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RE: 2006 dynasty monacco

Don't be embarrassed these machines are complicated and we are all learning On both sides you will find a small door approx. 6" sq . They both need a key to open . Inside those fuel doors the cap screws on and should be on a chain or cable . Many of us tilt the coach a little with our air leveling so we can fill the tank better . Don't try fill both side or have the opposite cap off you can have diesel running out on the ground . Our engines use the same oil as the big trucks 15/40 . Ray
oldave 01/21/20 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: engine antifreeze

Drain the overflow tub and the radiator and replace it with regular anti freeze from Walmart. Or have Walmart do it for you. Not on my worst day. You have either a Fleet Guard fully formulated which has the SCA's in it or you have an OAT coolant depending on the year of your rig. A call to Freightliner can tell you which they put in when built. Freightliner wont be able to help him , his coach is built on a Roadmaster chassis . I bought Peak million mile heavy duty diesel coolant at Wal-Mart approx. 12.50 per gal . Cummins/Fleetgard has decided that coolants are actually compatible . So it appears that now you can drain the old coolant , blow out what you can and refill .
oldave 01/15/20 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 holiday Rambler Endeavor

Doug on my Windsor the slide control is in the right rear( pass side ) electrical bay . If you have an electrical bay back there yours may be there also . It is just a board with relays and a 5 amp fuse which can stop the slide . Have you made sure all the bay doors are closed and sure the switches are operating and not bent . Ray
oldave 01/05/20 01:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hearing problem need wireless mic and ear piece

This is the one advertised in the FMCA magazine . http://www.eartec.com/Headsets/max4gs.html
oldave 11/10/19 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

Actually I feel like it is ok but who really knows , 5 yrs is a long time . I used to think cancer was a death sentence and 75 was to old to care but I don't feel like that anymore now 75 is quite young and he may have a lot of traveling yet to do . Not telling you to do this but I would give my friend a 100 bucks and say maybe this will help . Like SOBOVA asked how about the tires ? Those may be the real concern . Ray
oldave 11/07/19 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Monaco Windsor Dash air/heat trouble

Oldave rereading your reply the vacuum generator may be what I was looking at. I did find a bad connection on it but I never fired up the coach after nothing ran after I repaired the connection. I'll put it back together and run the coach to see if its repaired. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks Right Robbie you'll need to run the engine because the vacuum gen uses air pressure . Finding the bad connection will probably fix your problem . Good going . Ray
oldave 11/05/19 04:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 100K miles

2001 did not use the same trailing arms Per Source Engineering. The bad one started in 2002 Thanks Good news , Thanks Obviously I didn't know that , actually I thought all the Knights of that era were the same . I would still scoot under with a strong flashlight and look them over myself , make sure there was no cracks . I believe at one time there was pictures on the IRV2 Monaco forum
oldave 11/04/19 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 100K miles

100k just shows it was put together right , didn't blow up during break in . You probably know about the recall on the rear trailing arms for your chassis . Chances are the arms have already been replaced , so an alert just in case . The original Monaco is long gone so you will have to pay for it yourself . Source Engineering makes replacements .
oldave 11/04/19 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Monaco Windsor Dash air/heat trouble

Robbie , Mine has a little black plastic 12v pump above the gen . On some coaches mostly earlier models they used a vacuum generator powered by compressed air blowing over a venturi . I believe it is a metal box with an air and vacuum hose attached . Should be mounted on the firewall above the Onan gen . They are very reliable as there is not much to go bad , maybe the elect air valve or stopped up inside . Cleaning should take care of that .
oldave 11/04/19 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternative satellite option?

We use our roof top in motion dome all the time , traveling or parked . Now I don't park in the trees if I want satellite and the RV parks often ask if I have satellite . If they don't ask I tell them , there is seldom a problem and on that pare occasion I have a dish on a tripod that I can set up if we want it We will be sad to see in motion cease if in fact that happens but I don't think that will actually comes about . No doubt some changes will happen soon which will most likely be the end of SD ( standard definition ) reception requiring at least up graded receivers . BTW I'm speaking Direct TV here .
oldave 11/03/19 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New old ride

My better half and I went to a fiver about seven years ago. Got the itch recently to go back to a motorbike. We found a very well loved 2003 Tiffin Paeton 40GH and made the jump. I would be glad to hear any suggestions for this vehicle as we as suggestions for a toad.
oldave 10/27/19 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Motorcoach Owner...

I was wondering what an 06 Wanderlodge looked like now I know , beautiful . Ray
oldave 10/23/19 08:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries(new) supply power sporadically

Ground cables for both starting and house batteries are sometimes attached at one place , likely the frame . A bad connection there can cause a problem for both circuits . I would find where the ground cables attach to the frame , clean until you see bright metal then tighten good . Good luck let us know
oldave 10/17/19 05:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dog = No Start and No shifting of Transmission

You repaired it good enough to get it down to the garage so why not go down and recheck your repair . Goofing up on the side of the road is not the end of the world . I have had to eat crow before when i was 100% sure I was right . So I think it is possible like others have stated that you have a couple of wires wrong . You need a strong flash light and cleaner so you can be sure of the wire color and stripe if they have stripes . Another possibility is when the dog jerked on the harness maybe he pulled something loose that you haven't spotted yet . Follow the wires , maybe they are broken somewhere else too or unplugged farther away from your splices . Unless Ford used some resistance wiring which is possible I think the talk about not being able to solder is bunk I think that resistance wire will look different probably a single strand and won't solder well or at all . The garage doesn't want to get involved , actually I don't blame them they are probably worried about transmission liability . If those things don't help then you are left with RV salvage places .
oldave 10/07/19 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: To Buy or build

IMHO your roles should have been reversed . You should have been the one saying I'll build us an RV . She should have said your crazy and telling you no way. Of she would win and save the day. A few people can pull this off but probably 90% + never get finished by the person that started the conversion . The few conversions I've seen look like a home made RV and have noticeable design or arrangement flaws We would probably end up killing each other .
oldave 10/02/19 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick reply please.

If my wife was uncomfortable with the route - then I would adjust the route. Life is too short to fight over the small stuff. X2 the older I get the more sense that makes
oldave 09/26/19 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick reply please.

They want input from those that have been on this pass before, which seems like a good idea to me . It is often more scary for the pass than the driver , you have no control . I do the driving of our DP MOHO and have avoided roads that the DW thought was scary . I used to see any pass or road as a challenge to be conquered , not so much anymore . Challenging to me might be torture to her Now days she might even be more adventurous than me, she is a little younger . We have been over Slumguillion Pass and it can be challenging and is not to be taken lightly Why not park the coach and drive it in the car , it's beautiful up there .
oldave 09/26/19 08:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv sofa and chairs

Our recliner chairs are not used for seating while traveling The belts are there from when the sofa was there . The remaining sofa has its own seat belts so passengers can ride there . I have made a panic stop and our dining chairs stayed put without much movement at all . Things like a case of Cokes are more inclined to move it seems or at least in our case I have seen things tossed around in my bro in laws 5th wheel which leads me to believe that the ride is much smoother in a large pusher .
oldave 09/25/19 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv sofa and chairs

I think you will need to turn the sofa up side down to determine where you can bolt on " L " brackets, 4 would be best . I would shop at Lowes or Home Depot for L brackets and some rather large lag bolts , maybe 3/8 or 1/2 inch At the same time you could install seat belts if they are not already there . We had 2 sofas in our coach so we removed one of them and installed 2 euro recliners . We use the seat belts to secure those recliners when we travel . You may be able to secure your sofa with seat belts . Our dining chairs are not secured they just sit there never moving . I have found things don't move around except when I made a really hard stop then a few things move a little .
oldave 09/25/19 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I got the shakes

I figured beads were what he meant but I have heard of people using BBs or those plastic pellets the kids shoot I bet dry sand would work too. Many things could balance at least for a while Equal powder is the one I have heard could clump.
oldave 09/16/19 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
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