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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-14-2019, 03:08 PM
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Posted By PNW Fireguy
Add us to the list of satisfied...

Add us to the list of satisfied RVEaterFilterStore owners.
Forum: Boon-docking 11-06-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By PNW Fireguy
700 AH of LiFePO4, 1200 watts of solar, a 96A...

700 AH of LiFePO4, 1200 watts of solar, a 96A solar charger and a 3000 watt hybrid inverter. So we can just about run anything we want except two AC units. We have to start our 6.5kw Onan if we want...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-28-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,392
Posted By PNW Fireguy
I would honestly go the IS route. The price you...

I would honestly go the IS route. The price you mentioned in your earlier post is for both IS and disc brakes. Both are a worthwhile investment and contribute significantly to your safety.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-26-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By PNW Fireguy
As you know SC will build whatever you want if...

As you know SC will build whatever you want if you pay. I am sure they can build a 35 footer that can be towed with a pickup. However with what it appears you want to do I don't think you are going...
Forum: North America MOC / Western Region 10-26-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Columbia Sun is a nice RV park, very clean and...

Columbia Sun is a nice RV park, very clean and well maintained. It is in the heart of eastern WA wine county and if that is your thing I can't imagine being disappointed. Don't know about their...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-26-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Spacecraft should be able to do just about...

Spacecraft should be able to do just about anything you can think of. NH might be able to but the toy hauler is not their wheelhouse even though they have a couple of floorplans. As you are probably...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-26-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By PNW Fireguy
The 550 is more like the entry level MDT. The...

The 550 is more like the entry level MDT. The internationals and smaller freight liners are probably the king of the hills of MDT.

Not sure how much I can pack in the trunk yet as the Spyder is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-25-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By PNW Fireguy
While all vehicles require maintenance and...

While all vehicles require maintenance and repairs my research does not coincide with the opinions expressed in your post. I am finding that on almost all maintenance items an owner is paying 20-30%...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-25-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By PNW Fireguy
MDT = medium duty truck HDT=heavy duty truck ...

MDT = medium duty truck
HDT=heavy duty truck

F550 falls in the MDat category
HDT custom beds can be designed to carry smart cars or atv’s. RVH Lifestyles I Kansas has designed and built a custom...
Forum: Let Us Entertain You 10-25-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By PNW Fireguy
That takes up more room than the coil of 50í of...

That takes up more room than the coil of 50í of rg-6 for me.
Forum: Let Us Entertain You 10-24-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,384
Posted By PNW Fireguy
You can. The meter is just easier. It’s not as...

You can. The meter is just easier. It’s not as complicated as it looks but it is what it is. Good luck.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-24-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By PNW Fireguy
The stock will work but it will not fully charge...

The stock will work but it will not fully charge the batteries which may actually be ok since unlike lead acid they donít require full charging to be happy. Also be cautious if you expand your...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-23-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Tesla batteries are not what we are talking about...

Tesla batteries are not what we are talking about here. Different chemistry.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By PNW Fireguy
While I am not a fan of extending the RV power...

While I am not a fan of extending the RV power cord if I had to I probably tape the ends of a large storage plastic bag over the connection in bad weather.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-23-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Are you referring to boost mode?

Are you referring to boost mode?
Forum: Let Us Entertain You 10-23-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,384
Posted By PNW Fireguy
I would highly recommend trying to find a...

I would highly recommend trying to find a Satellite Buddy meter used. It will make your setup soooo much easier. I found mine on eBay for $50. They range anywhere up to 4 or 5 hundred used. if you...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-23-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Another point to take note of here in this thread...

Another point to take note of here in this thread is that if we only compare AH capacities we may be missing some other significant advantages to lithium over lead acid/AGM batteries. For instance...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-23-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Donít know about that one. The thing to remember...

Donít know about that one. The thing to remember is that there a different lithium chemistries. The airplane thermal runaway issues were due to a much more unstable chemistry. The Tesla vehicles use...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-23-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Those particular batteries are lithium iron...

Those particular batteries are lithium iron phosphate chemistry and as such relatively safe and not susceptible to things like thermal runaway.
The first thing you should do is find out the...
Forum: Let Us Entertain You 10-22-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,384
Posted By PNW Fireguy
One of the common issues is that the 119 sat is...

One of the common issues is that the 119 sat is not on the center LNB. This means one or two of the remaining days are not tuned. The receiver will eventually indicate this post test switch. I never...
Forum: Let Us Entertain You 10-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,384
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Most likely means you are not on the satellites.

Most likely means you are not on the satellites.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-22-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By PNW Fireguy
RV water filter store dot com

RV water filter store dot com
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-21-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By PNW Fireguy
If your Dish antenna is struck by lightning no...

If your Dish antenna is struck by lightning no amount of grounding in the world is going to save it. That would include lightning arresting gear.

I did not see any reference to grounding the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By PNW Fireguy
The furnace and blower are a good load. The added...

The furnace and blower are a good load. The added batteries are probably what you need but then it will expose the need for more solar wattage or having to run your generator more. The fall/winter...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By PNW Fireguy
With loads you note running there is a fair draw...

With loads you note running there is a fair draw on your battery bank. I did not see in your post the battery capacity. I am going to assume that based upon your solar kit the bank is modest in...
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