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Old 01-03-2021, 03:49 PM   #491
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Glad hear that you have been able to enjoy the last few days Frank!!
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Old 01-03-2021, 05:30 PM   #492
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Good job Frank. As a retired mechanic, I think that you did a great job of troubleshooting, finding and fixing the problem.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:16 AM   #493
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I know this is a Monaco coach but it would be nice if this entire thread could be located in a spot where everyone could see it more readily.
Maybe a sticky in the Cummins or class A forums.
When I found this thread at the very first it was over on the right margin where the trending threads are. Not everyone frequents the Monaco forums.
Although I may more often now. Very relevant info for my ole orphan
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:26 AM   #494
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I'm not a Monaco owner either. The way I found is that I like to browse through all the new posts and if I see something interesting, I'll read it.
There is a "New Posts" button right beside the "Search" button at the top of every page.
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Old 01-05-2021, 09:53 AM   #495
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Maybe I'm wrong about there being boost on the inlet side but I don't understand how else it would have blown the clamps - or why they would be high pressure clamps rather than regular spring clamps or hose clamps?

I'll post a picture when back home. On the final stretch across South Dakota right now. Has been an uneventful few days in regards to things breaking!!

If you lost boost pressure because of the clamps they would have had to have been on the pressure side.
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I'm not a Monaco owner either. The way I found is that I like to browse through all the new posts and if I see something interesting, I'll read it.
There is a "New Posts" button right beside the "Search" button at the top of every page.
Thanks Down South, That's a great tip.
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:36 PM   #497
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If you are on the app on your phone look at the top and slide over to ďunreadĒ. Same results.
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Old 01-08-2021, 01:02 PM   #498
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My .02 on gas vs diesel comes down to use. Diesels need to be exercised. I bought mine from an older couple that only drove it a couple hundred miles a few times per year. It probably barely even got up to temperature. The owner before them drove to FL and back once/year. Although it was maintained well it spent most of it's life sitting. 3000 miles/year over 20 years just isn't the design window for these engines.

I also know that basing a buying decision on reading forum complaints is ill advised. When something goes wrong - this is the place we turn. When everything is working perfect: we have better things to do.
Yes indeed!!!
Call me lazy or simpleton but I just put gas in my Southwind and go, then I park it for a while and go again. Change the oil, put on new tires once in a while and go when ever. Keep it simple and the cost down but enjoy the glamping.
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Just read all 36 pages. Wow, what a nightmare. I actually just purchased a 2002 Holiday Rambler 38PST with 60k on the clock. It's in South Carolina and I'm in San Diego. I'll be flying there in a couple weeks to drive it back to San Diego. I just ordered a new lift pump gasket and will be installing it before I start the 2200 mile drive home!!
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I've been reading this thread off and on since it was originally posted. My wife and I are finally retired and have entertained the thought of buying a used diesel pusher to see the country and act as a winter home in Florida.


To be honest, the comments here (and elsewhere on this forum) have caused me to rethink that purchase. We've owned towables, fifth wheels over the years and have always found there to be something that needs attention. However, it seems the more I investigate the dp market, the more problems I encounter and the more expensive the repair.


I realize there are thousands of MH's on the road and not everyone of them is a problem. But compared to my diesel pick-up, the problems in DP seem to be more frequent and subsequently more expensive.



We are seriously considering moving from a 40' fiver to a MH. Am I overthinking this or what?
A well maintained DP can easily go over 500,000 miles. A Gasser. Maybe 2 or 3 motors to achieve that . And even if diesel fuel is more a 40+ ft dp will get the same millage or more as a 30 ft gaser
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How many privately owned and used motorhomes have you heard of with over 100000 miles? I see/hear of very few. I donít disagree that the Diesel engine will have a longer life cycle than any gas burner. I just donít see it actually happening.
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How many privately owned and used motorhomes have you heard of with over 100000 miles? I see/hear of very few. I donít disagree that the Diesel engine will have a longer life cycle than any gas burner. I just donít see it actually happening.
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There is a trend in the RV industry where older DPs are being bought, remodled, some sold and some kept. There are companies in Elkhart Indiana who specialize in this sort of thing.
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DP's will be here long after 100,000 thousand miles, bone yards are full of gas rigs over 100K. IMHO
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