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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-24-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Yes there is a you tube video showing how to...

Yes there is a you tube video showing how to adjust both latch linkages, upper and lower. They need to have the same latch forces, I adjusted mine last spring, the outer portion of the inner door...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-21-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
On the way to MT Rushmore be sure and stop at...

On the way to MT Rushmore be sure and stop at Reptile Gardens and plan on at least an hour, they have alligator wrestling and rattle snake wrangling shows! My father was assigned to SAC flying KC 135...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-21-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Turned out to be the white lithium spray lube was...

Turned out to be the white lithium spray lube was congealed due to the cold. I was able to get the actuator to run each direction with a 12volt direct to door pin set-up. I then pulled the inner...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-20-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Talking Thanks for the info jacwjames, that looks like my...

Thanks for the info jacwjames, that looks like my door actuator, it is completely inoperable today, I will clean the contacts tommorrow, been hesitant to pull the inner door panel due to low temps...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-20-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Went out and pulled off the small inner panel...

Went out and pulled off the small inner panel where the mechanism resides, when I use the exterior keypad control, it latches the outer bays, also works to unlock those bays, however the exterior...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-19-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Smile Thanks YC1, I am going to try spaying a bit of...

Thanks YC1, I am going to try spaying a bit of electronic cleaner on the interior of the latch mechanism when we get to a balmy 37 degrees later! I also will try out the electronic keypad again, I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-18-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Well my better half was able to get in through...

Well my better half was able to get in through the driver window snd between the 2 of us, it finally opened. The inner locking sliding latch is VERY hard to slide back and forth. When I used the key...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-18-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
door issues, my turn

I have been in and out of my Patriot Thunder almost every day without issue and today it unlocks just as always but the door will not unlatch and release, I got in through the drivers window, but...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-27-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Smile Thermostat question

My 2006 Beaver Thunder has 3 Dometic A/C units. the front one is run from a 5 button Dometic thermostat as zone one. The middle and rear units are run from a Dometic 10 button thermostat in the rear...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Thanx 2Yoopers, I found it today, much smaller...

Thanx 2Yoopers, I found it today, much smaller than the other exchangers in the coach, the fan faces sideways, could not locate the snap switch, will need a colder night in order to check is...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-25-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Wet bay heat

My 2006 Beaver Thunder manual talks about a Aqua Hot heater for my wet bay. I have been through the bays while doing my winterization last 2 days and cannot see any small radiators, nor a thermostat....
Forum: Just Conversation 10-24-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 31,503
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Angry My turn, my rig had a lot of deferred maintenance...

My turn, my rig had a lot of deferred maintenance when I picked it up, P.O. treated it like a car, used it and parked it, no oil changes, filters, etc. I did both the Cat , Allison 4000 and the Onan...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Talking FINAL RESOLUTION. Sst/Sun I cleaned the leaking...

FINAL RESOLUTION. Sst/Sun I cleaned the leaking filter and examined the unit This filter is rectangular shaped with a 5/16 compression inlet fitting snd a 1/4 compression outlet. The filter has 2...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Thanx jcwjames, that e-bay link looks exactly...

Thanx jcwjames, that e-bay link looks exactly like mine. Now I am worried about having mine snap off, maybe due to electrolisis corrosion between brass fitting and steel tank? Gonna have to due some...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Finally found my leak, per my monaco air system...

Finally found my leak, per my monaco air system print-out is labeled as a Haldex 150 PSI air safety pressue relief valve. It is a brass fitting in the right side of my large front air tank, believe...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Onan fuel filters

Just back from last trip of the year, Strawberry Reservoir in Utah. 1st night fired up Onan 10k quiet diesel unit after dark, ran for 2 hours. When I walked outside for final bathroom run I found a...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-11-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
I have a 2005 C-13 which has the same block as...

I have a 2005 C-13 which has the same block as C-15, slightly shorter stroke, stil a very big, heavy engine. I had Cummins L-10 in prior Monaco Signature. The Cummins was only 300 HP vs the Cat 525...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-11-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Thanx Skip426, I will recheck that buzzer psi...

Thanx Skip426, I will recheck that buzzer psi when the alarm cuts off, I believe it is somewhere from 90-100 psi, where are these sensors located? I remember reading somewhere there is a sensor on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-11-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Thx Txduo, just went out and found that looped...

Thx Txduo, just went out and found that looped braided house and followed it from compressor to air dryer, it is well supported with rubber clamps and 2 straps from frame. Also the dessicant filter...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-09-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Sorry for my delayed response, family events. So...

Sorry for my delayed response, family events. So I went out today and started the engine. I let it idle for 30 seconds for oil flow, then used cruise to set 1000 RPM, took abt 5 minutes to get to 100...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-05-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Air loss with brakes

When I bought my Beaver Thunder I have noticed that when I am moving very slowly and using the brakes off and on that my air pressure alarm keeps going off. I have to put trans in Neutral and let the...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-03-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Talking I also changed mine upon purchase since PO did no...

I also changed mine upon purchase since PO did no maintenance the 5 years he owned it. Differential oil has sulpher in it to prevent galling on the gear teeth under the high loads those teeth endure....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-03-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
I also went through this roof protectant thought...

I also went through this roof protectant thought process, mine had a lot of white steaks since it was outside its entire life. I knew I wanted to get my dark roofing changed over to white since here...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,869
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
I accidently put Manila as the mid point, it...

I accidently put Manila as the mid point, it actually was Dutch John Flat, we went to Dripping Springs state park to see what the sites were like. However just before we got to it, we stumbled on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,869
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Long steep grade

Wednesday I took a road trip to Flaming Gorge Ut area. The road goes through Vernal Ut and up hwy 191 through multiple tight switchbacks, plus you are going up a steep grade on this road. after...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-23-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,951
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Smile I would like to add my two-bits here, I purchased...

I would like to add my two-bits here, I purchased my Legacy model 2006 Beaver Patriot Thunder last winter and have had a lot of deferred maintenance items. I had a couple things that were just above...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-23-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Thank you hypoxia, I have printed out your...

Thank you hypoxia, I have printed out your helpful attachments, when I removed my plasma Vizio set, its power cord was plugged into a Beaver 120 v outlet up in front cap to right side of TV lift...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-22-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Lift It control box

I have replaced my heavy plasma tv with a light LED tv, however it still takes 4-8 tries to go down 1st thing in the day. I can hear what sounds like relays clicking in the Lift It control box next...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-20-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Talking Here is a picture of my wifes camping quilt on...

Here is a picture of my wifes camping quilt on our drop down TV, pretty cool!376930
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-17-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
153 stars, you were correct, I turned on the...

153 stars, you were correct, I turned on the ignition switch and the front cap fan came on, had 2 speeds so I guess if I want AV area ventilation, I well need to find a low noise computer fan and add...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-16-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Front cap ventilation fan

Well I am almost done with the drop down TV replacement project, just pending my wife completing her quilt cover for the original vinyl roof area. When I was up in the front cap area re-doing the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-11-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Well I finally found out that the back side panel...

Well I finally found out that the back side panel behind the TV was actually held in place with generous velcro strips. After carefully prying those strips apart the plywood panel with the vinyl...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-10-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Sorry, I have a 2006 Beaver Thunder with the...

Sorry, I have a 2006 Beaver Thunder with the ceiling mount drop down front TV system. I have seen where others have changed out the heavy, hot running plasma TV out to the newer LED ultra thin...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-09-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
drop down TV

So now I have fixed my major air leaks. I thought it was time to get out from under the coach and look over my drop down TV for replacement . It has a Vizio plasma tv, the original Sharp plasma has...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-09-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Thanks Diplomat Don, I went down and picked up a...

Thanks Diplomat Don, I went down and picked up a Universal coupler and replaced the factory coupling and that did the trick! I have never had to deal with air fittings before. Time for the next...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-06-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Skip 426, after close inspection which led to my...

Skip 426, after close inspection which led to my discovery of Monaco's aux air supply in the 2nd bay drivers side right by propane tank/regulator, i concure on your conclusion. I always wondered why...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-06-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Universal air coupler

My 2006 Beaver/Monaco has a universal air coupler back next to my tow hitch area. I was checking my rear brake lights as I just found out they were very dim. Anyway I had my S/O hold down the brake...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-28-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Smile I had not thought about introducing moisture int0...

I had not thought about introducing moisture int0 the air system. We usually are in the 8-15% humidity range here in the summer, however the monsoon surges now have us up to 25-35% so I guess my best...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-26-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Air suspension leaks

I have my Beaver up on its RVA jacks, I would like to use a small air compressor to supply air to the 2 air tanks so I would not need to start the Cat engine to re-supply the air tanks. I wondered if...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-23-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
I had a problem with one of the 2 hydraulic...

I had a problem with one of the 2 hydraulic motors on my dual fan setup on a 1989 signature. I pulled the fan assembly and took the slow turning one to a local, recommended hyraulic shop, 3 weeks...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-23-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Alaska Trip

I am planning an Alaska excursion for next summer of abt 6 weeks or so. My rig ia a Legacy 2006 Beaver Thunder, with a Winegard batwing antenna and a blue ray DVD/amp unit. Thinking of the Winegard...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-22-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Red face Thanx guys, it was the 3 antenna version I saw, I...

Thanx guys, it was the 3 antenna version I saw, I am wanting to travel to Alaska next summer, have been trying to figure what items I need to add to my Legacy 2006 Beaver motorhome to be able to...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-22-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
weird rv roof antenna

I have seen several newer motorhomes with a weird circular antenna on the roof, it has 3 short stubby masts, Is this a cellular antenna of wifi antenna, or new fangled digital TV antenna?
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-16-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Cool If you are looking for a "get in and just go"...

If you are looking for a "get in and just go" motorhome, goof luck. Just like a boat motorhomes will always need a bit of attention between trips. 2004 is in the Legacy years before the 2008...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-02-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 16,606
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Talking Finally sat down and read through this thread,...

Finally sat down and read through this thread, lotta clever RV'ers out there. My user name has to do with the fact that at times I am banished from the house either due to something I said or did, as...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-28-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
I recieved my new compressor and attached the...

I recieved my new compressor and attached the terminals to a spare auto battery and it is very quiet, the Thomas is dead so cannot compare the two side by side. now too get the Viair 330SS onto the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-27-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Well after much deliberation and reading all the...

Well after much deliberation and reading all the thoughtful replies I decided to be the guinea pig and I ordered the new Viair 310SS model with the lowest noise level of 61db. After I figure out the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-23-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
As I have been researching this air compressor, I...

As I have been researching this air compressor, I have seen a Viair model 10000 that has a small air tank to hold a charge of air so that the compressor does not to run so long between air bag...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-23-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,580
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Really sad story, I know I always take a walk...

Really sad story, I know I always take a walk around the campground after get my site set up. I try to give a friendly nod or wave to people I see, being neighborly. I also try to see what kind of...
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-23-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By DADSDOGHOUSE
Welcome to IRV2, there is a huge amount of...

Welcome to IRV2, there is a huge amount of information and knowledge gathered here. Everyone I talk too that is a camper or outdoors person I spread the IRV2 site to them. Always good to also see a...
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