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  1. From Yahoo today, surprising absolutely no one, since this is what they really wanted anyway... glad we got out while the gettin’ was good!! Scotty Dear Yahoo Group Moderators and Members, We launched Yahoo Groups 20 years ago to connect people around their shared interests. We helped our users navigate new towns, keep in touch with college friends, learn new skills, and most importantly, build connections they may have lost or never had in the first place. While we could not have been more proud of what we accomp
    5 points
  2. Short story. My very first Class A was a 1992 Airstream Land-Yacht I had purchased in November 2002. After using it a few times over the next dew months I quickly realized that I would need something larger with slides and a LOT more inside and outside storage as I wanted it for Full-Time RVing. So I spent the better part of 2003 doing a lot of research, going to RV shows and RV sales lots just to go through various coaches, brands, models and floor-plans. I finally decided on searching specifically for a 2002 Windsor but wasn't firm on a floor-plan. In early November of 2003 I had a
    5 points
  3. I found the stock headlights were a joke. I don’t drive at night, but I wanted good headlights just in case. I replaced mine with a high quality headlight that not only puts out a lot light, but made my coach look more modern.
    4 points
  4. Kurt, It is next to impossible to just paint more clearcoat and have a decent job. First you have to get all the loose clearcoat off back to where the finish is stable. You then need to feather edge the old clearcoat and that is where the problem comes in. I have not been able to do that without sanding thru the basecoat of paint. In my opinion the best job will happen with a lot of sanding and then a coat of primer over the entire area including what is left of the old clearcoat. Then a new coat of the base color and then a new coat of clear. There needs to be a break where the rework ca
    3 points
  5. ...as my older brother would say, “Even a blind HOG finds an acorn once in a while...”😂😂😂
    3 points
  6. As Ivan says the most likely culprit is the solenoid used to disconnect the 12 volt house system only on your coach the solenoid is not in the rear and in the Front Run Bay under the driver's side window. The switch at the door operates that solenoid. Most of us don't find a need for it and have bypassed the darn thing by taking the two battery size cables off of the solenoid and connecting them together with a bolt. We then tape it up for insulation. Mine has been that way for 12 years.
    3 points
  7. This one has a happy ending... about a year ago, while turning out of a campground I dropped a rear wheel off in a small ditch. My already-cracked windshield spiderwebbed (cracked to look like a spider web). I had the windshield replaced, but kept experiencing a very loud and annoying wind noise. I was certain it was the windshield and get the windshield company out there two more times to fix their mistake. The wind noise persisted. I recently got a rock chip in my “new” windshield, and immediately got the (same) glass company out to fix it. While there the tech asked if I was still having a
    3 points
  8. Added all the brackets today. Now all that is left is to cut the louvered wood and reinstall that piece. This fridge should not go anywhere! I have 4 aluminum brackets held to the sides w 3m heavy duty double sided tape and large screws in the wood cabinet. I also added 2 smaller mending brackets to the bottom and used existing bolts on the fridge. I used left over slotted iron that fit perfectly into the wheel holes and mounted them to the angle iron. For the back, I added a guide/horizontal stop by one wheel, a bumper to the existing frame, and a self drilling screw from the L bracket to
    3 points
  9. Exactly the reason we switched to the South Co cabinet latches that Richard does not like. We have used two other types of door keepers but they both required you to do something after the doors were closed to secure them. My check list would make sure they were in place before we started the travel day but invariable the wife would get something out of the fridge at a stop along the way and forget to put the keeper back. Of course one or both of the French doors would soon be flung open as we were underway. With the cabinet latches all you need to do is close the door and you are ready to tra
    3 points
  10. I decided to update the radio and replace one of the cig lighter plugs with usb. The plastic was cracking around the screws, and the radio hole wasn’t right, so I decided to cut a new panel out. I had some coreplast used for sign substrate laying around so I cut the new panel out of it. I covered it with carbon fiber wrap and it looks pretty good.
    3 points
  11. Hmmm, I’m becoming old, in my soft age!
    2 points
  12. When I worked in mining for +30 years I managed individual mines and was responsible for equipment maintenance. At two points in time under different companies I was operations manager also responsible for all maintenance. These were underground mines with harsh mining conditions. Loaders were run 24/7/365 and would build ~18 hours a day, we would change oil 150-200 hours meaning about every 8 to11 days. We did have an engine rebuild program and would do oil analysis etc to determine when it was time to rebuild. I would track cost per hour and try and determine the sweet spot as to w
    2 points
  13. Aiming headlights on our coaches is an “interesting” task... yes, they have adjusting screws, as mentioned above by @Pampero, and if that provides enough adjustment, you’re in great shape! On my coach, (‘06 Dip), the factory fabricated aluminum brackets were so far out of whack (aka adjustment), they had to be adjusted (aka bent) to even get in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, since I still work (much of the time from the coach), I drive at night often and need decent headlights. 🤷🏻‍♂️ My upgrade path to get GOOD (not great) illumination from my headlights - whic
    2 points
  14. Drum brakes on our coach are prone to sticking if the coach has been parked for a while. This is especially true if you drove in rain and then parked. Moisture collects between the drum and brake shoes and rust forms quickly. Typically after driving a short distance the rust clears on the drums and shoes and the brakes return to normal. In regards to periodic maintenance the air brake system at each wheel should be lubed and the slack adjusters checked. And Scotty, mark it down on your calendar, you are correct. All Monaco coaches came with drum brakes except the higher end models. Hard t
    2 points
  15. I purchased a control module for my Sealand 3010 Magnum Opus toilet from Paul Whittle. He shipped the control module immediately and the installation was very easy. He even included a small jewelers screwdriver so I would not have to go to a hardware store to get one! He is so thoughtful and willing to help. If you need a control module, give Paul a call-you won't be disappointed.
    2 points
  16. You are spot on Scotty, our 2006 Diplomats have drum brakes on both the front and the rear. I suspect the OP's problem is a sticking S-cam. We had that problem and rebuilt the brakes all around. Made a huge difference. Even through my truck mechanic neighbor said ours shoes did not need to be replaced I did anyway. Glad I did and my sphincter muscle does not tighten anymore when it is time to stop.😊 Here are a few photos.
    2 points
  17. The solenoid was my problem. I fixed it by just putting both battery wires on the same lug. It just makes it a connection point.
    2 points
  18. The first thing I would do is take out the four screws holding the remote in the panel and pull it out of the hole. All that should be connected to it is a RJ11 type phone cable. Unplug that cable and leave it unplugged for about 30 seconds and then plug it back in. The remote is powered thru that cable and disconnecting it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in will cause a hard reset of the remote. Often that will take care of the problem. You can do the same thing by unplugging that cable at the inverter. These cables often get corroded or make a poor connection and it can help by just
    2 points
  19. https://www.magnum-dimensions.com/sites/default/files/MagArchive/64-0003-Rev-D-ME-RC.pdf Try this!!!
    2 points
  20. A few years ago, I raised the motorhome's governor cut-off pressure to 135 psi and use that to air up the tires. Works well and caused no problems to the rest of the air system. Bob Dinsmore 2000 Diplomat
    2 points
  21. Replaced our tired, discolored cloth couch today w a new one from Bradd and Hall. This one has a memory foam mattress and cup holders.
    2 points
  22. Mine was so old and the rubber was iil soaked. Bought a new 1" easy-grip and replaced it. Just unscrew the old one off, it may be hard to get past the stops they use to prevent the dipstick from falling off. Screw on the new and take a chisel to spread the threads so it doesn't unscrew. Easy job, and a whole lot cheaper than trying to find a new dipstick
    2 points
  23. https://rvbusiness.com/flipbook/DealerDirectory_2020/?page=1 Chuck B
    2 points
  24. @Doug Hoeghmy wife is 5' and we looked hard for a side by side fridge that would meet our needs better but found none. I'll let you know how the new fridge works out for her. I'll just be sure to keep my beer in her reach! 🤣🤣🤣
    2 points
  25. We have an '06 Diplomat and had replaced 3 windshields in 4 years and the last one cracked again only two weeks after we had it replaced. We used RV Glass in Coburg (but they also have a shop in Phoenix) to dry fit a windshield to find out why it kept cracking. A fiberglass shop ended up removing some fiberglass in one upper corner and adding fiberglass in the opposite upper corner. It took 4 tries before the windshield fit correctly and it's been fine ever since. We were really impressed with the RV Glass technicians.
    2 points
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  27. Why is it always the pickle jar that is the first one out when the door swings open? Someone I know seems to forget to latch the door and no matter where the pickles are they seem to jump out first......
    2 points
  28. For those who maybe considering selling their coaches, now could be a good time. Wholesale prices have shot up considerably since April. I subscribe to a lot of industry publications so I am always monitoring used coach prices and wanted to share his latest article which shows an increase in asking prices. It appears sellers are getting decent prices for their used coaches and dealers are paying more as well on trade ins. Some of the amazing deals I seen earlier in the pandemic are starting to become far and few between. This is not to say that you can list your coach at ridiculous prices
    2 points
  29. So who is buying the used trucks if a new one can be had for near same $$? I thought about it too and then decided to keep my 2500 HD just because it was the last year before DEF nonsense was mandatory. At least for now...
    2 points
  30. Joe, I am positive that you have the steel framing but I would like to point out to everyone that using the early morning condensation test is not a conclusive test for the steel construction. I know this because we have the sidewalls with the aluminum framing and can see the framing on mornings when moisture condensates on the aluminum frame. I installed the dryer vent in the side of the coach and that is how I determined where to drill the 3 inch hole. The steel may present a higher differential temperature between the fiberglass siding and where the frame contacts the siding but the al
    2 points
  31. Ken, Open the passenger side cover behind the water heater. There are straps under neath that need to be removed and then the door swings up. The black tank vent pipe does not make a straight shot to the roof and there are elbows somewhere behind the washer/dryer. My memory is foggy on that. Here is a photo to help you locate the vent pipe.
    2 points
  32. It seems it is usually easier to find the outer skylight than the inner one. When I replaced the ones on both my 1993 Dynasty and on my present 2000 Dynasty, I was unable to find the domed inner member. I replaced it with a plain flat sheet of polycarbonate about 1/8" thick. Unless you are quite tall, that will probably serve you well. Almost all of the skylight failures I have seen began near the screws. The outer shell is simply not mechanically strong enough to squish down the sealant between each screw without an obvious "dome-shape" between them. For both my installations, I wel
    2 points
  33. Jim: If you look across several RV sales sites you will find listing prices. I have found RV Trader has some insane asking prices. PPL motorhomes has pricing that is more in line with the current market and are closer to what coaches actually sell for. I watch several sites including e-bay. I wholesaled our first coach off E-Bay from a dealer, drove it for 2 years and sold it for what I paid. Some coach owners get ridiculous with their asking prices which all relates back to thinking what they own is gold. The art of selling is hitting the right price point where you get a decent sales pr
    1 point
  34. I'd recommend you replace your Trace inverter with a Magnum. Monaco switched to Magnum inverters in 2006. Magnum inverters are made in the US and have great tech support and parts readily available. Magnum inverters also have a three year parts and labor warranty. A Magnum ME2012 will install with a minimum of rewiring (you will need a new longer ground cable). If you need a pure sine inverter (required for some electronics and residential refrigerators) then a Magnum MS2012 will work well. https://www.magnum-dimensions.com/mobile-power-products/inverter-chargers?field_inp
    1 point
  35. A very useful site is Cummins Quickserve. https://quickserve.cummins.com/info/index.html You can setup an account for free, enter your engine serial number and get very specific information on your engine including error codes and troubleshooting/repair procedures.
    1 point
  36. Checking the manual, is some help, see pages 37 & 38. Page 39 till how to clear codes https://www.scangauge.com/wp-content/uploads/documentation/sgd-1-0/SGD_UM_101.pdf still looking to fine more information
    1 point
  37. Got em installed today, I love the challenge. cheers
    1 point
  38. https://www.topgearautosport.com/114679/ford-f150-1992-1996-chrome-halo-projector-headlights-with-led?gclid=CjwKCAjwzvX7BRAeEiwAsXExoyMGCpk0CQuN9H3JRyZBoaOQuw0ghH4_KSB-O66wg5D2VZLF3QDeoBoCpR8QAvD_BwE I replaced mine with this ones (in black) I have to replace the low beam to an LED. Good looking ones
    1 point
  39. Rick, my 2002 Windsor has an Air Vacuum Generator however yours may have a 12 VDC Vacuum Generator. Both will be mounted on the front of your firewall with a hose going to the Vacuum Reservoir. You can see the air line going to the top of the vacuum generator in my photo.
    1 point
  40. Sorry, can't help you with that as I am not that versed on Inverters. However, I do remember something about making sure that the GFI is compatible with whatever Inverter model you have in the coach. Here is what is listed in my Xantrex/Trace MSW Inverter Manual relative to GFCI's "Not all makes and models of GFCIs work properly with all inverters. Use only GFCIs that are listed as usable for your model of inverter in Xantrex Application Note “Using GFCI Receptacles on Xantrex Inverters and Inverter/Chargers” available at www.xantrex.com or by calling customer service; see page WA–1
    1 point
  41. Stan sometimes it's an issue with the coach frame n some need added support so check other Monaco sites like Monaco owners on Facebook and irv.com for any issues with you make n model coach. Could also be the sequence you use when putting out slides. Review the sequence in your owners manual. I know that on mine ,04 cayman, it's not the same procedure as other RVs, It says to shut engine off bleed down air/ lower coach air bags. Then extend the 2 slides , lower all Jack's ( I have 3) until they just touch the ground then lower front jack, to use a pivot, then both rears. This is so you do no
    1 point
  42. Barkerwn, I called Magnum Research tech today. They recommended the Hubbell GFRST20 GFCI outlet.
    1 point
  43. Thanks for everyone's help, I contacted HWH thru email and they responded very quick. My power supply board seems to be the problem, something shorted to ground.
    1 point
  44. My panels had pigtails with MC4 connectors so it would be easy to check each panel for Voc and Isc. Regardless panel reliability is excellent so the chance of a problem seems slim. You might want to disconnect the controller from the battery for various reasons so a switch is a good idea. You definitely want a fuse just in case and mine is a Blue Seas switch and CB combo.
    1 point
  45. If you are in So Cal Temecula Valley RV in Murrieta, CA has the capability to manufacture a new door. I would speak to Diane (951) 894-2347‬. 26240 Jackson Av Murrieta CA 92563 United States As I recall when speaking to the owner they a way for you to take measurements and they could fab the door. Obviously better to take it in for them to do it there. They have parking accommodations for full timers. Ron 2006 Camelot
    1 point
  46. The slobber tube comes out of a square box typically located on top of the rocker box ( valve cover ). It will go down the side of the engine and will end near the back of the engine near the frame rail. The tube will be cut off and open.
    1 point
  47. I had the same problem with Tire Tracker. I talked with a rep at a rally and he suggested I buy a new monitor. I ended up throwing the entire system out. Every trip I made was a headache. Over the years I have used every TPMS on the market ( Tire Tracker, Tire Minder, Pressure Pro, Doral, etc.) and had issues with false alerts, no signals, etc. I finally went with TST and have never had an issue. It has saved me 3 times when I had tires starting to lose air on our show trailer. The factory support from TST is second to none. I know their manager and their lead tech Jim G and both are exce
    1 point
  48. "RM stands for Road Master, 8 stands for the number of air bags and I have no idea what the H stands for" Richard The "H" mean Side Radiator (Horizontal Flow)
    1 point
  49. I will probably regret asking this, but would there be any interest in a “virtual” Gathering, possibly using Zoom (or similar)? I can’t promise we can pull it off, and there are a lot of “IFs” and “Hows” to be answered, but the first question is “IF” there is any interest... - We could have presenters present over Zoom, if they are willing! - We could have a virtual, “moderated” Roundtable via Zoom It wouldn’t be like a Gathering from the social standpoint 😭, but it might be a way to keep some momentum going and share info in a different format than just the website...
    1 point
  50. Jim, I'm sure you are going with an MPPT controller. That said, running running 40+ Amps off the roof for 800 Watts is ridiculous in my opinion. Maybe that would be acceptable with the old tech PWM controllers. In you case I would run 3, or even 4 in series. I believe that Open Circuit Voltage (the absolute voltage that could be produced with no current draw - a design parameter more than functional) is 24.335 Volts. That is only 97.34 Volts absolute maximum that you controller could possible see in a theoretical situation. The voltage you'll see is more likely 24.052 or less (Voltage-M
    1 point
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