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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-26-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,324
Posted By DiplomatDon
I saw this issue on multiple Monaco built coaches...

I saw this issue on multiple Monaco built coaches in my year plus of upgrading from 2001 Diplomat to our present 2005 HR Imperial. As someone stated above it is a 90 degree corner which is much more...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-28-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By DiplomatDon
Ray, with drum brakes you will probably never...

Ray, with drum brakes you will probably never have to replace the shoes. I have just acquired a Imperial that has disc on the steering axle. As a retired truck driver with 43 years and 4 million...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-23-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By DiplomatDon
Harry, it is not that big a job if you have a bit...

Harry, it is not that big a job if you have a bit of wood working skills and some tools. I did what you are contemplating in our former 2001 Monaco, only used lock and clic cork. Less than $500...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-16-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By DiplomatDon
Look at shop4seats. We replaced the jacknife in...

Look at shop4seats. We replaced the jacknife in our 2001 Diplomat with a hideabed from them. Were very happy it.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-04-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By DiplomatDon
Rusty, a tap won't do it. Smack the drums real...

Rusty, a tap won't do it. Smack the drums real good and use a steel bar and hit the shoes on the steel not the pad. If going to rock they will break loose easier in reverse. Good luck Don.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-14-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 237,261
Posted By DiplomatDon
Tim when I loaded my bike I would put the bottom...

Tim when I loaded my bike I would put the bottom of the ramp on a couple of 2x's then another to ramp up. Also put front jack down and raised left rear when air deflated to get some slope. Looks...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-14-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By DiplomatDon
Check engine light not that big a deal. Lots of...

Check engine light not that big a deal. Lots of times stop, shut down and restart will reset it. Stop engine light bigger deal, I would have Cummins put it on the computer to check it out. 43 years...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-13-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By DiplomatDon
You could try Visone RV. They are pricy but have...

You could try Visone RV. They are pricy but have a lot of parts. Good luck, Don
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-08-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By DiplomatDon
Take the frame out and take it to a glass shop....

Take the frame out and take it to a glass shop. They can replace it with safety glass. Good luck Don.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By DiplomatDon
I would contact Trimark directly. I was having a...

I would contact Trimark directly. I was having a problem finding a baggage handle and they were able to walk me thru how to find a number on the old one. They make so many handles you can't go by...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-21-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By DiplomatDon
I had the washer/dryer out of my 2001 to replace...

I had the washer/dryer out of my 2001 to replace the pump. Removed passenger seat {bolts came up thru floor and just removed nuts} didn't have to remove the door. Backed up pickup to the door and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-20-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By DiplomatDon
My 2001 Diplomat had the tag in the right rear...

My 2001 Diplomat had the tag in the right rear engine compartment. Also as stated above the info should be behind plexiglas on the wall just behind drivers seat. Was there on my Diplomat but hard to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-20-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 237,261
Posted By DiplomatDon
Tim the 2005 HR Imperial we purchased in October...

Tim the 2005 HR Imperial we purchased in October came with a winch operated motorcycle lift. Looks like a pretty slick setup. Makes me wish I hadn't sold my mc a year ago. The previous owner hauled a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-14-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By DiplomatDon
Vito I was able to find the Heliotrope R45 behind...

Vito I was able to find the Heliotrope R45 behind a panel in a small cubby hole off the end of the closet above the washer/dryer. However using my multimeter don't seem to be getting any juice at any...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-13-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By DiplomatDon
Help with Solar controller and Aladdin

We have a new to us 2005 HR Imperial. More bells and whistles than our former 2001 Diplomat for sure. Trying to figure out the solar system. Came from factory with solar and former owner added...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-13-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By DiplomatDon
That will show you that the coach brakes were...

That will show you that the coach brakes were applied. The reason for the wire from your toad's brake light switch shows the toad's brakes were applied at the same time as the coaches were. Good...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-09-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By DiplomatDon
When I ran the wire from back to front on my 2001...

When I ran the wire from back to front on my 2001 Diplomat I used a piece on 1/2" conduit, ran and taped the wire thru it and was able to feed it above compartments. Started at engine and ran it to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-09-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By DiplomatDon
If you are talking about a little red diode light...

If you are talking about a little red diode light that is just to show that the toad brakes are working. I have the same light with my air brake system. It doesn't get hooked to the brake controller...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-30-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By DiplomatDon
2001 Diplomat has same issue. I think bend in...

2001 Diplomat has same issue. I think bend in filler hose too close to inlet. Use car/pickuptruck pumps as truck pumps too fast. Listen to sound as getting close to full as it changes as getting full.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-30-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By DiplomatDon
On 2001 Diplomat last compartment passenger side...

On 2001 Diplomat last compartment passenger side next to battery compartment.
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-16-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By DiplomatDon
Do you have the extensions that come out to the...

Do you have the extensions that come out to the hub cover? They are rubber and will leak. TPMS sending units will also leak. Steel wheels could be pitted around the bead but should show if wheels...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-16-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 237,261
Posted By DiplomatDon
Hi Tim, I called Visone in regards to 2 wheels...

Hi Tim, I called Visone in regards to 2 wheels and was told $1000 to $1200 per wheel + shipping. My new to us coach came with super singles and I would like to go back to duals. I would be interested...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-11-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By DiplomatDon
Dennis I did a cherry dash and new cabinet where...

Dennis I did a cherry dash and new cabinet where the old TV had been. I used Tung oil on both and was very pleased. One big advantage to Tung oil is that you sand it while it is wet then wipe dry....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-28-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By DiplomatDon
I think you guys are overthinking things. We...

I think you guys are overthinking things. We replaced the pull straps on window awnings as well as the straps on the big One Touch patio awning of our 2001 Diplomat. Just bought strapping at our...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-08-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By DiplomatDon
96 Wideglide. I had a 2001 Diplomat and it had an...

96 Wideglide. I had a 2001 Diplomat and it had an Aluminum roof not fiberglass, but you are right not what I would climb on when covered with snow. As for truck drivers cleaning snow off semi...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-07-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By DiplomatDon
I just sold a 2001 Diplomat with the same intake....

I just sold a 2001 Diplomat with the same intake. I owned it for 7 years, western Washington, lots of rain and never a problem. My opinion on why you ended up with all that snow inside is you left...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-03-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,604
Posted By DiplomatDon
I'm not sure if it was ultimate leather or not....

I'm not sure if it was ultimate leather or not. It was probably that as it was very soft and had a nice feel to it. Much softer feeling than the vinyl on the original captains chairs in the coach....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-07-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By DiplomatDon
Chef Guy. Start the engine and tap on the...

Chef Guy. Start the engine and tap on the governor with a hammer. If the governor is the problem quite often this will get it working. Good luck Don.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-14-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By DiplomatDon
Hello Michael, I just sold my 2001 Diplomat 38PBD...

Hello Michael, I just sold my 2001 Diplomat 38PBD and the spring numbers are 6905 for the front and 9376 for the rear. I replaced the 4 on the passenger side and purchased from SD Truck Springs. Hope...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-02-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By DiplomatDon
Check brake diaphragm if only leaking when brake...

Check brake diaphragm if only leaking when brake depressed. Good luck, Don
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-23-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 237,261
Posted By DiplomatDon
I built a 1/2" plywood box around my square...

I built a 1/2" plywood box around my square engine cover and a lift off lid for access. I attached the box to the floor. I installed lock and click cork wherever there was carpet except closet and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-19-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,604
Posted By DiplomatDon
We bought a hide a bed sofa from them 6 years...

We bought a hide a bed sofa from them 6 years ago. Slight scuffing on the front corners of the arms from shipping, contacted them hoping maybe some money back as we could have lived with it but they...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-15-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,440
Posted By DiplomatDon
We are presently shopping for something similar...

We are presently shopping for something similar and have been for months. I think this is a reasonable price even with the cons. 40 ft 2005 on ebay for $82500 obo. I am looking at a similar coach to...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-07-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By DiplomatDon
Camjam1, you will also likely have to replace the...

Camjam1, you will also likely have to replace the wheel studs as well to accommodate the extra thickness of the aluminum wheels. Good luck Don.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-02-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By DiplomatDon
RVers mess around with tire pressures so much on...

RVers mess around with tire pressures so much on vehicles that hardly do any miles. I drove truck for a company that was based out of Vancouver BC. We hauled refrigerated product from anywhere from...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By DiplomatDon
I hope everyone realizes that increasing the...

I hope everyone realizes that increasing the weight capabilities of the tires does not increase the weight capacity of the front axle. The weight capacity of your steering axle remains the same as...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By DiplomatDon
Welcome to RVing boys. I have done this to my...

Welcome to RVing boys. I have done this to my 2001 Diplomat. I used #8 1 1/2 flathead stainless screws from Fastenal. Good luck finding proper screws from a hardware store. Predrilled all holes as...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By DiplomatDon
Drum brakes should be good for several hundred...

Drum brakes should be good for several hundred thousand miles. I always figured during my trucking career 259 to 300,000 miles. Don't go to a brake shop you need a truck shop or mobile mechanic. Have...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-21-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By DiplomatDon
I just tried a different way to repair/reuse the...

I just tried a different way to repair/reuse the original scissor unit however don't have much use on it to see how it is going to wear. I used a 1/2" x 1/4 flat head machine bolt and thin nylock nut...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-13-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By DiplomatDon
It will be a higher end HR as it is a side...

It will be a higher end HR as it is a side radiator. Also the finishing and wood work on the interior. It looks like it would be mid 30' range due to the short counter in the galley. Mid 90's 400...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-14-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,938
Posted By DiplomatDon
Perry, when refurbishing rusty steel I highly...

Perry, when refurbishing rusty steel I highly recommend Por 15 paint. Pricey but well worth it. I used it on my collector car when I redid it so used it on my rusty and pitted battery box on the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-12-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,051
Posted By DiplomatDon
I can't believe I read thru the whole post, heard...

I can't believe I read thru the whole post, heard many brakes dragging comments and not one single wheel bearings comment. Taking it to Spartin was a mistake as they will want to cover there ass....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-08-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By DiplomatDon
Nautique, one recommendation I would make is to...

Nautique, one recommendation I would make is to have Cummins or a truck shop/mobile mechanic put the engine and transmission on the computer to see if any codes show up. I bought a 2001 Diplomat with...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-03-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By DiplomatDon
Try Craigslist. Ours didn't have dining table,...

Try Craigslist. Ours didn't have dining table, bought free standing table with 4 chairs on Craigslist for $25. Fixed broken table leg and recovered chairs. Very happy with it. Good luck Don.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-03-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By DiplomatDon
Did you google Fastenal? There is one in...

Did you google Fastenal? There is one in Gulfport, 3 in Ms. Trip might be better than doing job twice. Just my thoughts. Good luck Don.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-03-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By DiplomatDon
I replaced our jack knife Flexsteel sofa in our...

I replaced our jack knife Flexsteel sofa in our 2001 Diplomat with a hide a bed air mattress sofa from Shop4seats. Old Sofa was just screwed to floor into longitudal cross members. I screwed angle...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-02-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,143
Posted By DiplomatDon
If not for any compartment door or tow bar locks...

If not for any compartment door or tow bar locks could be the former owner had bicycle locks as that is what mine have. Let us know what you find. Good luck Don.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-02-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,938
Posted By DiplomatDon
In regards to your lighter pants Perry it just...

In regards to your lighter pants Perry it just reinforces the old saying that "it's nothing that money can't fix". Good luck, Don
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-30-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By DiplomatDon
You would be best to wait till you uncover some...

You would be best to wait till you uncover some and try to remove one. I haven't replaced any on the molding you are doing but it is on my list for my 2001 Diplomat. The screws for the beltline...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By DiplomatDon
For anyone having to replace screws for outside...

For anyone having to replace screws for outside molding or compartment hinges I would recommend Fastenal. They are screw suppliers and seem to be North America wide. I have found them very good and...
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