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Forum: New Member Introductions 05-05-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By bigred715
Your 2004 Silverado is 9200 GVW. My 2007 3500...

Your 2004 Silverado is 9200 GVW. My 2007 3500 Silverado is 9900 and I am OVER about 400# pulling my 3000RK which has I believe is 14240.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 05-05-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By bigred715
I just lean my folding ladder against the 5th...

I just lean my folding ladder against the 5th wheel ladder and use that to climb up. I feel safer using my folding ladder opposed to the stock trailer ladder. A little angle instead of straight up on...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 04-24-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By bigred715
Replaced regulator because it would not change...

Replaced regulator because it would not change over in 2019 and had tanks recertified last year.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-24-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By bigred715
I've used the awning tie downs when I know it...

I've used the awning tie downs when I know it won't be windy. Leaving for the day I put awning in. At the coast you never know when the wind might come up. When I can't anchor to the ground with...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-21-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By bigred715
I have always used Dawn dish soap since brand new...

I have always used Dawn dish soap since brand new in 2010. I don't want to put anything that makes my roof slippery. Almost everyone on this forum uses Dawn dish soap and I won't do anything...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 03-27-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By bigred715
We also use RecPro and bought 2 recliners for...

We also use RecPro and bought 2 recliners for around $700 for the pair. The backs come off, so it is easy to get thru the door. Bought the tan vinyl.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-20-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By bigred715
What is a "battery maintainer"?

What is a "battery maintainer"?
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 02-20-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By bigred715
I don't go to Arizona anymore, so I take both...

I don't go to Arizona anymore, so I take both batteries out and put in garage for the winter and use my battery charger every couple of months to keep charged up.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 02-20-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,675
Posted By bigred715
I have used scrap lumber from building sites for...

I have used scrap lumber from building sites for 20 years. I pick pcs that are 4x8 and cut to right length. They will split and have to be replaced every couple of years. I stack 2 high for about 8"...
Forum: Maintenance 01-12-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,886
Posted By bigred715
Just one more thing I need to check after 11 yrs...

Just one more thing I need to check after 11 yrs of owning my 3000RK. Good thing I watch these posts to keep up on things I should be doing. This is a great forum and lots of knowledge.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 10-27-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By bigred715
Have you seen the recent price on Sailuns! For...

Have you seen the recent price on Sailuns! For the 235-85s they are $200. I paid $135 a pc back in August 2018. Are they still being made in Viet Nam? Any problems with quality?
Forum: Campgrounds 10-06-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,661
Posted By bigred715
Use your credit card or get a lawyer. It looks...

Use your credit card or get a lawyer. It looks like a dumpy site to start with.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-06-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By bigred715
Hydraulic slides and dead batteries

When bringing in my slides, the living room slide finished very slowly. Is this because of weak batteries? Can you do the slides manually? The batteries are several years old and probably need...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-05-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,271
Posted By bigred715
I have to lift the trailer up far enough to get...

I have to lift the trailer up far enough to get over the bed saver and into the pin. The truck squats several inches when trailer is lowered onto the hitch. Have to raise trailer up to get trailer...
Forum: Campgrounds State, Provincial & Federal 04-25-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,174
Posted By bigred715
CherryHill Park would be my choice which we did...

CherryHill Park would be my choice which we did in 2010. Walk to the bus stop and leave the driving to someone else. I would return to any of the major cities again and not worry about the trouble...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 03-10-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,805
Posted By bigred715
I also use the plug-in type of EMS. Use a heavy...

I also use the plug-in type of EMS. Use a heavy cable bike lock and run the cable through fitting on EMS and around the pedestal. This will discourage most people from trying to steal it. Also plug...
Forum: Navigation 01-20-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,609
Posted By bigred715
Fuel prices high, but you can drive 62 mph and...

Fuel prices high, but you can drive 62 mph and not get stopped. Drove to Arizona 6 yrs and drove 62 mph since my truck will stay in 6th gear that way. i-5 is smoother after being repaved.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 01-17-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,828
Posted By bigred715
Marabombs

After the Good Year "Marabombs" fiasco, I'll never buy a Good Year tire again.Michelin tires for my car, Bridgestone for my truck and Sailuns for the trailer.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-27-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,052
Posted By bigred715
I don't appreciate these new trucks with 4...

I don't appreciate these new trucks with 4 headlights coming at me when it is dark! Just got back from coast trip through the coast range mountains and ran into a lot of full size trucks with all 4...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-03-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,108
Posted By bigred715
Have always put the jack under U-bolts when...

Have always put the jack under U-bolts when lifting trailer off the ground for wheel bearing greasing and spinning tires. Our trailer will sit till late spring since we won't be going down to Arizona...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-22-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,264
Posted By bigred715
I would think walking would be better for you and...

I would think walking would be better for you and your floor. What if you get off balance and fall on the floor, couch or chair or hit something else. Safety first.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-18-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,242
Posted By bigred715
The last 2 yrs we haven't went to Arizona so I...

The last 2 yrs we haven't went to Arizona so I have taken batteries out and placed in the garage. End of September was our last trip and won't use trailer again until late June. On of the 2 batteries...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 10-04-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,458
Posted By bigred715
I guess putting cardboard under my car and truck...

I guess putting cardboard under my car and truck tires isn't helping. In my storage area for the trailer it sets on gravel. There, I use pieces of plywood under tires and spin the tires every month...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 08-16-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By bigred715
I unplug the main positive connection and that...

I unplug the main positive connection and that prevents any drain on batteries. Works for me.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-16-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,634
Posted By bigred715
I have used that method numerous times with good...

I have used that method numerous times with good results. Used the auger type from Camping world when the ground is soft enough or 5 gal bucket filled 1/2 full and anchor to the handle. If the wind...
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