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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 09:26 AM
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Posted By dieselguy
26 right now in Branson ... we did miss the snow...

26 right now in Branson ... we did miss the snow and didn't have much more than drizzle 2 days ago unlike Springfield.
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-12-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,608
Posted By dieselguy
I believe you got some bad ideas about your...

I believe you got some bad ideas about your regulator valve. I doubt if you'll get any propane unless your lever is pointed to either one of your tanks. If you put the lever in the middle ... look...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-11-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By dieselguy
I go for months at a time during the summer...

I go for months at a time during the summer either plugged in at home or at a campground with no need to add water. The newer 3 stage converters don't try to cook the batteries near like the old...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-10-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By dieselguy
I too would go with the magnesium even if they...

I too would go with the magnesium even if they cost more. They just seem to do a better job of what they are designed for.
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,280
Posted By dieselguy
Previous reply ... "This is the reason we have...

Previous reply ... "This is the reason we have road service membership. Let them deal with it." I never was one who could just sit for a couple of hours waiting on some guy in a service truck to...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-05-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By dieselguy
Nice job ... did you have any issue with the...

Nice job ... did you have any issue with the hitch being low to the ground?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-05-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By dieselguy
I can't help you with rack ideas, but here's what...

I can't help you with rack ideas, but here's what I did on a brand "X" product that had a sewer tube for the rear bumper. I cut about a foot from the sewer tube enough to fit the hitch I made and...
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-04-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,280
Posted By dieselguy
Use whatever method you're at ease with. I typed...

Use whatever method you're at ease with. I typed this reply sometime in 2015 and it still holds true in this thread.
"This has been cussed and discussed at length several times over the years....
Forum: Maintenance 10-29-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By dieselguy
Bill ... I've never used the EZ Lube because I've...

Bill ... I've never used the EZ Lube because I've worked on more than enough greased up brake drums to not want to risk hooking up a grease gun to the zerk on the end of the axle. I think that...
Forum: Maintenance 10-28-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By dieselguy
Sorry EZ Lube testimonial people, but if I had a...

Sorry EZ Lube testimonial people, but if I had a dollar for ever greased up brake drum caused in some way by the EZ Lube invention that I, my son, or another RV tech I know has witnessed … I could...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 10-25-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By dieselguy
I beg to differ on the cold inflation pressure as...

I beg to differ on the cold inflation pressure as it is a max pressure to max load. Use a load chart for the tire and sometimes you'll find that max rough riding pressure isn't needed. You will need...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-25-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By dieselguy
The wimpy so called "hitch" that comes on our...

The wimpy so called "hitch" that comes on our fivers is hard pressed to hold a small ice chest. If you look at it, you'll see there is nothing there to work with including what the hitch attaches to...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-22-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By dieselguy
Dave W ... Suburban HWH have steel tanks and need...

Dave W ... Suburban HWH have steel tanks and need the anode, thus the larger wrench size. Atwood HWH have aluminum tanks and don't need the anode rode, thus the smaller drain plug. It depends on the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By dieselguy
I've used the air method for several years...

I've used the air method for several years supplemented by antifreeze in all the P Traps. If you run the air long enough on each faucet's hot and cold line as well as the stool, you'll not have any...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By dieselguy
What Scott said ... make sure water pump is off...

What Scott said ... make sure water pump is off or city water is shut off ... let cool a bit ... relieve the pressure by flipping the relief valve handle on the HWH ... stand to one side when...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By dieselguy
I know you specified no rope lights, but I...

I know you specified no rope lights, but I permanently attached two 18' strings of blue rope lights under each frame rail and added a switched receptacle inside the belly to plug them in and be out...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-18-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By dieselguy
Under the rear of your fiver is a drain line...

Under the rear of your fiver is a drain line coming from the bottom of your fresh water tank. Just remove the end cap and let it drain unless your model has a manual valve on the hose end.
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 10-17-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By dieselguy
This post is meant to be humorous in a fashion...

This post is meant to be humorous in a fashion ... here in the plains states you'll see all kinds of wild setups this time of year headed to Texas for the winter. This just seemed worthy of a photo.
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 10-17-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By dieselguy
How to full time and not kill each other

I applaud those of you who can full time together. Until I saw this tonight, I could see no way we could ever consider being cooped up in an 8' by 40' living space and survive one another. This guy...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-15-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,672
Posted By dieselguy
There are lots of what I call "recreational...

There are lots of what I call "recreational campers" that never come close to max weight, so we seldom hit the scales once we weigh in the first time.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-15-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By dieselguy
The bottom 2 corners of the bedroom slide were...

The bottom 2 corners of the bedroom slide were prone to cracking the filon siding. Somewhere between 2005 and 2010, Keystone started putting an expansion joint near the lower front corner to reduce...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-14-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By dieselguy
Are you the original owner? If so did a dealer...

Are you the original owner? If so did a dealer add that U channel on some recall? I'd think I'd be talking to the dealer if that is the case. If you are a second owner ... you're kinda stuck in this...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 10-12-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By dieselguy
I trust my abilities … that $100 would cover...

I trust my abilities … that $100 would cover better than 7 years of winterizing by my own hand. However … that's your price of peace of mind and I understand.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-02-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,963
Posted By dieselguy
OK Ö I get it now. Your "wings" are the same as...

OK Ö I get it now. Your "wings" are the same as my "molded step" I mentioned in my earlier reply. When the tanks fill, the weight bows the bottom down without the straps and effectively narrows the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-02-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,963
Posted By dieselguy
leemedic … in reference to your dealers statement...

leemedic … in reference to your dealers statement that there were no straps … just what was holding the tanks above the belly chloroplast? That stuff will hardly hold a twelve pack of bottled water.
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