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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,251
Posted By greatlakes
Sound to me like a bad relay.

Sound to me like a bad relay.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,251
Posted By greatlakes
Well logically if is operated electrically then...

Well logically if is operated electrically then the motor actually ran it closed. with a short I would expect the motor to continue to draw power and lights dim or hear the clicking of the ratchet...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,788
Posted By greatlakes
I like using craigslist for things locally but...

I like using craigslist for things locally but would never sell or buy anything I couldn't go see personally. Lots of scammers on there and I did post two motorhomes on there and constantly got calls...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 140,060
Posted By greatlakes
Well I know its time for a new exhaust system...

Well I know its time for a new exhaust system when backing out of a hilly site in tenn my tailpipe touched the grass and fell off. Was watching to not hit anything but didn't notice the ground being...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,339
Posted By greatlakes
We are a couple with each having kids from...

We are a couple with each having kids from previous marriage 8 total. All are over 17 except one so it typically is just us three. 40' dp and typically no more that 10 days at a time. However we avg...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,623
Posted By greatlakes
That's seems a but abusive to the Trans. The...

That's seems a but abusive to the Trans. The thermal expansion of transmission fluid is like 0.043% per 100 deg change in temp. Which most run at 175deg so 100 is about the normal increase in temp...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By greatlakes
Grade 8 bolts are stamped on the head of the...

Grade 8 bolts are stamped on the head of the bolt. Your hardware employee can assist you
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,536
Posted By greatlakes
I have a 2000 Windsor and my main Livingroom...

I have a 2000 Windsor and my main Livingroom slide seals great in and runs out level except the last 2 inches. The top stops and bottom goes out tilting one side a bit.
Afraid to adjust it because...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By greatlakes
The higher temps are also used to assist in...

The higher temps are also used to assist in emissions. I would not change the stat to a lower temp.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,430
Posted By greatlakes
I typically pre fill oil filters but I've never...

I typically pre fill oil filters but I've never worried about putting it in the center hole. Basically because the oil is coming from a clean plastic container that I just opened. Not a fuel can that...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-05-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,430
Posted By greatlakes
Pre-filling fuel filter

So last year when I did my annual maint /filter changing I replaced my fuel filter and pre filled it thinking it was the right thing to do. It was a Napa filter.
This year I have an actual oe filter...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,023
Posted By greatlakes
I have one that I used last year and a few of the...

I have one that I used last year and a few of the eyelets ripped out because of some high winds. Winter came in quick this year and I never got it on. Once snow was on the roof it never got warm...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By greatlakes
My front slide will operate with engine on or...

My front slide will operate with engine on or off. However my rear slide will not operate with engine running. Not sure why. But I like to have shore power on because it does pull some juice.
Oh...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-22-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,281
Posted By greatlakes
Ive got over 2000hrs on my Genny

Ive got over 2000hrs on my Genny
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By greatlakes
That's about right. Hey I ordered the 4040 and...

That's about right. Hey I ordered the 4040 and not the 4040xl which is 6inches longer. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get a 90 in there and then a 26inch muffler. My current muffler is 36 long...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,328
Posted By greatlakes
If there is a will there is a way. You know if...

If there is a will there is a way. You know if you weren't suppose to get bleach in there you somehow would. Lol
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-08-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By greatlakes
It will probably be quieter since my current...

It will probably be quieter since my current muffler has holes in it. Its not loud but I noticed it was rotting out. Mine is a side in center out about 12"round 36" long so I will need to buy a 90 to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By greatlakes
Are you talking about the Aero turbine AT5050...

Are you talking about the Aero turbine AT5050 mufflers. I like that they are 304 SS. Its it very loud cause its a much smaller muffler.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By greatlakes
I was able to take the mh out for the first time...

I was able to take the mh out for the first time this past wknd. Really helps the cabin fever. Was so happy that everything works and was as I left it in the fall. Oh did find signs of a mouse. found...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,281
Posted By greatlakes
Im only 46 but I think he said guys with older...

Im only 46 but I think he said guys with older coach's not older guys. Lol
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By greatlakes
So your replacing the valve stem not the whole...

So your replacing the valve stem not the whole valve. I think that's where the confusion set in.
You would have to break the tire from the rim to replace the whole valve.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,281
Posted By greatlakes
I don't think anyone is attempting to be...

I don't think anyone is attempting to be negative. The mileage on these things are bad. However the real question is... Is it worth it. I believe everyone here will agree its worth every penny, or we...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-31-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By greatlakes
Getting ready for spring

Well we finally have a week of weather above 32 at least during the day. I had my starter rebuilt over the winter and finally was able to reinstall it. Being that my coach is old I know things will...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-26-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,838
Posted By greatlakes
Ok I finally got around to becoming a member....

Ok I finally got around to becoming a member. Hated to do it from my phone but just never log on from the computer.
Forum: Test Your Changes 03-26-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By greatlakes
test to attach pics

Picture of coach

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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-25-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By greatlakes
Are you using a tow bar, Dolley or trailer? Tow...

Are you using a tow bar, Dolley or trailer? Tow bar is next to nothing dolly is dependent on what your towing but would be difficult to exceed any mh ratings. A trailer will be most likely the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,261
Posted By greatlakes
I agree with DGBpokes. finding a repair shop that...

I agree with DGBpokes. finding a repair shop that fixes fiberglass is the way to go. You would think the factory might be best but they just install a purchased cap. Even if they make the cap (or...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-24-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,281
Posted By greatlakes
My 2000 Windsor with 330 gets about 8 but I have...

My 2000 Windsor with 330 gets about 8 but I have gotten close to 10 once. Towing seems to have little effect on mileage but its been pretty flat for most of my trips.
Speed is the real factor. If...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,328
Posted By greatlakes
Pictures would be helpful. I don't know if mine...

Pictures would be helpful. I don't know if mine has a drain line or not but I get some drops on the bed. I just figured it was because of high humidity. I guess I should check for a drain line.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-21-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By greatlakes
Just take a hammer and place the rod in the hole...

Just take a hammer and place the rod in the hole and tap it in..
Ok just kidding. But those rods already look like its just bar stock cut to length. I would bet cutting it shorter should be fine.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-21-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,862
Posted By greatlakes
I agree Larry! Some people just have no clue...

I agree Larry! Some people just have no clue when it comes to camping etiquette. I like meeting people and being friendly and sharing a good experience with the people around me for my stay. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By greatlakes
Dtbt that's a pretty long time. Here is my...

Dtbt that's a pretty long time.
Here is my dilemma. My mh sits at a storage lot. Unable to fit in the driveway at home so no place to plug in prior to a trip. I typically will start fridge a head...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By greatlakes
So how long can you run on batteries...

So how long can you run on batteries realistically?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,186
Posted By greatlakes
Radar did you add lighting under your couch?

Radar did you add lighting under your couch?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,862
Posted By greatlakes
This is an interesting but common scenario. Often...

This is an interesting but common scenario. Often times when people set up camp and find the next site is open they spread out. Only to have people show up and feel weird about asking them to move...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By greatlakes
I typically get to read about the wonderful CA....

I typically get to read about the wonderful CA. weather as I sit indoors awaiting spring. So today as we get another 6 to 8 inches of snow adding to the over 80 inches we have had this year its hard...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,023
Posted By greatlakes
That's called, driving by the Braille system

That's called, driving by the Braille system
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,186
Posted By greatlakes
Look fwd to the progress pics.

Look fwd to the progress pics.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,023
Posted By greatlakes
Hurry everyone move to the front..

Hurry everyone move to the front..
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,764
Posted By greatlakes
I think its all relative. And someone has to buy...

I think its all relative. And someone has to buy new Don so the guys that can't afford to or don't want to can buy used. So thanks Don.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,764
Posted By greatlakes
Suggest you do some research the playing field is...

Suggest you do some research the playing field is pretty level when it comes to quality. In fact Toyota has had a lot of quality issues lately.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By greatlakes
Not knowing your price range its hard to say...

Not knowing your price range its hard to say what's a good buy. Or more importantly what to look for. Age certainly will lower the value but doesn't mean it can't be a good rv. I just sold a 1994...
Forum: North Central Region 03-03-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,506
Posted By greatlakes
30 days and counting

Have our first trip booked for April 4th weekend in frankenmuth but i'm worried spring will never get here. temp this morning was a balmy -1f
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,889
Posted By greatlakes
The rotation of the lock washer that holds it to...

The rotation of the lock washer that holds it to the dash or the rotation of the knob to dim the lights?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-03-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,381
Posted By greatlakes
Wish I could help but i'm far from CA. However my...

Wish I could help but i'm far from CA. However my fuel gage works sporatically so I would be interested in what they find to be wrong with yours.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,738
Posted By greatlakes
I agree and not being defensive here because I...

I agree and not being defensive here because I think the auto industry designs cars in reverse. I work in the global engine group at Ford Motor Co. and I work on my own cars. So its frustrating when...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,738
Posted By greatlakes
First off I hope your full timing is filled with...

First off I hope your full timing is filled with few tears. Lol
Right after purchasing my RV the flat screen was one of the first modifications and the layout didn't really allow for a better...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-26-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,187
Posted By greatlakes
Love this site and hate it too.

So many great people on here with tons of knowledge. I love knowing that when I have a problem our just a question there is typically someone that can help.
With that said this site freaks me out...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,734
Posted By greatlakes
Nice! I really like that feature. I know the kids...

Nice! I really like that feature. I know the kids really liked that bed in our classC we had. They would argue over who got to sleep on the "big bed". Its typically pretty much wasted space so great...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,734
Posted By greatlakes
I think the one I saw was gear driven. Only bad...

I think the one I saw was gear driven. Only bad thing was they had mounted some map lights to the wall that apparently need to be pushed tight to the wall before lowering the bed. Being at an RV show...
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