RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > MONTANA OWNERS CLUB COMMUNITY > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-18-2017, 04:45 PM   #1
Pwinship
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Camby, IN
Posts: 5
M.O.C. #20743
Hello from Camby, IN

Camby is SW Indianapolis, near the airport. Just picked up a new to me 2009 3665RE Anniversary Edition. Got a good deal on it (I hope) since it needs a couple of things, such as a refrigerator and tires.

I believe the tires on it are the originals because they have a date code of 2008. I plan on getting some Sailuns before taking it out on the road, hopefully in March.

I also plan on replacing the fridge with a residential model I found while searching for a replacement: a Frigidaire FFT1222QB soft-start and a 1000 or 2000 watt inverter.

Already upgraded to four 6v batteries. Which brings me to a question:
I have the new batteries in and can operate the slides, but cannot figure out how to operate the trailer on 12v. I bought the unit from a used car lot near me and it was hooked up to shore power and everything was working when I looked at it. Towed it to where I will be storing it, installed the new batteries and started exploring the trailer. All I could get to operate were the slides. No lights, no battery level indicator, tank levels, nothing. I looked around for a switch that I might have to engage but couldn't find one. The lot was no help, either. Can anyone tell me how to operate off of battery power?

Thanks,
Paul
__________________
2009 3665RE 10th Anniversary Edition
2003 F350 CC DRW 6.0
Pwinship is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2017, 06:28 PM   #2
AZ Traveler
Montana Master
 
AZ Traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Oro Valley
Posts: 2,212
M.O.C. #20477
Sounds like the batt disconnect switch may be off - have you checked the switch?
__________________
Zack and Donna plus Millie and Ranger
2018 Montana 3160RL
2012 F-250
"Life is too short to stay indoors, enjoy the ride!"
AZ Traveler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2017, 09:10 PM   #3
BuilderBob
Montana Master
 
BuilderBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Tacoma
Posts: 1,558
M.O.C. #20475
Welcome to the MOC family from Washington St look for the battery disconnect switch. or
something not hooked up you can never till what some else did on a used rig good luck.

Bob & Carol
Washington St
2017 352RL 2008 Dodge 3500 DRW crew cab 4x4 LB 6.7L
BuilderBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2017, 09:18 PM   #4
1retired06
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Gaston
Posts: 8,179
M.O.C. #12156
Agree, check the disconnect switch. Slides will operate when it is off.
__________________
Mike and Lorraine
2002 3655 FL, 2005 3650RK
2010 3665RE, 2015 3910FB
F350 crew cab dually 6.7
1retired06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2017, 10:47 PM   #5
DQDick
Site Team
 
DQDick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 17,678
M.O.C. #11455
Welcome to the fourm. The battery disconnect should be on the side wall of the convienence center and is confusing as to whether it's off or on.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2017, 12:06 AM   #6
Rondo
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Omaha
Posts: 6,177
M.O.C. #7560
DQDick-- did they have the convenient center on the 2009's? If not, the disconnect switch should be in the front storage compartment by the batteries. I don't remember if the convenient center was out yet on the 2009's.
Rondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2017, 04:14 AM   #7
Mudchief
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Paola
Posts: 5,738
M.O.C. #4961
Welcome to the forum.
__________________
Dennis & Linda Ward
Paola, Kansas
Montana 3735MK Legacy Edition
1200 watts of Solar
Mudchief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2017, 11:19 AM   #8
mjammersc
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 476
M.O.C. #17609
Welcome from just to the north a ways. Hope you get things figured out on your rig.
__________________
2016 Montana 3160RL w/MOR/Ryde IS and Disc Brakes
855W Solar System, TriStar MPPT-60 Controller, Magnum 2800W Inverter, 6 Trojan T-105REs
2015 Chevy Duramax SRW SB Crew Cab

mjammersc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2017, 11:42 AM   #9
Lenny K
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 889
M.O.C. #14417
Welcome to the forum. Looks like you have your job cut out for the winter. Suggest you do a thorough check on your roof and apply Dicor http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...nt-white/32125 wherever needed. Don't forget to check around the windows and other pieces of exterior trim and seal as required with Profelx https://www.geocelusa.com/product/pr...xible-sealant/ or similar sealant. Stay away from silicone.
__________________
Lenny and Ros
2012 Montana 3400RL,680 Watts Solar,4xT-105 Trojans,GP-ISW2000-12 Inverter,Trimetric 2020, EMSHW50C
2009 Chevy Silverado 3500 LTZ Duramax 4x4 CC Dually, Banks Speed Brake

Lenny K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2017, 01:59 PM   #10
Pwinship
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Camby, IN
Posts: 5
M.O.C. #20743
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
DQDick-- did they have the convenient center on the 2009's? If not, the disconnect switch should be in the front storage compartment by the batteries. I don't remember if the convenient center was out yet on the 2009's.
In case it's not blatantly obvious, I am new to these campers. Only previous experience is with dad's little Jayco.

I thought there had to be a switch somewhere and was looking for it inside and in the battery compartment. Never even thought of a convenience center. It DOES have one and that's where I found the battery disconnect. I have battery power to the trailer, now. Thank you guys for pointing me in the right direction.

Have also found out that fuses tend to blow if not careful when retracting the landing gear. Now have an auto resetting 30 amp circuit breaker in it's place.
__________________
2009 3665RE 10th Anniversary Edition
2003 F350 CC DRW 6.0
Pwinship 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

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 08:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×