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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-29-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By dieselguy
Different stroke for different folks. Does it not...

Different stroke for different folks. Does it not bother you that most dealerships do not use the line mechanics to change oil, but generally the same dude that details cars that come in on trades?...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-27-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By dieselguy
Some good info so far ... I've owned 3 Montana's...

Some good info so far ... I've owned 3 Montana's over the years as well as a Brand "X" or two. Two things stand out over my 24 years of RV ownership.
1. All manufacturers advertisement of "4...
Forum: Maintenance 07-24-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By dieselguy
You might figure on ordering a replacement...

You might figure on ordering a replacement panel. Many are glued to the ceiling trusses. You
might try using a stud finder.
Forum: Maintenance 07-19-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By dieselguy
Good catch Bob ... I was trying to cover all...

Good catch Bob ... I was trying to cover all bases, but didn't put down enough words.
Forum: Maintenance 07-19-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By dieselguy
Pretty common issue. If you have Level Up, lift...

Pretty common issue. If you have Level Up, lift most all the weight off the tires and you can usually pump grease in the zerks. If you don't have Level Up, just use a jack to lift the tire off the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-18-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By dieselguy
I assume your truck has the 6R140 six speed...

I assume your truck has the 6R140 six speed tranny in it. They tend to run hotter that what many of us are accustomed to. The Mercon LV full synthetic fluid can handle 220's all day long so says Ford...
Forum: Maintenance 07-10-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By dieselguy
Looking at your second photo, the mount between...

Looking at your second photo, the mount between both axles has a rubber insert called a shear spring that the shackles attached to. Yours is cracked but I can't tell how much. Cracks around a quarter...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-07-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,352
Posted By dieselguy
What a marathon thread ... I get the issue of...

What a marathon thread ... I get the issue of warranty with new fiver owners, but to those bashing this hitch over a handful of supposed failures ... all I can respond is when out and about RVing, we...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-25-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By dieselguy
Place close attention to DQDicks last sentence...

Place close attention to DQDicks last sentence ... "very very HOT" in July. :iagree:
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-24-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By dieselguy
Most any roof AC on any RV you'll see just drains...

Most any roof AC on any RV you'll see just drains out to the roof onto the gutter and then on to the ground.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-23-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By dieselguy
In all honesty, if you're going to go to the...

In all honesty, if you're going to go to the trouble of adding a second AC.. I'd go with at least the 13.5 BTU. A 9500 BTU AC is just the next thing above a block of ice with a fan blowing on it in...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 06-21-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By dieselguy
Like has been respectfully said and will...

Like has been respectfully said and will respectively be said ... take your automotive expectations for the RV industry and file them away somewhere. Find a good mobile tech or if you have the skills...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-18-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By dieselguy
My "off the hip" guestimate stands corrected. My...

My "off the hip" guestimate stands corrected. My 2015 15K Dometic Duo Therm Brisk II A/C is drawing @15.9 amps today and my 13.5K Penguin is drawing @ 13.8 per my Murata digital power meters here in...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-17-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By dieselguy
Someone may correct me, but the "soft start" does...

Someone may correct me, but the "soft start" does not reduce running amps. 3 A/C's at approx 12 amps each = 36 amps which is over what some older 30 amp campgrounds supply. There are power management...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-10-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,209
Posted By dieselguy
You'll enjoy the accumulator ... Don't know what...

You'll enjoy the accumulator ... Don't know what you paid for it, but fodder for others contemplating this upgrade. Menards or Lowes carry a 2 gallon pressure tank for around $50 and it is compatible...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-09-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By dieselguy
I'm sorry guys, but some of you act like 6...

I'm sorry guys, but some of you act like 6 gallons of 6 year old diesel has the current value of your 401K. Currently in Kansas, this jug of fuel is worth less than $18. Use it for fire starter, weed...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-07-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By dieselguy
Same experience as Bob ... it seeps out, then...

Same experience as Bob ... it seeps out, then quits after a few minutes. Have you ever experienced a full bowl or just an inch or so in the bottom?
Forum: Maintenance 06-07-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By dieselguy
I'm with Carl ... never had much luck cleaning...

I'm with Carl ... never had much luck cleaning greased up shoes. I've never worked for $1/hr, but if you have the standard 14 gage wire going to your brakes, it will carry the current. During trial...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-07-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By dieselguy
If you mean the door just slides down past the...

If you mean the door just slides down past the opening sometimes when you open it ... and it there is a "C" channel in the outer door frame itself that the door pivots inside ... simply place a short...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-05-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By dieselguy
I think it'd be pretty foolish to use 6 yr old...

I think it'd be pretty foolish to use 6 yr old fuel in my truck. Like others I just use it from time to time and refill with fresh. Actually if you have some weeds you need killed just mix the diesel...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-01-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By dieselguy
If you remove the ceiling diffuser, the model and...

If you remove the ceiling diffuser, the model and serial number may be visible somewhere behind it. Otherwise, there should be a data plate somewhere on the unit on the roof underneath the bonnet....
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 06-01-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By dieselguy
Just add an extra adjective or adverb. :whistling:

Just add an extra adjective or adverb. :whistling:
Forum: Maintenance 05-24-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By dieselguy
By reading your intro post, I'd guess you're not...

By reading your intro post, I'd guess you're not new to wrench spinning. I'll frame a few sentences.
"I really don't want to use the same leaky Lippert fittings and get a mobile fork lift repair...
Forum: Maintenance 05-23-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By dieselguy
Agree with rohrmann ... you can get equal quality...

Agree with rohrmann ... you can get equal quality seals all day long for around $4-$5 at places like Redneck Trailer Sales or FleetPride here in the midwest.
Forum: It's a Dirty Job but Someone has to do it! 05-23-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By dieselguy
By chance are these "dark spots" around the lower...

By chance are these "dark spots" around the lower edge of the baggage doors? If so, Keystone had issues with browning of the doors in the 2010 - 2016 timeframe. No fix other than paint or replace....
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