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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 08:28 PM
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Posted By rohrmann
Before you purchase those larger cylinders, find...

Before you purchase those larger cylinders, find someone who has them and make sure you can handle the extra weight of a full one, and can maneuver them into the compartments. Also, that is even...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-11-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By rohrmann
The furnace worked after disconnecting and...

The furnace worked after disconnecting and reconnecting the cylinders because the valves were opened too fast and set the excess flow restrictor valves inside the plastic nuts at the ends of the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-11-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By rohrmann
Itís possible that you have a bad electrode and...

Itís possible that you have a bad electrode and itís shorting out. If you are checking voltage across the two terminals at the exposed electrode connections and are getting anything else but 120...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-10-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By rohrmann
Might just need to get some new parts and make it...

Might just need to get some new parts and make it work as it was designed. http://www.winegard.com/sensar/sensar-parts
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-10-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By rohrmann
They are placed there to drive owners crazy...

They are placed there to drive owners crazy trying to get them to work. A neighbor at the park we are in now has a new SOB with them, and they weren't working. He was told the front cap would have...
Forum: Maintenance 12-10-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By rohrmann
It's not just the bolts but also the heavier...

It's not just the bolts but also the heavier shackles that link the springs to the frame and other suspension components. http://www.morryde.com/products/70-heavy-duty-shackle-upgrade-kit


And...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 12-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By rohrmann
The problem is the check valve on the back of the...

The problem is the check valve on the back of the water heater in the hot water outlet has failed. They are usually a brass nipple with the check valve assembly built into it, and it should be 1/2"...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-10-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By rohrmann
I recently ordered extra keys for the new door...

I recently ordered extra keys for the new door latch/lock that I installed after the original one failed. The original lock was Fastec and the new one is Trimark. They have keys for all of them, so...
Forum: Repairs & Service 12-09-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By rohrmann
That's why I installed vent covers, so we could...

That's why I installed vent covers, so we could maintain ventilation even during rain storms. Had the Fantastic fan shut down once during rain, and was surprised when it did but remembered it had...
Forum: Maintenance 12-09-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By rohrmann
The cheap fixed regulators are too restrictive of...

The cheap fixed regulators are too restrictive of water volume even though they may keep pressure regulated. That's why the pricier adjustable regulators are so much better, because they maintain...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-09-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By rohrmann
Regardless whether the trailer is still in...

Regardless whether the trailer is still in Keystone warranty or not, it would have been easier to have the dealer just contact Norcold directly to get things started. Keystone may still have to pick...
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 12-08-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By rohrmann
What year Montana do you have? Only install a...

What year Montana do you have? Only install a larger breaker if the wiring from the battery to the hydraulic pump is #4 copper, which is what is used on the newer rigs. Not sure what wire size was...
Forum: Maintenance 12-06-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By rohrmann
Supposedly, since at least 2018, the Montana's...

Supposedly, since at least 2018, the Montana's are coming with color coded and numbered wiring which is supposed to make troubleshooting easier. Page #8 of this brochure-...
Forum: North America MOC / Western Region 12-06-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,648
Posted By rohrmann
It's on the other Quartzsite thread, under...

It's on the other Quartzsite thread, under Directions. http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75497
Forum: Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping 12-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By rohrmann
About five years ago we were assisting family...

About five years ago we were assisting family with medical issues, north of Kansas City, MO, and left there right about now in December. Temperatures were finally warmed up to the lower teens when...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-05-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By rohrmann
It could be that the bolt was just defective. ...

It could be that the bolt was just defective. The rig is really too new to believe it was metal fatigue. Not sure where these bolts and the rest of the hardware is made, but if the bearings are...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 12-05-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By rohrmann
According to Dexter, the torque for the nuts on...

According to Dexter, the torque for the nuts on the shackle bolts is 50 ft lbs, not 80 ft lbs. Page #67, and the specs for Shoulder Type Shackle Bolt with 7/16" threads. ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-05-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By rohrmann
Hmm... that's not what our dealer told us. ...

Hmm... that's not what our dealer told us.



NEVER believe your dealer or salesman! The heat pump only circulates air within the living space of the rig, so it will not move warmed air into...
Forum: Maintenance 12-04-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By rohrmann
I think our regulator came preset at about 50...

I think our regulator came preset at about 50 psi, which works well.
Forum: Maintenance 12-01-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By rohrmann
I had noticed the same thing when I still used...

I had noticed the same thing when I still used the cheap pressure regulators that are mostly just flow restrictors. I was noticing that the cone shaped screen installed in the inlet side of the...
Forum: On the Road Again 11-30-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By rohrmann
Bring plenty of fire extinguishers:eek:

Bring plenty of fire extinguishers:eek:
Forum: Maintenance 11-30-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By rohrmann
This is strange. We also got the same...

This is strange. We also got the same presentation at the 2014 rally with the CRC lube. At that time, their manual stated to use silicone spray when the jacks are extended for long periods of time....
Forum: Maintenance 11-30-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By rohrmann
If the water pump check valve was bad, he would...

If the water pump check valve was bad, he would be pushing water backwards into the fresh tank which would fill to overflowing from the vent. This would not cause low pressure inside the trailer...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-30-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By rohrmann
On our rig, there are inside junction boxes in...

On our rig, there are inside junction boxes in the slides, covered with carpet and attached with a few screws. I've never had a need to expose them, but we have no external boxes under the slides,...
Forum: Maintenance 11-30-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By rohrmann
You might want to get into the area behind the...

You might want to get into the area behind the convenience center, if your rig has one, and check to see if one of the PEX lines hasn't folded causing a restriction in water flow. This is a photo of...
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