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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-17-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By USA-RVNomads
I've witnessed a Class A slide some distance on...

I've witnessed a Class A slide some distance on its leveling jack pads on wet grass as the weight was lifted off the rear tires. Break the surface tension and it will move. In this case the site...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-17-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Best things you can do...park in a shady spot. If...

Best things you can do...park in a shady spot. If you can't then you need to create as much as possible. Awnings over windows, slide toppers and exterior black screen mesh window coverings over...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Not to mention, MH chassis and access to the...

Not to mention, MH chassis and access to the engine can be challenging to do such modifications.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-09-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By USA-RVNomads
FYI communications take time and add to that the...

FYI communications take time and add to that the workload the service provider is under at the time of your breakdown may just be when they are overbooked. This is true of all insurance roadside...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-09-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,320
Posted By USA-RVNomads
I doubt you have a tank of bad propane. More...

I doubt you have a tank of bad propane. More likely if its not flowing properly to the appliances it is an issue with the regulator or the main valve on the tank. I'm guessing the last time it was...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-06-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Check out what I wrote about on the subject: ...

Check out what I wrote about on the subject:


https://usa-rvnomads.com/?s=buying+an+rv
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-06-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,952
Posted By USA-RVNomads
As to the trailing arms...even those outside of...

As to the trailing arms...even those outside of the recall window with the same arms can and will fail as ours did. To quote the technician at REV that I spoke with when I ordered my...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-06-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By USA-RVNomads
My right rear does the same thing. Spoke with the...

My right rear does the same thing. Spoke with the mfr about it, he said it was due to some contamination at the bleed valve at the pump. He suggested I remove it and swap it with one of the others...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-06-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Whose chassis is under your coach? I'd start...

Whose chassis is under your coach? I'd start there if it isn't one made by HR. Ride Height number are posted in the owners manual of my '04 HR Ambassador.

You'll want to watch how high you set...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 39,159
Posted By USA-RVNomads
If we go this year, we'll just drive down for the...

If we go this year, we'll just drive down for the day in the car. We drove up with friends from Yuma last year and I was underwhelmed after all of the talk about how this was the best RVing expo on...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-01-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Up until recently when my wipers needed replacing...

Up until recently when my wipers needed replacing I simply replaced the blade insert. But in recent years, those blade inserts are no longer available and you can only buy the whole wiper blade...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-04-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By USA-RVNomads
My SilverLeaf is usually right on when compared...

My SilverLeaf is usually right on when compared to the analog gauge on the dash, but there are times when the gauge gets a bit wonky. That usually stems from a loose connection on the back of the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-04-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Is it rust or is it a chemical reaction caused by...

Is it rust or is it a chemical reaction caused by plant or tree pitch, berries, bugs, bird poop...? I try to wax my roof twice a year at a minimum with a good automotive paste wax or synthetic.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-04-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Could be a defective pressure switch. Check your...

Could be a defective pressure switch. Check your front purge valve to ensure its hold air.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-04-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By USA-RVNomads
What does it do when you try to level manually?

What does it do when you try to level manually?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,959
Posted By USA-RVNomads
I've been passed by more than a few while doing...

I've been passed by more than a few while doing 75 in a car! I just hold the steering wheel tighter ready to take evasive action should they have a blow out and loose control of their rig.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-16-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Ever so carefully remove the cap on the air vent...

Ever so carefully remove the cap on the air vent on the line that runs from the sink to the black tank. Chances are the vent it plugged with gunk which will cause horrible odors. You'll need to take...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-10-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By USA-RVNomads
When you add air to the tag, you're transferring...

When you add air to the tag, you're transferring weight forward as well...that means your increasing the load on your front axle as well.

I would start the weighing process with your rig...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Its a stiffening gusset. You probably want to...

Its a stiffening gusset. You probably want to leave it in place. It could have been put there to deal with a slide floor strength issue.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,956
Posted By USA-RVNomads
You are paying insurance premiums for reason. If...

You are paying insurance premiums for reason. If you try to battle the vendor and their insurance company you're just laying out more cash which might not end well for you. The one with the most...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-03-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Don't place all of your trust and faith in any...

Don't place all of your trust and faith in any GPS. While they are nice they are also notoriously known for taking you places you shouldn't go or via avenues which are not conducive with your...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-03-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Part of your departure plan when it is or has...

Part of your departure plan when it is or has rained the night before...wipe down the top of the slide once it is retracted. We have to do this on occasion to our slides. Takes all of a few minutes.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Don't rely on a wind sensor to close your awning...

Don't rely on a wind sensor to close your awning if you're not home. A microburst or sudden gust doesn't give the sensor enough time to react to close the awning. Seen far too many find out that fact...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-03-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By USA-RVNomads
As far as having a 6x6, towing companies worth...

As far as having a 6x6, towing companies worth their salt carry such things on their larger wreckers. The cosmetic trim, you'll have to either remove yourself or ask if they will for you. Even though...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-30-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By USA-RVNomads
With your awnings being that old, keep an eye on...

With your awnings being that old, keep an eye on the stitching...the thread will eventually dry rot and start to fall out.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-30-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Base campgrounds have a priority of order for...

Base campgrounds have a priority of order for users...active duty first, guard and reservists on active duty or deployment, Active Duty family members and military retirees. If you do not have access...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-26-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Since the retirement of the Crown Vic, the only...

Since the retirement of the Crown Vic, the only cars that Ford has been able to sell is Mustangs and the Focus. GM and Chrysler have their car niches and will fill them.

With the return of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,194
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Be sure to make the sale contingent on the rig...

Be sure to make the sale contingent on the rig passing an independent inspection by a qualified inspector or someone you trust. If they balk at letting someone inspect it...RUN away.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-28-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,061
Posted By USA-RVNomads
I called them earlier this month to get the...

I called them earlier this month to get the serial number for my engine from the original build sheet. I called the number on their website.

Part of the problem I would guess is that they are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-09-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By USA-RVNomads
MAX AC closes the air dampeners so that the...

MAX AC closes the air dampeners so that the inside cab air is recycled to expedite cooling and increases the fan speed to High. There should be two separate heat exchangers...one for heat and one for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-09-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By USA-RVNomads
It could be caused by...low voltage. Debris in...

It could be caused by...low voltage. Debris in the inlet screen or faucet screens. A valve not completely open. The pumps diaphram punctured or just worn out.

Disconnect the output side and turn...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-09-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Hearing many of the eldest Snowbirds talking...

Hearing many of the eldest Snowbirds talking about this is their last winter...too old, can't handle the long drive in the RV...many of these will be hitting the market soon. Keep an eye on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By USA-RVNomads
I thought I saw someone advertising in Palm...

I thought I saw someone advertising in Palm Desert that does RV body work. Google RV Body Repair Shops in the city you're in.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Our dash air/heat will freeze you out (unless the...

Our dash air/heat will freeze you out (unless the outside ambient temp is 98F or higher) or cook you well done. No complaints.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-20-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Nearly 5 years in ours...

Nearly 5 years in ours...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-20-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,083
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Trailing Arms cost about $3500 including shipping...

Trailing Arms cost about $3500 including shipping and installation is an additional cost. Plus accommodations while the work is being done if you're a full timer.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-20-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By USA-RVNomads
We FT in a 04 HR Ambassador 38PDQ

We FT in a 04 HR Ambassador 38PDQ
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-23-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Regardless of the insurance provider you choose...

Regardless of the insurance provider you choose the bottom line is who they contract with locally to where you are at in times of distress. If there isn't a reliable wrecker, tire or other service...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-08-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By USA-RVNomads
If your rigs front end suspension and alignment...

If your rigs front end suspension and alignment are where it should be according to the mfr, then you need to look at as Gary mentioned tire pressure. You also need to look at how you have the weight...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-20-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,825
Posted By USA-RVNomads
The issue with these shades is the ends are...

The issue with these shades is the ends are plastic which are subjected to extremes in temp. Super hot in the direct sun and freezing in the winter months. The plastic becomes brittle and cracks from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-17-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By USA-RVNomads
A fellow RVer came into a park we were at, his...

A fellow RVer came into a park we were at, his rig chugging and his complaint much like yours.

Although his dash panel has a Water In Fuel warning light, it had burned out. He never noticed that...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-17-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,825
Posted By USA-RVNomads
I too had the same issue. I found a couple of...

I too had the same issue. I found a couple of replacement motor ends at a service shop that specializes in refurbing interiors. The shop manager hangs onto the used components that are discarded...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-17-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By USA-RVNomads
There are some gems out there if you're willing...

There are some gems out there if you're willing to look. When you can find yourself a used but like new $200K coach for less than the price of new pickup truck the difference saved goes a long ways...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-17-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,336
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Between the use of our heat pumps and an oil...

Between the use of our heat pumps and an oil filled electric radiator type space heater we rarely need to use our furnaces unless the outside temps dip down well below the freezing mark.

The heat...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-11-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By USA-RVNomads
I don't know of anyone in your area and RVs are...

I don't know of anyone in your area and RVs are not something you should let just any floor installer tackle.

The boys down at Texas Custom Coach do first rate flooring installs. I've seen their...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,282
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Rain-X Bug and Tar remover works very well and...

Rain-X Bug and Tar remover works very well and quickly.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Your engine is telling you that you have a...

Your engine is telling you that you have a potentially serious problem. Physically check all of the fluid levels and replace the fuel filters. When is the last time you had the oil and trans...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-19-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By USA-RVNomads
There should be two wires going to a small...

There should be two wires going to a small plastic box mounted on one of the antenna mast arms. That's the sensor switch. As someone mentioned it could be out of adjustment because one of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-15-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Possibly, its easy to determine by engine serial...

Possibly, its easy to determine by engine serial number.

Most mfrs (I used to work in the industrial compressor mfr industry) spec out engines and the engine mfrs offer proposals and price. The...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,684
Posted By USA-RVNomads
Since my last post the fridge has been running...

Since my last post the fridge has been running steadily and keeping the contents cold/frozen as desired. But one before and again today it needed to be cycled on and off after it decided to stop...
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