Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > MOC on M.A.R.S. > Additions & Improvements
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-23-2018, 01:56 PM   #1
Cubbie
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 31
M.O.C. #20155
Disk Brakes Install

We attended the National MOC Rally in Goshen. We bought the parts from the Performance Baking vendor. We were making our way back to Phoenix, Az. Performance Braking has an installer in Cochise, Az so we made arrangements to have the brakes installed there. Dennis Hageman has a beautiful property there. He has 30 amp hookups with water. We arrived on October 17th. Dennis did the install the next day and we left on 19th to head home. Dennis did a fantastic job. He also put a crossbar on our frame for added support. If you want disk brakes installed Dennis is fantastic!!!!!!
__________________
Art & Ann
2018 3791RD
2017 F350 PSD Super Cab LB SWD
Cubbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 02:13 PM   #2
Dave W
Montana Fan
 
Dave W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 473
M.O.C. #14547
Congratulations That's the single best upgrade that you can do to any towed RV.


One question - did your installer use new caliper bracket bolts ? A guy on another forum found that while he had new bolts, his installer never torqued them to 35-40 lb ft and it cost him a new bracket, a new brake line and a day of a welder's time to fix the axle flange along with a couple weeks time waiting parts.
__________________
Dave W
Traveling with my DW Susan, a couple poodlepups and our 2014 Montana High Country 343RL, being towed by a 6.7 2011 F250 CCLB using a B&W hitch and OEM puck system
Dave W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 05:12 PM   #3
rsp
Established Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Bellingham
Posts: 22
M.O.C. #19696
Can you please explain what/where he installed in the way of a cross bar.
rsp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 08:38 PM   #4
Cubbie
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 31
M.O.C. #20155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave W View Post
Congratulations That's the single best upgrade that you can do to any towed RV.


One question - did your installer use new caliper bracket bolts ? A guy on another forum found that while he had new bolts, his installer never torqued them to 35-40 lb ft and it cost him a new bracket, a new brake line and a day of a welder's time to fix the axle flange along with a couple weeks time waiting parts.
Our installer Dennis was so meticulous and has done 100’s of these installs.He seemed to have a torch wrench attached to his hand. We are confident that he installed correctly. We will give him a call due to your question.
__________________
Art & Ann
2018 3791RD
2017 F350 PSD Super Cab LB SWD
Cubbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 11:42 PM   #5
Cubbie
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 31
M.O.C. #20155
Quote:
Originally Posted by rsp View Post
Can you please explain what/where he installed in the way of a cross bar.
He installed it over wheels on the frame. He said the frame takes a lot of stress and this would give it more flexibility. We heard this mentioned at several of the seminars we attended at the MOC Rally.
__________________
Art & Ann
2018 3791RD
2017 F350 PSD Super Cab LB SWD
Cubbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2018, 01:50 AM   #6
scottz
Montana Master
 
scottz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Mancos Colorado
Posts: 711
M.O.C. #19755
Nice job; I'm sure you love it.
__________________
Scott, Alta & Kodiak
2017 Montana 3160RL, Legacy, Onan 5.5Kw, Solar
2014 Ford F350 6.7 PSD
scottz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2018, 06:40 AM   #7
Dave W
Montana Fan
 
Dave W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 473
M.O.C. #14547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cubbie View Post
He installed it over wheels on the frame. He said the frame takes a lot of stress and this would give it more flexibility. We heard this mentioned at several of the seminars we attended at the MOC Rally.

Was that cross member a MORryde X-Factor? He may have his own version as well which will probably work just as well. I've installed the MORryde X-Factor
__________________
Dave W
Traveling with my DW Susan, a couple poodlepups and our 2014 Montana High Country 343RL, being towed by a 6.7 2011 F250 CCLB using a B&W hitch and OEM puck system
Dave W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2018, 08:38 AM   #8
MidMOTraveler
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Fulton
Posts: 135
M.O.C. #20688
Is your Montana under warranty? (Frame)
Just wondering if adding the cross member would affect that.
__________________
Wayne & Malinda
2018 Montana 3731FL
2017 F450 DRW KR 4x4
MidMOTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2018, 09:22 AM   #9
Cubbie
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 31
M.O.C. #20155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave W View Post
Was that cross member a MORryde X-Factor? He may have his own version as well which will probably work just as well. I've installed the MORryde X-Factor
Yes it was. He said he will only use Morryde.
__________________
Art & Ann
2018 3791RD
2017 F350 PSD Super Cab LB SWD
Cubbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2018, 05:15 PM   #10
Cubbie
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 31
M.O.C. #20155
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidMOTraveler View Post
Is your Montana under warranty? (Frame)
Just wondering if adding the cross member would affect that.
Our Montana is out of warranty but when we took the Morryde factory tour they said it was a good addition to our unit.
__________________
Art & Ann
2018 3791RD
2017 F350 PSD Super Cab LB SWD
Cubbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 03:43 PM   #11
Ddubya
Established Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Sherman
Posts: 29
M.O.C. #18941
You will love the disc brakes. I did mine myself and added three MorRyde X factor braces.
__________________
2017 Alpine 3401RS,Titan Disc,Morryde SRE 4000, 2016 Ram 3500HD Laramie SRW,LWB,4X4, Aisin transmission

Ddubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 05:19 PM   #12
Rondo
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Omaha
Posts: 5,558
M.O.C. #7560
Art, we had the disc brakes put on at an Escapees Rally down in Missouri this last summer prior to the Fall Rally. They were brought through Performance Braking also and they did the install right there at the Rally. They had several service techs available at the Escapade and put ours on out in the middle of a field where we were parked. The tech did a great job and while we were on our test drive an idiot pulled out in front of us and I had to make a panic stop. The tech looked a me and smiled and said "Well what do you think?" I just smiled and gave him a thumbs up and we continued test run. You will love those brakes and they really do improve the performance of the braking both in distance and time to stop the truck and the unit. Enjoy them and maybe we'll run into each other this winter since we'll be down in the Benson area.
Rondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 07:06 PM   #13
Carguy1965
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Social Circle
Posts: 7
M.O.C. #22777
Hello to all, Im sure our sales guy could answer this one, but we are waiting for the new double sink model on the way in 5 or 6 months.



Question is I know the Disc Brakes are available with the Legacy Pkg, but can you order them on the Montana without getting the full Legacy set up..


We might go Legacy but the Disc Brakes are a must have in my book..


Thanks Folks..
Carguy1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2018, 10:51 AM   #14
jeffba
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Bastrop
Posts: 1,126
M.O.C. #20753
Check with your dealer. I think it is part of a "package"
__________________
2019 20th Anniversary Edition 3701LK
B&W 20K for Ford OEM Puck
2018 Ford F-350 Lariat CCLB PSD DRW
Poke super lignum unum et diem
jeffba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2018, 01:16 PM   #15
Rondo
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Omaha
Posts: 5,558
M.O.C. #7560
Bill-- The disc brakes are only on the Legacy package and not on the High Country or regular Montana package. You cannot order them on a unit if it is not a Legacy package from what we were told at the Fall Rally a little over a month ago in Goshen, IN (home or birthplace of the Montana line).
Rondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2018, 09:06 PM   #16
Carguy1965
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Social Circle
Posts: 7
M.O.C. #22777
Thanks for the info folks,, Guess I really want that Lagacy package after all !


I could always add the brakes I suppose, but there is a lot of sweet stuff in that package !


Thanks !
Carguy1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.