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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-13-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By djhinds
Call "Radiator Supply House"... They built the...

Call "Radiator Supply House"... They built the radiators and CAC's for Monaco Coachs. I got a new radiator and CAC from then last year and they fit perfectly....

https://radiatorsupplyhouse.com/...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-10-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By djhinds
We had Davis Cabinets in Junction City, OR...

We had Davis Cabinets in Junction City, OR replace out gas cook top with an Induction Cooktop made by True. They bought all the extra Corian counter tops when Monaco left. They did an excellent...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-04-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By djhinds
We went with Dakota Post when we went full time. ...

We went with Dakota Post when we went full time. They were excellent in helping us get our residence there. They have tons of info and actually get vehicle registration, titles and plates for you. ...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-24-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By djhinds
Check out South Dakota..... We moved our...

Check out South Dakota..... We moved our residence there in June. Only 4 percent ANY vehicle purchase and cheap license plates. Only have to return there once every 10 years for drivers license. Only...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-21-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By djhinds
I have an 04 Signature with a Detroit 60 and love...

I have an 04 Signature with a Detroit 60 and love it. I weigh 46,000 lbs. and pull a full sized GMC Denali and consistently get 7/7.5 MPG going thru Colorado mountains to the Palm Springs. I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-14-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By djhinds
In case you did not know there are 2 different...

In case you did not know there are 2 different lengths of the piece that mounts to the door. The only difference is the distance between the screw holes. If you get the wrong one then the screw...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-13-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By djhinds
That is the exact reason I changed to a...

That is the exact reason I changed to a residential fridge... When I removed the original fridge the wall next to the flue was charred black. Just wondering how close I came to a burned up coach???...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-10-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By djhinds
Talking CountryB, it did sound like I save the...

CountryB, it did sound like I save the Qtip...... The DW had a big supply of them fort me......

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-07-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By djhinds
I took a Qtip and put some silicon grease on the...

I took a Qtip and put some silicon grease on the seal and it has held water for years. Every once in a while I use the Qtip and clean it out.

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-07-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 1,421,915
Posted By djhinds
Chrome pens

Did just 1 pen do it or did you need more pens???
Forum: Full-Timers 11-02-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By djhinds
Check out South Dakota..... We moved our...

Check out South Dakota..... We moved our residence there in June. Only 4 percent ANY vehicle purchase and cheap license plates. Only have to return there once every 10 years for drivers license....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-04-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By djhinds
HWH active air

Has anybody had "HWH Active Air" installed on there Monaco coach? What does it entail and how does it make the coach handle better? Also what did it cost to be installed????

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Full-Timers 08-28-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By djhinds
ATCvet, I sent you a private message.... ...

ATCvet, I sent you a private message....

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Full-Timers 08-25-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By djhinds
Update: We went with Miller Insurance Agency...

Update: We went with Miller Insurance Agency and they were great.... Lots of help and knowledge.... Now home, RV and autos are all insured and way cheaper that we were paying before....

Thanks...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-16-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By djhinds
The male side of those latches comes in 2...

The male side of those latches comes in 2 different lengths, short and long. Both are still available. Most RV parts stores carry both. All my cabinets take the short ones. I have bought them at a...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-16-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By djhinds
Thank you for the Info. I will check them out...

Thank you for the Info. I will check them out tomorrow.

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Full-Timers 08-15-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By djhinds
Full timing auto and RV insurance

Just went full time and found a glitch. Sold home and changed residence to South Dakota (Dakota Post). Dakota Post was awesome in helping us get setup with drivers licences, auto and RV licence...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-22-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By djhinds
Thank you for all the info... I will start...

Thank you for all the info... I will start trying things...

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-22-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By djhinds
RobRoy, no changes, as it was all plug and...

RobRoy, no changes, as it was all plug and play.....

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-21-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,705
Posted By djhinds
I always thought the engine temp was controlled...

I always thought the engine temp was controlled by the thermostats in the engine and the wax valve controlled the radiator temp fan. I replaced the thermostats when replacing the radiator and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-21-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By djhinds
GFI Tripping

Has anybody figured out why some coaches will pop the GFI on the shore line when plugged into 20 amp GFI plug. It will run on standard 20 amp plug just fine......

Thank you
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-21-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By djhinds
I had my drivers side camera repaired here and...

I had my drivers side camera repaired here and they changed it to a color camera and it works great. Pass side is still B & W though. I called and talked to the repair tech......

INTEC Video...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-20-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By djhinds
The "Fridge Fix" works great...... ...

The "Fridge Fix" works great......

https://www.recubed.solutions/

Very ease to install....

Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-25-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By djhinds
For the doorbell just take a knife and cut the...

For the doorbell just take a knife and cut the caulking around the button and pull it out of the coach. It is just press fit in. Two wires are attached, remove the button and touch the wires...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-01-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By djhinds
On my 04 Signature the compressor was under the...

On my 04 Signature the compressor was under the coach in front of the drive axle in all the slop. I replaced it with a new one from Northwest RV Supply. It cost about $350 2 years ago but I think...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-29-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By djhinds
On the side of my Magnum Opus toilet there is a...

On the side of my Magnum Opus toilet there is a fitting (screw, or something like it) that can be used to open the flush ball to empty it. A friends M O toilet stopped working and they used that...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-27-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By djhinds
Hoss 7, where did you order the new EGR filter...

Hoss 7, where did you order the new EGR filter at??? I have drained mine and NEVER got anything out of it.. I should replace mine this summer.

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-26-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By djhinds
On my 2004 Monaco Signature with a Detroit 60 I...

On my 2004 Monaco Signature with a Detroit 60 I installed the Ugly Fix 7 years ago and put 50,000 miles on it and have never changed the EGR filter and the coach still runs like a scaled dog.......
...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-16-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By djhinds
Look at "Outdoor Resorts of Indio" It has...

Look at "Outdoor Resorts of Indio" It has everything you are looking for...

https://orindio.com/

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By djhinds
Yes it will fit but not the original system. It...

Yes it will fit but not the original system. It has to be the M & G 2.0 System that has a connection to the brake pedal like Air Force One.

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-15-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By djhinds
Braking system for new GMC pickup

Buying a new GMC Denali soon and wondering what braking system people are using. I have a CR-V with "M & G" braking and love it. Had factory install it in Texas. Only an air line to connect and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-11-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By djhinds
Jbesdale, yes mine did just that. The soft cone...

Jbesdale, yes mine did just that. The soft cone with splines has a flat spot in the hole that goes on the pivot shaft so it can't slip but the wiper arm could slip on the up stroke and slip back on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By djhinds
Jbesdale, I agree with CountryB as it is not the...

Jbesdale, I agree with CountryB as it is not the motor. Mine did the exact same thing and I took the coach to Elite RV Repair in Oregon and he took the wiper arm off with a small puller. He took...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By djhinds
Bob, these all stay on high, when set temp is...

Bob, these all stay on high, when set temp is reached they just shut off untill temp rises again and then run on high...

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,941
Posted By djhinds
The air movement seems about the same but air is...

The air movement seems about the same but air is much cooler. We were in Indio and temps went to 105 and coach stayed very comfortable where it would of been unbearable with old units. Fan speed...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By djhinds
New Dometic Penquin AC dip switches

Just replaced all 3 Dometic Penquin II AC's with new CCC2 thermostats and they work great. But noticed the ac fan only runs on high when set on automatic at the thermostat. Could that be a "dip...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-09-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,941
Posted By djhinds
Update on ac replacement

I finally got around to replacing all the ac units. I ended up going with 3 new Penguin 13.5 units with heat pumps, just as the original units were. WOW new units cool much better than the original...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-23-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By djhinds
The plastic tank is differently for the Parker...

The plastic tank is differently for the Parker primary fuel filter to hold any water removed from the fuel. I removed mine when I replaced the fuel filter/ priming pump with a new model. The...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-21-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By djhinds
Flying Butch, on my 04 Sig the Aladdin reads: ...

Flying Butch, on my 04 Sig the Aladdin reads:

On a bright sunny day:

with batteries slightly low I read about 18 VDC and charging 15 AMPS

with batteries full it reads about 18 VDC and...
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-30-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,286
Posted By djhinds
I read somewhere it was a good idea to raise the...

I read somewhere it was a good idea to raise the tag ANYTIME you make a tight turn or go thru a dip (especially when at an angle).... I have been doing that for years. It can't hurt for sure.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-30-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By djhinds
Hi Jake I found this file from Monaco for a 2004...

Hi Jake I found this file from Monaco for a 2004 Sig with a Detroit 60.

279747

Safe travels
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-30-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Posted By djhinds
Jake I did not adjust the wax valve. Did not...

Jake I did not adjust the wax valve. Did not even know it was adjustable, just installed and it worked great. I heard if the hoses are reversed the fan runs at full speed. I attached a file I got...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-29-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By djhinds
Danhogg if you are in Ft. Lupton, Colorado you...

Danhogg if you are in Ft. Lupton, Colorado you are right next to the resident Aqua Hot expert who works on Aqua Hots. The AH factory is in Fredrick, CO and his shop is next door. He will come to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-29-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Posted By djhinds
Hi Jake, my fan turn very slowly at startup. It...

Hi Jake, my fan turn very slowly at startup. It used to run WIDE open ALL the time and engine temp would rise up to 185 and stay there up hill or down. Now temp fluctuates up and down from 185 up...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-25-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By djhinds
I went to a Racor dealer and they had a filter...

I went to a Racor dealer and they had a filter which is just a filter (no additive).

Good luck
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-25-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Posted By djhinds
I think the radiator fans that run slowly have...

I think the radiator fans that run slowly have the air conditioning condenser installed in the radiator stack. Fan needs to run to cool that. Mine has the air conditioning condenser mounted up...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-19-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By djhinds
Mine was a lot easier to do as the radiator was...

Mine was a lot easier to do as the radiator was out due to leakage. Also I had the mechanic do all that too. With the radiator out you could stand inside where it was removed and get to everything....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-18-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By djhinds
Hi Jake, on my 04 Signature with a Detroit 60 I...

Hi Jake, on my 04 Signature with a Detroit 60 I changed all hoses and the two thermostats also. Much easier to do all at once. Flushed the radiator 3 times and used extended life antifreeze. The...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-03-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By djhinds
Dac81, I have found on mine if I let air...

Dac81, I have found on mine if I let air pressure build to max (120#'s) my switch works perfect. If I forget and push the knob with 60 to 80 lbs. it will do as yours is now.

Good luck
Dave
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,161
Posted By djhinds
Vito, that is good to know. Mine still works...

Vito, that is good to know. Mine still works great. I would hate it if it stopped working. I use it all the time........

Safe travels
Dave
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