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Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 06-30-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By DutchmenSport
First off, welcome to the forums and glad you are...

First off, welcome to the forums and glad you are asking your questions. This is the place for answers, to be sure.

Before anyone can answer, or even attempt to answer, your question it would be...
Forum: Campgrounds 06-30-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By DutchmenSport
When we purchased (2004) our first hard-sided...

When we purchased (2004) our first hard-sided camper from Tom Raper RV in Richmond, Indiana (Which is NOW a Camping World).... upon leaving the office where we signed all the dotted lines, we were...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-30-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By DutchmenSport
Yes. If you have an outside shower (like one of...

Yes. If you have an outside shower (like one of those quick connect blue coiled hoses.)

Attach the blue coiled hose to the fill port for your fresh water tank. Flip the valve to "fill". Turn on...
Forum: Maintenance 06-30-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By DutchmenSport
What a difference...

...a little bit of fresh paint can do to the camper!

The last item on my "to do" list on the camper before hitting the road again (tomorrow - Friday) was to paint the under belly / exposed frame /...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-30-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By DutchmenSport
I'm not sure exactly what you have, but would...

I'm not sure exactly what you have, but would something like this work?
Click here. (https://www.rvshop.com/7-34-x-12-58-Multi-Purpose-Hatch-Polar-White-94314_p_67173.html)

One thing I've...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-29-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,384
Posted By DutchmenSport
Rather than pumping 35-40 gallons into the black...

Rather than pumping 35-40 gallons into the black tank, why not use that Valterra, or a Flush King and back flush 35-40 gallons of gray water into the black tank, rinsing it out? Then as a final...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-29-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,330
Posted By DutchmenSport
My fifth wheel over hang has made contact with my...

My fifth wheel over hang has made contact with my truck bed rails only once (that I am fully aware of) and it was a hard enough hit it made a crack in my front cap. I fixed it myself as it was...
Forum: Repairs & Service 06-28-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By DutchmenSport
Wow! Looks real nice. You did a really great...

Wow! Looks real nice. You did a really great job!
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-27-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By DutchmenSport
This subject has raised its head many times and...

This subject has raised its head many times and my solution to the "no toilet paper down the toilet" was to install a Bidet. And ahhhh...... that will add more water to your tank at the same time!
...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-27-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By DutchmenSport
Bounce this off of Mike Thompson RV as far as...

Bounce this off of Mike Thompson RV as far as warranty work goes. Either way, they are the experts on this type of stuff.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-27-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By DutchmenSport
WD-40. Yes, agree. A little elbow grease and...

WD-40. Yes, agree. A little elbow grease and then follow up with Dawn Dishwashing Liquid to remove the WD-40. WD-40 is your friend.

You know all those little spots of road tar on your camper? ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-27-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By DutchmenSport
Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new...

Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new Montana! I'm glad to hear you've had great success with your Montana and your camping experiences so far. Enjoy! Life is great!
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-27-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By DutchmenSport
Actually, a couple years ago, it was high winds...

Actually, a couple years ago, it was high winds and the inability to put the awning out that gave us the idea of using that area for shade.

Later that day, we had a heavy rain. Awnings were still...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-25-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By DutchmenSport
Another outdoor television viewing idea!

Being home for a few days is just about to do me in. But, in about a week, we'll be sitting at another campground for a spell. Meanwhile, as always, we are enjoying our Montana at home.

So, my...
Forum: Maintenance 06-24-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By DutchmenSport
Wall Mart has started carrying 50 amp RV power...

Wall Mart has started carrying 50 amp RV power cords. Some have them, some do not. You might check Wall Mart on line too.

Agree with the above comment ... be prepared for a shock when you see...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 06-24-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By DutchmenSport
It looks to me like the roller on the bottom of...

It looks to me like the roller on the bottom of the platform has either broken, or the screws have pulled out which holds it to the bottom of the bed frame, not allowing it to roll correctly.

Now,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-24-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By DutchmenSport
old dog can still learn new stuff - Goosenecks!

I'm an old dog, I admit. But sometimes I stumble into something that truly amazes me. That happened today.

My neighbor (single widowed woman with an 11 year old daughter) has a horse trailer...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-24-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By DutchmenSport
I'm glad to see mine is not the only one that...

I'm glad to see mine is not the only one that does that!

https://i.imgur.com/pCWkzGT.jpg
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-24-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By DutchmenSport
In April 2021 we had installed a stackable...

In April 2021 we had installed a stackable Splendid washer and dryer. I knew the units were very heavy and the space allocated in my Montana was not desirable, especially since the closet shelf...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-24-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By DutchmenSport
Up when traveling. Everything in the camper is...

Up when traveling. Everything in the camper is secured as much as humanly possible to keep things from moving, banging, or getting broken in transit. Why would I keep the shades down so they can...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-23-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By DutchmenSport
Ever since we had our first pop-up, we have used...

Ever since we had our first pop-up, we have used Quick Shades for this purpose. If the sun in the right position, there may not be any shade at all under the awning. Sitting in the intense sun is...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-23-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By DutchmenSport
Thanks for the report on your trip. Looks like...

Thanks for the report on your trip. Looks like you had a great time! We absolutely loved South Dakota. We want to go back, but there are just too many other places we haven't been to yet. I'm glad...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-23-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By DutchmenSport
If there is 'crud' on the black tank dump valve...

If there is 'crud' on the black tank dump valve itself, then there is still something you can try before dismanteling anything. As stated above, block off the end of the dump pipe with another...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 06-23-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By DutchmenSport
As you can see in the photo, the outside skin...

As you can see in the photo, the outside skin (the fiberglass) and the plywood behind it is only about 3/16 inch thick. Behind that is Styrofoam.

When I attached the shower box, I originally...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-23-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By DutchmenSport
Welcome to the forums. Don't be shy, jump right...

Welcome to the forums. Don't be shy, jump right in and share your experiences. We all learn from each other.

All last year, both my wife and I worked-from-camper when our companies closed the...
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