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Chuck-n-Becky 08-22-2019 05:34 PM

New Montana Owners
Hi everyone,

We just purchased our first Montana, a 2017 3820FK. Taking the maiden voyage tomorrow to the Olympic Peninsula.


jimandlaurie 08-22-2019 05:40 PM

Welcome to the Forums from WA. Enjoy the Peninsula.

DQDick 08-22-2019 06:07 PM

Welcome to the forum! May your new rig bring you many years of wonderful memories.

DarMar 08-22-2019 06:44 PM

Congrats and welcome to the MOC family.

Mudchief 08-22-2019 06:49 PM

Congratulations and welcome to the forum.

Sparatacus 08-25-2019 11:11 PM

Congrats and welcome.

1retired06 08-26-2019 07:53 PM

Welcome and safe travels

Marilynd 08-26-2019 09:08 PM

Congratulations! Welcome to the forum from Kansas.

BuilderBob 08-26-2019 09:18 PM

Welcome to the MOC. from Washington ST. safe travels

jsb5717 08-27-2019 08:03 AM

Welcome aboard, fellow Oregonian! Enjoy your trip.

waynemoore 08-27-2019 04:22 PM

Congratulations and welcome to the forum from Arizona

Ram Montana High Country 08-28-2019 07:36 AM

Welcome aboard

Steve W 09-01-2019 01:45 PM

Welcome from Washington state, enjoy our great park on the Olympic peninsula, be sure to check out ft stevens in Oregon too, nice park.

Joe Hollars 09-01-2019 02:19 PM

May the Force be with you!

vipermanden 09-01-2019 02:23 PM

Welcome to the Montana world. There is only one issue you need to be aware of on your 2017 3820FK, and maybe your previous owners fixed this already. Turn on the roof fan in your kitchen and see if your refer goes off. If it does there is a quick fix, and they will need to wire your refer direct to your battery. Many of us had this wiring issue, and that is the fix I guess Montana suggested. If it does not go off, then they already fixed it. Otherwise we loved watching out that big picture window up high above everyone else.

4dabirds 09-01-2019 03:12 PM

We purchase a 2018 3820FK last winter, and have been very happy with the way the unit works for our family.

Watch the doors when extending the slides and awnings,. The buffet slide and awning both can get on the door if it is open. The other issue are the fenders if they havenít been reinforced / secured using nuts and washers, you will want to check them when you stop to make sure you donít lose them down the road. We used 1Ēx1Ē aluminum angle iron to create a bracket. Then took the screws out one at a time to drill out and replace with bolts, neoprene-backed washers, and nuts. After doing this, we havenít had any issues with them vibrating loose.

Enjoy the Peninsula. For years I have had visions of retirement in Sequim... crabbing and clamming and beach combing the rest of my days, but alas, Iím still in Colorado. :/

4dabirds 09-01-2019 03:16 PM

There is also a Facebook Group dedicated specifically to the owners of the 3820FK. Lots of helpful folks and interesting storage ideas there as well.

allenclme 09-01-2019 04:52 PM

New 3820 FK
Welcome and safe travels

Tcquilter 09-01-2019 10:09 PM

Have fun! It’s beautiful there. We are going west next year and have booked a month in Port Angeles, WA. I was stationed there in the USCG in 1980 and can’t wait to explore the area again.

Montana Girl 09-03-2019 08:25 AM


Originally Posted by Chuck-n-Becky (Post 1156889)
Hi everyone,

We just purchased our first Montana, a 2017 3820FK. Taking the maiden voyage tomorrow to the Olympic Peninsula.


Great responses viper vipermanden and 4dabirds. We love our 2018 and have experienced those same issues, but we've corrected them. Oh I should add that you should support the bottom of the sliding door to the bedroom while traveling. The latch is not very dependable. Enjoy your new mini home!

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