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Old 12-18-2016, 06:48 AM   #1
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Hello to Everyone,
Just joined today in order to learn more about specific information as related to the Montana's and Keystone. So far nothing major to be concerned with other than the stock tires, of which I will watch closely. Took ownership of a 2016 3820FK last April and have a few weeks of travel from Washington to Lake Tahoe, down to Vegas and back.
Retired USAF back in 95 and went on to be an Immigration's Inspector and just retired from US Customs & Border Protection. The 40 foot trailer has been somewhat of a major learning curve. Haven't quite managed parking it in between the trees yet, pull-thrus are great though. Anyhow we are still formulating a plan for 2017, such as staying local for the Spring and 4 to 6 weeks in September to the Utah NP's and a visit to Colorado. Will be reading a lot of the messages in the days to come.

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Old 12-18-2016, 07:04 AM   #2
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Welcome from Arizona. I hope you have many fun miles with your rig.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:15 AM   #3
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Welcome from Tennessee. Safe travels and ask questions on the forum. This place has a ton of experienced Monty owners.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:22 AM   #4
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Welcome and you will learn a ot fm people here. You live in Whatcom County? I live in Ferndale and work at BPD. 18 months then we will be snowbirds. As snow flies today.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:42 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum from The Ranch in Lakewood, NM.
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:07 AM   #6
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Welcome from the Washington Coast and Fire away with any questions ya got
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:27 AM   #7
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Welcome from sunny Eastern Washington (well at least in the summer), the backing up etc. will get easier the more you do it. Great forum with lots of information and great people.

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Old 12-18-2016, 09:49 AM   #8
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Welcome to the MOC family. You will glean a wealth of information and friendship during your time here.
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:10 PM   #9
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Welcome to the MOC. Wishing you many happy miles and adventures with your new rig. Be sure to join in the conversations here, lot of great info and friendly folks here.
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:46 PM   #10
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:36 PM   #11
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Hi I've got a brother named Henry, Henry Clay. Your are right to be concerned about the stock tires. During the summer they are the no. 1 topic. If you wont to avoid a problem get rid of them. We hear all summer of blown tires doings thousands of dollars damage to campers.
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:29 PM   #12
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Welcome to the forum, Henry, from sunny Colorado. We have been members for almost 14 years and have learned a great deal. Be careful with those tires. They often don't give notice before they do thousands in damage. I hope you have many trouble free miles.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:34 AM   #13
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Welcome to the forum and enjoy the new rig.
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:19 AM   #14
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welcome to the MOC from California. have many safe and happy travels with your Monty.
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:48 AM   #15
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Welcome to the MOC! Friendly and knowledgeable members here.
Jump right in and ask questions or contribute answers. Glad to have you here.
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:52 PM   #16
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Welcome to the forum and it's a good idea to watch those tires closely. As a former RV transporter I was witness to many other RV transporters driving too fast (I went a max of 64 mph and it was not unusual to see some other transporter blow by me like I was standing still) while delivering their rigs to various dealers. I never did this but saw many who were more concerned about the $1.00 per mile they were getting paid to deliver that rig as quickly as possible. Even on my own rig, it fell victim to losing a tire to premature wear which may have been prematurely abused as one contributing problem.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:45 AM   #17
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Thanks Art-n-Marge. I am very comfortable in maintaining 60 MPH with my setup. I constantly check the tires for 80 PSI before it trip. I had multiple elevations and temperatures during late summer and that caused many variations for the PSI checks. Tires have about 5K on them now with transport. They are covered for the winter and I will probably go with them for the next year pending any unusual circumstances.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:40 PM   #18
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Welcome and enjoy this great forum and we hope you have many happy time in your new unit.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:48 PM   #19
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:16 PM   #20
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Welcome to the forum. Yep, tires should be your #1 concern at this point. I bought my Montana used and the dealer put a new set of Marathons on. Didn't matter. Even though these were not the "transporter" tires, I had issues and replaced them after the first season. I was lucky though. No blowout, no damage like others have reported. Just a broken steel belt (according to the tire guy) causing a bubble in the sidewall. I am a part-timer and was cautious of air-pressure and speed, as well as road hazards. They had less than 2000 miles on them. Just an FYI...
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