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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-16-2019, 09:08 AM
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Posted By dsttexas
Excellent CNET article on all aspects of towing.

I found this online article to be a very realistic and complete guide to towing all kinds of trailers. Covers all weight specs, types of hitches, hooking up, towing and more, with several videos.
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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-08-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By dsttexas
Agreed. Good point, but the process I suggested...

Agreed. Good point, but the process I suggested might still help resolve bound up legs that won't go any higher.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-08-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By dsttexas
May need to lower manual extensions further

Find someone with a truck and hitch that sits lower than yours, or put some kind of support in your truck bed that will allow your hitch to be lowered onto it. Then raise front jacks all the way,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-12-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
Posted By dsttexas
Point the trailer

Before starting to backup, and as you pull just past the site you want, "cock" the trailer, or point the trailer to the opening so it starts heading for the site the instant you start backing up. ...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 06-03-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,389
Posted By dsttexas
Great so far.

I don't remember the brand that came on my 2015 Montana, but after several issues I replaced them with these Goodyear Endurance tires, highly recommended by Discount Tire, and they have been perfect...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-13-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By dsttexas
This is right on! I was about to post the same...

This is right on! I was about to post the same thing before I saw this.

The dilemma between safe space over bed rails and trailer riding high in front is a direct result of truck beds getting...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 04-17-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,677
Posted By dsttexas
Depends on weight and wheel specs

My 2015 292RK five'r is not that heavy, and I replaced originals with Goodyear Endurance LR E tires, and they are doing great running at 75-80 lbs. I haven't examined inside of my rims to see what...
Forum: Insurance 03-13-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,511
Posted By dsttexas
Same in Texas, for me anyway.

Mine jumped at least 50%, they said due to regional insurance losses due to hurricanes. Right! Shopping around.
Forum: Navigation 03-04-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By dsttexas
Good Sam's Trip Planner taking LOA

Just got this notice (link below) that Good Sam is reworking its Trip Planner and taking the current version off line until late 2019. I don't know why they couldn't just leave it active until the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-24-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,019
Posted By dsttexas
That extra 1.5 inches might have been too much on...

That extra 1.5 inches might have been too much on my prior duallys ('05 F350 and '11 Chevy 3500. My current '17 Chevy 3500 SRW allows a bit more bed drop I think, and I have just about 6" clearance...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 02-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,019
Posted By dsttexas
Check bed height difference too

I never used airbags, or felt the need to. Not sure what they might do to normal no towing bed height and loaded towing bed height. But any more height on my rig and the trailer would be riding too...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-18-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,396
Posted By dsttexas
The red latch sets the deadbolt, and the latch...

The red latch sets the deadbolt, and the latch above the black flat door opening handle locks that handle from moving. Same two operations as the two outside key locks.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-17-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,396
Posted By dsttexas
Right. But with the door open most or all the...

Right. But with the door open most or all the way, that handle can't be easily reached. Hence the added knob at midpoint to pull closed, then use the regular handle to pull tight. Much easier and not...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 02-17-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,396
Posted By dsttexas
I added a knob to help with closing door without reaching.

Not sure if this fits your issue or not, but we had a problem reaching out from inside to grab the screen door, by itself or connected to outside door. Too many times we grabbed the plastic slider...
Forum: Polls 02-10-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By dsttexas
Nope

Had 05 Ford dually 2011 Chevy dually and never rotated the rears. Both tires on both sides wore very evenly so rotating would not accomplish anything. No way should any dually rotate incorporate the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-04-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,781
Posted By dsttexas
I use an iBall Wireless mag mount Rear view bed...

I use an iBall Wireless mag mount Rear view bed camera. Perfectly clear undistorted view of pin sliding into latch. The curved mirror is too distorted and not big enough view.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-27-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,344
Posted By dsttexas
Power fill switch

The "Tank Fill Power Fresh" valve controls flow from City water connection direct to inside plumbing bypassing the water tank (Normal position) or in the down position allows you to fill the water...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-21-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,339
Posted By dsttexas
My 2017 high country Silverado shows instant...

My 2017 high country Silverado shows instant mileage, along with the various settings for mileage over different lengths. Cruising along at 60-65 without head or tail winds I get 19-23. With my 5th...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-16-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By dsttexas
Try an iBall

I have an iBall camera. No wires needed. It uses a magnetic base to hold the camera in position where you place it, and a cigar lighter plugin in unit with the screen to show you what it sees.

My...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 12-13-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By dsttexas
Thanks for all the suggestions...

I did take a simple approach with this and seems fine. The wire mesh of the rack needed something with a bigger head than normal screws so it wouldn't pull through the rack. The silver heads stand...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-19-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,133
Posted By dsttexas
This now works every time for me.

In my experience, the best procedure to disconnect and avoid this is:

1. Pull lever back and pin it in open position.
2. Raise trailer so there is about 1/2" open clearance between bottom of...
Forum: Repairs & Service 11-04-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,591
Posted By dsttexas
Trailer Aid runup ramps work just fine.

These have worked great for me on several occasions. The only issue is sometimes the ramp will start slipping as you back or drive forward to put the good tire on it.

It has bolt heads on the...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-14-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By dsttexas
Command strips are great, but..

The issue in my case is that the adhesive quality of command strips, or velcro that I used, is greater than the paper layer on the wallboard, hence the paper layer just separated from the wall.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-09-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By dsttexas
Molly bolts may be it.

I pulled off the outside cover of the fridge, and discovered several things. The wall in question is about a foot past the side edge of this opening and only have about 2 inches between fins and...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-09-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By dsttexas
Good suggestion.

I'll definitely investigate that! Thanks.
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