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Forum: Maintenance 02-08-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I use very close to Carl n Susan's numbers... 115...

I use very close to Carl n Susan's numbers... 115 ft/lbs for the lug nuts at the start of any tow trip (right in the middle of the 120-110 recommendation), and 60 ft/lbs for U-bolts on my 6,000 lb...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 02-08-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,952
Posted By Art-n-Marge
Yuppers, most ST tires have a 65mph rating. I...

Yuppers, most ST tires have a 65mph rating. I believe even the G614 has only a 70mph speed rating. We gotta know our limitations, especially when we realize even when using whatever and mishaps will...
Forum: Maintenance 02-05-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I thought about installing a shutoff but didn't...

I thought about installing a shutoff but didn't want to add the extra length and will just bank that turning off the main water input is enough and I won't need to use the water when doing this. Your...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-05-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By Art-n-Marge
"We know you can't increase GVW of truck by...

"We know you can't increase GVW of truck by adding anything"

FYI Psomers, there ARE ways to increase your weight capacity depending on the truck, but Timbrens or air bags are not one of the ways....
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-05-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,734
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I have a 16K Husky/Valley hitch with a similar...

I have a 16K Husky/Valley hitch with a similar problem but different cause. I full-time and spend no more than 3 weeks at any one location. Part of my setup routine is that I remove my hitch from its...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,350
Posted By Art-n-Marge
Good to read you have a diesel for your fiver. I...

Good to read you have a diesel for your fiver. I prefer my diesel far better than a gasser for towing. Better towing capacity and better fuel mileage especially when not towing. The only caution with...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-02-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By Art-n-Marge
Whatever you are told, and like others have...

Whatever you are told, and like others have mentioned, air bags, Timbrens or anything other suspension assist does NOT increase the weight carrying ability. They only help make the ride more...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 02-01-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I have been impressed by so many types of...

I have been impressed by so many types of services being provided by mobile RV companies. It's starting to remind me of the smartphone phrase "there's probably an app for that". In the RV world, the...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 02-01-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By Art-n-Marge
What threw me off is the topic line, but... ...

What threw me off is the topic line, but...

You'll get plenty of opinions on whether or not to use a cover. Just make sure you snug up the cover real good so it doesn't flap if any wind shows up...
Forum: Maintenance 02-01-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I did what Bigskiyjimmmy did.... bought a 1/2"...

I did what Bigskiyjimmmy did.... bought a 1/2" foot long braided extension to make the connection from the input line to the new Dometic 310 line that was on the right. Purchased it at Home Depot and...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-01-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By Art-n-Marge
If you describe your symptoms, hickory probably...

If you describe your symptoms, hickory probably has it right. It's probably the converter (converts the incoming AC to DC for recharging the batteries which run everything 12v).

An inverter takes...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-01-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By Art-n-Marge
Where is the adapter plate used? I believe it's...

Where is the adapter plate used? I believe it's on the RV, right? If anything additional is needed this means you probably won't be able to help someone else in the event you might have to unless you...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-01-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,450
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I actually like the sound of this floor plan...

I actually like the sound of this floor plan whereby there are large storage areas are in the front AND back. As long as you have a tow vehicle that can handle the RV's gross vehicle weight (when...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 01-30-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By Art-n-Marge
We used to be like Jaburkholder, then we started...

We used to be like Jaburkholder, then we started using the rig a lot more and now we are fulltiming and using any laundromat is now the pits. Unfortunately we use the washer/dryer cabinet for...
Forum: Maintenance 01-30-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By Art-n-Marge
CO2 detector, propane detector, smoke detector......

CO2 detector, propane detector, smoke detector... so many devices that can chirp, and you gotta be absolutely sure which one is chirping. Some even chirp because the battery IS low and will keep...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 01-30-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I'd tell her you figured this out. This way, it...

I'd tell her you figured this out. This way, it will be her fault next time if she forgets to remind you to open it up and she uses the MW anyway. Sometimes two heads remembering are better than one....
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-30-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,458
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I had this problem in 2006 when I was overweight...

I had this problem in 2006 when I was overweight with my Monty and its 14,020lb Gross weight. Air bags DO NOT increase your GVWR. They just improve the ride, the towing aspect and the headlight aim...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 01-30-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,096
Posted By Art-n-Marge
This must be the Federal plan to improve the...

This must be the Federal plan to improve the economy. Bad roads create income and jobs for the economy.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-30-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Art-n-Marge
Your story is so familiar. Way back some years...

Your story is so familiar. Way back some years ago one fall (when everyone had returned to work or school) DW and I took a camping trip that encompassed Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Bryce and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-25-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By Art-n-Marge
Nice floorplan. I like that the kitchen/dining...

Nice floorplan. I like that the kitchen/dining room can view the television. While not a fulltimer, yet, that rig looks like it's ready and just waiting for you to make the leap.

May all your...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 01-25-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By Art-n-Marge
Hmmm, good luck to you. When we picked our...

Hmmm, good luck to you. When we picked our floorplan, we pretty much looked at EVERYTHING including which ways the doors work for us. We did well with the floorplan for the first 10 years of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-22-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,580
Posted By Art-n-Marge
Might be a tolerance issue with the rain sensor...

Might be a tolerance issue with the rain sensor for each fan. The one that closed might be more sensitive than the one that stayed open. Or else, you might check its fuse. Or hopefully, you don't...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-22-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,242
Posted By Art-n-Marge
There is a Lazyboy furniture store in our...

There is a Lazyboy furniture store in our neighborhood. They have a lot more furniture in there besides recliner chairs, like sofas and sofas that have reclining seats within. Nice stuff, but I'd...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 01-19-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,137
Posted By Art-n-Marge
It's gonna be real hot. Two A/Cs will help way...

It's gonna be real hot. Two A/Cs will help way better than one, but lots of other things will help. I have only the one A/C and get no better than 10 to 15 cooler than whatever the temp is outside....
Forum: Repairs & Service 01-18-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,859
Posted By Art-n-Marge
I like checking with the dealer usually to...

I like checking with the dealer usually to confirm that when I purchase the same item elsewhere, it will be cheaper, but every so often, the prices are close or the same. I just pick whatever is...
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