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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Today, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Daryles
After we winterize ours, I put a small ceramic...

After we winterize ours, I put a small ceramic electric heater in it set as low as it will go, just to keep the chill out. I have remote thermometers. It gets down to 42⁰F. 28⁰F outside overnight.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By Daryles
Curt Q20 hitch. Regular pin box. Hitching: I...

Curt Q20 hitch. Regular pin box.
Hitching:
I try to make sure the pin and the hitch are as level as possible.
Un-hitching:
Chock the wheels.
Raise the landing gear until I can just see a sliver...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Daryles
IF the leak is coming through your air...

IF the leak is coming through your air conditioning unit in the ceiling, have a look in the files section for the TSB regarding Dometic AC drip pan leak.
...
Forum: Boon-docking Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Daryles
"Bans sales of new equipment..." I see a...

"Bans sales of new equipment..."

I see a (black) market opportunity for some. ;) ��
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Daryles
In that description it says 5" In the...

In that description it says 5"


In the ones I bought it says 4,3/4"

CoolVent Adjustable Ceiling Vent, 1. 5 Flange. Cutout Dim: 4-3/4"

Theses were an exact fit for the ceiling cut out...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 12-03-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Daryles
I replaced several of ours with this one. You...

I replaced several of ours with this one.
You want to trim the flange (neck) down a bit so it doesn't go too deep into the duct.

RV Camper 1.5 Flange CoolVent Deluxe Adjustable Ceiling AC Vent...
Forum: Polls 12-02-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Daryles
I bought SOB lithium. In a few years iron...

I bought SOB lithium.
In a few years iron based batteries look promising.
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 12-02-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Daryles
No DC power from battery. Good when on Shore...

No DC power from battery. Good when on Shore power.
Take a multimeter. On shore power, check each post of your red 50A self resetting circuit breakers near your batteries. They should all read the...
Forum: Navigation 12-01-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Daryles
We went up the coast from Key West and worked our...

We went up the coast from Key West and worked our way north. Loved the OBX. Dry camped on Ocracoke Island and Oregon Inlet.
Virginia Beach, JB Andrews in DC. Philadelphia KOA in Clarksboro NJ.
We...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 11-30-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Daryles
We replaced our HighPointe microwave/Convection...

We replaced our HighPointe microwave/Convection oven with Whirlpool model WMH31017HZ04. This one is a microwave only.
We never used the convection oven function of the HighPointe so we didn't see...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 11-29-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Daryles
There is a bunch of YouTube videos on this...

There is a bunch of YouTube videos on this subject.
Most involve sacrificing a socket.

https://m.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEA&search_query=Removong+a+lugnut+lock
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 11-28-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Daryles
Different model, but for our bedroom slide...

Different model, but for our bedroom slide (Schwintek) the 120vac receptacles mounted on the slide bedroom wall the junction box is under the bed under the plywood. Remove 3 screws remove the 4th one...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 11-24-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By Daryles
I was looking into installing one of those...

I was looking into installing one of those incorporated with a toolbox to take advantage of cheap diesel when we find it.

Rds tank toolbox
RDS MFG INC 72746 Fuel Tank...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-24-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Daryles
I made stair covers for the summer to trap cold...

I made stair covers for the summer to trap cold A/C air inside. We remove them for winter. The furnace return air goes through here and helps keep the pipes from freezing in the basement.
I read of...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 11-24-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Daryles
Moochdocking ...

Moochdocking

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=80ZucqclD80&feature=share.

Long video but very educational.
16 minutes in is what you are looking for.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-24-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Daryles
The propane furnace has separate combustion...

The propane furnace has separate combustion chamber from the cabin air. It has its own blower to forcibly vent the combustion gas from the exhaust tube.
The cabin air is circulated through the heat...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-23-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Daryles
Here is my list of "Air Gaps" to date. Air...

Here is my list of "Air Gaps" to date.

Air gaps:
Look under your frame. There are lots of holes and gaps. This allows cold (or hot, summer time) air into your underbelly and can freeze your...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 11-23-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,141
Posted By Daryles
Until you get a battery monitor, use a multimeter...

Until you get a battery monitor, use a multimeter (or Level Up control panel voltage reading) and the Valence SoC chart above to monitor your batteries.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-23-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Daryles
For us Goshen Indiana is 2 days drive. We will be...

For us Goshen Indiana is 2 days drive. We will be heading there for December 6th warranty appointment.
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 11-23-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,141
Posted By Daryles
Yup. I used the boost mode button to top off the...

Yup. I used the boost mode button to top off the batteries before going boondocking. Then I installed 400W of solar panels. The solar panels keep them topped off now.
This write up explains...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-22-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Daryles
Nice job!!! I would run a bead of ProFlex RV...

Nice job!!!
I would run a bead of ProFlex RV (clear) along the edges to prevent water wicking inside.
Traveling in rain, the wheels will throw water up underneath.
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 11-22-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,141
Posted By Daryles
In the Lion 1300 manual page 4 ...

In the Lion 1300 manual page 4
https://lionenergy.com/products/lion-safari-ut-1300
It says the max charging voltage is 14.6vdc.
With the charge wizzard in boost mode 14.4vdc (for 4 hours before...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 11-22-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,141
Posted By Daryles
Here is a link to the specs on the PD4575K18LS8...

Here is a link to the specs on the PD4575K18LS8 (I have that one).
In the write up it details the operation of the Charge Wizzard.
...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-22-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By Daryles
We have a 2019 model. No Key TV (TG). Our...

We have a 2019 model. No Key TV (TG).
Our stock Ota antenna receiver gets channels from 75 miles away.
We bought Dish for home and for $7/mo more we have Dish to go. Of course we had to buy a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-22-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Daryles
We had ours fixed by Affinity RV Group in Goshen...

We had ours fixed by Affinity RV Group in Goshen Indiana.
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