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Old 04-27-2020, 11:40 PM   #1
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2000 Safari 425 Panther

Please excuse me if I am not in the right place. I heard that Monaco had bought Safari. And myself purchasing a 2000 Panther.. I was wondering if anyone out there might know what the air pressure is supposed to be in the tires and if there is any type of air is to be put in the suspension. Also I read in a partial manual that I got my hands on about a theft deterrent system and when I go through the dashboard monitor it comes up I was wondering if anyone knows anything about that what it does is far as its features and how to program it. Seeing I purchase an alarm system already and had it put in which was quite a bit of money, I probably should have put this question out there beforehand. Well, can't hurt to ask.
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Old 04-28-2020, 08:33 AM   #2
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Regarding tire air pressure, you should have a label (probably on the wall next to driver's seat) that has the max tire air pressures based on the axle capacity and tires the coach cam with.
That's a starting point. The correct procedure is to have the coach weighed so you know how much weight is on each tire (wheel end) then use the tire manufacture's inflation chart. (example of chart I use provided below).

On the air suspension question - your coach's "air compressor" will be used to fill air bags. Same air that it used for air-brakes (and air-over-hydraulic brakes).

Do you have air-bag suspension? I though the 2000 Panther used the "Velvet Ride" suspension (torsion suspension)
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I think Safari installed label in overhead cabinet on side wall above passenger seat.
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Please excuse me if I am not in the right place. I heard that Monaco had bought Safari. And myself purchasing a 2000 Panther.. I was wondering if anyone out there might know what the air pressure is supposed to be in the tires and if there is any type of air is to be put in the suspension. Also I read in a partial manual that I got my hands on about a theft deterrent system and when I go through the dashboard monitor it comes up I was wondering if anyone knows anything about that what it does is far as its features and how to program it. Seeing I purchase an alarm system already and had it put in which was quite a bit of money, I probably should have put this question out there beforehand. Well, can't hurt to ask.
Much thanks in advance..
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I hope this comes out in the right place on the Forum... regarding my enquiries. I am quite new to this. I want to say thank you very much for the much-needed information to Country B and outbound both very useful and knowledgeable. Thank you both. With much gratitude..
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In addition to this forum check out https://safarianddieselcoaches.groups.io/g/main.
That forum is specifically dedicated to SMC built Safari coaches. It has had little recent activity but you can search past topics.
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For air pressure look on wall to left of driver seat,below the switches. Probably115 psi. You need the manual for the dash instrument, if you do not have it. The company is still in business. I do not recall the brand, and I can not get to mine at the time. As stated your air compressor will fill the air bags and blow your horn. Brakes are probably hydraulic. Monaco had no connection to this motor home. Good Luck and enjoy. Hugh
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In addition to this forum check out https://safarianddieselcoaches.groups.io/g/main.
That forum is specifically dedicated to SMC built Safari coaches. It has had little recent activity but you can search past topics.
And this one https://safarifriends.org/viewforum....3f52d78223dcf3

Also, I have some history on the Safari, Beaver, Monaco brands in my "signature line". Click the top link below to my One Drive folder.
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The OP's Safari Panther is essentially a twin of my 2000 Beaver Patriot Thunder. The primary difference between the two is that mine has air-over-hydraulic brakes and the Safari's are fully hydraulic.

I had mine weighed a number of years ago and a tire dealer helped me calculate the appropriate tire pressures. If you can't find the manufacturer's placard that would be the best way to determine your pressures. Until you do that, you should inflate your tires close to the maximum to ensure adequate load capability.

As for the "kind of air for the suspension" you obviously don't understand that the suspension is filled with air from the engine-driven compressor. It's all automatic.

As for an alarm system, I don't know of any factory-installed theft-deterrent alarm system provided by Safari.

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Thank you so much Doc.. precious information. As far as the theft deterrent system. I already installed one. I just noticed when I was going through the dashboard monitor.. not the monitor overhead on the side, but the one by the radio on the dashboard and it goes through a varied checklist other functions. It just reads off something that says theft deterrent and then it has like three blank slots you can put different numbers. Iam just assuming however, and will not monkey with it. because with my luck I'll lock it up. My friends father is a locksmith for years he can probably explain it to me. I think it's probably just some basic system that cancels it from completing ignition programmed through the electrical system. Which I am not balking at. Everything helps. I mean , I can't really imagine somebody taking a bus that big.. but I'm seriously not that naive that I don't believe it's not at the very least been attempted or happened sometime somewhere in history. As far as the suspension I do understand.. now.. thanks to all you good people. It's ..it's.. just like I said I'm very new to this. And I so appreciate the input of all's time and consideration. With the I RV 2 app It is really like feeling you have a sort of compass to navigate, and find your way around a new and challenging way of life.. I am grateful to all... and to everyone out there.. please stay safe.. and God bless.. Bongoloid
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Thank you so much Doc.. precious information. As far as the theft deterrent system. I already installed one. I just noticed when I was going through the dashboard monitor.. not the monitor overhead on the side, but the one by the radio on the dashboard and it goes through a varied checklist other functions. It just reads off something that says theft deterrent and then it has like three blank slots you can put different numbers.
The monitor on the dashboard is a Silverleaf VMS20EL which is made by these folks: https://www.silverleafelectronics.com/ It's a nice little device, although yours probably has the version #1 software unless someone has updated it. Updating to a later version enables it to display more information on the home screen which is handy.

If you PM me your email address I'll send you a copy of the Magnum "C" chassis user guide. That's the one for my Beaver and I think it may have also been the one for yours even though you have hydraulic brakes rather than "air over hydraulic". That's the only manual that was any good, the rest were rather basic.

Good luck with yours; they are fun coaches to drive. The big CAT engine provides a huge amount of torque in relatively light-weight motorhome.

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The anti theft on our 99 Safari Continental was a CAT option that could be actuated through the Silverleaf. It was a disable of the engine only through the ECM. I remember some dire warnings in the docs about total lockout and having to get a dealer tech to reactivate so never set or messed with mine.

I would not messs with it. Old technology...and finding an old tech that could work on it may be difficult.

Great coach...enjoy!
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The anti theft on our 99 Safari Continental was a CAT option that could be actuated through the Silverleaf. It was a disable of the engine only through the ECM. I remember some dire warnings in the docs about total lockout and having to get a dealer tech to reactivate so never set or messed with mine.

I would not messs with it. Old technology...and finding an old tech that could work on it may be difficult.

Great coach...enjoy!
Thank you so much for the info. I thought as much. And was very much also apprehensive in messing with it in any way. But you're confirmation seals the deal thank you so much. Happy trails wishing you good health
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