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Old 10-07-2009, 07:43 PM   #15
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I just put a caliper on mine and it measured 1 15/16.
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:50 PM   #16
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I have the Tru Center and had to measure my own, called Monaco and they had noooooooooooo idea what size it was. I got one of these to measure, should also be able to get one cheap at an auto parts store.


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Two notes:

A good place for the Tru Center switch is any blank switch on the switch panel to the left of the Driver, you can remove the blank and the supplied switch fits right in. Also you can wire to the run bay easily from there and fuse it in the run bay.

Next, when you get it you want to play with it and may hold the switch on for too long and burn out the solenoid, not supposed to happen, but it does. You should not hold the switch on for more than 5-10 seconds. I found this out after it quit working and read the instructions!

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Hi again Jim
You can see that I am new at this , by the question I ask.
You mentioned the RUN bay, what is the Run by.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:12 AM   #17
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Hello,

It is where a lot of the fuses and elctronics are located. It is usually the outside bottom door just below the drivers window. If you open it, you wil see lots of electronics and a cover that comes off for a fuse panel. It has about 50 to 75 fuses in it.
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Thanks Jim
I just ordered the Caliper
I too called Monaco, Roadmaster. and Dana the company that supplied the front end,
none of them could tell me the size of the Tie Rod.

Thanks again.
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Gene,

If I were home I could give you the part number of the bracket I ordered for my tie rod. Mine was 1-3/4 inch. When I installed ours I did the measurement per the instructions and did not have to adjust the center until I had the front end aligned. The alignment shop told me I may need to set the center again. I installed the switch in a spare square hole to the left of the driver and the timeout module down in the electrical run bay under the driver's window. You do not have to worry about holding the switch on to long because that is what the timer module is for. If you keep the switch depressed for to long the timer module times out and removes power from the TruCenter.

P.S. We love the TruCenter and it has made driving the coach a real pleasure.

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Bob,

I know that the timer module is "supposed" to stop the solenoid from burning out, in my case on a brand new unit it did not. The current instructions tell you not to depress the switch for more than so many seconds, I did not read the instructions, (bad habit) and held it down for about a minute at a stop light, fryed the solenoid. They had to take it off, send it back to the factory, replace the solenoid, send it back and reinstall.

Other than to play with it, there is no need to hold the switch down for more than a few seconds. So I no longer play with it!
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Hi
I finally had the Tru-Center installed,
It is as good as they say it is,
Very satisfied with it.
Gene
P.S. The tie rod for this unit is 2"
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