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Forum: Long Timers 01-03-2021, 08:31 PM
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Posted By mtlakejim
We already have more than one floor plan that...

We already have more than one floor plan that caters to the Harley haulers (I don't have anything against motorcycles and in fact own one). Where I am headed is towards hauling more than one toy...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-02-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,231
Posted By mtlakejim
The Engineers not the service rep folks.

The Engineers not the service rep folks.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-02-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,231
Posted By mtlakejim
When sourcing raw materials for the build...

When sourcing raw materials for the build yourself, you don't HAVE to use conventional RV equipment. For instance you can use Mini Split A/C units (in fact the two custom MFG=Spacecraft and New...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-02-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By mtlakejim
Oh I get it that this would be a MAJOR project...

Oh I get it that this would be a MAJOR project which is one of the reasons I haven't already started. I have however started converting my 24' enclosed trailer into a toyhauler. Next up I am looking...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-01-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,231
Posted By mtlakejim
Not sure I follow your line of thinking here....

Not sure I follow your line of thinking here. OBVIOUSLY if your building it yourself, you have full control of the TYPE and Quality of the materials used AND you also have control of quality of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-01-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,231
Posted By mtlakejim
The more I see of this kind of stuff the more I...

The more I see of this kind of stuff the more I want to build my unit from the ground up myself!!! I'm retired now and have already gained some expertise in the field (Enclosed camper refit and...
Forum: Long Timers 12-29-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,385
Posted By mtlakejim
Actually I like the idea of nothing on the roof....

Actually I like the idea of nothing on the roof. Reduces chance of a leak and is easier to maintain!!

New Horizon and Spacecraft already have models that use Mini Splits. Technically they are...
Forum: Long Timers 12-29-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,385
Posted By mtlakejim
Hang the dish on the ladder at the back. That's...

Hang the dish on the ladder at the back. That's what a lot of folks do anyway. Put it on an extension pole that can be raised if you have too.

You guys are just throwing weak reasons out there...
Forum: Long Timers 12-29-2020, 01:54 PM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By mtlakejim
You would have to read my other posts. I...

You would have to read my other posts. I mentioned combining the 381TH concept with the storage of the other unit in front of it. Essentially extending the garage (at a lower height) all the way to...
Forum: Long Timers 12-29-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,385
Posted By mtlakejim
It wasn't intended as a PERSONAL attack but...

It wasn't intended as a PERSONAL attack but rather a counter to the statement made. It was a counter DEBATE.

I am, to say the least, VERY PASSIONATE about this design concept. After all, I was...
Forum: Long Timers 12-28-2020, 08:57 PM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By mtlakejim
I'm not going to argue that the configuration of...

I'm not going to argue that the configuration of the entry steps on the unit shown and the baby gate setup is not the best solution. BUT this issue could be engineered out. My though would be bring...
Forum: Long Timers 12-28-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,385
Posted By mtlakejim
So the steps inside the rig are not an issue????...

So the steps inside the rig are not an issue???? Our rig has three steps from kitchen up to front living room and three steps from kitchen up to bedroom/bathroom in rear. Your telling me that three...
Forum: Long Timers 12-27-2020, 12:35 PM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By mtlakejim
If the concept also used Mini Split A/C units the...

If the concept also used Mini Split A/C units the roof line could be extended all the way to 13'6" to add a little more headroom or basement height (I don't think folks buying this to bring their...
Forum: Long Timers 12-26-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,385
Posted By mtlakejim
OK Let me remind everyone that I came up with...

OK Let me remind everyone that I came up with this concept first and have posted here before!!


I suggested that raising the floor of the kitchen area on the HC380/381TH would allow for the...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 12-22-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 640
Posted By mtlakejim
You don't need a crystal ball, just common sense...

You don't need a crystal ball, just common sense and a view into history. Let me put it this way, name ONE company that was bought out and their product got better.

I have lived first hand...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 12-22-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 640
Posted By mtlakejim
I worked in the corporate world for decades. It...

I worked in the corporate world for decades. It never fails that a large company buys a small company because they are doing well and ends up destroying the very culture that made the small company...
Forum: Meet you at the Show, the RV Show that is! 12-19-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
Posted By mtlakejim
Obviously this year is not a good year to attend...

Obviously this year is not a good year to attend a show. So we will look forward to checking out Tampa in 2022. I appreciate knowing it is larger than Hershey (which is fairly big). Thanks for the...
Forum: Meet you at the Show, the RV Show that is! 12-18-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
Posted By mtlakejim
Maybe by the time the Hershey, PA show rolls...

Maybe by the time the Hershey, PA show rolls around we will be past the Covid……


To those who have been to both. How does Hershey compare to Tampa?
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 12-16-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,050
Posted By mtlakejim
Then don't park next to me if I am boondocking...

Then don't park next to me if I am boondocking LOL. After all isn't the very purpose of boondocking to get away from everyone else?

Besides I spent many a night sleeping soundly to the hum of a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-15-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By mtlakejim
Curt/mopar 24 here and almost zero problems. I...

Curt/mopar 24 here and almost zero problems. I did learn though that you need the king pin to slide up the hitch slightly to work. If you back in with the pin high it won't latch sometimes. In other...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 12-14-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,050
Posted By mtlakejim
If Solar is your hobby more power to ya. But I...

If Solar is your hobby more power to ya. But I just don't see the practical side of all of it. Every time someone starts talking about spending this kind of money on a solar setup for their RV I get...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-14-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,231
Posted By mtlakejim
You should not have to get down on bended knee...

You should not have to get down on bended knee and beg a customer service rep to assist. They should understand if a customer is upset. We spend a LOT of money on these things!!


The best way to...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 12-12-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,306
Posted By mtlakejim
I agree the outside shower/12 volt pump doesn't...

I agree the outside shower/12 volt pump doesn't have enough umph to do a good job.

I have 20 acres myself but I also have a backhoe so I dropped in a 55gallon drum with short field line...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 12-12-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,306
Posted By mtlakejim
Several of the COE parks here in Arkansas have...

Several of the COE parks here in Arkansas have signs on their flush water at the dump stations (no they don't run separate lines to each campsite-in fact most COE here don't have water hookups at...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 12-10-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,306
Posted By mtlakejim
[QUOTE=BB_TX;1206595]That is not true. The...

[QUOTE=BB_TX;1206595]That is not true. The purpose of an anti siphon atmospheric vent is to break the vacuum to prevent the siphoning of water back thru a pipe.



The problem with the theory...
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