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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-17-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,158
Posted By WaltBennett
I see none of you all ever mentioned how that...

I see none of you all ever mentioned how that coloring affects your inside temps. Yes, those colors do look great, but how many AC units do you need to have?



This is one of my personal rant...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-03-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By WaltBennett
Have used the Garmin for over six years and 50k...

Have used the Garmin for over six years and 50k miles. Only had it give me a bad route once when it wanted me to turn onto a two lane road that had a RR bridge clearance sign on it of 12' something...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-03-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By WaltBennett
Welcome to the world of cold weather RVing! ...

Welcome to the world of cold weather RVing! Sounds like you're experiencing the famous 'set back' problem. All thermostats have this feature where they don't cut on until their a certain number of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By WaltBennett
I've had 400 watts of Renogy panels but different...

I've had 400 watts of Renogy panels but different other parts (four Trojan T-105's, Morningstar controller and Triminic minitor) for five years now on our Monty and it's worked extremely well. Some...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By WaltBennett
I've used dogbones from 50 to 30 and even to...

I've used dogbones from 50 to 30 and even to 20/15 in all kinds of weather without any problem for over thirty years. Obviously you shouldn't leave any unsealed connection laying where water could...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By WaltBennett
DQDick's right - UNLESS you've serious flying...

DQDick's right - UNLESS you've serious flying insect or bat problems. They like to get into tiny little places and make homes. That's why I keep our AC on when parked in our driveway during most of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By WaltBennett
Just another example of going cheap. I'm amazed...

Just another example of going cheap. I'm amazed that they went this far though. I know mine are aluminum from when I mounted solar panels on the roof, but wood toothpicks??? Looks like not even 2"...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 09-15-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By WaltBennett
A caution on replacement male OR female plugs. ...

A caution on replacement male OR female plugs. Had to replace our anaconda's male one with a Camco (they're all pretty much made the same) around five years back, did it right and tightened the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-01-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,303
Posted By WaltBennett
Had this HF one...

Had this HF one https://www.harborfreight.com/4375-watt-max-starting-extra-long-life-gas-powered-generator-carb-63960.html until the 3500 came out. Worked flawlessly for about four years. At 72db...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-28-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By WaltBennett
OR just keep it simple. Put your genny in the...

OR just keep it simple. Put your genny in the front of your truck's bed and get a 30 amp extension cord from Walmart. 30 amps will run one AC just fine. We unhook and pull forward to get the genny...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-28-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,719
Posted By WaltBennett
We've used Walmarts extensively on our five cross...

We've used Walmarts extensively on our five cross country and three Canadian trips. Like already said, check AllStays or the Walmart website on which ones allow overnights. That's almost always due...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-17-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,562
Posted By WaltBennett
https://jc-refrigeration.com/

https://jc-refrigeration.com/
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-10-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,409
Posted By WaltBennett
Look at my past posts about installing my solar...

Look at my past posts about installing my solar system. I've been all over our electrical system and there's NOTHING ANYWHERE that uses or has 240v. Just because the anaconda is big and heavy...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-10-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,409
Posted By WaltBennett
You're right, you're 5er does NOT use 240v. Talk...

You're right, you're 5er does NOT use 240v. Talk to an electrician if you anyone doesn't believe me. Look at your appliances labels -you see anything says 240v?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-10-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,409
Posted By WaltBennett
This is what confuses MANY RVers. You've a 30...

This is what confuses MANY RVers. You've a 30 amp 5er, so while I'm sorry for what happened, you should have realized that wasn't a good idea. For 50 amp service 5ers, the 5er does NOT use 320...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 07-07-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,345
Posted By WaltBennett
WHY doesn't anyone seem to understand that, yes...

WHY doesn't anyone seem to understand that, yes the E or G rating is important, BUT check your DOT 'born on' date stamps and write them down! There are tons of information by all the tire...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-07-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By WaltBennett
I've 4 T-105 12v with 400 watts solar and a 3kw...

I've 4 T-105 12v with 400 watts solar and a 3kw inverter, BUT will still run the AC/propane refer on propane when not shore power. Think about it. To cool the inside of an ammonia based ref., heat...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-07-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By WaltBennett
We've a 2010 and the landing gear is electric,...

We've a 2010 and the landing gear is electric, not hydraulic. Your slides are hydraulic, but not the landing gear. Your thinking that your battery died is probably correct. If your unit is stock,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-07-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By WaltBennett
We've one of them and you're correct! HF (and...

We've one of them and you're correct! HF (and their China suppliers) have upped their quality game for some time.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-07-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By WaltBennett
Your problem is the grey/dark color of your unit....

Your problem is the grey/dark color of your unit. (Besides the minimal insulation Keystone and everyone puts in them). We've a single 15k AC 2010 3445RL Hickory and can easily run the one AC off...
Forum: Maintenance 07-07-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,677
Posted By WaltBennett
If you're parking your unit in the desert, you...

If you're parking your unit in the desert, you might think about a small swamp cooler - as long as you've water that is.
Forum: Long Timers 07-07-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By WaltBennett
While I really like your solution (used a lot of...

While I really like your solution (used a lot of PVC pipe for various stuff), I'm not certain I'd have room for it. Our Camco slinky is getting old and has a broken hinge that I've used a zip tie on...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 06-16-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By WaltBennett
First was an HF conventional and now an HF...

First was an HF conventional and now an HF inverter, both in the bed of the truck. I put in 400 watts solar and four T105 batteries, so we only have to use it for AC. I've got to disconnect and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-09-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By WaltBennett
Our '10 has one that is next to useless. Don't...

Our '10 has one that is next to useless. Don't even look at it, but it hasn't turned black.
Forum: Maintenance 06-02-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,834
Posted By WaltBennett
CoachNet all the way (since I turned 70 five...

CoachNet all the way (since I turned 70 five years back).
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