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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,257
Posted By Maggiedad
I had a similar issue on my 2002 Dynasty, riding...

I had a similar issue on my 2002 Dynasty, riding high in the front on the right side. I finally discovered that the solenoid for the left front was faulty, causing the right side to air up too far...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-20-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,967
Posted By Maggiedad
120-125 pounds in steer tires? My Michelin guide...

120-125 pounds in steer tires? My Michelin guide says 95 pounds at my loaded axle weight. I run 100 just to be safe. Can't imagine what the ride would be like at 125 pounds.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 17,615
Posted By Maggiedad
Add me to the camp of buying an older high end...

Add me to the camp of buying an older high end rig. We have a 2002 Monaco Dynasty that is built very well, and has a chassis that is designed to go hundreds of thousands of miles. Plus, on a rig...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-07-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,728
Posted By Maggiedad
All in one bumper

Check out www.rockhard4x4.com (https://www.rockhard4x4.com)


I have one of their bumpers and they are brutally strong, have tow tabs already attached so you don't need a frame mount, built in...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-06-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 40,379
Posted By Maggiedad
Quit at 58

I gave up the rat race at 58 and never looked back. I'm 61 now, and honestly I don't know how I had time for a job! Plenty of projects to do, interests to enjoy. DW and I buy and sell antiques, old...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-20-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Maggiedad
Modification of house battery compartment for larger batteries

I just finished a little project for those of you that have older rigs and are looking for added battery capacity. This was on my 2002 Monaco Dynasty, which was equipped to hold just 4 standard...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-10-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,214
Posted By Maggiedad
Try Zephyr Pro 40. It's what truckers use, and...

Try Zephyr Pro 40. It's what truckers use, and it works better than anything I have run across.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-26-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,214
Posted By Maggiedad
I'm thinking about changing to Konis on the front...

I'm thinking about changing to Konis on the front of my rig to soften some of the thumping on highway cracks and overpasses. I have Bilstein now, but oddly one of them "clunks". I unhooked it and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-26-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,214
Posted By Maggiedad
Those of us with older coaches seem to always...

Those of us with older coaches seem to always have something to add, fix or work on. My next immediate project is house batteries. My 5 year old lead acid batteries gave up over the winter, and...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-12-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,392
Posted By Maggiedad
PPL is a pain in the ass to deal with, but we...

PPL is a pain in the ass to deal with, but we bought our rig from them 4 years ago and it was a deal! They have a lot of consignors who are just looking to get out asap. We paid $69k for a 2002...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-24-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,581
Posted By Maggiedad
Add a funnel!!

We have had occasional issues with mice while our rig is in the barn. Tried peppermint oil with no results, but peanut butter baited traps seem to catch them.

The problem with the traps is, if...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-02-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,933
Posted By Maggiedad
What is the tightest spot you have found yourself in with your RV?

As operators of larger than normal vehicles, I'm sure it is second nature for all of us to stay in tune with our surroundings and try to anticipate any issues such as overhead clearance, dead ends,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-11-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Maggiedad
X3 on the dryer sheets! They are amazing. I...

X3 on the dryer sheets! They are amazing. I just cleaned month old bug splatter from a 1500 mile trip off the entire windshield and front cap in about 15 minutes.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-08-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 43,616
Posted By Maggiedad
Here's a link to the set we used on Amazon. While...

Here's a link to the set we used on Amazon. While not designed specifically for RV's, it has worked great. Probably require a little creative plumbing like we did, but well worth it! click here...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 43,616
Posted By Maggiedad
Here's another of my favorites. Simple but so...

Here's another of my favorites. Simple but so handy! When I did the big remodel, I saved every extra piece of wood, trim, corion etc that was removed. I used a scrap of the corion to make this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 43,616
Posted By Maggiedad
We did an extensive remodel about 4 years ago on...

We did an extensive remodel about 4 years ago on our 2002 Dynasty, but I think my favorite modification was rip out the old one piece fiberglass shower enclosure and replace it with high quality...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-31-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Maggiedad
Agree that is a common trouble spot. I carry a...

Agree that is a common trouble spot. I carry a spare panel and tried it, with exact same symptoms. Also, I put a small zip tie around the plug on my panel after it worked loose a couple of times.. no...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-30-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Maggiedad
Yep, that was the first thing I did!

Yep, that was the first thing I did!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By Maggiedad
I guess I dont understand this comment. Our 40...

I guess I dont understand this comment. Our 40 foot Dyanasty has a tag and it has a tremendous amount more carrying/towing capacity than a non-tag. That's the whole purpose of a tag axle isn't it?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,027
Posted By Maggiedad
We are in this camp as well. Bought a 2002...

We are in this camp as well. Bought a 2002 Monaco Dynasty tag in 2015, and after getting everything up to date (fluids, filters, tires, shocks etc) and doing a comprehensive interior remodel with...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-28-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Maggiedad
HWH 600 series air leveling, auto not working

I've read a number of posts on the general issue of misbehaving HWH air leveling, but none with my specific problem.

In a nutshell, my air leveling was working perfectly until yesterday, when I...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-28-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Maggiedad
That's a pretty good hit list. If never...

That's a pretty good hit list. If never replaced, I would put new shocks on. Will make a big difference in the ride.

I would also push getting the headbanger TV out asap. On the trip home after...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By Maggiedad
Hi guys, Great question to be asking,...

Hi guys,


Great question to be asking, here's what we did.

After MUCH studying, we chose to shop for and buy an older high end pusher, and ended up with a 2002 Monaco Dynasty with 400...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Maggiedad
We have tried a lot of things but still get the...

We have tried a lot of things but still get the occasional mouse. Hoping someone has some good ideas.

We tried peppermint oil, which makes the rig smell good but doesn't seem to stop the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By Maggiedad
Fixing broken power footrest on Villa captains chair

Hi folks, finally got around to tearing into my malfunctioning footrest on a Villa captains chair and found the right side worm gear assembly was worn out and bent. I had previously purchased one to...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 07-18-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By Maggiedad
Try this link, I think it will be helpful: ...

Try this link, I think it will be helpful: https://americanclipperownersclub.com/techforum/index.php?topic=2688.0
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-18-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By Maggiedad
No help on your question, but I ripped out every...

No help on your question, but I ripped out every stitch of carpet in our rig and put down real cherry wood floors. Lot of work, but they are beautiful and easy to keep clean.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-18-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Maggiedad
Is it "grunting" as if it is stuck and struggling...

Is it "grunting" as if it is stuck and struggling to move, or is the motor whine a free wheeling sound as if the mechanism is not engaged?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-18-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,561
Posted By Maggiedad
Assuming you have climbed up top and removed the...

Assuming you have climbed up top and removed the AC covers for a look-see without obvious blockage, then I would blow some compressed air down the lines to unclog. Regulate to 25-30 pounds and that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-18-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,106
Posted By Maggiedad
Not a CW fan, but sometimes great deals

I do 99% of the work on my MH myself, so no direct experience on CW service arm. I do enjoy browsing their nice store in Columbia, MO and the smaller on here in KC. You can also find some great...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-04-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,842
Posted By Maggiedad
Matt, you just described the approach we took on...

Matt, you just described the approach we took on our 2002 Dynasty! We bought it 3 years ago with a well worn, outdated interior so I took a whole winter and stripped virtually everything out, leaving...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,353
Posted By Maggiedad
I second the tag recommendation. However, we...

I second the tag recommendation. However, we chose to go the older high end coach and do a remodel/upgrade to interior and some systems. The details are long, so here's the short version.

Bought a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Maggiedad
I would be interested to hear as well. My 2002...

I would be interested to hear as well. My 2002 Monaco has never been descaled as far as I know. I do a semi annual nozzle and cleanup, works fine for me.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-02-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Maggiedad
You are probably going to have to experiment. I...

You are probably going to have to experiment. I would buy a can or two of what I thought were the best options and test them on scrap, then hold them up to my fridge and other appliances to see if...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Maggiedad
Can you pull it out far enough to see what the...

Can you pull it out far enough to see what the mounting bracket looks like? Unfortunately, it probably mounts from the rear and you will have to take the dash panel loose to gain access.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-31-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Maggiedad
Just to be clear, the $500 I paid included all...

Just to be clear, the $500 I paid included all new foam as well. They literally are like new, and the passenger seat is a power recliner. Guess I got a really good deal from this local shop that has...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 07-30-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Maggiedad
2002 Monaco Dynasty

2002 Monaco Dynasty (2018-07-30 15:08:23)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Maggiedad
We had our Villa captains chairs reupholstered at...

We had our Villa captains chairs reupholstered at an auto upholstery shop in Kansas City and are very happy with the result. They are very comfortable, and we were able to pick out the exact material...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,998
Posted By Maggiedad
We love our old Dynasty!

It may sound crazy, but I literally spent about 7 years studying everything I could find about RV's before buying. By the time I felt like I could make a sensible decision, our hit list included:
-...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-20-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,179
Posted By Maggiedad
Update on Villa Captain Chair footrest problem

It's been a while since anyone posted about repairing the footrest on a Villa seat in a Monaco product. Our co-pilot seat started acting up, was lifting good on one side and erratic and binding up...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,441
Posted By Maggiedad
Replaced all fixtures

During the remodel of our older (2002) coach, we elected to replace all the dated looking fixtures, removing shiny brass and replacing with brushed nickel and chrome to better match our new stainless...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-16-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 27,498
Posted By Maggiedad
You might check out this adapter harness. It is...

You might check out this adapter harness. It is what we used to avoid running new wires to the thermostats, and they worked great.
https://www.campingworld.com/atwood-air-conditioner-adapter-kit
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,665
Posted By Maggiedad
Sad behavior indeed...

DW and I just returned from a trip into Iowa and Minnesota. We always pick up after our two dogs, and also are very aware of peoples right to privacy and use of their PAID FOR camping spot.

For...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-02-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Maggiedad
Thanks for the great picture Jake. I can hardly...

Thanks for the great picture Jake. I can hardly believe it, but I think I have the same type of sight glass, but it is positioned so close to a frame rail that I can hardly see it. Not very good...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-30-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Maggiedad
Good to know Rustygold. Thanks!

Good to know Rustygold. Thanks!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,696
Posted By Maggiedad
Thanks Pduggs, I will try to get some pictures...

Thanks Pduggs, I will try to get some pictures when the coach isn't "loaded for the road" and post some commentary. It was quite a project, but we are very happy with the results.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,696
Posted By Maggiedad
Here is the link for the Roadmaster trailing arm...

Here is the link for the Roadmaster trailing arm recall: https://sourcerv.com/RoadmasterR4R_FMC1109.pdf

It does not affect the larger 8 and 10 bag coaches.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Maggiedad
For some reason min doesn't have that gauge....

For some reason min doesn't have that gauge. Perhaps it has been removed in the past and the port plugged I will look close and see if that is the case. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-27-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Maggiedad
Thanks much for the responses! The fluid...

Thanks much for the responses! The fluid restriction gauge is what I was looking for. Is it mounted right on the filter head?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-26-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,696
Posted By Maggiedad
Very happy with our 2002 Dynasty!

FWIW, long string with lots of good ideas so I thought I would throw our experience in.

We bought a 2002 Monaco Dynasty with tag axle for it's great build quality, all steel monocoque...
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