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Old 03-12-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Thank you all for the warm welcome! My wife and I are very excited to start out in our new 3900fb. Guess we are going from a Winnie to a Monty! Searching now for our tow vehicle, settling on a 3500hd diesel Silverado Dually with a crew cab. Should be a fun experience. A little nervous, it will be the first towing I've done, (with the exception of a wagon behind the lawn tractor . I feel like we have a lot to learn, so look out group....we will be hitting everyone up with questions! Thanks again for the nice welcomes...look forward to seeing many of you on the road!
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:37 AM   #2
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Welcome to the MOC Tom.
parking that Monty will take you a few trail and errors but if you take your time it will go all good. FYI. if your wife has a cell phone and you do too, Blue tooth it on the truck and then call your wife while she is behind directing you into your spot you will be hands free and able to hear her directions very good that way we do it all the time for those tight spots that are a challenge.

Good luck and have many safe and memorable trips.

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:06 AM   #3
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Welcome to the MOC Tom.
parking that Monty will take you a few trail and errors but if you take your time it will go all good. FYI. if your wife has a cell phone and you do too, Blue tooth it on the truck and then call your wife while she is behind directing you into your spot you will be hands free and able to hear her directions very good that way we do it all the time for those tight spots that are a challenge.

Good luck and have many safe and memorable trips.

Don AKA TT2
Thanks Don! That's a great tip!
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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Go to a parking lot early one Sunday morning and practice backing up and getting used to the turning radius. A hint, grab the bottom of the steering wheel while backing up and if you want the rear of the trailer to go left, move your hand left. Come and join us at the Mid-Atlantic Rally and meet a great group of folks.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:47 AM   #5
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Congrats on the new unit! IF you come to the Fall Rally this year in Goshen, IN maybe Jim and Vickie will be putting on their infamous "Hand Signal Class" and you will learn a lot from them also. Jim's suggestion on the hand location on the steering wheel is great idea and that was told to me by a trucker friend and multiple MOC members along our travels also. Come on out to the Central Plains Regional Rally(CPRR) in July and meet some of the MOC members on here also. Shameless how we promote our Regional Rallies!!!
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:06 AM   #6
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Welcome! We love our 3900. We love our Chev 3500. Hope to see you on the road, or at a rally.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:17 AM   #7
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Welcome to our group. Take it slow and easy and as Jim says use an empty parking lot. It's a short learning curve till you'll be comfortable.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:30 AM   #8
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Hey Jim, if you have questions, ask. Over 14,000 thousand members, someone will have the answer for you. The rallies are fun, and you get to meet lots of nice folks
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:24 PM   #9
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Congrats on that lovely new rig!!! If you have questions just ask away as there is a wealth of information here to be gleaned.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:24 PM   #10
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The 3900FB has a great floor plan. Congratulations and welcome to the MOC!
If I could ever be tempted to buy a different Montana, it would be the 3900FB. If the rig has Chinese crap tires on it, get rid of them. Don't just take my word for it, spend some time reading on this site about the Goodyear ST Marathon blowouts and resulting damage.
I would suggest that you (or a qualified electrician) install an electrical management system (EMS). I installed the HW50C by Progressive Industries (http://tweetys.com/electrical-manage...rdwire-50.aspx). Aside from reliable tires, I feel this is the most needed mod for your new RV. You have too much sensitive circuitry and electronics to gamble with unknown power sources.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:03 PM   #11
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:18 AM   #12
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Congrats on the new rig. You will do just fine with the tow vehicle you cited.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:49 AM   #13
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Congratulations on the new rig and welcome aboard!
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:48 PM   #14
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Congratulation and welcome!

Great trailer, and excellent choice on the truck getting the 3500 with the dually and diesel. I had towed before with an "adequate" tow vehicle, and I can guarantee, you did the right thing picking your truck.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #15
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Congratulations on the new rig. Hope it brings you many years of great memories.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:26 PM   #16
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Congrats on your new rig and welcome to the best owners forum in RV land! Lots of info, just ask and you shall get your answers....
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:36 AM   #17
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Welcome to this forum! You have one of the best units on the market, today. And, if I was in the market for a new unit, the 3900 would be at the top of the list. There are 3 things I would change when we get one and that is, add a couple more shelves to the pantry, change to Good Year "G" rated tires and install the Trail Air Tri-glide pin box up front.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:53 AM   #18
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Congratulations and welcome to the best forum on the net.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:51 PM   #19
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Thanks to everyone for your warm welcome to the MOC and full-timing. Can't wait to see and meet our new families. Charles retired 2 yrs ago and I retired January 31, 2014. We are so excited!! Just got word today that our 2014 3900fb Big Sky just arrived in Fayettville, NC. Everyone there at Camping World has been so wonderful and PATIENT!!! Thank you guys!!! We go up this weekend to pick her up. Looking forward to getting on the road. -----Charles and Annette Norton, "Zippy" and Cracker"
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:21 PM   #20
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We just picked up our 3900fb and brought it home today ,300 miles. Did not even know it was back there, 2014 S/B,F250 srw 6.7 diesel. Really new to all of this,have never done before and we sold the sub and going ft.
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