Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > General Discussions about our Montanas
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-27-2014, 06:17 AM   #1
Samiterry
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 186
M.O.C. #13257
Memory tested

I'm in the process of replacing our load center in the S&B, so we will be spending a night or two boondocking in our driveway. In getting the Monty ready, fill with water and turning on the batteries, I noticed the porch, step, and pin box lights all came on. After some troubleshooting I discovered 12V on the load side of the switch going to the pin box light. Not wanting to take the time to find out why, I just cut the light loose and figure problem out later. After awhile, it dawned on me. That d***ed remote.
 
Samiterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 06:53 AM   #2
Irlpguy
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chilliwack
Posts: 1,520
M.O.C. #12935
This seems to be a common problem with the remotes. I love the remote it is the best thing since sliced bread. Perhaps what Lippert need to do is make that action only happen on a two button push. That way it would be less likely to happen accidentally. However I think when we are attempting to turn the control box on we accidentally turn on the lights by hitting that button first. On mine I have to hit the LCI button then the light button to activate the control box, this action does not turn the lights on.

Still would not want to be without the remote and I use it all the time.


Irlpguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 07:16 AM   #3
Samiterry
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 186
M.O.C. #13257
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Irlpguy

This seems to be a common problem with the remotes. I love the remote it is the best thing since sliced bread. Perhaps what Lippert need to do is make that action only happen on a two button push. That way it would be less likely to happen accidentally. However I think when we are attempting to turn the control box on we accidentally turn on the lights by hitting that button first. On mine I have to hit the LCI button then the light button to activate the control box, this action does not turn the lights on.

Still would not want to be without the remote and I use it all the time.

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to be without that remote either. There's really no problem with the remote, the problem is brain fade.
Samiterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 09:33 AM   #4
Irlpguy
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chilliwack
Posts: 1,520
M.O.C. #12935
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Samiterry

Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Irlpguy

This seems to be a common problem with the remotes. I love the remote it is the best thing since sliced bread. Perhaps what Lippert need to do is make that action only happen on a two button push. That way it would be less likely to happen accidentally. However I think when we are attempting to turn the control box on we accidentally turn on the lights by hitting that button first. On mine I have to hit the LCI button then the light button to activate the control box, this action does not turn the lights on.

Still would not want to be without the remote and I use it all the time.

Or as sometimes referred to as an expulsion of foul air from the brain...LOL




Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to be without that remote either. There's really no problem with the remote, the problem is brain fade.
Irlpguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
DQDick
Site Team
 
DQDick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 18,313
M.O.C. #11455
Once we added level-up and the remote didn't work with it I put the remote away and haven't used it for years. Haven't missed it either.
__________________
Dick, Joyce, Diego, Picatso and Gustav
2017 3720 RL, and 2013 HC 343RL
2017 3500 Dodge Maxi DRW 4X4, Pullrite Hitch, IS, Disk Brakes, 3rd AC, Winegard Traveler, Bathroom door mod, Dometic 320, couch for desk swap, etc.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 10:19 AM   #6
JandC
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Frostproof, FL USA
Posts: 2,358
M.O.C. #13272
Had one for the 3400RL and kept it stored. Didn't get one for new digs and don't want one based on all problems I have read about on MOC. IMHO remotes are great for the RV, car, truck, and maybe a couple of other things.....but not my Montana.
__________________
Previous: 2008 Montana 3400RL & 2014 3725RL
Current: Full Time F350 pulling SOB Toy Hauler
JandC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 11:44 AM   #7
Phil P
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Okeechobee
Posts: 2,150
M.O.C. #11206
Hi

When the remote receiver went up in smoke at about 12 months old and Lippert wouldn’t allow warranty on it I just removed it and put a fuse holder block in place of it and fused the appliances run by the remote and went all manual.

Phil P
__________________
2009 Montana 3665RE
2009 Duramax 3500 DRW quad cab
personal web page https://www.sallyscoffees.com
If you get a page not available then remove the "s" after HTTP
Phil P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 04:08 PM   #8
Recumbent
Montana Master
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rock Island
Posts: 1,074
M.O.C. #10457
We had a remote on previous Monty, but on this one we do not and like not having one much better. Some new gadgets are not always progress.
Recumbent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 07:42 AM   #9
bigskyjimmy
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Washington Coast
Posts: 2,688
M.O.C. #10696
My remote went off by mistake as well one time and I said that's it took the batteries out and put it in the Junk drawer,the remote is a cool idea but for a lot of us would rather do the slides etc.. with the inside switches
__________________
[
bigskyjimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 08:42 AM   #10
WeBeFulltime
Montana Master
 
WeBeFulltime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hixson
Posts: 3,389
M.O.C. #11397
Mine has worked flawlessly...love it.
__________________
2018.5 Montana 3791RD


Full Timers 9/1/2010 through 1/16/2020.
WeBeFulltime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 04:15 AM   #11
Captain Joe
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hollister
Posts: 1,043
M.O.C. #10764
Love anything with buttons and works as designed.
Captain Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 04:00 AM   #12
Samiterry
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 186
M.O.C. #13257
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Captain Joe

Love anything with buttons and works as designed.
Last count, we had 13 remotes, no wait, outside LED strip remote makes 14, in the Monty. 8 of those came with it when we got it.
Samiterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tested the SurgeGuard JandC General Discussions about our Montanas 8 07-31-2014 01:05 PM
Someone tested my anti-theft alarm and lost grampachet Tow Vehicles & Towing 14 12-06-2010 03:46 PM
In memory of our war dead bitterbrook Sitting around the Campfire 3 06-01-2010 02:54 PM
Memory Wiarton William Sitting around the Campfire 4 10-05-2008 09:22 AM
2007 Monty's 0 Degree Tested Gpa_Dick General Discussions about our Montanas 84 07-17-2006 05:18 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.