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RE: Monaco Knight handling issues

Mine is the 8 bag outboard RR8R chassis. I'm thankful. Otherwise I'd also be worried about the trailing arms. @DSDP Don: I am open to the shocks. I had a similar ride improvement on my 2003 Itasca Sunrise gasser. I added the new shocks, put in "the fix" and it handled nicely for an older rig that wasn't a diesel. I'll do the air pressure and then see about the shocks.
MrChuckles 04/20/14 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco Knight handling issues

The "too much air" is highly likely. That would also explain the jarring over pot holes. I think I'll get the corners weighed and the pressure set first, then move onto any other things if the problem doesn't go away. Thanks everyone.
MrChuckles 04/20/14 12:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco Knight handling issues

Thanks gswgci. I had an alignment on the toad about a month ago and it seems to drive without darting so I think that can be ruled out. I set the Blue Ox up myself but it seems to be set up right. The tow bar is level and attaches to solid tabs on the Jeep's Rockhard steel bumper. I was thinking of the shocks but was wondering if weighing the coach on all four corners and ensuring accurate/correct tire pressure might be first on the list. (I've been reading of several other Monacos having quite a bit of difference in the rear passenger's side being much heavier.) I'm not sure if it needs to be re-aligned given the only change was the tires. If it helps diagnose it, the coach seemed to track ruts more than it used to also. I noticed that more on road construction where they had those blasted concrete barriers to keep it exciting during lane re-routes. I will definitely pick a calm day and take her out without the Jeep as you suggest.
MrChuckles 04/20/14 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
Monaco Knight handling issues

We just returned from a trip and I noticed a little more severe handling issues than in the past. The coach seemed to dart from side to side more than it used to. New for this trip: New Michelin tiresTowed our 2009 Jeep Wrangler (lifted 4") wheels down with a Blue Ox tow barWind was blowing 10 to 20 The coach was aligned and ride height checked about 8 months ago before the tires. The Jeep looked stable in the camera, but I plan to add the Blue Ox hitch immobilizers in the near future. I need the coach to steer better. What would you do and in what order to improve the steering?
MrChuckles 04/20/14 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
Excited and ready for first time towing

I'm excited and nervous at the same time. First of all I'm ready for vacation...off to Arkansas for a week of vacation. Second, I'm anxious about doing things right with my first time towing our Jeep. I just hope I have everything set up right and it works. I have the Blue Ox tow bar. I have the mounting tabs on the front bumper of my Rock Hard bumper. I have a 4" Roadmaster receiver riser to line up with the Jeep bumper. The Jeep has a 4" lift kit and the tabs and tow bar line up level. I had Camping World install an independent light kit and wiring harness. They put in a seven wire so the Jeep can charge (I hope) when towed. For brakes I have the iRV2 auxiliary brake for the Jeep. The break-away was put in by my local mechanic. (I hope it stays connected.) I know I see enough old farts like me doing it that I can do it too, but I worry like crazy that my lights will come disconnected with the cable dragging it to shreds, that the break-away will come loose and cause the iRV2 to kick in and shred the Jeep tires, or that I'll just screw up and clip something on a corner. :D Wish me luck. I'm doing it come hell or high water.
MrChuckles 04/08/14 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hitch height on 2008 Monaco Knight

Just in case anybody is curious, the hitch height is 19.5 inches on the coach. The Jeep is 24.5 inches. I ordered the 6 inch riser. I can't wait to give it a whirl. The freedom of having a toad will be nice.
MrChuckles 02/02/14 05:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hitch height on 2008 Monaco Knight

Thanks Boatcop. I was trying to check to see if I needed the riser or not. If I know how high the hitch receiver is then I can measure the Jeep bumper height in my garage and order the right riser if I need it. No worries, I will go out this weekend and measure. Thanks.
MrChuckles 01/29/14 03:41am Class A Motorhomes
Hitch height on 2008 Monaco Knight

My RV is stored away from me. I am getting all the stuff to tow my Jeep Wrangler. (Blue Ox towbar, RVI brake, wiring kit, etc.) The Jeep is lifted 2.5 inches with an aftermarket bumper. I need to know the hitch height on the 2008 Monaco Knight so I can see if I need an adapter to raise the hitch height. Does anyone know how high the center of the Monaco hitch is to the pavement? I can go to the coach over the weekend if ya'll don't know. Thanks in advance.
MrChuckles 01/28/14 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Clear plastic shelves in fridge

We bought one f those little fridge fans that runs on D batteries, so I guess between that and the cold air naturally falling we'll be okay. We tend to over-stuff the fridge, especially at the start of a trip and the fridge has to work pretty hard. Should be okay though. Thanks everyone. I appreciate you as always.
MrChuckles 06/29/13 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
Clear plastic shelves in fridge

We have two clear acrylic shelves that are sitting on the bottom two wire shelves in the Dometic. I am not sure why they are there, but would think they would impede airflow. Do you leave them in or take them out? Which is better for cooling? Thanks, Chuck
MrChuckles 06/29/13 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting the time on dash radio - 2008 Monaco

Ray - your instructions were spot on. Thanks. Mr. Mark - I could not agree more. The radio is pathetic. We've been looking to replace ours with something better. When we eventually do that we plan to also add front speakers somewhere closer to the dash so that the sound is more aimed at the driving/passenger seats. That is a "one of these days" project because the stock radio still works...more or less. :)
MrChuckles 05/19/13 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting the time on dash radio - 2008 Monaco

Mr. Mark was right. Thank you so much. Here is a link to my radio. http://www.magnadyne.com/catalog/part.cfm?PID=613471&CID=25997 I think I could have punched buttons all day and would not have hit this one right without the manual. :)
MrChuckles 05/18/13 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting the time on dash radio - 2008 Monaco

Unfortunately that is the problem. The radio has no brand markings. It is very generic.
MrChuckles 05/18/13 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
Setting the time on dash radio - 2008 Monaco

Does anyone know what type of radios came in a 2008 Monaco Knight? I need to set the radio time and don't have a manual. The radio is Sirius ready with a CD slot for a single CD. There are two large round buttons on the left stacked vetically with volume on top and a tune/track/ch button on the bottom. There are five rectangular buttons horizontally on the bottom middle. On the right there are four buttons stacked vertically. Any ideas?
MrChuckles 05/18/13 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thetford Tecma toilet not refilling correctly

My toilet seems to work okay when you press both buttons to empty the bowl. It clears all water from the bowl. I am suspicious of that switch too. I wonder why it works when warm though. And to make it even weirder, the inside of the coach is almost always above 65 so I'm thinking it must be something exposed to the outside temperature, but don't know what that might be.
MrChuckles 05/11/13 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
Thetford Tecma toilet not refilling correctly

Our toilet is acting strange. It flushes correctly when the temperature is above 65 degrees, correctly draining and then refilling the bowl to the programmed level about half way up the flush outlet hole. When the temperature is below 65 degrees the bowl drains correctly with plenty of vacuum, but does not refill the bowl. Some water comes in, but not much. This happens both on city water and on the pump out of the fresh water tank. I assumed it was low water pressure so I checked the faucets and they flow strong. I'm not sure where to check next. Has anyone else experienced this behavior?
MrChuckles 05/11/13 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water leak from fridge

It turns out we have/had multiple problems. First, the fins were iced over and dripping down outside the drip pan. We had filled the fridge too full and had he door open too long I guess. We were able to clear a lot of that and it helped. Second, the ice maker line had two pinhole leaks. The cheapo plastic was pretty brittle so we put some of that rubber-sealing tape stuff and that is now a slow seep. We will need to get that replaced but I bet it will be expensive from what I've read. I can't physically pull the fridge and will have to pay to have that done. Third, the drain lines from the drip pan were so crunchy brittle that would fall apart when you touched them. I'll need to get those replaced and resealed. Thank you all for the information. Between your advice and the internet I now know at least what is wrong. I appreciate you.
MrChuckles 05/07/13 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water leak from fridge

I do have an ice maker. I'll check for pinholes when I get back this afternoon. I had more or less ruled that out because it was mostly happening at night. Perhaps that was just coincidence. I'll also check for the drain line. I didn't see the pan but maybe I wasn't looking in the right place. Thanks for the advice.
MrChuckles 05/06/13 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
Water leak from fridge

We are in our second week in our 2008 Monaco Knight. The fridge has begun to leak or make condensation (don't know which) that allows about 1/4 cup of water to accumulate on the floor in the morning. I haven't seen it during the day and the spot dries up with a fan on it. There is even more water on the outside of the coach on the pavement below the slide out with the fridge. I've taken the outside inspection cover off and there are no leaks there. The white plastic flex hose that feeds a weep drain at the bottom of the slide is broken and I will replace it. With that said, it is dry where the hose is broken. The area is also dry. Does anyone have any ideas where to begin to look to trace the source of the water? I can only see access from the lower and upper inspection plates outside and they have not helped.
MrChuckles 05/06/13 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2008 Monaco Knight Sewer Line

Thanks to all for the great information. I checked and the propane tank area appears to be a good solution for me too. I'll be sure to leave clearance for air flow in case of a leak. Good stuff.
MrChuckles 04/29/13 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
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