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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-24-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By manwithtools
Thanks everyone, I'll take a close look at the...

Thanks everyone, I'll take a close look at the striker pins.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-22-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By manwithtools
Entry door squeak while underway?

2007 Safari Simba, while driving the entry door emits an annoying squeak at every small undulation in the road. DW can't tell me where it's coming from. Before I let her drive it while I listen, has...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-19-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By manwithtools
You rock!!!!

You rock!!!!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By manwithtools
I think his questions is: "Is it okay for tire...

I think his questions is: "Is it okay for tire dealer to sell me tires that have a date code from 2008 and calling them new tires?"

If my understanding of his question is correct, my answer would...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-18-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By manwithtools
You sir are a saint.Thanks so much, I know this...

You sir are a saint.Thanks so much, I know this took MUCH time and work. Don't think it's not appreciated.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-18-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By manwithtools
Thanks for stating the obvious Happy...... that...

Thanks for stating the obvious Happy...... that is not a particularly constructive post. But I guess it adds to the post count, does it not????.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-18-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By manwithtools
If you find one, I'm looking for the same for a...

If you find one, I'm looking for the same for a 2007. I suspect they are almost identical. I''d appreciate a copy as well. Good luck in your search.

Have you done the trailing arm swap and the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-15-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By manwithtools
Highly unlikely a 2006 Motor home will have OEM...

Highly unlikely a 2006 Motor home will have OEM LED's. I'm almost certain the OP is referring to aftermarket replacement LED bulbs. OP, please confirm this for us.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-15-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By manwithtools
Replacement LED 9006 bulbs a pretty common now....

Replacement LED 9006 bulbs a pretty common now. I'm sure that's what the OP has done, replacement LED's in his OEM housings. It's easy to replace incandescent or even Halogen bulbs with decent LED...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-12-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By manwithtools
No, I'm pretty sure he means moving the head...

No, I'm pretty sure he means moving the head lights relative the mounting angles by drilling a new locating hole in the angles. The method Monaco used to mount the headlights in hat vintage of coach...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-12-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By manwithtools
I'm not sure how water is going to get to your...

I'm not sure how water is going to get to your bulbs, they are inside the headlight housing are they not? They usually turn to latch into the housing. That's no different than a car, truck or SUV....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,155
Posted By manwithtools
I do and that's why my answers are centered...

I do and that's why my answers are centered around that question. What size impact does he need? I think the right 1/2" will remove his lug nuts - no need for a 3/4" or 1". Others think differently -...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,155
Posted By manwithtools
To emphasize the fact about never using an impact...

To emphasize the fact about never using an impact to install a wheel, just try finding someone that will calibrate an impact. Sure they make torque sticks, but how often do they get checked/ changed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,155
Posted By manwithtools
Never said to use it to torque. No one should use...

Never said to use it to torque. No one should use an impact to torque anything, no impact of any sort. Anyone that does is a fool. (Sorry for my passion about this, I've had to replace my share of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,155
Posted By manwithtools
Hey Scott, You need to check out today's...

Hey Scott,
You need to check out today's generation of Lithium Ion Brushless motor cordless tools. Their power and battery life is nothing short of amazing. Have you seen or used a Milwaukee 1/2"...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-05-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By manwithtools
Pardon me? I did not do half the job or any job....

Pardon me? I did not do half the job or any job. I replaced my headlights, that's why I gave the recommendation to do the same.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-05-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By manwithtools
Better yet, buy some aftermarket replacement...

Better yet, buy some aftermarket replacement headlights, should last 6-8 years. The sand, buff and polish treatments have a very finite life (2-3 months tops).

Not to dish on your hard work, just...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,140
Posted By manwithtools
Thank you all for you service and sacrifice!...

Thank you all for you service and sacrifice! Drive what ever suits your needs, wants or aspirations. Life is a journey, not a destination - after all you have done - you should enjoy every minute!
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,155
Posted By manwithtools
Just had new front tires mounted and balanced...

Just had new front tires mounted and balanced yesterday at a truck service center. Tech used a 1/2" drive impact for all lug nut removal. 3/4" break-over torque wrench for re-installation.

I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-22-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By manwithtools
BTW, see this thread for more info on your...

BTW, see this thread for more info on your problem: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/guardian-plates-349553.html
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-22-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By manwithtools
Look into Guardian Plates, they are made for your...

Look into Guardian Plates, they are made for your specific issue if I understand your post correctly. Try this link:

Guardian Plates | TALIN Manufacturing (http://talinman.com/guardianplates/)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By manwithtools
I'm sure some 3D modeling wind resistance...

I'm sure some 3D modeling wind resistance suggested the low chin to give the lowest COF for the best mileage. Problem is, its not practical.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By manwithtools
It's a very low front chin on these. Friends of...

It's a very low front chin on these. Friends of ours have one and it drags everywhere. Silly design.

https://d3sa2r7ou1eh8l.cloudfront.net/resources/media/user/1473283219_ft_model.png
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By manwithtools
Once you start polishing and waxing headlights,...

Once you start polishing and waxing headlights, you will never stop. They will fade again, UV protection layer is gone.

That's why I suggested new headlights. It's less of a pain in the long run....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-02-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By manwithtools
Interesting, my 07 Safari Simba 37 PBD (Monaco)...

Interesting, my 07 Safari Simba 37 PBD (Monaco) had the windshield come loose at both top corners. The glass guy worked for three hours to try to get it back in place (claims extensive RV...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By manwithtools
Looks good, I'm eventually going to have to...

Looks good, I'm eventually going to have to remove mine as well. Now; replace those headlights with some new ones - they are from a 2001 Cadillac Escalade - should be able to score a set for less...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-30-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,945
Posted By manwithtools
Try an app for your phone called Torque, $5 for...

Try an app for your phone called Torque, $5 for the Pro version. Then get an OBDII bluetooth adapter like this...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-16-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,841
Posted By manwithtools
No worries, just wanted to be sure I had not...

No worries, just wanted to be sure I had not confused folks too much.:cool:
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-16-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,841
Posted By manwithtools
Hi Bob, Not to be contrary, but I didn't...

Hi Bob,

Not to be contrary, but I didn't mention anything about JL's or JK's in my post as they have no bearing on this discussion and it only confuses the discussion more. I know they are...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-16-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By manwithtools
If your JK is lifted and does not have adjustable...

If your JK is lifted and does not have adjustable control arms, I'd be willing to bet your caster on the Jeep is very low. Caster has a large effect on the the vehicles tendency to return to center...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-16-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By manwithtools
Please see my response in your other post about...

Please see my response in your other post about this:

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f85/update-for-2019-4x4-latitude-no-flat-tow-wiring-kit-needed-396544.html#post4243680
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-16-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,841
Posted By manwithtools
That buliten is a bit confusing to say the least....

That buliten is a bit confusing to say the least. The modification that the factory has made is related to keeping the electric power steering active during towing. This was needed on earlier...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-02-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By manwithtools
JK Jeep eliminated steering lock sometime in 2008...

JK Jeep eliminated steering lock sometime in 2008 production.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-28-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By manwithtools
Interesting you say that about the oscillating...

Interesting you say that about the oscillating saw. It was the first tool in my arsenal I wanted to use

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/419PdHYglVL.jpg...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-28-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By manwithtools
Hey Walt, I just completed the same M&G install...

Hey Walt,
I just completed the same M&G install on a Jeep Wrangler JK, it's not a simple project is it? Once it's done, it should lead to a confident towing experience however. It's pretty simple in...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-28-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By manwithtools
M&G Aux Brake Install - Jeep JK

I installed the M&G auxiliary brake system on my 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon this holiday weekend and thought I'd share some of the experience.

I had dreaded doing this project as an RV shop had...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-27-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,687
Posted By manwithtools
Thanks for all the great tips in this post. I...

Thanks for all the great tips in this post. I will emphasise one point, the hole through the firewall should be 1`-3/8", NOT the 1-1/8" the instructions show.

It also helped to have my 30 year old...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-26-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,086
Posted By manwithtools
Tough thread. I wouldn't pull that set up, but...

Tough thread. I wouldn't pull that set up, but for what it's worth, that is not a full size pickup. It's either a Colorado/ Canyon or a Tacoma - it's obvious by the shape of the wheel well. That does...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By manwithtools
Try another gauge, mine are spot on. Only change...

Try another gauge, mine are spot on. Only change I see is when driving and heating the tires.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By manwithtools
My many thanks to those who served as well. ...

My many thanks to those who served as well.

Glad you found no problems, hope you enjoy the holiday. :)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By manwithtools
Great question and timing. I'm in Nashville area...

Great question and timing. I'm in Nashville area as well. I need two 275/70 - 22.5 front tires. I'm looking at Toyo and Hankook. I have Nittos' (Toyo) on my truck and Jeep and they have been great....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-20-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By manwithtools
Bilsteins or Koni's? For my thoughts, the...

Bilsteins or Koni's? For my thoughts, the Bilsteins are probably the better choice - typically have better dampening characteristics. However, I've seen reports of delays in the manufacture of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-14-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By manwithtools
Got a rock? :blush: Just kidding, I...

Got a rock? :blush:

Just kidding, I discovered on my trip this afternoon that my windshield has come loose in both top corners. This is going to get interesting.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-13-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,246
Posted By manwithtools
Well, you can tell I'm new to this game. I hate...

Well, you can tell I'm new to this game. I hate the pleated shades in our motorhome and wish not to mess with them. sdennislee, can you provide more details on your shades?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-13-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,246
Posted By manwithtools
BTW, let us know what you find out and the cost....

BTW, let us know what you find out and the cost. I have a couple of shades that need help and have family in the Ft. Wayne area. If you find a good source, I'll make a day trip when I'm up there...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-13-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,246
Posted By manwithtools
Grand Rapids is not that far from Elkhart, IN. -...

Grand Rapids is not that far from Elkhart, IN. - RV capital of the world (100 miles or so). There must be someone in the Elkhart, Nappanee, Shipshewana area that will restring a pleated shade. Get...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By manwithtools
I believe the OP is pointing to the fact that...

I believe the OP is pointing to the fact that having a slide topper as an option does not make sense to him/her. Because not having one could lead to water intrusion problems, why would the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-12-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By manwithtools
Actually in your application I think the steel...

Actually in your application I think the steel bushing is better. Bronze is a bit soft and if there is much play at all, it could cause the bushing to deform over time. There is little relative...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-07-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By manwithtools
"Found my info stuck to the inside of the...

"Found my info stuck to the inside of the bathroom medicine cabinet door (mirror). It contains both the factory weight and carrying capacity. Also has the VIN and the Monaco ID."

Same for me,...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-07-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By manwithtools
Glad to hear you had the arms checked. Mine only...

Glad to hear you had the arms checked. Mine only has 22k miles on it and they are fine as well, I just decided not to take any chances. Good luck with your coach.
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