RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2020, 10:19 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 2
As anyone successfully installed a Cruiserlift on a 2004 Monaco Diplomat?

I just purchased a 2004 Monaco Diplomat and wanted to install a Cruiserlift on the back for my motorcycle. I talked with the Cruiserlift people and they said it can be done but it takes some work because the original hitch receiver can't be removed because it's part of the motor mount. Thought I would reach out and see if anyone has done it successfully and how you went about doing it?

Thanks,
Jim
jmattis is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-04-2020, 01:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 21,188
Welcome to iRV2.

Several questions about the lifts have come through in the past few months.

First , it's important to know if your chassis has enough load carrying capacity remaining on the rear axle to handle the weight; to avoid overloading the axle and rear tires; because of the level action involved the lift actually adds more weight to the rear axle than the weight of the lift and motorcycle.
Formula is in one of the posts in this thread ( link below)
So it's important to have your current loaded for travel axle weights before you begin.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/moto...er-446942.html
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 03:17 PM   #3
Senior Member


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Blairsville, GA & WPB, FL
Posts: 3,554
Send a message via ICQ to Ivylog
How much does the bike weigh and what’s your rear axle weight? Even with a 20K rear axle you’ll likely overload it if it’s a heavy bike as you’re going to put close to 2000 lbs on the rear axle.

IF your weights work out (not likely) you’ll have to weld 2 receivers to the outside edges of the current hitch for the lift.
__________________
This post is my opinion, worth what you paid for it.
Our ”New” ride...08 HR Navigator 45’. A nice upgrade after 14 years with a 04 Dynasty 42’.
Ivylog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 06:22 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
HR2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 670
If it has a rear radiator like my 04 Endeavor I would find out if it is ok to put a motorcycle behind the radiator.. My owners book has a page in it say do not mount a motorcycle on the rear... Over heating can occur.
__________________
2004 Holiday Rambler Endeavor DST,07Chevy Colorado
Jefferson City, Missouri
Navy Viet Nam vet 67/71 USS Decatur DDG 31
HR2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 08:13 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 2
I saw that in my owners manual also. The Cruiserlift people said that is a non issue for overheating because of air flow blockage. Thank you for the reply.
jmattis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 08:57 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
PeteandDeb's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 131
not sure what frame your '04 has. My '08 Dip has the Roadmaster RR8R and the receiver is NOT part of the engine mount. It was, however, welded to the frame and had to be cut out/modified to install the Cruiserlift receiver.
Having had the lift installed and using it to haul a Goldwing for several trips ... I would opt for a dual trailer instead.
While it worked fine, I feel the front end is unloaded too much, and bad roads lead to scary bike movements. After the last trip through Louisiana, I had to replace a bike mirror due to violent oscillation caused the mirror housing to impact the coach. (Yes, I had secured the bike properly)
__________________
Pete and Debra, Mena AR
08 Diplomat; 17 Grand Cherokee Overland
it's too bad common sense isn't
PeteandDeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 11:31 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
vito.a's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,542
Probably not what you want to hear but you would be better off with a tag axle side radiator coach for this application.
Unless this coach has sentimental value, I would start looking for a Monaco Dynasty, Executive, Signature, Holiday Rambler Navigator, Beaver Patriot, or Marquis.
With these coaches you can easily adjust the tag axle airbag pressure and balance the load.
Best of luck!
__________________
97 Monaco Windsor- Sold
07 Monaco Executive McKinley- Sold
04 Monaco Signature Chateau IV
vito.a is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
install, led, monaco, monaco diplomat



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has anyone successfully unhooked their seat belt pretensioners? Ray in Ok iRV2.com General Discussion 5 07-11-2015 10:15 PM
Access 31C--anyone successfully put the front chairs on swivel bases? Patti Brown Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 1 06-21-2015 11:05 AM
Anyone successfully... 96 Wideglide Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 5 11-16-2013 12:53 PM
Has anyone successfully extended runtime for LP genny? roknjohn Class A Motorhome Discussions 9 09-24-2013 09:39 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.