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Old 01-20-2008, 08:22 PM   #141
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And where did they put the water filter? In the 2007, it's on the far left hand side but I don't see yours there.

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Old 01-21-2008, 04:48 AM   #142
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Monaco put the water filter next to the water pump, laying on its side. It will be cumbersome to change, especially centering the cartridge in the housing. When I took delivery, I asked and received extra hose and clamps to relocate it to a more suit place. It si still on my list of things to do. My friends 08 Scepter, which was produced 3 week ealier, has the filter on the left in the service bay. Go figure.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:10 PM   #143
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And I just thought that Monaco needed a Human Factors Engineer. I'm headed to the dealership tomorrow for some warranty work so now I plan to look at the 2008 Camelots to see if they're all like that. I can't image having to empty out the cargo compartment and then having to remove a panel just to change the water filter.

The reason I didn't buy a 2007 38' or 40' was because the rear slide switches were forward of the front slide switches. In the 36PDQ they're oriented correctly. Monaco just uses one panel so it depends on which side of the isle the panel is mounted on.

I plan to swap my SaniCon switch with the water reel switch so they're closest to the equipment that they operate. I know there are Human Factors Engineers out there somewhere, they're just not at Monaco. I bet there's some that are members of this forum.

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:23 PM   #144
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This the bracket that holds the Sanicon end.
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Do like I did and reverse the slide switches. The original setup is counterintuitive to say the least. Unscrew the the panel screws, pull out the panel with all the wires, have a helper hold the panel while you label the switch wires with a Sharpie felt tip pen or equivelent. Each switch has thre wires. I labeled mine 1 2 3, I II II, a b c, & A B C. A digital camera also helps. Then swap ft curb for rr curb and then ft road for rr road. Leave the switches in place, just move the wires. You do have 12 volts on the center wire of each switch and if you don't feel comfortable switching them live, just turn of the battery disconnect while working on it. Look in the photo gallery for "08 Camelot panel" in a little bit - waiting on photo approval.
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Double OOPS! I pasted without copying. Let's try this one.

Now, I'll have to figure out how to delete a post. Hmmmmm.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:30 PM   #147
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Harry,
Thanks for posting the photo of the bracket for the SaniCon. That's not what I had in mind at all. I've got to have one of those and the one for the water hose too.

Good job on changing the slide switch lables. I didn't have a problem with the electronics; it was the etched panel that I didn't want to modify. I can't believe there still doing this for the 2008s. To me, it's just an accident waiting to happen.

Thanks again for posting your photos.

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:31 AM   #148
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Wanted to share a few things I have recently done.

Replaced 26" LCD with 32". Was able to move panel about 3" toward front of coach.



Installed 55 watt backup light. Picked up 12v from tow harness, installed Bosch relay controlled by backup circuit.



Relocated Weldex monitor. Used adjustable Ram Mount and monitor is visually in-line with rear view camera. Much better location. Also installed GPS on Ram Mount. Below monitor cluster is Tire-SafeGuard on dash



Relocated under dash AC vent to old Weldex hole in dash. Also installed dash pocket (Toyota) to help fill the area. Not happy with how I trimmed it out and looking at a better option.



Installed BrakeSwitch. Much better control of the PacBrake and no more constant switching on and off and better integration with cruise control.

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Photo below shows wet bay after water hose reel reinstalled so the hose feeds from the bottom instead of the top, the Sani-Con switch and water hose reel switch were swapped so each switch is closest to the equipment they operate, and "ladder" clips added to hang the end of the water hose and the Sani-Con nozzle. All was accomplished by Buddy Gregg (Dallas) at no charge.



The water hose reels up without effort now that it is not blocked by the tank drain above.
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The '06 and '07 Endeavor and Scepter center console have a drawer and a really stupid cup holder that refuses to stay out. Since there are cup holders for both the driver and passenger it seemed a litle silly for the center console to also have cup holders. So, I made a drawer and used the cup holder face board. Much better use of the space and nice to now have 2 drawers in the console.

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Old 01-30-2008, 04:51 PM   #151
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The drawer sure look professionaly done. Nice job!

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Old 02-03-2008, 04:48 PM   #152
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My last two Monacos had a thin washable foam filter behind the intake grille for the dash air/heater. My new Camelot had none, as well as my buddy's '08 Scepter. Knowing how dirty the filter gets, I knew I had to add one to this coach. With out a filter all the junk winds up in the a/c evaporator core, especially if one has pets.

I found thin air filets at Home Depot the right width but short. No problem, with a little super glue, I put two tegether, end to end, and trimmed to length. Then, just unscrew the grille, cut little notches in the filter where the screws go, and reattach the grille.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:20 PM   #153
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Harry,
Great catch. I just came in from checking our 2007 Camelot and just as you said, there's no filter and we do have pets.

Looks like I'll be making a trip to Home Depot tomorrow.

Thanks for that post.

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The photo below shows several mods to our 2007 Camelot wet bay. The water hose and Sani-Con nozzle came with both laying in the bottom of the bay (not a good idea) and are now stored vertically using "ladder clips". The water hose reel was rotated 180 degrees so the hose would feed from the bottom and not be blocked by the tank drain above it. The Everpur water filter (max flow rate of 0.5gpm) was replaced with a Whirlpool 6.0gpm filter from Lowes ($20). Now the water tank fills in 15 minutes with filtered water instead of 3.3h ours. And the switches for the water hose reel and Sani-Con were swapped so they are closest to the equipment they control. I think this bay is finally finished.



Many thanks to all the members of this forum that contributed their ideas and experience.

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