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RE: Montana Fifth Wheel

Man I can tell you are from the Dakota's you are used to that weather you are like my Dad that would walk around in a T Shirt outside in a Blizzard we use to call him The Snowman but most of us in a 5er at 7 degrees with 35MPH winds are going to freeze our Butts Off without CRANKING the Furnace and fireplace you are Hard Core dude!:B, the Arctic Pkg on most of these 5er's is just Thermofoil in the underbelly and heated tanks
topjimmy 01/19/21 10:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana Fifth Wheel

I have owned and fulltimed in 3 Monty's and have loved all 3 but I and agree with above that is a bunch of Spew the Arctic Pkg on my 2015 Legacy is just Marketing Me and my wife have to crank the Furnace when it gets in the 30's little alone getting down in the teens and twenty's and that goes for all brands in that price range I feel sorry for people that got to fulltime in 5er's in Wyoming the Dakota's etc.. in the winter you will go thru ALOT of propane
topjimmy 01/05/21 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tranny temp got to 250!! yikes,, troubling questions

Don't have a Ford but I had a Bully dog tuner when I bought a used 2007 Duramax so I said great and tried it on tow mode on my maiden Voyage with my 5er I found out REAL QUICK going up my first stepper grade this thing SUCKS for towing my EGT's went too high and so did the tranny temps so I turned it back to Stock mode and all good again now I do not even use the tuner except for info Canned tuners suck IMO for towing
topjimmy 11/29/20 11:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Atwood 8531-IV furnace problems please help

Furnace problems are a bear i have lost count on how many times mine has screwed up I mentioned earlier that my sail switch went out and that fixed it but then a month later it quit again DANG!! i replaced just about every part except one i pulled out the igniter and it looked great and it had the 1/8 of a inch gap but i said what the heck and bought a new one a BAM! all good again ..It is always something:D
topjimmy 10/31/20 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rut Roh....Water heater bypass valve kaput?

Nothing to add here But just gotta say That's funny RUT ROH! I have a Scooby Doo T shirt that says that and my sister has Astro from the Jetsons saying that too and everybody cracks up when they see our shirts :B
topjimmy 10/13/20 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Atwood 8531-IV furnace problems please help

I have also had to replace my control board as well on mine not saying that is it but worth a try or the heck with it and call a RV tech to take a look
topjimmy 10/10/20 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Atwood 8531-IV furnace problems please help

Just like was said above had the same problem it was the Sail Switch cheap and easy to put in and even if is not that they seem to fail every few years anyway look on You tube and see how to install them
topjimmy 10/09/20 10:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: KEYSTONE, Cougar front LED decor lights

I have done it so many times over the years that I forgot how they were originally wired to the led strips but anyway now I just twist them together and seal it with liquid tape or you could solder them as well as butt connectors are too big as far as fishing out the wire that fell in I had to drill out the little hole a little bigger in the cap and then used skinny extra long tweezers to grab it but it took about an hour to do this i lucked out the wire did not fall any farther
topjimmy 09/30/20 10:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: KEYSTONE, Cougar front LED decor lights

Done it MANY times and these are the best ones I have used for my cap eyebrow lights AND awning lights https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/single-color-flexible-led-strip-lights/ or just go to E Bay and type in RV led light strips and go with the cheap ones that will last about a year your call AND by the way when wiring up the new eyebrow light do one wire at a time or you may let go of the whole wire and it will fall back into the cap NOT FUN to fish back out.......how would I know that??? :B
topjimmy 09/29/20 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing furnature

I have a real leather recliner I bought at Costco for $300. We have to turn it sideways so the slide will clear it when on the move. It also has to be pulled from the wall for full recline which is not a problem for us. Very comfortable, nap-worthy. Our Carriage furniture also failed. Don't they all;) I don't even bother with the Bonded leather anymore I just get Microfiber Recliners and a bonus Cats hate Clawing on them:B
topjimmy 09/22/20 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: rockies or smokey's

8 years of fulltiming towing a 14K 5er Never used Cruise and never will just put it in Tow mode and let it do it's thing
topjimmy 08/29/20 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

for Years I hauled 2 Mopeds on my Draw-tite front Hitch with a motorcycle carrier with no problems I like it when I can see them also some folks say it cuts down wind flow to the radiator but I never experienced that and yes they got bugs on them but so what just cleaned them up when I got to the next Resort
topjimmy 08/14/20 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Montana vs. Jayco Pinnacle

8 years of fulltiming and 3 5er's and I have been in them all pretty much IMO they are all pretty much the same in quality in that price range we almost bought the Pinnacle last time but just got a better price on the Monty just find the floorplan ya like do a good inspection and go with it we are on our 3rd Montana and all have been good 5er's if that helps ya or maybee we have been just Lucky:B
topjimmy 08/06/20 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: sat dish

Dish Tailgater pay as you go here for about 6 years and yes what was said above the directions are confusing for which is the front is as it shows the handle being aimed South in the instructions I tried that when I first got it and it would not work untill A guy in the Resort told me the Handle is the BACK of the tailgater so I turned it around and Bam! been enjoying it ever since and also I just put mine on the ground or on my roof if a big RV parks next to me blocking my Southern Sky I don't need no sticking Tripod:B and I have never used a APP to find Satellites Up here in the NW I just aim it a little SE and good to go:)
topjimmy 08/04/20 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

As was said above I had that problem in my 2012 and could not figure it out then a person at an RV resort told me it could be stagnant water in your hot/cold washer lines so I hooked a hose to each side and ran then for a few a that did the trick;)
topjimmy 08/04/20 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Retracting jacks while unhooked

Yep my Montana does this every time lowers the front all the way then does it's thingSometimes my auto level system will bottom out the front Jack's as part of the leveling process. Actually displays "bottoming out jacks". So I doubt it puts undue stress on the front axle.
topjimmy 05/20/20 11:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 KEYSTONE LAREDO 298SRL

O.K. that is not true at all I have owned 3 Montana's a 2004, 2012 and my 2015 and NONE have had delamination problems and No not all Keystones's are "entry level" trailers they do have some like most Mfg's like the Laredo which are no better or worse than any lower-mid priced 5er and you see ALOT of them so people seem to like them but I sure is heck would not call a Montana a Entry level at 75K large and also yes You should be able to haul a lighter 5er like the Laredo at around 9K without gear with a 2017 F250 Gas Every Keystone trailer I have ever seen has front delamination problems. A gut came over two days ago....same problem with his 2016 within two years of purchase.
topjimmy 05/09/20 10:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

I have a 2015 Montana 3735MK with 2 entry doors and it has been a real good reliable 5er for us over the years me and my wife love the 2 entry doors and mid kitchen layout BUT Montana does not make that model any more but I am sure you could find a nice used one out there somewhere
topjimmy 04/28/20 07:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 294RL for Single person fulltiming

I have had 3 Montana's a 2004 ,2012 and my current 2015 and yes they have all been good 5er's with just minimal issues and I fulltimed in all three for 8 years starting at age 50(retired early):B towing with 1 Ton Duallies now I am off the fulltime Gig now and went down to a 2500HD Duramax GMC for short trips and by the way the guy who said Heartland makes Montana Keystone and Heartland are both owned by THOR
topjimmy 03/13/20 10:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paradigm RV Alliance

They need to hire away Grand Designs PR people and use their Vulcan mind-meld control skills to convince people their brand is the next revolution in 5th wheels :B
topjimmy 03/02/20 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
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