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Old 11-06-2016, 07:28 AM   #11
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Re: New Member and New Montana 3820FK

I have the 2016 3820K model and did a 4K trip this last September. My tow vehicle is a 2015 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax and I had airbags installed. It handled very well with the diesel jake brake through the Sierra Mountains on 6% grades. I am very aware that I am at the Max limits for this 40 foot trailer. The airbags are great for slowing down the bouncing affect. The biggest concern was the air pressure and heat on the single rear tires. PSI increased a minimum of 8 PSI but not more than 15 depending on heat factors in the desert. Montana switched the China Bomb tires (at the last RV show) to the #1 or #2 recommended Salium tires for 2017 and that's worth its weight in Gold for piece of mind. Frequently check the Air Pressure on the trailer/truck and maintain a speed of 60 mph and all should be good.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:38 AM   #12
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At the last RV show they had two versions of the 3820K. The alternate model was with the floor plan flipped to have the Living room up front with the big glass window and kitchen in the middle. Everything else was identical to the original model. Three improvements noted this year; Tires, solid stair steps that go straight up in the doorway and additional vent added to the middle of the trailer. The Buffet seating in the front window is great for looking out over the campgrounds and is a great feature. The buffet design wears on you for the narrowness of the table and refrigerator combo. I would consider a modification if I was a full timer to a standard dining setup for conversion to a bed and extra cupboards. I lost space with the generator in the front.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:36 AM   #13
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Congrats on your new Rv! What an exciting time.

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Old 11-07-2016, 04:49 AM   #14
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welcome from ma happy camping enjoy your new rig
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:47 AM   #15
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No not full time, but we might be living in for a short time for a home remodel
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:54 AM   #16
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That's a beautiful fiver and a great floorplan. Congrats! That said, the empty pin weight alone puts you over your payload. My loaded pin weight adds about 400 lbs, figure 200 pounds for the hitch plus 3-400 lbs for two passengers and your pushing 4000 lbs. My listed brochure pin weight is 2200 lbs and all in ready to camp I'm at around 3300 lbs on my truck. I try to stay out of the over weight wars but if it were me I'd for sure want a one ton and most likely a dually, which I have by the way. Enjoy and congrats again!

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So I after thinking really hard....I agree that I am probably too much over weight and just picked up a 2017 F-350 6.7. Thanks you all!! Love the truck and can't wait to take delivery of the 3820FK!!!
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:47 AM   #17
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So I after thinking really hard....I agree that I am probably too much over weight and just picked up a 2017 F-350 6.7. Thanks you all!! Love the truck and can't wait to take delivery of the 3820FK!!!
H O L Y CRAP! LOL! I got to see pictures of that beauty! Congrats!

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Old 11-13-2016, 01:38 PM   #18
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So I after thinking really hard....I agree that I am probably too much over weight and just picked up a 2017 F-350 6.7. Thanks you all!! Love the truck and can't wait to take delivery of the 3820FK!!!

What does the sticker say for payload on the new truck? Cannot wait to hear how your new baby tows. Best of luck!
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:08 PM   #19
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The payload is 4,400# and the gooseneck towing is 20,600#....and 925 #-ft of torque. Should get the Montana in about 2 weeks, can't wait
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