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Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Dave W
Makes you wonder what Dexter is really doing....

Makes you wonder what Dexter is really doing. Almost sounds like the only sure way to tell is by the part number on the axle tube and a call to Dexter/Al-KO/Lippert and see if they know (all are LCI...
Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Dave W
Are those the bearing nubers that came out or are...

Are those the bearing nubers that came out or are the what were supplied. The 25580 is 5200-6000 axle as is the #42 spindle design and the 12x2 brakes. !4125 bearings also aree used on the 6K axle....
Forum: Additions & Improvements 09-16-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Dave W
The easy one - is the rotor fully seated. That...

The easy one - is the rotor fully seated. That is, the bearungs fully on the land. The seal may be dragging heavily and not slipping up on yje land. A very thin film of grae on the seal lip may ease...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-14-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Dave W
An a/c leak - tighten it down. The installation...

An a/c leak - tighten it down. The installation booklet says 40 in lds on the 4 bolts. That is NOT sufficient on a rounded roof nor will it compress the gasket the recommended (approximate) 50%. If...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 09-07-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Dave W
There shouldn't be any steel touching the...

There shouldn't be any steel touching the aluminum wheel if the valve stem is installed correctly. But when you have to figure that putting these together, it isn't a high skill job and that's where...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 09-07-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Dave W
Fantastic. I was surprised that while watching...

Fantastic.
I was surprised that while watching that video that I've experienced probably 80-90 percent of what he showed in my many years of travel, both for work or vacation. I've even seen him in...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 09-06-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,731
Posted By Dave W
I'm not a lover of all rubber lines but ended up...

I'm not a lover of all rubber lines but ended up with several so --- gotta say that they work just fine. I have a rubber hose at the actuator through the battery compartment floor, another at the...
Forum: Repairs & Service 09-05-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By Dave W
Also, regular Rancho HDs, not the junk Ford uses,...

Also, regular Rancho HDs, not the junk Ford uses, have a good following on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts site. Like I said above, am using KYB and at about 50K, they are still working well.
Forum: Repairs & Service 09-05-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By Dave W
Bilstein 5100s on Amazon are about 70 bucks each....

Bilstein 5100s on Amazon are about 70 bucks each. Locally, labor at an independent garage on pickups is $125/hour



These Bilsteins are great shocks but be advised that they can be pretty harsh...
Forum: Maintenance 09-04-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Dave W
I used the Poliglow on an '06 Glendale Titanium....

I used the Poliglow on an '06 Glendale Titanium. Their surface prep was useless for my needs as the previous owner (3 years) had never polished and quite possibly never washed the 5er. The sides...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 09-03-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By Dave W
Since ours also has a 1210, and is working just...

Since ours also has a 1210, and is working just fine to date with that baffle, haven't installed my two supplementary 120 mm fans as yet. That assembly will be installed in the next couple weeks...
Forum: Repairs & Service 08-24-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,216
Posted By Dave W
OK, did a bit more rooting around: ~...

OK, did a bit more rooting around:


~ Valterra fits Valterra

~ Valterra Bladex[ fits " Blade*x, Valterra, Bristol and Anonda valves


...and with that, will plan another under the 5er...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-24-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,535
Posted By Dave W
I looked at those 3 videos at least a year back...

I looked at those 3 videos at least a year back and my only comment then was that not all things are equal in a Made-For-You Tube by someone with no actual credibility or real calibrated test...
Forum: Repairs & Service 08-22-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,216
Posted By Dave W
Elderly thead but ... I have recently...

Elderly thead but ...


I have recently been told that yes, you can replace a Bristol with a Valterra waste valve but then was just told that the flanges were different.



Are these valves...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-21-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,485
Posted By Dave W
Our average for the past 9 years was about 85....

Our average for the past 9 years was about 85. This year will be in the 50 nights range as my DW has had some innard problems that will keep us from any lengthy trips. Her problems are clearing up,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-21-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,091
Posted By Dave W
If you really feel that mirror is needed, a...

If you really feel that mirror is needed, a measurement, a quick trip to any glass seller, a bit of contact cement, 3M hook and loop (not Velcro) or a good water proof glue and a very few bucks later...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-20-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By Dave W
I have never blown out that flusher line on the...

I have never blown out that flusher line on the last 3 RVs we have owned - and since it only gets to around -15 here, must just be lucky:D
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-20-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By Dave W
I found a 1/2" male one end, 1/2" female plastic...

I found a 1/2" male one end, 1/2" female plastic (PVC) swing or street ell in the irrigation section at Lowe's. Added a 1/2" close pile nipple and had a replacement for the OEM supplied trap that...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-20-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,091
Posted By Dave W
Trekwood...

Trekwood (https://www.trekwood.com/parts-search.php?model=Montana&year=2018&category=Front+%2F+Rear+Caps&subcategory=Cap&search-keywords=mirror) lists some. I didn't go through their 'selection' but...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-20-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,365
Posted By Dave W
Do you have a source for them. Lots of us could...

Do you have a source for them. Lots of us could benefit. I for sure could have saved a few bucks but never found anything like that in my searce a couple years back so bought new,
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-18-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,535
Posted By Dave W
I guess after driving an F350 with a 6.8 V10 and...

I guess after driving an F350 with a 6.8 V10 and hauling a similar sized 5err as we have now, 2x the mpg hauling or empty with the 6.7 diesel makes me feel real good --- except 2-3 years back when...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-16-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,060
Posted By Dave W
. s Most of these valve are hidden under the...

. s
Most of these valve are hidden under the belly Coroplast cover.Our black an bath are reasonably easy while the galley would be a bear ithout slash and remove an access hole
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-16-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,060
Posted By Dave W
After going through a session this spring of...

After going through a session this spring of valve blades being stuck in the seal, am hesitant to use an electric operated type. The tank valves are not an easily accessed item if one were to fail on...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 08-16-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dave W
U-bolts!! Check them for proper torquing. Ours...

U-bolts!! Check them for proper torquing. Ours were virtually finger tight, probably less then 10 pounds clamping force vs spec of 60 for1/2" (90# on 9/16") u-bolts. The spring center bolt is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-16-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,933
Posted By Dave W
Good grief!! Just read the owner's manual and...

Good grief!! Just read the owner's manual and follow that as your guideline. Manuafacturer's IBs are always conservative but they do know their powerplants.
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