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cgeis48 07-13-2019 11:59 AM

Can I take a 2019 Montana Snow Skiing?
I'd like to go to Sante Fe for a week of skiing next winter. Is my 2019 Montana 3120RL Legacy able to keep me warm down to 15įF?

Montajmahal 07-13-2019 12:37 PM

As far as your second question, I would do it, but know you will be running the furnace constantly and will eat up your LP supply pretty quickly so make sure there is plenty available.

As far as your title question - sure, if you can find a set of skis that will handle the weight!

AZ Traveler 07-13-2019 12:43 PM

Go for it!

cgeis48 07-13-2019 12:50 PM

Good humor, guys.;-D

Montajmahal 07-13-2019 01:33 PM

Yea, I know Carl, sorry, couldn’t resist.

We have carried for years an upright oil filled radiant heater and place it in the middle of our unit. Takes up little space, is efficient and really helps take the chill out of the air while in cold locations, as well as supplements the efforts of the furnace.

jeffba 07-13-2019 01:40 PM

can you imagine the chair lift

1retired06 07-13-2019 02:56 PM

Spend an entire winter in Colorado Springs. Did wear sweaters.

Rondo 07-13-2019 03:39 PM

Mike-- Did Lorraine knit a sweater for the Monte too?

1retired06 07-13-2019 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by Rondo (Post 1151077)
Mike-- Did Lorraine knit a sweater for the Monte too?

No, but she did help me fabricate a winter wrap for the water line!

Razrbk 07-14-2019 06:38 AM

Itíll handle it.

mtlakejim 07-14-2019 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by Razrbk (Post 1151126)
Itíll handle it.


We sure do miss Arkansas Ozarks!! Good news is just 5 years till retirement and move back to our country estate there! Counting the minutes....

Currently have opposite issue of OP out here in the SE New Mexico desert......

TLightning 07-15-2019 02:54 PM

If you will have 50 amp power take a couple of Lasko towers, they'll save your propane. Also plenty of rags to stuff in the corners where the slides meet the side of the Montana.

mazboy 07-15-2019 04:56 PM

Your furance will run ALL the time. 50am0? Get heaters

Good luck

footz1941 07-28-2019 08:08 PM

I used a razor knife to slit swim noodles in half lengthwise. Stuffed them under the slide outs where the floor meets the coach. Cuts down on infiltration. Be sure to remove them when pulling the slides in

Jim Homer 08-04-2019 03:38 PM

We go to Banff in winter time. We use mostly electric heat.

beeje 08-21-2019 08:08 AM

We 1 or 2 use ceramic heaters. No furnace at all. If its really cold, I put a heater in the basement to keep the pipes warm. Also fill the water tank and use the pump. The large tank is less prone to freeze,

rnelan 10-22-2019 04:53 AM

Bulb Seals will make all the difference
Forgive me if I make a false assumption here, but we made this mistake and thought we would share it. We didnt know anything about it, but maybe you all do.

On the Keystones, the slides dont actually seal against anything on the inside when they are out. Only a plastic channel.. As you can imagine, in AZ/NV last year, our AC ran all the time because heat was slipping past those plastic channels. When we moved to DC last December we had the opposite problem where the furnace ran practically non-stop. We were stuffing kitchen towels and rags in the sides of the slide at the floor level..

Finally in late January when I could take no more, I went back to the dealership (who shall remain nameless) and asked what was going on.. I thought the slides may have been out of adjustment or something.. After about 5 minutes in the shop, the fella came out and asked me why we took the bulb seals out of the trailer.. You can imagine us looking stupid trying to figure out what he was talking about.

Longer story short, the dealership assumed that the trailer came with them, Keystone never puts them on at manufacture time, and we were the dumbasses who lived like that for almost a whole year... For $200 bucks in parts, we lived cold and hot and almost didnt buy this new Montana thinking that Keystone was a crap product..

The funny thing to my wife and I is that both trailers were marketed as 4 season trailers, but neither came with the seals.. amazing!

Get the bulb seals people.. Live comfortably!

Sdexte 10-22-2019 07:33 AM

Bulb seals? What are they?

waynemoore 10-22-2019 07:50 AM

Yes I would also like to know.

rnelan 10-22-2019 08:03 AM

Bulb Seals will make all the difference
Here are the ones that Keystone requires.. Note that they slide down the plastic channel from the ceiling to the ground..

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