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Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-04-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By BB_TX
If no one can recommend a place, google RV repair...

If no one can recommend a place, google RV repair for the area you will be in. Not a dealer but an independent RV repair, restoration, upgrade shop. Check their reviews carefully.

I almost ripped...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-04-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By BB_TX
Yeah, had a 2007 F350 6.0 before the 2012....

Yeah, had a 2007 F350 6.0 before the 2012. Squirrels (I think) ate my wiring and vacuum hoses. 3 times to the tune of about $400 each time! And built a nest each time. :facepalm: Critter Ridder spray...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-04-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By BB_TX
Curious what year and engine your Ford was. I had...

Curious what year and engine your Ford was. I had my 2012 F350 6.7 for 10 years and it was in the shop one time for a repair, a failed high exhaust gas temp sensor.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-03-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,379
Posted By BB_TX
Thatís how Ford defines it. ...

Thatís how Ford defines it.

https://www.ford.com/support/how-tos/owner-resources/vehicle-specifications/what-is-the-curb-weight-of-my-vehicle/
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-03-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,379
Posted By BB_TX
In Texas and some other states, it is a class A...

In Texas and some other states, it is a class A non CDL for those same GCWR weights. But I would almost bet that less than half of the people with RVs over 26,000 lbs have the proper license.

My...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-02-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,379
Posted By BB_TX
I would not worry about insurance. Or even too...

I would not worry about insurance. Or even too much about law enforcement. A negligent liability lawsuit filed against you by someone you may have been in an accident with is a whole different...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 07-02-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By BB_TX
2,000 watts is only 16.6 amps. I don’t think your...

2,000 watts is only 16.6 amps. I don’t think your generator has the power you need. Especially since you have no problem on 20 amp shore power.
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 07-02-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By BB_TX
Even though the batteries can charge really fast,...

Even though the batteries can charge really fast, the converter should have current limiting on the charging circuit meaning it can only put out the max rated amps, not what the battery can take. If...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 07-02-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By BB_TX
What size generator? Do you have shore power...

What size generator? Do you have shore power available?

Sounds like you may have a converter problem. Generator puts out 120 vac to the converter. Converter puts out 13+ vdc to charge the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-01-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By BB_TX
Pretty sure the lower trim level Fords and...

Pretty sure the lower trim level Fords and probably other brands can still be had without all those bells and whistles. Maybe special order higher trim levels without some of those.
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-01-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By BB_TX
As far as the 120 vac electric side, the...

As far as the 120 vac electric side, the following have been reported in the past:
-bad heater electrode
-tripped circuit breaker
-bad little black rocker switch on the water heater
-tripped hi...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 07-01-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By BB_TX
As Robert said, it could be one of the auto reset...

As Robert said, it could be one of the auto reset circuit breakers, especially if it is a soft "click/clunk" vs a loud "CLICK/CLUNK". Those things are nothing more than a cheap piece of bi-metal with...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-01-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By BB_TX
At least the igniter sparking indicates it is...

At least the igniter sparking indicates it is getting power. Those valves have been known to be a problem from previous posts here. Pretty easy to replace I think. But it could also be propane not...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-30-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By BB_TX
On gas, if you have someone actuate the switch...

On gas, if you have someone actuate the switch while you are outside at the WH, you should hear the igniter popping as it arcs. Do you hear that?
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-30-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By BB_TX
Here is a typical manual. Figures 5a (for gas)...

Here is a typical manual. Figures 5a (for gas) and 6a (for electric) show the circuits. You can see the two are independent of each other so you apparently have two different problems. Gonna take...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-30-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By BB_TX
My 2007 had one switch inside the trailer to...

My 2007 had one switch inside the trailer to operate the WH on gas. But to operate on electric I had to go outside, remove the panel covering the water heater, and turn on a small black rocker switch...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 06-30-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By BB_TX
In addition to your model and year. Is it...

In addition to your model and year.

Is it often and repetitive? Is it random and infrequent? Are you trying to do something at the time of the noise? Time between the click and clunk, a second,...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-29-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By BB_TX
I have to ask. Are you sure you connected the...

I have to ask. Are you sure you connected the battery with correct polarity?

6 weeks is enough to drain a battery even with the disconnect switch in the disconnect position due to some parasitic...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-28-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By BB_TX
I would say that one was an anomaly. All three...

I would say that one was an anomaly. All three make very good trucks. Can’t say any one is any better than the others. We all have our preferences. But one case like that can really turn a person...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-28-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,330
Posted By BB_TX
Even normal driving but crossing dips and rises...

Even normal driving but crossing dips and rises such as pulling into a service station where the station drive was several inches above or below the roadway or across rain drainage channels my...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-28-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,330
Posted By BB_TX
How much clearance do you have on level ground? ...

How much clearance do you have on level ground?

Does it rub when jackknifed on level ground? Or unlevel ground?

Seems odd it would rub on jackknifed turns unless the trailer or truck (or both)...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-27-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,379
Posted By BB_TX
Marketing numbers. But most people do not look...

Marketing numbers. But most people do not look fully into those numbers and only see the one that appears to meet their needs. You could tow a large heavy bumper pull construction trailer and stay...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-25-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By BB_TX
Just replace that 50 with an 80. And be sure to...

Just replace that 50 with an 80. And be sure to put the wires on the 80 exactly as they came off the 50. The wiring is adequate for the change.

You could break off the pump onto a dedicated 80 if...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-20-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By BB_TX
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. ...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Get a picture(s) either on your computer or smart phone. Go down to the reply box and click on Advanced. You can enter a message if you want. Then...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-17-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By BB_TX
To expand on what Bob said. On the Fantastic Vent...

To expand on what Bob said. On the Fantastic Vent panel, the first push button switch on the bottom toggles between Auto, Manual, and Off. In Auto you can use the up/down arrows to select...
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