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Forum: Sitting around the Campfire Today, 10:28 AM
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Posted By twindman
how about Yuma or Lake Havasu or Kingman AZ? ...

how about Yuma or Lake Havasu or Kingman AZ? Not the biggest cities or nicest, perhaps, but 4 hours from the coast. Low income taxes and property taxes.

I don't know about Nevada - Vegas and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By twindman
My Mountaineer specs say pin weight is around...

My Mountaineer specs say pin weight is around 2050. However, actual weight is 2450 or so.
Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 10:27 PM
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Views: 42
Posted By twindman
Question 12V compressor on Monty batteries??

Thinking of getting a Vair 300. It has an 8 ft power cord and a 25 ft hose. I don't think it would reach from the truck to the tires. But it would reach from the house batteries. Will this drain...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 02-20-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By twindman
Max, you are the first person I have heard...

Max, you are the first person I have heard mention breaking of the skirts. The screw nearest the door kind of mounts over the top of the 6 inch thing around the edge of the slide. This is about 1/4...
Forum: Navigation 02-18-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By twindman
No toll roads except in Illinois, I think, and...

No toll roads except in Illinois, I think, and part of that you can kind of bypass on a different 4 or 6 lane highway.
Forum: Navigation 02-12-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By twindman
Oh, another thing in Utah. Be careful when...

Oh, another thing in Utah. Be careful when planning. The most direct road between Zion and Bryce costs to shut down the road for a bit and RVs drive thru the tunnels in the middle of the road, I...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 02-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By twindman
Joe from Texas, From what I hear, you can just...

Joe from Texas, From what I hear, you can just take out the screws on the female connection on the trailer and rotate it 90 degrees. Then the dogbone would work.
Forum: Navigation 02-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By twindman
While seeing Utah parks, drop down and see North...

While seeing Utah parks, drop down and see North Rim of Grand Canyon and Monument Valley (on border between Utah/AZ. Just a short side trip to see a top 3 or 4 National Park (G. Canyon).
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-10-2019, 10:32 PM
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Views: 342
Posted By twindman
My 2006 2500 chevy used to drop about 2 or 2 1/2...

My 2006 2500 chevy used to drop about 2 or 2 1/2 inches when hitched so I got airbags. My new one is a 2012 and it only dropped about 1/2 to 1 inch. so I am surprised yours drops 3 inches. Tho I...
Forum: Workamping 02-09-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By twindman
No. Most campgrounds are first come/first served...

No. Most campgrounds are first come/first served in the area. Coulter takes reservations. I am sure it is the only one that takes reservations AND has full hookups. Well, not quite sure - the...
Forum: Workamping 02-09-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By twindman
I tried the last 2 years for a reservation made...

I tried the last 2 years for a reservation made in January for July or August. No go! I may try this fall for 2020. I haven't stayed there for 10-12 years, but would kind of like to do it again. ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-09-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By twindman
I use Costco batteries and get 5-6 years. My...

I use Costco batteries and get 5-6 years. My current ones are from 2013 and still read 6.35 V (6 V battery) after sitting in storage for 2 months. I believe 6.35 is somewhere around 85-90%...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-09-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By twindman
I found an easier fix for the backflow valve. ...

I found an easier fix for the backflow valve. Mine came apart and has a little plastic ball inside that would stop the back flowing water. I just took the ball out!!! Wide open and no pipe/hose...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-03-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By twindman
Welcome. We have lived in Mesa for 33 years. ...

Welcome. We have lived in Mesa for 33 years. Retired in 2006 and take our Monty out for about 3 months in the summer to escape the heat. Also at retirement decided to see every National Park and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-03-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,557
Posted By twindman
Montana Man, how to you access the things hanging...

Montana Man, how to you access the things hanging on the side of the organizer (as in the first picture)? Do you have to crawl in to reach it?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-03-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,557
Posted By twindman
What is this word - 'organizer' - you speak of?:D...

What is this word - 'organizer' - you speak of?:D It is foreign to me!!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-03-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By twindman
I removed the trim on my main livingroom slide a...

I removed the trim on my main livingroom slide a few years back (the roof was sagging downward). If memory is right, I just pried it off gently and when done replaced it and puttied the nail holes...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-31-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By twindman
Our wells fargo Visa card is very good about...

Our wells fargo Visa card is very good about monitoring charges out of state. We have to now go in and list all the states we will be in on a trip.

I too have had about 4 cards replaced - two...
Forum: Campgrounds State, Provincial & Federal 01-31-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,105
Posted By twindman
My previous Monty was 34 feet long. I squeezed...

My previous Monty was 34 feet long. I squeezed into a spot at Yellowstone Fishing Bridge campground. To leave I had to pull forward into the forest (a small gap in trees) about 5 feet and go back...
Forum: RALLY CALENDAR 01-31-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,990
Posted By twindman
They have 4 or 5 guys come around (if you sign...

They have 4 or 5 guys come around (if you sign up) and see what problems you have. They gave me some extra removable shelves for the pantry. I think they may do some more serious stuff too even for...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 01-30-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By twindman
Somewhere I read that Grand Design has some...

Somewhere I read that Grand Design has some problems too. Forget exactly what tho.
Forum: Repairs & Service 01-27-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By twindman
I am thinking the plug is just for keeping the...

I am thinking the plug is just for keeping the batteries charged while stored (at home?). The owner probably just went in to the fuse panel and tapped in to the incoming lines. A simple, cheap but...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-27-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By twindman
It would be much cheaper I think to just buy a...

It would be much cheaper I think to just buy a 12V compressor. Or I had one that is a combo battery jumper/compressor/light that worked, all be it slowly. I actually burned it up because it would...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-26-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By twindman
I have also had the tank internal valve shut off...

I have also had the tank internal valve shut off by opening it too fast. I swapped it from side to side and finally turned it upside down and dropped it a couple of inches to jar it loose. No more...
Forum: On the Road Again 01-24-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By twindman
I think it is Fort Union - about 50 miles on I25...

I think it is Fort Union - about 50 miles on I25 north of Santa Fe. An interesting place if you like old western history.
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