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 05-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
SteveSkinner's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 811
Pumping up tires

I purchased a 50 ft pressure hose to pump up the tires ( if required)
On the rear of the Motorhome next to the draw bar is a single female air fitting.
I plugged the hose into it but it seems to be not charged.
I assumed it was fitted directly to an air tank. Wrong I guess.
Question: what would this have been used for, it's obviously part of a breaking system, but what sort?
I suspect it would charge if I let off the park brake, but I would have to chock the coach to pump the tires ( or run really fast)
Any ideas?
__________________
2005 Monaco Signature Castle 1V
2013 Subaru Outback Toad
SteveSkinner 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 05-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Craig_R's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Huson, MT
Posts: 1,043
Steve, it may very well be for a supplemental braking system such as the M&G Engineering or SMI Air Force 1 systems.

Releasing the parking brake will not charge it. Air pressure to that fitting is only supplied when the parking brake is released and the foot brake is applied.

There should be another female fitting somewhere on the coach that will be designed as an air supply. Mine is located in the same compartment as the batteries along with 4 air drain cocks. I don't know where yours would be on your Signature. I have heard of them being located up front in the electrical bay. You may have to do some searching to find it.
__________________
Craig & Donna
2005 Beaver Monterey Laguna IV (aka The Hotel Monterey)
2011 Jeep Liberty Limited
Craig_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 37,245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig_R View Post
Air pressure to that fitting is only supplied when the parking brake is released and the foot brake is applied.
Parking brake applied or released wouldn't matter, only if the service brakes are applied.
Late model RV's are not harmed by having the parking brake set and pressing on the service brake peddle. They now have double acting diaphragms which allow for that.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft, HWH Active Air
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 Jeep JKU Dragon Edition
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Barlow46's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Coast Fl
Posts: 1,223
Look in your bay where your propane tank is located on driver side. Also, check the generator slide out compartment but realize there is also a fitting there for a tow truck hook air up to the system if needed.
__________________
2016 Arctic Fox 25Y (For Sale), 2016 F350 4x4 DRW, 6.7
2008 Mobile Suites RE3: Sold
2005 Monaco Dynasty Diamond IV: Sold
Barlow46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
SteveSkinner's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 811
Thanks gents

I'll look first up in the morning
I'm glad the manufacturers provide one
Just a matter if finding it
I've aired up at a Pilot before but it was a pita.
Much rather do it at my leasure.
__________________
2005 Monaco Signature Castle 1V
2013 Subaru Outback Toad
SteveSkinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 06:10 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Mike Canter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Freeport, ME
Posts: 4,707
Steve, my air fitting is in the forward most compartment on the drivers side in the upper left corner (forward). It has a blue plastic cap over it. I bet yours is there also
__________________
Mike Canter
"Gunner" USN Retired, Airdale
2004 Monaco Signature 44' Conquest. Detroit 60
Mike Canter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
TheJeep's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 243
On ours it's in the propane/fuel compartment drivers side top left corner.
__________________
2019 Grand Design 375 RES-R
2018 Ford F350 DRW CC
TheJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 236
I have one in the generator compartment but the manual says use the one in the propane compartment for supplemental air. To date have not used either.....guess I should just to see if works!
__________________
2003 HR Imperial PKDD 40
bgholson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #9
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 45,182
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJeep View Post
On ours it's in the propane/fuel compartment drivers side top left corner.

That's where mine is too!
__________________
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Mike Canter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Freeport, ME
Posts: 4,707
My guess is that the one in the generator compartment is for the tow truck to hook up to so your air bag system is functional while towing. For tires you would want the one labeled supplemental air l
__________________
Mike Canter
"Gunner" USN Retired, Airdale
2004 Monaco Signature 44' Conquest. Detroit 60
Mike Canter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
Member
 
Dogcliff's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 38
Found mine in the propane bay. It was quite stiff; I removed the fitting, oiled it up...works great. Perhaps an engine bay mounted air hose reel in my future.

DC 03 Sig
Dogcliff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
SteveSkinner's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Canter View Post
Steve, my air fitting is in the forward most compartment on the drivers side in the upper left corner (forward). It has a blue plastic cap over it. I bet yours is there also
Aired up my tires this morning
I used the fitting with the blue cap in the forward most compartment on the drivers side
Worked like a ripper.
Now it was 40 degrees and 6000 ft when I aired them up should I make some allowances.
Don't answer that it was a joke.
Had/ put 105 in the steer 315's 100 in drive and 90 in tag 295/80's
My steer is lighter than Steve Owenby's at 14128
With 33760 over rear combination.
( the rear combination may include the tow car or it may not. It was on a separate compartment on the scale but as I was speaking Australian and she American I never got a clear understanding of the aforementioned )
Thanks for everybody's input
__________________
2005 Monaco Signature Castle 1V
2013 Subaru Outback Toad
SteveSkinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Burgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 264
What gets me is they could have put one on both sides for less than 20 bucks..

This will be an upcoming mod
Burgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 12:40 PM   #14
Registered User
 
RVNeophytes2's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 949
Blog Entries: 1
From Oz, Under Pressure

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveSkinner View Post
Had/ put 105 in the steer 315's 100 in drive and 90 in tag 295/80's
My steer is lighter than Steve Owenby's at 14128
With 33760 over rear combination.
Steve, we are a global bunch: I'm penning you a quick note from Tokyo, wee hours.


'Glad you found the carefully concealed blue-capped hookup, suggest using two hands and safety glasses; that thing is going to cost someone an eye, one day.

My weights are nearly identical to yours. 'Got XZE Michelins on the steers and soon-to-be-replaced Goodyears on the drive/tag. The book called for 115 up front, about 105 in the drives, and less than 95 on the tag.

Just the other day, I opted to put extra in the rear to see if the ride and mileage improve. To stay organized mentally, I descended in pressure from 115 up front, 110 in the drives, 100 on the tag. No change in ride, nominal change in the contact patch where it matters least, and (initially) a whopping 20% rise in mileage.

This comes on the heels of being the laughing stock of our circle of 500-ish hp rig owners when it comes to diesel consumption. I mean, my buddies are driving like demons compared to my grandma pace, kicking my arse at the pump. The one constant I noticed is that my inflation values aft of the steers are much lower than theirs. Even the tire shop guys remarked that the pressures seemed low, but I doggedly adhered to the Michelin tables.

If my theory is correct, I'll have good traction, safe summer running temps, smooth ride, and be a rock star at the fueling island. Let the test begin...
RVNeophytes2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.