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Old 03-27-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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Our longest trip

We just returned from a 16 day trip in our 3 month old 3074. I pulled the Monty 1500 miles and went up and down 10 percent grades. The truck and the Montana handled perfectly. I am amazed that this things weighs so much more than me little 17 foot travel trailer did yet, it is a dream to tow. I suspect that the MONSTER truck had something to do with it as well.

This also the longest time we have spent living in the Montana. We where also very happy with the space we had. The three of us (see signature) had plenty of room.

Another first was getting fuel while hitched up to the Monty. Not nearly as bad as I had feared and we actually did it twice on the trip. Admittedly both locations had separate diesel pumps which made it easier.

Bottom line for us is: We are very happy with our choices for our first 5th wheel and TV.

Now, I have to find a way to clean all of the bug off of the front of the Monty. To reach all of them I think I will have to back in like I was hitching up and then put a ladder in the back of the truck.

Can't wait until we head can head out again to the the Spring Rally.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:27 AM   #2
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Glad to hear you had a good trip. The size of the Montana can be a little intimidating, but I have to agree with you that is easy to tow.
Have you tried Bounce dryer sheets to remove bugs on the front cap? It is the best way I have tried and works great. Wet the cap and Bounce sheet, rub bugs off, and rinse well.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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Happy to hear you had a fantastic vogage !!
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:25 PM   #4
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Glad to hear about the first voyage! I use Thetfords Black streak/bug remover. This stuff is incredible.
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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Glad you had a good trip. Now you know how good these things handle. I pulled a 9.5 grade for 4.5 miles and it held the speed all the way to the top. And coming down that same grade the tow haul held it back with no problem.
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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Glad you had a great trip , Last fall we took the monty to the smokies an d went 150 miles on the blue ridge parkway with a 3000RK pulled by a 06 250 diesel king ranch and loved ever min of it ,, we started at below asheville and went to above boone nc then to the bottom of florida.

wait the love bugs down here are bad but we use Awesome from the Dollar store and its only 1 buck and no bugs or black streaks
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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Sounds like things went really smooth. I second about the fabric softner sheets, easiest way to remove the bugs.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:51 AM   #8
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Great to hear you had such a nice trip! We can't wait until the rally either, should be lots of fun. See you there.
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