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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By clarkandsheila
Get new shocks. They are intended to control...

Get new shocks. They are intended to control that bouncing after going over a dip or some other road roughness.
You just need better shocks. I went through the same problem. Get both ends...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-31-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,905
Posted By clarkandsheila
I think my older trailer is lower but all our...

I think my older trailer is lower but all our vents are covered. The Fantastics [2] and the regular vents [2] so they can be left open regardless of the weather.
Yes, the rain sensors worked...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-10-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,346
Posted By clarkandsheila
I have an older, '06, Ford F350. I was warned...

I have an older, '06, Ford F350. I was warned years ago to NOT connect or disconnect the 7 pin connection between the trailer and truck when the engine is running. The surge may/will blow the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-10-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,771
Posted By clarkandsheila
Hook your rig up and find a reasonably level...

Hook your rig up and find a reasonably level surface. Use a straight 2 x 4 or something similar and a tape and measure the drop to the road. Place the 2 x 4 on the highest point which is...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-04-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By clarkandsheila
2008 unit and I'm still removing the decals. I...

2008 unit and I'm still removing the decals. I use a heat gun, a plastic blade scraper as the razor scraper was digging too often and the 3M Adhesive Remover.
It's a lot of work.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-04-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,128
Posted By clarkandsheila
Don't do it. Keystone decals? Yuck. ...

Don't do it. Keystone decals? Yuck. I have a 2008 5th and the decals look like crap and I'm still removing them as they fall apart.
No, I have not forgiven Keystone, Montana for...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-28-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By clarkandsheila
I use Adco tire covers. They seem to remain...

I use Adco tire covers. They seem to remain flexible where other mfgrs have hardened and started cracking in a couple years.

I use them when we are in one place for more than a few days and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-23-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By clarkandsheila
Went to the Phoenix butterfly house last year and...

Went to the Phoenix butterfly house last year and it was well worth it. Had to miss the aquarium, maybe this year.

We have also been to the one in Tucson and again was thoroughly enjoyed. This...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-14-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By clarkandsheila
Should see battery voltage at the magnet by...

Should see battery voltage at the magnet by jumping at the trailer plug.

I had a problem a few years ago and it was the wiring run inside the axle. Insulation perforated to ground causing...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-14-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By clarkandsheila
Balance all of them. Just because you can,t feel...

Balance all of them. Just because you can,t feel them does,t mean they don't,t need to be done.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-14-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,782
Posted By clarkandsheila
I too in B.C.,needed an endorsement when I got...

I too in B.C.,needed an endorsement when I got my rig, 2007. Did not need 'A' class.

Entailed a written exam and a driving test. Not hard.

I had it explained to me this way. Police...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-14-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,782
Posted By clarkandsheila
I too in B.C.,needed an endorsement when I got...

I too in B.C.,needed an endorsement when I got my rig, 2007. Did not need 'A' class.
Mine is suitable for our trailers w/o airbrakes.

Entailed a written exam and a driving test. Not hard.
...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-14-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By clarkandsheila
If no 120V is available and you can,t get to it...

If no 120V is available and you can,t get to it monthly to plug in a career then take the Batts. Home
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-14-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By clarkandsheila
I use some black HDPE/UHMWPE . 1/2" Also good...

I use some black HDPE/UHMWPE . 1/2"
Also good on rocks that are sharp.
Forum: Maintenance 01-18-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,370
Posted By clarkandsheila
On my original Apollo convection microwave, now...

On my original Apollo convection microwave, now gone, there were 4 or 5 microswitch copies which caused similar trouble. The panel still had the time readout and some functions continued. Not so...
Forum: Maintenance 01-18-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,339
Posted By clarkandsheila
When I replaced mine I set them to ~45. I do...

When I replaced mine I set them to ~45. I do not remember the range b ut I went for on the high side of the range.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 01-18-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,189
Posted By clarkandsheila
When travelling day after day to cover miles I...

When travelling day after day to cover miles I don't cover the tires. Once we stop for more than 3-4 days I cover the tires. Once in storage I cover the tires. Tires are costly and I do my...
Forum: Maintenance 10-13-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By clarkandsheila
I Use Lincoln or Alemite guns both equipped with...

I Use Lincoln or Alemite guns both equipped with 18" flex hoses. The hoses are either Alemite or Lincoln. Cheaper hoses have blown apart.
Forum: Maintenance 08-23-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,536
Posted By clarkandsheila
Re the brake wiring. I've written this before...

Re the brake wiring.
I've written this before but I'll duplicate it for anyone new.
The brakes were not working, alarm in the truck. Had the truck checked but not the truck. So I pulled the wires...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-08-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By clarkandsheila
Memory foam topper here also saved our bed. It...

Memory foam topper here also saved our bed. It was bought from Costco about one night after our first attempt at sleeping aboard. We froze from the mattress as there was no insulation from the...
Forum: Maintenance 08-08-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,536
Posted By clarkandsheila
I know this sounds like sour grapes but it sounds...

I know this sounds like sour grapes but it sounds like Keystone is a slow learner. My 2008 had the same problem. Luckily I learned on this forum about the U bolt nuts not being tightened before...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-08-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By clarkandsheila
I installed another knife valve after cutting the...

I installed another knife valve after cutting the old end fitting off close behind so I didn't lose much length. The new valve was glued on and made up for the length lost in the cutting..
I...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 02-17-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By clarkandsheila
I purchased some black HDPE from a plastic shop,...

I purchased some black HDPE from a plastic shop, 10" x 16" and place that under the tires now. I have 1/2" thick but it was also used for other jobs so the thickness. 1/4 thick would be enough....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-17-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By clarkandsheila
T.Y. for the link to the murals. I may look...

T.Y. for the link to the murals. I may look into one of those. No way I will put Montana back on. They are mostly off now
after a LOT of work. Still a ways to go.
Originally I was going...
Forum: Maintenance 12-23-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By clarkandsheila
I went for a 12T bottle jack simply because the...

I went for a 12T bottle jack simply because the screw was a whole lot thicker than the lighter jacks.
I have not made a V support but use a piece of 1/2" thick aluminmum that just fits between the U...
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