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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-17-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By mtlakejim
Maybe I'm not as soft as some folks but honestly...

Maybe I'm not as soft as some folks but honestly I don't notice all that rough a ride in our newer 1 ton dually. Truthfully I expected it to be rough but it rides almost as well as the F150 we had...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By mtlakejim
Better stick with the 381TH idea. That swivel...

Better stick with the 381TH idea. That swivel wheel is illegal in a lot of states and still puts a LOT of stress on the frame.....
Forum: Repairs & Service 03-17-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,849
Posted By mtlakejim
Carl, We currently have this issue as well....

Carl,

We currently have this issue as well. My Adobe reader isn't working at the moment. Can you send as a text file to me please.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-16-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By mtlakejim
And until you have owned and towed with both a...

And until you have owned and towed with both a 3/4 and a one ton your really are not the best judge of the difference either!!

When I made the switch, I was shocked at just how much of a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-16-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By mtlakejim
You know I see this kind of flippant response on...

You know I see this kind of flippant response on here quite often. It really surprises me that people that are so ready to live on the edge (and maybe well over it) are so arrogant when responding to...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-14-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,328
Posted By mtlakejim
I understand where your coming from and your...

I understand where your coming from and your logic but respectfully take issue with it:

While it may be true that the trailer brakes are supposed to stop the trailer all by themselves, I don't...
Forum: Maintenance 03-14-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By mtlakejim
Actually I found some yellow dart looking or...

Actually I found some yellow dart looking or maybe more like a broadhead (as in bowhunting broadhead) looking plastic anchors that work surprisingly well. They are sharp pointed and will pierce the...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 03-13-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By mtlakejim
A little different for us. I am stuck here due to...

A little different for us. I am stuck here due to work. Oddly we planned on going full time when we retired or at least most of the time or as they say long time/extended time. Now that it is forced...
Forum: Maintenance 03-13-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By mtlakejim
Nope the walls are so thin and weak the wood...

Nope the walls are so thin and weak the wood screws won't hold even something really light (I tried that first).
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-11-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By mtlakejim
I can hear it now "but someone on here that a 3/4...

I can hear it now "but someone on here that a 3/4 ton would pull my camper just fine" "and then they said they had pulled like a million miles with theirs".


GET A 1 TON DIESEL DUALLY AND DON'T...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 03-10-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By mtlakejim
Maybe with a little more light at the end of the...

Maybe with a little more light at the end of the day now I will be able to visit occasionally.....


The A/C units keeping up is my number 1 concern here in the desert. In part because I have...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 03-10-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By mtlakejim
Third A/C

Now that we are living full time in the desert and with summer just around the corner, we are considering adding a third A/C to our HC 381TH.

It is my understanding that you can add a third A/C...
Forum: Polls 03-10-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By mtlakejim
Exactly. The comments may have had some...

Exactly.

The comments may have had some political tones but only in as much as it directly affects a very important decision of where to live. You cannot totally exclude politics of an area from...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-08-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,459
Posted By mtlakejim
I suspect that it is called a "puck system"...

I suspect that it is called a "puck system" because the part of the hitch that goes into the holes in the bed are round and about the size of hockey puck.


The 'rail system" has steel rails that...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-07-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,459
Posted By mtlakejim
I absolutely love the puck system. Nothing like...

I absolutely love the puck system. Nothing like having a nice clean flat bed to haul cargo when you remove your hitch. And since it is factory, you can count on it to be installed properly and...
Forum: Polls 03-07-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By mtlakejim
I don't have an issue with anything posted on...

I don't have an issue with anything posted on here. If I don't like it I stop reading the post. I strongly favor free speech and reallllyyyyyyy don't like the idea that you have to constantly watch...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 03-06-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By mtlakejim
I just replaced the ones in our microwave above...

I just replaced the ones in our microwave above the stove. They were conventional 110volt and got rather hot. Now they are cool to the touch and I have no problem leaving them on all the time (Good...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 03-05-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,306
Posted By mtlakejim
As I have said before, the only way this is going...

As I have said before, the only way this is going to actually get resolved is to start a class action lawsuit
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 03-04-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,955
Posted By mtlakejim
You will very rarely hear of someone who...

You will very rarely hear of someone who downsized and liked it. On the other hand, nearly everyone I know has upgraded to larger. There is a good reason for that!






If your going full...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 03-02-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By mtlakejim
Some talent at work there for sure!

Some talent at work there for sure!
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 03-01-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By mtlakejim
We have the larger Curt but it is exactly like...

We have the larger Curt but it is exactly like yours. I REALLY like that Ram offers a hitch from the factory! The hitch is very reliable and easy to operate BUT it is heavy. I turn 60 this month and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-22-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By mtlakejim
I agree with Dick on this one. The "nesting"...

I agree with Dick on this one. The "nesting" feature of some of the heavier duty storage containers is very important. They really don't need to be clear as you can simply put a label on them or get...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-22-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By mtlakejim
How much difference do you run?

How much difference do you run?
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-22-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By mtlakejim
Our model is a front living room and is opposite...

Our model is a front living room and is opposite from that (IE: the kitchen is the front thermostat and it controls the furnace, rear is bedroom and only controls the rear A/C. Although like yours it...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-21-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By mtlakejim
Running both furnace and A/C

In the springtime, when temps vary widely during the day, can you set the front thermostat to furnace at say 70 and the rear to A/C at 75 to keep the puppies in a comfort zone while at work during...
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