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Old 09-17-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
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Just bought this RV, is this bad?

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Old 09-17-2015, 05:12 PM   #2
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I don't know what that is...but have you checked the date codes on the tires?
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:13 PM   #3
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It looks like a seal leak and a bolt coming out.

If you are close I would take it to a rv repair shop to be safe.

I'd hate to be driving and have the rear breaks freeze up on me.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:16 PM   #4
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Fronr?? rear?? On a brake. Can't help without more I fo
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:23 PM   #5
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It appears somebody may have removed the nut and bent the ancor bracket away from the slack adjuster. That needs to hooked back up. I'd have somebody check tha whole brake system for more bad news.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:28 PM   #6
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Date code on tires look like 42nd week of 2003 but I may be wrong.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:41 PM   #7
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Date code ends in 03 or 05 ... Either way it's time for tires.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:44 PM   #8
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Date code on tires look like 42nd week of 2003 but I may be wrong.
You are right. The code is 4203. Time for some new tires. Correction. Well past time for new tires.
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You have at least 1 rear brake, way out of adjustment and the automatic adjuster unhooked.


That rod in the picture should come out about half as far as it is.


Here is some reading on the subject, that anyone with air brakes should have.


http://dmv.dot.gov.nt.ca/sites/defau...Nov%202007.pdf
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You have at least 1 rear brake, way out of adjustment and the automatic adjuster unhooked.


That rod in the picture should come out about half as far as it is.


Here is some reading on the subject, that anyone with air brakes should have.


http://dmv.dot.gov.nt.ca/sites/defau...Nov%202007.pdf
I agree. I would be highly suspicious of the rest of the brakes. It would make me investigate all of the chassis lube points. I would have the drive line inspected to make sure universals and slip yoke are in good shape.

If this is representative of the rest of the MH, it has sat neglected for some time. You are doing the right thing by going over it with a fine took comb. Those older Monaco's are very durable with some care.
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Wow, I bought this from a dealer too. Ugh:(

I did replace the tires on the front $620 each. Saving up for the back. The fronts were 12 years.
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Looks like your brake system needs to be thoroughly gone thru. Your brake system is almost identical to that used on large trucks, so suggest taking your coach to a heavy truck dealer. They would be the most knowledgeable. Typical RV dealers less so.
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Rust is never good, might check the diaphrams in the chambers before you have to replace them on the road!
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Back to your original question, is this bad. Yes.

I would not drive this any further than your nearest semi repair facility. I would assume other issues. I would save up before you go....

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