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RE: Montana, Big Country, or Grand Design?

My boss was torn between two campers in the last two weeks. The Montana 3710FL and the Big Country 3800FL, both front living units. After seing what I am going through with Montana at the moment, he bought the Big Country BC3800FL. It is a very nice rig. They've been searching for a while and it came down to those two. The main reason I would have chosen the Montana is two entry doors, but their new one is beautiful.
nremtp143 08/07/16 01:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana, Big Country, or Grand Design?

Our two units we were discussing came down to the Montana we now have and the Jayco mid bunk as you are looking at. Neither of these units could you access the fridge in with the slides closed which was a prerequisite on our two Sandpipers. But, it hasn't made any difference. The only true thing we wanted was to be able to access a bathroom while traveling without opening a slide. It's not been a big deal for us with the fridge. That being said, we have a frame issue in the nose of our unit that is going on now 2.5 weeks without a word from Montana or Lippert! Multiple videos and pics were sent as requested and all we have gotten is verification they received them. We are already out of one trip due to this and possibly a couple more. I'd always wanted a Montana, but now seriously questioning our decision. My friend here has a Jayco and will never have another due to serious quality control issues. These types of stories can go on and on, but find the one you can most live with and in the price range you want and go for it. Just like the Big 3 automakers, you'll get good ones and bad ones in each brand. Good luck in your choice.
nremtp143 08/07/16 03:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sandpiper

I've had two brand new Sandpipers and no real issues to speak of other than FR replaced the 6k axles with 7k as they should've been from the factory. In April, we took delivery of a new Montana and have been dealing with warranty issues and a broken weld in the pin box. I wish I had my Sandpipers back!
nremtp143 08/06/16 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
Possible frame weld broken on new Montana

Hi guys. Our new Montana was delivered in April and last week while unhitching the unit at home, I noticed the side- nose wall of the camper had broken the silicon bead at the bottom. Once I put the weight back on the truck, you could see the gap at the bottom trim move. The dealer says nothing he can do about it and I've emailed my factory rep, Montana Customer Service and Lippert. I've heard from Montana's Owner Relations only so far. I was asked a hundred questions as to how this occurred(like I know) and everything from what kind of hitch I use and what kind of truck I tow it with. I know they are just doing their job and patiently waiting to see what can/will be done. I have some trips coming up very soon that have been paid for for over a year and worried about making them. I've sent them the video I have below as well as several more pics from every angle. Just waiting to see where to go and what to do next. I have friends that work at an RV plant in Indiana and says possible weld or a wall-frame mount has come loose. Have any of you ever seen one do this? Gap at bottom widens
nremtp143 07/30/16 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike Rack mount Update W/Rack

Nicely done! You'll enjoy them being there. Very similar to the one I built for our Sandpipers. Worked really well and still does for the new owner.
nremtp143 07/30/16 02:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B and W companion hitch

I've had B&W hitches in my last five trucks and one Companion. Hands down the best hitch on the market and best customer service in the industry. One draw back. The hitch will not tow rigs with the older style Sidewinder pin boxes that have the "wedge" behind the pin.
nremtp143 06/24/16 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Shower skylight

I've painted all of the skyights on my last four campers white to match the roof. Clean the sky light, and use Krylon Gloss White spray paint after making sure you tape off the roof. This was the first mod I did to my brand new Montana when I tool delivery. Keeps the heat form getting in the unit. Unlike material between the domes, the heat never gets in. If reflectix is used between them, the heat is still in your roof. Before http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160421_123736962_zpsqpoyitgl.jpg After http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160421_124438968_zpstu9giawr.jpg And the inside that still lets light in, but no heat! http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160421_124951981_HDR_zpsvqaglldq.jpg
nremtp143 06/24/16 10:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: new sewer hose container

I too like the 5" vinyl fence post, Just got them installed under our new Montana last week. One post will hold 40' of sewer hose and the coupling at the end. Plus, with the gutter inside, I can pull it out to reach it without having to just fish it out of the post. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160421_090515778_zpsqkh4jkak.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160421_090420900_zpsaluq2z67.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160421_085200879_HDR_zpsih5phqbt.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit ot 640px maximum width.
nremtp143 05/08/16 07:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodbye Sandpiper, Hello Montana!

Nice Monty,we love that floorplan too I think it is Montana's biggest seller, where's the rear Cap?? just wondering as I have never seen a Montana Legacy without one and it would be a bummer if they stopped doing that The rear of the Legacy Package does not have the rear cap. It has a hung fiberglass wall with a camera up top. I'm really not sure any of the 3790s come with a rear cap because the the top of the trailer is straight without the hump in the roof, causing a very tall rear wall of the unit. That would be a HUGE molded fiberglass cap.
nremtp143 05/02/16 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

Thanks guys! Had her out for the second time this weekend and LOVE the floorplan. Only one hiccup with the A/C. Very little volume out of the ducts with only one AC on as we were on 30A only. Cool air, but not much moving. Took almost 10 hours to drop interior temp from 84* to 76*. Gotta call the dealer when they open, but I do love this camper.
nremtp143 05/02/16 06:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any ideas on how to free a rusted ball on B&W hitch?

Is your truck a short bed? If so, I would assume the ball is directly over the rear diff. That would be difficult. If long bed, use a floor jack with something like a 6x6 or something of the sort and put lots of upward pressure on it and leave it overnight. It's gonna take heat and/or constant pressure on it along with penetrants. Also, you might want to give B&W's customer service and see what they say. I'm sure they've run into this before. Their customer service is second to none.
nremtp143 04/28/16 03:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

Sold the Sandpiper and picked up this the next day. Took about 8 weeks form time of order. Nothing at all wrong with the Sandpiper, just our son is turning 16 this weekend and has outgrown the bunks. My work partner's daughter bought it for her three kids. We've only been out once, but make that two starting tomorrow! We absolutely love it. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160402_143010922_zpsxcsqidcv.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_114308112_HDR_zpso7pozba7.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_114638032_zpssyhqugyk.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_120624740_zpsdsf0inrb.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_112743190_zpsnfb4yohc.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_120559347_zps2iyu5fou.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
nremtp143 04/28/16 03:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to buy aluminum wheels

Tredit Tire
nremtp143 04/24/16 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installing plexiglass on screen door

Most screen doors have a channel on the inside around the door areas. If you have a piece of Lexan cut to fit inside those channels the Lexan material has enough flex that you can fit it in. Then use some window screen vinyl spline rope to hold it in place. That's what I did on both of my Sandpipers, but the door of my Montana is a little different and may have to try a different approach.
nremtp143 04/24/16 02:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Goodbye Sandpiper, Hello Montana!

Congrats! They were lucky to get such a great 365 from you! Enjoy that new Montana, it looks really nice. Thanks Helmsey! Been a while since I've heard from you. I sincerely hope all is well!
nremtp143 04/12/16 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodbye Sandpiper, Hello Montana!

Thank you for the compliments! And yes, I've joined the MOC forum. Thank you again.
nremtp143 04/12/16 03:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: what kind of fifthwheel hitch?

If the gooseneck hitch is a B&W Turnover Ball hitch, I would buy the Companion for it. Part # RVK3500. Go to www.besthitch.com and take a look at them. Will only fit B&W under bed hitches though.
nremtp143 04/11/16 07:59pm Fifth-Wheels
Goodbye Sandpiper, Hello Montana!

It's been a while since I spent some time here, but check in now and again. Just wanted to share that we have sold our 2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ and took our new Montana 3790RD on its maiden voyage last weekend. We ordered it back in January and was delivered Friday before last. Our son was the reason we got it. He will be 16 in two weeks and said he felt he didn't need the bunkhouse anymore. We started looking and found the Montana. He and a friend stayed with us over the weekend and they had a great time with the TV in the rear as well as the sleeping arrangement. We bought each one of them an air mattress to put on the fold out sofas. Pretty comfy if I do say so myself. The 365 didn't go far as my work partner's daughter bought it for her and her three kids. Here are few pics. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_114628472_zpskgbpdcfi.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_114308112_HDR_zpso7pozba7.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_120624740_zpso94umt9c.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_120559347_zpsgokwh8fc.jpg width=640 http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2016%20Montana/IMG_20160330_112743190_zpsvfw96p2o.jpg width=640 The only down side to the new unit is someone at the factory forgot to attach the pull waste gate handles to the actual valves for the black and one grey tank:M Of course, we found that out while trying to leave the campground. Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
nremtp143 04/11/16 07:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun 637

I've had the G614s for 5 years now and was about to replace them with the S637s. However, just sold camper yesterday and new one came with 614s. I have no problem using the 637s whatsoever. My partner at work has them on her camper(which I recommended) and are great tires. Here in GA we got them for $150.50 each from NTB. When the GYs are in need of replacing on my new one. I will buy the 637s.
nremtp143 04/01/16 10:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tool Storage/Carrier repair

I use two pieces of nylon webbing about 3/4" wide and sewed velcro on it. I then got a couple of button snaps and screwed them to the case. Used the snap tool to fasten the female side to the ends of the straps. Fasten them together and then use the webbing with velcro to tighten the case together. I have 3 cases done this way.
nremtp143 02/09/16 06:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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