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Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 03-13-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Montana_381
No, you'll need a transformer to change from 75...

No, you'll need a transformer to change from 75 Ohm [coax] to 300 Ohm [twin-lead] impedance.

RG6 has far lower loss than the RG59 but, as you say, it's fatter, stiffer, and harder to pull through...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-06-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Montana_381
Cell phone [both data cable & modem], landline...

Cell phone [both data cable & modem], landline phone, WiFi & Ethernet @ Flying-J, all of the above.

Normally, we have a desktop + a laptop sharing one connection via LAN.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-04-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 838
Posted By Montana_381
Of course, there ARE those who'd prefer to avoid...

Of course, there ARE those who'd prefer to avoid using pickups altogether. :)

For them, the http://www.hitch-buddy.com people have the answer!:D

With this unit, the pin weight becomes a...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 12-25-2004, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Montana_381
I'm jealous! 60 mi. NW of you (Wharton) we...

I'm jealous!

60 mi. NW of you (Wharton) we only got about 6".
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-02-2004, 01:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,558
Posted By Montana_381
Because of the volume being delivered "Up North"...

Because of the volume being delivered "Up North" to heat buildings and the fact that most of what's being offered for sale NOW was actually produced during the late Spring to early Fall.

Gasoline...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 11-25-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By Montana_381
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! May all...

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

May all your travels be safe ones.
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 11-23-2004, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By Montana_381
As you can see, Trukdoc, there are a lot of us...

As you can see, Trukdoc, there are a lot of us using our cell phones to Surf the Net.

One additional connectivity is through a cellular modem. These are manufactured by a number of companies...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-23-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By Montana_381
That's what we noticed, too, Steve. Of...

That's what we noticed, too, Steve.

Of course, it presupposes that the ca$h is there to get the diesel in the first place. :)

With that factor in mind, the "Time-to-break-even" factor that's...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-21-2004, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By Montana_381
We have the Splendide 2000S in our unit (came...

We have the Splendide 2000S in our unit (came with it) and absolutely love it.

It does a fantastic job of getting clothes clean on a tablespoon of Tide and 12 gallons of water per load.

When we...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-21-2004, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By Montana_381
The surest way to test the "Resale Theory" is to...

The surest way to test the "Resale Theory" is to go to kbb.com, nada.com, or edmunds.com and "price" 2 trucks - 1 with a big gasser and 1 with a diesel - with the approximate age and mileage that...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-16-2004, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Montana_381
The odor may be the result of the chemical...

The odor may be the result of the chemical interaction of the minerals in the water with the anode rod or may simply be the result of the release of disolved gasses.

Check with a local plumber and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-11-2004, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By Montana_381
Just in case someone hadn't noticed it, there's a...

Just in case someone hadn't noticed it, there's a giant difference between the Jake Brake used on OTR Diesels and the exhaust brakes used on Diesel Pickups:

The OTR Jake works by changing the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-11-2004, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By Montana_381
Ken - why would you need to buy another hitch...

Ken - why would you need to buy another hitch when changing trucks? Why not simply put a new set of rails in the new truck and continue using the hitch you've already paid for?

BTW, if you'd like...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-08-2004, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Montana_381
There's one that's owned by a couple that lives...

There's one that's owned by a couple that lives about 6 blocks from our house - they keep it there. [8D][8D]
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-02-2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Montana_381
Same Story Second Verse on the EasyRider. ...

Same Story Second Verse on the EasyRider.

This is one product that outperforms its "hype".

They even have a Money-Back guarantee on it. (When I last talked with them they'd never had to take...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-28-2004, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By Montana_381
There are 3 aftermarket brake controllers that...

There are 3 aftermarket brake controllers that are far superior to anything else on the market:

Tekonsha Prodigy [Inertia Sensor]
Jordan Ultima [Mechanical Connection]
BrakeSmart ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-24-2004, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,049
Posted By Montana_381
One other thing: If the road surface permits, use...

One other thing: If the road surface permits, use 4-LO when backing.

This will reduce overheating, let you go slower, and give you much more control.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-23-2004, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Montana_381
With the 48RE automatic, hard accelleration will...

With the 48RE automatic, hard accelleration will yield a shifting of 1 - 2 - 3 (TC unlocked) - 3 (TC lockup) - 4 [OD] (TC unlocked) - 4 [OD] (TC lockup).

Yes, there'll actually be 5 shifts for a...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 10-23-2004, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Montana_381
Something for Part-Timers to worry about

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6307190/?GT1=5472

This is at least 1 advantage to full-timing. [^]
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2004, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Montana_381
Try turning the pump on while the taps are open.

Try turning the pump on while the taps are open.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-14-2004, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Montana_381
Transducer = Pressure Sensor/Sending Unit

Transducer = Pressure Sensor/Sending Unit
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 10-09-2004, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Montana_381
Have fun! We'll be headed out fairly soon,...

Have fun!

We'll be headed out fairly soon, ourselves, and going through the El Paso area on our way to see kin in the PRK.

Instead of Lake Buchannan, we'll be headed for Laredo, Del Rio, and...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-09-2004, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Montana_381
When ours was shot out by a vandal our local...

When ours was shot out by a vandal our local glass man (40 years in the business) replaced the broken pane in about a half hour.

He did, however, have to order the glass - that took a couple of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-06-2004, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 529
Posted By Montana_381
We have the Splendide 2000S (the vented one) and...

We have the Splendide 2000S (the vented one) and absolutely love it - so much so that we've gone looking for a home unit that'll get clothes as clean as this one does.

The Splendide does handle...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-05-2004, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Montana_381
Don't forget to insulate the space with the tank...

Don't forget to insulate the space with the tank valve pull-handles: I accidentally forgot to lock ours (at -25F) and, after that, had to find a warm area in which to defrost the black tank valve...
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