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Old 09-23-2019, 09:02 PM   #1
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Big time problem. Need a Phoenix repair shop recommendation.

Hello,
We are currently in Phoenix AZ. Have been traveling cross country from FL to CA.
The last couple days started noticing weird stuff happening. Mud flap started dragging the ground,
Bedroom slide out of alignment top to bottom, drawers not square against face of cabinet. Top touching, bottom out a 1/ 4 inch, storage bay doors out of alignment and hitting each other.
I actually think the motorhome back from around the wheels back is slightly bent down from the front section. I'm using the trim on the side above the storage doors as a sight line.
Anyway I need a recommendation for a good shop to look at the motorhome.
Anyone familiar with the Phoenix area have a suggestion? Could sure use the help.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:13 PM   #2
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Maybe a weld has broken somewhere on the frame. Ive seen the rear end sink on rvs that had broken welds on the rear frame..
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You have 2 ride height valves in the rear that control the air going into
or out of the air bags as you drive .
One on each side connected to the drive axle .

Sometime the linkage to a valve will come loose and that side can drop .
It's a simple repair if that is your problem but of course you must be very
careful under there .
With a flash light you can at least take a look and see .
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Look farther down this thread you will see a window labeled similar threads .
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:41 PM   #6
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You have 2 ride height valves in the rear that control the air going into
or out of the air bags as you drive .
One on each side connected to the drive axle .

Sometime the linkage to a valve will come loose and that side can drop .
It's a simple repair if that is your problem but of course you must be very
careful under there .
With a flash light you can at least take a look and see .
Good thought on the ride height valves but it's not just one side, both sides in the back are sagging. I will look in the morning but I fear its something more serious.
Appreciate the help.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will call them in morning.8
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:08 AM   #8
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Letsgoagain, i hope this is not the same issue Harley1994 is having with his 02 Monaco Knight! It sounds like the same thing though! A PM to Terry would be worth your while, to sort this issue out! He is a wealth of knowledge, and can tell you what he found with his quad slide Knight! Rail!
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Massey's are great, I've spent a lot of money there, CAC, Turbo, exhaust manifold...another place for your problem would be https://www.straightlinesuspension.com/ in Mesa
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Really curious what you have found out. Please keep us informed.
Best of luck on this too.
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If the slide, cabinets and trim are out of alignment it's probably way more serious than just the ride height, unfortunately.
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The 2002-3 HR Ambassadors were part of the trailing arm recall, not sure if some of the 2004 models we included if by chance a 2003 chassis was left over.

There was a recall but I've read where owners did not have it done and it shows up later.

Here is a pretty good thread explaining
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/brok...ms-396465.html
If you do a search there are many more.

If this is your problem the remedy is replacement trailing arms.

Good luck, keep us posted.
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Letsgoagain, i hope this is not the same issue Harley1994 is having with his 02 Monaco Knight! It sounds like the same thing though! A PM to Terry would be worth your while, to sort this issue out! He is a wealth of knowledge, and can tell you what he found with his quad slide Knight! Rail!
I haven't sent a private message to Harley 1994 yet but I will. Thanks for the help.
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Really curious what you have found out. Please keep us informed.
Best of luck on this too.
We have a cracked frame rail on the curbside in the forward part of the rear wheel well. Where crack is a 1 inch Large gap has opened up. Rear of Motorhome sagging.
Have a Welder fabricator coming this afternoon to look at it. Also have notified insurance and they are sending a n inspector out next day or two.
Been a crazy trip. Almost got flooded out of Lost Dutchman State Park on Sunday night. Had flash floods. A couple of sights down they actually had rocks mud and water under their fifth wheel. We were thankfully on a little higher ground.
I'm a little worried about this repair but I'm thankful we were able to arrive Sun safely. If the other side had let go I might not be typing this.
Sometimes we get wrapped up in our troubles and forget about the good things that happen.
I definitely believe the Lord was watching over us as we drove down from Flagstaff to Lost Dutchman. Many places on that route it could go so wrong.
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