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Old 06-30-2016, 08:31 AM   #43
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Van Williams, who I referenced, is a very astute guy. He's a master machinist/engineering type. 2-3 years ago, he was trying to tame the handling for his late 90s Dynasty. He had the bright idea of putting a 8' pipe into the receiver on the rear of the coach. He had a couple of guys apply force to the pipe from side to side while he observed the action of the H frame which carries the axles and is the attachment point for the air bags and shocks in the Chrysler designed Roadmaster chassis.

He discovered that because the design only incorporated one Panhard Rod, that the H frame could "squirm" causing the axles to change the direction they were pointing very slightly. As you might guess, this is not a good characteristic. Van & Co designed two add-on components. Cross bars between the trailing arms and a Watts links. These two components, sometimes one and sometimes both, can be added to both front and rear H frames to eliminate the unwanted movement. The other issue can be free play in the steering box. Monaco used two vendors for steering gear. The TRW which has a free play adjustment and the Shepard, which doesn't. This group of guys worked with a component vendor and now most Roadmaster chassis that used the Shepard can be swapped to a TRW.

They guys have provided a path for any Roadmaster owner, who is unhappy with the handling of his coach, to make it the equal of the best on the road.

I forgot to say:

Go the the Monaco owners forum and look at the "stickies" the one titled "Monaco tech info" contains two threads that are very lengthy and detailed about these issues and how they were solve.
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The repair yesterday for the SubZero refrigerator. $1400

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Another $750 dollars today for the fuel level sensor on the the fuel tank.
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Another $750 dollars today for the fuel level sensor on the the fuel tank.
I need to have my son talk to you. His 2016 45' Mountain Aire has been to the factory three times since last Sept and He keeps talking about a Foretravel and a Newell.
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Watched the market for 3 years. 2 months ago we were ready and a 2008 Country Coach with 17,500 miles popped up. Quality coach with great options in GREAT condition...way less that new, but just like new!
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I need to have my son talk to you. His 2016 45' Mountain Aire has been to the factory three times since last Sept and He keeps talking about a Foretravel and a Newell.

Lol, I have a long list of repairs and cost. At least twice a year to Oklahoma. We've had to have a Newell tech fly to Atlanta twice, on my ole mans dime, room and per diem included.
He's averaged 12-15,000 miles a year but good Lord, this thing is expensive.
12 volt compressors
All the double pane Windows removed and resealed
The Silver Leaf hasn't worked properly in 5 years.

Yadda, yadda, yadda, blah, blah, blah. Lol.
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