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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-16-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,087
Posted By rmthelen
Trying to use the fireplace to heat to keep from...

Trying to use the fireplace to heat to keep from freezing is not a good idea in my opinion. It will heat the living area but does nothing to heat the basement where the water system lives.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 09-02-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By rmthelen
It is possible and also very probable that your...

It is possible and also very probable that your batteries would be dead after only 9 days in storage, especially if low on water as you stated.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-20-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,594
Posted By rmthelen
Sounds like you may have fried the fuses when you...

Sounds like you may have fried the fuses when you tried the booster. If it were just the motor, the fuse would blow but more than likely wouldn't fry. You should be fine to power up after you install...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-19-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,594
Posted By rmthelen
The 11.7 volt is not representative of a full...

The 11.7 volt is not representative of a full charge of your battery, actually it is the voltage of a completely discharged battery. It should be more than 12.5 when fully charged, suggest you fully...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-10-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,584
Posted By rmthelen
Without knowing what the tow vehicle is, it is...

Without knowing what the tow vehicle is, it is difficult to troubleshoot on this forum.
There is not enough information to accurately problem solve.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 05-23-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,644
Posted By rmthelen
A suggestion would be to leave the carpet under...

A suggestion would be to leave the carpet under the bed and replace only the visible area surrounding the bed.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-16-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By rmthelen
Looks like your thermostat is malfunctioning.

Looks like your thermostat is malfunctioning.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-12-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,458
Posted By rmthelen
The kingpin stabilizer tripod is not effective...

The kingpin stabilizer tripod is not effective with the rubber isolated Moryde hitch. Best advise is the keep the jacks as short as possible by using jack pads. I have 2x12's and stack them to...
Forum: Repairs & Service 04-05-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,610
Posted By rmthelen
12 Twelve, the water heater in ours is 12 gallon.

12 Twelve, the water heater in ours is 12 gallon.
Forum: Repairs & Service 04-05-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,610
Posted By rmthelen
I removed mine also but plan to replace it as it...

I removed mine also but plan to replace it as it is needed to properly winterize the trailer. With it removed, you will need an extra 12 gallons of antifreeze as it is there to prevent backflow into...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-22-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,763
Posted By rmthelen
With the level up system it only takes a minute...

With the level up system it only takes a minute to unhook, and set up. In the morning, another minute to hook up and we're on the road. If you don't have the level up system, stay hooked up to save...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 01-12-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,276
Posted By rmthelen
We also have had this camera for about 2 years...

We also have had this camera for about 2 years and have had no problem with it....Also recommend the YI
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-01-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,626
Posted By rmthelen
No, but it is a tight squeeze for someone no...

No, but it is a tight squeeze for someone no longer made of rubber. Check out youtube videos and you will be enlightened as to the process. The valve is about $20 on amazon.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-14-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,570
Posted By rmthelen
About 2 years ago, Florida law will allow if you...

About 2 years ago, Florida law will allow if you are properly licensed in your state of residence. I believe this went into effect in January of 2017.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-05-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By rmthelen
It could also be your brake controller causing...

It could also be your brake controller causing the jerking. If so, invest in an inertia actuation model.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-05-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By rmthelen
If you don't like the wheels off the ground,...

If you don't like the wheels off the ground, raise your trailer up a few inches and place boards under the wheels and lower back down.
Forum: Repairs & Service 09-17-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By rmthelen
We had this problem and it was the check valve on...

We had this problem and it was the check valve on the exit side of the water heater. It's purpose is to prevent anti freeze from entering the tank when winterizing. I removed it and have not replaced...
Forum: Maintenance 07-05-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By rmthelen
It was located at the point that the line from...

It was located at the point that the line from the faucet is connected to the pex line. On ours it was at the end of the flexible hose from the faucet. If you disconnect you will more than likely...
Forum: Maintenance 07-05-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By rmthelen
In addition to the one at the faucet end, we had...

In addition to the one at the faucet end, we had a restriction device in the line where the flexible hose attaches to the pex line. It was very difficult to access so once I removed it to clean it, I...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-30-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,726
Posted By rmthelen
My experience is that the shorter the front legs,...

My experience is that the shorter the front legs, the more stable the unit. I always use blocks especially on the front.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 05-27-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,339
Posted By rmthelen
I would think it more critical to have the...

I would think it more critical to have the trailer level and the weight distributed evenly between the front and rear tandems.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-24-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By rmthelen
We had one come unlatched in a Forest River...

We had one come unlatched in a Forest River product in 2010 and when it opened the wind at highway speed removed it from our trailer. Ever since then, we secure the latch with a rubber band, no...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-10-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,130
Posted By rmthelen
Try to bypass the disconnect switch, it could be...

Try to bypass the disconnect switch, it could be faulty causing an open condition. Just guessing.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-09-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,130
Posted By rmthelen
Does your landing gear operate?

Does your landing gear operate?
Forum: Additions & Improvements 05-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,755
Posted By rmthelen
Brian, I just measured our 320 and it is 19...

Brian, I just measured our 320 and it is 19 11/16. Looks like you are safe to purchase and install.
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