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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 09:43 PM
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Posted By DQDick
A couple of years ago I had a dealer who was very...

A couple of years ago I had a dealer who was very high on electric valves and I gave the idea some consideration. As far as I know it wasn't this type, but some of the issues may be the same. The...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By DQDick
Had power anwnings for the last 9 years of full...

Had power anwnings for the last 9 years of full timing had to have the awning material replaced after 7 years on our old rig, but never a problem with the mechanism.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By DQDick
Never had the door open, but the hand rail being...

Never had the door open, but the hand rail being left out has happened a couple of times over 40 years of RVing.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By DQDick
There are a couple of ways to access that, but...

There are a couple of ways to access that, but that said they just pull up on a 2017 so I'm not sure if it has a spring in a new one. The easiest way to access it would be to carefully pry the end...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-17-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By DQDick
Welcome to the forum! Feel free to ask whatever...

Welcome to the forum! Feel free to ask whatever you need to know.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-17-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 438
Posted By DQDick
We've been full timing with a Progressive EMS for...

We've been full timing with a Progressive EMS for the last 9 years of full timing and over 100K miles. At a campground in Indiana it wouldn't come on because of an open ground. The campground gave...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-16-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By DQDick
I just took a small piece of scrap cord and...

I just took a small piece of scrap cord and bought the two ends and made my own.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-16-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By DQDick
Our 2017 has a black self resetting fuse for the...

Our 2017 has a black self resetting fuse for the furnace not sure what they had in 2016 but if you need one you can only get it from Atwood.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-16-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By DQDick
Welcome to the forum! Before we would buy our...

Welcome to the forum! Before we would buy our 2017 we made the dealer install normal hindges so it opens into the bathroom toward the toilet. On our rig, if you left the door as a pivot you...
Forum: Maintenance 02-15-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By DQDick
Well the thermostat didn't solve the problem so...

Well the thermostat didn't solve the problem so it's on to the AC control board today.
Forum: Maintenance 02-15-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By DQDick
As per Dometic the thermostats are the same...

As per Dometic the thermostats are the same unless you have a model with a heat strip. If you change them the AC board should then allow the thermostat to show heat pump. That's how it worked with...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-14-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By DQDick
On some models, like mine, the bedroom ductwork...

On some models, like mine, the bedroom ductwork runs across the roof of the basement and is a really delicate duct. I rewraped mine because stored stuff could easily put a hole in it or disconnect...
Forum: Maintenance 02-14-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By DQDick
Here's what the deal is, there is a controler in...

Here's what the deal is, there is a controler in the AC that gets the signal from the thermostat and then directs it to the AC, furnace or heat pump that's why it could be the problem. On the old...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-14-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By DQDick
The rubber seal can cause that. If you take the...

The rubber seal can cause that. If you take the screen off you can reach up and help it open.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-14-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By DQDick
The first thing to do is to take the basement...

The first thing to do is to take the basement wall out and see if the vent is fully connected and not kinked. As stated above the bedroom thermostat only controls the ac.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-14-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By DQDick
Ours did the same thing recently. I believe...

Ours did the same thing recently. I believe there is a fuse in there somewhere, but we just replaced it with a Sharp because it was a much better unit as far as we were concerned. Not real easy to...
Forum: Maintenance 02-14-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By DQDick
Well after a few days of it working right, it's...

Well after a few days of it working right, it's started again so today we'll replace the thermostat.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-14-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By DQDick
There are things we liked better on our 2010 and...

There are things we liked better on our 2010 and there are some we like better on our 2017 but overall we wouldn't want to trade back so I don't believe the old ones are better than the new ones.
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 02-14-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By DQDick
It really is going to depend on where you're...

It really is going to depend on where you're going. We have Verison because at one of our home bases AT&T is spotty at best while it doesn't work at all at the one in Kansas and none of the other...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-13-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 100
Posted By DQDick
Welcome to the forum! May your new rig bring you...

Welcome to the forum! May your new rig bring you many years of wonderful memories.
Forum: Maintenance 02-13-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By DQDick
If you have one, when you look at your fuse...

If you have one, when you look at your fuse panel, you'll see all normal colored see thru fuses and one solid black one. The black one is the self resetting fuse. If you break it open, you'll see...
Forum: Maintenance 02-13-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By DQDick
I agree. I do believe my furnace control board...

I agree. I do believe my furnace control board was bad and I believe that caused my furnace resetable fuse to weaken. So far, with the new fuse in place all has been good. Cracked the old fuse...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 02-13-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By DQDick
If it's your gauge that's not reading empty you...

If it's your gauge that's not reading empty you should know that they generally don't work for long after they leave the dealers lot.
Forum: Maintenance 02-12-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By DQDick
The problem has begun to return so I changed the...

The problem has begun to return so I changed the resetable fuse and we'll see if that does the trick. If not the thermostat and control board are next on the list. Already have a spare thermostat...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 02-12-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By DQDick
We used them on the old rig, but the new rig has...

We used them on the old rig, but the new rig has bigger slides and since we will change the tires at 5 years anyway we don't use them on the new one.
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