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Forum: Maintenance Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,035
Posted By dieselguy
John ... you might start looking at the dates on...

John ... you might start looking at the dates on these threads and possibly start your own ... you just resurrected one from 2008. Anyways, PEX A-C is mostly just manufacturing differences. I've used...
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-25-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By dieselguy
I figured I'd get a chuckle out of you ... for...

I figured I'd get a chuckle out of you ... for the purists on the MOC, you're really opening a valve and not a solenoid ... fingers were ahead of my brain. :whistling:
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-25-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By dieselguy
The manual override on about any Montana product...

The manual override on about any Montana product is the same after you open the described solenoid with the set screw ... using a 1/4" allen bit in your drill, insert it into the end of the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-22-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By dieselguy
I just use a 75 watt old style incandescent light...

I just use a 75 watt old style incandescent light bulb in a light bulb holder with a cord (like you use in outdoor lighting at Christmas) and let it lay on the floor of the convenience center. Worked...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-18-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By dieselguy
I think you are between a rock and a hard place...

I think you are between a rock and a hard place ... I know it's hard not to fret, but just looking at the snow on the Weather Channel up there ... and you already admitting a visit to the storage...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-17-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By dieselguy
Upcoming RAM Recall

For those of you "Ram it if you can't DODGE it" truck owners ... some 20-23 diesels have an issue concerning enough to trigger a recall. Notices are going out in DEC.


"The recall covers certain...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 11-16-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By dieselguy
I too have stopped getting email notifications to...

I too have stopped getting email notifications to threads I've replied to. Been this way for a week or two now. I've not changed any of my settings in like forever.
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 11-14-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By dieselguy
Fun on the road

We had quite the entertainment for part of the drive returning home from Branson, MO yesterday towing our fiver. A fellow RV’er double towing a @32’ fiver and an 18’ bass boat had us smiling ear to...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-10-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,799
Posted By dieselguy
I used to go "pink", but after trying air several...

I used to go "pink", but after trying air several years ago with "pink" added to ptraps ... I'll not go back. Cut the pressure to @40 psi and start with the farthest faucet. You do have to let it...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-06-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By dieselguy
On a related note to this thread ... there's been...

On a related note to this thread ... there's been scads of lively discussions about tires, weights, and axles over my many years on the MOC. You'll find a good majority of dedicated responses are...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-06-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By dieselguy
If you remove a sensor while the monitor is on...

If you remove a sensor while the monitor is on ... it will chirp. We only use the TST sensors on our fiver and/or boat trailer when we double tow ... I don't turn the monitor on unless we're hitting...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-06-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By dieselguy
I have had the TST non flow through sensors for...

I have had the TST non flow through sensors for several years. The sensors only use battery power when they are screwed on to a tire. If you know you're not going to be traveling for a few months,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-05-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By dieselguy
Lynwood, putting this mod on is rather involved...

Lynwood, putting this mod on is rather involved because you have to remove the entire intake manifold assemblies from the engine. Once I put it on, I'm not interested in ever taking it back off. As...
Forum: Maintenance 11-04-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By dieselguy
I've been running the Hydrastar brake actuator...

I've been running the Hydrastar brake actuator for about 4 years now ... works well and takes up minimal space. Can't speak on your truck compatibility question. A separate rotor/hub assy would be...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-04-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By dieselguy
I'm a firm believer in this mod as well. I went...

I'm a firm believer in this mod as well. I went with the S&S kit when it had the clear return line filter bowl ... pretty easy install for me too. The bad part is having to take both plastic and...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-30-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By dieselguy
Not being afraid of failure nor worried about if...

Not being afraid of failure nor worried about if the owner did or didn't scratch his name on some rock in a park ... I just bought an Andersen hitch a few years back. Easy in and out and reduced...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-30-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By dieselguy
This is only my 2 cents on the issue. Even with...

This is only my 2 cents on the issue. Even with the XFactor deflection will occur in a tight turn on hard pavement, but your frame rails will not move as much. I would have never left my fiver...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-27-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By dieselguy
Unless you are a glutton for punishment, your gut...

Unless you are a glutton for punishment, your gut is already giving you the answer. I've seen the sad aftermath of a few "reputable repairs by a qualified business" in my several years of wrenching...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-24-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,409
Posted By dieselguy
There will always be pin weight give or take a...

There will always be pin weight give or take a few pounds sitting on your truck unless you launch off a cliff. Those 1/2" pins would not hold your bed hitch in place for any length of time without...
Forum: Maintenance 10-24-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By dieselguy
I'll agree with Zack and Lee and add I've only...

I'll agree with Zack and Lee and add I've only seen a failed magnet once in years and years of staring at trailer brakes. The issue further promoted by replacing the magnet "just because" is the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-24-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,409
Posted By dieselguy
After installing them, I've seldom talked to an...

After installing them, I've seldom talked to an RV owner that said there was night and day difference for the better with shock installations. When pressed about ride improvement, most end up...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 10-21-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By dieselguy
The spare tire is a must have for one of those...

The spare tire is a must have for one of those hopefully few times needed to replace a flat while out on the road. I've always treated a spare tire as just that ... a spare. Other than keeping it...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-16-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By dieselguy
Tom Woodward ... your axles surely are...

Tom Woodward ... your axles surely are adjustable. Take your fiver to a truck / trailer alignment shop and they will check the alignment and bend the axles into spec unless something is tragically...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-16-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By dieselguy
Ahhhh the power of advertising and the power of a...

Ahhhh the power of advertising and the power of a catch word. The "ceramic" craze reminds me of the ole Forest Gump scene with Bubba describing all the shrimp options.
There's barbecued ceramic,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-12-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,372
Posted By dieselguy
We were at Cheney Lake west of Wichita last year...

We were at Cheney Lake west of Wichita last year camping right next to the water on the west side. We had gone out in our boat and decided to come back in for a while ... as we were about to anchor...
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