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Forum: 2018 Annual North American Fall Rally 08-06-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,028
Posted By rmthelen
NAME:Richard Thelen VIN# D4701036 Site #? ...

NAME:Richard Thelen
VIN# D4701036
Site #?
Arrival Date:Sept 18
Cell:989-640-4488
Item #1: Black tank flush not working
Item #2:Grey tank valve difficult to operate
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-02-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By rmthelen
If this is a new unit, there are flow restriction...

If this is a new unit, there are flow restriction devices in the lines at the fittings that more than likely are plugged from foreign material in the lines. I have removed all of the flow restriction...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 08-02-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,090
Posted By rmthelen
Not familiar with the cheap heat system but it...

Not familiar with the cheap heat system but it looks like a resistance coil which are not the most efficient electric heating system. We use an Eden Pure infrared heater and it does a great job for...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-02-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By rmthelen
When turning the propane tanks on you need to do...

When turning the propane tanks on you need to do it slowly, if turned on too fast the safety valve will shut it off. Try turning off and back on slowly and your problem may be solved
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-17-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By rmthelen
Lakeshore sells quite a few units but has a...

Lakeshore sells quite a few units but has a terrible reputation for their service. I made the Lakeshore mistake in 2000, never again.
Forum: Navigation 07-17-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By rmthelen
Sounds great, never with an RV but several trips...

Sounds great, never with an RV but several trips with the motorcycle, awesome road.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-16-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By rmthelen
File the sharp edge on the recess that the handle...

File the sharp edge on the recess that the handle nests in and it will open with a hard push on the door.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-12-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By rmthelen
Try switching the breaker to the off position and...

Try switching the breaker to the off position and snap it back to the on position.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-07-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By rmthelen
Check to make sure the horizontal flap covers the...

Check to make sure the horizontal flap covers the vertical flap. These are the wipe flaps that are visible on the outside and sometimes need to be adjusted after opening the slides.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-07-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By rmthelen
Yes, tank is at the rear and should be one hose...

Yes, tank is at the rear and should be one hose to drain fresh water. The other two should be one red and one blue for hot and cold lines and they are your low point drains for draining the system...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-10-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,295
Posted By rmthelen
Correct....just noticed that he has a High...

Correct....just noticed that he has a High Country which is a different leveling system.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,295
Posted By rmthelen
We have been considering moving up to a new one...

We have been considering moving up to a new one from our 2013 model year but after reading about your level up problems, I am now leaning to cancelling the update. Our level up works flawlessly...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-08-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By rmthelen
Amazon has 100 feet of the screw cover strip for...

Amazon has 100 feet of the screw cover strip for less than $20, just replace with new.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-07-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By rmthelen
Suggest you try towing without the full tank of...

Suggest you try towing without the full tank of water, normally a sway condition is created by too little pin weight and the fresh water tank is probably at the rear of your unit.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-03-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By rmthelen
We have a 3100 (same model) and have NEVER had...

We have a 3100 (same model) and have NEVER had clothes fall off the rod, only difference I am aware of is the 18 has a different suspension and pin box. You may not have enough pin weight causing...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-03-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By rmthelen
Take a look at these, had a similar set and they...

Take a look at these, had a similar set and they work great! Sold them when we got a unit with 6 level up legs. Highly recommend.

http://www.buyhewitt.com/camper-statbilizers/#reviews
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-02-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,861
Posted By rmthelen
Talking Suggest you have a father/daughter chat with her...

Suggest you have a father/daughter chat with her and caution her about her sleeping while driving.....:socool:
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-22-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By rmthelen
The battery disconnect should not have any effect...

The battery disconnect should not have any effect on shore power voltage. Check to see if you have voltage through the power cord......then at the breaker. I can't imagine that it would be anything...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-15-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By rmthelen
Could be breaker, make sure you are getting...

Could be breaker, make sure you are getting voltage to the breaker.......may also be coach wiring between your cord and breaker. Also, another possibility is a bad input plug or connection. Good luck.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By rmthelen
At the risk of asking a dumb question, do you...

At the risk of asking a dumb question, do you have propane at any other location such as stove?
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-04-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By rmthelen
It is common for one area of your RV to be level...

It is common for one area of your RV to be level and another not, this is a characteristic of an RV. You will need to prioritize what you want level and the rest of the unit will have to follow. Once...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-29-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By rmthelen
Sorry Phil, it is tragic that your friend was...

Sorry Phil, it is tragic that your friend was killed because of someone using the wrong fitting.
This forum continues to amaze me when I see a posting such as this....there are so many knowledgeable...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 04-29-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By rmthelen
I haven't had the window sticking problem but...

I haven't had the window sticking problem but many of us use Aerospace 303 on the slide seals and other rubber seals with great results. It is a very good product and should resolve the sticky seal...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 04-28-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By rmthelen
Good point, the kinked hose with the slide in is...

Good point, the kinked hose with the slide in is a common problem
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-15-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,064
Posted By rmthelen
Is this the comparison you are referring to? ...

Is this the comparison you are referring to?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GxztJit22A
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