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Posted: 08/06/09 06:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

zxer wrote:

If Monaco is up and running again, under Navistar, will they still be required to fix this problem ?


I have heard that Navistar bought everything but the liabilities, so I don't know how that will work out.


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OK folks, thanks for the information about the price. However, I went out and checked my 2001 Knight (R4R) and can't find anything that looks like the parts in the pictures. My trailing arms (or at least what I think are the trailing arms) are about 4" wide and 6" tall and welded out of at least 1/2 to 3/4 steel. Those things are so massive there is no way they could ever break. So I guess Monaco didn't make them all alike. Or am I looking in the wrong place?


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hohenwald48 wrote:

OK folks, thanks for the information about the price. However, I went out and checked my 2001 Knight (R4R) and can't find anything that looks like the parts in the pictures. My trailing arms (or at least what I think are the trailing arms) are about 4" wide and 6" tall and welded out of at least 1/2 to 3/4 steel. Those things are so massive there is no way they could ever break. So I guess Monaco didn't make them all alike. Or am I looking in the wrong place?


Chris,

Was Bill Halberstadt's post on page 2 of this thread of any help in identifying which suspension you have? There are certainly 2 different ones mentioned by Bill.


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I suppose it would if I could somehow figure out how to tell one from the other. But mine is nothing like the pictures on page 1. Maybe I have one of the "illegal" 23K axles that SCHARLEY mentioned. I might try to post a pic of mine if I can take one under the rear end of the coach.

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Chris,

I have no first hand information on this, but Bill's post made it clear to me:

"Just a tidbit: Not all coaches on the "recall list" are affected. The rear suspension involved is by Nu-Way. The rear suspension on my 2003 Safari Cheetah is by Reyco, and the trailing arms go over the axle rather than under. I've never seen another 2003 Cheetah with a Reyco rear suspension, but it does indicate that Monaco/Safari was not consistent in what they put under the chassis."


Let us know if your trailing arm goes OVER the AXLE= Reyco= no problem.

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If your trailing arm goes UNDER the AXLE= Nu-Way= RECALL/problem.

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I never received a recall notice on my 04 Ambassador. I'm wondering if some of the coaches that they knew were not affected did not receive the notice, or did I just get missed. I guess I'll have to get it checked out to be sure.

I did have a U bolt failure within the first 5,000 miles and I had it checked out after a rear vibration began.

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Ours was beefed up at the Elkhart service center and then rechecked, I think twice when we were there for service when the recall first came out, but I'm going to crawl under and check them just to be sure everything is OK.. Ours is an R4R chassis not RR4R.. So it affects two different chassis.. Ours also had the front ones beefed up to if I remember right..Thanks for the heads up..


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http://nhthqnwws112.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2005/V/RCDNN-05V053-9626.PDF
Monaco letter to NHSTA listing models and serial numbers.

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23058413/srt/pa/pging/1/page/3.cfm
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I believe the recall only involves R4R chassis

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DieselDon wrote:

http://nhthqnwws112.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2005/V/RCDNN-05V053-9626.PDF
Monaco letter to NHSTA listing models and serial numbers.

Link: Monaco letter to NHSTA listing models and serial numbers.


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http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23058413/srt/pa/pging/1/page/3.cfm
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My trailing arms go under the axle but are much (and I mean a whole lot) beefier than the ones in the pictures on the first page of this thread. I went out and took some real good pictures but can't figure out how to post one here. If anyone wants to see what I'm talking about I would be glad to email a picture to you.
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