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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-16-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By WaltBennett
I quit using Tow/Haul except in extreme...

I quit using Tow/Haul except in extreme situations because of this issue. Regular mode works just fine for most roads - and gets a lot better mileage too.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-31-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By WaltBennett
This is your problem.

This is your problem.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-28-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By WaltBennett
Had to replace ours while on the road a few years...

Had to replace ours while on the road a few years back. Not difficult, but hard to get into spaces, etc. Ours failed as the lame composite wood scraps the factory put under the tank deteriorated...
Forum: Navigation 08-28-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By WaltBennett
Another way

Try going to Schenectady, Bingamton, Scranton, Harrisburg, Gettysburg and then south on US15 through Leesburg (yes, it's 2 lane for a bit, but not bad at all) towards Warrenton. US17 joins up and...
Forum: On the Road Again 01-12-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,578
Posted By WaltBennett
I use GasBuddy religiously so I know how far the...

I use GasBuddy religiously so I know how far the next diesel stop is and where to find best prices. Also seldom go more than 150 miles between stops anyway - dogs and old people need those comfort...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 09-29-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,295
Posted By WaltBennett
One thing to note is that MDT and HDTs have a...

One thing to note is that MDT and HDTs have a much tighter turning radius than typical 1 ton duallys. (ESPECIALLY my old Ford!) I seriously looked at a Freightliner like the one in the first link a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-29-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By WaltBennett
How about a new TOPIC area for older Montanas

Moderators! Ours is a 2010, but I know there are many, many owners of much older ones. Issues those of us with units made 6 years or more ago kind of get buried with all the ones newer owners have...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 08-08-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,115
Posted By WaltBennett
Have had a 3500 Predator generator for five years...

Have had a 3500 Predator generator for five years now and it's worked far better than I'd expected. I tried two Yamaha 2k inverter generators but the single one will run our single AC with no...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-04-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,717
Posted By WaltBennett
Still have an '06 that I got in 2013 when it had...

Still have an '06 that I got in 2013 when it had 28k miles on it. Only 'serious' breakdown in 70k miles was an internal high pressure oil line coming off that cost $700 to get fixed. Have had two...
Forum: Navigation 06-06-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,673
Posted By WaltBennett
Look at their tour trucks. In 2017 I thought my...

Look at their tour trucks. In 2017 I thought my '06 F350 long bed dually wouldn't be 'legal', but after measuring one of those tour bus things I went ahead and ran the road both ways with no...
Forum: Repairs & Service 05-26-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,733
Posted By WaltBennett
Interesting. Our 2010 roof is still OK, but I'm...

Interesting. Our 2010 roof is still OK, but I'm not certain for how long. Will have to look into this.
Forum: Maintenance 05-23-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By WaltBennett
Care Free rant!

Long time since I posted something new, BUT I'm seriously frosted about this. Spring of 2019 I went on a cross-country jaunt with two of my grown kids - long story on why, but it was a blast. Had a...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 04-28-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By WaltBennett
For the trailer, it's 5 YEARS no matter how many...

For the trailer, it's 5 YEARS no matter how many miles. The truck gets about the same as everyone else.
Forum: 2021 Montana Owners VIRTUAL Rally 12-04-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,765
Posted By WaltBennett
Great idea, but I can't 'register' for some...

Great idea, but I can't 'register' for some reason that's beyond me.


Fixed it.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-25-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By WaltBennett
The factory guys seldom ever install one - I...

The factory guys seldom ever install one - I found ours with the documentation package still rolled up. Just a simple dipole and with a rear entertainment setup all I had to do was put it across the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-29-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,149
Posted By WaltBennett
Got a 2010 3665RE with a clear and shiny mirror...

Got a 2010 3665RE with a clear and shiny mirror that I've never used as it doesn't show anything useful. Two things: 1) Figure out if the thing will actually be useful before getting a new one. 2)...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 03-29-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,761
Posted By WaltBennett
That 6 - 7AM for seniors is only on Tuesdays at...

That 6 - 7AM for seniors is only on Tuesdays at our WM, and it's almost like Black Friday in how crowded it is. I gave that a pass and just go on their slack times - 9AM or 3PM, but even those...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-19-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,970
Posted By WaltBennett
Went shopping six years back for a Chevy/GMC...

Went shopping six years back for a Chevy/GMC diesel dually and couldn't find one with less than 100k miles and $40k. Ended up with my ancient '06 F350 6.0 long bed crew cab Lariat that only had 28k...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-17-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,765
Posted By WaltBennett
I see none of you all ever mentioned how that...

I see none of you all ever mentioned how that coloring affects your inside temps. Yes, those colors do look great, but how many AC units do you need to have?



This is one of my personal rant...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-03-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By WaltBennett
Have used the Garmin for over six years and 50k...

Have used the Garmin for over six years and 50k miles. Only had it give me a bad route once when it wanted me to turn onto a two lane road that had a RR bridge clearance sign on it of 12' something...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-03-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,994
Posted By WaltBennett
Welcome to the world of cold weather RVing! ...

Welcome to the world of cold weather RVing! Sounds like you're experiencing the famous 'set back' problem. All thermostats have this feature where they don't cut on until their a certain number of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By WaltBennett
I've had 400 watts of Renogy panels but different...

I've had 400 watts of Renogy panels but different other parts (four Trojan T-105's, Morningstar controller and Triminic minitor) for five years now on our Monty and it's worked extremely well. Some...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By WaltBennett
I've used dogbones from 50 to 30 and even to...

I've used dogbones from 50 to 30 and even to 20/15 in all kinds of weather without any problem for over thirty years. Obviously you shouldn't leave any unsealed connection laying where water could...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By WaltBennett
DQDick's right - UNLESS you've serious flying...

DQDick's right - UNLESS you've serious flying insect or bat problems. They like to get into tiny little places and make homes. That's why I keep our AC on when parked in our driveway during most of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-23-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,985
Posted By WaltBennett
Just another example of going cheap. I'm amazed...

Just another example of going cheap. I'm amazed that they went this far though. I know mine are aluminum from when I mounted solar panels on the roof, but wood toothpicks??? Looks like not even 2"...
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