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Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-12-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By dieselguy
Although I applaud you for bringing this up...

Although I applaud you for bringing this up again, like said it's a many year old issue that those of us aware of it have fixed it on our own. You should have cc'd Forest River products and Jayco as...
Forum: Maintenance 01-12-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By dieselguy
Have you tried putting a thermometer inside your...

Have you tried putting a thermometer inside your fridge to compare it to whatever you are currently monitoring? You may be chasing a ghost. Or ... does the inside really feel not so cool? We keep a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-12-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By dieselguy
We have used one for years and years. I made a...

We have used one for years and years. I made a short stand for it that sits on the floor at the end of the Island sink. That way we don't lose any counter space and can pull the slides in without...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-10-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,895
Posted By dieselguy
Switching the negative terminal is more of a...

Switching the negative terminal is more of a safety thing as removing either battery terminal will isolate it from parasitic drain. If you remove the negative cable and something falls onto the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-07-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By dieselguy
MidMoTraveler and Last2Die ... We travel more in...

MidMoTraveler and Last2Die ... We travel more in State and Corps Parks than say parks geared for full to long timers. FR products are just as plentiful as Keystone units. With today's manufacturing...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-04-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,621
Posted By dieselguy
jsb5717 ... I'm with you on beds as well. We are...

jsb5717 ... I'm with you on beds as well. We are not big people and don't need all that real estate to sleep on. We'd rather have walk around room. Larger people will not agree. Another item is the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-04-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,621
Posted By dieselguy
So far, responses have been what I anticipated....

So far, responses have been what I anticipated. Full timers prefer the giant residential refrigeration units because that is their home ... I totally understand. But the two things I was trying to...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-04-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,895
Posted By dieselguy
jaburkholder stated several replies up that he...

jaburkholder stated several replies up that he had low batteries at a dealership and simply plugged into 110 VAC supply source to get his slides in. When you plug your RV into shore power or a...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-03-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,895
Posted By dieselguy
First and foremost ... all you have to do to...

First and foremost ... all you have to do to remedy flat batteries while sitting at storage for months is remove the negative battery cable or install another cutout switch at said cable. If I unhook...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-03-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,621
Posted By dieselguy
I'm just not getting it

I know the MOC has always run heavy on real life opinions by full and long timers, but there has to be a bunch of us that aren't. After going to a couple of RV shows recently I'm a bit puzzled by the...
Forum: Campgrounds 12-30-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By dieselguy
Agree with prndl … stay in Moab for Arches,...

Agree with prndl … stay in Moab for Arches, Canyonland, and Dead Horse. Move on west and stay around Zion National Park for the sights over that way. Beats being on the road more trying to get there...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-16-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By dieselguy
When I had drum brakes, in the summertime mine...

When I had drum brakes, in the summertime mine ran anywhere from 80 - 120 degrees above outside temp like after a stop along the interstate coming down the off ramp and then maybe 2-3 more getting...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-15-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By dieselguy
PNW ... I fully agree with what your sticker...

PNW ... I fully agree with what your sticker says. What I was trying to suppress is the few that will chime in saying they have worked their slides at the storage facility without a battery with the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By dieselguy
Food for thought gleaned from experienced and...

Food for thought gleaned from experienced and also dependable RV techs. A converter will supply 12V DC power to your rig in absence of a battery ... but think of your battery as the muscle of your...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-10-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By dieselguy
I have no doubt your Black Max serves your needs,...

I have no doubt your Black Max serves your needs, but although you claim "you" can hardly hear it ... I wonder what people around you are thinking. Any open framed generator is inherently pretty...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-04-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,121
Posted By dieselguy
Just to be clear ... my jacking the frame up...

Just to be clear ... my jacking the frame up comment was in relation to people using a bottle jack(s) on the frame and piles of wood, not jacking with Level Up. I guess I kinda ran 2 sentences...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-04-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By dieselguy
I too understand given MOC members frustration...

I too understand given MOC members frustration about suspension issues, but universally implying a spring and equalizer suspension setup is a death trap waiting to happen is a bit over stated. Yes...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 12-04-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,121
Posted By dieselguy
I fabbed a jack saddle also. Like said, you need...

I fabbed a jack saddle also. Like said, you need to measure in-between the axle U-Bolts because most every rig has a different space between them. You really don't need killer equipment here (12T...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By dieselguy
Boondocking or truck stops no issue, but be aware...

Boondocking or truck stops no issue, but be aware many campgrounds require you to turn off your generator from 10PM - 6 AM. Just guessing, a generator right under your bed will be somewhat noticeable.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 11-28-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By dieselguy
Like said ... you may not have enough room for a...

Like said ... you may not have enough room for a couch and let the slides clear when retracted. You can buy these little plastic air deflectors about anywhere. They would shoot the air out into the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-27-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By dieselguy
I mostly agree with ChuckS. If I had an airplane,...

I mostly agree with ChuckS. If I had an airplane, I'd stick to fluid recommendations religiously, but our fiver's hydraulic systems are no where near as complex and finicky. I just wouldn't pour in a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-25-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By dieselguy
Not a direct answer to your post, but there have...

Not a direct answer to your post, but there have been numerous posts in past years on several different RV forums about the correct track and its issues. Some were the yellow cam falling off and some...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-25-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By dieselguy
Good catch Rich ... I didn't even look although...

Good catch Rich ... I didn't even look although I'd not seen MIMF or MIMF2 on here for years. It just goes to show in 15 years, Montanas with hydraulic slides are still relying on the owner to go out...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-24-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By dieselguy
Being on the MOC for years ... I think Dale has...

Being on the MOC for years ... I think Dale has been on here for years as well. We've conversed many years ago about shear bolts for the balance shaft on the bigger hydraulic slides. He has good...
Forum: Maintenance 11-06-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,492
Posted By dieselguy
Like said there are endless threads on the best...

Like said there are endless threads on the best way to winterize ... use what sets your mind at ease. I used to do the pink stuff, but in recent years, I just drain as much out of the system as the...
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