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Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 07:22 PM
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Posted By mtlakejim
Oh yeah bring on the new tools!!! Been wanting to...

Oh yeah bring on the new tools!!! Been wanting to get a MIG, any excuse will do LOL....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By mtlakejim
True. But if you were building a rig from scratch...

True. But if you were building a rig from scratch yourself......then again I would do that in Aluminum frame and all.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By mtlakejim
You know I hadn't thought of that but...

You know I hadn't thought of that but undercoating the beams sounds like a good idea......
Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By mtlakejim
I'm a drummer too but suspect the wife's crafting...

I'm a drummer too but suspect the wife's crafting will take priority. Besides the acoustic kit takes up a lot more room LOL.


Saw a really nice crafting nook on the HC380/381 Facebook page. But...
Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By mtlakejim
Great craftsmanship. And this will ADD value when...

Great craftsmanship. And this will ADD value when you resale!
Forum: Member News Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By mtlakejim
Very true LOL

Very true LOL
Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By mtlakejim
So far it is working great. The temp is graphed...

So far it is working great. The temp is graphed in the app too. It is helping us monitor the overall performance of our A/C system as well.
Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By mtlakejim
Yep the Progressive is a great tool! Thanks to...

Yep the Progressive is a great tool! Thanks to all who recommended it!
Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By mtlakejim
Ok here goes the chemist again. The fumes from a...

Ok here goes the chemist again. The fumes from a battery are Hydrogen Sulfide. It is colorless, HEAVIER THAN AIR, flammable and poisonous. Since it is heavier than air, I would think that a vent or...
Forum: Additions & Improvements Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,957
Posted By mtlakejim
Actually Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) is not the...

Actually Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) is not the source of "rotten egg" smell. CaCO3 deposition is more likely with temperature rise (contrary to most other mineral scales) so that is the reason you so...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-20-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,535
Posted By mtlakejim
FYI, We are at the SKP Ranch just past the KOA....

FYI,
We are at the SKP Ranch just past the KOA. It is a far better situation than any of the other campgrounds in town for sure. I work for XTO.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-20-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By mtlakejim
Surge protector

At the recommendation of DQDick and others, I just purchased a Progressive EMS 50amp surge protector. Have to say, I am very impressed with the unit.

One thing I noticed is it appears that my A/C...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-20-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By mtlakejim
Remote Temp monitoring

I bought a remote temperature monitor to watch our camper temp when we are at work. TempStick from Ideal Sciences ($130). It is battery powered and works off wifi. Sends a text and or email to...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-20-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,535
Posted By mtlakejim
Oh by the way, I also bought a Progressive EMS...

Oh by the way, I also bought a Progressive EMS surge protector. Based on the readings it appears that both factory A/C units are on same leg of 50 amp and pull about 34amps when both are running....
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-20-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,535
Posted By mtlakejim
I want to thank everyone for your support and...

I want to thank everyone for your support and recommendations.


Due to me working all the time it is sometimes difficult to do things exactly the way I want. As such we grabbed a Wal Mart vent...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-20-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,535
Posted By mtlakejim
Thank you for your support

Thank you for your support
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-20-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,957
Posted By mtlakejim
I have thought of adding this mod. It also looks...

I have thought of adding this mod. It also looks like you added a hinged door to the panel for access?


How can you tell when filters are plugging though (besides low flow of course)? In the...
Forum: Maintenance 04-19-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By mtlakejim
I really like this fix!! Custom to fit and stout!

I really like this fix!! Custom to fit and stout!
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-15-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By mtlakejim
I actually like mine as it keeps the door from...

I actually like mine as it keeps the door from slamming against the rig in a light breeze. But then at 6'2" and 210# it isn't much for me to open it.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-15-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By mtlakejim
Just curious. Are the fumes from a battery...

Just curious. Are the fumes from a battery heavier than air??


The battery compartment in my rig is vented below yet it has a vented box with the vent hose going up to an outlet at the front of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-15-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By mtlakejim
If you want to do it right: Drill/pry out the...

If you want to do it right: Drill/pry out the factory fasteners and replace with self tapping screws and fender washers. The wide fender washers greatly reduce the chance of the screws ripping thru...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-14-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,052
Posted By mtlakejim
This would almost be funny IF it wasn't a serious...

This would almost be funny IF it wasn't a serious subject!
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 04-13-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,581
Posted By mtlakejim
Never underestimate the power of a mouse to chew...

Never underestimate the power of a mouse to chew thru you wiring under the trailer. Like maybe the main feed wire!?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-10-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By mtlakejim
I just used a short piece of pvc painted black...

I just used a short piece of pvc painted black mounted with two heavy zip ties. Problem solved, no holes, no metal on metal noise and dirt cheap. Plus the flag is way up in the air catching the...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-10-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,535
Posted By mtlakejim
Thanks for everyone's feedback on this thread....

Thanks for everyone's feedback on this thread. Sorry if I sounded a bit harsh in some of the posts but we are extremely concerned with the desert heat that is upon us. This is a very harsh...
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