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Old 05-27-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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METHANE LEAK

Beware! I have been chasing a bad methane smell in closet adjacent to refrigerator since taking delivery of our coach. Finally got so bad I tore the closet apart and removed the back panel to discover that there is plumbing trap installed for the clothes washer option that we do not have. The factory failed to cap the trap which was allowing the gas to escape into the closet and MH. Not a good thing.

PLUMBING LEAK

I am taking the MH back to the dealer for the 4th time in an effort to get the trap under the bathroom sink to stop leaking. Anyone else having this problem or is it the dealer?

DASH AIR INTERMITANT

The dash air is working intermitantly. Dealer has me taking it to a Monaco chasis shop as they believe it is an electrical issue in chasis. Anyone else having this problem?

FUEL FILL LEAK

Has anyone figuered out how to stop fuel from leaking out both fill caps when tank is near full? Seems like you lose a great deal of the 75 gallon capacity by not filling to base of filler necks to prevent leaking out both fuel caps.

Thanks for any advice, DB & Cub Karen
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:14 AM   #2
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METHANE LEAK

Beware! I have been chasing a bad methane smell in closet adjacent to refrigerator since taking delivery of our coach. Finally got so bad I tore the closet apart and removed the back panel to discover that there is plumbing trap installed for the clothes washer option that we do not have. The factory failed to cap the trap which was allowing the gas to escape into the closet and MH. Not a good thing.

PLUMBING LEAK

I am taking the MH back to the dealer for the 4th time in an effort to get the trap under the bathroom sink to stop leaking. Anyone else having this problem or is it the dealer?

DASH AIR INTERMITANT

The dash air is working intermitantly. Dealer has me taking it to a Monaco chasis shop as they believe it is an electrical issue in chasis. Anyone else having this problem?

FUEL FILL LEAK

Has anyone figuered out how to stop fuel from leaking out both fill caps when tank is near full? Seems like you lose a great deal of the 75 gallon capacity by not filling to base of filler necks to prevent leaking out both fuel caps.

Thanks for any advice, DB & Cub Karen
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:57 AM   #3
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I have a 08 Cayman and have non of your issues. My main pain is the front door rattle the dealer tried to fix 4 times already and still not right.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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Get a inch & a half,(ABS or PVC ) cap from a home improvement center, & put on the drain -- Don`t glue it on,just push down as far as possible -- What part of the sink drain is leaking? This is probably an easy fix, once you pin-point the leak -- Check both fuel caps, & see if there is a rubber gasket under them - These are easy to lose -- If these are the only problems you have, you are a very lucky man - Bill Willard
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input.

Bill - I actually used an 1 1/2" test plug on the trap to get a good seal without being permanent.Your right, the sink leak should be an easy fix which is a great deal of my frustration with the dealer. The fuel caps have the original gaskets in them which seam to be inefective. Wondering if anyone has added another, maybe thickergasket, for a better seal allowing more fill.

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Is your dealer SimiRV?
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Dancing Bear -- John -- I didn`t mean to minimize your woe`s -- I worked on Park Models for many years, doing factory service -- Sink/lavy drain leaks were a very common problem -- Spent many hours under the cabinets with the door frame digging into my back -- So many things come into play -- You have to start at the top where the drain comes thru the sink -- Often the rubber gasket is not tight -- The pop-up assembly on back of drain may be missing am important washer, or not tight - P-trap not aligned or missing washers -- Is the leak above the p-trap, at the p-trap -- I have thought that the drain was leaking, when it was a water line above the drain with a small leak dripping down on the drain -- If at all possible, can you post a picture where the leak is - Bill Willard
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:11 PM   #8
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Brett - Yes. Simi RV.

Bill - Thanks for the insite. I think they are not getting a good seal at the sink. It is scheduled to go back in next week. I'll give them one more chance.

Thanks again, John
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John.....Seems like you got some of your answers. I had the same leak out of my driver's side fule cap. If you cranked it down really tight by hand or wrench, it wouldn't leak.

The problem is the cap and neck are pipe fittings. They're tapered and the fit gets tighter as you screw it on.

I put a rag in the neck and took a file to the threads on the neck. This reduced their diameter and allowed the cap to screw on farther making contact with the rubber gasket.

Our friends have an 07 Cayman and haven't had much luck with Simi RV.
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My two cents! Warranty or not, if there are little things you can fix yourself you are much better off doing so. You can usually pay for the parts by the fuel you save by not driving to the dealer not to mention the frustration you save yourself. This is speaking from experience as there have been more than one warranty issue I was not able to get resolved by the dealers and ended up fixing myself.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nodine:
...if there are little things you can fix yourself you are much better off doing so...
Bob </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have to agree totally with Bob, even though Buddy Gregg techs usually do good work. It seems when one thing gets fixed by the dealer, two more new needed repairs just happen to pop up. Oh, and for me it's a 60 mile drive, one-way.

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Dancing Bear......If you get frustrated with some of the minor stuff, bring it over and I'll help you with the repairs. I do all my own work and I think my repairs and projects come out pretty nice. I'm probably only 5-10 miles away. I'm guessing you have a lot of week days off like me.

As a cop, I don't mind occasionally helping a hose dragger!
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You do not have to take it back to the dealer. Monaco will allow warranty work to be done by any number of local shops. All they have to do is call Monaco and get authorization before doing the work. All of them know the routine and and are happy to work with Monaco. With diesel at $5 a gallon, I work hard to find a local repair shop.
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