Brett63 Posted January 4 Share Posted January 4 With regret I have to say that yesterday was a sad day. We received the call from the insurance stating they had deemed our coach totaled. For those that know and don't know, this past April, actually April 1st coincidentally our coach was struck by lightening. We knew very early on that we had been hit as we lost two strings of LED ceiling lights. What we didn't know was that we also lost both CCM's, the ECM and all of the dash switches. We didn't realize that in full until July as I was under Dr orders and we could not travel and had no reason to even start the coach. The oddity is that last Feb I was having some intermittent issues but nothing close to shutting us down, so I started a venture to find a repair in the case that someone actually suffered a casulty, little did I know that someone was going to be me. That issue resolved and in March we made about a 2000 mile run and actually spent a lot of money have a Flex-Armor roof sprayed on. We returned back to FL the last week of March and in less than a week we were toast. I searched high and low, thought I found some good news on more than one occassion only to find out every road was a dead end. I litterally talked to people and businesses from Canada to Mexico and MANY places in between. There simply is no current fix in the world short of a complete rewire should anyone with a Kongsberg Multiplex Chassie suffer a total loss. M&M Electronics is able to repair some things on the CCMs, but they DO NOT have any remedy for the switch pods. They are working diligently, but they have no idea when or if they will have a fix. With all of this said, I have to give a huge shout out to Frank McElroy as he and I have spent litterally hours on the phone together, whether talking or texting working on this issue. And when I say hours I mean HOURS at all hours of the day and night. I think Frank actually learned some things about this system as we went and I know I did. During all of this I found two mobile techs that were both employed by Monaco in Coberg pre bankrupcy and were both sent to lazydays in FL when they were the east coast service center where they worked for several years. Even talking with those two we could not figure out a fix, but they did say I was one of the best Kongsberg techs they had seen....lol Anyway, we will be leaving the Monaco family. Where we will land is anyone guess as we are still waiting ont he insurance company to make the $$$ offer. This has truely been interesting, and had it not been my coach would have been fun learning this system. It is crazy that a coach that looks brand new inside and out as ours does can be stopped dead in it's tracks by some electronic parts, but here we are. Thanks Frank, we gave it a hell of a run PS this is on a 2009 Signature Cambridge IV Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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