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Forum: Boon-docking 06-11-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,281
Posted By H. John Kohl
I have the Fridge inverter 1000W and the whole...

I have the Fridge inverter 1000W and the whole house inverter 3000W. My battery monitor Victron 712 or a Smart Shunt tells me I am using over twice what the refrigerator draws when the house inverter...
Forum: Long Timers 05-05-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By H. John Kohl
Booked Camp Sites

The warnings have been coming. We tried to make a quick family outing to Asheville, NC in two weeks and found all the campsites were full for the weekend.
I have boondocking capability and...
Forum: Boon-docking 11-08-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,046
Posted By H. John Kohl
First question what model Montana do you have. ...

First question what model Montana do you have. Main reason is to determine if you have an RV refrigerator or Residential refrigerator.
Forum: Hamming it Up & RC Toys for Big Girls & Boys 10-23-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,140
Posted By H. John Kohl
My station

Mike,
I had a desk in my 07 Montana so I put a AGM battery there and a charger/ac power supply. This let me work boondocking and on commercial power. I put a Tar Heel screwdriver on the ladder with...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-18-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,524
Posted By H. John Kohl
My fingers may have gone wild on the number....

My fingers may have gone wild on the number. There are some factors that need to be taken into account. How much steal is need to “raise” level your RV.

As suggested Check with MorRyde/. This is...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 06-25-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By H. John Kohl
Here is the link for the manual of the PD9200...

Here is the link for the manual of the PD9200 system (https://www.progressivedyn.com/wp-content/uploads/Support/manuals/PD9100-9200-110953C-owners-manual-english.pdf)

Your system has the- Equalize...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-14-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By H. John Kohl
My rig has two water shut off valves. One under...

My rig has two water shut off valves. One under the sink and one next to the refrigerator near the floor. Mine is under my stove behinds the drawer where the fridge is plugged in and water shutoff....
Forum: 2020 Annual North American Fall Rally 06-14-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By H. John Kohl
2020 rally postponed

I am sorry to post the MOC 2020 Rally is Postponed till 2021 (https://www.montanaowners.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1186798#post1186798).
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-09-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,341
Posted By H. John Kohl
Fridge Transfer switch

My guess is that upside down box next to your inverter (in the basement) is a transfer switch for your refrigerator ONLY.

I do not believe it would be the generator transfer switch.

Good...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-24-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By H. John Kohl
Mine is beside the refrigerator. In my 3721 it is...

Mine is beside the refrigerator. In my 3721 it is under the stove bottom drawer. I pulled it out and found the second water shutoff and the receptical for the plug. I do not believe the Residential...
Forum: 2020 Annual North American Fall Rally 05-20-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By H. John Kohl
Vender Interest

This letter was sent out to current vendor list:

19 May, 2020

Dear Vendor,

Dick Montgomery was your point of contact for the Montana Owners Club (MOC) Rally September 9 - 15, 2020. Dick...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-14-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,524
Posted By H. John Kohl
I had the hydraulic disc brakes installed and...

I had the hydraulic disc brakes installed and chose the IS. It is my feeling when you add disc brakes you add 40% more torque (breaking power). I do not feel the factory installed suspension was...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 04-02-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,278
Posted By H. John Kohl
I have documented my residential refrigerator...

I have documented my residential refrigerator usage on 12 volt systems. I calculate 20 amp hours per hour. Since lead acid battery’s should not be drawn down more than 50 % of total you need a lot...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-25-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,333
Posted By H. John Kohl
Gray dump handle

I lost mine. It was replace with what looked like a 22 cal cleaning rod. I lost it too. I went to Lowes and got some threaded rod and splice barrel and nuts to lock it down. I opened the hole in the...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 03-08-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,708
Posted By H. John Kohl
I put a Westinghouse three cartridge water filter...

I put a Westinghouse three cartridge water filter for drinking water off the holding tank. It has it’s own faucet. I then tapped the ice maker feed on the drinking water feed so both Ice and Drinking...
Forum: On the Road Again 02-26-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,174
Posted By H. John Kohl
I would take I88 from Albany to Binghamton and...

I would take I88 from Albany to Binghamton and pick up I81 south.
Take I81 to Harrisburg and pick up US 15 south. Stop in Gettysburg if you have time.
Take US 15 south to US 17 south around...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-18-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,714
Posted By H. John Kohl
I feel the expensive EMS Surge guard is an...

I feel the expensive EMS Surge guard is an Insurance Policy. You never know when you need it until it is to late. I recommend it for all. You never know when power will fail especially in RV parks.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-16-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By H. John Kohl
Residential Refrigerator 12 volt battery usage...

Residential Refrigerator 12 volt battery usage with inverter.
I took the 2017 3721 to a service shop. We parked in their driveway over night. Here are the Power/amp hour readings and calculations I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-25-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,382
Posted By H. John Kohl
back in the 75 time frame our military van on a...

back in the 75 time frame our military van on a four wheel dolly was illegal to tow on the interstate in NC. It is like a farm hay wagon. Laws may have changed now. Just a thought. parking the...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 01-09-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,538
Posted By H. John Kohl
Jason, thanks for taking the time to fill in the...

Jason, thanks for taking the time to fill in the blanks. Shirley and I wish Mark the best and thank you and Sam for continuing to support us.
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 12-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,423
Posted By H. John Kohl
Off grid

You want an occasional overnight stop. Your replies have been about boondocking. The reality stopping over night or parking for a week or longer are almost identical when it comes to batteries and...
Forum: Campgrounds State, Provincial & Federal 12-04-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,495
Posted By H. John Kohl
Even though I am retired Marine I have not stayed...

Even though I am retired Marine I have not stayed at Nelis. I have stayed at the Clark County Shooting Range (shotgun) which has 50 or more full hookup sites in a gated area for $25 a night. And Best...
Forum: Boon-docking 10-28-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,281
Posted By H. John Kohl
I have the Residential Samsung refrigerator in...

I have the Residential Samsung refrigerator in our 2017 3721 montana. I monitor around 16 to 18 amp hours per hours at night to maintain the refrigerator. This is using my 3012 Magnum Hybrid...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-28-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,259
Posted By H. John Kohl
Irvine Shade sent me a replacement bracket and I...

Irvine Shade sent me a replacement bracket and I confirmed it was the correct one from their web page. I have the largest. ...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-28-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,259
Posted By H. John Kohl
The brackets are on the Irvine Shade web page....

The brackets are on the Irvine Shade web page. They are not keystones. Irvine will send replacement brackets and bad springs and shade brakes.
I ordered black sun shades for all my windows through...
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