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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-25-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,654
Posted By hosssmith
I have one and have never needed it. I have them...

I have one and have never needed it. I have them in all my large cars (18 wheelers) and in two different accidents the driver showed the capture to the law and we were home free. The four-wheeler...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 09-25-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By hosssmith
Goose Box

I have a Reese Goose Box on my Montana and would not take for it. I strongly recommend you consider it.
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 08-04-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,250
Posted By hosssmith
Generator considerations

Since you're in the mood to build a house perhaps you should think about a genset that will provide standby power for your house after it's built. Yes, it will be too large for your RV, but you'll...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 02-27-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,030
Posted By hosssmith
From many years of experience both with pickups...

From many years of experience both with pickups and trucks if you run your tires past 5 years you are pushing them. If you go past 5 years you should be prepared to face the consequences.

After...
Forum: Polls 12-08-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,475
Posted By hosssmith
We've enough room

Our 3825 RL has enough room. The side by each washer and dryer have a room to themselves across the hall from the bathroom. We removed the recliners that we never used from the rear of the living...
Forum: Maintenance 11-14-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,875
Posted By hosssmith
Sued

Anybody can sue anybody for anything. Stupidity not withstanding.
Lawsuits often follow on the heels of a person doing something stupid. That's how lawyers sometimes make a living.
Being old I...
Forum: Maintenance 11-14-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,875
Posted By hosssmith
Too safe?

A faucet with a scald control? :facepalm:

Are we too dumb to adjust the water temperature to suit ourselves now? I realize that common sense is a passing fad now that everything from headlights...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-20-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,541
Posted By hosssmith
This is not RV related but something we all need...

This is not RV related but something we all need to be thinking about.
I am in the trucking business and tires are becoming an issue. I just bought tires for future use because I'm afraid I won't...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 09-02-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,847
Posted By hosssmith
DEF Users

We DEF users are saving the planet one cardboard box and one plastic bottle at a time.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-24-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,757
Posted By hosssmith
I replaced the side marker lights with lights...

I replaced the side marker lights with lights that had dual function LED bulbs in them and taped into the wiring harness to make the turn signal part of the bulb function as well as the clearance...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-23-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,757
Posted By hosssmith
Side Marker/Flashers

Mine flash because I changed the side markers to do so. I want the people chasing me to know when I am going to turn and to stay out of my way.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-18-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,148
Posted By hosssmith
Mistajes?

A friend of mine tells people to follow me around and note of what I do then write it down. When they get ready to do something check their notes to see if I ever did whatever it is they are fixing...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-09-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,892
Posted By hosssmith
I hate them for all the obvious reasons when my...

I hate them for all the obvious reasons when my hands, or one of them, is full. But I really despise them when the guy next door or two or three trailers over is opening and slamming them when I am...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-28-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,654
Posted By hosssmith
FYI, I've only done this ---- twice :facepalm:. ...

FYI, I've only done this ---- twice :facepalm:.

I have only one word for you. TIMER. I start the flush water for 1 minuet then pull the drain open and let it run till barely anything can be seen...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 06-21-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,678
Posted By hosssmith
Black Tank

We dump our tank every few days and flush it out clean so we use no chemicals of any kind in ours. When the RV is stacked in the RV Garage and we are only in it a one or two nights a week I wash out...
Forum: Maintenance 04-26-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,307
Posted By hosssmith
I use Power Service in everything; Cummins,...

I use Power Service in everything; Cummins, Detroit, John Deere, Duramax, Ford and Dodge account needed lubricisity. We use Air Dog pumps on the Duramaxís account they donít have lift pumps. We...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-01-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By hosssmith
Tires

And check your tire sidewall rating to be sure they will carry the load.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 02-23-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,315
Posted By hosssmith
Tire Covers

I seriously doubt tire covers serve any purpose. Anyone running any tires longer than five years is really taking a chance on the highway. Five years on my RV is my change out point because the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-12-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,813
Posted By hosssmith
Were I going I would have to do an exhaustive...

Were I going I would have to do an exhaustive search of my fifth wheel and pickup (and my pockets) for ammo, hulls and guns. I was told when I investigated going over into Canada for a lookysee to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-15-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,608
Posted By hosssmith
There is more in this thread than I can read...

There is more in this thread than I can read right now but I am glad to see it even though I am not in the buying mood.

I must point out that if you go SRW be (real) sure the tires are rated for...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-04-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,308
Posted By hosssmith
No offense taken! I am guilty and want no one...

No offense taken! I am guilty and want no one else to ever surfer that indignity as I did (twice). I wrote that mistake up a while back and when you mentioned it I knew I had to speak again. No...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-03-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,308
Posted By hosssmith
Carl n Susan; I am not knowing who you are but...

Carl n Susan;
I am not knowing who you are but are pointing straight at me. I did it twice and busted the tank both times. I agree that paying attention is the remedy but both times I was totally...
Forum: Maintenance 09-08-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,353
Posted By hosssmith
beeje said: "The valves the keystone uses are...

beeje said:
"The valves the keystone uses are Bristle valves and are junk. Replace all the valves with Valterra valves and cables and your issues will disappear."

That is a fact! My repairman...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-28-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,815
Posted By hosssmith
Safety

I suggest you keep a pretty steady eye on your mirror if you're going to run ten or more miles per hour below the posted or actual speed of the traffic. As distracted as many drivers are one of them...
Forum: Boon-docking 08-18-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By hosssmith
Scattershot, Can you buy butane any more? I was...

Scattershot, Can you buy butane any more? I was totally unaware that it was for sale anywhere.
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