I have had to replace the air sensor switch under the parking brake as it would not recognize that the parking brake was on. Monaco tech was very helpful. You can tell if it is working by the illumination of the red warning light for parking brake. If it is dim or not on that switch is failing.I have always followed along with your posts as we have the same vintage and purchased the coach about the same time. Good luck!
We had very little, almost no condensation with dual pane windows and vent cracked open. The year before that with a single pane 5th wheel we had to use a dehumidifier even with a vent open. I was surprised at the big difference.
I have a 2006 Knight that we have just about recouped the price of the extended policy in 9 months. You never know and can not rely upon others abilities or fortunes. The Dip is the next step up from ours and I think you will enjoy the wide open floor-plan.
Well Thunder Mountain I guess you looked at our Samsung 197 as well and we are very happy with it. We do velcro the handles when we travel. The floor above our furnace was lowered and the folks at ESC in Elkhart did a great job!
There are weep holes on the bottom of the side windows that will make noise when the little cover comes off. They are only necessary below the driver, passenger and door windows. According to Atwood their purpose is to stop wind noise. To see if this is the source put some tape over the holes to see if it removes the sound.