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Old 05-26-2020, 10:50 AM   #57
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Gents - I sent and inquisitive email to MonacoWatts, regarding this handling upgrade. I'm not sure yet if I'll go through with it, but I do want to understand the impacts/costs/timeframe. Here are a couple things:

Quirk: The "Reverse Camera" Rubber housing is a bit tacky, and difficult to clean. Is there anyway to apply a solution to the housing, so it will harden up and be able to clean easier?

Cruise Control Actuator Linkage - see pics: This is the "Cruise King 2500" I think. The owner stated that is used to work, then "stopped" working one day, and said it wasn't worth fixing. While getting the Solar installed, I swapped the Fuse for the 12V panel of the Cruise, and the Switch on/off light came on. But didn't have time to get into it further.

This weekend, I examined the Manual Drawings, configuration language, and found the following. At some point during maintenance, the Actuator-Cable was disconnected from the Air Control. It looks like all the parts are there, someone (apparently) just removed, and slid-up the spring further on the cable. Because is used to work "before", I'm left to assume the rest of the system is installed correctly.

Here is my question: My installation closely matches the diagram of Option 2: Air Control, Figure 6, Example 2 (attached). However, there is an additional pivot arm on my actual installation, than in the Diagram. Does the "Acutactor-Cable" need to be on the same side of the Arm as the exit point (think straight pull) of the Actuator-Cable-Exit Guide, or on the "bottom" of the pivot-arm, so it matches the same side as the diagram. If someone can answer or supply their own picture of the Actuator-Cable Attachment, that would be great!
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Jim


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Old 06-03-2020, 10:02 PM   #58
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Gents - my motorized spot light will pan up/down, but the rotation gear is broken or off track.

Any ideas on how to fix? Thx Jim
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:24 AM   #59
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Gents - my motorized spot light will pan up/down, but the rotation gear is broken or off track.

Any ideas on how to fix? Thx Jim
Jim, mine moves back and forth and up and down, but the bulb is out, so on my "To Fix list"
If you tear into it, and can get a bulb #, post it up for me please!
Yours may just need a good cleaning and re-lube, would be my guess?
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:45 PM   #60
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Gents -

I had a Diesel Tech come and check out the engine and learned a lot. Basically, he thought the whole area looked pretty good! Found a small leak here or there. I asked him to look at the Turbo, and it was "missing" a bolt and leaking, so I'll get that taken care of.

However drum roll - I asked since he was there, to make a small adjustment to the ride height.... A medium stature (& brave experienced man), he simply asked that I run the motor and leave the coach aired up. He examined both sides, and thought first, to "raise" the low side. This side measured about 9" from plate to plate - which is 2" low compared to the "11.0" rear ride height I have found. After seeing this procedure done though, I'm not sure 11.0" is correct for this year of Dynasty (heresy I'm sure).

So he raised the Right side a bit by adjusting the "rod", instead of the concentric slot as noted. I asked him about that and showed him my spare (new) Hadley unit photoed in this thread, and he said that "one day, I should have two of them installed, because the one I have are not adjustable in like the one."

We aired down and up the coach again, then let the Left side down slightly. Called it "good enough." Also, when I mentioned that the "arms" were not parallel to each other, he politely explained that because a small adjustment makes a big difference, that there are other age, and tolerance issues, that create the look of imbalance in the adjustments, to achieve the "level" coach. I took his word, as this was kind of pro-bono work.

Basically - he said that the original Ride Height rear valves do not have the eccentric adjustment and need to use the adjustment in the rods. Also, that the various age/twist/deformation in the mounting brackets/ or in the bracket holes even, can cause asymmetries to develop over time.

Thoughts? Jim
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:18 AM   #61
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Jim, I have not read this entire thread just responding to your last post.

Not sure about the type of ride Height valve you have. On my 2000 Dynasty the ride height is to be measured from the Top of the "H" frame to the bottom of the main chassis rails. 11" rear 9.5 front.


That has apparently changed over the years and unfortunately my owners manual has a tab and page listed for RH adjustments, but nothing on those pages about it.
Monaco did a terrible job of documentation on this from what I have experienced. My electrical schematic pages do not match my electrical bays either. Thanks to the good group here on IRV2 for help.

Call Hadley valve and send photos to them. They are pretty helpful.
Be sure to use safety stands of some type if someone is under the coach.
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:21 PM   #62
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Thanks for posting this Rusty. Do you have a picture of the "Top of the H Frame to the Bottom of the main Chassis Rail?"

Most posters here say "Plate to Plate" is how to measure. But to my eye - no way to get 11.0" using the "Plate-to-Plate" method.
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somebody posted this a few years ago - not sure what years are covered though.
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As an executive owner do you have any idea why a Signature or Executive would have 9" rear vs Dynasty 11" Maybe newer ones are tandem rear axle I though both were same as Dynasty maybe just my old 95 Signature. Never easy for me LOL
I supposed you really want a dead straight driveshaft.


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Thanks for posting this Rusty. Do you have a picture of the "Top of the H Frame to the Bottom of the main Chassis Rail?"

Most posters here say "Plate to Plate" is how to measure. But to my eye - no way to get 11.0" using the "Plate-to-Plate" method.
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Jim, I can try to take some photos but you need to be sure your coach needs to be measured this way. You might be fine Plate to Plate.

Does anyone know a proper drive shaft angle at travel height? I wish as others are stating this was not so confusing.
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As an executive owner do you have any idea why a Signature or Executive would have 9" rear vs Dynasty 11" Maybe newer ones are tandem rear axle I though both were same as Dynasty maybe just my old 95 Signature. Never easy for me LOL
I supposed you really want a dead straight driveshaft.
I do not know why they would be different - maybe the way the axle housing is mounted to the H-frame? not sure. I know that on my single axle ( no tag ) Executive the frame and all the control arms - including the panhard bar, are level at ride height. I haven't checked the driveshaft angle.
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