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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-23-2020, 03:23 PM
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Views: 656
Posted By vipermanden
Never had mice in our 2017 Montana, but then in...

Never had mice in our 2017 Montana, but then in our brand new SOB, we found 10 of them living in our basement congregating near my gas BBQ. So after cleaning up every single trace we could find of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-26-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,532
Posted By vipermanden
We had a 2017 3820FK, and there is a small slide...

We had a 2017 3820FK, and there is a small slide on the right side, which is just a kitchen counter with lots of cabinet storage. Yes our 3820FK did have frame flex, and spent 2 months at the dealer...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,023
Posted By vipermanden
Lynwood, I agree with you, I used to own a...

Lynwood, I agree with you, I used to own a manufacturing company, and the customers always wanted more for less money. Heck a decent car or truck goes for around 50k and up now! Every nut, bolt and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-13-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By vipermanden
This is what sold me after having the "Frame...

This is what sold me after having the "Frame Flex" issues with my Montana. Look at the difference in these two chassis. It took me a while to find a pic of the Lippert Z frame chassis, because there...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By vipermanden
Watched the video. Looks impressive. Looks like...

Watched the video. Looks impressive. Looks like it has almost the same construction on the frame as my SOB. The main thing is that it comes back and ties it together making it a box frame rather than...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-12-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By vipermanden
Someone here said the frame is reinforced? I...

Someone here said the frame is reinforced? I would like to see how? Our Montana 3820FK had to be in the shop for 2 months as the took the whole front cap off, and re-welded and added strength to the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-12-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,023
Posted By vipermanden
You can always find something you wish you had in...

You can always find something you wish you had in your RV. You can never seem to find the one that has everything exactly like you would want it. Our Montana had very little cabinet space in the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-22-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By vipermanden
We were lucky and sold our 2017 3820 FK full body...

We were lucky and sold our 2017 3820 FK full body paint legacy edition with every option and more, within 1-2 weeks of posting it on RV Trader. If someone is looking for the model you have, and you...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-18-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By vipermanden
As you can see in my pic, we are pretty level...

As you can see in my pic, we are pretty level with the RAM 3500 4x4 dually with auto leveling air bags. I put the B&W Companion hitch at it's lowest point to get the ride to be more level. I had them...
Forum: Member News 12-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,930
Posted By vipermanden
Wow, after seeing those pics, it looks like a...

Wow, after seeing those pics, it looks like a tornado hit the 5th wheel, and it just imploded! Now I think after seeing those pics, I'm not hunkering down in my 5th wheel if a major storm is coming...
Forum: Member News 12-08-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,930
Posted By vipermanden
Music is life, I sent you a PM

Music is life, I sent you a PM
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 11-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,376
Posted By vipermanden
Since weight is a critical issue, I used to carry...

Since weight is a critical issue, I used to carry an AB machine and 50 pounds of dumbells with us, but then saw on another RV forum, that someone ditched all that for 8 pounds of workout equipment....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-10-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By vipermanden
Ya'll might not notice, but when you do go on...

Ya'll might not notice, but when you do go on your first RV trip after storing, the wheels will have flat spots if stored on concrete or asphalt, and it does tend to stress the RV and tires etc., so...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-03-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,959
Posted By vipermanden
Here is a pic of my new rig. I'm right at a...

Here is a pic of my new rig. I'm right at a combined weight of 30,000 pounds now. Have driven 14,000 miles with this configuration and all is fine. I still miss my Montana though. there were features...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-03-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,959
Posted By vipermanden
I had a heavy Montana for 2-1/2 years, and now...

I had a heavy Montana for 2-1/2 years, and now own a new SOB 5th wheel that is 5,000 pounds heavier. I still tow with a beefed up 3500 long bed dually, but in our club there are numerous people...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-17-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By vipermanden
I thought they were stole as well, when we...

I thought they were stole as well, when we visited Hoover dam, because I noticed both were gone. But since I took photos of my RV at each resort, I saw one day after driving down this rough road,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-16-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By vipermanden
2011-2016 RAM 3500 dually hubcaps

Does anyone out there have a hack for keeping these hubcaps from coming off? I have lost one front and two rears so far on my 2016 RAM 3500 Dually and they are not cheap. With shipping the two rears...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-16-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By vipermanden
I find that the tire pressure monitors read low...

I find that the tire pressure monitors read low for about the first 5 minutes of driving, and then come up to speed rapidly and are accurate after that. I too have TST TPMS 507 flow thru system, and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-09-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By vipermanden
Bulldog, We have been to 125 RV parks and 40...

Bulldog, We have been to 125 RV parks and 40 states and two provinces of Canada, and we don't rely on RV GPS software. We use our GPS in our truck, and our phones, and Google maps to decide which way...
Forum: Member News 09-03-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,327
Posted By vipermanden
Since we don't have guests sleeping over when we...

Since we don't have guests sleeping over when we travel, we just took off the sliding door to the bedroom. One less thing to worry about when traveling.
Forum: Member News 09-01-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,327
Posted By vipermanden
Welcome to the Montana world. There is only one...

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...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-25-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By vipermanden
I agree with also having a temp gun. I do as well...

I agree with also having a temp gun. I do as well as the TPMS system. I just thought it would still be good for him to use the leveling jacks and just bring the wheels off of the ground, and spin and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-25-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By vipermanden
I don't know what year this poster's rig is, but...

I don't know what year this poster's rig is, but my 2017 had drum brakes on all 4 wheels?
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-25-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By vipermanden
One should always tow with a TPMS sensor setup....

One should always tow with a TPMS sensor setup. It tells you temp and pressure of each wheel. Second, weigh your rig when loaded to see if you are balanced evenly or are over loading one axle over...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-25-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,195
Posted By vipermanden
I don't like having tires off the ground,...

I don't like having tires off the ground, especially since we use the scissor clamps between the tires to keep the rocking to a minimum. So when the tires come off the ground, we have 6 of those 1"...
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