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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-25-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,372
Posted By Dave10
I use an 8ton jack that is good for the TV and...

I use an 8ton jack that is good for the TV and trailer. Using the leveling system works as well. However, it is possible that the shackles could flip doing that which could be a problem if you are...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Dave10
How did you get a trailer that is designed for...

How did you get a trailer that is designed for 24vdc? The only reason for 24vdc solar is for running smaller guage wires which I don't think there is any significant advantage for RV and while adding...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-04-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,603
Posted By Dave10
Sitting on concrete or asphalte is not a problem....

Sitting on concrete or asphalte is not a problem. Sitting in water or damp soil is. there are a lot of "wise tails" out there. If you have questions about tires, send them to the manufactures instead...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-30-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,635
Posted By Dave10
Judging from the comments, I see the RV industry...

Judging from the comments, I see the RV industry is still not trusted for build quality. That is the reason one should mechanically handy if one wants the RV life they can afford. Reliance on dealers...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-20-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,416
Posted By Dave10
I talked to guy pulling a heavy DRV with a 2015...

I talked to guy pulling a heavy DRV with a 2015 F250. He added air bags on the truck and claims he has no problem with he F250 pulling a 20k+ GVW trailer. I suspect the GM 250 and Ford diesels are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 08-12-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,027
Posted By Dave10
The new 10 speed GM transmission is designed and...

The new 10 speed GM transmission is designed and built by GM with a license to use the Alison logo. I would suspect there is a lot of collaberation between GM and Alison. Ford also designed and build...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-05-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,116
Posted By Dave10
Changeing to 8k axles provide larger bearing...

Changeing to 8k axles provide larger bearing surface and brakes shoes both of which provide a significant benefit. I would think 8K brake shoes are the most important for safety reasons. the 12x2...
Forum: Maintenance 07-26-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By Dave10
No need to do anything. The transfer switch is...

No need to do anything. The transfer switch is designed to give the generator priority. When the generator is shut down the transfer switch reconnects shore power.
Forum: Practice and Testing Forum 07-26-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By Dave10
The new trucks are lifted to look more macho. One...

The new trucks are lifted to look more macho. One can change out the factory lift blocks to decrease the lift at 1inch increments.
Forum: Maintenance 07-26-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By Dave10
Gasoline generators need to started frequently...

Gasoline generators need to started frequently because the fuel contain ethonal that absorbs water which corrodes the internal parts of the carborater. Propane does not corrode those parts. However...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 06-21-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,049
Posted By Dave10
I have used Unique Digest-it as well no problem...

I have used Unique Digest-it as well no problem and no smell. How ever in hot weather the tanks need to be refressed with an new dose after a week. Any bio with enzymes treatment is good. Once you...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-21-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By Dave10
Scrim tape is what most professionals use to seal...

Scrim tape is what most professionals use to seal the underbelly.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-21-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dave10
A set of wheel bearings with races are a good...

A set of wheel bearings with races are a good spare to carry.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-14-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,783
Posted By Dave10
Looks like Ford is the king of the hill this...

Looks like Ford is the king of the hill this year. I am looking for a new TV and I think I will wait until the 2021 Fords come out. I am a little skeptical of buying a job one. The GM trucks have...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-03-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,442
Posted By Dave10
If you are paying someone to install that item,...

If you are paying someone to install that item, it should take less than 1hr to install in most RV's. Labor rates vary but I believe less than $150/hr is the market these days. I would tell the...
Forum: Let Us Entertain You 05-27-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By Dave10
I have a winguard Carry out since the were...

I have a winguard Carry out since the were introduced and never had a problem because i choose camping where there's minimal risk while avoiding ones that are in run down areas. Crime seems be more...
Forum: Boon-docking 05-24-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave10
All the cell phone providers offer coverage maps....

All the cell phone providers offer coverage maps. If you are outside of the coverage areas and need internet, you will need to have sattelite service like Hughes Net. It's expensive and difficult to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-18-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,766
Posted By Dave10
I believe Ford, GM, and Ram use many of the...

I believe Ford, GM, and Ram use many of the emission parts from the same vendor. Ford extended their warranty on DEF and several probs and I suspect GM and RAM have done the same. Most dealers should...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-18-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Dave10
I would think that you could contact the factory...

I would think that you could contact the factory and see if they will sell you oe...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 05-17-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,169
Posted By Dave10
I would find a dealer that knows something about...

I would find a dealer that knows something about tires. BTY Sailin, Maxxis, Good Year, and other reputable brands make great trailer tires. It does not matter if they are made in China or not if the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-15-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,448
Posted By Dave10
Published specifications indicate that it should...

Published specifications indicate that it should work with a 2k watt microwave. However, it probably would work using gas and would be marginal with propane. Saying that I have read where Champion...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-10-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,448
Posted By Dave10
Champion are decent generators. Also, do not idle...

Champion are decent generators. Also, do not idle diesel truck engines because according to Caterpillar, it causes "slobering" which causes the engine oil to be contaminated with diesel fuel. That is...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-07-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By Dave10
I forgot to mention that always do what the mfg...

I forgot to mention that always do what the mfg recommends. The annual or 12k miles is recommended for very good reasons. Unfortunately, manufacturers very seldom explain why they make those...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-06-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By Dave10
Just because you never heard of pre-load it does...

Just because you never heard of pre-load it does not mean it does not exist. End play is the same thing. Timken recommends checking the end play for 0.002-0.005 of an inch at the hub using a dial...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-06-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By Dave10
I would not recommend easy lube which intended...

I would not recommend easy lube which intended for boat trailers that submerge the wheels when launching a boat. Those axles are intended to have the housing full of grease to prevent water...
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