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Forum: Repairs & Service 08-19-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By berridge
Blackwater dump valve

Opening the blackwater dump valve is becoming very difficult and I am concerned that the cable will break. The mechanism seems to be secured between two fanges which are bonded to the drain pipe...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,046
Posted By berridge
It is important to regulate the pressure when at...

It is important to regulate the pressure when at the dump station and using the black tank rinse system as well as at a site. The antisiphon valve in the line is supposed to be good for 150 psi BUT...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-24-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By berridge
I did replace the broken anti-syphon valve with a...

I did replace the broken anti-syphon valve with a 90 deg elbow but after several weeks my local dealer did succeed in getting a proper replacement valve. I have removed the elbow and installed the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-24-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By berridge
Correction Bentsen Palm Village is in Mission not...

Correction Bentsen Palm Village is in Mission not Harlingen.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-24-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By berridge
Have a look at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort in...

Have a look at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort in Harlingen. They have a good website. We enjoyed our years there.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By berridge
The only way to check them is to remove the...

The only way to check them is to remove the bolts. To do this jack the chassis up till the wheels just lift. Then jack the axle up to just remove the weight from the suspension. The bolts can be...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-08-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By berridge
I have successfully replaced the kitchen faucet....

I have successfully replaced the kitchen faucet. As suggested by Rapidrobert I found help at Home Depot; the plumbing guy suggested the Watts A-124 fitting (3/8X1/2) and to discard the compression...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-06-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By berridge
Kitchen Faucet- Help Needed

After 3 years the kitchen fauucet in my 09 3075 has become badly corroded and leaks. I would like to replace it and have purchased a Moen. However the connections on the new faucet are female and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 09-26-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By berridge
To be legal the weight of your truck FULLY LOADED...

To be legal the weight of your truck FULLY LOADED ie with passengers tools etc and with the loaded trailer attached must not exceed the GVWR which in your case is 9200 lbs. I would bet that you will...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 09-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By berridge
Success-sort of.By using a stronger light I was...

Success-sort of.By using a stronger light I was able to see a small part of the valve and so was able to determine its location relative to the shower taps. Once the panel securing the shower taps...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 09-26-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By berridge
Thanks for the ideas. I'm heading out to the...

Thanks for the ideas. I'm heading out to the trailer now so will see. The damage is my fault as I hooked into a supply line at the dump station without attaching a pressure control valve. I always do...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 09-26-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By berridge
Black Tank Flush Line Leaking-Help

When I use the black tank flush, water pours out under the sliding door. It is likely a damaged check valve. I need help in locating this valve in my Monty 3075. I have removed the shower taps but...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-15-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By berridge
I have never covered my trailers in the past. I...

I have never covered my trailers in the past. I had a friend who did and he found that in a wind the cover chafed against the sides and end caps causing unwelcome wear no matter how well he secured...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-09-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,619
Posted By berridge
This AM I decided to try greasing my wheel...

This AM I decided to try greasing my wheel bearings using the recommended method for the EasyLube system- two squirts. As there has been so much discussion as to how effective this system is I...
Forum: Maintenance 07-09-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By berridge
After having a wet bolt kit instsalled I was...

After having a wet bolt kit instsalled I was unable to get grease to flow into the bushings. Even with the chassis jacked up to remove the pressure on the bolts it was a real struggle to get the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-05-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By berridge
I can't help comparing the owners manual I got...

I can't help comparing the owners manual I got with my new car with the bag of "manuals" I received with my RV. In addition the car has a detailed maintance schedule booklet. The RV industry...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-18-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By berridge
When I disconnect the hose from the flush...

When I disconnect the hose from the flush connection in the convenience centre, water flows back out. I found that the check valve is not located at the connection but seems to be located somewhere...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 04-19-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By berridge
Red Propane Regulator

Although this topic has been discussed before I feel it is a safety issue and so of interest to new members. Upon opening the door side propane tank (the one with the red regulator) I could hear a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 04-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,267
Posted By berridge
I have towed 16k miles with my 2011 F350 and...

I have towed 16k miles with my 2011 F350 and smile every time I fire it up. It is quiet and strong with a smooth operating transmission. With speed control set it hums along rarely needing to...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-15-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By berridge
I did not replace the lost handle. I simply pull...

I did not replace the lost handle. I simply pull or push the rod. It seems to move quite easily- unlike the two in the convenience center. I can hardly move the black tank pull so I will try the...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 03-20-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By berridge
Thanks for all your replies. I too have replaced...

Thanks for all your replies. I too have replaced many faucets in my stick homes so replacing the RV one should be doable. I realize also that there are a number of "sweet freaks" amung the "Montana...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 03-19-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By berridge
Kitchen Faucet

After only three years my kitchen faucet looks 20 years old. In addition the handle is loose and I cannot turn the hex screw to secure it. I plan to replace it with one from Home Depot. I am...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 03-07-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By berridge
I solved our sink smell by taking off the drain...

I solved our sink smell by taking off the drain pipes under both the kitchen sinks and cleaning the gunk out of then using soap and a bit of bleach. Fittings are hand tight so no tools necessary.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-29-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By berridge
I felt that there was about 20% of the furnace...

I felt that there was about 20% of the furnace heat output going below to the tanks based on the pipe area. Since we seldom are in below freezing temps I built a diverter box which fits under the...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 01-13-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By berridge
I have used the Plasti Mend and have found it...

I have used the Plasti Mend and have found it works well. My leak was at the top of the galley tank where the drain from the sink enters the tank. While I had the belly off I added two braces to try...
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