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    Currently own a 2006 Monaco Diplomat 40DST pulling a 2017 GMC Canyon Denali. Wife Debbie, mutt Magic and Shelties Chloe & Cody. Previously owned a 2002 HR Vacatione.r RV’ing since 2004. Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Mechanical Engineer, Salesman, Scuba Diver. Moderator since February 2019; Webmaster since October 2019.

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  1. Wow! Do either of you recall if the fire was from the Espar unit? Or was it an engine fire? The comments about the fire suppression lead me to believe it was possibly an engine fire. scotty
  2. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/137-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index Ever Removed a Furnace? Bob Nodine 23 hours ago Nothing Works Dr4Film 20 hours ago Ever Removed a Furnace? Dr4Film 20 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability Dr4Film 20 hours ago Ever Removed a Furnace? jacwjames 20 hours ago Main engine AC 2000 Windsor walt2137 19 hours ago Nothing Works Frank McElroy 19 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 18 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability amphi_sc 18 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability Dr4Film 17 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 17 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US throgmartin 17 hours ago Ever Removed a Furnace? dlelsner 17 hours ago Main engine AC 2000 Windsor trailmug 17 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability amphi_sc 17 hours ago Ever Removed a Furnace? Chuck B 17 hours ago Ever Removed a Furnace? Scotty Hutto 15 hours ago Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Tom Cherry 15 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 14 hours ago Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Dennis H 14 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 13 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability rpasetto 13 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability Dr4Film 12 hours ago Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... pduggs87@gmail.com 12 hours ago Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Tom Cherry 11 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability Ivan K 11 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 10 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 10 hours ago Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Dennis H 10 hours ago Main engine AC 2000 Windsor b_faster 9 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal vanwill52 8 hours ago Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Tom Cherry 8 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability Ivan K 8 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 8 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 6 hours ago Magna Shade for sale fits 2004 Dynasty and others. Tim.dougherty@comcast.net 5 hours ago Magna Shade for sale fits 2004 Dynasty and others. gregolson65@yahoo.com 5 hours ago Magna Shade for sale fits 2004 Dynasty and others. Tim.dougherty@comcast.net 5 hours ago Magna Shade for sale fits 2004 Dynasty and others. gregolson65@yahoo.com 5 hours ago SeaLand Magnum Opus Tolet - Wanted vito.a 5 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal Frank McElroy 4 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 4 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal Frank McElroy 4 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 3 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal Ivan K 3 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 3 hours ago New Posts Ever Removed a Furnace? Bob Nodine 23 hours ago Scotty, On our 2006 Diplomat 40PDQ the furnace under the frig has one output directed to the dinette area and a duct beneath the floor that has three outputs, one to the bathroom, one to the middle of the hallway in the shower area and the other in the bedroom. The other furnace is in the curbside front slide and only has three outputs all in that slide. The wife likes a warm floor so we do use both of ours. I expect how one used either the heat pumps or the furnaces or a combination is personal preference. I don't know but think these only come in the 30,000 BTU size. I believe many who have a 2005 or earlier coach did remove that furnace to install the Samsung but those years had a lower ceiling height. Your coach is the first year Diplomat with the higher ceiling. Its your call so do what makes you happy. Bob Nothing Works Dr4Film 20 hours ago For 120 VAC start at the Auto Transfer Switch where both shore or generator power comes from as it makes it way to your main power panel. For 12 VDC check all of the typical shut-off switches like the rotary Battery Disconnect Switch, the Battery Cut-off Solenoid controlled by the "salesman switch" at the entry door, etc. Do you have an Inverter/charger onboard? If so is it on? Ever Removed a Furnace? Dr4Film 20 hours ago Scotty, Fred White had the furnace removed from under his NotSoCold in order to install a Samsung RF 18 fridge easily. When needed he would use his rear furnace. Gene Howe also removed both furnaces so he could install his Samsung RF-197 fridge in his 2003 Diplomat. He also has an Espar diesel fired heating system installed at the same time which uses heat exchanger's similar to what the Aqua-Hot system uses. Penquin AC Unit Availability Dr4Film 20 hours ago Whenever you have a new Penguin II AC that requires the 10 button CCC-2 thermostat you will ALWAYS need to purchase the conversion board if you plan to use the old style 5 button CCC thermostat. None of the new Penguin II AC's will run with the 5 button CCC thermostat without having the conversion board installed. Ever Removed a Furnace? jacwjames 20 hours ago My Windsor has the furnace under the refrigerator, my Norcold died in late 2018 and I replaced with a residential. I installed a Samsung RF18 and also kept the furnace, which is a Suburban which has a zero clearance design, meaning it could be mounted on wood. My furnace was actually mounted on a small wood platform to elevate it about ~3/4" underneath the platform, from what I could determine was to be able to route the LP line underneath to service both the furnace and the refrigerator. The platform itself raised the furnace 1 5/8" off the floor. With my lower ceiling I had to get all the height I could to put the Samsung in. Here is a link to a post I did on IRV2. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/samsung-install-finally-done-461001.html I had great advice from Bob Nodine and Van Williams. Main engine AC 2000 Windsor walt2137 19 hours ago I have the low pressure 38 to 40 on a 90 degree days and be sure to have a shop fan on the condenser or the high pressure will get to high on the coaches with the condenser in the radiator stack. Your total amount of 134 will depend on the length of the coach. Nothing Works Frank McElroy 19 hours ago When you say you had your " 'ring and pinion' (?) freeze/lock up and when it broke loose it made an awful jerk and thump" what do you mean. Were the rear brakes rusted to the drums and they broke loose or do you mean you actually had a failed rear end or a broken u-joint? If it was the latter and the drive shaft was loose then I would first look for damaged wiring hit by the drive shaft. Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 18 hours ago Richard, this used to be the case but Dometic just changed their board a few months ago ( finally ). It is plug and play now with a 5 button thermostat. We just did a multiple AC change out with the brand new Penguin II's on a customer coach and my tech said there was no conversion kit or other board needed. I will double check with him again and let you know if in fact this is the case and I didn't misunderstand him. The funny thing is Dometic never told anyone about this. Not even our wholesaler. We never got any Tech bulletins or updates from them and we actually bought the conversion kits ( which are now setting on the shelf ). Penquin AC Unit Availability amphi_sc 18 hours ago Richard (Dr4Film), What is your source of information or first hand experience with the new units that Chris T mentioned in his post where Chris posted an update from his tech (Dustin) on one of his latest swap outs? I am hoping Chris can double check the new information he got and verify a model number of what they used? Chris, thanks for double checking with Dustin. I appreciate it. I guess our posts are overlapping in the Ethernet 😀. I think it will only be a matter of time before I'll have to start replacing my originals. I'm also looking/thinking about possibly doing a remote temp sensor at the original CCC thermostat location and possibly mounting the wider CCC2 some place else. But then I would have to fish another cable... I appreciate your expertise in these matters. Too bad I may not be in Florida for many many months. Penquin AC Unit Availability Dr4Film 17 hours ago Whoops! Well the two new Penguin II's that I installed in the winter of 2018/19 required the conversion board in order to use the old 5 button CCC thermostat. Since I was installing two new ones I didn't need to purchase the conversion boards. Their model numbers were 651816CXX1CO and I purchased them from PPL in Texas. Item from receipt below. 2 651816CXX1CO *PENGUIN HC H/P CCC2PW,15K 964.99 1,929.98 If in fact Dometic has updated their new units so that the conversion boards are no longer needed that is a BIG plus for those that do not want to upgrade to the new CCC-2 thermostat. However I absolutely love and recommend the new 10 button thermostat as it is light years better than the old CCC thermostat plus you can actually view it easily. Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 17 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US throgmartin 17 hours ago I forgot to mention, with the Interstate battery failures we are seeing the death of these batteries are being caused by an internal short which is most likely caused by a failed plate. The Interstates used to be a robust battery but obviously they changed something in the manufacturing process. The Duracell commercial 12 v chassis battery is very well constructed with a much better internal construction that will handle adverse conditions such as vibration. This is why we use them exclusively. Ever Removed a Furnace? dlelsner 17 hours ago Scotty, I removed the heater that was under the old not so cold when I installed the new counter depth frig. It was really quite easy. The heater came out through the outside panel heater door. The duct work had to be capped off when I removed the false floor that held the Not-so-cold. I just installed small covers over the duct ports in the floor. On the outside I removed panel door for the heater and reinstalled it as it was on the outside. I plugged the feed LPG line and pressure tested the cap for leaks before locating in under the floor. I used the 120 electric supplied to the Not-so-cold for a power line for the new frig. The removal was a good thing to do as it lowered the frig so my wife could reach everywhere inside. We have not missed the heater which as Bob noted did supply heat to the rear outlets of the Camelot. Main engine AC 2000 Windsor trailmug 17 hours ago My sig owners manual indicates the refrigerant quantity (4.0 lbs). I believe to determine the correct quantity, you really need to be able to measure the amount of liquid in the receiver, which is impractical in a service setting. The pressures will be in range (with low suction as Ivan mentioned) as long as there's some liquid in the system and there's enough surface area available (not flooded) in the condenser to condense gas. Mine was cooling just fine before I recovered 2.5 lb to fix a leaky hose. 4.0 lb appears to be a pretty common value with Roadmaster chassis / SCS Frigette-based systems, so it's probably a safe bet. If you go too far, the high side pressure begins to rise as the effective surface area of the condenser is reduced by being stacked up with liquid. You're at least 1 lb overfilled at that point. Edit: the 2009 Dynasty manual in the downloads section also indicates 4 lb 134a. 👍 Penquin AC Unit Availability amphi_sc 17 hours ago Thank you, Chris, for taking the extra effort to verify for me. Just as a guess, perhaps the difference in model numbers with Richard's 651816C versus what I finding now as 651816H explains something. At least now I think I could plan for the 651816HXX1C0-01 and perhaps get flexibility of either thermostat depending on wall space I can find. When they become readily available, I am desiring polar white 15K (high capacity) heat pumps and not just A/C only units. Again, many thanks! Ever Removed a Furnace? Chuck B 17 hours ago The best way I know of to determine the furnace ducts in the floor run the entire length of the coach is to open up either the front most or rear most vent and place a flash light shining toward the other end of the coach. Go to the next vent, open it up, and using a small mirror look to see if you can see the light. Keep working toward the opposite end of the coach. The floor ducts opening depends on the year, make, and model of the coach. You can also vacuum out the saw dust that was left in the ducts during manufacturing. Ever Removed a Furnace? Scotty Hutto 15 hours ago Thanks everyone for your replies. To clarify, I already have a RF-18 installed (for about a year now), but my wife finds it very difficult to use because the top 2 shelves are up pretty high. We have a step stool and have tried adjusting shelves to no avail. I’m thinking life may be better for both of us if I play the percentages on needing that second furnace and lower the fridge, and y’all have given me valuable insight. Thanks, and additional comments and suggestions are most welcome Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Tom Cherry 15 hours ago I THINK that I have Moen fixtures in the Camelot. Really doesn't matter.... I was adding some Happy Camper to the gray tank today. I filled the sink and then put in the chemical and stirred it. I then pushed down the lever to open the drain or raise the stopper. OPPS....it be BROKEN... I used a knife blade to catch the edge of the stopper and lifted it out. BOY DID I LUCK OUT.. The metal rod was rusted.....it failed in the typical hourglass or conical shaped mode. BUT, the 1" or so metal tip that broke off came UP with the stopper. It hit me later.....DUMB @$$. You should have bailed out the sink, then removed the trap and THEN done your trouble shooting... WHY....because I always use the Sanicon. I have never used the Stinky Slinky. My GS, at a very young age was told to save Pop-Tops by his dad. He was camping with us and had one in his pocket. Somehow it made it through the Spendide and got caught in the Sanicon. I had to rebuild it. Moral of the story.... Tell the Laundry Person to ALWAYS check pockets.... When you break a Drain Stopper, always immediately remove the Trap and dump it and retrieve any metallic or otherwise parts that can get caught in the Sanicon.... Oh WELL.....NOW I KNOW.... Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 14 hours ago Chris, that is good to know. The Interstates that I have used, probably for the last 20 years, have been reliable for starting or Chassis. Many folks, whom I trust due to their knowledge, intellect and experience, have had great success with the Interstate Cranking batteries. It SOUNDS like Interstate has changed the coating process of the plates. I learned a lot from some members on and offline. When we fuss about batteries, we are typically talking about damage to the plates. The coating peels off (often from being dry or lack of an electrolyte). That coating collects on the bottom of the battery and builds enough to rattle around and SHORT out the battery. The shorted cell is easy to spot. If you have a 6 VDC battery and charge it, then measure the voltage. It will read aorund 4.5 or maybe 4.75 VDC. That means that only TWO of the cells are working. The other cell is shorted out. You will also see that when you test the Specific Gravity. I found this out when my original Interstates failed. I then, very stupidly, found that out when I let my golf cart sit for too long. Even a robust battery like the Trojan T-105 ain't THAT bullet proof. I replenished the electrolyte (it took a LOT). Charged and then drained and charged again. All was WELL....but then I drove it. OPPS.....the coating started peeling from the vibration. I lost two batteries....quickly. That is what is PROBABLY happening.... Thanks for the heads up..... Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Dennis H 14 hours ago Tom, mine was PLASTIC. 😁 That said, when Debi dropped one of the toilet bowl wand ends down the toilet, I simply used the stinky slinky until it passed then I was good. I've rebuilt my macerator twice due to the impeller failing. It's one of those things we never think about if it's in storage for a bit. That impeller dries on the side of the unit until we use it again. I've taken to adding a bottle of mineral oil to the tank during the last flush out before storage and it seemed to have helped. ..Dennis Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 13 hours ago I would go with the Trojan T-105. The cost of such will be $100 - $120. They are robust. They will last for many years as long as they are not too BADLY abused. They outlast all the other brands. I had read good things about them here. But, the clincher was a tech from Lazy Days that relocated to NC. He worked for a buddy who was the GM at a HR and Chevy dealership. He said that if a customer brought in an Interstate House that was dead, most likely it had no electrolyte. He would advise them....these are not gonna come back. If they said....REFILL and RECHARGE.....only 25% of the time did that work. BUT, if they were Trojan's, then the success rate was around 75 - 80%. The Trojan T-105 is the most popular golf cart battery in the US. One OTHER THING....and this is just for general infomation. I am an advocate of well cell batteries. They suit my needs and provide me with over 7 years of life. Now having said that, one has to understand that Wet Cells need preventative maintenance. You must replenish the electrolyte. You must USE them.....and discharge them periodically to say 50%. IF you are like me, I rarely drain mine as I don't dry camp. I also have a BIRD (Bi-Directional) charging system. I store the Camelot with a 30 amp service. I have Pulse Technology defulfanation modules. SO, I try to give them TLC. If I do....they last. I understand WHY folks like AGM's. But, as a moderator, it is our responsibility to make sure that folks are knowledgeable enough and make good decisions. Too many times, when an inexperienced or perhaps an experienced MH owner, without a lot of electrical knowledge reads the posts....the posts are "AGM's are the MAGIC BULLET". They don't need electrolyte. They are maintenance free. That is probably true.....but with some qualfications. IF you abuse (overcharge or have an electrical charging issue, one event can be catastrophe. You can KILL them or destroy them. We see TOO MANY posts... Switched to AGM's. Bought a bank of them when the old wet cells went dead. They are now dead and the dealer says they are toast. Will have to replace. Why did I only get 2 years out of them....?? There could be many reasons. The folks that are very knowledgeable and like the AGM's are typically VERY ELECTRONICALLY SAVVY. They have the need for such. They have some nice monitoring equipment. They know what is going on at all times with their batteries. They may have special needs or they dry camp a lot. What we fear is that someone will just skim or make a decision without fully understanding the pros and cons of AGM or the reasons that you might need them. This has been banging around in my head for a few days....so here goes. If you understand HOW to maintain Wet Cells and how to get good life out of them....then some of us don't feel that we get any value or advantage from switching to AGM's. That is NOT knocking the AGM's...it is just our personal preference or how we think we need to spend our money. If you get 7 - 9 years out of a bank of Trojan T-105....then you would need to get maybe 12 or so years out of the lowest cost AGM's. Will that happen? I don't know....but from what i read, I am not going to make that investment. In summary.... If you have a rig that does NOT have BIRD or Bi-Directional Charging, I would be WARY. Now some folks will stick on a charger....and charge the Chassis or the House. BUT, if you put on a run of the mill charger, you stand, I believe, more of a change of messing up or overcharging the AGM's. Wet cells DO need water. SO, If I did not have a newer MH....then I would be wary. Now, if you have upgraded your Charger/Inverter or put in the Blue Seas ACR or a BIRD system and understand HOW to set up your Charger and also how to read the remote and also what is happening....then you may be alright. If you buy a MH and it comes with or the electrical system was DESIGNED for AGM's....then you will be OK. I have two personal incidents that make me wary. First....recently, my Magnum remote failed. It was quirky. I noticed little things. I trouble shot it. I talked to Magnum. OK....PROBABLY the remote. But when the remote failed....it told the Magnum charger that I have a 1500 Amp Hour bank. The Charger then did its best to work with a bank that was 3 TIMES what I actually had. I really worried about my Trojans. I tested them and they were not abused. BUT, if I had had AGM's and the Remote failed....then who knows. You need, if you convert to AGM's fully understand HOW to reconfigure and how to monitor your charger. So many folk, unfortunately, NEED a new bank and there is a reason, unbeknownst to them, that they have a charging or an electrical problem. They say....HEY....put in AGM, they are idiot proof. WRONG. AGM's required a higher level of understanding that does Wet Cell so you know WHAT to do and WHAT NOT to do. Second....and this is over a 20 year history. I have owned Vettes. They are not driven that often. GM had a bad run of Delco side post batteries. They leaked. GM gave me a new one and then it leaked. I have the scars on my garage floor to show that. I read a LOT about the Optima AGM. I read hot rod blogs and Vette forums and such. I even talked to the Senior Tech at the local Interstate distributor. He said....not for me. We (interstate) do not run AGM's in our trucks. We have had a failure rate (will not crank) that is higher than the conventional Wet Cells. Optima is not any better. I read all sort of bad reviews where the AGM's failed quicker than did the conventional batteries. My wife's 2014 Upper end Caddy has an AGM. If failed. I will probably put back in an AGM when it goes out again. The charging system is designed with variable charging and was meant for an AGM. My 2016 Vette has a wet cell....there was NO AGM Option. Most Vettes (C&) came with the Battery Monitor Option ($90 or so). This is just a Vette labeled low amperage maintainer. It may not even be a Defulfanator. It is private labeled and I can't find the info. SO....when the Vetty battery fails.....regular for me. I DO use a maintainer on BOTH vehicles when we take long road trips and leave the cars in the garage. These are low amperage units and they maintain the battery. It takes about 2 days for them to read "Full Charge". When I come home....the cars start and the Voltmeters read what they should. SO....if you decide to go AGM's, do some research. make sure that your MH's system is working properly. Make sure that you have a method of maintaining charge on your House (assuming AGM's) at all times. Make sure that you reconfigure the Charger remote and that it WILL work (or have settings) for an AGM. Then, if that is your choice and you understand and pay the additional money for the convenience....and hopefully, the additional life.....that is your call. Hope this helps..... Penquin AC Unit Availability rpasetto 13 hours ago A few months ago our old front Penguin-II Heat pump was toast so we searched & called around for a 651816HXX1C0-01, planning to change the front thermostat also to switch the front thermostat to the CCC2. After a frustrating experience with two different RV parts dealers telling us they "had" the Penguin, ordering one and then discovering they did not have it or had a different model, we made a decision to go with the Blizzard-NXT, model H551816AXX1C0. it's about 3 1/2" higher than the Penguin-II model but other than that, works the same with the new CCC2 thermostat. ... Rick P 05 Sig Penquin AC Unit Availability Dr4Film 12 hours ago Rick, I was actually ready to purchase two Blizzard-NXT units versus the Penguin II's when I realized that they were significantly higher than the Penguins. In fact the new Penguin II's are higher than the old version of Penguins. Even with the new Penguin II's I have only 2-3 inches of clearance to park my coach under our house in Florida and that is with dumping all of the air out of the air bags. With the Blizzards I would not have the room to pull the coach under the house. Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... pduggs87@gmail.com 12 hours ago How long does the Sanicon impeller generally last? I replaced mine a year ago. The one I removed had no fins left on it. I was surprised how quickly my tanks emptied, after installing a new impeller. Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Tom Cherry 11 hours ago That depends.....if you have the ORIGINAL Sanicon, then you have the lower OUTPUT model. They upped the capacity to around 14 or so (memory) from 10. They also upped the current draw. The switch that turns it on.....UNLESS your Dynasty has a relay (we have folks that have prints and can help), then you MIGHT need to add a relay if you upgrade to the new pump. The life.....that is based on how you use it and how your abuse it. If you do a lot of beach camping and wash off a lot of sand....that will grind down the impeller. i find that one of the most damaging factors of the life or efficiency is the "Hair". I have put in a screen filter (drops right into the shower drain) to catch my falling folicles....as well as my grand daughter that sheds like crazy. Hair is the enemy of ALL macaerators....even the city sanitary systems. They are the 15 HP and higher models. SO.....If you eliminate the hair buildup around the shaft....that improves the life. The other secret is "scraping off the food". Food particles, if you have a clear coupling, come out at the end of the Gray tank being dumped. Really an issue. I bought a new pump with on Amazon. Eventually, you will have to purchase the Head Kit package. That is upwards of $75. I just bought a new pump. It is in. I rebuilt my old one. So, I can swap it out in 15 minutes. I DID put Hex Washer SS screws in the top of the "box", so I could easily get the top off and fix the pump or do whatever. If you have gone this long....you are lucky. Keep doing what you are doing. Hope this helps... Penquin AC Unit Availability Ivan K 11 hours ago How much taller are the Penguin II compared to the old ones? That might pose a problem for me too in the future with my current 12' door... Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 10 hours ago Well replacing the throttle position sensor (includes whole throttle pedal assembly) did not fix my problem. I still have the warning light. The codes indicate the throttle position sensor/Idle validation switch. This problem has been intermittent for sometime. Previously I've been able to rectify the problem by shutting down and restarting. This is no longer working. I'm needing to move on out of my present location for work. However I don't want to head out with the warning light on and then have the engine de-rate to idle in the middle of no where. That includes driving it to a distant heavy truck service centre. I've sprayed contact cleaner on the connector at the pedal hoping that would help but no change. Anyone have any ideas on what I else I can try to fix this problem? Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 10 hours ago Ivan, they are about the same size. The new Penquinn II's are also a bit quieter. Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Dennis H 10 hours ago LOL @ Tom. I did the same. We gotta quit 'saving' things. 😁 My shed is getting full. It's sure a shame that it's cheaper to simply replace things rather than rebuild. Paul, the impeller is the only thing really that goes south as it takes the brunt of everything that's pushed through the unit. It also dries out when not in use for awhile so any crud that adheres to it, even hard water etc. can cause it to adhere to the housing. Then when you do use it, it takes off some or a lot of the rubber. FWIW, I take mine apart at least once a year, usually during my annual inspection/service, to clean the chopper blades of hair and any gunk that's there. I also replace the clear hoses that attach it to the drain at that time.......Dennis Main engine AC 2000 Windsor b_faster 9 hours ago When I repaired my Dash A/C on my 2000 Windsor 6+ years ago It required around 4lbs on a 40' coach. My unit has an expansion valve, so low side will change from 25-40 PSI depending on temp. High side max is 250 PSI, however with the length of hose, I kept way under, in the 200 PSI range for max on a 90ish degree day. What I did do to verify was to use calibrated gauges and do a static pressure test after the system has been off for some time vs Outside air temperature at the condenser. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal vanwill52 8 hours ago Do you have any sort of device like VMSpc or ScanGage that can give the actual fault number of the code? Frank M decoded one for me that was SID 251 and he crossed it over to Cummins 434. It might help to know the actual fault code number. Vanity Sink Drain BROKE....HEADS UP... Tom Cherry 8 hours ago FWIW.....and I been there and also talked to the developmental techs (the guys that did the work). The impeller kit comes with a paper gasket. That is all. BUT, when you take it apart, you have to remove the big "O" ring that looks like a skinny and distorted rubber band. They do NOT sell these. The only way to get them is to buy the Head Kit. So....that is why I bought the whole pump. YES. I have a spare head kit and several impellers....but I got a spare pump. YES....I carry spares.... Penquin AC Unit Availability Ivan K 8 hours ago Thank you Chris, that's good news for me when the time comes. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 8 hours ago Van, Unfortunately I don't have anything like that...I had a mobile mechanic read the code but I don't recall if he actually said the code number. I wish now I would have asked him and wrote it down. I have a call into him to see if he remembers the code but so far no call back. He was able to stop or start the problem by wiggling the connector at the sensor connection. I've tried that but I don't seem to get any kind of reaction or resolve. I've sprayed the connector with contact cleaner but no change. I've opened up the strand of wires between the pedal and the firewall. All wires look fine. I really don't know how it would be possible to check the wires all the way back to the ECM. Maybe I'll see if I can get it to a service centre. If it de-rates to idle, perhaps I can raise engine rpm's with the cruise control? Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 6 hours ago I'm just wondering if maybe installing the new sensor did fixed the issue but the red waning light will stay on until the code is cleared? Is that a possibility? I haven't taken it for a drive but have had it running and do have full throttle response. Magna Shade for sale fits 2004 Dynasty and others. Tim.dougherty@comcast.net 5 hours ago Magna Shade in excellent condition about 2 years old. Carry bag, install tool, magnets and new adhesive discs. I put in Automotion shades in the coach so no need for this any longer. These work great to keep your motorhome much cooler inside, you can see out but others can not see in. Cost new was around $599 Measurements are 48” x 106” plus rounded corners to fit windshield. $325 shipped Thanks Tim 2004 Monaco Dynasty Magna Shade for sale fits 2004 Dynasty and others. gregolson65@yahoo.com 5 hours ago Will it fit a 2003 Windsor? Magna Shade for sale fits 2004 Dynasty and others. Tim.dougherty@comcast.net 5 hours ago Not sure, you would have to measure your windshield, the shade is 48” x 106”. The magnets adhere to the inside of your windshield and the magnets in the shade stick to them until you pull off and put away. Magna Shade for sale fits 2004 Dynasty and others. gregolson65@yahoo.com 5 hours ago Too bad I am away from home for a while. SeaLand Magnum Opus Tolet - Wanted vito.a 5 hours ago Paul, you are truly a genius! With a little bit of mad scientist mixed in. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal Frank McElroy 4 hours ago If you have full throttle response then drive the coach. If you don't have the software to clear the code, it should clear by driving the coach. But it may take multiple drive cycles to clear an old code. But if you still have a red stop engine light, something else is going on. What codes are being shown by the ECM? Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 4 hours ago Frank, My only fear is it will de-rate and we'll be stranded. That is if the warning light is reading a current code as opposed to an old one. Do you know if sometimes the warning light will stay lit until the code is cleared? In the past it's always cleared with a shut down and restart. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal Frank McElroy 4 hours ago Well there is no simple answer. It all depends on the ECM code and for me to give you an answer, I need the code number. Some codes will stay active until you complete a successful drive cycle and then it will clear. Others will clear as soon as the component is replaced. But, if you replaced the component and you still have a stop engine red code do not drive the coach. Even if its a yellow check engine code, you need to know the code number in order to decide if it's OK to drive the coach without it derating. I wish that I could be more helpful. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 3 hours ago Okay thanks Frank. I have a "check engine" light, a "stop engine" light and a red "warning" light. Only the red warning light is on. The only codes this engine has produced in the 4 years we've had the motorhome have been related to "throttle position sensor". In fact 14 times, this according to the mobile mechanic, According to my engine operation manual, a throttle position sensor issue shouldn't cause the "warning " light to come one. Only coolant, oil pressure, intake manifold temp, engine over-speed and fuel temperature are related to the warning light condition. I'm kicking myself for not writing down the code number when the mobile mechanic did the diagnostic. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal Ivan K 3 hours ago I would say that unless you can get someone to come and scan the current codes for you for cheap, you might as well invest in scangauge d or similar and have it with you for the future. That is my philosophy and what I did, scangauge always on and recently added insite if more info needed. There is no telling if you got an other code in the meantime. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 3 hours ago Ivan, Yep I think I need something like that so I can deal with issues like this. To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. 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  3. Thanks everyone for your replies. To clarify, I already have a RF-18 installed (for about a year now), but my wife finds it very difficult to use because the top 2 shelves are up pretty high. We have a step stool and have tried adjusting shelves to no avail. I’m thinking life may be better for both of us if I play the percentages on needing that second furnace and lower the fridge, and y’all have given me valuable insight. Thanks, and additional comments and suggestions are most welcome
  4. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/136-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index Chassis battery replacements Canada/US throgmartin 17 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US birdshill123 16 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 15 hours ago Aqua Hot rebuild pcpronze 13 hours ago Aqua Hot rebuild Dr4Film 13 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal vanwill52 12 hours ago Dash AC resistor location. cterryl@sbcglobal.net 11 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US hitechpete 10 hours ago Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ Blacknight 5 hours ago Dash AC resistor location. Pampero 5 hours ago Main engine AC 2000 Windsor Pampero 5 hours ago Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ Fred L 5 hours ago Dash AC resistor location. cterryl@sbcglobal.net 5 hours ago Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ Blacknight 4 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 3 hours ago Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ azlein 2 hours ago Nothing Works gwtkcobb 2 hours ago Ever Removed a Furnace? Scotty Hutto 2 hours ago Nothing Works Dwight Lindsey 1 hour ago Nothing Works Larry H 1 hour ago Main engine AC 2000 Windsor Ivan K 1 hour ago New Posts Chassis battery replacements Canada/US throgmartin 17 hours ago We are using Duracel Commercial batteries for the chassis. Their internal construction is far superior to other batteries and can handle the vibration much better then others. We are seeing a lot of interstate battery failures with customer coaches. No idea what they changed in their manufacturing process but many that we changed out were dead at 2 years or less. In regards to house batteries we try and steer our customers to the Duracell 6v AGM's. Bill Groves, our battery Guru has done a ton of research on batteries and that is what he is also recommending. Chassis battery replacements Canada/US birdshill123 16 hours ago What am I missing in this thread. The op is wanting chassis batteries. They are neither 6 volt or rv batteries. They are simply common group 31 batteries available at any hd truck dealer,Costco, Napa and hundreds of other locations. In Canada they are priced between $130 and $150 each Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 15 hours ago Your call. The COMBO battery is not suited for either Chassis or Coach in a Class A MH. Whether it is AGM or Wet Cell, you need a SINGLE Purpose (Starting -Cranking or Deep Cycle) in each bank. That is the gist of my comments and concerns... Whatever works for you.... No argument from me. The Interstates, in the Cranking Series, are working well for many of us....including Mr. Wizard. NOW....did Interstate change? Who knows. I have been running them for years in my cars. Once I added a maintainer to my less driven, Vette, I get excellent life out of them. Interstate is all over the country and will adjust and not give you any hassle and the local distributor will test and rejuvenate for free under the "Customer Care" warranty. My 5 YO starting batteries pop the engine after 15 minutes of sitting HOT after being shut down. That is the "poor man's" test for Cranking Batteries. The discussion over AGM vs Wet Cells will rage until the last Fossil Fuel propelled RV is crushed. The owners that take care of and exercise our House Wet Cells get up to 10 years out of Trojans. The ones that want AGM have to understand that IF their electrical system goes funky or they abuse the AGM's, there is NO RETREAT. Use it as a Boat Anchor and buy new ones. So, it is a matter of your lifestyle, your ability to monitor and maintain (AGM are NOT INSTALL AND FORGET.....we have posts all over here and on the old site about...."My almost NEW AGM's are dead and will not hold a charge....what do I do?") any TYPE of batteries. If you drain a Wet Cell or abuse it....especially a Trojan, you stand at least a 75% of recovery with only minor loss of SOC I do NOT quibble with the fact to some's taste's are.......AGM's are what they want. However, there is an equal contingent that understand how to maintain wet cells and have good life....even out of the "lesser quality" brands like Interstate.....and not Trojans. The EXIDE (NAPA) batteries are very dependable always. The only issue with this post was the fact that a "dual purpose" battery was touted as being a great choice for Chassis. it is NOT. Our MH's need SINGLE purpose batteries in each bank... Bill and I have quit the "debating". We have folks with MH experience going back 30 years. They are also very well versed and have researched batteries and also been reading blogs when Al Gore invented the Internet. I guess we are the Buggy Whip guys. So...that is my take. Aqua Hot rebuild pcpronze 13 hours ago it looks like it was a first class repair judging from the external detail in the picture. Aqua Hot rebuild Dr4Film 13 hours ago I have heard great things about the quality of work and workmanship from John Carrillo. I have yet to hook up with him. In the past he is always more out west than here in the east. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal vanwill52 12 hours ago Assuming yours is the same as on my 2000 Dynasty ISC-350, it is a Hall-effect device with no mechanical contacts. It is NOT a potentiometer with a wiper. Try to purchase the sensor element only--sometimes it is sold as an entire pedal assembly at about 4X the price. Replacing the sensor is easy. Do the calibration as mentioned earlier after installation. Dash AC resistor location. cterryl@sbcglobal.net 11 hours ago I have a 2003 Beaver with the failed AC fan switch resistor. The Beaver is different from the Monacoes in that the door on the generator slide is smaller. The opening is just big enough for the generator to come through. Also the dash is not nearly as deep as in the Monacoes. I can see the AC unit from under the motorhome. It is different from the Monaco. Has anyone had this problem and been able to find this resistor. I believe my motorhome was built right when Monacoe was taking over Beaver. Chassis my be a 2002 but don't know. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Terry Cole Chassis battery replacements Canada/US hitechpete 10 hours ago I replaced my dead US2200 batteries with Canadian made ROLLS batteries which have a 5 year warranty over here in the U.K. CAT batteries for the chassis. Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ Blacknight 5 hours ago Fred L- I bent the wrench to hold the shock shaft stable while i tightened the mounting nut. unless the shaft is held in place it spins freely and the nut will never torque in place. They make a tool like a socket with an 8mm slot but i could never find one. I did not remove the wheels to change the shocks so doing that may make it easier. Dash AC resistor location. Pampero 5 hours ago The fan resistor should be attached (screwed into a slot) on the blower motor. If you suspect the resistor is bad is because you only have high speed on your blower motor. Locate the blower motor and you find the resistor. Main engine AC 2000 Windsor Pampero 5 hours ago Looking for information on refrigerant capacity on the main AC unit. R134 capacity is critical to get a good performance. To much refrigerant and the higher pressure will shut the system or blow the relief valve. Too low and will not cool properly. Txs Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ Fred L 5 hours ago I understand to hold the upright shaft still while you turn the nut. Is there not enough room to have the wrench straight out so that it does not interfere with the nut. I'm not foreign to this stuff and appreciate what you did, just trying to figure out why? Was this just for the back that is in tighter quarters? Planning on this next month. Haven't decided on Koni's or Bilstein shocks..Thanks for your comments Dash AC resistor location. cterryl@sbcglobal.net 5 hours ago Thanks. I can see the blower motor. I was looking on the firewall area as per other Monaco owners. My system seems to be different. The Blower motor is inside of the firewall. I can reach it from the center console part of the dash. Now that I know where to look I can figure out how to get to it. Thanks again. Terry Cole Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ Blacknight 4 hours ago Fred L-im an old guy and in order the change the shocks at ride height without removing the wheels i laid on my back and had a friend shove a wedge under my shoulders to enable my arms to reach he top of the shocks. that said, I used a ratchet box wrench to tighten the nut. The bent wrench came in handy as i was able to put one finger on the bent wrench holding it in place( and with the 90 degree bend it would contact the shock bracket and keep it from rotating) and another finger on the boxed end of the wrench tightening the shock nut. I bought the bilsteins as they were part of source rv's kit. The kit changed the handling of the coach a great deal. Im installing the Watt's link next to tighten the front of the coach. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 3 hours ago Van, Unfortunately mine is the whole throttle pedal assembly with the built in 6 pin sensor. I had a heck of a time finding the right part. REV sent me a link for the correct part but the retailer wanted $600 for it. I found it on Amazon for $150. Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ azlein 2 hours ago Thanks David, was wondering the difference between R and S. Nothing Works gwtkcobb 2 hours ago We had our 'ring and pinion' (?) freeze/lock up and when it broke loose it made an awful jerk and thump. After that nothing electrical in the coach works. Fuses/breakers have been checked and none were found (of the ones we found to check) to be tripped/blown. Even with the generator running nothing works. We have not connected to shore power yet to see what, in anything, works. What might it be? Where do we look for what it might be? In other words, any thoughts or ideas? Thank you, Gary Ever Removed a Furnace? Scotty Hutto 2 hours ago I’m curious... has anyone ever removed an LP furnace from your coach? My 2006 Diplomat has two furnaces, with one under the refrigerator. We have rarely used the furnaces, and even then only the main furnace seems to come on. (Only twice in three years do I recall the second furnace even firing) They are labeled “zone 1” and “zone 2” on the thermostat; however the zone 1 primary furnace seems to heat the entire coach. We primarily use the heat pumps for heating, and rarely use the LP furnaces (typically only if boondocking; once in really cold weather) I'm considering removing the second furnace, so I can lower our Samsung RF-18 to floor level, but before doing so, I have a couple of questions... 1. Do both furnaces share the same plenum? If not, can the plenums be joined? 2. Could I replace the “primary” furnace with a higher output unit to serve the entire coach? 3. Has anyone else done this, and what has been your experience? 4. Any other ideas or suggestions for lowering the fridge to floor level? Amy thoughts, comments, or suggestions are appreciated. Nothing Works Dwight Lindsey 1 hour ago Gary: Here are some ideas: Check the breakers on your inverter. On our Magnum, they are push button breakers. On my 2005 Knight, there is a "high current" breaker on the sidewall of the battery bay. To my eye it's an unusual breaker. There's a rod that flips out and needs to be pressed back in to re-set. Make sure that the "salesman's switch" near the light switch by the entry door is not turned off, which would shut off all 12 volt power. On our generator, there's a breaker on the generator. If that is tripped, the generator runs, but no power gets to the coach. Check the transfer switch, which will be near the power cord entry into the coach. On our Knight it's in the roadside rear bay. Dwight Nothing Works Larry H 1 hour ago If it is set up like me 2001 Dynasty, start back at the main electrical panel (passenger side rear) and check voltage on each side of the chassis and coach cut off switches. Then go to the front electrical panel and see in you have voltage at the nuts where electricity enters that compartment. Large cable carries power from rear to front and on mine I lost all chassis power when one of those nuts became lose. May or may not be your issue.. Main engine AC 2000 Windsor Ivan K 1 hour ago Don't know if anyone can tell you that exactly, other than what is says in the manual, I think mine says around 4 pounds. I did not care about the amount but went by the pressures. Kept high pressure around 200 psi in Texas summer, low pressure port reads a bit low but it's a long distance from the evaporator. If I had access to the evaporator, I would measure temp there but will not take the dash off for that. It blows cold, we have to turn the vents away from us up front. Its been a while and I had no need to change anything. 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  5. I’m curious... has anyone ever removed an LP furnace from your coach? My 2006 Diplomat has two furnaces, with one under the refrigerator. We have rarely used the furnaces, and even then only the main furnace seems to come on. (Only twice in three years do I recall the second furnace even firing) They are labeled “zone 1” and “zone 2” on the thermostat; however the zone 1 primary furnace seems to heat the entire coach. We primarily use the heat pumps for heating, and rarely use the LP furnaces (typically only if boondocking; once in really cold weather) I'm considering removing the second furnace, so I can lower our Samsung RF-18 to floor level, but before doing so, I have a couple of questions... 1. Do both furnaces share the same plenum? If not, can the plenums be joined? 2. Could I replace the “primary” furnace with a higher output unit to serve the entire coach? 3. Has anyone else done this, and what has been your experience? 4. Any other ideas or suggestions for lowering the fridge to floor level? Amy thoughts, comments, or suggestions are appreciated.
  6. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/135-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Gary_Curtis 16 hours ago Monaco and HR twins throgmartin 15 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 14 hours ago Monaco and HR twins Cruzbill 13 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 13 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement duncan8846@att.net 13 hours ago Aqua Hot rebuild Hotrod 13 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement mrktrain 12 hours ago Aqua Hot rebuild gburgman2000 12 hours ago Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ Fred L 12 hours ago Aqua Hot rebuild Dr4Film 12 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal RolandE 8 hours ago Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 7 hours ago Aqua Hot rebuild 96 EVO 6 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Gary_Curtis 5 hours ago Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ David White 5 hours ago Couches available - Atlanta Area whugh35 3 hours ago A/C dash resistor michaelivan 3 hours ago New Posts Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Gary_Curtis 16 hours ago I just finished replacing my chassis batteries. I did a search and found the best deal was at Batteries plus Bulbs a US Chain. I got the X2-power RV battery (SLI31AGMDPM). I ordered on line and saved 10%. They were still a hefty price at around US$400 but specification wise you cannot find another battery that will match it. Sneak across the border to Detroit and you are set. There are stores all around the US to honor the 4 year warranty. When the Group 8D house batteries are done I will get them from Batteries Plus. It pretty convenient to just roll up and have them put them in. they weigh 160lbs each Monaco and HR twins throgmartin 15 hours ago In regards to the Beavers, once you got into the higher end models, they maintained a few Beaver specific construction techniques that was held over from when they were a stand alone coach brand. One huge difference is The Marquis and Thunder's slide build designs. The higher end Beavers slide construction was much more robust then any of the HR or Monaco models. Their slide bottom corners were properly built and encapsulated and they added a couple extra cross braces in the walls and the floor. Also on the higher end Beavers their use of burl wood designs was amazing. They had some of the best cabinetry in the industry. For some reason, after Monaco bought Beaver they took the high end models and continued building them according to the Beaver construction designs. The lower end models were all transferred over to Monaco build design specs. I can honestly say that if Monaco adopted the Beaver slide design I would be out of business. I cannot remember ever selling a Guardian Plate system for a high end Beaver. Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 14 hours ago Hello, I'm having to replace my throttle pedal assembly with sensor on my 2003 Windsor. I've been having problems such as warning light on and de-rating to idle. The codes were read and determine to be the Throttle Position Sensor. After a lengthy search I was able to determine the GM OEM is made by ACDelco, part# 15150990. Have any of you made this repair? If so, is there a calibration procedure for the new sensor? privcap1 Monaco and HR twins Cruzbill 13 hours ago One proud Beaver owner here, glad to see you still have other coaches to work on! One less thing for me to worry about. Oh, and with the Patriot, you could order with or without the 'Thunder' package; in my 2005, that includes an upgrade to a C-13 CAT, 525hp and Allison 4000 tranny. Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 13 hours ago The Chassis that you suggested is not a "Pure" or a typical Chassis battery. It is a specialty AGM that is designed for Boats and maybe SOME RV's. We maybe be talking APPLES and ORANGES here. The Diplomats came with TWO 31P -MHD (950 CCA) batteries. Your Patriot probably has a larger engine and requires the 1150 CCA. BUT... The OEM Diplomat Chassis Battery was a wet cell (maybe sealed....they are NOW). What you are recommending is a Hybrid that would be used for Boats or MH with only ONE set of batteries. All the OP needs are standard CRANKING battery. Wet Cell vs AGM is his call. He does NOT need the more expensive DUAL PURPOSE....in fact that might not be suited for his needs....and they will fail prematurely. https://www.batteriesplus.com/product-details/marine_rv/battery/x2power/sli31agmdpm It is an AGM (sealed) battery. It is NOT recommended....therefore, as a Moderator, I am taking the time to explain this so that there is NO CONFUSION. I just recently went through this SAME exercise with a neighbor with a really upper end and tricked out Bass boat. He was fussing about how the same "Dual Purpose - High Performance" Batteries did not last. He did NOT have the Batteries Plus....but the specs on his batteries matched those that you recommended. he was out a substantial amount.... I also had a Winnebago with only TWO batteries....that were HOUSE and CHASSIS. That was ugly. The COMBO batteries failed miserably.... What the OP needs is a replacement for his original Chassis Starting batteries....and just that. He will spend far less for them than the combos, in either wet cell or AGM. https://www.batteriesplus.com/productdetails/sli31sa These only have 18 month warranty, but they are $120....so instead of $800, he would be in for $240. Batteries and Bulbs did not, based on a quick scan, have a SINGLE PURPOSE (Starting) AGM. Interstate does have such....but it is over $300... 31P-AGM7 Bottom line, the OP has a 2002 that did not come with a BIRD or Bi-Directional charging system like your Patriot did. I would be apprehensive of putting in AGM's for twice the cost and not having a good PLUGGED IN ALL THE TIME Maintainer on them. Many here are running the standard OEM Wet Cell Interstate replacements. I got 7 years out of my first two and they were not really down that much. They were a little "strained" when you were in the middle of the south and the temps were approaching 100...and you shut down...and let the engine sit for 20 minutes or so. They had a "pause", but STILL cranked the ISL. The hot engine had MORE compression. But, when the engine cooled down to ambient (even 100 dF), they started fine and never hesitated. i was going on a long trip....so I upgraded from the puny 775 (memory). Monaco let the Bean Counters go cheap....so instead of having the 950's like the OP does, I got the 775's. The SAME ISL in a Dynasty that year....had the proper or larger 950's. So I upgraded to the 950 CCA....and they are going strong....that was 5 years ago and a LOT of trips and starting (probably 30 K miles). Just wanted to make sure that folks were not confused. If my neighbor had not lost his high dollar dual purpose batteries and was convinced that needed the specialty DUAL purpose....when the original configuration was High Capacity Starting (single) and TWO deep cycle Trolling.....then I would not be so adamant. It cost him a lot as he bought batteries not designed for the application. His new bank....with a nice Pulse Technology maintainer is working great and he is very pleased. Thanks for understanding the need to address this in a little more detail... SiriusXM antenna replacement duncan8846@att.net 13 hours ago Laurice, years ago, while I lived I Florida, I had Lazy Days install my XM antenna because I didn’t want to drill a hole in the roof of my 05 Windsor, Well, some time later while up behind the TV, I realized that when they installed the antenna, they just used silicone sealer to attach it to the inside of the fiberglass Cap behind the clearance lights. It worked perfect as the signal went through the fiberglass duncan H, 14 Entegra Anthem 05 Windsor sold SF Bay Area Aqua Hot rebuild Hotrod 13 hours ago I wonder if you wound an external coil for the hot water how well it would work? Sure would be cheap fix. Use a thermal mastic to conduct heat from tank to coil. SiriusXM antenna replacement mrktrain 12 hours ago When I added XM to my 06 Dip, the installer said a magnetic "beetle" antenna would avoid drilling holes. He stuck it on the metal framework in the front cap. It works fine unless I'm parked or traveling in a Northerly direction, then I loose the signal. My solution is a trucker antenna mounted on top or on the side of the front cap. I'm not sure if I'll run the lead down the right or left pillar. Aqua Hot rebuild gburgman2000 12 hours ago You can, that is how the old units were problem is the engine loop can fail in the same way, so i went this route Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ Fred L 12 hours ago Why did you bend the 8mm wrench. Aqua Hot rebuild Dr4Film 12 hours ago Isn't the engine loop inside the boiler tank whereas in the older models like my 431/12 the fresh water loop is wrapped around the outside of the boiler tank allowing me to use just plain green ethylene glycol coolant? Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal RolandE 8 hours ago Hello, Iin my manual the recalibration of the TPS sensor is described as follows: with the ignition switched on, press the accelerator pedal 3 times in a row until it stops evenly and quickly and also back again evenly. I have a Dynasty with year of construction 2002. Greeting Roland Throttle Position Sensor at Pedal privcap1 7 hours ago Thank you Roland, very much appreciated! That's what I'll do, Aqua Hot rebuild 96 EVO 6 hours ago You got it! I think Bill G is talking about rebuilding a leaking newer unit, by running the coil around the outside, like yours. Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Gary_Curtis 5 hours ago I have have used deep cycle AGM Marine/RV batteries in my Boats and RVs since the early 90s and have never had a premature failure. I do switch them out at 4-5 years because I don't want to be stuck offshore or in the Boonies with dead batteries. I will never own another wet cell due to corrosion of the battery terminals and around the battery rack. It never hurts to have capacity and that is what you are buying over a standard starter battery. Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ David White 5 hours ago Azlein, I used those numbers on mine (‘05 Windsor) but found the same problem as you. Those numbers match up to the RR8R numbers, but we do have the RR8S chassis. The “S” and “R” refer to the Side and Rear radiators on the Roadmaster chassis. But, we have the bolt and eye shocks as used on the “R”! Couches available - Atlanta Area whugh35 3 hours ago HI.. I gave it to a friend. Never got an offer on it. 🙂 A/C dash resistor michaelivan 3 hours ago Ron, I had posted about this a couple of months ago. Here is my post... I had the same issue with the resistor. It is fairly easy to access. Here are the links to the repair that I used. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/dash-a-c-blower-speed-switch-117793.html https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/a-c-resistor-pack-on-a-windsor-302094.html I ordered the resistor online from Radio Shack. Now have all 4 speeds. New Downloads Available 2009 Dynasty Owners Manual 2009 Monaco Dynasty Owners Manual. 0 comments Onan Hybrid - Electrical System Onan Hybrid Quiet Diesel Electrical System - Owners Manual Addendum. 0 comments To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. 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  7. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/134-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index Roof AC high current Bob Nodine 23 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement Bob Nodine 23 hours ago Monaco and HR twins daleleahrv 20 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement laurice@email.com 20 hours ago Monaco and HR twins throgmartin 20 hours ago Monaco and HR twins blahargoue 19 hours ago Monaco and HR twins jacwjames 19 hours ago Monaco and HR twins rudisill99 19 hours ago Monaco and HR twins Larry H 18 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Cruzbill 18 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US markcalgary 18 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability Perpendicular 17 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Ivan K 17 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Cruzbill 16 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 16 hours ago Intellitec model 750 distribution panel stillrunning_60@hotmail.com 15 hours ago Aqua Hot rebuild gburgman2000 15 hours ago Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Dr4Film 15 hours ago Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Vilsis-Coach 15 hours ago Intellitec model 750 distribution panel stillrunning_60@hotmail.com 14 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability whugh35 13 hours ago Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Dennis H 13 hours ago Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Dr4Film 12 hours ago Intellitec model 750 distribution panel stillrunning_60@hotmail.com 12 hours ago A/C dash resistor powersltc 10 hours ago Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Tom Cherry 9 hours ago A/C dash resistor Tom Cherry 9 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement Tom Cherry 9 hours ago A/C dash resistor powersltc 9 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 8 hours ago A/C dash resistor Frank McElroy 8 hours ago A/C dash resistor Tom Cherry 8 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement laurice@email.com 8 hours ago A/C dash resistor powersltc 7 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement Tom Cherry 7 hours ago CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR amphi_sc 7 hours ago New Posts Roof AC high current Bob Nodine 23 hours ago Sounds like the middle unit has more head pressure than the other two units. Could be a dirty or partially blocked condenser. Did you remove the cover and spray down the condenser with a cleaning solution and hose it off while you had the unit out? SiriusXM antenna replacement Bob Nodine 23 hours ago On our 2006 Diplomat I have installed Sirius XM and GPS antennas by removing the left A-pillar and the speaker just above the A-pillar. Removing the speaker allows you to reach up into the cavity and fish the cable down to the A-pillar area and from there you route it into the dash. Monaco and HR twins daleleahrv 20 hours ago JDStew I have owned both an Executive (2001) and an HR Navigator (2003). I can confirm that they are virtually identical. Not sure about the better woodwork comment, They came off the same assembly line in Coburg OR. (along with the Signature), and I could not tell the difference between woodwork quality on my 2 rigs. Both were Cherry wood. A few items on the wiring diagram referred to options only available on the Signature. (They had to do something to justify the higher price of the Sig.) Thanks for the excellent list. Dale SiriusXM antenna replacement laurice@email.com 20 hours ago Thanks Bob Looks like I've got my work cut out for me this weekend. Thanks for the suggestion. Laurice Monaco and HR twins throgmartin 20 hours ago Ed: I can tell you without a doubt the Ambassador and Knights are identical. The only difference is in the front and rear caps and interior fabrics and colors. Both - the Ambassadors and Knights shared the same exact floor plans, same engine, tranny, RR8R chassis, interior appointments, awnings, slide topper assemblies, etc. and options. Monaco and HR twins blahargoue 19 hours ago And you can add the Monaco LaPalma and it's equivalent HR Vacationer to the bottom of the list. They had diesel pusher models between 2006 and 2009. Bruce LaHargoue Monaco and HR twins jacwjames 19 hours ago Agree on the woodworking, I think at least the higher end coaches all had comparable quality. The higher end Beavers were unique in the multiple species of wood on the raise panel doors. I do some wood working and the fit and finish on my Windsor is very good. I've got Walnut, really looks good. Monaco and HR twins rudisill99 19 hours ago A correction re: Beavers. The Beaver Santiam was the same coach as the Diplomat. The Monterey was somewhere between the Camelot and the Windsor. We were fulltimers in both those Beaver models over the course of 13 years. -- Dave Rudisill Monaco and HR twins Larry H 18 hours ago Thanks to all for some really good answers. Have always been curious about this. Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Cruzbill 18 hours ago I wouldn't worry about warranty issues with a chassis battery. My (USA) Cat dealer replaced ours with a CAT branded battery, about a $300 investment. Enjoy your move! Chassis battery replacements Canada/US markcalgary 18 hours ago Once the chassis batteries are replaced , then the house batteries are next. Any thoughts in that regard. I will need to replace before the trip down. The idea of a truck OEM is smart for the chassis batteries....hadn’t thought of that. Thanks Mark Penquin AC Unit Availability Perpendicular 17 hours ago Has anyone seen any availability of the Penguin's yet? My front unit runs for 5 minutes and then shuts off for 5 minutes and then kicks back on again. In Texas, that isn't very comfortable unfortunately so I have been tasked with getting this done soon 😕 I would rather pay the normal price from a vendor and support their business if at all possible. How does it look compared to the low profile Penguin's? Did you have to add a thermostat, or modify anything to use your current setup? UPDATE - found a Penguin II semi local - dealer selling on eBay. $1300 shipped with control board to utilize my 5 button. Now I just have to plan the install.... 😕 Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Ivan K 17 hours ago There is a NAPA store in Edmonton where you can get their 12 and 6v batteries that should have warranty at any Napa store across the border, I assume but to be confirmed with them. Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Cruzbill 16 hours ago Costco (USA) has 6v GC2 house batteries. My set of 4 are on year 3, so no complaints. About $95 ea, US. Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 16 hours ago Glad you could find the unit. If you still have the issue with the new one then the problem could by in your intellitec system. We have 2 new Penguin II 15,000 units with heat pumps now in stock. These are for pickup only at our Brooksville, FL location. I did not want to post these on our online store front until I gave everyone a chance here first. If interested call my director, Amy at - 352-942-2653. Intellitec model 750 distribution panel stillrunning_60@hotmail.com 15 hours ago My A/C breaker has cooked the busbar on my 50 amp panel. Have called different places including Intellitec and M&M Electronics but no help. All say the busbar cannot be purchased separate. Intellitec says the guts of the panel are the same as square D or Murray but those distributors say the same thing. I have called Visone rv salvage to see if they have a used panel but they have not replied. I hate to have to buy a complete panel just to get the busbar. Anyone have any suggestions. Larry Aqua Hot rebuild gburgman2000 15 hours ago Got the unit back form CO, I have yet to get back to it, doing stick and brick updates currently. Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Dr4Film 15 hours ago How do you plan on replacing just the bus bar if all of the suppliers are saying that you need to replace the panel? It looks to me like it is riveted to the panel with fairly large strong rivets. Unless you can Jerry-rigged one together in the same place. Have you checked any electrical supply vendors? There is one in Dansville NY where I am staying which I had to go to when I first arrived as I had left my 40 amp to 50 amp converter box back home in Florida. So I went out and purchased everything needed to install a permanent 50 amp receptacle at my brothers main electrical panel in his barn instead of using his 40 amp welder connection. I can check there the next time I go down the hill to town. What caused the AC to melt the bus bar in the first place? Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Vilsis-Coach 15 hours ago Seek you this: I have a brand-new Intelitec 12V Multiplex Fet Output Module P/N00-00844-120 Intellitec model 750 distribution panel stillrunning_60@hotmail.com 14 hours ago I am not sure about what caused the fused to burn out but the ac repair person feels the breaker was not fitting the bar tight enough and vibration over time caused it to become loose and draw to much voltage. He has checked the ac unit and feels nothing is wrong there. Penquin AC Unit Availability whugh35 13 hours ago I have 2 new Penguin II 15,000 w/o heat pump (641816C). New in box was planning to install but have decided not to. $960 each + you pay shipping. I'm close to Atlanta. Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Dennis H 13 hours ago I doubt you'll find a replacement due to liability issues. i.e. incorrect installation and electricity = possible fire hazard. That said, replacing the entire unit is neither difficult nor overly expensive. I'd simply pull it out and replace it. Make sure the coach is unplugged and disconnect both battery banks.....Dennis Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Dr4Film 12 hours ago Your specific situation supports the recommendation by this group to check connections minimally once a year to ensure that road vibrations have not loosen something that could cause a major short and/or fire sometime later. Intellitec model 750 distribution panel stillrunning_60@hotmail.com 12 hours ago Yes replacing the entire panel with another panel is the way I am going. Scott, our webmaster, had another 750 panel and is sending it to me. I will let everyone know how that goes. Thanks everyone. A/C dash resistor powersltc 10 hours ago Ron P. 2004 Monaco Executive I believe I need a resistor replaced in my 2004 Monaco Executive. Has anyone had this problem and can tell me the location of the blower motor/resistor in the 2004 Monaco Executive? Also, do you have a source and part number for the resistor? Thanks. Ron P. 2004 Monaco Executive Intellitec model 750 distribution panel Tom Cherry 9 hours ago Great that you have a replacement. I DO not think that your Windsor had the funky "Hybrid Multiplex" lighting system that my Camelot has. M M Electronics advises that many of the panels like mine are "breaking down" and need to have new "Guts". I assumed that was the load shedding PCB and such....and NOT the main panel. I need to go back into mine. I have done the PM, but I don't know if I got every connection. YES....we all need to do that... Hope this works out for you. IF you have issues and it is NOT plug and play, then M M IS the Tech Support for Intellitec. They are great at trying to help you. I agree with the comments about replacing a riveted buss. You would never be safe as that is a factory installed and "non serviceable" portion. You can sleep easier with a new panel....Good Luck and thanks to Scotty.... A/C dash resistor Tom Cherry 9 hours ago Ron, Go to the DOWNLOADS section. You will find, on the RIGHT side....the PARTS LIST. DOWNLOAD THIS. You MUST save it as a PDF and get it on your computer. Wherever you want it. NOW....once you see it (or the icon if you put it on your desktop like all the old timers do.... OPEN it with your Adobe Reader. THEN go to the EDIT tab at the top. The DROP DOWN will have a FIND (magnifying glass). This is the BEST tool there is.... Type in resistor.... BINGO...that takes you to page 48. Someone wrote a story....just for you. IT has info on the PN, WHERE and HOW to get into it..... That is one of the best writeups I have seen. It is also for a 2004 Signature. You lucked out..... Good Luck.... SiriusXM antenna replacement Tom Cherry 9 hours ago Comment for you. GO on the ROOF. You should see the XM (or Siris) antenna. It is a SQUARE section. Monaco used a GROUND PLANE or plate for the later models. I THINK that mine is just a SS plate....or maybe just plain steel. It is glued or caulked in place. The antenna is the standard Magnetic XM antenna. There are adapters on the internet so that you can use the plug in or there is a plug in that adapts to a Coax connector. I have installed these before and had one permanently on my old Winnebago. I might have used some 16 gage galvanized and then put down an X bead of caulk. I then seated the plate over that. I drilled a small hole for the antenna connector and fed it in. I MIGHT have put on a Grommet. I then "caulked" it like you would not believe. That was my "shadetree" install for the Winnie. The Camelot came with an XM adapter. I took it out. BINGO....it was the SAME connection as my portable MyFI Delco unit. SO, I just plugged it in. I DID look at what Monaco did. They used a plate (think of a diamond). One Corner was pointed to the front and the other to the back. So it was used as the Ground Plane. Then they caulked in the whole thing. They caulked around the magnetic base and the hole... Good Luck A/C dash resistor powersltc 9 hours ago Ron P. 2004 Monaco Executive Hello Tom. Not sure where the download section is located. Please advise. Ron P. Chassis battery replacements Canada/US Tom Cherry 8 hours ago The gold standard for batteries....at least for those of us that test and exercise and maintain them is the Trojan T-105. That is the GC2 battery group. They run, in the US, about $105 - $120. They will outlast anything....including the OEM Interstate. I have talked to on of the Senior Electronic Techs that spend 15 or so years at Lazy Days. He relocated to NC and was working for my buddy, who was the GM of a HR dealership. He said that when folks let their batteries run down and came in... He would tell them (or the service writer) that if they were Interstates.....that it would be cheaper to replace with Trojans rather than spend the money for refilling and recharging (the Tech's labor). He said that typically, maybe 20% of the Interstates would work.....but the other 80% came back for the Trojans. However his success rate on the Trojans was 90% or so. I would find the Trojans and put them in. OR.....see if I could make do and then purchase in the US... I purchased an Interstate COSTCO. It was a few dollars cheaper and I needed to replace one of my Golf Cart batteries just to sell it. The battery was rated far lower and it was not as heavy. SO BEWARE. Check the weight and the specs on any cheaper battery and then compare to the Trojans.... A/C dash resistor Frank McElroy 8 hours ago Go to Browse - select Downloads - select Categories - Parts List is on top. Here is a link. https://www.monacoers.org/files/category/16-parts-list/ A/C dash resistor Tom Cherry 8 hours ago It is on the MAIN or HOME page. Look for the BROWSE word....and the main page has Bill D's Motor Home in the picture. The tool bar or tab undeneath it. It has tabs or drop downs. Downloads is the fourth one (L to Right). Click on it....then follow the instructions that I gave you. SiriusXM antenna replacement laurice@email.com 8 hours ago Thanks Tom Great information. Will check this out tomorrow. Last time I was up there and discovered that the original antenna was damaged I don’t recall seeing a ground plane but I could wrong. Thanks again Laurice A/C dash resistor powersltc 7 hours ago Ron P. 2004 Monaco Executive Hello Tom. Not sure where the download section is located. Please advise. Ron P. Thanks. Got it. SiriusXM antenna replacement Tom Cherry 7 hours ago https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=K332&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=k332&gclid=Cj0KCQjwgo_5BRDuARIsADDEntR1pMMKbK2YYoIxYcUOKuEXfIsXorkXyZuw1TNZVKpc6NxCzMejKHwaAk3TEALw_wcB Do some googling. My recall is that I have about a 6" square plate. Metal unknown. THe whole plate is covered with caulk, but the black "Beetle" antenna is stuck to it. The above is for the same antenna. You have an access hole in the top. You can also buy a trucker's XM antenna. That is like a small dome on a post. It has a 3" base for the reflectivity. Bottom line....you need a GROUND plain (plane?) on a fiberglass surface. Same as a CB or other antenna. Matters not the metal. a thin piece of sheet metal work. SS, (typically 304) will also work. If you use aluminum, then you are depending on the adhesive. So, I would go for galvanized or 304. The Dicor Lap Seal (self leveling works well and spreads out. If you have the upright style (dome with post), then the ground plane was built in. But if you want to use the magnetic beetle, that works fine. XM is persnickity. I loose it in the car all the time when the trees are in full foliage and especially if wet. I rarely lose it in the MH. Don't know if the more expensive dome or dish type are better or now. I have used the magnetics for years....and then put them in permanently for the MH. I had a plate that I put on the front dash of my Vette. Again, it was SS with a black piece of Duct Tape to prevent glare. I had great XM reception from it. https://www.amazon.com/XM-Interoperable-Magnetic-Satellite-Antenna/dp/B01H5D0I1A/ref=asc_df_B01H5D0I1A/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309807586683&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15891754408463982562&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9009731&hvtargid=pla-570357881701&psc=1 If the link breaks....go to Amazon. Put in XM Magnetic antenna. $19 or so. That is what Monaco used on the 2009 Camelot.....with the ground plane... Good luck... CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR amphi_sc 7 hours ago A few years ago I replaced my original motor (when I got tired of tapping it with a hammer to get the armature to make contact) with a power window motor from a 86-95 Taurus/Sable ... AutoZone (Doorman) 742-277 with a lifetime warranty. About a year later I replaced that under warranty. A few months later that started to skip internally (plastic case and I assume pressed plastic internal gear). A few months later the next replacement started doing the same thing. All made in China.🙄 but what isn't these days... If just gave the step a little boost from the outside when closing, I would retract fine. Going out was never a problem with these Chinese replacements. So I decided to add a spring assist. 9 inch spring about 2 lbs force. Works again. The spring gives it a little assist getting started on the retract. Not sure if I'll go to the bother of another AutoZone warranty claim until it quits again, but at least AutoZone is easy to find across the country . I think the Chinese use to much plastic! Anyway, some pictures of the installed spring ... FYI We like the original flat step to walk in/out from any angle, the other steps with the side lips/raised edges would be a safety hazard tripping us! Happened several times with a Country Coach with that design. And other steps just don't feel anywhere as solid to walk on. YMMV New Downloads Available 2009 Dynasty Owners Manual 2009 Monaco Dynasty Owners Manual. 0 comments Onan Hybrid - Electrical System Onan Hybrid Quiet Diesel Electrical System - Owners Manual Addendum. 0 comments To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. Please send comments to newsletter@monacoers.org Copyright © 2020 Monacoers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  8. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/133-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index Monaco and HR twins jacwjames 22 hours ago Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem Dr4Film 22 hours ago Onan 8k genny Steven P 22 hours ago Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem ido70 21 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement laurice@email.com 20 hours ago Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem Chuck B 19 hours ago Monaco and HR twins JDStew 19 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement Mocephus 19 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement lake49068 19 hours ago Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 17 hours ago Onan 8k genny Tom Cherry 16 hours ago Slide seal replacement help 96 EVO 16 hours ago SiriusXM antenna replacement laurice@email.com 16 hours ago Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System gwl24651 16 hours ago Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem ido70 15 hours ago Chassis battery replacements Canada/US markcalgary 14 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount Bruce B 11 hours ago Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 11 hours ago Slide seal replacement help Gary M 10 hours ago Roof AC high current amphi_sc 7 hours ago New Posts Monaco and HR twins jacwjames 22 hours ago The house wiring diagrams for my 2002 Monaco Windsor also show that they apply to the Holiday Rambler Imperial series. Just Sayin Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem Dr4Film 22 hours ago You cannot disable the ice maker other than to turn it OFF. You have messed with the ECM of the fridge. I would strongly suggest to put eveything back to OEM specs and you will find that it will work as it did before you messed with it. I have attached the Samsung RF-197 - RF-217 Service Manual which has troubleshooting steps and wiring diagrams. Moderator, please upload to the manuals section of this site. Samsung - RF195 - RF217 Service Manual.pdf Onan 8k genny Steven P 22 hours ago This may be mentioned already, but check the generator starter connectors too. And it could be your starter is going bad. Happened to my Jeep. Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem ido70 21 hours ago Yes, I had considered that but unfortunately the original part which I cut off to be able to open/close the freezer has been tossed out (over a month ago). I will look for a replacement wire harness as my first attempt to get things running again. Thanks for your response. JimB2 Yes, the first error code is the one showing. The error codes I found were all numbers and letters, thanks for pointing these ones out. I still have the plugin harness, if I had an electrical drawing for the ice makers I could possibly figure out how to “McGyver” the system so it thinks all is well. Thanks for the info. SiriusXM antenna replacement laurice@email.com 20 hours ago Good morning We have a 2009 Knight 38PKQ that has a damaged Sirius XM antenna. I have a replacement but ... Has anyone replaced their Sirius antenna? If so, I'm wondering how you managed to do this? There does not appear to be an 'easy' access to the ceiling area near the same location that the antenna is located or even access to the top of the left pillar which is where I imagine the coax is located. I hope I do not have to remove all of the front cabinets! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Laurice Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem Chuck B 19 hours ago Sometimes we are our own worse enemy. I do not understand why you would cut the wiring harness when you can unplug it. Do you have the manual that came with the frig? If so, there should be information in it to go to a web site to download the information you need. Why would you leave the frig out in the backyard exposed to the elements? The fridge should have a ECM control module to run it. Cutting wiring harnesses remove information that the ECM needs to operate properly. If the icemaker is the same type that is in a Norcold 1200 series frig, there are web sites that have the manual for the ice maker. Google should point you to those sites. Monaco and HR twins JDStew 19 hours ago Here's some notes I've been gathering about model comparisons across the Monaco brands. I do know that Monaco would include higher brand features down the line (Camelot got some Dynasty features with new model years). I attached the image of the comparison table. I'm not easily able to paste the table or image of table. SiriusXM antenna replacement Mocephus 19 hours ago Hi Laurice, I recently installed an XM/Sirius radio in my 2005 Signature. I ran the antennae cable from the radio to the driver side pillar where I tucked it behind the rubber window gasket, up to the overhead cabinets, over to within about 10" of where the TV antennae cable went to the roof, where I then came out of the cabinet. I used the same holes in the cabinets that were already there for the co-ax for the TV antennae, but did have to enlarge one of the holes. Then I just took the cable up to the roof through the TV antennae channel. I removed the TV antennae then pulled the XM/Sirius antennae through, mounted and resealed everything with Dicor self-leveling sealant (fiberglass roof). All of the wire is invisible but for about 10" from the cabinet to the TV antennae channel. Looks very clean. I hope this helps. Moe McKnight SiriusXM antenna replacement lake49068 19 hours ago Not sure about the lighting configuration of your coach but most the the HR/Monacos I've seen over the years are pretty much the same. There is a light above the driver's seat that can be pulled down/out and that should provide access to the roof (and also permits access to the Winegard TV batwing wiring). Once you're in the roof cavity you have all sorts of options on drilling a new hole for the antenna, fishing the cable to either the window pillars, etc. Adam 2010 Neptune 37PBQ, 2019 Jeep Cherokee Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 17 hours ago Thanks Steve Onan 8k genny Tom Cherry 16 hours ago Totally agree. But, the easiest test is by using a pair of Jumper Cables and trying to start the Genny from the main DC terminals on the lower back end of the Genny. Joel, I crawl around less and less and am very cognizant that you don't do the same things that many of the young whipper snappers do. However, doing the simple things like battery connections and such is easy. IF you can find a helper to shinny under there, the Terminals are in plain site. The are RED and BLACK and have a RED and BLACK cable going to them. If the helper puts the jumper cables on the terminals and holds them in place....then you can attach to your Toad and start the Toad and then crank the Genny. IF it cranks.....VIOLA.....you have a cabling or battery or whatever issue and can find someone to help. Otherwise, you need to get a Genny Tech to look at it. That points you in the right direction. I CAN offer one more little TRICK. Your Motor Home Cranks. Remember, you have TWO ground Studs that complete the circuit to the Genny. There is a Ground Stud behind the Battery Box. There is one UP FRONT. MY MEMORY....and yours may be different is that the Genny Ground and the Hydraulic Pump Ground use a COMMON Ground. That is on the frame in the Genny compartment and easy to get to. If you clean THAT ground....then you would expect to have a good connection to the Genny's negative. NOW....since the Genny cranks off the HOUSE....if you have a bad Ground Stud connection on the House....throw a Jumper Cable from the Negative of the House to the Negative of the Chassis. That eliminate the ground stud....if it cranks then....you look at the NEGATIVE cable and grounds....if not....it is somewhere else. Many of these you can see and get to yourself....if you are so inclined. Good Luck... Slide seal replacement help 96 EVO 16 hours ago Good advice from Dennis and Gary! Removed a strip yesterday in about 85* weather. The majority of the tar lifted with the backing, as long as I pealed it slowly. What did remain, was easy to remove with WD40! SiriusXM antenna replacement laurice@email.com 16 hours ago Thank you Moe and Adam. Most helpful. Suddenly my weekend project is not as big as I was expected. Thanks again, much appreciated Laurice Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System gwl24651 16 hours ago Filters on order! Going to try these, as well, it will help me establish a service point. Thanks everyone! I'll be further in touch! Gregg Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem ido70 15 hours ago Yep we are Chuck. Part of the ice machine was damaged and was hanging down preventing full opening of the freezer door. Now I could have removed the door I’m sure but the ice machine was useless in there (no water run to fridge) so being “efficient” lol, I just reached in and cut the cable, ice machine fell, door opened, problem solved, NOT. Had I restarted the fridge at this point I could have repaired the cut cable but, noooo, I had to toss it in the garbage, yep, worst enemy. I do keep my fridge in the backyard, don’t use it much in the summer (snowbird) but I keep it coverEd with my RV to keep the rain off it lol. I bit the bullet and ordered a new ice maker module, I’ll attach it to the freezer ceiling without the rest of the assembly and move on; another $175 lesson haha. JimB2 Chassis battery replacements Canada/US markcalgary 14 hours ago Hi.... moving from Calgary to Houston expect to be there for 2-4 years.... MH needs new chassis batteries...... looking for a battery That I can buy in Canada that will have warranty in the USA....Thoughts? Thanks Mark Calgary AB Canada 2002 Monaco Diplomat Alive and well Ceiling fold Down tv mount Bruce B 11 hours ago I can't get to my motorhome right now to photograph it but here is an article Vito wrote about changing the original 37 inch tv for a 50 inch; in the photos you can see the ceiling mounted apparatus. You might find a unit from a wrecker? The housing would hide any ceiling material removed to make it work. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/50-tv-install-in-overhead-lift-signature-executive-dynasty-and-navigator-362163.html Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 11 hours ago Thanks again Tom, more good info. My son is coming out to visit. He'll do the "ground" work. Slide seal replacement help Gary M 10 hours ago Good job!!!’ Roof AC high current amphi_sc 7 hours ago As a closing follow up ... Recall that the problem unit was the front A/C heat pump ( 15k unit ). As everyone knows, a lot of heat comes in the windshield even with shades and coverings. After swapping pieces with the identical center unit (leaving bedroom unit untouched) essentially I now have a front unit that does not trip the breaker after running continuously for hours and hours, and the center unit also functions, but evidently as the heat load is less on that unit, it will cycle off and on giving it a rest which I guess gives it the chance to "cool off" the compressor ... which it never had the opportunity as the front unit. So today again 100+ outside, full sun, and a West-NW facing parking location with hot windshield sun, all three units did not trip any internal breakers, but current draw was getting up there running close to 18-19 amps identically on the 3 units when they are in the worst heat of the day. They all start off about 14 amps as it starts to get warm from the cool night. My Hughes Auto former was in the circuit this time but in pass through mode, so was only getting the minimal 2% boost as unboosted voltage is rock solid at 120V. A few weeks ago I was here essentially under the same conditions with rock solid unboosted 120V, and the "original" front unit configuration would trip after running continuously for 2-3 hours. I don't think the booster is really a factor...I've just been too lazy to unplug it (internally mounted) as in a week I'll be at a campground well known for low voltage, but at least more shade and only in the low 90's. Anyway, just fyi New Downloads Available HWH Repair Procedures and Instruction Manuals HWH Repair Manuals, Repair Instruction Procedures and Service Bulletins for room and generator slides including full room slides. 21 Files. 0 comments HWH Hydraulic Flow Diagrams - Room Slides Hydraulic flow diagrams for Slideouts and how the hydraulic systems work. 9 files. 0 comments To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. 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Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index Ceiling fold Down tv mount Hypoxia 19 hours ago Onan 8k genny Hypoxia 19 hours ago Freon quantity Stingraysteve 18 hours ago Freon quantity bklaes 18 hours ago SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes Bob Nodine 18 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount Stingraysteve 18 hours ago Freon quantity grumpy 17 hours ago Freon quantity Hotrod 14 hours ago SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes Tom Cherry 13 hours ago SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes johncvandoren@gmail.com 12 hours ago Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 11 hours ago Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System gwl24651 9 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount Hypoxia 9 hours ago Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System Jim Bob 8 hours ago Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System John Haggard 8 hours ago Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System Larry H 7 hours ago Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System Dennis H 6 hours ago Onan 8k genny bobdinsmore 5 hours ago Monaco and HR twins Gary M 5 hours ago Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System Chuck B 5 hours ago Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem ido70 4 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount Stingraysteve 3 hours ago Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem Onthego 1 hour ago Monaco and HR twins Larry H 1 hour ago New Posts Ceiling fold Down tv mount Hypoxia 19 hours ago As Bruce mentioned some of us have the ceiling mount TV's. They were originally made for the old heavy 37" TV's which we replaced with a 48" and may work for a newer lighter 70" TV. Lift It made those and no longer produce them but does sell the components. Onan 8k genny Hypoxia 19 hours ago As stated start cleaning connections. If you start with the batteries and clean the cut off switch connections, bulkhead connections, battery chassis ground, front run bay bulkhead connections (if power runs that way on a Diplomat), generator ground and generator + & - at the generator you will not only cure your current issue but will also avoid other electrical issues for a long time. Don't forget to check the cable ends for corrosion where the wire enters the connector, green is not a good thing. Freon quantity Stingraysteve 18 hours ago How many lbs. of Freon in chassis a/c of 07 Endeavor 40’sft? Every time I log in, site makes me reset my exact same password??? thanks, Steve Freon quantity bklaes 18 hours ago The back of the manual of my '05 Dip says 4 lbs. SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes Bob Nodine 18 hours ago Just a comment about your comment about two air conditioners not being sufficient for a 41 foot motorhome. We have two of the newer Penguin High Output air conditioners and they do a nice job of cooling the coach. When the weather is hot we don't fool around and start the driving day with the fan on high on both units and the temp setpoint for the front unit at 72 and the rear at 69. The generator is started as soon as the coach comes out of the garage. While driving we also run the dash system on Max. The coach always stays comfortable and on our trip last week to Kentucky Horse Park the outside temp was in the high 90's in the afternoon all four days. Once parked we cover the front windshield if the coach direction has the sun shinning on the windshield in the afternoon. At night we always put the front unit on auto for the fan and move the temp setting to about 78 and the rear unit on either medium or high fan speed with the temp at 69. That keeps the front of the coach comfortable for watching television and the fan is not running creating background noise. We leave things that way all night because we like to sleep with the white noise from the air conditioner fan. We also like the bedroom cool and prefer using a blanket to sleep as we like the weight on our bodies. Ceiling fold Down tv mount Stingraysteve 18 hours ago When they were making them, they were electric and $4,000. Does any one offer a manual one, maybe with lift struts? thanks, Steve 07 Endeavor 40sft Freon quantity grumpy 17 hours ago Mine is the same 4 lbs Freon quantity Hotrod 14 hours ago The exact amount is usually found on a sticker on the evaporator box up front . It should be around 60oz I think . If empy start with 4- 12 oz cans (with stop leak if it leaked out). If it’s not empty don’t do that.. just put in enough according to gauge and ambient . Watch for high head pressure. SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes Tom Cherry 13 hours ago Thanks.....the New Penguins will probably be our next "upgrade"....after the old ones die. Totally agree with your concept. Once you get behind....it is hard to catch up. I need to revert back to the foil interior coverings. I might even think about a front windshield cover. The glass cabin is a virtual Heat or Cold SINK. All you can do to cut down on that load helps. SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes johncvandoren@gmail.com 12 hours ago Where do they sell that closed-cell foam? Mine has both black or silver colored versions, depending on location. Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 11 hours ago Thank you Jim, will do Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System gwl24651 9 hours ago This is my first posting to this group, I have only had my coach for a couple months and am trying to upgrade some things before we even start to go anywhere. I purchased a really nice 1996 Monaco Dynasty and am concerned that maybe I'm the only one in the country that has a coach that old!! As I've discovered - technical information is virtually impossible to get it seems. Monaco obviously did a very poor job documenting build specs., and I would venture to say there are no two coaches out there that are exactly alike (I even have a lot of wiring that is just cut and doesn't go anywhere). I do have a pouch with information in it but it's only sales type documentation and not of very much use. I would like to note that I definitely appreciate those who have shown enough concern for others to contribute to this forum though...I don't know where you could get much more info.!! My problem is, it's gotten to when I start my coach, it starts and then dies immediately, I can't keep it running. The generator starts and runs OK but will not assist in starting the coach. I'm concerned that maybe it's the Trekmate Security/Anti-Theft System??? I have tried re-setting it. I was wondering if anyone has any clue to how the system is wired? Thanks, Gregg Ceiling fold Down tv mount Hypoxia 9 hours ago I have the complete setup from a 2008 Beaver Patriot Thunder ceiling mount TV except the fiberglass pan which would not fit a 70" TV anyhow. Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System Jim Bob 8 hours ago Hey Gregg, I've got you beat. Mine is a 1995 Dynasty. I'd check the fuel filters, simple stuff first. Biodiesel in my area is awful for having all kinds of junk in it that clogs up the filters. I've never heard of that security system so no help on that. Let me know if you have questions... I've become pretty familiar with most everything on mine over the years. HaHa. Jim Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System John Haggard 8 hours ago No Its on the passenger side. i have tge Trimec security system on my 99 It has nothing to do with starting and running the coach. On mine Dont confuse Monaco systems with Cummins or whatever your powered by, or your chassis systems overall. Have you had a big truck, Diesel mechanical service yet. To explain the system to you. Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System Larry H 7 hours ago Monaco did lots of documentation but just has back to 2000 on their website. You might call The current Monaco and ask them if the 96 material is archived. I have a 2001 38-ft Dynasty and have the Dynasty book, complete wiring diagrams, and booklets on all the installed coach equipment. Would be glad to help any way I can with a specific issue. Agree with the above comment about getting a diesel mechanic to see what is causing the starting problem and go over the chassis with you. If it has been well taken care of, the ‘96 should give you years of great service. Dynasty’s in those years were really well built. Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System Dennis H 6 hours ago Greg, First off, welcome to the forum. I've posted a bunch of stuff for your year coach. Here is the link. FYI, click on BROWSE, then DOWNLOADS, for tons of manuals and info....Dennis Onan 8k genny bobdinsmore 5 hours ago While you're cleaning all the connections you should coat them so it doesn't happen again. Monaco and HR twins Gary M 5 hours ago So does my 09 Knight. Trekmate Security/Anti-Hijack System Chuck B 5 hours ago I recommend replacing the fuel filters first before getting into a more complicated issue. Dirty fuel filters are the major cause of the problem you are having. Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem ido70 4 hours ago I need a little help here guys & gals.... My fridge display only shows two parts of the first digit of the temperature, nothing else lights up!- I had the fridge shut off (by breaker supply) for two months while stored in the backyard- during that time I “cut” the cable to the ice maker, it was never used and was damaged causing it to hang down into the freezer tray.- I needed the extra fridge storage so I turned it back on then opened the door to verify. The lights are all on and the compressor was running, the temperature was falling. Everything was acting normal but without any control display.- Trying to activate anything using the display buttons did not “appear” to have any effect.- I turned it off as I thought it might not regulate and just freeze up the back wall (has happened years ago but not The display’s fault).- I have now physically unplugged the remaining ice maker wiring. There was no change to display after a power reboot.Sooooo, any suggestions? Does anyone possibly have an electrical wiring diagram for this fridge? I have a parts exploded view diagram with part numbers. I am hoping I can access the controls from the top, not much clearance up there. oh boy.... JimB2 Ceiling fold Down tv mount Stingraysteve 3 hours ago Thanks for everyone’s help on the ceiling fold down 📺 mount. Staples sells an electric one with remote that is good up to 66 lbs. and 55” size $179. From their pics With tv in viewing position it it is several inches down from the ceiling so size shouldn’t be a problem. I bought the Black Friday wallyworld special for $299. It is a 65” and only weighs 50 Lbs. I would like some advice on attaching it to the ceiling and ideas on safety straps to secure it when stored against the ceiling. Steve 573-216-0252 07 Endeavor 40’sft 93 Chevy 4x4 Honda st1100 & Suzuki gsxs 1000 Samsung Refrigerator RF197ACRS - Display Problem Onthego 1 hour ago That may be a error code https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/darlincolladodejesus/allsamsungfaultcodes this one is better http://support-cacyber.samsung.com/cacyber/popup/iframe/pop_troubleshooting_fr.jsp?idx=878967&modelcode=RF32FMQDBSR/AA Monaco and HR twins Larry H 1 hour ago Were the ones mentioned sister models (same chassis and essentially the same Motorhome except for slight style and trim differences) as is the case with Wenebago and Itasca, Or are they completely different Motorhomes but roughly equivalent in level? New Downloads Available HWH Repair Procedures and Instruction Manuals HWH Repair Manuals, Repair Instruction Procedures and Service Bulletins for room and generator slides including full room slides. 21 Files. 0 comments HWH Hydraulic Flow Diagrams - Room Slides Hydraulic flow diagrams for Slideouts and how the hydraulic systems work. 9 files. 0 comments To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. Please send comments to newsletter@monacoers.org Copyright © 2020 Monacoers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  10. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/131-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index Leaky air fittings bobdinsmore 23 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler 6Wheels 22 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler dl_racing427 22 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler John Haggard 22 hours ago SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes Tom Cherry 22 hours ago Leaky air fittings gburgman2000 21 hours ago Black tank spray nozel plugged, service gpafox@att.net 19 hours ago SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes Tom Cherry 18 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Cruzbill 17 hours ago Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 16 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 16 hours ago Onan 8k genny ncsteve 16 hours ago Onan 8k genny vito.a 16 hours ago Onan 8k genny John Haggard 16 hours ago Onan 8k genny Luther Taylor 15 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 15 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 14 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 14 hours ago Onan 8k genny Tom Cherry 13 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount John Rown 13 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount Stingraysteve 13 hours ago Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 12 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 11 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 11 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Cruzbill 9 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 9 hours ago Onan 8k genny Tom Cherry 9 hours ago Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 6 hours ago New Posts Leaky air fittings bobdinsmore 23 hours ago I have Monaco (?) p/n's from the Monaco drawing of the front and rear air tanks but they are not showing up via a Google search. I have a bad leak in the switch identified as #E p/n N18526AG and smaller leaks in #N p/n VS271NTA-4. I would appreciate help in locating where to find replacements. I did not see anything in the Monaco Parts Listing. Windsor 330 ICS Muffler 6Wheels 22 hours ago The Chinese muffler has 2.5" in/outlets, the expensive one has 4" The Chines muffler is not catalytic, the expensive one is a catalytic muffler. Seems you missed these points? Windsor 330 ICS Muffler dl_racing427 22 hours ago When my muffler rusted through I replaced it with a straight piece of 4" tubing. Much cheaper and more permanent. Actually I replaced the entire exhaust system except for the stainless tailpipe, but with no muffler I can only slightly tell the difference in sound from the drivers seat. Outside it is noticeable, but not obnoxiously loud. You can hear the turbo though. Windsor 330 ICS Muffler John Haggard 22 hours ago Smart man I like Keep it simple and efficient I have never tracked a Monaco parts # number in 15 years SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes Tom Cherry 22 hours ago Nope. Have not looked at the exterior of the HVAC. IF that is a Vinyl or plastic door, then that could well be it. My first thought was it was like a thin film of undercoating peeling off. But it has a texture....not quite stamped....but definitely not a molded slick one. Will do that when I get home. We are at Emerald Isle now. Leaky air fittings gburgman2000 21 hours ago https://www.amazon.com/Parker-Brake-Compression-Fitting-Tubing-NTA/dp/B078469DKJ Napa or any truck parts place should have them The other one is might be a NASON switch (outdated) https://www.nasonptc.com/products/switches/ Black tank spray nozel plugged, service gpafox@att.net 19 hours ago When I had that problem somebody told me to fill the black water tank about 3/4 full with luke warm water and add a cup of laundry softener. Driving your rig around to splash it around. this will loosen up the holes in the jet sprayer you can then blow everything out with you hose. SOLVED - Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes Tom Cherry 18 hours ago UPDATE.....Frank McElroy and I spoke and he asked me to revise this and include some pictures. It appears that his 2008 Dynasty and my 2009 Camelot have very different Front HVAC boxes or plenums....based on our texting pictures back and forth....so I am editing this and including pictures. Here is what I found. The Black Snow is actually the plastic backing from a piece of foam insulation used across the firewall. This insulation goes all the way from, as best I can tell, one side to the other. However, there is a section or two where there is NO insulation as there are many lines coming out and Monaco just 'foamed around" them. This insulation is a cardboard or fiber type. It has a heavy fiber board surface, then a thin layer of foam and then a top film to prevent damage to the foam. After 12 years, the top film is deteriorating and peeling away. Most is gone....but there are some note card sized pieces dangling. THAT film is what I THINK is in the interior or the conditioned side of the system. Interestingly, Frank's Dynasty does NOT have that material. My firewall is steel (welded)....so I assumed that it was insulated for the obvious reasons. THIN is the key operative. I have poked and prodded and the foam is virtually a powder. So, repair or replacement will be a challenge....but the film coating is the source of the black snowflakes. There are TWO theories on how it got into the ductwork. Theory A; IF you change the mode or the air flow circulation control while going down the highway and use any position EXCEPT Max Air, then there are TWO doors on the HVAC box that open. They have a foam or hard rubber cover on the doors. They seal against the inside of the plenum. MAY be visible in the photos... There is NO SCREEN or INLET FILTER on them. So, if the film is flapping in the breeze and you have all the air currents circulating (while driving 65 MPH), you create Turbulence in the Genny cavity. The HVAC Fan on HIGH is sucking in air. So any road debris or such would be sucked in. YES, Ideally, Monaco would have put on a fine screen or at least a 1/4" grip wire covering. They did not. BOTH of the inlet doors are wide open and will suck in anything. SO, the deteriorating film MAY have gotten sucked in. Theory B: The MAY BE a raw edge of the foam sheet insulation that was "cut out" for the opening for the HVAC Plenum or External Air Box. IF there is a small strip of the insulation that is cut a little long and hanging out INSIDE THE PLENUM.....then if that film starts to detach or deteriorate, it will be "Sucked" inside the air box when the fan is on....probably on HIGH. If that is the case then, eventually, the film will self destruct or detach and the problem should be over. It looks like Monaco used a large sheet on the Passenger side. They just glued or attached it to the steel firewall and then cut out the opening. They screwed on the back side of the HVAC (Plenum) cover, overlapping the interior edges of the insulation. SO....in theory, that could be or maybe a combination of Theory A. At least, for me....I NOW think that I understand what MAY have happened. I will try to find some suitable covering....maybe a foam board with a foil covering and clean (abrade) off the deteriorating foam. Then cut sections to fit and spray on some adhesive and attach. I will probably try to use some foil tape for the edges. This is a WIP and I need to see how well a small section cleans up. BUT, for the interim, I have peeled off the film. The foam is useless, so that will eliminate any blown in film from turbulence. MAY use duct tape or something to attach a wire cover over the two inlet openings . The Doors are BEHIND and when they close, they push against the plenum housing. I DID reach in there, with the fan on and in the Vent Mode and felt around. I did NOT feel any debris nor were there any Black Snowflakes on my finger tips. I DID clean up the Black Snowflakes in the cabin. Based on where they were and under some stuff....i THINK that they were actually blowing out some of the Passenger side outlets. My wife was opening and closing them and she said that MAYBE there was some coming from her side as well. For whatever reason, the BULK of the debris came out the left driver's lower air vent. I will try to run a cellphone inspection camera in the one hose and see if there is a residual or a small pile of the film in there. To Frank's point....his Genny cavity is totally different. He has external hoses or ducts going up to the front defroster vents. All MY ducts or hoses are on the PASSENGER side of the firewall....none exposed in the Genny Cavity. Don't know, but also think his inlets are different. He also has a HVAC filter on the inside. Mine is plain Jane.... I DID look at some points for additional foam insulation. There is a horizontal (plywood?) strip just above the wiper motor and linkage. Mine has some foam....maybe 75%. Franks was barely (25%?) foamed. If you stick you head under or reach up with your fingers, you can see the front Gap. Frank did some "air flow" testing and used his Fantastic Fans to suck in OUTSIDE air. It was winter (< 32 dF) and the interior was warm. He said it was easy to locate the incoming cold air. He made several attempts at foaming the suspected openings and finally got it reasonably air tight. He also found that there was air coming in from the cable and wire opening in the FRB. That sounds like a good job for this winter. My complaint is that there is not enough heating and cooling for the front cockpit. He found a source of Black expanding foam at HD and matched it up. Will have to do some brushing and cleaning to get rid of all the road grime.....compressed air will be my friend. That's it. I am now more confident that I found the source of the black snowflakes.....but how they got there....I don't know. Time will tell. There is no dangling sheets or strips of it under the Genny cavity now....so we will proceed as if things are fixed....or at least we have eliminated the bulk of the contamination. Thanks for the responses.... Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Cruzbill 17 hours ago Owners manual says if damage is to rear axle, use a lowboy. Also cautions to turn on air suspension. And if damage is other than to rear axle, use dollys on rear wheels. Don't tow from rear. So has anyone had a tag axle motorcoach towed? (heaven forbid!) Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 16 hours ago I've been parked for a few weeks so only 2 weeks since last start of gen. Tried today getting 3 blinking code clicking on prime and clicking on start not even trying to turn over. Tried from dash, from power wall and from gen itself. Reset gen breaker? Still no start?? Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 16 hours ago Dollies on REAR wheels but towed from the front? Anyone have a pix of that? Onan 8k genny ncsteve 16 hours ago I would check cable connections, especially the ground. Did you try the battery boost? Onan 8k genny vito.a 16 hours ago Check the chassis battery voltage. You will probably find it's low. Charge it, or jumper the generator and charge everything back up. Onan 8k genny John Haggard 16 hours ago Start your rig up. Let it run about 5 to 10 minutes. The generator should start right up. Onan 8k genny Luther Taylor 15 hours ago https://www.generatordirector.com/fault-codes-for-onan-generators-hgj-series/ Read this it may help Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 15 hours ago Thank you for this schematic. I don’t even know where I’m at with updating....but here’s the current situation. If I crawl into the closet (I have the Yorkshire IV floorplan) and look forward I can see a conduit on the outside of the right rear slide. When any button is pressed to move a slide that conduit gushes with fluid. Is it possible to isolate/lock off that hydraulic line, refill the reservoir, and bring in the left front slide? If I can do that, I can drive the coach to an authorized service center. They’ve been attempting to help troubleshoot as well, but they really need the coach their to work on it. I don’t blame them. Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 14 hours ago For each slide there is an extend and return line. They can be capped at the manifold pump. If you release the retract solenoid for the front slide, a few strong bodies should be needed to push in this slide. Don't push on the slide flange Once the slide is in be sure to close the release solenoid valve. Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 14 hours ago How would I cap it? More so, is it possible (assuming that only the Right Rear slide line is leaking) to cap that slide, and bring in the open slide with the hydraulic system? I hope I am explaining that as I intend. If I can, I'd like to let the coach bring the slide in. I'm hoping only one line is leaking, and that slide is already retracted. Thank you. Onan 8k genny Tom Cherry 13 hours ago OK....here is HOW it should work... IF you start or crank the Genny from the HOUSE batteries, then this should do it.... Crank the Engine. Let it run a few minutes. Hold in the BATTERY BOOST button. THEN immediately start the Genny. If that does NOT do it....then you have really DEAD HOUSE batteries. WHY???? The Battery Boost control voltage is HOUSE. SO, it the House Batteries are really drained.....guess what? You have NO voltage to close the Big Boy or whatever the Battery Boost Solenoid is called. THEN....next step. Find a Car or Truck Jumper cable. You only need ONE. Connect the Positive on the Cranking to the Positive on the House. THAT should do it. Assuming you have the Engine running. From there....you need to trouble shoot. WELL NOW>>> Still no JOY. Then it is time to call a tech or IF YOU ARE ABLE.....then shinny or slide UNDER the Genny. Take TWO jumper cables with you. There is a Positive and Negative on the back side. Attach the Jumpers RED to Positive and BLACK to Negative. I suggest that you stay UNDER there and hold them in place. The terminals are small. Then have your assistant crank the TOAD, where you hooked up the Battery Cables. Then have them START the Genny. It should start. THAT tells you that you have a BAD cable or a bad Connection (the Ground Studs are the most common cause) issue. I was FINE with all my House Power. Problem was....I had a BAD Ground Stud Connection behind the Battery Box. I could see the voltage change or the resistance as I moved the battery tray in and out. I got it where it would start (was on a long trip). I NEVER moved the battery tray. When I got home, i pulled the Ground stud nut off on each connection and cleaned them. Have NOT had an issue since then. NOW.....you coach MAY have the Genny starting circuit "wired" through the House Switch. Some did....some did NOT. Mine does NOT. The Genny is fused....but not connected via the House Disconnect switch. If your genny cranks via the House Cut Off Switch, then THAT is a place to look. Good Luck....let us know.... Ceiling fold Down tv mount John Rown 13 hours ago Bruce B I would sure like to see a pic of your TV at battery and extended. I am taking my front shelf down and cutting it down with only one level vice two Ceiling fold Down tv mount Stingraysteve 13 hours ago Thanks Bo but they don’t have one that stores that stores tv flat against the ceiling when not used. Still looking, steve Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 12 hours ago Tom, problem is my house batteries were at 12.9 and float charging just before I disconnected shore to start genny. Battery boost also didn't work. Same clicking. I did decide to leave the CG and 15 min down the road tried the gen start and voila it started while driving. Would like to know why it clicked and wouldn't turn over? Thanks so, it all points to batteries but boost didn't work and charge was at float before disconnecting shore. I mistakenly didn't get the secondary code, thanks for that link, saving that one. After moving a bit and it starting without the boost indicates low volts but the meter didn't tell that story. Thanks again for the responses. Stay safe all. Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 11 hours ago An important clue is you said that hydraulic fluid leaks out when you operate any slide out. This likely means that the hydraulic line going from the pump manifold to the rear slide synchronizing cylinder is bad. That line likely connects to the side of the manifold where it tees into a synchronization line from another slide. Whenever a slide is commanded to retract or extend, the hydraulic lines going to the other slide synchronizing cylinders would be pressurized so it makes sense that the hydraulic line going to the rear synchronization cylinder is bad. You would need find a hydraulic fitting cap with the proper threads to cap off the end of the tee. http://www.hwhcorp.com/mr701010.html Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 11 hours ago Super, thank you Frank! I have found a place local that sells Parker fittings and such. They are closed now, but I will be there first thing tomorrow morning. Oh how I hope this works!!! Thank you again! Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Cruzbill 9 hours ago Isnt that how yours was towed? My bad; Lets drop this. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 9 hours ago NO. My pix clearly shows "cradles" on FRONT wheels. (In wrecker slang, the wrecker that towed me was a cradle-snatcher.) "Dollies" have wheels of their own--tow dollies to tow a car, for instance, have wheels of their own. Perhaps you meant something other than "dollies" on the rear? Your post: "And if damage is other than to rear axle, use dollys on rear wheels. Don't tow from rear. "--this statement did not make sense to me. Is it possible you misquoted your manual, or mis-typed it? I'm not trying to be argumentative. I have never encountered that advice, nor have I ever heard of any coach being towed with its rear wheels on a dolly. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding your question, but look at the pix again. Onan 8k genny Tom Cherry 9 hours ago OK....my hunch. You have a BAD connection. Remember my problem. My House batteries were at peak. I had plenty of power. NOW, one does not USUALLY load up their house batteries to full capacity to use the 2000 Watts that our inverters need. 2,000 watts equates to about 160 Amps. Most of the books for the Onan specify a 650 CCA battery. That is about 4 times what the Magnum will draw. MY BET....You have a CONNECTION (or maybe a cable end) issue. Problem is.....where. It takes a lot of perseverance to chase it down and a good VOM and an assistant. What you describe is what happened to me. And it happened AGAIN on my Hydraulic Pump. The FIX (or shotgun approach). Start with the battery (House) bank. Make sure that the connections on the battery are tight. Then make sure that the ground studs are clean and that they have been "serviced". By that, you loosen the nuts.....then rotate the cable ends to polish or burnish....then retighten. Next up. You have to get UNDER the Genny. You do the same for the Positive and Negative there. WORD OF CAUTION. The studs or terminals are Brass. DO NOT overtighten....I did not but someone told me that he did and it took all day to get off the cover and put in the new bolt. Finally....trace the Genny Negative to the Ground stud in the front. Clean or burnish or polish it. Odds are....that will fix it. NOW....why is this guy so confident. I have (or hope it is HAD) a similar problem. I could drive 15 miles....and my hydraulic pump (slides) would NOT work. OK....it worked a a little, but slowly Drive another distance....BINGO perfect. I traced and tightened and found a few suspects. i spent hours measuring the voltage across each connection or cable or terminal. I tightened the two suspects....but I recabled so that if the primary line from the House was bad, I had a switched alternative to the Chassis. It has NOT failed me yet. BUT, the Genny did....and it was the Ground stud. After I fiddled with the tray, I "got it in the right position". You driving it vibrated it to the RIGHT position. Could have been a little corrosion and your vibrated the loose connection so it worked. I would fix or have the cables fixed FIRST. NOW.....you might call a good ONAN tech (or call Tech Support). That is my advice....based on a LOT of circuit testing... Onan 8k genny Joel Sheriff 6 hours ago Tom, all you said makes a lot of sense. I will start with changing out my AGM connections, clean and Tighten all. They are relativity clean with no corrosion but are 4 yo with very little attention. Then I'll follow your assumptions on genny but for that I'll have someone go under the 8k. I don't do ground work very well any more. At least now, if it happens again I know where to start to look if I haven't gotten to the fix yet. Thanks again, stay safe regards Joel To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. Please send comments to newsletter@monacoers.org Copyright © 2020 Monacoers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR Hypoxia 18 hours ago Hobbies dl_racing427 17 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah pduggs87@gmail.com 17 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! scottjo02 17 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah McHughes 16 hours ago Air Leak dandick66 16 hours ago Air Leak Ivan K 16 hours ago CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR pduggs87@gmail.com 16 hours ago Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ azlein 16 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light dandick66 16 hours ago Air Leak dandick66 16 hours ago Hobbies vegaman19760 16 hours ago Service Manuals vegaman19760 16 hours ago Air Leak Ivan K 16 hours ago Hobbies Ivan K 15 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! kenandjoanne2002 15 hours ago Air Leak Dr4Film 15 hours ago Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Tom Cherry 14 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Bruce B 14 hours ago DirecTV bundle for sale biloxi_dad 13 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Pampero 13 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Robert U 13 hours ago Hobbies vegaman19760 13 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Dr4Film 13 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler John Haggard 13 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Cruzbill 13 hours ago Hobbies Ivan K 12 hours ago Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Ernest Tumbleston 12 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 12 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Frank McElroy 11 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Ivan K 11 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 11 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Onthego 11 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Ivan K 11 hours ago Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Tom Cherry 10 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Paul A. 10 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount Bruce B 8 hours ago Slide topper tension German Red Baron 8 hours ago Slide topper tension mrktrain 8 hours ago Monaco and HR twins johncvandoren@gmail.com 8 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Pampero 7 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler jacwjames 7 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Pampero 6 hours ago Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? jbret06 6 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler jacwjames 6 hours ago Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Onthego 6 hours ago Hobbies vegaman19760 5 hours ago Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Tom Cherry 4 hours ago Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Frank McElroy 2 hours ago New Posts CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR Hypoxia 18 hours ago The Coach Step 725-0072 on my 2007 Signature is the same as the 2008 Patriot Thunder. The Thunder was in an accident so we replaced it with a a Lippert 376003 (Kwikee 904239090) which has the mounting ears on the bottom whereas the original mount was on the top.. We used 4 long aluminum blocks, drilled for original mounting holes and drilled and tapped for step ears. It works but I just do not like the new Kwikee step, when it extends it has sides to trip on. My electric motor experience is that off brand automotive window motors are of poor construction in that the drive gear is pressed on and tends to turn on the shaft. A step requires more power than a window which I believe causes the failure. OEM motors are probably OK. I used to repair window motors when the plastic gears broke but eventually the lack of quality made it a wasted effort. The last 202-3230 controller I replaced with a Stromberg Carlson SP164889 Hobbies dl_racing427 17 hours ago Vegaman, Sorry to hear you can no longer race, but it's great that you stayed involved. That Pinto sounds like a beast. What's it got for motivation? I always liked the Pinto platform for an engine swap, and the Pinto front suspension lives on in countless street rods, replicas, and kit cars. Love to see some pics. David Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah pduggs87@gmail.com 17 hours ago You might check your slide roller, for the cause of the scratches on the slide bottom. The round rubber tube recessed into the roller on one of my bedroom slides, had managed to come half way out of the roller. This caused the metal roller to make direct contact with the slide bottom, scratching it and cracking the white plastic slide bottom cover. I haven’t figured out yet how to fix this. It’s a very tight space. I guess I’m going to have to slightly jack up the slide, so I can remove the old rubber on the roller and replace it. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! scottjo02 17 hours ago Thanks. really good information to remember just in case. I am printing the page to keep in my coach with the Coach Net card. Scott Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah McHughes 16 hours ago There are no rollers on the living room slide. The slide travels on a long nylon block on the floor and is dragged across it when it goes in and out. With the Teflon plates it glides on the two ends instead of the entire floor. Much less resistance. It is the diagonal scratches that confuse me. Air Leak dandick66 16 hours ago I did find a small leak at the “mini tank” and fixed it. I’m still trying to understand how the entire system works. I’ve read a lot, but I don’t think I fully understand it. Here’s what I know/think. The air compressor feeds the dryer. The dryer feeds the front tank and the front tank feeds the rear tank and what I call the mini tank. It’s the one that has the small electric compressor connected to it. I know there are check valves and valves to prevent the pressure from dropping too far so that the brakes don’t work. When I discovered the leak at the mini tank, I opened the drain valve on it and it seemed like it took a long time to drain for such a small tank. What I discovered was that when I opened the mini tank drain, it drained the mini tank, but it also took air from the front and rear tanks and lowered their pressure to 65 PSI. I did stop by the bus garage last week. When I explained the symptoms to the service manager, he immediately said I had a leaking brake chamber. He said they could look at it, but I’d be at the “back of the line”, as they have to keep their buses running and normally only work on their own stuff. I’ll check with him again this week to see when/if is a good time to bring my coach in. Something I wondered about over the weekend... when I push the brake pedal, both front and rear tanks drop pressure pretty much equally. If I had a bad brake chamber, wouldn’t I see the front or rear tank drop pressure first? Dan D 2012 Diplomat 43DFT Air Leak Ivan K 16 hours ago I agree with your thinking. The pressure drop stops because your pressure protection valve kick in to preserve air for your vital system, brakes. I would look for a leak in auxiliaries, add on systems like step cover, horns, vacuum generator, leveling and such. It helps to have air plumbing diagram and know what's feeding what past the PPV. These could be the smaller lines. Check valves are not always totally stopping a backflow either. CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR pduggs87@gmail.com 16 hours ago I’ve spent many hours working on those steps. First, the motor failed to retract the step. I could hear it running, but step didn’t move. I removed the motor and opened it up. As you say, the plastic gear had broken into many pieces. Ordered a new one from Amazon for $88. Installed it and all was well for awhile. It then suddenly failed to work altogether. No noise no movement. I checked for power to module and it was good. No power was coming out of the module however. I checked the new motor by running wires from my toad battery, and it worked perfectly. So, it’s the module. I pulled it and open it up. The circuit board was damaged. Checking the solder lines on the board for continuity, I found several not working. (Why did Monaco place this electrical component unprotected from the elements?). Bought new module on eBay for way less than new and installed it. Sadly, this still did not correct the problem. After more hours of diagnosis, I found one of the magnetic door switches was bad. Bought new ones and installed and finally all is working. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O9W90U6/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I plan to move the module to the fire wall in the generator bay, to keep it out of the elements. Replace Shock 2005 Windsor 38PDQ azlein 16 hours ago Update - I took off the old shocks and they were Monroe 557034 and 557035 (all shot). After searching the web I found a few sites that pointed me to the Bilstein shocks that were made for the RR8R chassis (24-186605 and 24-186612). Not sure how that all happened, now wondering if my Windsor has an RR8R chassis. Purchased and installed with minimum effort. Thanks for all your help!! Engine "Warning" Dash Light dandick66 16 hours ago I have the Maxxforce engine by Navistar/International, not the Cummins. However, I did some research and found the ServiceMax software on eBay for a good price. It is an older version, but I’m only concerned with my 2012 coach. I don’t care if the software has the latest version/update because my codes are not going to change. The main reason I bought the software was to reprogram my engine brake. It was set to the wrong mode and I couldn’t find anyone local that had the software or was willing to reprogram it. One place said they were worried about getting the inside dirty. I explained the it had an outside J1939 connector, too. He said no - don’t pull it into my lot. So I researched and found the software and adapter. I did the reprogramming and everything is great. I can also pull all kinds of data. I’m sure you can find an older version of Insite on eBay for a reasonable price. Also you will need some kind of J1939 adapter. I found the Dearborn adapter for a decent price on eBay. Again, it wasn’t the latest model, but it works fine on my coach. Air Leak dandick66 16 hours ago Thanks for the reply, but if I had a leak in the auxiliaries wouldn’t the pressure drop at a steady rate? Mine loses a little, but it loses a lot when the brake pedal is pushed. I did get the schematic from REV. It is in an earlier post. Do you know if I could safely clamp off the line going to the rear tank for troubleshooting purposes? I don’t want to damage the air line and I’ve looked online and couldn’t find an answer yet. Dan D, 2012 Diplomat 43DFT Hobbies vegaman19760 16 hours ago Dave sent you a private message. Any one else wants pictures or info about my Blown 1972 Ford Pinto please email me at wb2raj@aol.com Service Manuals vegaman19760 16 hours ago Dennis - thanks for the manual listing. That is a lot of effort and time on your part. There maay not be anything for me with my newer coach but I am sure others will appreciate this listing. Stay safe, Stay well. Dick Air Leak Ivan K 16 hours ago Pressure drops significantly every time you hit the brakes but should not drop more than 3 psi from that initial drop in one minute while standing on the brake. Don't know about clamping a line but if you don't need it in the picture, it can be removed from the front tank and plug the tank. Just be super careful, it was mentioned many times earlier about the coach dropping down on someone... no air in tanks, suspension supported and such. Hobbies Ivan K 15 hours ago I would like to see a timeslip with the blower Towing—a GREAT story for a change! kenandjoanne2002 15 hours ago Vanwill52. Very good information. If you could add that positive comments to "RV Service Reviews" then everyone will know who to call for excellent help. Ken Parsons 02 Dip 72707 Air Leak Dr4Film 15 hours ago The air goes from the air dryer to the Wet Side of the front tank then to dry side of the front tank then finally to the rear tank. That is so the rear tank will not have any water in it as that one is used for the rear air brakes plus the spring emergency brakes. The front tank services most of the accessories such as horn, step cover, dash vent controls, etc. s well as the front air bags and air brakes. The rear tank services the rear air bags, air brakes and spring brakes. Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Tom Cherry 14 hours ago I checked with the last of the esteemed founders and he has been posting here since Bill D started it. He laughed....."That's a NEW ONE". Was out on the road for almost 3 months in 2018. Rig sat in storage in 2019 due to health. Have been out about 4 times for several days this year. Brought Camelot home from storage. When we left home, noticed some black "flakes" on the carpet. They were thin. Anywhere from maybe 1/4 postage stamp size on down. If you have ever had the vinyl or leather on a fold over cover or notebook peel off....that is what I looks like. Best I can tell. Front HVAC fan was set to ON. Did not need it for a little bit, so the Mode Control was in the OFF. Switched it to Max Cool. Then a few more flakes blew out. Looks like it is coming from the lower left (road) vent on the Driver's side. That looks like it happened about 3 or 4 times. Stopped. OK....settled in. Got curious.....thus my trouble shooting and the comments and the question.... NOW....as a point of interest....and many more folks probably have discovered this. My Camelot has TWO vents under the driver's feet. The left one has a swivel outlet that you can push forward and throttle down. It is WAY up on the firewall.....never realized it. THEN....the the right one has a slide switch or tab so you can shut it off. You can also change the direction of the air flow. Upon more careful exploration, The vent bezel on the dash is actually threaded on. So, if you unscrew it, the rear pipe, which has the rubber hose on it, will come off. I was able to get that out. I have turned on, several times (using the ignition switch), the HVAC so that it comes on in HIGH. Nothing blows out. No flakes. I have picked up about enough flakes for maybe a 1" or slightly larger square of the flakes. Probably had 15 flakes from 1/16" to 3/8" irregular. Only one or two large ones.... The flakes are a textured vinyl on one side and then seems to have a film (adhesive) on the other side. They are NOT the same material as the rubber hose (with the plastic spring inside). My FIRST thought was that the rubber hose was disintegrating (falling apart). Nope....the rubber hose is thicker. These pieces of vinyl (?) are much thinner. They are brittle and break when you pick up or touch them. Think dry brittle tissue paper. Or, again the thickness of a thin plastic baggie. I DID find that Monaco would "cut and splice" the hose if it was too short. So, I have a splice in that line. They just pushed one end inside the other and sort of twisted and the springs meshed like a nut and bolt thread. I am reluctant to force compressed air into that line. OK....final test. With the hose removed and no kinks or binds (I can see about 4 ft of it, I cycled the ignition on and off. With the fan on HIGH and every vent closed....save the open hose....NOTHING. NADA... I have switched the HVAC to every position from VENT to DEFROST to MAX AC (recirculate). With the fresh air intake open.....nothing. With it closed (recirculate)....nothing. That's as much info and experimentation as I have done. FIRST.....has anyone else ever experienced this? If so....then did it stop or whatever.... IF it got worse, then how did you (assuming you did) fix it? I can NOT visualize or conceptualize a plenum with a Vinyl coating in the air handler....but I am NOT an auto HVAC guy. Thanks....other than that.....life is great.....might need to get a dustbuster and just keep cleaning up until it is so bad that I go further. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Bruce B 14 hours ago Thanks for edifying, I dread the day I need a tow. DirecTV bundle for sale biloxi_dad 13 hours ago Direct TV bundle works great. Selling because I switched to Dish. Bought new in 2017 from Canping World. Includes all connectors inc. 35' of coax for antenna to receiver. $300 and you pay shipping. Contact me at biloxi_dad@ yahoo.com Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Pampero 13 hours ago My muffler rotted out, so I did some research and Summit racing list a muffler for my coach WKL-21969. this muffler is a little small on the round diameter, but without taking the old one apart I figure that the clamps will tight around. I was wrong. The way the clamps are installed on my coach will not adjust to a muffler that is not 11" in diameter. The intake is a little off, but it could work, The exhaust is not centered, so it all is a waste of time and $25 + in return shipment. So I am looking in the internet to a muffler with the exact dimensions and I found out this one: https://shop.findmyrvparts.com/monaco-rv-muffler-27-inch-x-11-inch-26330N-p/190242.htm?gclid=CjwKCAjw9vn4BRBaEiwAh0muDJOst9YqyIOknw_h5zUsgFwxwY-hcGpBkrINU1Vkod2hSqpKpU07DxoCIbUQAvD_BwE&click=3309&utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=shoppingengine At $385 it is acceptable, but they want $56.00 in shipping and will not accept that I will give my business FedEx account, they could pack it and give it to them but I am guessing they making money in the shipping too. So I found this muffler: https://triplertruckparts.com/m065044-donaldson-muffler/ At $152.00 and free shipping it is much better deal. Now, I had an auto repair business for 30 years and I worked on cars for 40 years so I know that not all exhaust parts are no made equal. The life of this muffler may not be the same as the original, I am sure that will not be, but I can buy two of this one for less of one of Veuwrink's. Even though it looks pretty much like the original.. So that is my info on exhaust. I know some of you made modifications but I always tried to install original or perfect fit. William Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Robert U 13 hours ago I live in the Atlanta area. Last year when my muffler rusted out I went to Jacks Diesel and Truck Service in Marietta, Ga. They got an exact fit from a truck Parts place and installed it for about $400 out the door. I have a 2000 Dip. Bob U Hobbies vegaman19760 13 hours ago That 9.98 second 1/4 mile run was made 29 years ago back in 1992. We have moved twice since then. I have looked for my record/time books but have not found them. I have not raced the car since 1992 and it sat until 2009 when we started converting it over to the street, which took over 2 years. Below is a picture of the steering wheel and center instrument cluster lowered as we worked on the wiring Yellow light is for shift points, red light is for low oil pressure. Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Dr4Film 13 hours ago Our founder, Bill D, was always a major proponent of Aero Turbine Mufflers. I haven't had to replace mine as yet but plan to use the Aero Turbine muffler when I do. The one that you have linked to is certainly looking like an OEM replacement. Windsor 330 ICS Muffler John Haggard 13 hours ago About 4 years ago It was time for a new exhaust system. I got everything I needed from NAPA 4 miles down the road. Except the Aero Turbo resonator Instead of using a muffler I ordered a stainless Resonator for about $125. So new flexible tubing, new elbow and resonator for under $300. Time, 3 hours start to finish parked in a campground. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Cruzbill 13 hours ago Would someone describe the correct tow procedure for tag axle coaches? I've read that the only way is all wheels on a lowboy, no dolly. Hobbies Ivan K 12 hours ago Very nice, Dick! These thing are a blast. Great hobby. I used to run my white Camaro mostly 1/8 mile because of too low gearing, otherwise it went too close to 8k RPM with a BBC 540 CI. Had to lift at 1000' but stil 9.4s at only 132 MPH coasting over the line. Never had a blower but on juice. Two motors later... Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Ernest Tumbleston 12 hours ago I had something like that years ago in a car or truck. It was from some moisture that puddled in the bottom of a hose, grew black mold, dried out, flaked up and blew out the vent. I don’t know if this is your case. If you fingered them on the seat, they looked like soot as they broke apart. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 12 hours ago In deference to my mentor and good friend Bill Duckwitz, I will begin by stating, “I have no personal experience with towing a motor home on a lowboy. I have never done it, nor do I personally know anyone who has.” That being said, it is my OPINION that towing a tag axle coach by a conventional Class 8 wrecker differs little from towing any other non-tag coach. You PROBABLY need to be sure your tag axle has an air supply during the towing, so that your tag axle continues to support the weight it should. Someone else with more PERSONAL experience might chime in with other things to consider. But as to using a lowboy, it does seem as if it would be the “ultimately safe” solution. I just SUSPECT the difficulties and expense of securing that kind of tow would be formidable. For starters, neither Coach-Net nor anyone else is going to offer you that “option”. They might pay a “deductible” type amount towards your cost. However expensive towing by even a large conventional wrecker might be, towing on a lowboy would dwarf that amount. And there is no telling how many days you might have to wait for that option to be available. Advice from folks with PERSONAL experience on this forum might be your best bet. But always be able to tell the towing company the weights and dimensions they need to tow your coach without damage. And from my PERSONAL experience, I think the most important thing you will tell them is that you REQUIRE a Class 8 wrecker with a suitable stinger and cradles for your wheels…NOTHING less. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Frank McElroy 11 hours ago Tag axle coaches can be safely towed. However on tag axle coaches and coaches with air leveling systems it's critical that the leveling system be turned on and set to travel mode while being towed. If the system is turned off (or your battery goes dead), the air suspension will default to level mode and you run the risk of twisting the chassis and cracking the windshield. The air supplied from the wrecker to release the parking brakes will also supply air for the suspension. It would be good to review the towing procedure options in your coach owners manual. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Ivan K 11 hours ago Van, have they hooked up an airline for the leveling? It sounds like they would not since he caged the brakes instead? Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 11 hours ago Ivan, I told the wrecker operator it was unnecessary. I do not have air leveling and my bags will stay inflated for well over a week. Probably should have done so, just as a precaution since the coach jostled quite a bit in transit and might have activate the Hadley air leveling valves. But when he dropped it off at the truck shop, coach was still level and tanks both had over 90 PSI. Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Onthego 11 hours ago Reading the spec. On the two muffler the inlet and outlet are different the first one say the inlet & out are 4” the other one say 2.5” . I would call tripletruck parts. ? Is your muffler 4” side inlet and the outlet also 4” page 98 list muffler for Cummins model and hp https://www.donaldson.com/content/dam/donaldson/engine-hydraulics-bulk/catalogs/Exhaust/North-America/F110028-ENG/Exhaust-Product-Guide.pdf Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Ivan K 11 hours ago Thanks for the info, Van. Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Tom Cherry 10 hours ago Thanks for the prompt response. These flakes are a bit "harder", but still brittle. If you press on them against a hard surface or the palm of your hand, they will crack down the middle, but they don't dissolve. One side has a decided "Vinyl or faux leather" texture and the other side has a light residue. I don't think that is mold, but I hope that whatever flaked off has stopped. Beat goes on.... I guess that after I reassemble and drive a while we will know... Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Paul A. 10 hours ago William Try this web site. dynaflexproducts.com They are the largest manufacturer of Class 8 truck exhaust components in the U S A. Great product catalog. I purchased a Resonator from them, thru a distributor. At that time it had the best back pressure specifications. Most Class 8 truck Brand service entity's are distributors. Paul A Ceiling fold Down tv mount Bruce B 8 hours ago 2000 and up era Signatures and some Beaver products came with fold down ceiling screens that might be retrofitted. I recently removed the original TV and was able to fit a 50 inch perfectly. Its not 70 but its very nice. Slide topper tension German Red Baron 8 hours ago HI I use a Locking Oil Filter Wrench Harbor Freight part # 63696 $ 9.99 { Locks like a vise crib ] for the Slide Topper Roll Just used it this past weekend Installed Voss Toppers works great. George P.S. Thanks Chris for FAST turn Around Topper works great and LOOKS GOOD great Product Slide topper tension mrktrain 8 hours ago Thanks George - I had seen the vice grip pliers on a you tube video now I know where to get a pair. Monaco and HR twins johncvandoren@gmail.com 8 hours ago At least as far back as 2002, Windsor has a Smart Steering Wheel, whereas my 2006 Knight has the old Dumb Steering Wheel. Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Pampero 7 hours ago Gee, Thanks, I made a mistake, the price was right but the specs are wrong. I called Dynaflex, but I will need an OEM part number to have them cross out. Windsor 330 ICS Muffler jacwjames 7 hours ago I have the parts breakdown for my exhaust system. It shows the OEM part number as 2633ON but it does not give the vender. 1 Exhaust System.pdf Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Pampero 6 hours ago I am not so sure about this, Veurink's says that 2000 and 2002 Windsor are using the same exhaust muffler, but your picture shows a different one. What engine is in your coach? Thank you for the info. Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? jbret06 6 hours ago Hello Tom, I sure wish I could shed lite on this problem as I have this exact problem on my 2008 Knight. I've had the problem for over a year now and haven't been able to figure out the problem. The amount of flakes that blow through has decreased quite a bit but there are still a few small flakes that blow out. I really can't tell if this problem is affecting my cab ac air flow or not. Overall, my cab ac only rates about a 'C' grade. I'll sure be interested to see if someone else has a fix for this problem. Thanks, Jim Bradley 2008 Knight, 38PDQ Windsor 330 ICS Muffler jacwjames 6 hours ago I have the 8.3L 350 ISC. The parts page is from the Monaco website that could be accessed by RV maintenance people. Back in 2010, while they were in bankruptcy, they left a back door open. When I got on line I downloaded ~100 of pages similar to this. I have no reason to doubt it is not correct, I've used this to research and buy parts without a problem. It is somewhat generic for the model year as some pages will have part number changes based on build date and coach number. Windsor 330 ICS Muffler Onthego 6 hours ago I found this one https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wlk-21969?seid=srese1&gclid=CjwKCAjw9vn4BRBaEiwAh0muDLWSNuCX4uRS_fKehcbjM5ordXIIWESdB08q2ZX7qXFgguIztuh42hoCljwQAvD_BwE Hobbies vegaman19760 5 hours ago That 9.98 second 1/4 mile run was made 29 years ago back in 1992. We have moved twice since then. I have looked for my record/time books but have not found them. I have not raced the car since 1992 and it sat until 2009 when we started converting it over to the street, which took over 2 years. Below is a picture of the steering wheel and center instrument cluster lowered as we worked on the wiring Yellow light is for shift points, red light is for low oil pressure. Ivan. Nice Camaro . Running with a blower takes more engineering and more work. Tuning older carbs gets tricky because trying to run lean to get the most out of the engine and fuel without all that fancy instrumentation can cause really bad things to happen. And converting over to the street with a blower took a lot of returning and smaller carbs and a larger upper pulley and on and on. But no one bothers me on the street LOL. The 6/71 blower is as big as the small block. Contact me off list at wb2raj@aol.com for more pictures and info. Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Tom Cherry 4 hours ago Well, At least for me, the good thing is that I have a LOT of air (the HVAC SYSTEM....LOL) coming out. I have not noticed any drop in air flow. Quite the contrary, it seems to be doing fine. I have to top off my Freon Charge about every two years. I should do it myself, but I let the shop that does all my regular service just "Charge 'ER up..." I did shut off the two foot vents in the driver's area. I never knew they were there. With the AC, I want all I can get. I also never run it on anything but Max Air. NOW....here are some tips that I have learned.....some I get credit for and some I learned... COOLING. 2 AC's are NOT enough for a 41 Ft MH.... I doubt that the foot reduction does much to help your overall cooling. I'm talking the Roof Top's since the whole think, when I travel, is interrelated. When the temps outside are below say 85 dF, I can usually do OK with the Front HVAC. That is contingent upon having it properly charged. When it gets much above that, I switch to the Roof Tops. I think that the fuel usage for the Genny is actually less than the compressor on the engine. NOW....the BEST thing I have ever done was put in a small recirculating fan. I'm talking a cheapie. Maybe a 8" - 12" oscillating one. I have a 5 pound Dumbell weight attached to the base with a Bungee cord. I sit it right between the Co-Pilot and the Pilot's seat. Sort of aimed upward or maybe 20 degrees. I let that puppy push air. That cools the front compartment and I drive with no issues. NOW, if it is 95 or so outside, I may turn on the front HVAC to supplement. But that is usually a 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off. I also run that fan in the living area during the hot (> 85 dF outside) days. Just keeping the air moving and stirring is great. The OTHER trick (assuming you keep your filters washed) is to set the rear AC about ONE degree HIGHER than what the front is. At Bedtime, I switch the rear COOL FAN Mode to LOW. That keeps the air handler running and it keeps the rear from getting stuffy. My wife has been known to make some noise as she sleeps....so the white noise of the blower allows me to drift off. She says that it is a lot more comfortable and the bedroom stays cooler and less stuffy. The OTHER trick for heating from the FRONT HVAC is to turn the system to MAX AIR. Then turn the Temperature Control to HOT....or all the way over. There is a "shutoff" built in so that the compressor does NOT run. By running the Max Air setting, you get recirculation (sometimes humidity is an issue but not ordinarily). Shutting off the incoming cold air really keeps the front cockpit MUCH cooler. Frank McElroy also did some air checks on his front Cockpit (under and around the firewall). He used spray foam and sealed all the air leaks. He said that made a world of difference also. The final trick and this was not needed for me was to take off the vents (the swivel with the louvers) and make sure that the duct is sealed and you are not losing air to the ceiling. Monaco used two (maybe more) styles of plenums and some of the ducts were not sealed or properly installed. You can pull the vent and get in there with a good light and see if there are gaps. OH....I did also use foil tape in the housing of the two HVAC roof units. I pulled down the white covers. I made sure all the joints were sealed and such. NOW....back on point....the BLACK SNOW FLAKES. I have ordered a flexible line CellPhone (Tablet) inspection camera. I am going to probe the hose and see if I can determine WHERE it is coming from. I might find BAD NEWS....but at least I will know. That will not be done for a while. IF ANY OTHERS have the Black Snow.....Chime in.... at least I am NOT alone in the quest.... Front Chassis HVAC Blowing Black Snowflakes! ANY IDEAS??? Frank McElroy 2 hours ago Tom - Have you looked at the fresh air intake door flap on the exterior side of your dash HVAC box. It would be interesting to find out if you see any of those black flakes being sucked into the system. Yes, when we were using our coach in freezing temperatures, it was really easy to find all the air leaks from under the dash and the control panel under the drivers side window where wiring enters through the floor. When its freezing outside and your coach is heated, just turn on the vent fans. It's really easy to find air leaks that way and boy did I have air leaks! If I recall correctly, it took a couple of cans of black spray foam to seal the air leaks. Largest leak was the dash plywood up near the front cap. This was an easy fix with the generator door open and through the side access panel below the drivers side window. Sealing these air leaks made a huge difference when traveling in very hot or very cold weather. New Downloads Available 1994-1995 Signature Wiring Diagams Schematics for 1994-1995 Monaco Signature 0 comments Fault Code List Engine, ABS fault codes. Chart shows PID/SID FMI and crossover to OEM code with associated fault description. Includes Cummins, CAT, and Detroit Diesel Engines up through 2004 vintage engines b… 0 comments To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. Please send comments to newsletter@monacoers.org Copyright © 2020 Monacoers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  12. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/129-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index Towing—a GREAT story for a change! dl_racing427 23 hours ago Black tank spray nozel plugged, service Jeff H 19 hours ago Black tank spray nozel plugged, service John Haggard 18 hours ago A.C. duct blockage pduggs87@gmail.com 18 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 17 hours ago WelDex Camera System No Power Steven P 17 hours ago Air Leak Steven P 17 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 16 hours ago Black tank spray nozel plugged, service mrktrain 16 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 16 hours ago WelDex Camera System No Power RVKnight 16 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah McHughes 15 hours ago Service Manuals Dennis H 14 hours ago Hobbies vegaman19760 14 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah Chargerman 14 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 13 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light vanwill52 13 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 13 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 12 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 12 hours ago Loose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature hanggiloren 12 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light vanwill52 12 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 12 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 11 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light Frank McElroy 11 hours ago Loose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 11 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 10 hours ago Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 10 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light Frank McElroy 10 hours ago Monaco and HR twins saflyer 9 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 9 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount Stingraysteve 9 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount Bo Neece 9 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light Frank McElroy 8 hours ago Monaco and HR twins Chad Y 8 hours ago Monaco and HR twins Gary M 8 hours ago Ceiling fold Down tv mount bklaes 7 hours ago Couches available - Atlanta Area whugh35 7 hours ago Dometic Penguine Low Profile 15,000 BTU AC - NEW whugh35 7 hours ago CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR Tom Cherry 7 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability whugh35 6 hours ago Monaco and HR twins Chuck B 5 hours ago Monaco and HR twins saflyer 5 hours ago Monaco and HR twins Chuck B 5 hours ago Monaco and HR twins saflyer 5 hours ago Monaco and HR twins ljrambler 4 hours ago RF Mogul EAGLE RE-1 Controller Vilsis-Coach 4 hours ago Monaco and HR twins Gary M 3 hours ago Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 3 hours ago Couches available - Atlanta Area Steven P 3 hours ago New Posts Towing—a GREAT story for a change! dl_racing427 23 hours ago If you're going to remove axles to tow, be sure to remove BOTH axles. Removing only one axle will result in the spider gears spinning MUCH MUCH FASTER than they were ever designed to do, and with no lubrication to boot. The spider gears and cross shaft will quickly be damaged by this practice, necessitating a complete differential tear-down for repair. $$$ Plus, once a spider gear seizes to the cross shaft, it's going to start spinning your driveshaft, and probably damage your transmission as well. Black tank spray nozel plugged, service Jeff H 19 hours ago Hello, Is that picture behind the wet bay panel? I assumed the panel on my 06 Diplomat will have to come out which looks like a bit of a chore. Black tank spray nozel plugged, service John Haggard 18 hours ago Im fortunate that Monaco used a quick connect coupler. Or someone retrofit it. We use ours every dump so I wanted it working efficiently. The guages all work quite well. Always have. I did re solder one wire several y No This is on the passenger side. Opposite of the wet bay. A.C. duct blockage pduggs87@gmail.com 18 hours ago My bedroom AC unit was acting up recently. It would initially put out cold air, but after a few minutes the air turned lukewarm. The DW was not pleased and as she has tended to do, demanded I take the coach to a repair shop. Well, I’m not doing that. I noticed no condensation dripping from the outside AC drain line. It must be blocked. I snaked the drain line under the coach without success. Then I opened the inside vent and could visibly see the plastic drain line. I squeezed it all along it’s length by hand, while the unit was running. I could see mold was inside the drain line. Very shortly thereafter, water was draining on the ground from the outside drain line. Easy fix. Later I removed all three AC shrouds and poured a mixture of bleach and water into all the drains. Then ran the ACs to drain it out. All seems good now Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 17 hours ago I've heard that same thing on another forum. I think it is a "1% probability" thing. I've read hundreds of posts about people being towed, and no one ever mentioned having any difficulty towing with one axle removed. Is it true that the spider gears spin faster? Yes. Is it likely to cause a problem? No. The fellow that towed me had a large collection of axle caps, but not TWO of any one of them. I would like to hear from those who have had their coaches towed with an axle removed--"Did you have any problems resulting from the single axle removal?" WelDex Camera System No Power Steven P 17 hours ago Garland, I have an 06 Diplomat and was recently sent this. Tim may have already sent it to you? My weldex screen went out and for troubleshooting it I plugged the rca cables into a tv and could see again, so replaced my monitor. You can try plugging in each camera to a tv to narrow down the problems. I have an intermittently working left and rear camera. Monaco Camera Wiring Diagrams.pdf Air Leak Steven P 17 hours ago I had 3 fittings on my front air tank leaking. You could hear one and soapy water found the other 2. My pressure would hold for brake tests, but I'd be at zero overnight. Replaced those 3 fittings and now all is well. Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 16 hours ago I get one on my 06 Dip with the 400isl Cummins. My scan gauge gives me a code that I searched and found related to a voltage spike. I have a feeling my alternator regulator may be going bad. Black tank spray nozel plugged, service mrktrain 16 hours ago My spray nozzle quit working on my 06 Dip. I found it on top of the black tank from the access panel on the curb side, it was glued in place. I prayed it out and the jets were plugged solid. Lesson: use the spray every time you dump. I out the jets slightly laeger, used silicone sealant and no more problems. Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 16 hours ago HELP! I'm supposed to be hitting the road with friends for a few days of RVing. I wanted to open the RV (2009 Monaco Dynasty) for easy loading. Three of my slides opened just fine. The bedroom passenger slide out does not want to open. It makes a sound, almost like a gushing sound but does not move. I cannot tell exactly where the sound is coming from. I don't see any visible fluid leaks...but also not sure I'm looking in the right areas. I'm attempting to check fuses and such, but again not sure exactly where to look. Also, I appear to have power to all other systems. Engine and Chassis batteries are charged and the generator is running, and supporting the full electrical load of the coach. Thanks for any suggestions. WelDex Camera System No Power RVKnight 16 hours ago Thank this appears to be the same issue. The diagram will be very helpful. Much appreciated, Garland G Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah McHughes 15 hours ago Added 50a Progressive Industries EMS Added lock box to propane bay with a full set of keys. Just in case. Replaced the 1/8" thick living room slide glides with 1/4" Teflon. Who ever installed the original glides used sealant to bulge up the plastic glide between the screws so the screw heads wouldn't rub. A real mess. I've noticed that some Beaver and Safari's have these glides. Seems most don't. Don't know if this was done at the factory, a warranty repair or afterwards by some shop. These Teflon glides keep the entire floor from dragging/scraping while going in and out. Haven't figured out why the bottom of the slide is so scratched up. Service Manuals Dennis H 14 hours ago While not Monaco specific, the attached link is for service manuals for much of the added equipment in our coaches. These manuals are in .pdf format and can be downloaded free....Dennis SERVICE MANUALS Hobbies vegaman19760 14 hours ago Due to some physical problems I retired at age 42 and that retired me from my drag racing hobby as a driver. But I was able to continue in drag racing for many years as an engine builder and crew member turning wrenches and washing parts. I have spent 2 years converting my Blown 1972 Ford Pinto drag car to a Pavement Pounding Street Car for cruise nights and car shows. I am also a Ham Radio Operator and have communicated with every country on earth except North Korea. I have been involved with home computers since 1978. I still follow the Space Program as I worked on Project Apollo from 1966 to 1970 in which we put Man on the Moon with slide rules of which I still have three in my desk drawer. I am co-contributor to a book on the History of the United Stated Space Program. Stay safe, Stay well. Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah Chargerman 14 hours ago Ya. My wife says the same thing but it’s going to happen in a couple years. I enjoy working on improvements to my coach too but after owning it for 5 years now I’m having a hard time finding things to do. Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 13 hours ago If the hydraulic pump is running and the led light next to the fuse labelled rear P/S out on the multiplex module comes on when you press the out button on the multiplex keypad, then you likely have a sticking valve on the hydraulic pump manifold. These valves are easily accessible by removing the step well storage bin. Just loosen the pressure release screw and the slide will likely move out a few inches then retighten. The slide will likely move out like normal. Valve 2E is the slide release valve for my coach. Engine "Warning" Dash Light vanwill52 13 hours ago Steven, what code number did you get? I recently had one that showed on my VMSpc as "251--Power Supply Data Invalid". The Cummins code was 434. Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 13 hours ago This is a pic. But I don't think its a Cummins code. The first time it popped up, we called Cummins and they said it wasn't theirs. I may be wrong though. Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 12 hours ago Thank you for that. Makes sense. In further diagnosing I’ve discovered a hydraulic leak. I can see where the fluid is gushing out. I do not know where the hydraulic pump is. Does anyone know? Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 12 hours ago On mine, you remove the small bin under the entry step. The last step is hinged and the bin is below the step. Hydraulic system is under that small bin. Actually I just leave out the plastic bin holding screws to make it easier to gain access to the hydraulic pump and valves. Loose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature hanggiloren 12 hours ago This brings up a lesson I learned. Used to use wooden match sticks or tooth picks along with glue to fill elongated holes. Someone taught me to use bamboo food skewers. Break off what you need and fill the hole along with a good wood glue. Works much better. Bamboo is a hard wood and very strong. I use this trick on my cabinet door hinges along with longer screws. Works well. Engine "Warning" Dash Light vanwill52 12 hours ago If you know someone with a Cummins engine manual for your particular engine, their fault code list gives the "generic" SID or PID codes, along with the Cummins code numbers. My SID 251 crossed to Cummins 434. Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 12 hours ago That's good to know. I have a diesel shop nearby. I will see what I can find out. Thank you. Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 11 hours ago Apparently mine as well! Great, thank you. I’ve gained access. And loosened the screws....but myself and another adult haven’t been able to budge the slide yet. Engine "Warning" Dash Light Frank McElroy 11 hours ago Code 223-3 translates to either Cummins code 293 or 297. You would need Cummins Insite software to know which one. Code 293 is fault for aux temperature sensor input #1. Code 297 is fault for aux pressure sensor input #2. Both of those Cummins codes will display 223-3. Loose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 11 hours ago Great comment about using bamboo skewers. Going to put some in my tool box. Thank you. Pat Passenger rear slide won't extend Frank McElroy 10 hours ago You may not have the correct valve extend solenoid or you did not turn it far enough to pull the pintle off the seat to allow hydraulic fluid to flow. You can turn the pressure release nut up to 4 1/2 revolutions but no more or you could damage the solenoid. Passenger rear slide won't extend RVingShawn 10 hours ago At this point I’ve placed a call for a service tech. Well, actually I had called earlier for a technician, but continued to tinker. I was able to see hydraulic fluid gushing out of a conduit behind the slide in the bedroom....only visible by crawling into the closet. So I know the line is “damaged” somewhere in the conduit. I can’t get to it enough because the slide is in. I can’t get the slide out with two adult males. I will admit, I’m unable to fix this. Sadly it ruined the COVID escape little get away planned, but so be it. I’m glad at least that I was able to deduce what I did. Thank you for your help. Engine "Warning" Dash Light Frank McElroy 10 hours ago For future reference, I posts one of the better list of PID/SID FMI fault codes and how they map over to OEM fault codes. Covers, Cat, Cummins, DD and our ABS systems. Monaco and HR twins saflyer 9 hours ago Does anyone know the equivalent Monaco model of my 2005 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 40 PLQ? Thanks, Ed Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 9 hours ago Frank, this is from Scan Gauge D's manual. I'm not sure about the 223, but the 3 under FM implies the voltage reading is too high? This is what I came across looking at Cummins isl 400 codes--this site at least, does not show a 223. I looked in the manual you shared, @Frank McElroy, and it's dated 2004 and my engine is 2006 so I am not sure if it correlates. But this is all new to me and I am still learning all of this and appreciate all input. Ceiling fold Down tv mount Stingraysteve 9 hours ago I am trying to find a ceiling fold down mount for a 70" tv. Anyone have any ideas on where to shop? thanks, steve Ceiling fold Down tv mount Bo Neece 9 hours ago Try these guys. https://www.morryde.com/products-cat/motorhomes/ Engine "Warning" Dash Light Frank McElroy 8 hours ago Steve - When looking up Cummins fault codes you need to use the Cummins fault code number. 223 is not a Cummins Number - it is a PID/SID number. A 223-3 code maps over to either Cummins number 293 or 297. So, using the other file for troubleshooting cummins fault codes, 297 pops up on page 65. It is for the OEM Pressure Sensor Circuit. But I would first use the Cummins Insite software to determine the exact Cummins fault code directly and then if you verified its actually fault code 297, follow the Cummins Troubleshooting procedure page 265 to resolve the issue. Monaco and HR twins Chad Y 8 hours ago Ed I believe the Monaco Knight is the sister coach to your Ambassador. Chad Monaco and HR twins Gary M 8 hours ago I believe the Ambassador is equal to the Knight. Endeavor and Diplomat are equal. Pretty sure but not positive. Found this on the internet! Only 7 compared to 8 Monaco’s Holiday Rambler Pecking Order Navigator Imperial Scepter Endeavor SE Endeavor Ambassador Neptune Monaco Pecking Order Signature Executive Dynasty Windsor Camelot Diplomat Knight Cayman Ceiling fold Down tv mount bklaes 7 hours ago Great site. Couches available - Atlanta Area whugh35 7 hours ago Not sure how to remove a posting.. but this has sold Dometic Penguine Low Profile 15,000 BTU AC - NEW whugh35 7 hours ago I have two new in the box, unopened, unregistered 15,000 BTU AC Units. Due to COVID, these are not available on the open market. I purchased these and planned to install, my old AC units are working fine and I"m thinking about selling my coach. So, 2 brand new units and the 10 button Thermostat for sale. I saw one for sale on Amazon of the few left for sale,.. it was $1533 --- I will sell both and thermostat for $2300 - you arrange shipping. Contact me if interested - I'm north of Atlanta. whughwhite@gmail.com 678-325-9178 CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR Tom Cherry 7 hours ago I am usually a FIX it at the lowest cost. BUT, I did find out a few things. All the "Motors" out there may not be the same. I ordered an Ebay 300-1406. The eBay ad had it labeled with the OEM tag an label. What I got were NOT IT. I got a generic motor. OK....shiny and new....but hey....let's try that.... First up. There ARE differences in the motors. TomV48, your fix works. My 2 hours of frustration were not acceptable. I am usually tenacious....in that it was designed and it was working before. IF I put back in the SAME OEM motor, it should work. I finally gave up. When you put in the gear shaft into the pivot plate or the teardrop shaped lower plate....then mated or meshed the gears, you have to do some funky things. I got the shaft in. I meshed the gears. I used a small screwdriver and had the bolt holes lined up. I used a medium flat blade screwdriver that then seated the top and bottom bushings. NOW....I realigned the holes. If you are looking up and from the bottom and directly under the step, the three locating holes are on the front. SO....the gear shaft is like the center of a clock. You have a hole at 12:00, 3:00 and 6:00. I started the bolt and engaged, barely, the 12:00 bolt. BINGO, the plate then rotated a few degrees. SO NOW the 3:00 and the 6:00 holes are not lined up. I used a screwdriver and awl and got them centered. BUT, the holes in the NEW motor or the meshing of the gears makes the two hole....off maybe 0.050". They are wider and also not on the same radius. I fussed and fumed and was NEVER able to get the bolts to engage. I am an old Manufacturing Engineer and I would have specified "pilot point" bolts. NOPE....they are not even tapered threads. If the bolt is not in the dead center of the welded threaded insert....no engagement. I notified the vendor. OH...he said. Does YOUR motor have the black plastic or rubber cap on the end? Yes it does. OK, then the motor that I sent you MIGHT NOT WORK. NO LIE.... Bottom line....I did NOT want to drill out the motor bosses nor the holes in the mounting plate. I did not want to take OFF the mounting plate. It came off easily and I slipped it back in. IT LINES UP. Then, I lucked out. Camping World has the OEM motor....or it shows on the webpage. I called my local CW guy. YES...it is on SALE. OK...$150 is more than the aftermarket, but I don't want to fritz around with it. I want it aligned and centered as if it works loose, then you have a sloppy motor moving around and the steps will be unreliable. SO....I chose.....Put in a REAL OEM motor. CW says they have it. The cost of the labor is $135. Guess WHAT......they get to see if THEIR motor works for less than $300. I am usually pretty handy and also a "gee....what does it take to make it work...." type of guy. But, after staying under there for about 3 hours and no JOY..... I quit. So, CW gets their shot. That's my solution now......as the say.... I ORDINARILY DO IT MYSELF....but sometimes I have "People" to do the jobs that I don't have time for or just want done... I can hold my own with electrical, electronics and general "wrench turning". If had had the time, then maybe....but i don't want to ever crawl under that step again and spend that much time only to have to drill, ream, cajole, etc....and then it is comes loose or is not properly in place....have the steps be sloppy. On the road. When CW fixes it in a few weeks, will report back. Thanks for all the insight.... Penquin AC Unit Availability whugh35 6 hours ago I have 2 brand new Dometic Penguin Low Profile 15,000 BTU units... AC only - (no heat pump) in box, never opened. Had planned to install but have now decided to sell my RV and not install these. If interested, I prefer to sell both units and thermostat - $2300 + you arrange shipping. Thanks, Hugh whughwhite@gmail.com 678-325-9178 Monaco and HR twins Chuck B 5 hours ago The equivalent is a 2005 Windsor. Monaco and HR twins saflyer 5 hours ago Thanks, Ed Which order are they in? Best on top or bottom? Ed Monaco and HR twins Chuck B 5 hours ago Ed, you are the first person I know of to say thank you for a answer to a question. I appreciate that. Monaco and HR twins saflyer 5 hours ago So, I’ve got Knight and Windsor. Can anyone break the tie? Ed Monaco and HR twins ljrambler 4 hours ago Yes, endeavor and Diplomat are the same as are ambassador and knight. I have a 2004 endeavor. Sure this is correct. Which model do you have? Thanks, glad to reply to your inquiry RF Mogul EAGLE RE-1 Controller Vilsis-Coach 4 hours ago SOLD, thanks to the buyer Monaco and HR twins Gary M 3 hours ago Windsor is way above Ambassador Engine "Warning" Dash Light Steven P 3 hours ago Thank you. I think I'm gonna go see the mechanic next. How hard is it to get software to read the coach's codes? Other than the Scangauge. Couches available - Atlanta Area Steven P 3 hours ago Congrats. I have a 68" cloth sleeper couch for sale. Can I ask what you got for it? How did you end up selling it? Monaco and HR twins David White 3 hours ago Knight and Ambassador are the same. Windsor was equal to the Imperial in that year. Monaco and HR twins saflyer 2 hours ago Sorry. I see now I left out Ambassador in my original post and just said Holiday Rambler 40 PLQ. Makes a big difference in the question. i do my best proofreading after I hit send. Unfortunately I didn’t even catch it then. Thanks all for bearing with me. Ed New Downloads Available 1994-1995 Signature Wiring Diagams Schematics for 1994-1995 Monaco Signature 0 comments Fault Code List Engine, ABS fault codes. Chart shows PID/SID FMI and crossover to OEM code with associated fault description. Includes Cummins, CAT, and Detroit Diesel Engines up through 2004 vintage engines b… 0 comments To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. Please send comments to newsletter@monacoers.org Copyright © 2020 Monacoers, Inc. 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  13. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/128-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index 110 volt to TV Tim503 20 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature Tim503 20 hours ago Black tank spray nozel plugged, service John Haggard 19 hours ago Black tank spray nozel plugged, service John Haggard 19 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature pwhittle 17 hours ago Monaco Emblem jimclark44 16 hours ago Windsor Logo jaddison711 15 hours ago Dish or Direct rpasetto 15 hours ago 110 volt to TV Chuck B 14 hours ago 110 volt to TV John Haggard 13 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah Chuck D 12 hours ago 110 volt to TV daveyjo 11 hours ago 110 volt to TV Chuck B 10 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah pduggs87@gmail.com 9 hours ago Console Panel Fix Pampero 8 hours ago Hobbies Pampero 8 hours ago Console Panel Fix BWatters 7 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 7 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature Paul A. 7 hours ago 110 volt to TV Ray Davis 6 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Ivan K 5 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah Chargerman 5 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Frank McElroy 4 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah McHughes 4 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Bruce B 4 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 4 hours ago Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Ivan K 4 hours ago CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR TomV48 3 hours ago Great truck shop in Cumming, GA vanwill52 3 hours ago Metal roof seam reseal TomV48 3 hours ago Black tank spray nozel plugged, service Tim503 3 hours ago Black tank spray nozel plugged, service John Haggard 2 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 2 hours ago Great truck shop in Cumming, GA K9 Exec 2 hours ago Monaco Emblem johncvandoren@gmail.com 1 hour ago New Posts 110 volt to TV Tim503 20 hours ago Mine has two breaker panels. One is for plug in or generator and it has: Front AC Back AC Water Heater Washing machine or Dishwasher with a GFCI breaker in the box The other panel has 6 breakers and some have GFCI on the receptacle and one have the GFCI in the breaker box. Bedroom and engine heater with a GFCI in the box Bathroom and basement with GFCI in bathroom Refrigerator and plug by the recliner or work desk. No GFCI Microwave no GFCI Kitchen plugs with GFCI in the front plug. This would also power the ice maker. The plugs in the ceiling cabinets which mine are curb side (I have two) and the front plug in the front cap. No GFCI. The meter for AC voltage has its own wire that comes out of the main breaker panel and does not have a breaker to control it. Not sure if it is A or B side. All of your AC electrical power should come out of those panels. There should not be any AC 120 volt wiring in any of the 12 volt panels. The power in front also powered equipment so you could watch TV in the bedroom while moving. I think you need to start in the inverter panel and turn the breakers off then on because some times it is hard to see if they tripped. If you don't have them labeled on the door I would do that too. My original inverter was Xantec Freedom that had two inputs and two outputs so the six circuits would be 3 on the A and 3 on the B side but the battery charger in the unit was on the A side.only. Good luck Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature Tim503 20 hours ago The backing for these are about 1/2 inch if the mirror was mounted into the backing board. You should be able to see how they mounted stuff looking in the generator compartment or looking at the back cap. The way they attached my headlamps was pretty much baling wire. You could also use the toothpick trick or similar wood filler if you didn't want to glue it. Put a little glue on the wood filler to hold it and use the original screws. Black tank spray nozel plugged, service John Haggard 19 hours ago Monaco made this such a simple job. Great access. Release quick connect on water line Back out screen filter , spray nozzle basket Flush. Reverse procedure. 15 minutes start to finish, At most. Black tank spray nozel plugged, service John Haggard 19 hours ago Monaco made this such a simple job. Great access. Release quick connect on water line Back out screen filter , spray nozzle basket Flush. Reverse procedure. 15 minutes start to finish, At most. Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature pwhittle 17 hours ago Our 2005 Signature has some of those screws converted to bolts and nuts with fender washers. Paul Monaco Emblem jimclark44 16 hours ago This what I ordered from REV about 4 months ago. 6.5" X 4.5" 10115987 / 03213707 / EMBLEM, MONACO SHIELD OVAL SMLABS E Cost was $39 and change with shipping and tax. Windsor Logo jaddison711 15 hours ago Hey Pampero— You might want to try www.domednumbers.com They specialize in marine lettering but I’ve had lots of great work done by them for my Diplomat too. They are awesome to work with and can setup artwork simply by a picture. It’s worth a shot! Good Luck! Josh Addison 2005 Diplomat 40’ Dish or Direct rpasetto 15 hours ago I found out that it' possible to convert most DirecTV Traveler antennas to Dish. Winegard's info on doing the conversion is good, as is their online tech support. It took about 2 hours to do the conversion on our new-to-us 05 Sig. That includes hooking up and activating my receiver as well as carrying the DirecTV LNB and related parts to my garage. By the way, I now have the "kit" to convert back to DTV, which I don't think I will any time soon. If someone has Winegard DirecTV Traveler that was converted to Dish and wants to convert it back, let me know by PM. (Winegard says it is not possible to convert a Traveler that was originally a dish model to DTV with these parts.) 110 volt to TV Chuck B 14 hours ago All depends on how your inverter charger is wired. There is dual in, dual out which Requires a Sub Panel. There is dual in, single out. Single in, dual out. All is depending on year, make, and model of the coach. Check your inverter manual for wiring examples. So one might say we are comparing apples to oranges. It helps if one lists the coach they are referring to. 110 volt to TV John Haggard 13 hours ago O.P. must be on the road. Or have the issue fixed. Hope so. Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah Chuck D 12 hours ago Mike, you continue to AMAZE!!! Ps I'd like to drive down to your place and get the rear cross-bars installed. The Watts-Link we installed at Quartzsite helped a bunch and it's about time to go to the next step. 110 volt to TV daveyjo 11 hours ago I assume your ignition is off. If you remove the fuse, the relay lets power go to the TV, but if the relay is stuck open, removing the fuse won't help. 110 volt to TV Chuck B 10 hours ago ??? My posts are posted under the assumption the the circuit is working correctly. Just trying to point members in the right direction instead of trying to confuse folks. Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah pduggs87@gmail.com 9 hours ago Great thread. Thanks. Console Panel Fix Pampero 8 hours ago For less than 100 bucks Custom instrument panel is the way to go. I had mine totally done. Hobbies Pampero 8 hours ago Hi Ivan, You got my point. You love to work on cars and hate computers. I hate work on cars I love to do video editing and video recording. Console Panel Fix BWatters 7 hours ago I'm sorry to say that I last checked this site for responses a couple days after my original post (6/10) and there were none, so I proceeded with my own resolution. And today (7/25) is the first time I've received a notice that someone had responded, and today I see many responses! So thanks to all for all the great ideas, and I see some have been creative and done a professional job of restoration. As someone stated, it's a bad design as this brake knob will sometimes takes a lot of pressure. I ended up cutting the bad section out and replacing it with a piece of aluminum (picture of before and after attached). Much sturdier than the original and good enough for a safe travel season. Long term we'll keep the custom panel option in mind. Thanks again for all the suggestions! Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 7 hours ago On Jun 3 2020, I had to be towed from an RV park in Dillard, GA to a repair shop I trusted in Cumming, GA. The shop was MTR Fleet Services. That is approximately 94 miles. I called Coach-Net. I’ve been a member for many years, but have never used them. I explained that my problem was with the ECM of the coach and there was no point in towing it to any shop that did not have INSITE (Cummins Engine Diagnostics) software. They agreed, which pleasantly surprised me. The towing company was United Towing from Alpharetta, GA. I spoke to them and gave them all pertinent information—coach length, weight, height, number of axles, air suspension, air brakes, automatic transmission. The most important thing I stressed to them was that NOTHING less than a Class 8 wrecker could do this job, and that it must have a stinger at least 7’ long with “cradles” for the coach’s wheels. I did not want it towed by attaching anything to the front axle. I had heard too many horror stories that resulted from that method of securing the coach to the wrecker’s stinger. Raymond was the driver. He was a pleasant, professional fellow who obviously had a great deal of experience towing very heavy vehicles. He crawled under the coach and “caged” the parking brakes. The driveshaft had cap bolts that were difficult to remove, so he promptly removed an axle. In no time, Raymond had the front tires in the cradles and was ready to leave. The long drive was uneventful. I followed in my tow vehicle to the destination. Jason Martin, owner of MTR Fleet Services, greeted Raymond as he pulled in with my coach. It was obvious they knew each other well. Jason later told me I had “one of the best and the safest” wrecker operators he had ever known. My thanks to Coach-Net, Raymond from United Towing, and Jason Martin of MTR Fleet Services. There is much more to say about the excellent, above-and-beyond service I got from MTR. I’ll do that in another post. Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature Paul A. 7 hours ago I had success with fender washers as well. Paul A 110 volt to TV Ray Davis 6 hours ago A short time later he posted that the whole front was dead . I actually had dead electrical to the front and pass slide . What I discovered was that power from my kitchen breaker traveled to the TV receptacle first then it branched off and fed the rest of the front finally making its way back to my kitchen slide . I and others assumed it traveled to the slide first since the breakers are near by . Mine is an 03 Windsor so your 2000 may be different Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Ivan K 5 hours ago Good to see "they" exist. Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah Chargerman 5 hours ago Mile What are you going to do with yourself when you can’t find anything to improve or fix? Nice work and thanks for sharing! Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Frank McElroy 4 hours ago Excellent information. Thanks for sharing. Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah McHughes 4 hours ago Jeeesus, I don't know. Wife has said I can't get another coach.. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Bruce B 4 hours ago What does it mean, "removed an axle"? Do you have a photo of the backend of the coach when in tow position? Thanks Towing—a GREAT story for a change! vanwill52 4 hours ago Bruce, the rear hubs on all large trucks are "full-floating". The drive axle supports no weight. If you remove a drive axle, it has the same effect as uncoupling the driveshaft--the pinion does not turn. It is common accepted practice that doing either (remove axle or uncouple driveshaft) is sufficient to keep from damaging a transmission. Picture is after removing the axle and prior to bolting on a "dummy" plastic cap to keep the oil from running out. Towing—a GREAT story for a change! Ivan K 4 hours ago This is what the removed axle looks like. Just don't forget to take it with you 😁 CoachStep REPAIR INFORMATION - FIXED - MOTOR TomV48 3 hours ago New Tom here, I was able to buy a replacement for mine by asking auto parts clerk for a window motor for 1995 F150 (looks like might be same for all F Pick ups for about 10 years) left and right are different so she brought be both to choose from. The mount points on the UP SIDE were too tall, by 1/4 inch. They were plastic to two seconds with a grinder and bingo. $32 Chinese motor replacement. Lots of plastic but hey now I know $32 bucks anywhere I travel is cheap. Only thing wrong was the inner plastic hex interface to drive the outer Metal gear was stripped. Could fix with a 1/16 inch drill and piece of 1/16th diameter nail or wire so I kept the old one for future parts Great truck shop in Cumming, GA vanwill52 3 hours ago On Jun 3 2020, I had to be towed from an RV park in Dillard, GA to a repair shop I trusted in Cumming, GA. The shop was MTR Fleet Services. That is approximately 94 miles. I wanted to be towed to this particular shop because I suspected (later confirmed) I had an ECM problem and a shop without Cummins INSITE software would only be guessing at what the problem was. My friend Paul Whittle had recommended MTR, and Jason personally. Paul had taken his coach to Jason on a few previous occasions and spoke highly of him—competent service, fairly priced, and prompt attention. Paul and I do almost all our own work, but there are times when it’s nice to have a heavy-truck shop do a job that is either physically too large, or beyond your expertise. Jason could not get to my unscheduled job right away. It is a very busy shop, and I had no appointment. But he moved my coach to a safe location and powered it with an extension cord. He was very vigilant about checking that the coach was always plugged in. I still had food in the fridge from the trip. Jason, with INSITE, quickly diagnosed a nearly-dead ECM. New ECM’s, to my knowledge, are no longer available and Cummins can only provide you a “remanufactured” ECM. Those of you familiar at the board level with electronic devices know that “remanufactured” means USED and repainted…MAYBE tested in some way or another. And for older engines like mine, they usually do not have an ECM in stock, and must get it from a distribution center somewhere. When the replacement ECM arrived, it could not be loaded with all the “vehicle specific” parameters. They are normally downloaded from the existing ECM. But my ECM had suffered a catastrophic failure and INSITE reported “All ECM data lost”. Jason’s expertise and experience showed itself. He used the engine serial number to find the dealer in Coburg, OR that sold the engine to Monaco. Those dealers are required to keep data like the parameters for a very long time. The dealer emailed the parameter list. For some reason, the parameter list would not load properly, and Jason personally DROVE the ECM to the Cummins dealer about 30 miles away. The dealer had great difficulty but finally got the parameters loaded. Once a replacement ECM was installed, the coach started instantly. Jason and I both thought we were about at the finish line. However, another problem arose. A long-standing fault code that I’d had for years popped up. It was Cummins Fault Code 434, indicating power supply problems at the ECM, either while running or when being shut down. Chasing down the reason for that fault code would consume another two weeks. During that time, Jason always advised me of the situation each time he had more news. HE called ME. I did not have to call him. We both pondered the possible reasons for the fault code and discussed it at length. I was pleasantly surprised that he was at least open to the possibility that the customer might have some technical expertise, and also might be familiar with any peculiar anomalies of the coach. During the time it took to find the problem, I became very impressed with the methodical cause-and-effect, if this—then that, diagnostic thought process Jason had. We bounced ideas off one another chasing an elusive intermittent problem. Jason finally found what we still think was the problem. I say “think” because the only way you know you’ve solved an intermittent problem is when you have not had it for a very long time. I’ll need a lot of road miles to be totally convinced the problem is solved. I’ll explain the apparent problem in another thread… Because this post is not so much about solving a problem as it is pointing out a truly exceptional shop and shop owner. From Day One, Jason made me feel I was a very valued customer, even though most shops would rather not work on motor homes. His habit of calling me to give me “updates” is something I have never experienced anywhere. Usually one calls and hopes to get to talk to someone knowledgeable about your repair. And when it was obvious that the cost of this repair would be far in excess of what either of us thought, I could see Jason go into “economy” mode. He tried (and succeeded) in keeping the cost of everything to a bare minimum. Knowing the ACTUAL time Jason and his shop had in the job, I don’t see how he made any money on this job. But he was always adamant that it be done right and with a quality of repair he could accept. He had a philosophy that is undoubtedly true, “If you do a job, no matter how large the bill, if the truck comes back even once because the repair failed, you’ve lost all you could ever hope to make on the job.” And on top of it all, Jason and I became friends. I’m looking forward to share dinner with him at his house the next time I’m near his shop…possibly going with him to church. This young man and his wife are both great human beings of character and deep faith. Were it not for the 300 miles to his shop, no one but him would ever work on my coach again. MTR Motor Fleet Services 2520 Jake Drive Cumming, GA 30028 678-947-9088 Home Jason Martin, Owner Metal roof seam reseal TomV48 3 hours ago I hired it done as my knees are not up to kneeling any more. Same coach and same reason. I was about to install 6 -- 100 watt panels and wanted to never have to remove them for roof work Lots of work to peel off the old decaying tape. Found a guy in So-Calif who does only roof work. He washed/scrub -brushed the old tape, and scrubbed the whole roof well, after scuffing and brushing the old tape and sealed areas. Then wiped with solvent. He masked off the areas to be sealed and then used a two part Rubber that was toxic enough that it is not available in California. He wore a Serious looking Respirator despite being 12 feet up in a good breeze. Painted on a heavy layer in all sealed areas. Let it partial cure then pulled the masking so it would not become permanent. Says the Rubber is warranted for 10 years. But who knows. I have a picture of the can somewhere. Claimed the stuff cost him $135 a gal and he had to go out of California to buy it. Looks great feels great. Only time will tell. 600 watts of solar works like a charm Black tank spray nozel plugged, service Tim503 3 hours ago My 98 has a little different with the squeeze connectors that cannot be taken apart and put back on. I take it the part going into the tank is unscrewed to get to the basket? The basket is mounted on the inside of the tank? I have hardly used mine and believe it could be plugged. BTW you should glue the foil on your tanks back onto them to keep them from ripping and also for accurate readings. I think i may have mixed up some epoxy when I did mine. Black tank spray nozel plugged, service John Haggard 2 hours ago Im fortunate that Monaco used a quick connect coupler. Or someone retrofit it. We use ours every dump so I wanted it working efficiently. The guages all work quite well. Always have. I did re solder one wire several years ago on the fresh water tank. But I did trim the tape back and overlaped the edges with some 3M tape that I had. Thanks for the good observations 👍 Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 2 hours ago I'd like to thank all of you that responded to this issue. Think we'll try the nuts and bolts. That is if I can climb this 80 year old body under the dash. Great truck shop in Cumming, GA K9 Exec 2 hours ago Van, That is awesome to hear! I am fortunate enough to have been trained by some of the brightest and finest in the industry, and do most of my own repairs. I have friends that work on Cat, Cummins, Detroit, Allison and so on with 18 bay shops and know what they are doing. I am concerned when I venture out of the area, and get stuck on the side of the road, that I am fortunate enough to run into an ethical shop with a Jason. 🙂 I had a tow west of Dallas five years ago, or so, 60 miles to a Dallas shop was $720. A week In the shop, 2 injectors later was $6,000.00. I was taken to the cleaners for sure, but that wasn’t the end of it. I made it 300 miles to Lubbock and had those injectors fail. A new 6 pack and I was rolling at an out of pocket cost of $6,100.00. Never had another issues. I always say if you have 1 injector fail, you will most likely going to replacing more in the near future, so while you are at the shop- have them al replaced and warranted. If you are able to, I would try to review his shop on Google and any applicable sites as well. An honest review is worth its weight in gold, he will be forever grateful. I wish you success on your repair and many thousands of miles trouble free! Take care, Nic Monaco Emblem johncvandoren@gmail.com 1 hour ago Jim, This may work. My existing is hollow, without the black background. But this looks pretty good. Thank you. 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  14. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/127-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index 22006 Executive Cruise Control jimclark44 18 hours ago HWH leveling question rpasetto 18 hours ago Racor 90S1230c (prefilter) Screen rpasetto 18 hours ago 22006 Executive Cruise Control powersltc 18 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability rpasetto 18 hours ago Windsor Logo Pampero 18 hours ago A.C. duct blockage Steven P 17 hours ago Looking for opinions on paint quote oregondarrell 17 hours ago Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah McHughes 16 hours ago 110 volt to TV Pampero 15 hours ago 110 volt to TV John Haggard 15 hours ago 110 volt to TV Frank McElroy 15 hours ago Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale Tom Holdenried 12 hours ago Monaco Emblem johncvandoren@gmail.com 12 hours ago Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale jfbolkovatz 12 hours ago Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale Ray Davis 12 hours ago 110 volt to TV Pampero 11 hours ago 110 volt to TV John Haggard 11 hours ago 110 volt to TV Chuck B 11 hours ago 110 volt to TV Ray Davis 11 hours ago Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale John Haggard 11 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 10 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature bobdinsmore 9 hours ago Slide out topper replacement parts monacodynasty05 9 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 7 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature Dwight Lindsey 7 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature bpperk 4 hours ago Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 4 hours ago Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale pwhittle 3 hours ago New Posts 22006 Executive Cruise Control jimclark44 18 hours ago I, (Warranty Insurance) paid $942.00 at Alliance Coach. All I know is what the two techs. that plugged in to the coach told me. "Bad brake sensor" If I knew then what I know now I would have ask many more questions. No Vorad! HWH leveling question rpasetto 18 hours ago @DR4Film, Excellent idea to relocate the HWH compressor in the FuelTank-LPTank bay! Another project for my growing list. Rick P 05 Sig Racor 90S1230c (prefilter) Screen rpasetto 18 hours ago Thanks. I found a few sources for that Parker 300200 part. It's on my next filter order list. I;ll clean the old one as best as possible and hold on to it as a spare until then. 22006 Executive Cruise Control powersltc 18 hours ago Stop lights work. Thanks. I have a policy with Good Sam extended. Penquin AC Unit Availability rpasetto 18 hours ago I tried two months ago. None had the correct PenguinII for my ducted system. Got a Blizzard from Tweetys; they seem to be readily available... it's a few inches higher but cools well. Windsor Logo Pampero 18 hours ago To all interested parties; I ran into a problem with this logo production. The price went to high for my budget, they requesting a minimum of 50 and with the tooling charge I will have to spend over $2,400.00 and I don't know when and if I will recuperated the invested money. I don't giving up, I am looking into sources in other countries, India or China. I want these logo as much as many of you, so I will keep you posted W A.C. duct blockage Steven P 17 hours ago I thought I'd share something I discovered Sunday. My front rooftop A.C. was dripping condensation in the coach so I pulled the inside cover off while running to tighten the 4 bolts. On either side of the squirrel fan, there was a large amount of one of the interior layers of insulation being pulled/blown into the H ducts blocking at least 80% of the air flow going to the small round registers. I tore off the insulation and could quickly notice more air coming thru the registers. I've had that cover off several times, but never when running and never noticed that blockage. The insulation is pliable enough to fall down w the A.C. not running. The bedroom a.c. was about 75% blocked on one duct and 25% on the other. I wish I had pics, but my phone crashed before that. Looking forward to testing in the heat soon. Looking for opinions on paint quote oregondarrell 17 hours ago Contact Premier RV Service in Junction City, OR. They sanded and repainted clear coat on front and rear caps and along both side rails in June 2020 for $4000. Took 5 days and looks great. Mackins wanted $7500 for same work. Darrell Terry Modernizing my 2008 Safari Cheetah McHughes 16 hours ago Time to spruce up the paint. Replaced left rear lower belt line trim and repainted right front fender. Thinking of Summit Products for their Premier Stainless Steel Armor. Perhaps a winter project. 110 volt to TV Pampero 15 hours ago Hello all, I just got my coach back from 4 1/2 in Indiana for repairs. One of the repairs was to upgrade the TV cabinets. Unfortunately, the could not connect all TV wiring correctly. On my way back I only have a limited channels on the roof HD antenna. Today I have no power to the TV outlet. I checked the fuse on the bay by the drivers at front and the fuse is good. Anyone has any diagrams on the system? I will be very appreciative. Thanks. 110 volt to TV John Haggard 15 hours ago Check your AC breaker box, mine are in the rear bedroom. Check all AC. Breakers and resents There should be one marked Front TV. Or Front entertainment center. DC Fuses have nothing to do with 120 AC. 110 volt to TV Frank McElroy 15 hours ago There are wiring diagrams for your model in the files. Here is a link. Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale Tom Holdenried 12 hours ago Need help locating a TRW power steering / radiator fan pump for a 1990 Monaco Crown Royale... exhausts my internet and calls to Monaco.. Cummins.. Diesel repair .. seems the part number was made for Monaco and doesn't exist or cross reference anywhere. We've been stranded in Ft Stockton TX for a week with no progress. Monaco Emblem johncvandoren@gmail.com 12 hours ago I'm in search of a raised chrome Monaco Logo emblem for the front of my 06 Knight 40DFD. So far on Ebay I've found a 7" X 9" Chrome decal, but I need the 5" X 7" raised chromed plastic logo. Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale jfbolkovatz 12 hours ago Tom, Might try a rebuild shop specializing in diesel engine parts,they exist at lease in Portland the city of rioters. Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale Ray Davis 12 hours ago Tom, You are 85 mi from Odessa and up the rd from that is Midland . Those 2 cities are the center of West Tx oil country . There has got to be quite a few hydraulic and truck shops there . What happened to your pump ? Do you have it off the coach ? Is it leaking , inoperative or just worn out ? I don't believe you'll find it by a Monaco part number , that company is long gone . Adapting a similar pump may be your best course . 110 volt to TV Pampero 11 hours ago OK, I have no 110 volts to the whole front of the coach. The manual says that there is a circuit breaker on the curbside of the coach. In my Windsor, I think is by the inverter, to get to that I will have to empty my storage bay to get access to it. Please correct me if I am wrong. So that is a project for when stop raining. 110 volt to TV John Haggard 11 hours ago So the Inverter AC and direct current AC are ALL non functioning ??? Is your inverter on ? Are your inverter breakers On in your electrical box. The inverter should be fused ??? Are you traveling and on generator power or inverter AC power ? Are you stopped and plugged into a 50 amp Source. 110 volt to TV Chuck B 11 hours ago The front TV is set up not to operate on the generator while the coach is going down the road. That is because it prevents the driver from being distracted from the road while watching TV. On the 2004 Windsor there is a fuse labeled TV/Level Lockout. It is shown on the back of the front run bay fuse cover under IGN #2, fuse # 15, a 7.5 amp fuse. Hope this helps. Chuck B 110 volt to TV Ray Davis 11 hours ago So in my 03 Windsor that 120 v breaker is on the pass side but its inside in the bedroom This thread may help https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/suddenly-no-120v-power-to-kitchen-side-outlets-494156.html Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale John Haggard 11 hours ago Many pieces of farm and construction equipment use similar pumps. Most hydraulic shops can rebuild them. I assume your talking your Fan hydraulic pump ??? Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 10 hours ago My friend has a 2002 Sig that the driver side fastener at top of mirror have losses and will not retighten. I suggested he remove mirror and build up behind fiberglass shell with JBWeld or similar product. Any other ideas that resolve this issue? Pat Coleman 2000 Diplomat 2014 Honda CRV Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature bobdinsmore 9 hours ago I used the JB Weld solution a few years ago when I broke the metal bracket behind the mirror glass and it has held up perfectly. The hardest part of the repair was holding the mirror stable while the JB Weld firmed up. I recommend this approach. Slide out topper replacement parts monacodynasty05 9 hours ago try tallin parts in florida. They are associated with stone vos slide toppers Or send a message to throgmartin on this forumn. He is the owner Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 7 hours ago Thanks, Bob. Hopefully this will solve the problem Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature Dwight Lindsey 7 hours ago Hi Pat: Are you referring to one of the screws that holds the mirror onto the front cap? If so, I've had several of them come loose over the years and I've replaced them with deck screws with a larger thread. I did have to grind off the head a bit to get them to fit into the recess in the mirror mount. Not a really big job. Dwight Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature bpperk 4 hours ago I drilled mine straight through and used stainless stove bolts washers and nuts. Works very well . Lose Drivers side mirror on 2002 Signature cpat_39 4 hours ago Dwight, yes I am referring to. the screws that hold mirror to front cap. We tried larger diameter screw and those did not hold. bopper, Interesting solution. Friend will have to get under dash and see what is there to support the washer and nuts. I like that solution if there is enough material on his coach to do so.. Stranded! Power Steering / Radiator Fan Pump '90 Crown Royale pwhittle 3 hours ago Hi Tom, What does the pump look like? Do you have a picture/ part number? I had a 1994 Crown Royale and was able to rebuild mine. If it the same, I will dig out the part numbers and where to get them. 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These diagrams may also apply to other model years. 0 comments HWH 600 Series Air Leveling System Repair Manual Repair Manual for HWH 600 Series Comupter Controlled Leveling System 0 comments 2005 Signature Wiring Diagrams 2005 Monaco Signature and Girard wiring diagrams. 2 files. 0 comments To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. Please send comments to newsletter@monacoers.org Copyright © 2020 Monacoers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  15. Welcome to Bill D's Monacoers' Daily digest for *|date|* To view this on the web click here: https://www.monacoers.org/newsletters/issue/126-monacoers-daily-digest/. To respond to a post, click on the post title to be taken to that topic on the website. Note: You MUST be signed in to the site to view or respond to posts Hello *|member_name|*, Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday: Index 22006 Executive Cruise Control Hypoxia 20 hours ago Solar panel install on a 40SKQ Gwarsh 19 hours ago Windsor Logo Perpendicular 19 hours ago Looking for opinions on paint quote throgmartin 19 hours ago Slide topper tension throgmartin 19 hours ago Slide topper tension throgmartin 19 hours ago Files Upload Challenge (You *KNOW* you have them 😉) rpasetto 18 hours ago Files Upload Challenge (You *KNOW* you have them 😉) rpasetto 18 hours ago Looking for opinions on paint quote willbo777 18 hours ago 22006 Executive Cruise Control David Pratt 17 hours ago 22006 Executive Cruise Control Hypoxia 17 hours ago 22006 Executive Cruise Control David Pratt 17 hours ago Looking for opinions on paint quote daveyjo 15 hours ago Looking for opinions on paint quote Chargerman 15 hours ago Slide topper tension Paul A. 15 hours ago Files Upload Challenge (You *KNOW* you have them 😉) Frank McElroy 15 hours ago Air Leak dandick66 14 hours ago Looking for opinions on paint quote birdshill123 14 hours ago Windsor Logo Chuck D 12 hours ago Racor 90S1230c (prefilter) Screen rpasetto 8 hours ago Racor 90S1230c (prefilter) Screen Jim Bob 8 hours ago Solar panel install on a 40SKQ nicknjaws 7 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 6 hours ago Racor 90S1230c (prefilter) Screen DavidL 5 hours ago Air Leak 96 EVO 5 hours ago 22006 Executive Cruise Control Hypoxia 5 hours ago RV Parts auction in Elkhart, IN directorsusa 5 hours ago RV Parts auction in Elkhart, IN Dennis H 3 hours ago New Posts 22006 Executive Cruise Control Hypoxia 20 hours ago Does the coach have VORAD? Solar panel install on a 40SKQ Gwarsh 19 hours ago Nicknjaws, I'm very interested in your solar installation. Do you have any pictures of your install that you're willing to share? Windsor Logo Perpendicular 19 hours ago I may be in for 2-3. Thanks for doing this. -Paul 04 Windsor PDQ Looking for opinions on paint quote throgmartin 19 hours ago Try this place. I have seen his work before and it is phenomenal. No idea what his prices are like now but he used to be very reasonable and well under everyone else's. He has painted several of our customers coaches and they came out amazing. Very high quality paint work. He can do all new designs and colors as well. Here is some of his work: http://mikescustompaintinginc.com/photos.html Slide topper tension throgmartin 19 hours ago There will be two holes on the roller tube at each end. The holes are opposed to each other. You can use a screwdriver, cotter pin or like many technicians use a self tapping # 8 - 1 1/4 inch hex head screw which you drive in place using a drill. I myself prefer using the screw. Just make sure you pin the correct end where the spring is which is why I posted earlier about spring location. Those springs are like a garage door spring and are under a lot of tension. If you screw up and don't pin it, it will violently unload in a nano second and chances are it will break. I seen a spring violently unload once when the pin got accidently knocked out. The spring broke and part of it came out the roller tube. The guy had to buy a new spring and roller tube. This is why I use self taping screws. They put a positive lock on the spring and there is no chance of it getting knocked out. You can also rotate the roller tube without any obstructions such as the handle on a mini screw driver. Slide topper assemblies are safe to work on as long as you pin that spring and pay attention to what you are doing. The guys who have problems are the ones who get in a hurry, do not stop and think about the next step in the process or worse yet pin the wrong end of the roller tube where the spring isn't. Slide topper tension throgmartin 19 hours ago You are right Paul. The Girard topper assemblies are the best in the business. They are pretty much trouble free but good Lord are they expensive. The entire problem with toppers pooling is all due to the pitch of the topper. Carefree and Dometic toppers have little to no pitch. The Girard's have a steep pitch and the water runs right off the topper. Our engineer has been working on a new part which will increase the pitch on a Carefree or Dometic assembly which will eliminate pooling. The problem we are encountering is cost. We have yet been able to get the cost down to a level that makes sense and a price that most RV'ers can afford. I would have to crunch the numbers but I believe the cost to change out a quad slide coach to Girards is around $ 10 K ( includes labor ). For that much money most people will put up with the pooling of water. I myself would rather bring my slide in 8 inches to drain the water off rather then spend $ 10 K. 🙂 Files Upload Challenge (You *KNOW* you have them 😉) rpasetto 18 hours ago Hi Frank I just went through my files which I've been accumulating for my 05 Sig. Here's what I found; checked listings, I don't think there are any duplicates but I may have missed. I'll be submitting them within the hour. Let me know if any didn't come thru. 06/25/2020 05:44 PM 833,801 Aladdin Troubleshooting.pdf 05/22/2020 06:50 PM 242,740 Girard-G2000-WiringDiagram.pdf 05/21/2020 10:17 AM 116,854 Heliotrope-RV-45D-Solar-Panel-Manual.pdf 10/27/2015 08:51 AM 342,901 HWH AIR LEVELING SYSTEMS TEXT BOOK ml20635.pdf 05/12/2020 11:44 AM 323,640 HWH-AIr-Leveling-2000Series-ml25489.pdf 05/16/2005 09:29 PM 414,684 HWH-Air-Leveling-RepairManual.pdf 05/18/2020 01:43 PM 1,112,556 Monaco-2005_Signature_Air_Line_system.pdf 05/18/2020 01:42 PM 21,274,771 Monaco-2005_Signature_Wiring_Diagrams.pdf Files Upload Challenge (You *KNOW* you have them 😉) rpasetto 18 hours ago Frank, Still learning a lot from the posts and files on this site. I wish I could say that I've read and thoroughly studied all these 🙂 Rick P. 05 Sig Looking for opinions on paint quote willbo777 18 hours ago I would also recommend Mackin's in Oregon. We had our rear cap and top rails re clear coated and they look great for a reasonable price. 22006 Executive Cruise Control David Pratt 17 hours ago The VORAD system is an Accessory to the Cruise Control and has its own ECM and interfaces with the cruise control to perform its functions. If the VORAD were to fail it will not stop the cruise control from operating, you just lose the VORAD functions. The CC will still operate as a normal CC holding and maintaining the selected speed. 22006 Executive Cruise Control Hypoxia 17 hours ago Cruise Control does not work as normal when the VORAD fails on my 2007. The procedure is to simultaneously depress the Cruise On and Set buttons on the smart wheel and have the cruise control function without smart cruise. This may take more than one try. 22006 Executive Cruise Control David Pratt 17 hours ago Yes, you are correct depending on Coach, Engine, Year and Model, but Once and if you have do the reset the Cruise Control works, it just doesn't have the VORAD functions. That is why Owners Manuals are a great thing if they ever get read. Looking for opinions on paint quote daveyjo 15 hours ago I have read posts talking about how much less expensive it is to get a coach painted in Mexico. Looking for opinions on paint quote Chargerman 15 hours ago Much less in Mexico and so is the quality. Ok to go there if you don’t mind a lower quality outcome. Slide topper tension Paul A. 15 hours ago Thank you for your comments. My experience during 10 years of full timing, using the Girard Topper Product was wonderful. They mount to the coach the complete opposite as other toppers do. The casing is mounted on the coach side wall, which creates the pitch you mention. They also have a small sweeping broom that contacts the cloth, located at the front of the casing. The water pooling is a definite contributor to the life span of the cloth and threads of the stitching. I had a friend, RIP, that replaced the toppers on a 2005 Dynasty 3 slide in 2006 to Girard Toppers. Cost him 4K+. He was full timing and kept the coach till 2014. So amortizing that over that duration, it's a no brainer. You may want to consider designing some brackets or ??? to simply reverse the current installation of Carefree, for example, and you would obtain the desired preferred pitch. I always thought that you could / would make stainless steel coils springs that would sell very well. A spring coiling machine is not that expensive and there is a market waiting for the product that you currently service. I have attached a link to a Girard Product Video for the convenience of our members to review. Paul A https://youtu.be/9lyt70Vl71c Files Upload Challenge (You *KNOW* you have them 😉) Frank McElroy 15 hours ago Rick - Thanks for the uploads. I don't see your upload for the RV-45D Solar manual. We have the RV-30D manual but it would be good to add the RV-45 manual. Please try the upload again. On the other files you uploaded, Two of the HWH file we already have but the HWH 600 Series file is new. We also already have the Aladdin Troubleshooting file. An easy way to find files is to use the search feature. Just type in a single word like Aladdin, select files under search in and you will see all files relating to the Aladdin system. The other files you sent were modified a bit for text titles and descriptions - screen shots were added. Take a look at the Downloads What's New screen and your uploads will show up as the latest 3 new files. Thanks for these new files. Frank Air Leak dandick66 14 hours ago If you look at the photos, you can see that the gauges are not real user friendly. There is no way, you could determine a 2 PSI drop in one minute. It would be tough to tell a 30 or 40 PSI drop. i just went out and started it up and let the compressor cut off, then I shut down the engine and had my wife mash and hold the brake. I could not hear any leaking/hissing, so I guess I’ll be looking for a truck shop. There is a commercial bus garage near me. Maybe they will look at it. Dan Looking for opinions on paint quote birdshill123 14 hours ago In Algadones Mexico you can get a quality job at a decent price. Very professional. Windsor Logo Chuck D 12 hours ago I would also be interested in 3 of them. As Paul said, thanks for doing this. cduck1763 (at) aol.com Racor 90S1230c (prefilter) Screen rpasetto 8 hours ago I removed the preflter screen (300200) of the Racor 90S1230c filtration system on my ISM500 and found lots of gunk. Monaco owner manual says to clean in solvent but doesn't say what kind of solvent to use. I don't know how long this has accumulated. First time I had the filter element changed the mech. left this alone. That was 2k miles ago and it didn't look that bad from the angle where I could see into it. Has anyone with this Racor-300200-pre-screen had this much gunk in it? Monaco owner manual says to clean in solvent but doesn't say what kind of solvent to use. Racor 90S1230c (prefilter) Screen Jim Bob 8 hours ago I just replace them. I suppose you could gas or kerosene to clean it, but that seems like a pain. Part number is Parker 300200. Jim Solar panel install on a 40SKQ nicknjaws 7 hours ago Penquin AC Unit Availability throgmartin 6 hours ago Just as an update, I learned today that new penguin II units may not ship till September and some dealers are reporting October. If this is true then it is going to really hurt if you lose an AC unit. The good news is that my tech, Dustin, just did a Penguin II change out today with their latest model on a unit with a 5 button thermostat. It appears Dometic changed their board setup this year and the units are direct change outs and the new boards will work with your old thermostat. What I am hearing is that once the new Penguin II's ship, that initial inventory will go to fill dealer back orders. Many of the dealers have coaches waiting for these units. Once the back orders are met then I believe dealers will start stocking their shelves for direct sales to the public. Until then if your AC unit goes out then I suggest spending a couple days searching dealers around the country to see if they have a unit hidden away and sitting on a shelf. It has taken us 2 weeks to get capacitors, reversing valves and overload switches. There are all kinds of RV parts that are unavailble at the moment so do not be surprised if you spend a couple days chasing down a part and have to wait a couple weeks for delivery. It is absolutely crazy out there right now. Racor 90S1230c (prefilter) Screen DavidL 5 hours ago Gas / Kerosene / parts cleaner / dawn That's really not a lot of junk...think about how many gallons of fuel amounted to that amount of gunk. Air Leak 96 EVO 5 hours ago Your initial 10 psi loss after purge is normal for a meritor Wabco SS1200 dryer. The regeneration valve opens and uses this tank air to prepare the desicant filter (dry's out the beads), for the next cycle. Usually stays open for 15-20 seconds or so. Fairly low flow of air. 22006 Executive Cruise Control Hypoxia 5 hours ago Dave, I don't want to hijack this post. I read the owner manual again and did not see any reference to the cruise control when the VORAD is inop. I simply asked if his Executive has Vorad since it does have an effect on the cruise control. I saw the post stating the problem with the brake switch, however, if it turns out that it is not that there is another direction to look. I had that problem and wanted to give that insight. In my case, in the end, I think cleaning up the front run panel boards cured my problems and do not expect jimclark44 to have the same result. If you can send me the part of the owners manual that references the procedure to make the cruise control work when the VORAD fails I would appreciate it. I cannot find it. RV Parts auction in Elkhart, IN directorsusa 5 hours ago Not sure if anyone is interested, but Auction Nation is running an auction for RV parts in case someone is in area and can get a good deal on rooftop AC or the like. https://online.auctionnation.com/auction/27751/bidgallery/ Jarred A. 04 HR Nav. RV Parts auction in Elkhart, IN Dennis H 3 hours ago Looks like they put the same things in lots but there's only about 6 different items. Also, my resellers permit is no longer valid so I couldn't bid anyway. The auction is limited to resellers only. Bummer....Dennis New Downloads Available 2005 - Monaco Air System Diagrams Air System Diagrams for 2005 Signature, Executive, Dynasty, Navigator. These diagrams may also apply to other model years. 0 comments HWH 600 Series Air Leveling System Repair Manual Repair Manual for HWH 600 Series Comupter Controlled Leveling System 0 comments 2005 Signature Wiring Diagrams 2005 Monaco Signature and Girard wiring diagrams. 2 files. 0 comments To unsubscribe *|member_name|* click here:https://www.monacoers.org/settings/?area=newsletters We welcome your comments and suggestions for our newsletter. Please send comments to newsletter@monacoers.org Copyright © 2020 Monacoers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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