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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-19-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By dieselguy
A sad reality of today's manufacturing...

A sad reality of today's manufacturing environment is that name brands that used to be our go to source are pretty watered down now days. Timken has plants in the US, China, India, Taiwan and...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 10-16-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By dieselguy
The fittings on the fresh water tanks that I've...

The fittings on the fresh water tanks that I've dealt with are "spun welded" to the plastic tank wall itself. No easy fix. Here's a site that explains them. RecPro carries some of the spin weld...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 09-16-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By dieselguy
I re-read your post more carefully and better see...

I re-read your post more carefully and better see your dilemma. I thought the HDMI cable from receiver to TV was at fault. I just don't know about back feeding voltage. I've always run a dedicated...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 09-16-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By dieselguy
First, I hope the Pathway X2 comes down off the...

First, I hope the Pathway X2 comes down off the roof when traveling as it's not designed for road speeds. We sometimes put ours on a pole connected to the rear ladder via a "Flagpole Buddy". We and...
Forum: Maintenance 09-16-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,323
Posted By dieselguy
Most aftermarket shocks are in a word ......

Most aftermarket shocks are in a word ... "useless" due to the angle that they need to be installed due to the limited space you have to work with on about any fiver or TT. Joyrider or Roadmaster are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-29-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
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: 1,631
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: 398
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: 1,060
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: 1,060
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: 2,891
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: 1,060
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: 9,593
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: 437
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 1,614
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: 2,821
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: 2,821
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: 2,884
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: 2,673
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: 2,053
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: 1,900
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: 452
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: 2,673
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...
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