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Old 04-26-2019, 06:22 AM   #1569
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So how would you install the charger? Where would you power it from..
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:47 AM   #1570
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How did you wire up the trickel charger. Where's it powered from
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:33 PM   #1571
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Well, since they say the sincerest form of flattery is imitation... how about we flatter those folks in the Newmar forum a bit (even though it's not really their fault they didn't get a Monaco, maybe we can still make em feel a little better anyways ).

There's a very popular and useful thread going on over there entitled "Quick Tips and Easy Mods" and a lot of it pertains to just about everyone and their coach no matter what brand it may be. But it got me to thinking about some of the peculiarities of our coaches and the expert talent we have in the Monaco Forum, and I thought that we need to capture some of that brain power over here.


Anyone care to start?
How in the world do you ask a question on this sight?? I need help with power to my aqua hot if anybody can read this! Thanks
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:08 PM   #1572
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How in the world do you ask a question on this sight?? I need help with power to my aqua hot if anybody can read this! Thanks

Start here http://www.aquahot.com/Library.aspx
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:58 PM   #1573
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Overheating

2005 Diplomat with Cummins. Temperature seems to always want to get to the very warm side in summer and climbing hills. Cummins cannot find anything wrong. Anyone else seen this problem?
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:22 AM   #1574
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gypsygirl and stevestancil -

You will probably get a lot better help if you start a new thread, and post your question there (looks like you have sorta done-so already ). There's less chance of your question(s) getting buried or overlooked that way, and there's always someone coming along that can give you a hand with your problem.

As the name of this thread here implies, it's mostly for folks that have found a solution to something and are sharing it with others.
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2005 Diplomat with Cummins. Temperature seems to always want to get to the very warm side in summer and climbing hills. Cummins cannot find anything wrong. Anyone else seen this problem?
If you are relying on the dash temperature gauge that Monaco installed then it is most likely wrong. My sits on the very hot end of the scale but I read my engine and transmission temp with the Silverleaf. So you first need to make sure what the temps actually are. That will require adding a Silverleaf or Scan Gauge unless your coach has the Aladdin.

Also, your coach is a rear radiator coach and the rear radiator must be cleaned at least once a year. If your coolant is more than five years old it may need to be changed to improve heat transfer. We had a bad thermostat that was causing an overheating issue. Cummins has updated the thermostat so it would not be a bad idea to change it.

Welcome to irv2 and as RustyTools says you should post this as a new topic. This thread is where folks tell what mods they have made to their coaches.

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Old 08-06-2019, 08:13 AM   #1576
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2005 Diplomat with Cummins. Temperature seems to always want to get to the very warm side in summer and climbing hills. Cummins cannot find anything wrong. Anyone else seen this problem?
I agree with Bob, confirm what the ECM is seeing vs. just the analog gauge on the dash. Mine is off by quite a large margin, especially when the gauge starts to climb above the normal 180~ish point.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:05 PM   #1577
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Curtain Replacement

Latest project, replace the cockpit curtains with roller shades.
We decided to replace the curtains last year and while driving through Washington we stopped by Dave and LJ's and had them measure for a correct fit.

We had to compromise some due to the location of the ceiling defroster vents.
This required we mount the windshield shade further to the rear and due to this we wouldn't be able to have the shade run down the plastic windshield pillars.

We opted to trim out the valences with cherry to match the existing cabinetry.
4" from the wall and 4 1/2" tall. Finish was a mix of Monaco cherry stain mixed 50/50 with traditional cherry. Four coats of semi-gloss poly and hand rubbed with steel wool and paste wax.

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Once finished I needed to trim the plastic pillars around the windshield roller.
I've seen some pretty horrific cut outs around these on several coaches. Couldn't stand that so I took the time to trim them out as carefully as I could.

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To add a guide to the windshield pillars I chose a hardwood 3/4" quarter round.
Attached with #6 1/2" screws. Acura Interior Leather and plastic "tan" was a perfect match for the color.
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And lastly the installation.

Attached are photos of the left and right pillar with guide and the finished photos with the shade lowered.
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And lastly the installation.

Attached are photos of the left and right pillar with guide and the finished photos with the shade lowered.
Nice work Mike. That looks better than factory. I installed the roller shades on my 07 Neptune last year. I replaced the day/night shades with roller shades everywhere. It was quite a few $$ doing them all at once but WOW what a difference. So much nicer!! My front windshield I had to take a slightly different approach. I still have the head knocker TV cabinet so my front shade could not extend all the way over to the pillars. I had to stop it a little short and I ordered a roller shades for each side that I mounted at a 45 degree angle to bridge the gap between the front and side shades. It's not quite as nice looking but completely covers the front where no one can see in. We are tickled with the outcome. Nice work!!!

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Had problems with the main breaker tripping at about 35 amps on one leg. Breaker was hot to the touch. It's 100 degrees here in Texas. :-( Only two A/Cs running, and NOTHING else.

Replaced the breaker (50 amp DPDT), $15 at Lowes. :-) All fixed. Nice and cool.

Easy to do. Just shut down incoming power, and turn off the inverter. Voila. Pop out the old one, rewire with new one. Take a picture before you start, if you aren't familiar with electrical work. :-)
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