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Old 11-09-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hello, from the big hamlet of Memphis, NY which may have approx 40 houses, and located just west of Syracuse, NY.
I had a 42 year association with the US military, helped my wife raise 4 kids (3 boys and 1 girl) who have long since left the nest. We just celebrated our 50th last summer when the kids came up here. We spent 33 years in ole San Antonio, and my wife and I miss that big ole state. We are discussing being snowbirds full time for approx a year or so, then staying put in Texas some where. Ahh the joys of dreaming.
We have a 36' Monaco Cayman that is on the recall list, and I am trying to figure out if my MH is affected. It is a 2004 model with two slideouts, and a ISB deisel engine. We haven't had any trouble with it, but I am concerned about the rear suspension trailing arms. The first I knew of this recall was from FMCA magazine, and it sounds pretty serious.
If anyone can send me some info on this problem as to where to get my MH inspected I would sure appreciate it. Right now all I know is to try to take the MH to Amsterdam, NY or Tonawanda, NY where Camping World used to sell Monaco's.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Hi rsmartsr and welcome to IRV2. My wife and I are originally from your neck of the woods, born and raised in Rome, NY.

Do you know which chassis your Cayman is on and whether it has the IFS suspension? If not, a call to Monaco with your VIN should answer that for you. It's possible you have no problem.

According to the Roadmaster web site, you can find the nearest Roadmaster service center by calling 877-4-MONACO (466-6226) for a facility near you.

You can also read a lot more about this problem in the Monaco Owners Forum here on IRV2.

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Old 11-09-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
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All I have to say is WELCOME. Get the motorhome checked and repaired and put on some miles.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:33 PM   #4
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Welcome to iRV2! You have come to the right place to gather information on your Monaco...including the Trailing Arms issue - lots of info is found at this link. I..although I shouldn't put a smile up - as I believe your Cayman is on a R4R chassis..which is included in the problem. )
You will also find other tips and tricks for your Monaco here at the Monaco Forum. You should go ahead and join the "Monaco Owners Club" too- it is free but it does help identify what type of rig you own.
Again...welcome to the Forums ...we do hope you visit & post often!
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