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RE: Two airs on 30 amp

What LarryJM said. If you look at circuit breaker trip curves, they do not trip up to 100% of rated load, even at continuous operation.
BB_TX 08/21/14 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Bought a 5th wheel.. now I need a truck

With the squared off lower front corners of the 5er (newer ones have contoured front caps) I would definitely go with a long bed or a short bed with a slider hitch. You would definitely have the potential of knocking out a rear window of the truck on a tight back in turn with short bed and no slider. Good friend knocked out his back window with similar 5er and short bed. Traded for a newer 5er with contoured front cap and no more problem (and with a little more care). The 7.3 has been one of the most reliable engines made. Not nearly the power of newer engines, but definitely up to the task. And newer trucks have a much higher payload rating. Check the numbers of the trucks you are considering. 1 ton (F350/3500) SRW would be good to look at.
BB_TX 08/21/14 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide keep stopping when retracting

You can also parallel two 40 amp self-resetting breakers. Many of us have done this.
BB_TX 08/20/14 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot Water Heater

I turn ours (10 gallon) on both electric and propane when we set up and it stays until we leave. Both at the same time improves recovery time and we do not have to worry about running out of hot water even during a longer shower. And electric keeps the water hot and keeps the propane from cycling on/off during the night.
BB_TX 08/20/14 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Bedroom Air Conditioner . . . . Worth It??

In hot weather is certainly is worth it. Especially after a long day's drive and you need to cool down before bed time. But cooling down on such days is about the only time we do use it. Once it is cooled, the rear AC typically is all we need to run unless it is extremely hot.
BB_TX 08/20/14 10:20am Tech Issues
RE: Keystone Montana

We have a 2014 Montana and everything is quality, compared to most Rv's I have no complaints. Montana's only draw back is the tire's Like most others, Montana standard tires are E rated ST tires. But Montana offers Goodyear G rated tires now as an option.
BB_TX 08/20/14 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

We bought our 2007 Montana new July '07, very happy with it and almost no problems. Actually Montana has been the best selling 5er for the last 11 years. So naturally you will see more used ones. There is a very active Montana Owners Club forum. Many members are on their 2nd, 3rd, or more Montanas.
BB_TX 08/19/14 07:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish Network and local channels

Yep, same as above. Just got back from Colorado. Called and changed our service address to nearest highway, local city, Colorado and began receiving Denver locals within about 5 minutes. They will ask for a physical address for your new service address. If I do not know the address of the RV park I am in or if I am in a campground that is not actually in/near a city/town, I just tell them 100 Highway xx, nearest city, state. I once tried 100 Main Street, city, state but they said that did not come up as a valid address in their system. Turned out the small town did not have a Main Street. So I gave them the local highway number instead and it worked in their system. Every town has a highway nearby. Should they ask, tell you are not changing your billing address, just your service address. But generally if you say you are in your RV they do not ask.
BB_TX 08/19/14 01:50pm Technology Corner
RE: 5th Wheel Reliability

Can only speak for our 2007 Montana 5er as I have no experience with the others. Bought new in July '07. Have been really amazed at how few problems we have had with it. And the few problems have been things not directly associated with the trailer itself. Propane regulator valve failed at about 3 yrs, microwave/convection failed after about 3 yrs, no-name surround sound/DVD system failed at about 4 yrs. Black tank flush valve failed at 6 yrs. Those are about the only problems we have had. Montana has been the leading seller for 11 years straight and I guess that speaks for itself. I also frequent the very active Montana Owners Club (MOC) forum. And by and large most Montana owners are very happy with their purchases and buy new Montanas when they get ready to trade. Not to say they are entirely trouble free as some have reported more than what would be considered normal problems. But with MOC backing Keystone has generally resolved those problems to the buyers satisfaction. MOC holds multiple regional rallys each year and a large yearly rally in Elkhart with Montana representatives attending to hear complaints/suggestions and to give tech tip siminars.
BB_TX 08/19/14 01:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who's got the dealer to actually change the Tires.

Highly unlikely any dealer is going to do it on his dollar. Either you will pay, or he will somehow hide it in his price. Montana, as some others, is now offering a G rated tire option at extra costs.
BB_TX 08/19/14 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need 50amp at the Ranch, which romex ???

Here is the info you need. from myrv.us/electric
BB_TX 08/18/14 08:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: towing with deflated 5th airborne?

I don't think you need to worry. I have towed with mine with very low pressure because I forgot to check it the first time out in the spring. It just sits down on the bottom stops. Does not sqeeze the bag. And would have no effect on the king pin. But you could call them if you need to verify it.
BB_TX 08/18/14 03:11pm Towing
RE: 5th Wheel or a Class A

Realistic prices. Local Ford dealers routinely advertise Superduty trucks for around $13,000 off MSRP. That puts even a King Ranch in the mid $50K range depending on options. Lariats even lower. I would guess GM and Ram are in the same range. And depending on the brand and style, you can get new 38'-39' 5ers with 3/4/5 slides from less than $50K and up with mid range 5ers going for around $60K-65K if you shop end of model year sales. Advertised prices drop dramatically when new year models start coming out. If you are looking used, then prices would be proportionately lower depending on year. Same with MHs.
BB_TX 08/18/14 11:44am Beginning RVing
RE: 5th Wheel or a Class A

There is no more room In a fiver than a DP MH. If both are the same dimensionally then they are they same. There is no magic wand making the fiver bigger. This is a urban myth. ................ Except in the 5er you do not lose space due to an engine compartment and front dash/steering/driving area.
BB_TX 08/18/14 11:20am Beginning RVing
RE: Swivel Wheels

Seems to be varying opinions on whether it is a trailer or an extension to the trailer it is connected to. Could be an interpretation problem in states that do not allow towing a second trailer. But have not read where anyone has been stopped for it. But then you don't see very many of them either. But keep in mind it does add considerable tail swing to the trailer. Be careful you don't scrape someone on a turn if you choose to try it.
BB_TX 08/18/14 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel or a Class A

Per foot of total length you do get more living area in a 5th wheel than a MH. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. But newer 5ers are now available with automatic leveling systems and power awnings so the set up time is not much different than a MH. Unhook the 5er from the truck (if you want) and push a button to level. On a MH you disconnect the toad. From there it is pretty much the same, hook up water, electric, sewer. MH has the advantage that you can get up and walk around while traveling. 5er you have to stop and get out if you want to get to the RV. One factor is your travel plans. If you plan on a lot of miles and road travel days, a MH may be a good choice. If you plan on staying in one place for long periods and only occasionally moving to a different area, a 5er may be the better choice. In our case, we only travel 2,500-3,000 miles per year and only about 10-12 road travel days. Did not make sense to have a MH to be on the road 10 days and sit idle for 355 days per year, and so few miles per year. An advantage of a 5er. Our truck died on the side of an interstate a few miles from our destination several years ago. Had the 5er towed to an RV park and the truck towed to a dealer for repairs. Got a courtesy car (under warranty) and vacation had minimal interuption. Had it been a MH we would have been without the RV for a few days.
BB_TX 08/18/14 09:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Ref in slide

7+ yrs, ~20,000 miles, and nearly 200 nights on ours and never a problem. And have never heard of anyone having a problem with a fridge related to being in a slide.
BB_TX 08/17/14 05:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: 50 amp service

Just get the adapters. The splitters will not work where they have GFCI outlets, which is most parks as it is now a requirement. As noted, you can get by with 30 amps. And even less in the right environment. A 41' MH parked next to us the last two weeks and we both only had 20 amp hookups. But at 8,500' elevation we did not need AC and had little problem running whatever else we needed.
BB_TX 08/16/14 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide keep stopping when retracting

If they stop for a few seconds and then move again, maybe stop again, move again then it is most likely the auto reset circuit breaker something like this. You may hear a clicking sound just before it will restart. Usually happens on extending also. Inexpensive and easy to replace. Available at RV parts stores and many auto parts stores. Look in the front storage compartment. Likely you will find two of them, one for the slides and one for everything else. Look on the side for the amp rating. And as mentioned above, join the MOC forum for all things Montana.
BB_TX 08/16/14 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dallas/Fort Worth to Las Vegas

With 3 long driving days to get there and 3 more to get back, will not leave a lot of time for side trips if you plan to spend many days in Las Vegas. But. Palo Duro Canyon, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest NP, Grand Canyon NP, Lake Mead/Hoover Dam, "Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona", are all relatively short side trips on the way worth the visit time permitting.
BB_TX 08/16/14 11:30am Class A Motorhomes
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