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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum Yesterday, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Captjake1
Very similar in setup, though the Valid system...

Very similar in setup, though the Valid system monitors the small auxiliary tank at the auxiliary compressor.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By Captjake1
Only stionnis yo pull and replace...or rebuild ut

Only stionnis yo pull and replace...or rebuild ut
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By Captjake1
Exactly. If it is a Lippert, which I would bet it...

Exactly. If it is a Lippert, which I would bet it is. They are probe to allowing hydraulic fluid pass into the motor windings. Bad, bad for the motor.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,730
Posted By Captjake1
The pressure switch turns on at 90psi if at 110

The pressure switch turns on at 90psi if at 110
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Captjake1
You got it! I struggled the first time too. Once...

You got it! I struggled the first time too. Once I figured it out, it was very clear then![emoji1]
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,730
Posted By Captjake1
Those ones I wouldn't mess with. Just that...

Those ones I wouldn't mess with. Just that pressure switch and check valve at the small pony compressor.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,730
Posted By Captjake1
Open the drain valve on the bottom of the tank...

Open the drain valve on the bottom of the tank and you will be fine. You really have to look at the valve to determine. But, if they were in backwards, the system wouldn't work at all. I bet they...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,730
Posted By Captjake1
True. I thought it was the same yellow line. I...

True. I thought it was the same yellow line.
I just looked st mibe. You are right, 2 different lines. Leave that check valve at the tank.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Captjake1
Ok. Looks like you have 2 check valves. They are...

Ok. Looks like you have 2 check valves. They are very small. One at the large tank and one at the tee heading to the compressor. They have orange rings on them.
The pressure switch hanging off of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,730
Posted By Captjake1
Thanks Perry. :) The check valve is there to...

Thanks Perry. :)
The check valve is there to prevent any air from leaking back out through the little compressor. When they factory installed them they put the pressure switch between the check...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-17-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Captjake1
Yes, they are very heavy! I have messed with mine...

Yes, they are very heavy! I have messed with mine many times, trying to make it close easier.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-16-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Captjake1
I raised ours by taking out a few links in the...

I raised ours by taking out a few links in the chain.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-15-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Captjake1
Understood. There are times when the ground is...

Understood. There are times when the ground is uneven to place either ladder up to the bottom of the fixed ladder. I have had too many close calls trying this.
I now carry all 3. The starter ladder...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-14-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Captjake1
I also carry a 7 foot step ladder and a...

I also carry a 7 foot step ladder and a telescopic ladder. There were times where they are both useless to get on the roof. That is why I added a starter ladder back on the rig.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-12-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Captjake1
Most of these pointed out are way too short for...

Most of these pointed out are way too short for mine. Mine is 6 feet long.
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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-11-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Captjake1
Those lift struts on the engine hatch are STRONG....

Those lift struts on the engine hatch are STRONG. Mine were #140. Used a ratchet strap to remove and replace.
I used the number on the strut and found them at Stabila in Canada. My number is 752991
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-10-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Captjake1
Took me 3 years. I found one in an rv used parts...

Took me 3 years. I found one in an rv used parts place. It came off of a trailer but I was able to move the stand offs to make it work. $60!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-08-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By Captjake1
As you age, driving at night looses its glamour!...

As you age, driving at night looses its glamour! :) lol
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-08-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Captjake1
What make make model and year? On our 2008, I...

What make make model and year?
On our 2008, I fou d a section. Of bad sealant at the front of the awning box. That channeled all the way to the bottom on the side wall/floor.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-08-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By Captjake1
I would guess it is relay in the front run bay. ...

I would guess it is relay in the front run bay.
On mine, there are several shown on the wiring diagram. There were also 2 more NOT shown. They were added to reduce the voltage drop. Mine are extreme...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-04-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Captjake1
Mine is like that as well. Had several techs look...

Mine is like that as well. Had several techs look and said it was normal on many of these and not to worry about it.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-01-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
I was learning all day. No errors when done!

I was learning all day. No errors when done!
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-01-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
No, that is the electronic actuator. Pushed a rod...

No, that is the electronic actuator. Pushed a rod tge moves the vanes inside (I guess they take the place of a waste gate).
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-01-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
It all came as a unit. Overnight from socal. No...

It all came as a unit. Overnight from socal.
No Watergate, just the variable vanes.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-01-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
All fixed today. Almost 9 hours. Guys said it was...

All fixed today. Almost 9 hours. Guys said it was the hardest turbo they ever replaced, just because of access.
The vanes are rough to operate, though they do move. I could fell them catch when...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Captjake1
I had a few of our gfi breakers got weak....

I had a few of our gfi breakers got weak. Replaced with new and were fine. One that my residential fridge was on tripped constantly, changed it to a standard.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Captjake1
Yes, they have spots there for clients. Just...

Yes, they have spots there for clients. Just call them or check in with office. Water and power
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Captjake1
Highest on mine is 29 normally. Noticed loss of...

Highest on mine is 29 normally. Noticed loss of power and the boost wrapped right up to 40. It is a variable vane turbo. Scanning with computer showed that the vane were not moving. Only common (I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-29-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Captjake1
I should clarify. I saw no issues with the...

I should clarify. I saw no issues with the fluctuation in pressures. Only when it went excessive on the boost pressure.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-29-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Captjake1
I agree. Mine, though a Cat, just had a turbo...

I agree. Mine, though a Cat, just had a turbo fail. 40 psi under load and no power.
Prior I saw the boost fluctuate widely. Depending upon the load, grade, etc.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-27-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
I was told it is the proximity to the turbo that...

I was told it is the proximity to the turbo that transmits the extreme heat back into the turbo.
Either way. Pretty bad design!!
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-27-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
The technician tested it with his computer in the...

The technician tested it with his computer in the span of about 3 minutes idling it failed 16 times
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-27-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
About 10k. I have been told the ARD head puts so...

About 10k. I have been told the ARD head puts so much heat into the turbo that they fail early.
Just rolled over 46k. Counting original turno, this will be #3
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-27-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
Ok...quit...quit talking about turbo failure. ...

Ok...quit...quit talking about turbo failure. Need I say what just happened? Poo... my VVT turbo failed just as we were heading from Las Vegas to Kingman. But it's a dry 108 degrees. Lol

I have...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-24-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Captjake1
Ok...ok...all of this talk....my tank sensors got...

Ok...ok...all of this talk....my tank sensors got dirty!! Lol
Cleaned today and all read empty again.
Also cleaned out my sanicon pump. Eeww..
Here is my pressure washer set up.
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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-23-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Captjake1
A sewer jetter hose and nozzle through a small...

A sewer jetter hose and nozzle through a small hole drilled in the 45 degree sewer discharge elbow. It puts out such a small amount of water, it goes right down the sewer hose.
Posted a picture 6...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-22-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Captjake1
I know mine are sealed. If I recall, I took the...

I know mine are sealed. If I recall, I took the number off of one and was able to find a supplier (though I ended up not replacing)
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-21-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Captjake1
Mine screamed and I traced it to a cross member...

Mine screamed and I traced it to a cross member under the denny that it was hitting. Angle grinder for about 1/8" and all good.
I traced the bearing to a place back east, I no longer have the info.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-20-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Captjake1
The factoray tape was "tar tape". It fails with...

The factoray tape was "tar tape". It fails with age. Remove, clean and apply eternabond. Time consuming, but not hard.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-20-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,535
Posted By Captjake1
I, personally, was not impressed. And an oily...

I, personally, was not impressed. And an oily film left behind.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-19-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Captjake1
The tanks might be placed different. But that...

The tanks might be placed different. But that was the only access I could find. The panel goes almost full width.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-19-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Captjake1
Lol! Have been called worse!

Lol! Have been called worse!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-19-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Captjake1
Mine might be different. See where I am pointing...

Mine might be different. See where I am pointing in the pic? That metal panel. I could even access from underneath.219729
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-19-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Captjake1
On our 2008, I had to use a cold chisel to cut...

On our 2008, I had to use a cold chisel to cut the tack welds on a panel between the tank and cargo frame. I could then slide the sheet metal panel of of the way to reach that final connection.
I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-18-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Captjake1
The brain are 2008 is above the driver seat and...

The brain are 2008 is above the driver seat and overhead console right behind the reset button you have to take the panel apart.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-15-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Captjake1
I used west marine poly topside paint and am very...

I used west marine poly topside paint and am very happy with it.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-15-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Captjake1
Hire a good inspector, ge or she should go...

Hire a good inspector, ge or she should go through every system.
Checks, ac, aquahot, fridge, brakes, etc. Look at the hydraulic pump for the slidevouts, they tend to leak and are about $2500 (above...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-14-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Captjake1
Our friends have one, and in a lot of respects it...

Our friends have one, and in a lot of respects it is better built than our 2008. It is a nice coach.
No emmisions, which is a PLUS! Air only leveling (your choice),
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-13-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Captjake1
Agreed. As I understand, the VVT was only used on...

Agreed. As I understand, the VVT was only used on the DPF equipped units.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Captjake1
I just had our Roadmaster rebuilt too. It made a...

I just had our Roadmaster rebuilt too. It made a but of a difference for us also. Thanks for passing this along.
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