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RE: Wow, just wow, The rv of my dreams

"Car gets 24 mph on flat terrain and will climb mountains...." Don't know about you guys, but it would take forever to cross country at 24 miles per hour....just sayin..:W...Dennis
Executive 02/25/17 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield replacement

I had one replaced in Florida and another in Las Vegas. Both were done in less than an hour by two guys with a scaffold. Both were done at campgrounds while we sat and watched.....RV Glass Solutions took over the old Monaco buildings in Coburg. They will guarantee their work even though much of it is subbed out locally. They install nationwide...how soon do you need it done? I'm going to the FMCA rally next week and they will be there. Last rally they offered a gift certificate which matched my deductible...I could ask...Dennis
Executive 02/25/17 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Down Sizing

Can't tell if that's an A/C unit or a large vent....pretty cool idea tho. Especially if you hunt and/or fish a lot....Dennis
Executive 02/25/17 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lube and fuel filter

Depends...If you have a gasser, I'd change the oil myself and lube it as necessary. If it's a diesel, like mine, it takes 43 quarts of oil. I'm not ready to mess with that much 'stuff'. Speedco lubes the coach, changes the oil, checks the tranny and the diff, changes both fuel filters and the oil filter, checks the air pressure in all tires, checks the water and condition of all the batteries and checks the SCA in the coolant. All for less than $300. They will also do an oil health check. Finally, if you need it, they'll service your genset as well...I have mine serviced as part of my annual maintenance....Dennis
Executive 02/23/17 01:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jake Brake

Mine has three switches for the engine brake. One switch is simply an ON/OFF switch. This switch obviously activates the engine brake. The other switch, next to it is the high/low switch which regulates whether the brake controls all six cylinders or just three. The third switch is the floor pedal which also activates the engine brake. Normally, I leave the ON/OFF switch in the OFF position. This allows the engine to cruise when I let off the throttle. If necessary, I press the foot pedal which activates the brake. That said, it appears your ON/OFF switch may have failed. I would start with checking your fuse panel(s) first. One in the front compartment and another in the engine bay. Make sure all fuses and breakers are good. Use a meter. If they check ok, then remove the panel and check the wiring under the switches. Sometimes they simply come unhooked and other times they fail. Switches themselves will fail also. You should have Carling switches but they will have proprietary Monaco numbers on them. You'll have to call Monaco to get the corresponding Carling numbers if you want to replace them from someone other than Monaco. Northwest RV in Eugene carries them and they are pretty inexpensive thru them...Dennis
Executive 02/23/17 01:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Curbside or Streetside Kitchen?

Our kitchen is curbside and not an issue. If you look at the picture of our coach below, you'll see the large window up front. That's behind the couch. We have the same windows on the driver's side. The kitchen is toward the rear, see the smaller window? The fridge and dinette are on the driver's side. As Mr. Mark said, the best view is out the front.....Dennis
Executive 02/18/17 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: purchasing getting closer

I'm not sure if the Windsor was part of the RR4R recall, but it's worth checking out. I know the Knight and Cayman were but not sure about the Windsor. Perhaps Wolfe10 could shed some light on that. Regardless, take the VIN and run it through Safercar.com to see if there are any recalls. OP, if you're not sure what we're referring to, in 2005 there was a recall on failing trailing arms on some of the Monaco coaches. Only those on the RR4R Roadmaster chassis were affected. It is a BIG deal if this coach was one recalled and it was not fixed properly. If one of the arms fails, the coach becomes very unstable. Not good. Use caution and do your due diligence. Monaco does make a wonderful coach and will give you many years of trouble free enjoyment. We put over 100,000 miles on our Dynasty and are close to that on the Executive. Enjoy....Dennis
Executive 02/18/17 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on buying older diesel

Having owned a 96 Dynasty for many years, I can attest to their quality. IMO, you'll get lots of useful life out of that coach. Personally, I'd look at the delam "issue" but it wouldn't be a deal breaker. The 8.3 is a solid engine but again IMO it's underpowered for that coach if you intend to pull a heavy toad. I'd look at a lightweight toad such as a good used HHR. 3100#. Take a good look and have the oil tested. Check the tire date codes. New tires will set you back around 5k. Oil changes, filter changes lube and inspection will set you back about $300 @ SpeedCo. I never did my own oil changes, and still don't because of the number of quarts of oil needed.....Dennis Oh! and here's a picture of my old rig....D http://i.imgur.com/Jzrj5yKl.jpg
Executive 02/16/17 11:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: State parks?

Thank you 2gypsies for answering Bumpy's inquiry. The disabled pass is for residents and/or non residents.....Dennis
Executive 02/11/17 11:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended Warranties (Again)

Jeff Shelton WW, will go out of his way to assist you with a claim. My only suggestion would be to make sure you get an exclusionary contract. i.e. it spells out what is EXCLUDED. If it's not listed as excluded, it's covered. Easier to tell whether some "issue" is covered. Also, follow the rules in the contract, prior approval is a must regardless of what the service writer may tell you....Dennis
Executive 02/11/17 01:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: State parks?

We love State, Federal and even County parks. Rates will vary so you have to do your homework so there's no surprises. Often, i.e. Texas, it's worth it to buy their yearly pass. As for Corps of Engineer's parks, try the one in Plymouth, Wa. right on the Columbia River. It's close to you and is an excellent choice to see what they offer....best of luck ..Dennis
Executive 02/10/17 02:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: residential refridgerator

IMO, you'll have more trouble trying to get the 1200 OUT than you will getting the 197 IN. I went thru the emergency window on the side of the coach. 1200 came out the same way. I would have had to remove the passenger seat and it just seemed easier to slide it in thru the window. Pull the two handles and the window comes out easily....Dennis
Executive 02/02/17 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat towing Jeep Cherokee

When speaking with your dealer, show him the video below and ask tell him that is why you want the kit installed....Dennis Jeep "Death Wobble"
Executive 01/25/17 01:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended Warranties

I've had three. The first one no longer sells to private parties, only dealers. The other two, actually one then renewed, was purchased from Wholesale Warranties. They will tailor a plan to fit your needs. They will also email you a blank copy before you sign so you can see what you're getting. My policy listed what was NOT included, meaning if it wasn't listed, it was covered. I also had the tire coverage and a $50 deductible. Cost of the policy was about $4800 for 4 years. We were money ahead at the end of the policy term. One tire alone was $700. They also replaced the rear end on the coach which was $6800 and replaced the cooling unit on my Norcold 1200 as well as the front 15,000 btu heat pump on the front.....that said, they are very specific as to what YOU must do before service. Read the policy, including the fine print, and determine if one is right for you. Be prepared, if you have a claim, to follow their instructions exactly. I had zero problems with either company as far as claims go. I'm glad I had the policies if for no other reason than for peace of mind while traveling....Dennis
Executive 01/21/17 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 35 Foot Max?

Yes, this topic surfaces regularly. We are in our ninth year of fulltiming with over 100,000 miles traveled. Most State and Federal parks are no longer issues. Most have 'updated' their parks to meet the larger rigs. That said, most have NOT UPDATED their web pages. There are trade offs to everything. The extra room and CCC of a larger coach, IMO outweighs the reduction of available camp sites. Yellowstone was mentioned. How often will you be going to Yellowstone? Do you NEED to stay INSIDE the park? There are so many camping options available near any of the State or Federal parks you'll come to appreciate a larger coach. As Ivylog mentions, buy as large a coach as you can afford because replacing a too small coach gets expensive. Also, most often, the determining factor is not the size of the camping spot. It's the roads and turns that you'll have to maneuver that limits where you can go. If you can't GET TO the campsite, it won't matter how long it is. Finally, with a larger coach, you'll learn to call ahead to verify if you'll fit. Fortunately, most park rangers are better equipped to be accurate as to whether you'll fit than many private park phone people. If you want an example, we spent two months at Folsom Lake last year. We are 45' plus the tow. Wanted 50amp service and full hookups. Below is the info from the California State Parks website. Max length listed 31'. They have one pull thru site that's at least 70' long.....Dennis Folsom Lake Recreation Area
Executive 01/18/17 10:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DIY film removable from front of MH.

Mine was fine until I spent a month in Alabama and three months in Florida. Seems like the "junk" appeared overnight. 3M film does NOT like humidity.:E....Dennis
Executive 01/18/17 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires

I too, have had the BEST results with Michelin. When mine need replacing I'll go with Michelin/BFG. Check prices with FMCA....Dennis
Executive 01/18/17 09:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Arizona (AZDOT) posts new tags for fuel pumps

I appreciate the thanks, but the real thanks goes to Mr. Basaki for jumping thru the hoops to help RVrs out. I only posed the problem and solution to him. He did the rest. Safe travels everyone. Come and enjoy Arizona. 75 degree weather....Dennis
Executive 01/15/17 10:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mobile Alabama RV camping

We liked Meaher State Park also. Close to everything. Full hookups @ $35/night. Discounts are available. Make sure you do the walking tour in Mobile. It's free unless you shop too much.:)....Dennis Meaher State Park
Executive 01/14/17 07:07pm Class A Motorhomes
Arizona (AZDOT) posts new tags for fuel pumps

Several months ago we had a lengthy discussion about the fuel pump tags in Arizona. Basically, Arizona charges 18 cents tax on fuel for other than commercial vehicles. This can come into play if you're fueling at a commercial pump such as Flying J. This issue came about as the tags on the pumps didn't specify RVs as being exempt. Commercial vehicles get tagged 26 cents per gallon. To clarify things, I sent an email to the commercial vehicle department of AZDOT. After lengthy discussions, I was assured RVs were exempt and was provided a "memo of understanding" from them stating it was so. I was also assured they would look at the labels and make necessary changes. Today I received an email from Ashwani Bakshi who is the gentleman I've been working with. He included the new pump labels that soon will be on all fuel pumps in Arizona. The new labels carry verbiage specifically excluding RVs. I hope this clears things up. Safe driving everyone. Enjoy life!....Dennis http://i.imgur.com/Tr8CqcUl.jpg
Executive 01/14/17 12:44am Class A Motorhomes
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