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Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-24-2020, 02:41 PM
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Posted By BB_TX
And also make sure you have a tight seal at the...

And also make sure you have a tight seal at the hose connection. The least air leak will prevent the antifreeze pickup. Some have had to use an additional rubber washer.

I always get mine started...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
I certainly agree that the move toward electric...

I certainly agree that the move toward electric vehicles and the reduced dependence, and use of, petroleum products is going to have a significant impact on the employment and tax bases of some local...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
Must have been one of the fast charging stations,...

Must have been one of the fast charging stations, or a lack of adequate power at that location. The 240 vac charging stations pump out only 30 amps of charging power, or only 7,200 watts. But the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
Electric motors are 85%-90% efficient. Gasoline...

Electric motors are 85%-90% efficient. Gasoline engines are 15%-20% efficient.

Fossil fuel fired electric generation stations have an efficiency of from around 40% to 60% depending on the fuel...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-24-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
There are currently 3 types of charging stations....

There are currently 3 types of charging stations. There are the standard 120 vac and the faster 240 vac chargers. And then there are the fast charging stations. The fast charging stations claim an...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-23-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
An ICE vehicle has something like 100 times more...

An ICE vehicle has something like 100 times more moving parts than an EV. An electric motor basically has one moving part, a rotor turning inside a fixed stator. No transmission. No cooling system....
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-23-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
Michael Schellenberger is a nuclear power...

Michael Schellenberger is a nuclear power lobbyist. So naturally he is presenting a one sided presentation of how superior nuclear is to other alternatives.

He mentions solar farms incinerating...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-23-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
“Those horseless carriages will never replace the...

“Those horseless carriages will never replace the horse!”

For those whose lives are intertwined with the oil industry, that is a very important part of who they are. But it is also easy to get...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-22-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By BB_TX
Assuming I am looking at the pictures right, it...

Assuming I am looking at the pictures right, it appears the flush lines are a foot or two over from the toilet. So the anti siphon valve may actually be in the wall between the shower and the back of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-22-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
Fossil fuels including oil, natural gas, and coal...

Fossil fuels including oil, natural gas, and coal are only renewable in the sense of occurring over millions of years. Yes, there are huge reserves known and yet unknown. And we will not be running...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By BB_TX
Good choice on the 30. I have a 30 amp cord for...

Good choice on the 30. I have a 30 amp cord for when we go to a 30 amp only park in Colorado. Much easier on this old body to get it out and then roll it back up to leave, especially in cold weather...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-21-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 597
Posted By BB_TX
The only thing holding EVs back is the power to...

The only thing holding EVs back is the power to run them. Adequate horsepower and torque are not an issue even for OTR haulers. A lot of improvements have been made in battery technology, but not...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By BB_TX
I would buy a weatherproof 12 v outlet (google...

I would buy a weatherproof 12 v outlet (google it), drill a hole in the outside wall and mount it where you want it, and run a wire with an in-line fuse direct to one of the auto reset breakers in...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,629
Posted By BB_TX
There are bottle jack lift accessories much...

There are bottle jack lift accessories much cheaper than a couple hundred dollars.
...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By BB_TX
Since it works on one GFCI outlet and not the...

Since it works on one GFCI outlet and not the other, I see three possibilities;
The one that trips is bad and trips when it shouldn’t,
The one that doesn’t trip is bad and doesn’t trip when it...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-21-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,629
Posted By BB_TX
The smaller jacks have a very small pad on top....

The smaller jacks have a very small pad on top. That small pad on that rounded tube or U bolt just looks unstable. That is why many of us have gone to the larger jack with the larger pad even though...
Forum: Trailers, Tow Vehicles & RV related items for Sale 10-19-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By BB_TX
Many people don’t like nada.com, but the prices...

Many people don’t like nada.com, but the prices it shows is around $110,000 for the combo. Depreciation 1st 1-3 years is a killer.
No problem starting high as you can always come down. But that is a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By BB_TX
Those two white discolored white wires obviously...

Those two white discolored white wires obviously show signs of overheating. And by the way the insulation melted, they overheated at the end where they connect to the buss bar indicating a poor...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-18-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,629
Posted By BB_TX
But it will not bend the axle. The weight on the...

But it will not bend the axle. The weight on the jack is sitting directly under the spring where the weight is centered for that side. When someone says “not on the axle” they mean under the axle on...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By BB_TX
If you are using a water pressure regulator at...

If you are using a water pressure regulator at the faucet then use a Y connector off that to connect the flush hose. The piping connections may not be rated as high as the anti siphon valve itself....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-18-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By BB_TX
Don’t know if the still do, but they used to have...

Don’t know if the still do, but they used to have a decal diagram showing front, rear, and each side of the trailer with each individual decal piece numbered for ordering purposes.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By BB_TX
Enjoy. It is all about the journey.

Enjoy. It is all about the journey.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-16-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,055
Posted By BB_TX
The SRW vs DRW discussions have been tempered...

The SRW vs DRW discussions have been tempered somewhat over the years as the SRW payload ratings have increased significantly on the newer trucks making them capable of handling much larger 5ers.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-14-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,109
Posted By BB_TX
I have used a 6" clear extension on the sewer...

I have used a 6" clear extension on the sewer outlet for years and really don't see any thing near nasty about it. The water flows thru so fast it really only looks like varying colors of brown water...
Forum: Practice and Testing Forum 10-12-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,809
Posted By BB_TX
When I saw that my first thought was thinking La...

When I saw that my first thought was thinking La Grange, Texas. Then I found out that there is a La Grange in at least 12 states.
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