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RE: Mountaineers versus Montana's by Keystone

We have a 38' Montana High Country and have been severely disappointed in the workmanship. The dealer had to re-caulk all of the interior cabinet door panels because they fell out. The cable slides needed several adjustments, just a lot of little aggravating things. What year build? 2012 Model Year
TubaPete 12/18/14 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mountaineers versus Montana's by Keystone

We have a 38' Montana High Country and have been severely disappointed in the workmanship. The dealer had to re-caulk all of the interior cabinet door panels because they fell out. The cable slides needed several adjustments, just a lot of little aggravating things.
TubaPete 12/06/14 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you have more than 1 ??

Our primary RV is a 38' Montana High Country fifth wheel. This fall we bought a used 6 1/2' Sunlite truck camper for our trip to Alaska next summer. I couldn't see dragging that behemoth 9,000 miles just to have something to sleep in. Who knows, when we get home next summer we may decide we like it so much we keep it for similar adventures.
TubaPete 12/06/14 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Screw pulled out of wall.... best fix??

I found some hollow door anchors that work well. The kind where you push a plastic insert into a hole and then put a crew into the insert expanding it to hold it in place.
TubaPete 12/01/14 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel hitch weight concerns

How come everybody says to add 200# for a hitch? I just looked up the shipping weight for a couple of large hitches, 18 and 20k, and they only weighed 143#. Maybe they are adding 60# of paint to cover the mounting bolts. Dave Two possibilities why: It's pretty common to round up for safety and convenience, 200# is a lot easier to add than 143. The other is that the rail kit to your hitches may be sold / shipped separately and not included in your 143#.
TubaPete 11/29/14 06:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: plugged into shore power, no 12 V

My trailer has a sticker next to the slide switches that says a battery must be in place in order to operate the slides. Mine too.
TubaPete 11/10/14 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV spot in Big Bend NP in Texas

Why not stay in the park itself? . . . . The park is huge so the less driving unnecessarily, the better. My thoughts exactly.
TubaPete 11/08/14 05:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Firewood.. what do you do?

Since all of Michigan's lower peninsula is now in the emerald ash borer quarantine area, movement between our house and state parks is not much of a problem. If I leave the state or go to the upper peninsula I leave the firewood behind and buy locally. It seems that if there is a popular campground around, there is always somebody willing to sell firewood.
TubaPete 11/05/14 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you estimate overall length?

It is my belief that most restrictions are consideration of the trailer length. I have never seen any park actually measure the length. The restrictions are based on natural limits, i.e. curves, rocks, trees, etc. If you can get in with an oversize trailer no person is going to stop you. However the general realities of physical space just might.
TubaPete 11/01/14 06:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Run antifreeze from the fresh water tank?

You would probably have to put a lot of antifreeze into your tank to get the pump to draw. I know I would. Could get expensive.
TubaPete 11/01/14 06:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch removal acceptable procedure?

How can one worry about the weight of the hitch damaging the king pin? The static load of the hitch is less than two hundred pounds. Compare that to the thousands of pounds of dynamic load the pin has take to pull the trailer. We've all seen pictures on semis turned over on the road where the tractor and trailer did not separate. Our fifth wheel pins are identical.
TubaPete 10/31/14 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch - rail bending and pulling up truck bed

I would suggest you go to a hitch place and not the rv dealer or a Ford dealer. I don't know which would be more clueless. I can't speak for Ford dealers but I have had two hitches installed at different RV dealers and both did a good job installing them correctly.
TubaPete 10/31/14 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel hitch - rail bending and pulling up truck bed

What psford said about center bolts. The installation instructions with my hitch said nothing about center bolts but my installer but them in anyway. With no center bolts that is an awful long span to keep a rail straight.
TubaPete 10/30/14 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel trailer and 5ers wheel bearings

It's an apple and oranges situation. Outside of be bearings there is a lot of difference. For starters, one is a safety item. Imagine the lawsuits involved in bearing failures on a steering axle on a vehicle carrying voting people. Safety trumps cost in a motor vehicle. Low cost is frequently among the highest considerations when designing a trailer.
TubaPete 10/30/14 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving trailer hooked to truck

No reason to unplug. The converter can't do anything bad to the truck battery. If it could, it would have done it to your trailer battery a long time ago.
TubaPete 10/02/14 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Stops, Rest Areas, or WalMart?

Wal-Mart is probably the best. Many have their own night security to help the overnight traveler. As said truck stops are noisy. Not all rest stops permit overnight camping. Plus we stopped at one and a truck purposely pulled up beside us and ran his engine all night long for our benefit. I know he did it just for us, we were at the far end of the row, the entire row was empty but he parked beside us.
TubaPete 10/02/14 12:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Temporary Tie Downs

To jefe 4X4 Actually it was a BBb sousaphone I played in my college marching band. Few people know what a sousaphone is plus its a little long for a nickname.
TubaPete 09/28/14 03:52pm Truck Campers
Temporary Tie Downs

We just bought a Sun Lite fold down truck camper for a trip to Alaska next year. I realize a good set of tie downs is important for the trip but how about getting it home right now? My plan is to just use some heavy duty nylon straps to get it home, distance about 40 miles. Will this work?
TubaPete 09/27/14 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Grand Canyon or Yellowstone for 2015?

IMHO I would go with option 1. Palo Dura has places for short walks instead of hikes, the Grand Canyon made me cry wit its beauty and Tombstone has old west touristy stuff.
TubaPete 09/19/14 02:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: propane problem

In addition to closing the tank valves and opening them. make sure that ALL gas devices are turned off. The flow restrictors in the system won't fully open until the entire system is up to pressure and that won't happen if any device is in the ON position.
TubaPete 09/18/14 07:20pm Tech Issues
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