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Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,171
Posted By bcrvman
55mph or 90kph is my ideal speed when moving...

55mph or 90kph is my ideal speed when moving 30,000 lbs down the road. Maybe it would help people understand if it was expressed in more familiar terms like feet per second. 55mph is 81 feet per...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-26-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By bcrvman
I never leave an awning out while away from the...

I never leave an awning out while away from the RV. I did once, and came back to a destroyed awning. If it's windy enough you think you need tie downs what you really need is to retract them,...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-26-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By bcrvman
That breaker type is good (marine) but remember,...

That breaker type is good (marine) but remember, Lippert issued a notice to upgrade the hydraulics 50 to an 80.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-20-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By bcrvman
Great place to see the fall colours, not to...

Great place to see the fall colours, not to mention the cider house, cheese shop and of course the Von Trapp lodge etc.

One thing to be aware of, most cg's in the NE are NOT geared for big rigs,...
Forum: Trailers, Tow Vehicles & RV related items for Sale 06-19-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By bcrvman
Let us know what you get for it. I am selling...

Let us know what you get for it. I am selling mine in 2 years. My MSRP was about $105 before taxes. Your ask is what I paid for a 2018 MS3811 fall of 2017.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-15-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By bcrvman
Our second switch is for the ceiling fan. That...

Our second switch is for the ceiling fan. That switch must be on plus the fan pull switch. Our direction switch requires a ladder as it is a tiny slide switch on the hub.
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 06-15-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By bcrvman
The easy way to tell if you have rel deep cycle...

The easy way to tell if you have rel deep cycle batteries is to look at the labelling and see if the initials CCA or MCCA or the words Cranking Amps or Marine Cranking Amps or similar appear. If any...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 06-12-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,187
Posted By bcrvman
That appears to be a rip off of a TST507. Stick...

That appears to be a rip off of a TST507. Stick with the real deal and get a TST.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-05-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By bcrvman
You should be able to just follow the generator...

You should be able to just follow the generator wires to the xfr switch.
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 06-05-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By bcrvman
There is no need to find the trusses. My 6 panels...

There is no need to find the trusses. My 6 panels are only fastened to the roof decking, 2 screws at each corner. I first fastened the feet with that heavy duty 3M double sided tape but on my roof...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-04-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,733
Posted By bcrvman
Change them all to TST 507's.

Change them all to TST 507's.
Forum: Maintenance 06-01-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By bcrvman
I have never used caulk, I use Dicor for roof as...

I have never used caulk, I use Dicor for roof as well as Eternabond tape. On vertical surfaces around doors and windows ProSeal. NEVER use silicone outside the RV. Many will advise against Eternabond...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-29-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By bcrvman
You are causing the problem by turning the...

You are causing the problem by turning the propane valves off and on. If you don't turn slowly enough the safety system will STOP the flow. Just leave them on except for when changing. Even with...
Forum: Navigation 05-25-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By bcrvman
Msft S&T was discontinued many years ago, you...

Msft S&T was discontinued many years ago, you should get something that is supported and is getting updated with the latest road data. I spent many years looking for something as good as S&T and...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 05-18-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,188
Posted By bcrvman
There are thos that are playing in the parade,...

There are thos that are playing in the parade, those that watch the parade, and others who say 'what parade'. We are producing the latter now. God help our grandchildren .
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-18-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By bcrvman
When you disconnect from shore power the...

When you disconnect from shore power the converter should be turned off otherwise you are chasing your tail. If the batteries are dealer installed or equivalent they are most likely dead. In order of...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 05-15-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,470
Posted By bcrvman
I was going to go that route until one day it hit...

I was going to go that route until one day it hit me, folding bikes. We are a couple so have a ton of room in the rear seat area of the truck and it folds up. Problem solved.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-08-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By bcrvman
Different scenario. I am suggesting the vent is...

Different scenario. I am suggesting the vent is not connected to the tank at all, they didn't drill the hole for it so the tank is sealed, but if it is and they overfill it then your scenario might...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 05-08-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By bcrvman
I think you mean in parallel, series connections...

I think you mean in parallel, series connections are affected by shade but not like the old days but they drive an MPPT better.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-08-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By bcrvman
Find your .GFI outlet and cycle it off and on

Find your .GFI outlet and cycle it off and on
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-08-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By bcrvman
You have something else going on, no amount of...

You have something else going on, no amount of showers should blow a tank, First thing is why is it closed, it's grey not black. Second is no pressure can build up if the venting is working. Try...
Forum: Maintenance 05-08-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By bcrvman
Sadly not that unusual. An RV is actually a...

Sadly not that unusual. An RV is actually a rolling parts and tools carrier for the DIYer towing it. Oh, and sometimes we camp.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-08-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By bcrvman
You opened the valve too quick and that tripped...

You opened the valve too quick and that tripped the gas safety valve in the tank. Close all the valves, remove the pigtails or burn off the gas by turning on the gas range. Then open the valves VERY...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-08-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By bcrvman
Looks pretty typical, but hook up and measure...

Looks pretty typical, but hook up and measure truck clearance and check if trailer is level to very slightly nose low, NEVER nose high.
Forum: Repairs & Service 05-04-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By bcrvman
Agreed, that's how I did mine, but I can't see a...

Agreed, that's how I did mine, but I can't see a battery wire. If the red bus bar is tied to +12VDC then the wiring is correct but I can't see it in that picture.
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