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Old 05-13-2014, 11:41 PM   #61
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Is everyone just setting the large ottoman on the couch or any tips for this item?

Now, with the furniture sliders attached to the bottom, it slides with the recliners and the couch slides right up to it.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:46 AM   #62
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Is everyone just setting the large ottoman on the couch or any tips for this item?

Now, with the furniture sliders attached to the bottom, it slides with the recliners and the couch slides right up to it.
This is the way we do it too works perfect plus you don't have to lift that heavy sucker. Except we have the recliners turned 90 degrees.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:54 PM   #63
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Our gray water gauge is reading full. i had some issues with the gray water drain valve not working and they fixed that. I have been thinking the gauge is just ready incorrectly and would have it looked at after my next trip. What I just spotted under my trailer by the black drain valve handle and the gray water drain handle was a third handle that was slightly smaller and brushed aluminum in color. I though that is probably the issue there is another valve. Issue is when I pulled the handle is just came out of the frame in my hand. Was not attached to anything. Are there really three valves??? Help! we are leaving in two days
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:53 AM   #64
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I finally was able to get lined up with the hole in the frame with a flashlight so that I could see the valve and attempted to see if the handle would screw onto the valve stem. I turned and turned and it never got tight but did attach to the valve. Pulled it open and drained a huge load of gray water. Guess I do not have a tank indicator problem it actually was full

Would have been nice if during the walk thru or at least when I had to take it in for service when my other gray water tank was not draining to mention there are two valves for draining the gray tanks. When I was explaining the issues I was seeing when I took it in for service one of the obvious (now) reasons was there are two valves.

Has anyone had similar issues where the tank drain handles have come disconnected from the valve? How can I stop this from happening again.

Sorry to be ranting but I am so irritated with my dealership I know once my warranty expires they will never see me again
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:45 AM   #65
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Yeah the third valve is a galley tank for your kitchen sink. Should be labeled on your tank monitor. Have heard of the handles stripping out or vibrating out the threads. Good luck


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The three tanks are also labled on the side of the rig too - unfortunately all PDI are not the same and things get overlooked - do not let this set your mood - the 325RES is a stunning rig IMHO and should give you many years of Happy Camping !!


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Old 06-25-2014, 08:20 AM   #67
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I finally was able to get lined up with the hole in the frame with a flashlight so that I could see the valve and attempted to see if the handle would screw onto the valve stem. I turned and turned and it never got tight but did attach to the valve. Pulled it open and drained a huge load of gray water. Guess I do not have a tank indicator problem it actually was full

Would have been nice if during the walk thru or at least when I had to take it in for service when my other gray water tank was not draining to mention there are two valves for draining the gray tanks. When I was explaining the issues I was seeing when I took it in for service one of the obvious (now) reasons was there are two valves.

Has anyone had similar issues where the tank drain handles have come disconnected from the valve? How can I stop this from happening again.

Sorry to be ranting but I am so irritated with my dealership I know once my warranty expires they will never see me again

I have the 325RES, it is just over two years old. Last trip we made the black tank handle came off the stem when I tried to open it. I was able to use channel locks to open the valve and threw the very light weight aluminum handle in the garbage. The threaded end had deformed slightly and just let loose of the stem. I ordered a Valterra replacement handle threaded it on with just a dab of loctite and no more problem.
The valve itself appears to fairly durable and the stem is better quailty than the handle was. Get a Valterra handle and you will see it is better quality. They even come with an adjustment to shorten or lenghten the handle to your preference. I think it was like $9.00 delivered to my door.
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The three tanks are also labled on the side of the rig too - unfortunately all PDI are not the same and things get overlooked - do not let this set your mood - the 325RES is a stunning rig IMHO and should give you many years of Happy Camping !!


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Unfortunate regarding the lacking PDI
I agree - the 325RES is in a league of its own. We are currently camping and a desperate new Montana owner needed help filling his fresh water tanks, so I helped out. I found the Montana design and engineering strange and not very intuitive.
So far, nothing out there gives me pause about our decision.
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On our first stop after getting the drain handle reattached I was surprised to see this drain handle was now gone. Managed to survive our week long trip with some tricky draining of that gray tank. Have had a replacement handle installed and they say they used Loctite so hopefully it will stay attached. Thanks all for your comments we definitely love this trailer.

Her Pirogue thanks for the link. I think I will order one of these to carry as a backup.
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This is the way we do it too works perfect plus you don't have to lift that heavy sucker. Except we have the recliners turned 90 degrees.
Not sure if I have figure out best way / position to strap down the chairs. I have had the back towards the window. Have had the small screw holding the straps pull out on each chair at different times. Any tips on best position? Are you tightening to try to hold them very still or just to try to keep them from flying? Since they rock even when snug there is still a good amount of movement.
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