-6000 axle as is the #42 spindle design and the 12x2 brakes. !4125 bearings also aree used on the 6K axle....
Forum: Additions & Improvements 09-16-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dave W
The easy one - is the rotor fully seated. That...

The easy one - is the rotor fully seated. That is, the bearungs fully on the land. The seal may be dragging heavily and not slipping up on yje land. A very thin film of grae on the seal lip may ease...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-14-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Dave W
An a/c leak - tighten it down. The installation...

An a/c leak - tighten it down. The installation booklet says 40 in lds on the 4 bolts. That is NOT sufficient on a rounded roof nor will it compress the gasket the recommended (approximate) 50%. If...
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