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Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 02-13-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By woodman
watching the house

This is our 6th year spending our winters in the south. We generally leave in late fall and return at the end of April. Since we live in the northern part of the rural country, we rely on propane...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 01-23-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,577
Posted By woodman
Tire pressure monitors

I have owned the Tire Minder system for over 5 years and installed it on two different 5th wheels. Of course, I change batteries and cross check pressures before getting on the road, however; in the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-21-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,047
Posted By woodman
route to San Antonio

We've done this trip 4-5 times over the last year since my daughter now lives in Texas, but we also winter in FL, so we have experience with I-20 and I-10 too. When going through Illinois, our first...
Forum: On the Road Again 01-03-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By woodman
Florida RV resort living

We had searched RV communities for a couple of years before deciding on Cypress Trails RV resort in Ft. Myers. We weighed renting versus buying, but more importantly, we wanted to be in subtropical...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 01-02-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,926
Posted By woodman
Most cheaper 5th wheels on market today are not...

Most cheaper 5th wheels on market today are not full time quality despite what their marketing ads tell you. Do your homework and check out the numbers on your towing vehicle and your 5th wheel. ...
Forum: On the Road Again 01-02-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By woodman
I agree that the RV Parky app is good; we’ve used...

I agree that the RV Parky app is good; we’ve used it exclusively for the past 6 yrs. Some of their reviews just p & m about staff as all reviews tend to do, on the other hand, a number of their...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-23-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By woodman
I have the one that PullRite sells; it’s called...

I have the one that PullRite sells; it’s called the picture frame. Ended up not using it it, because it raised my slider hitch too high. That said, it fits the new Super Duty F-series puc system...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-11-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,863
Posted By woodman
Agree a titan would be wonderful, but $500 versus...

Agree a titan would be wonderful, but $500 versus 2K, reason enough!
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-11-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,863
Posted By woodman
Auxiliary tank

For the weekend traveler or short trips, an auxiliary tank is hard to justify. We travel from WI to SW Florida and back each winter season, roughly a 1400-1500 mile trip. We make about 3 overnights...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-01-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By woodman
additives

Newer diesel engines under warranty state, to not use any additives. They recommend strictly adhering to their service guidelines and agree you'll be much better off. It you add anything, it...
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-01-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By woodman
Bedroom heat

We had a similar problem. Had to remove basement walls to access, but discovered that the aluminum duct hose had come loose from the ductwork. I fabricated a plenum, out of aluminum sheet metal,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-19-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By woodman
Shop around, do your due diligent homework and...

Shop around, do your due diligent homework and donít buy at an RV show, you are rarely getting anything close to a competitive price. If you are trading, it gets more complicated, but if youíre...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-17-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,307
Posted By woodman
Guess there is a broad definition of high end, so...

Guess there is a broad definition of high end, so we’ll just disagree. Montana’s had molded backs as standard even as late as 2014-15 models. In other words, it wasn’t an option. Then someone at...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-17-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,307
Posted By woodman
When Montana added the rear molded cap as an...

When Montana added the rear molded cap as an option only, many felt it wasnít worth the added cost, but without, it looks like any other cheaper brand. When looking at cost com-parables, like...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-08-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By woodman
I concur with MidMOTraveler about the quote. ...

I concur with MidMOTraveler about the quote. That's about what we paid and we went with the 8K rated IS and Kodiak disc brakes. MorRyde had been offering incentive discounts for installation...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-05-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By woodman
Door size

I built a dedicated 30' x 50' steel shed with 17' eaves (sidewalls) and a concrete floor for our 5th wheel. I had the space, so went ahead and put 14' x 14' garage doors on each gable end so I could...
Forum: Long Timers 07-30-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By woodman
Thanks, good idea except I live in country and no...

Thanks, good idea except I live in country and no real neighbors.
Forum: Long Timers 07-30-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By woodman
Leaving stick house

This will be our 6th year of wintering in FL. We typically leave in early Nov., to avoid the freezing rain and road salt. We turn our general thermostats to 51 F and turn off water pump and supply...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-26-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,904
Posted By woodman
Anderson has an interesting concept as it is...

Anderson has an interesting concept as it is manufactured based on engineered triangular strength. I've read that they've now gone to a military grade aluminum frame instead of steel. Puliiam...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-26-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,904
Posted By woodman
There are several hitch options for short boxes. ...

There are several hitch options for short boxes. We chose the clean bed technology and preferred the full weight of the hitch over the C/L of my axle. I don't believe going aft of the center line is...
Forum: Repairs & Service 07-03-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By woodman
THOR Industries, Inc., which is the world's...

THOR Industries, Inc., which is the world's largest manufacturer of RVs, has several subsidiaries including Keystone, whose former CEO, is now with THOR. THOR reportedly had a revenue of $7.25...
Forum: Repairs & Service 07-02-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By woodman
1099 reimbursement

The Keystone cover letter is correct. The 1099 form is generated from Keystone as an expense document (paper trail), since the repair shop is not listed as one of their certified service centers....
Forum: Insurance 01-01-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,720
Posted By woodman
Have been with Allied insurance, a subsidiary of...

Have been with Allied insurance, a subsidiary of Nationwide, for 4 years without any claims, however; while driving on I-90 interstate, the pin on rear tandem axle broke holding the leaf spring. ...
Forum: Maintenance 11-16-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,110
Posted By woodman
Leaf springs

I was advised by a trailer mechanic that leaf springs on the Montana need to be replaced every two to three years based on age and mileage. The person who advised me of this was a roadside mechanic...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By woodman
You didn't mention which model PullRite you have....

You didn't mention which model PullRite you have. For my short box, I chose the 16K 4100 PullRite super-glide which weighs about 180#. The 20K 4400 weighs about 215#. For most Montana 5th wheels,...
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