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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-29-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By drsmart
As much as you trust the MOC forum members for...

As much as you trust the MOC forum members for suggestions, aren't you asking a group that are primarily trailer owners. Sure some may have owned a class A at one time. As mentioned, motor home...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 09-02-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,967
Posted By drsmart
Bought one of the recently. Lots of good reviews,...

Bought one of the recently. Lots of good reviews, lithium battery and rated for up to 160psi. Wanted something self powered. 3 year warranty and 90 day money back guarantee.

...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-29-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By drsmart
Gorilla tape helps cover underside openings...

Gorilla tape helps cover underside openings including around the rams for the slides. Clean the surfaces first. To temporarily get them to exit, I have turned on the AC units on high fan. The noise...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-29-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By drsmart
No advantage. Would cost me a lot more for...

No advantage. Would cost me a lot more for registration.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-29-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By drsmart
Local DOT don't separate commercial and personal...

Local DOT don't separate commercial and personal use towing when it comes to vehicle registration. They're telling me that the combined weight is what should be reported for registration. Because of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-29-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By drsmart
Tow vehicle registration

Has anyone registered their tow vehicle plate with a combined truck and trailer weight?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-25-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,063
Posted By drsmart
Not so much an option. There's a tank monitor...

Not so much an option. There's a tank monitor system available that uses a sensor strip on the outside of the tank. It provides an accurate indication of fluid levels from zero to 100%. Stuff inside...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-24-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By drsmart
We had bees come in through there one year and...

We had bees come in through there one year and did the same with screening.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-23-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By drsmart
Gorilla tape on a cleaned surface. I applied it...

Gorilla tape on a cleaned surface. I applied it on the underside of the trailer where ever there was an opening. Still holding after 8 years of travel. Also under the kitchen sink.
Forum: Maintenance 05-12-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By drsmart
richfaa. Do you have you any routines to keep the...

richfaa. Do you have you any routines to keep the valves smooth? What tank additives do you use?
We had problems with our Montana that had to do with the routing of the pull cables. Tight bends...
Forum: Maintenance 05-12-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,882
Posted By drsmart
Does anyone use a 1600 or so psi pressure washer?...

Does anyone use a 1600 or so psi pressure washer? It's at the lower end of the pressure range and no soap required so no wax loss from the sides of the rig. Just keep a reasonable distance from the...
Forum: Campgrounds State, Provincial & Federal 05-08-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By drsmart
We've stayed at Llano Grande for 2 months. Very...

We've stayed at Llano Grande for 2 months. Very nice. Their woodworking shop is the best I've seen in an RV resort. Facilities are well maintained and many activities. Far enough from the main...
Forum: Repairs & Service 05-05-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By drsmart
Same as daleyruss. We have a 2011 3465SA....

Same as daleyruss.

We have a 2011 3465SA. Had that happen. Wife noticed that the bed was pulling away from the wall on one side. Opened up the bed and found that where the bed was attached to the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-21-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,794
Posted By drsmart
I picked up some at Ace hardware. They had...

I picked up some at Ace hardware. They had stainless steel hex head (pricey) or non stainless. Remove and take one with you from the Monty for a match. TSC also carried them but were out of stock on...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-21-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,794
Posted By drsmart
I just realized, what ever spray is used, make...

I just realized, what ever spray is used, make sure it won't affect plastic (coroplast).
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-21-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,794
Posted By drsmart
I plan to replace all the self tappers holding...

I plan to replace all the self tappers holding the coroplast on our next new fiver with stainless screws. Had to open the belly on our 2011 Montana and snapped many rusted factory originals off. I'll...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 03-13-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By drsmart
I had severe tread wear equally on the inner and...

I had severe tread wear equally on the inner and outer edges of one tire. The center tread was good. Turned out to be the spindle nut wasn't tightened properly by the tech that did the bearing...
Forum: Maintenance 03-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By drsmart
True Rondo. Even high end Fivers have problems....

True Rondo. Even high end Fivers have problems. Friends of ours that are full timers have a M.S. fiver with never lube axles. One of the axle spindles snapped off while driving an Interstate. Seven...
Forum: Maintenance 03-25-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,036
Posted By drsmart
I replaced ours last year and also found a tight...

I replaced ours last year and also found a tight bend in the cables just behind the convenience center. I re-routed the cables to provide a soft gradual bend. The sharp bend may have created a...
Forum: Maintenance 03-25-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By drsmart
2011 Montana repair list as of March 2018

2011 Montana repair list as of 3/25/2018
Vertical panel separating front closet from laundry/storage cabinet separated from shelves in storage side - Glued and screwed panel to shelves.
Rear...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 03-06-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,496
Posted By drsmart
I replaced my black and grey valves with what...

I replaced my black and grey valves with what came on our Montana. The Lasalle Bristol termination valves. The cable length can vary, so measure that before ordering. One thing I found was that in...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-05-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,127
Posted By drsmart
I've always had stiff gate valves. What I tried...

I've always had stiff gate valves. What I tried recently was to flush the tanks thoroughly, close the valve after letting the tanks completely drain, then mix about 1/2 cup of liquid Calgon water...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-26-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By drsmart
Just my thoughts on this. I'd go with the 3500...

Just my thoughts on this. I'd go with the 3500 4X4 SRW. From What I've read on the forums, the dual rear wheels can create a plowing affect in snow or mud because of the wide tire cross section. I'd...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-12-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,795
Posted By drsmart
I believe the chassis redesign on the Ram...

I believe the chassis redesign on the Ram 2500/3500 took place on the 2013 MY. All capacities went up significantly. Back in July 2014, Ram Truck division announced that it will be the first OEM to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-09-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,795
Posted By drsmart
Yes our 2014 Ram uses the variable geometry vanes...

Yes our 2014 Ram uses the variable geometry vanes in the turbo to apply exhaust braking. Quite effective. We use it even when not towing. Supposed to greatly extend the life of the service brakes...
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