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RE: brake maint ??

I would set them up and pull onto a grave area, while moving forward step on the brakes or push the lever and see what the 4 corners are doing. Ah let the dead rest in peace :) Try a gravel area instead :)
Mile High 11/30/14 06:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FORD F350 6.0 Diesel

We had a 2006 from new - never any real problems. It was a good truck, but it was a noisy thing. After having the quiet in the 6.4 and 6.7, I would never go back that early morning banging of the 6.0 ;)
Mile High 11/30/14 06:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody use " RV Warranty Forever" service?

The RV industry is typically plagued by poor quality, and Dealer services are a step down from poor - so WHY would you ever take an RV back to them to repair? :) Seriously, on RVs if something fails or breaks it was because it wasn't designed correct, was an inferior product pretending to be something it is not, or it was just put together wrong. Most can be averted by just fixing it yourself or replacing the pretend product with a real one that has a brand name. You go back to the Dealer and they will just redo the original flaw to all it's original glory :) We are required to go in for annual inspections for 5 years on a 2+5 warranty on ours, mainly to look for seal problems or water infiltration issues. First year was $250 cost to me to inspect, I got a blob of silicon on a piece of side trim, and they never even looked on the roof. On the way out the door I noticed one of the slide seals had worn completely through and slid down the track and was flapping out the side. I asked how in the world they missed that for $250?
Mile High 11/30/14 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

Mile High, I referred to Glenwood Springs. Be careful driving off Grand Avenue (the Main Street-Highway south off I-70) onto a side street with a long rig.Ah thanks Rancher Will. I make sure I'm full of fuel and try to never have to leave the highway until I get to Grand Junction unless I have to. All those little towns off of I-70 through the Rockies have gone "Euro" with those stupid round-a-bouts. Not one, but two or three before you even get to a fuel station :)
Mile High 11/29/14 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

Our '05 Montana is sitting in the driveway. It has between 35-40K miles on it now. It will need some attention before next season,like brakes and a few other minor things of the normal maintenance type. Our only mistake was buying a rear entrance unit. Live and learn. That 2955RL was one of the most popular floor plans Montana had back then! I didn't like the rear entry either, however it was the shortest rig they made and we were able to tow a boat behind it. I actually went out looking for a new one two years ago so I could start towing the boat again, and was disappointed to find they discontinued it. The big thing we didn't like was the couch bed opened and blocked access to the entry door.
Mile High 11/27/14 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

We are happy with our 2010 Montana 3750FL. It is the 5th RV that we have owned in over 50 years. Actually we were happy with all of our previous RV's also with proper maintenance we never had any real problems with any. As with all of our RV's we selected each one based on its floor plan, the way we intended to use it and quality with price. We are based in Colorado and travel for both business and pleasure every month of the year, usually on the road or camped 5 to 10 days each month. The only repair that we have had with our Monty was a problem with the Propane value not properly switching tanks. The faulty valve was quickly solved (switched) by the the dealer and was not a fault of Keystone. When I bought our Montana I joined the Montana Owners Internet Club, since I have been a member of each owners club with our other RV's. That was a mistake. Within about the second month I posted a comment warning the club site readers about a problem involving large RV's in one mountain town in Colorado, where we live. I even quoted the Chief of Police, who is a friend on mine, about the potential problem for large RV's in certain parts of the town, for the purpose of helping others to not have the problem. I should not have posted the warning. I was "called out" on the Web Site, actually called a liar by two members, and accused of unfairly criticizing RVers. I have never posted, or even logged on to the Montana Owners Club since that time. I am happy with any discussion will not participate in any group that does not have common courtesy. Perhaps my experience was not normal with that group. But be warned. The MOC can be that way - they sent me packing a long time ago. What is the issue with the RV and what town? Just curious as we spend most of our time in Colorado.
Mile High 11/27/14 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er sways over 65mph

Load range E can handle 80 Psi .but if your trailer is 11,500 dry those 15" tires are overloaded and not sized properly for your trailer. Not if they are STs. STs are limited to 65 regardless of load range.
Mile High 11/25/14 11:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

Well there you have it, I probably would never purchase another Montana again either after reading everything MileHigh and rehless had to say. Just wish the other 6,000 or so Montana owners would have spoken up before I purchased one of the top telling FW's for the second time. Darn it! Kind of a touchy fella there, aren't you :). I really said a lot didn't I - I mentioned I was disappointed in my flooring after someone brought up OSB - that was a ton of bashing wasn't it? If you knew me on here at all, you would know I am a big Montana supporter and may last one was near trouble free and I talk that away about it all the time, but the flooring SUCKED!
Mile High 11/24/14 05:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

yes the floor. The slide floors were kind of disappointing in our Montana. They were mush around the dining table There are a lot of residences that have 3/4" OSB used in the sub-floor and/or sheeting on the roof. In any construction method I don't see the benefit of using a heavy marine grade plywood product instead of regular plywood or OSB, unless the material could be exposed to the elements. If floors around a dining room table were "mush" then that area was no doubt water damaged. The only way that water damage can happen in most fivers is either the slide wall/roof is leaking or someone left windows open several times and kept getting their floors soaked. NO-NO-NO don't jump to conclusions and don't treat me like an idiot from your keyboard. They were mush form the factory, and it was an active topic on the MOC. It was bad enough that when walking to the outside edge to get to a chair, the floor would buckle and the screws holding the table pedestal down to the floor on some units would pop out. This was 2007. I don't know what they use now or if the problem was corrected. We didn't have that issue on our 2003 Montana, nor do we on our SOB now. At the time, the general consensus from the MOC was the Keystone change to OSB when other brands maintained plywood. Too thin maybe - I don't know. I just remember the issue and it was embarrassing. Calm down there MileHigh....I didn't say you were an idiot, I don't know you that well. My point was a new buyer should not base his opinion on one Manufacture claiming to use marine plywood and then a poster who claims to have owned a Montana at one time claims they only use OSB. Chances are if there was an issue with "soft" floors in the slides seven years ago with some of their models they probably corrected it. I am sure you are happy with your current purchase and I know I am happy with mine. As I said in my earlier post, not sure any make/model in the same price range is better than any other one. We are full time and travel between 6,000 and 10,000 miles a year in our Montana fivers. We have experienced all type of weather conditions with no major issues. Does that prove to anyone that they should purchase a Montana FW, no absolutely not. It just means that we have had good luck with the ones we have had.No - your point was you were trying to impose your own assumptions I had water issues rather than just accepting my background in the issue that is a factory change that resulted in an issue experienced by many.
Mile High 11/24/14 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

yes the floor. The slide floors were kind of disappointing in our Montana. They were mush around the dining table There are a lot of residences that have 3/4" OSB used in the sub-floor and/or sheeting on the roof. In any construction method I don't see the benefit of using a heavy marine grade plywood product instead of regular plywood or OSB, unless the material could be exposed to the elements. If floors around a dining room table were "mush" then that area was no doubt water damaged. The only way that water damage can happen in most fivers is either the slide wall/roof is leaking or someone left windows open several times and kept getting their floors soaked. NO-NO-NO don't jump to conclusions and don't treat me like an idiot from your keyboard. They were mush form the factory, and it was an active topic on the MOC. It was bad enough that when walking to the outside edge to get to a chair, the floor would buckle and the screws holding the table pedestal down to the floor on some units would pop out. This was 2007. I don't know what they use now or if the problem was corrected. We didn't have that issue on our 2003 Montana, nor do we on our SOB now. At the time, the general consensus from the MOC was the Keystone change to OSB when other brands maintained plywood. Too thin maybe - I don't know. I just remember the issue and it was embarrassing.
Mile High 11/23/14 12:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

Bought a new 2012 in 2012, Montana Mountaineer. Not happy. Wood trim immediately broke of one slide out, both sides. Door on converter broke. As cheaply made as others. Mountaineer not even in the same league as Montana - so not a fair comparison. Mountaineer is the econo line. Mountaineer not one of Keystones lightweight fifth wheels and is actually being merged into the Montana lineup so they now have a bunkhouse. No more Mountaineer.... Hmmm, I don't recall saying it was a lightweight, rather an economy version of the Montana. They are not light, they just don't have all the features. Looks like they still show a full line on the website, but Keystone has never been real prompt about keeping it updated. Sorry, meant to quote the post above yours..... No worries
Mile High 11/23/14 12:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

yes the floor. The slide floors were kind of disappointing in our Montana. They were mush around the dining table
Mile High 11/22/14 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

Bought a new 2012 in 2012, Montana Mountaineer. Not happy. Wood trim immediately broke of one slide out, both sides. Door on converter broke. As cheaply made as others. Mountaineer not even in the same league as Montana - so not a fair comparison. Mountaineer is the econo line. Mountaineer not one of Keystones lightweight fifth wheels and is actually being merged into the Montana lineup so they now have a bunkhouse. No more Mountaineer.... Hmmm, I don't recall saying it was a lightweight, rather an economy version of the Montana. They are not light, they just don't have all the features. Looks like they still show a full line on the website, but Keystone has never been real prompt about keeping it updated.
Mile High 11/22/14 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aluminum 5th Wheel

aluminum can have its issues too, but I prefer it to the wood.
Mile High 11/21/14 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aluminum 5th Wheel

The Majority of the manufacturers use aluminum.
Mile High 11/21/14 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I know why Goodyear calls them Marathons

Brake fluid preserves nothing - it destroys!
Mile High 11/20/14 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Outdoor Televisions

Mile High, I detect a little sarcasm in this post, but it is of a humorous nature. Lol I have all the hookups in my basement, but other than to see if it worked, have never used it. I couldn't concentrate, sitting with my back to the world, peering into my basement, to watch tv. I have a nice wall mounted tv inside, where I can enjoy it much more. Any given neighbor, in a campground, can be a real nuisance, if they are totally inconsiderate. I have never been annoyed by a neighbor watching tv! Happy camping to all, Jerry Jerry, To be honest, it is a little awkward to watch TV out there. I'm always afraid if I turn around there will be a big Grizzly Bear watching it with me wanting to share my burger :E However - the kids love to play the wii out there, but it's generally buttoned up before 10.
Mile High 11/19/14 12:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Outdoor Televisions

Guess if you have an opinion on here and you disagree with it you have to add extras on to make your point.. My only mention was " sound " not kitchens, LED lights or even campfires. Some are hard of hearing and others can hear a pin drop. Most of us don't trade in our antique few year old trailers just to have the latest greatest gizmo. I'm off to prune my rose bushes.. hahaha - good comeback :) Yes - I was stereotyping you.
Mile High 11/19/14 12:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carriage-Cameo by Crossroads?

Ya, its too bad that not only did they mismanage the company, they mismanaged the name and sold you dinosaurs out to the highest bidder. I don't blame Crossroads a bit for exploiting the name, they paid for it after all. I wish them the best of luck.
Mile High 11/19/14 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I know why Goodyear calls them Marathons

I actually got over 15 years out of the US made Marathons on our boat trailer. Mostly because I didn't know any better and they did fine. They finally wore out and I bought a second set that were China made. I ran those for 4 years, and they just came apart (bad belts). Discount tire laughed when they saw my 19 year old US Marathon spare :) Obviously they wouldn't touch it so I had to buy a spare as well. I went to Carlisle but don't expect much better longevity. I'll be trying to go to LTs next change.
Mile High 11/19/14 10:38am Fifth-Wheels
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