Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2016, 11:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: North West Minnesota
Posts: 8
Alternater problems

We have a 2002 Monaco Dyansty with a 335 hp cummings and put 10000 miles a year on it. I can only get 13 to 14 months out of the alternator. Warrenty is 12 months and at $ 489 a piece it seems they should last longer.
Any ideas????Thanks, Roger
__________________

__________________
rogbeis is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-23-2016, 11:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 14,972
Do you do a lot of boon docking ? If you boon dock and on startup the alternator has to charge your house batteries up from a very low state of charge, that can over heat the alternator causing early failure, they don't like to put out their max. amps for very long.

What brand is the alternator , some do better that others over the years.

Mine is original to the coach at 77,000 miles. still has Cat yellow on from the factory. KOW.
__________________

__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 08:19 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: North West Minnesota
Posts: 8
The last 3 have been Wilson brand . we do very little non plug in camping and if we do the gen is running. Thanks
__________________
rogbeis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 08:50 AM   #4
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,358
Hi Roger! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't answer your question! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 09:40 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 14,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by rogbeis View Post
The last 3 have been Wilson brand . we do very little non plug in camping and if we do the gen is running. Thanks

To the best of my knowledge ; Wilson is a re-builder of electrical components. So the units you're installing aren't all brand new parts, many components are cleaned and inspected and re-used.
Bit of a gamble for sure , considering the added cost of NEW , but I'd say find out the original supplier and spec's of the alternator and go with brand new for the next one. If you get the info and look around ; before you have a failure ; you should be able to get a fair price.
I'm guessing that your original equipment would have been , Delco-Remy.
But Monaco or Cummins should be able to say for sure.
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 10:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 10,476


Glad to have you here in the forum with us. I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Trails!!!
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 08:28 PM   #7
Member
 
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 36
Welcome to the forum, I'm new too.
New to RVs as well, but seems like 13 or 14 months out of an alt. sounds pretty bad.
Wondering if there's more to it than just bad alternators.
__________________

__________________
1993 American Eagle M-38J
Bob P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ems, problems



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing alternater on a 2011 Ellipse 42 QD. melo47 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 1 02-05-2015 07:54 PM
Alternater charge light windsorman Monaco Owner's Forum 5 06-27-2013 07:17 AM
Alternater Rebuild bigdogk9 Country Coach Owners Forum 3 01-12-2012 08:05 PM
Alternater Fishinn Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 2 10-17-2010 12:30 AM
Alternater hook up Dennis L MH-General Discussions & Problems 0 06-27-2010 06:27 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.