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Forum: Additions & Improvements 11-11-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Theunz
That looks very nice, and a big window to let in...

That looks very nice, and a big window to let in light or scenery when you work to boot!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-10-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By Theunz
While the FBP is beautiful, keep in mind that...

While the FBP is beautiful, keep in mind that Montana's are very tall and thus more susceptible to tree branch scratches than a motor home.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 11-09-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Theunz
Stopyourtrailer.com As far as brake lines go,...

Stopyourtrailer.com
As far as brake lines go, it looks like all the kits use basically the same stuff. A long main line that comes in a coil which you have to bend to fit yourself, and some shorter...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-09-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,224
Posted By Theunz
No, no ,no, you guys just don't get it. 3...

No, no ,no, you guys just don't get it. 3 separate teams of engineeres from 3 different manufactors spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars designing these trucks. Then the unfathonable...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-09-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Theunz
I was quoted $1870.00 for my 7,000lb axles. I...

I was quoted $1870.00 for my 7,000lb axles. I opted to upgrade to 9/16 studs with a bigger outer bearing for an additional $130.00. Over $100.00 of that was due to needing bigger lug nuts. Labor not...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 11-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Theunz
Jerome, I am getting ready to do mine myself, so...

Jerome, I am getting ready to do mine myself, so I have researched it intently. It is really a straightforward installation that doesn't take a great deal of skill to accomplish. That being said, it...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-09-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,300
Posted By Theunz
Diesel

Diesel
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-08-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,300
Posted By Theunz
While I will be the first to admit that a 1 ton...

While I will be the first to admit that a 1 ton dually long bed is the most capable truck to tow a modern Montana with, it just irks me when people post inaccurate information in order to justify...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-07-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Theunz
Disc Brakes

Been towing 5th wheels for 35 years and have never been happy with the brakes. When I bought my first brand new trailer, my current Montana, I thought that I would finally have good brakes. Well they...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-04-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Theunz
The OP stated that he never has had any problems...

The OP stated that he never has had any problems with the pedestal " that he is aware of". Without an EMS you will never know if you are receiving high or even worse low voltage. Low voltage is like...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By Theunz
Keep in mind that trailer axles are built with a...

Keep in mind that trailer axles are built with a slight arch in them, i.e. The center is slightly higher than the ends. This is done so that when weight is applied the axle will deflect to being...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-31-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,224
Posted By Theunz
It's very difficult to find a nice used 1 ton...

It's very difficult to find a nice used 1 ton SRW, but that is the truck I would buy if I were in your shoes. I think that the payload ratings that you mentioned will be only for a base model and...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-29-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Theunz
I used a ratchet strap to pull my drain back...

I used a ratchet strap to pull my drain back pipes just enough to get the new valves in. Some cut a section of pipe out and use a rubber hose to reconnect. I think that the Bristol valves are fine,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-29-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,202
Posted By Theunz
I have had short beds since 2005 with both square...

I have had short beds since 2005 with both square and rounded corners. Had a manual slider in my old truck and an Anderson in my current one. Only slid the slider a very few times in the 14 years...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 10-28-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By Theunz
The hash marks and the S's on the outside edges...

The hash marks and the S's on the outside edges are just siping. Wear indicators are usually horizontal bars that run all the way across the the tread between the grooves.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-28-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,611
Posted By Theunz
Please show me where I suggested that anyone use...

Please show me where I suggested that anyone use a truck that was under capacity.
A couple of things here. When I say that my truck is just right for me, that's exactly what I mean. It means it...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 10-28-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By Theunz
I bet the tire companies love you! Those tires...

I bet the tire companies love you! Those tires are nowhere close to worn out.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-28-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,611
Posted By Theunz
My Trucks' Better Then Your Truck!

My Trucks' Better Than Your Truck! What? Waite, how can he say that?
I can say that because my truck is the best available combination for ME!
There is a constant barrage of posts here, and on...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-25-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By Theunz
My opinions and experiences are based on 39 years...

My opinions and experiences are based on 39 years of driving in the LTL industry. The companies I worked for usually had about 15 tractors at my location. The tractors we used in city work were ones...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-25-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By Theunz
Tractors can be bought cheap when Yellow frieght...

Tractors can be bought cheap when Yellow frieght or someone similar retires them.[/QUOTE]

Whatever you do, don't buy one used by a LTL (less then trailer load) freight company (Yellow/ Roadway,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-25-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By Theunz
I would avoid a HDT (semi tractor) at all costs...

I would avoid a HDT (semi tractor) at all costs unless you absolutely need the weight carrying capacity of one. Repairs on these are in the same price range as motor homes. Unless you can buy and...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-25-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Theunz
The tighter the radius of the turn the harder the...

The tighter the radius of the turn the harder the cable will be to push and pull. The 96” let’s you make the largest radius possible, but the 72” will work. There is plenty of room for the 96” if you...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-25-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Theunz
Looks just like the one I used, except I may have...

Looks just like the one I used, except I may have used used a little longer cable. On the waste tank the valve pulls toward the door side of the trailer necessitating a 180* bend. You want the bend...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,664
Posted By Theunz
http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/attachment.php...

http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4901&d=1571929787

That is a very nice guard. I like the clean modern square tube look. May not offer the protection of the OP's but...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,341
Posted By Theunz
Jim, I think the crux of the matter is that you...

Jim, I think the crux of the matter is that you are residing in a park that caters predominantly to long term residents. This type of park shouldn't really be called a RV park, but a trailer park (no...
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