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Forum: Navigation 09-11-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Ed C
US 34 From Estes to Granby

Planning a trip in 2021, and was wondering about any experiences with large 5vers on US 34, heading east/south on US 34 from Estes to Granby, through Rocky Mountain National Park. Is it do-able? ...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 07-07-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,074
Posted By Ed C
Don't forget a set of allen wrenches. On a trip...

Don't forget a set of allen wrenches. On a trip from California to Alaska, I pulled into St. Regis, Montana, and my plate on the Anderson hitch receiver was loose. I did not have allens to tighten...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-06-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,204
Posted By Ed C
This is from the Anderson website: "Do I have...

This is from the Anderson website:
"Do I have to have safety chains for my Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection?

This is kind of a grey area. We were tested as a fifth wheel hitch and are approved as...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-06-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,204
Posted By Ed C
I used to have an F250, and purchased a 2019...

I used to have an F250, and purchased a 2019 Montana 3700LK. Wow, I now exceeded the payload rating by 2600 lbs, in addition to the GCVWR, Rear Axle rating, tire ratings, etc. So, I had to buy a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-06-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,204
Posted By Ed C
Please let me know where I can find this info. I...

Please let me know where I can find this info. I was of the understanding tha California did NOT require chains.

Thanks!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-01-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,660
Posted By Ed C
Nope. My golf clubs go in the closet that was...

Nope. My golf clubs go in the closet that was designated for washer/dryer. They shall not be relegated to the basement! (LOL)
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-28-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ed C
It's all about the tire and axle weight ratings,...

It's all about the tire and axle weight ratings, along with payload and GCVWR ratings. Not about rubber on the road....
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-28-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ed C
I purchased a 2019 Montana 3700LK last October. ...

I purchased a 2019 Montana 3700LK last October. Had a F250 with airbags to tow it with. It towed just fine, but.... I thought I did my homework, but did not use the door sticker payload rating. ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-14-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
Posted By Ed C
I fell into the same trap. I did buy a Montana...

I fell into the same trap. I did buy a Montana too large for my F250. F250 pulled it just fine, after air bags were installed, but I was still over weight for payload, rear axle, GCVWR, etc. I...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-17-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,892
Posted By Ed C
I had to purchase a 1 ton dually to safely tow my...

I had to purchase a 1 ton dually to safely tow my 3700LK. Just took delivery of it on Friday. I learned from one of my posts back in October that I could pull my 3700 just fine with my F250, but it...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-13-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By Ed C
Welcome, from Georgetown, CA. Dianne and I have...

Welcome, from Georgetown, CA. Dianne and I have a 3700LK, 20th Anniversary Edition. One weekend shakedown cruise, and a two week trip to Palm Springs over New Years holiday. Everything works...
Forum: Repairs & Service 02-24-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,029
Posted By Ed C
I had this happen on a previous 5th wheel, not a...

I had this happen on a previous 5th wheel, not a Montana, and when it was fairly new. Turns out the problem was dust and dirt in the exterior compartment. Once vacuumed and blown out with...
Forum: Navigation 01-18-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By Ed C
Returning From Alaska

Just a general question: We will be on an RV Caravan to Alaska from June through August. The Caravan ends in Telkwa, BC, on highway 16. On the return trip, I have planned to continue south on...
Forum: On the Road Again 01-10-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ed C
If you are going from New England to DC, DO NOT...

If you are going from New England to DC, DO NOT skip Gettysburg! I highly recommend a bus tour, as this is the only way to see the park. The guides are thoroughly trained, and compete for these...
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-24-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Ed C
I have had very poor experience with DirectTV, so...

I have had very poor experience with DirectTV, so I recommend going with Dish. Dish has better support for mobile units (RVs), and supports HD, whereas DirectTV does not support HD. DirectTV could...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-13-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By Ed C
I received one, but need a ladder to install and...

I received one, but need a ladder to install and remove.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-09-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ed C
I know this is an old post, but I have a similar...

I know this is an old post, but I have a similar situation - and would like to legally upgrade my F-250's payload to that of an F-350. May I ask how you did that? I am searching, but can't yet...
Forum: The Campsite 12-09-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,266
Posted By Ed C
Wow, that could be truly obnoxious toxic smoke! ...

Wow, that could be truly obnoxious toxic smoke! I can agree with the oil-soaked rags, but foam - not so much!
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-02-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By Ed C
I had a lot of chucking when taking my new Monty...

I had a lot of chucking when taking my new Monty off the lot, and towing it home. Never experienced that before. (I called it "surging."} Installed airbags, inflated to 70 lbs, and the symptom...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-02-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,983
Posted By Ed C
Gentlemen, I have been humbled. Everyone who...

Gentlemen, I have been humbled. Everyone who chimed in on the weight issue is absolutely correct - too much trailer for the truck. I mentioned I double checked, but I should have triple checked. ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-28-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,382
Posted By Ed C
Cold Weather Camping

We don't routinely camp when it is cold, but when we do....

Of course these are from 1992, in a previous rig. We are not quite as adventuresome these days! 2nd photo is our tow vehicle!

2750...
Forum: Campgrounds State, Provincial & Federal 11-25-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,704
Posted By Ed C
I second the recommendation by Twindman to visit...

I second the recommendation by Twindman to visit Monument Valley. We did that on our first RV trip post-retirement, almost three years ago. I had not heard of it until my father recommended it. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-25-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,983
Posted By Ed C
Weight Issue

Thank you, Beeje. I checked and re-checked the Ford towing specs for this F-250, and it seems like this trailer is within the towing specs (although just barely). Should I be looking at something...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-18-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,983
Posted By Ed C
Maiden Voyage Tow Issue

Took our 2019 3700LK out for a maiden voyage for a couple nights outside of Truckee, CA. Yes, it was cold! On our off day, took the F250 into town for a day of strolling and eating in downtown...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-18-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By Ed C
That seems like a lot of electricity! I can see...

That seems like a lot of electricity! I can see the $$$ adding up quick!
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