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Old 02-15-2005, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. Just joined this forum. Just purchased 2005 3650RK but have not taken delivery yet (2 weeks out). This is my first 5th wheel (I am having delivered as I cannot tow 5th wheel). I am open to any suggestions/advise you can give for this unit.
FYI- owned 2004 Nomad 3260 before this but just lover the 5th wheel size and openess(?). Liked the idea of fireplace and central vac also. Am staying in Monticello (Indiana Beach). Love it there.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:03 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Montana family. The MOC is a wonderful place to get loads of suggestion. Remember there are no dumb questions, but sometimes, dumb answers. Hope you enjoy your rig as much as we enjoy ours.
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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Welcome dkwin to the MOC Family.

The 3650RK is a beautiful unit with a great floor plan. We just know you are going to love it.

There is one thing I was suggest doing before you finalize any paperwork and that is a complete PDI. I normally suggest doing this the day you pick the rig up but in your case I would suggest doing it prior to their delivering it to you. Do the PDI a few days to a week before delivery so that the dealership has the time to make any corrections/replacements/repairs prior to the delivery date. This way when it arrives at Monticello it is just the way you want it.

You will find the PDI (PreDelivery Inspection) Checklist here.
I should also note that this inspection takes a lot of time so expect to spend at least a day. If possible it wouldn't be a bad idea to spend that first night in the Montana at the dealers lot. Most all RV dealers have provisions for water and electric and some even have a sewer hook up.

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Old 02-16-2005, 04:24 AM   #4
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:54 AM   #5
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Thanks to everyone especially Glenn and Lorainne. The PDI is very helpful. Actually it looks like we are taking delivery this Saturday (the 19th). Who knows may watch the Daytona 500 in it. Can anyone give me some pointers about how cold it can be outside before I can no longer stay in unit and need to winterize. Again any comments are appreciated.
I really like this forum. Everyone is so nice and the knowledge I am getting is great. Thanks again to everyone.
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:36 AM   #6
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We have stayed in our rig in temps in the teens with no problem. We just left the water slightly running at night to keep the hose from freezing. We have been very snug and warm. Enjoy your new rig. BTW I spent some time in an empty parking lot practicing how to maneuver the longer trailer.
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:41 PM   #7
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Bk Lowell. Are you permantely parked?? Or do you travel?? We park ours at a spot forever. However this is our first unit with enclosed underbelly and heated holding tanks and fireplace and my wife is just pushing me to camp in the colder weather. Our park does not officially open until April but they have no problem with us going there and staying before as long as we can handle it. We have 2 year old and I want to make sure unit is sound before we stay in the colder nights. Our saleman said that unit with fireplace can stay warm down to 40 degrees without turning on heater. Do you agree??
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:48 PM   #8
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Welcome and congratulations on your new Montana. We have stayed in ours with the temp. down below 0 in northern Nevada. We did have heat tape on the water line and also left the water drip, kept the heat up and stayed nice and warm. We also had a floor heater running in the basement.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:46 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard and congratulations on the new Montana! We've stayed in ours down to 5 below but we have done some things to keep it from freezing. Also, we live in it fulltime and travel so that makes a difference. If you plan to leave it empty between camping trips and don't leave the furnace running and ensure there's enough propane, you will need to winterize inbetween. When we were weekenders we winterized the Montana when the low was to be 27 or 28 for more than an hour or two. A hard freeze, in other words. If you don't use a heat taped water hose be sure to disconnect the hose when winterizing. There is lots of info on this forum about winterizing but if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. You can winterize, then dewinterize for your weekends, then winterize again when the weekend is over. If the low is going to be lower than around 22 you may want to do some supplemental things to reduce that freezeup temperature. I believe the 2005 models, from what we were told by Keystone has the water lines in the belly up just under the floor, which should help keep them from freezing up as quickly as ours used to do. We have some lines laying on the frame and they tend to freeze up when it gets really cold.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:51 PM   #10
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dkwin,
Welcome to the MOC forum. So nice to share in the excitement of a new Montana owner. We have several full timers here and I am sure like Linda n Walt many have stayed in their wheel estate with below freezing temps. We can't help you with "cold" because as Tom is retired we chose to head south in search of the 70 degree line for the winter months. We have had some very cool nights (upper 20's) and have stayed toasty warm with no problems. Good luck and may you enjoy many happy memories with your family in your new Montana.
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:57 PM   #11
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Thanks so much for everyones comments. While I do not think we will be staying in our unit in the "dead of winter" I am sure we will get a much extended season due to the Montana being constructed the way it is.
When you ref heat tape do you mean for the fresh water line to the coach?? Sorry if stupid question.
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:39 AM   #12
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I have a question. Does anyone know if the 3650RK comes equipped with 19" bedroom TV if the value package was included with unit. My unit is loaded including value package and on the Montana brochure it shows 19" TV in bedroon listed under the items in the value package. However everysingle 3650RK I went into did not have the bedroom TV.
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:23 AM   #13
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Welcome, and congratulations on your new Montana.
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:52 AM   #14
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Thanks. We just can't wait to use it. Being delivered on Saturday. We may try and stay in it for the Daytona 500 race. Althought it is pretty cold in central Indiana
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Old 02-20-2005, 03:16 AM   #15
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Welcome, and Congratulations on your new unit.
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:11 AM   #16
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quote:Originally posted by dkwin

I have a question. Does anyone know if the 3650RK comes equipped with 19" bedroom TV if the value package was included with unit. My unit is loaded including value package and on the Montana brochure it shows 19" TV in bedroon listed under the items in the value package. However everysingle 3650RK I went into did not have the bedroom TV.
Just checked our copy of the '05 brochure and it does look like the bedroom TV is included in the Value Package. You might call Keystone's customer service and see what they say about this.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:38 PM   #17
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Called them and they said to read the fine print on the back. It states that some items listed are options in these packages. I do not like that but what are you going to do.
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