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Old 06-03-2021, 05:34 AM   #1
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You guys are Scaring me!

Being new to the Monaco and the RM chassis and reading thru some of these posts on frames needing welding and reinforcing itís really scary to say the least.
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All of us hope that our coach never suffers from these "class" problems.

There are others in the Monaco/HR products. I can fill you in on some of them. Sometimes it's difficult to determine which models and model years are susceptible to what problems.

Here is one safety issue you should check right away, though. Find the 120V, 50A transfer switch. If it's an Iota 50R, you should change it out. That model was subject to a recall as a potential fire hazard.

You may want to ask the other early-2000s Windsor owners on iRV2 what they have found needed attention on their coaches. Joe ("MSHappyCampers") and Jim ("jacwjames") would be great folks with whom to start.
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This is the issue you've probably read about:

https://supersteerparts.com/do-i-nee...-trailing-arms
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This is the issue you've probably read about:

https://supersteerparts.com/do-i-nee...-trailing-arms

If it's a trailing arm issue the OP was concerned about, the link indicates the Windsor was not affected. That is an informative chart, IMO, for anyone considering an older coach on Roadmaster chassis.
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If it's a trailing arm issue the OP was concerned about, the link indicates the Windsor was not affected. That is an informative chart, IMO, for anyone considering an older coach on Roadmaster chassis.

CORRECT. The rear trailing arm issue was ONLY on the 4 bag Monaco/Roadmaster chassis.
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That's why I do almost all my own maintenance. Part of that is a complete chassis lube to include inspecting the critical welds. So far so good. At least if one develops and I catch it early enough it can be fixed at a reasonable cost.
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I believe this is the thread that caught "tmw188's" attention. It refers to broken chassis welds in a 2005 Signature.

Broken welds and broken rollers

I don't know if this problem could appear in the 2002 Windsor that "tmw188" owns.
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CORRECT. The rear trailing arm issue was ONLY on the 4 bag Monaco/Roadmaster chassis.


Yes I asked about the trailing arms on another post a couple weeks ago before I looked at the Windsor and found out then that it wasnít affected.
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That's why I do almost all my own maintenance. Part of that is a complete chassis lube to include inspecting the critical welds. So far so good. At least if one develops and I catch it early enough it can be fixed at a reasonable cost.


Iíll do most all my own maintenance too for various reasons, learning as we go here on the Monaco.
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All of us hope that our coach never suffers from these "class" problems.

There are others in the Monaco/HR products. I can fill you in on some of them. Sometimes it's difficult to determine which models and model years are susceptible to what problems.

Here is one safety issue you should check right away, though. Find the 120V, 50A transfer switch. If it's an Iota 50R, you should change it out. That model was subject to a recall as a potential fire hazard.

You may want to ask the other early-2000s Windsor owners on iRV2 what they have found needed attention on their coaches. Joe ("MSHappyCampers") and Jim ("jacwjames") would be great folks with whom to start.


I took pictures of a lot of things along the way during my inspection. I pulled up my pic of the transfer switch and it is the IOTA ITS-50R what seems to be the issue?Click image for larger version

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The IOTA transfer switch was a known problem with a recall put out to owners, however, this was around the time of the Monaco bankruptcy so a lot were never changed out. A lot of the burden was put on the owners.


Here is the parts page showing the transfer switch, they do show the Iota up to a specific date and then the Lyght, which is what I have.



At minimum I would recommend checking the wiring connections to make sure they are tight. Do some research on the Iota, I still see reports of problems with these.
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Iíll replace it. Iím not new transfer switch issues. I had an Esco on my previous rig that that I spent much time trouble shooting. Itís a long story but the short of it was to do with incompatible dimensions between the two contactors and the circuit board that ties them together. A very hard issue to discover but finally traced down and fixed.
Thanks for the info Jim
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The IOTA transfer switch was a known problem with a recall put out to owners, however, this was around the time of the Monaco bankruptcy so a lot were never changed out. A lot of the burden was put on the owners.


Here is the parts page showing the transfer switch, they do show the Iota up to a specific date and then the Lyght, which is what I have.



At minimum I would recommend checking the wiring connections to make sure they are tight. Do some research on the Iota, I still see reports of problems with these.


So how about that Lyght, working like it should?
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I have not had a problem with mine, this seems to be a popular model and is still being sold 20 years after mine was installed.

To Scare you even more!!!!!!

I actually installed a Progressive Surge Guard HW50C https://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems-hw50c
model before the transfer switch with a display monitor in the small basement compartment that I can watch as I plug in and the switch to a second display in the bathroom. I installed the Surge Guard after a lightening strike at our old house took out a TV in the house and the Intellitec EMS circuit board.
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