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johnfr

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    John
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    Monaco
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    Caymen 36PDQ
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    2007
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    Colorado

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    1270 Monarch Dr., Longmont, Colorado, 80504
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    02/12/1951
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    07 Monaco Cayman PDQ
    17 Jeep Rubicon TOAD

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  1. We purchased our 2007 Monaco Cayman used in Aug. of 2019. It had only 4025 miles on it when we bought it. Shortly afterwards I learned of the trailing arm issue. I contacted Source Engineering and spoke with Jim. He told me that the mean failure point was around 40,000 miles. Earliest failure reported was around 7,500 miles. Even though our trailing arms appeared to be in good condition, we immediately made plans to have the trailing arms replaced. After inquiring with several RV repair shops in our area of Colorado we found none that were willing to do the job. Either would not work of rig ol
  2. I have followed many discussions like this regarding using a residential fridge on an inverter. Recently I discovered this company that makes conversion kits for RV absorption friges to 12V DC compressor driven. Far better efficiency that using expensive sinemode inverter. If my unit goes out I will seriously consider doing one of these conversions. https://jc-refrigeration.com/product-category/hvac/norcold-hvac-units/
  3. Only thing I see that supports your comment is CFR658.17.k that talks about commercial passenger bus and that expired Oct. 2009. CFR-2011-title23-vol1-sec658-17.pdf
  4. Having driven farm trucks as a teenager in Wyoming we were only allowed 20,000 lbs maximum on rear axles. I just did a search and about 50% of the states have 20,000 lb limit. Some states allow up to 22,400. This isn't based on the vehicle's axle rating but rather what the states feel is the limit to prevent road damage. One of my friends is a Highway Patrolman in Wyoming that was their DOT Safety Officer. He traveled around the state with portable scales setting up road side safety checks where he would weigh trucks and RV to determine if they were withing weight limits. Those found to be o
  5. Comparing the the online literature for the 2004 to my 2007, there are significant differences in the features offered. Hydraulic vs air brakes for one. The body style of the 2004 is quite a bit different too. I would expect there to be significant differences in the wiring also. The diagrams I uploaded can be found in the Download tab on this sight. There is also a 2003 Dynasty wiring diagram that might be closer.
  6. I was able to get out to the storage site yesterday and replace the relay. That took care of the problem. House batteries now charge when the engine is running. Thanks for you all's help.
  7. They make locking caps for the standard 2" filler pipes. Here is link to one. https://www.fillernecksupply.com/copy-of-aluminum-2-npt-threaded-filler-neck-pipe-sections-choose-length/
  8. While I would have a tough time proving anything the evidence is pretty strong. I sent them an email, copied below to let them know I was on to them. FYI, Someone apparently stole some diesel from our rig while it was at your shop. I had filled the rig up upon return from a trip at the end of Oct. to prevent condensation in the fuel tank while it was in storage. When I delivered it to your shop in mid Dec., I recalled that the fuel gauge was on the full mark. When I picked it up 3 weeks later, I noticed that the fuel gauge was indicating just over half a tank. I dismissed it bec
  9. We recently took our motor home to a RV body shop to have it painted and some minor body repairs done to the fiberglass. I had filled the rig up upon return from a trip at the end of Oct. to prevent condensation in the fuel tank while it was in storage. When I delivered it to the repair facility in mid Dec., I recalled that the fuel gauge was on the full mark. When I picked it up 3 weeks later, I noticed that the fuel gauge was indicating just over half a tank. I dismissed it because the electronic fuel gauge on the motor home tended to be a little strange acting at times. When I got h
  10. I uploaded a bunch of diagrams for 2006-2007 Cayman-Neptune a couple days ago. I got them from the new Monaco company back in Sept. 2019.
  11. I was able to confirm with volt meter this morning that the relay is bad. With engine running chassis battery was at 14.1 volts while house battery was 13.1. I confirmed that 12V was being applied to the control terminals of the relay. Have a new one on order from Amazon.
  12. Chad Y -- Thanks for the comments. I was suspecting that this Trombetta relay might have a dual purpose as when I traced the wiring between chassis and house batteries it seemed to be the only common point between the two. I will see if I can find one with silver plated contacts.
  13. It has came to my attention that the house batteries of our '07 Cayman PDQ are not charging when we are traveling on the road. I know that I can not expect the alternator to charge house batteries that are deeply discharged. However, having been connected to shore power just prior to hitting the road, by time we get a few hours down the road the house batteries are not at full charge leading me to believe that the alternator charge is not reaching the house batteries. Our coach has a Battery Boost switch that allows connecting house batteries to chassis battery via a high amperage (Big Boy) re
  14. My entire gauge panel will occasionally become erratic or non-operational. Traced it to the connector on back of instrument panel. Unplugged the connector, cleaned the contacts gently with fingernail file and reconnected. Worked great for several weeks. When it re-occurs I simply unplug and re-plug the connector and it is OK for some more time. I recent purchased some "Electrical Contact Grease" that next time it occurs will apply to the entire plug and receptacle. The pins are just tin and solder coated so are prone to corrosion. The contact grease will help prevent corrosion.
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