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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-13-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By TurtleBack
Carefree Awning Filler Coming Out

The insert at the awning seam is coming out. This is the long tube (rubber rope?)that helps hold the fabric tight at the lower roller.


Previously I got it pushed back in to within one inch. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-01-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,392
Posted By TurtleBack
We had 400W on our previous rig and 600W...

We had 400W on our previous rig and 600W currently - both installed by AM Solar.

I have no quibble with what others have said. My gut feel is that we will never get back the cost of the solar...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-01-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By TurtleBack
2 mth Storage & LAX Transportation

Hi, We have a two month trip to the South Pacific beginning in early October leaving from Los Angeles (LAX).

We'd like to leave our 43 foot coach - say 45 with the bike rack - and car in a safe...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By TurtleBack
Air Powered Generator Slide

Does anyone have an air powered generator slide? I've been told that one can be added to my Entegra Anthem.

Any downsides? For example must the engine be running to have enough pressure?

Many...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By TurtleBack
Resort Parking of 42 Footer

Hello,

1. We are active full - timers with large cargo requirements.
2. We normally travel less than 200 miles between one to two week stays and do not want to drive longer miles to find a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By TurtleBack
Does this RV exist as a new model?

Unfortunately we need to replace our current 41' Monaco Dynasty. So far we have been unable to locate a new replacement vehicle with the needed requirements - except for a custom built one. Does...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-06-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By TurtleBack
Thanks for your response. I've sent a PM.

Thanks for your response. I've sent a PM.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-02-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By TurtleBack
Help. 2008 Dynasty Platinum IV Owners

I have tried to find you using the member list but with 2226 pages this was futile!

We are not near our coach but are thousands of miles from any large motorhomes (Hawaii).

Accordingly, I would...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-13-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By TurtleBack
Whoops

Well it's time to refigure! The "fix" lasted for about 4 days and then the clicking - actually a double click - started up again. Not sure but I think it might have stopped when we were hooked up...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-07-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By TurtleBack
Intellitec Resolution

Thanks to the responders for the info. I'll add this data to my resource files.

Believe it or not the solution to this problem was a very low fluid level in the Aqua Hot system. The move we did...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-04-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By TurtleBack
Intellitec Auto Energy Switch Query

One of two Intellitec switches in my rig (part # 00-00714-000) has started to click every twenty to twenty - two seconds. It stopped for a few days after we moved but then started up again after it...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-28-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By TurtleBack
Side Mirror Turn Signal Access

I've got three sections to my outside side mirrors. Unknown manufacturer. The turn signal bulb must be out on one side as all other turn signals work.

Does anyone know how to access the inner...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,808
Posted By TurtleBack
Completed Bay Door Repair

Well its time to report on the results of this cargo bay door repair. First let me say that I have never done body work but have infrequently massaged aluminum material. Also, as a full-timer my...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-27-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,689
Posted By TurtleBack
Tip on Slide Seal Replacement

I had a bad slide seal and looked on this forum for advice on how to install it. One comment was to just push in on by hand while many others stated that an RV shop took out the whole slide to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-27-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,772
Posted By TurtleBack
My apologies to cmpmcrsaider and Manke. I...

My apologies to cmpmcrsaider and Manke. I haven't been online for 2 & 1/2 months and am surprised that I didn't get an email that additional entries were made on this thread. Only found your query...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-16-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,857
Posted By TurtleBack
Well I've had blockage problems twice. the first...

Well I've had blockage problems twice. the first was when a guest tossed a facial wipe down the toilet. Doesn't dissolve nor is it chewed up by the blades. Was able to reach it after taking off the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-16-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,159
Posted By TurtleBack
I had/have the same problem but mine would run 12...

I had/have the same problem but mine would run 12 time a day or more . The compressor is likely the one just behind the front axle which is used when the motor is not running. It is permanently...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-16-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,216
Posted By TurtleBack
I got a replacement from Lazy Daze in Florida. ...

I got a replacement from Lazy Daze in Florida. Less than $20 without freight - I was in the area. A pack of two decals was definitely less than $5.00.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-16-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,772
Posted By TurtleBack
Just came across your post and saw that you...

Just came across your post and saw that you didn't really get an answer from someone who has done it.

On the top of my roof are two eight foot Yakima Bars - mounted with the correct brackets of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-16-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,019
Posted By TurtleBack
This isn't entirely appropriate since you don't...

This isn't entirely appropriate since you don't have an onboard compressor. However, it might be an applicable, albeit expensive option for some readers.

My onboard compressor is not high enough...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-16-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,808
Posted By TurtleBack
Cargo Bay Door Repair

Surely I'm the only one who has done this!

Put a nice bow in the bottom of two cargo bay doors. I have no doubt that I can remove the skin, then straighten the doors and frames. However, a paint...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By TurtleBack
Well I've kinda put this on the back burner. ...

Well I've kinda put this on the back burner. However, this is what I have discovered.

The compressor, which is just behind the front axle, is an auxilliary compressor used to keep the coach...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-13-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 35,135
Posted By TurtleBack
Lee, Lock might be too strong of a word. There...

Lee, Lock might be too strong of a word. There is a dimple in one of the swing arms and a corresponding recess in the other. Both a few inches back from the pivot point. When the door is fully...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By TurtleBack
Mike, the Power Gear control panel has a power...

Mike, the Power Gear control panel has a power off switch which we use after leveling. There is no emergency stop that I am aware of. Frankly I just didn't want to hear any adjustments at all since...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-12-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 35,135
Posted By TurtleBack
Not exactly sure what your problem with the strut...

Not exactly sure what your problem with the strut is but there have been several threads complaining about how hard it is to fix a strut that no longer holds the door open.

I had the same...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-12-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,293
Posted By TurtleBack
Well this might not be your problem but it sure...

Well this might not be your problem but it sure solved mine.

Most of the time when I had a problem the steps would not open. Kicking the steps sometimes caused the steps to open. Obviously that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By TurtleBack
Overactive Air Compressor

Our coach has air ride and leveling. When we park we always level and then turn off the automatic leveling system.

Lately the air compressor sporadically runs. Maybe a few seconds, maybe up to 15...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Posted By TurtleBack
I'm late on this reply but anyway I just got some...

I'm late on this reply but anyway I just got some from Lazy Daze near Tampa. They were cheaper tahn Monaco parts and will ship to you. Yours might not be the same as mine but they know what to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,696
Posted By TurtleBack
I'm a little late in noticing this thread but...

I'm a little late in noticing this thread but just had to let you know about how "wonderful" Guaranty RV is.

They are an authorized dealer for my braking system. They used the wrong, higher...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-01-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,653
Posted By TurtleBack
Simple - I store it in the box it came in. This...

Simple - I store it in the box it came in. This includes leaving the grease cartridge in the gun. Tip: You have to take the tube which fits onto the zerk fittings off the grease gun. So get 1 cap and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-31-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By TurtleBack
ATTN: US Gear users

The other day we were informed by a fellow motorist that we had no brake lights. Oddly enough all brake lights worked when connected to the coach.

Since none of the five brake lights lit when not...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-29-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,094
Posted By TurtleBack
I added a Digital Cellular Antenna when ordering...

I added a Digital Cellular Antenna when ordering my coach. Didn't see any benefit at all even when the Wilson amplifier was installed. Just haven't gotten around to replacing it with a Wilson...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-29-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By TurtleBack
Well the DW uses peroxide instead of chlorine. ...

Well the DW uses peroxide instead of chlorine. One ounce for every ten gallons. Run it through your lines until you smell it. No taste and it dissipates after two hours so you don't need to drain...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,168
Posted By TurtleBack
My choice was the US-Gear Unified Brake...

My choice was the US-Gear Unified Brake Declelarator.

Porportional, Progressive and full driver control of the towed vehicle as previously stated. Perhaps more costly to install but it's so...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-29-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,131
Posted By TurtleBack
My choice was the US-Gear Unified Brake...

My choice was the US-Gear Unified Brake Declelarator.

Porportional, Progressive and full driver control of the towed vehicle as previously stated. Perhaps more costly to install but it's so...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-29-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By TurtleBack
We tried peanut butter and spring traps which...

We tried peanut butter and spring traps which don't work all the time. Never saw one pair, or signs in the interior of the coach, but then the DW spotted one in the storage bay. A neighbor gave us...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-03-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By TurtleBack
Do a search on this site for "Solar Panels". ...

Do a search on this site for "Solar Panels". Popular subject with lots of comments - you need to be a member -No cost - great forum. However, don't expect to cost justify this decision. Having...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-03-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,633
Posted By TurtleBack
I put my 17 footers on a Yakima car rack using...

I put my 17 footers on a Yakima car rack using saddles and holly rollers. I travel with them on the car and leave them there most of the time strapped in with locking kayak cables. (We full time.)...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By TurtleBack
SeeLevel Thermometer Location

I concluded that I can no longer tolerate the errors and inconsistences in the current tank monitoring system. After reading through the many threads on this I believe that I will be able to install...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-08-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By TurtleBack
Darry I have a side radiator but thought I'd...

Darry I have a side radiator but thought I'd offer a few comments. We have a four bike carrier on the back of our rig. I purched a Blue Ox extended version which raises up the bikes about 8-10...
Forum: Boondocking 02-08-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,547
Posted By TurtleBack
See my comments to Read and Learn's post and/or...

See my comments to Read and Learn's post and/or check out www.amsolar.com (https://www.amsolar.com) for additional technical info.
Forum: Boondocking 02-08-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,066
Posted By TurtleBack
Read & Learn it is unlikely that solar power will...

Read & Learn it is unlikely that solar power will be cheaper than running the generator. But that is not why we installed ours. The convienence of not running a generator and annoying neighbors...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-08-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,805
Posted By TurtleBack
Thanks for your comments. It turned out to be a...

Thanks for your comments. It turned out to be a low oil level after all. Since this is a teaching/learning forum here's the rest of the story as Paul harvey would say.

One jack had significant...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-04-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,805
Posted By TurtleBack
Power Gear Leveler Flashing Lights

Our system has both air and hydraulic levelers.

Presently Travel and HYD lights will flash while driving down the road constantly. Initially a repetitive alarm is present which later converts to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-18-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,274
Posted By TurtleBack
Every door on my rig came with a lock except the...

Every door on my rig came with a lock except the propane compartment which also includes the diesel tank. Both of the little diesel doors (inset into the large doors) have locks while the full size...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-18-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,230
Posted By TurtleBack
North American Camping Club benefits

We currently have a home base resort membership with Coast to Coast and RPI membership.

We are considering membership in a Western Horizon Resort park with Resorts of Distinction (ROD, Adventure...
Forum: Boondocking 12-08-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,329
Posted By TurtleBack
Solar vs Wind

As stated before we have 400 watts of solar - 4 panels - and have found them to be quite effective for long periods. We have never tried wind generators but we have only been in two places where...
Forum: Boondocking 08-16-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,329
Posted By TurtleBack
We boondock (out west so far) with a 41 foot tag...

We boondock (out west so far) with a 41 foot tag axle rig. Have four panels totaling 400 watts of solar which seems to work just fine. This includes running our TV and computer regularly. Only run...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,417
Posted By TurtleBack
I got mine directly from Atwood Products. 574...

I got mine directly from Atwood Products. 574 264-2131.

Since i had over half of mine fall off in about a year I put clear caulk at the front and back of each one as I reinstalled them - as well...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,091
Posted By TurtleBack
Sorry for the delay. The sediment filter is on...

Sorry for the delay. The sediment filter is on the left side (to the front of the coach) - at least on my rig.

Ed
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