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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-25-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Chef Guy
Update on removal of TV

So, decided to call my old buddy, Marty at Elite RV down in Harrisburg, Oregon. Him, Mark and Eric are all ex Monaco workers who worked at the now defunct Coburg, Oregon plant.

Long story short,...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-25-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Chef Guy
So, it looked like you just cut through the...

So, it looked like you just cut through the bottom of the front trim all the way up to the top? What kind of saw? Sawzall?

I may have to do that as well, but was hoping to keep most of the front...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-25-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Chef Guy
Jobert, The problem is not removing the...

Jobert,

The problem is not removing the metal from the back of the TV, but removing the front top and side trim pieces in order to get it all out. The front of the TV is prevented from leaving...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-25-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Chef Guy
Removal of Sharp 27" TV from 2006 Endeavor

In the process of removing Ice Age old technology front Sharp flat panel TV to install a new Frame TV.

Anyone ever done this before? I removed 6 front facing screws that were hidden by colored...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-13-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Chef Guy
Overkill by the OEM? Who knows....I do know that...

Overkill by the OEM? Who knows....I do know that I am always able to get cold or hot water out of the water heater through the pressure temperature relief valve whether or not it is turned on or has...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-13-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Chef Guy
Update on correct information from water heater manufacturer

Old Biscuit,

I finally heard back from Dometic technical department after first touching base with them a couple of weeks ago and they assured me that the shorter probe on the Watts temperature...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-01-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Chef Guy
Moisheh, I am presently in Cochrane, AB...

Moisheh,

I am presently in Cochrane, AB (Wild Rose Country) chauffeuring my wife back and forth to Calgary while she judges a 4 day dog show, but as far as the fires are concerned they are still...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-31-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Chef Guy
Old biscuit, Mine uses the 1/2 NPT. Will...

Old biscuit,

Mine uses the 1/2 NPT. Will that make a difference? The parts guy told me that it should be okay, but he also told me about some oceanfront property in Nevada he was interested in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-31-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Chef Guy
Mr. Mark The newer probe is shorter, not...

Mr. Mark

The newer probe is shorter, not longer.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-31-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Chef Guy
Temperature and pressure relief valve

I had to replace a very leaky temperature and pressure relief valve from my Atwood Water heater model GC10A-E. The dealer I bought it from sold me the identical one except for the length of the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-26-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By Chef Guy
Dave, No I haven't, but I would be...

Dave,

No I haven't, but I would be interested in looking at pics if you have the guts to do it!:bow:

I have been thinking of taking the heater out, as it doesn't seem that complicated and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-26-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By Chef Guy
Dave, You and I have the same coach and,...

Dave,

You and I have the same coach and, unless you can fit into the tiny passenger side lower compartment door access panel inside the bay area next door to the heater (which Mickey Mouse would...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-19-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Chef Guy
Someday, Thank you for the offer. Only...

Someday,

Thank you for the offer. Only problem is that I forgot to check in with the DW about boondocking...MYBAD~

She told me in no uncertain terms that we have to have full hookups for her...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-18-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Chef Guy
Need some advice/help, SE Calgary

Sorry to venture into uncharted territory, as I usually just post in the Monaco owners' forum.

My wife and I are heading into Calgary at the end of the month for her to judge a dog show. I was...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
Done! And the 4 commercial size rat traps will...

Done! And the 4 commercial size rat traps will sit outside by the motorhome for the foreseeable future.

Getting rid of the 2 bird feeders also helped. Birds never did appreciate it (they always...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,916
Posted By Chef Guy
Myron and Deborah, Glad I was some help....

Myron and Deborah,

Glad I was some help. From what I have been reading, 2006 was the year Monaco changed the rear lens attachment to the motorhome body from screws to little plastic plugs.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
Vito, No plywood ceiling on the '06's. Just...

Vito,

No plywood ceiling on the '06's. Just the white plastic one piece impossible to remove plastic cover.

I do remember seeing some RJ-11's and some terminal connections/extensions on the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
Vito, Thank you Vito for problem solving so...

Vito,

Thank you Vito for problem solving so accurately. I had tried the new cable, but without reversing one end for the inverter, as you so rightly told me to do. After buying some RJ-11 ends,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Chef Guy
Yes it does have an on/off switch on the inverter...

Yes it does have an on/off switch on the inverter itself. And yes, to do a soft and hard reset you need to trigger that switch, which I have done.

The only thing which I have not done is to test...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Chef Guy
Sailorman, So what you are saying is that...

Sailorman,

So what you are saying is that the remote controls whether or not the unit is producing AC current?

That is the direct opposite to what the Magnum technician told me on the phone...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Chef Guy
Yes, I have checked the voltage where the battery...

Yes, I have checked the voltage where the battery cables enter the inverter and it reads above 13 volts. The shop is able to get it working properly, so I don't know what else it could be?

No...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Chef Guy
Proper method to load test house batteries

I need the tech guru's on this forum to tell me the definitive method to load test my 4 6 volt lead acid batteries.

I have been having a problem with my inverter and although I have tested all 4...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
Besides the rat problem, I am now leaning towards...

Besides the rat problem, I am now leaning towards load testing each battery. That may be the cause.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
According to the Magnum people ONLINE, not the...

According to the Magnum people ONLINE, not the repair shop, the inverter does not need the remote panel to invert DC to AC. It will do it automatically.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
Yes, as I stated before, the batteries are being...

Yes, as I stated before, the batteries are being charged okay. It is just not inverting DC to AC.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
The green light does come on the inverter and it...

The green light does come on the inverter and it flashes slowly
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
Ben, No. There are no LED's at all on the...

Ben,

No. There are no LED's at all on the remote panel. Dead!

And I have tried all of the resets regarding both the remote panel and the inverter.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chef Guy
Inverter has me puzzled

As I sit here boiling in Arizona temperatures up in the Wet Coast of Canada (high of 46 C. just north of here in Lytton, BC), my inverter has me gobsmacked.

I took it out of the coach because it...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-22-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Chef Guy
amosnandy, Yes, that is what the remote...

amosnandy,

Yes, that is what the remote looks like. I think I need to do some more testing myself to see if the inverter is actually working properly even though the remote panel is dead.

Seems...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-21-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Chef Guy
Dennis, Thanks for the reply. I finally...

Dennis,

Thanks for the reply. I finally found a place that will bench test the inverter provided I remove it from the coach and take it to their shop a few miles away.

$90 an hour and they...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-21-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Chef Guy
Old Biscuit. I can tell that the charger is...

Old Biscuit.

I can tell that the charger is working as the panel above it in the coach, the systems intellitec panel that shows all coach levels, is telling me that the batteries are being...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-21-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Chef Guy
Inverter: essential or not?

Well here goes nothing.

Getting the '06 Endeavor ready for some travelling to Alberta this summer and Inverter is having some issues. Inverter is the Magnum ME2012 model.

It appears to be...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-04-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By Chef Guy
Scott, Do you have any pics you can shoot...

Scott,

Do you have any pics you can shoot me? Sounds like a plan, although I will have to shrink the front half of my body to squeeze between the kitchen sink drain and the wet bay walls and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-04-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By Chef Guy
Tap, Too long at 9". My unit sits almost...

Tap,

Too long at 9". My unit sits almost exactly at 8" and that is a tighter than you know what squeeze....may have to look at all of the pumps and do a measurement...even though the one I am...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-04-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By Chef Guy
Need help finding exact replacement of water pump

Been awhile since I have posted but have been busy doing maintenance on this 'ol beast.

Trying to replace the OEM Shurflo water pump #2088-422-144 and thought that I had it beat with the Shurflo...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-17-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By Chef Guy
Same thing happened to me awhile ago. Service...

Same thing happened to me awhile ago. Service people flicked the salesman switch by the entrance. Found this out after I spent the better part of an hour looking everywhere else.

~ cheers
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-30-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Chef Guy
John, I experienced the exact same thing and...

John,

I experienced the exact same thing and sometimes when driving around a corner some breakers would trip. I couldn't find a thing wrong with any electrical system in the coach.

Then one...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-21-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Chef Guy
I had 6 Continental 275 80R's installed on my '06...

I had 6 Continental 275 80R's installed on my '06 Endeavor down just south of Eugene, OR, in 2015. Run good after "break-in" period of about 5k where the rubber felt like the coach was wandering all...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-17-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Chef Guy
Air brake leaks and adjusting automatic slacks

Anyone know what type of automatic slack adjusters Monaco used on a 2006 Endeavor?

Fixed most of the air leaks on this beast but now the brakes are acting up. Went to drive her out this morning...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-16-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By Chef Guy
Found the leaks

After numerous hours under the coach I found the air leaks. I will be posting images soon as I fish the remaining air lines out from above/behind the plastic one piece covering inside the bay...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-16-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Chef Guy
Update on no air

Well, after spending a week under the rig banging and gouging every mentionable and unmentionable human body parts, I finally found the source of the NO AIR on my 2006 Endeavor.

Hidden behind the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-15-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Chef Guy
Yeah I just checked the manual and they say, NO...

Yeah I just checked the manual and they say, NO WAY. So, will keep that in mind if and when I have to get 'er towed from the driveway.

Nothing is ever easy with these beasts!!1:banghead:
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-15-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Chef Guy
Towing 2006 Endeavor

Can anyone tell me if the RR8R motorhome can be towed with the drivetrain off the ground and the steer wheels hitting and rolling along the highway?

I always thought it had to be either towed with...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-15-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Chef Guy
Nodine. Thanks...I found those on Bill D's...

Nodine.

Thanks...I found those on Bill D's site as well but noted that they were for the higher end coaches...do you know if they would apply to our type of coach?

Must be similar but, knowing...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By Chef Guy
To the best of my failing memory, I did test the...

To the best of my failing memory, I did test the rear tank and she checked out okay....just not when I connected the secondary to the primary,....which suggests a line going from the primary to the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Chef Guy
Jim, Thanks for the file...hopefully it will...

Jim,

Thanks for the file...hopefully it will shed some light!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By Chef Guy
Snokid, No, you misunderstood me....the rear...

Snokid,

No, you misunderstood me....the rear tank holds no pressure, that is why the brakes are locked up. Front tank will pressurize, as long as you disconnect the rear air lines from it and plug...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By Chef Guy
Started engine last Saturday and no air at all,...

Started engine last Saturday and no air at all, except for the full air bags which have had no leaks for over a month. Compressor et al check out okay. Read above for full list of what I have done.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Chef Guy
Air system schematic

Does anyone know of, or have, an air system schematic for a 2006 Endeavor?

I think it may help me troubleshoot some issues I am experiencing lately.

I have the compete electrical diagram for my...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By Chef Guy
Vito, If the leak is a break line, you...

Vito,

If the leak is a break line, you cannot simply splice them...that is against the law up here. Has to be one solid line.

As I said before, all air bags are fully inflated and that is not...
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