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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-31-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 19,957
Posted By TipS
I bought a used 2013 Hyundai Accent GLS (6 speed...

I bought a used 2013 Hyundai Accent GLS (6 speed manual) almost 5 yrs ago and pull it behind our '05 Diplomat (400hp turbo) and really have enjoyed it. It's much lighter than the Ford Flex we used as...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 43,563
Posted By TipS
I replaced my original equipment dual fuel fridge...

I replaced my original equipment dual fuel fridge (Norco 1200) with an LG 17 cubic foot bottom freezer fridge from Lowe's. Cost me $799 and the Norcold settlement checks (3 so far) have covered...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-29-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By TipS
Update on my original Diplomat dash air post. ...

Update on my original Diplomat dash air post. Thanks to those with replies. I did check the compressor clutch and continuity was good. I never got 12v at the clutch with A/C on. My original post...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-02-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By TipS
Thank you. I assumed as much. I'll try to do...

Thank you. I assumed as much. I'll try to do that soon.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-01-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By TipS
My charge port is on the firewall behind the...

My charge port is on the firewall behind the generator. After further troubleshooting I've noticed the compressor clutch is not activated when a/c controls are on. I've checked a couple of fuses...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-25-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By TipS
Thanks. I'll check it out.

Thanks. I'll check it out.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-25-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By TipS
Dash A/C in 2005 Diplomat

Woul like some help identifying charging port location on my Diplomat. Is it on the firewall or a/c compressor? Thanks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,498
Posted By TipS
I replaced by Norcold 1200 in our '05 Diplomat a...

I replaced by Norcold 1200 in our '05 Diplomat a year ago with a 17 cubic foot LG bottom freezer model ordered from Lowe's for $799. Runs great off the original inverter. No need to worry about a...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-23-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By TipS
My Diplomat owners manual has intructions on...

My Diplomat owners manual has intructions on PacBrake maintenance including lube points. I'll get you a picture shortly. If you didn't use the PacBrake I'd say that's not your issue. I know mine...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-21-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By TipS
If you have a Pacbrake there's a chance it could...

If you have a Pacbrake there's a chance it could be stcking, as previously posted. It should be lubricated periodically. Mine was dragging as it hadn't been lubed in 5 years. Seemed to be very...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-29-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 805,371
Posted By TipS
Tip & Karen 2005 Diplomat 40PRQ Cleveland...

Tip & Karen
2005 Diplomat 40PRQ
Cleveland TN
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-28-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 117,649
Posted By TipS
road glide.... I just replaced my 13 year old...

road glide....
I just replaced my 13 year old Norcold 1200LRIM in my Monaco Diplomat 40PRQ. After talking with several other Norcold owners in our Tennessee Travelers chapter, I realized it was in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 148,688
Posted By TipS
Hoping to get my Norcold 1200 out today and my...

Hoping to get my Norcold 1200 out today and my new LG in it's place. :-)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 148,688
Posted By TipS
tboss619, Can Sikkens color match OEM paint, ...

tboss619,
Can Sikkens color match OEM paint, given they have paint codes? I had a local body shop do some touch up with DuPont paint (3 colors) and it matched well.
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-16-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,194
Posted By TipS
I took mine out after they died and found an...

I took mine out after they died and found an equivalent replacement at Batteries +Bulbs in a Duracell for about $100 each (2). Plus i got 10 or 15% off with an internet coupon. That was about a...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-09-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,601
Posted By TipS
LOL....they won t mind where there's $$$ inbolved.

LOL....they won t mind where there's $$$ inbolved.
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-09-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,601
Posted By TipS
Sorry, my previous post was cut short. I would...

Sorry, my previous post was cut short. I would take a hose off and go to a truck shop and see if they have a match or can cut some that meets that application. NAPA stores usually can help.
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-09-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,601
Posted By TipS
We've had our coach since July '07. It's a...

We've had our coach since July '07. It's a Monaco Diplomat w the 400hp Cummis. I've had it to a Cummins facility twice, both on a western trip to the Grand Canyon, through AZ, UTAH, IDAHO, MONTANA,...
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-01-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By TipS
Had the steering box swapped out at Josam's in...

Had the steering box swapped out at Josam's in Orlando yesterday. Much less play in the wheel 2.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 148,688
Posted By TipS
Just had Josam's in Orlando swap out the Shepherd...

Just had Josam's in Orlando swap out the Shepherd steering box for a TRW unit yesterday. Much less play in the wheel now :-) had the alignment done while there.
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-17-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,110
Posted By TipS
I'd look around for a remanufactured 5.9 on eBay....

I'd look around for a remanufactured 5.9 on eBay. Seen several for under $10k
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 148,688
Posted By TipS
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 148,688
Posted By TipS
Good to know! Is it ok to run on modified sine...

Good to know! Is it ok to run on modified sine wave inverter? Thanks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 148,688
Posted By TipS
Can I ask what brand/model you installed? I'm...

Can I ask what brand/model you installed? I'm nearing a decision point but a Samsung RF18 is a bit taller than I need unless I remove my furnace.
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-06-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,529
Posted By TipS
My '05 Diplomat had a very similar loss of boost...

My '05 Diplomat had a very similar loss of boost heading into St Louis in June 2013. Gauge actually quit moving and would stick at various points on the dial. Called ahead to Cummins as I was about...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-03-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,992
Posted By TipS
Bought our '05 Monaco Diplomat 40PRQ with 61k on...

Bought our '05 Monaco Diplomat 40PRQ with 61k on it July '12. We have 85k plus on it now. Plan on another trip to Pensacola area Nov 13th and on over to Josam's in Orlando last week in Nov. No...
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-24-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By TipS
A follow up on my OP regarding the leaking...

A follow up on my OP regarding the leaking steering box. Thanks to a closer look after cleaning the box up I found the leak was in a tee fitting just above the box and plan on replacing it soon with...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-24-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,678
Posted By TipS
I've had my '05 DIPLOMAT 40PRQ for 5 years, put...

I've had my '05 DIPLOMAT 40PRQ for 5 years, put 25,000 on it, and used the exhaust brake routinely. Didn't realize until recently that regular maintenance was required (lubrication with synthetic...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 148,688
Posted By TipS
I replaced my air dryer desicant cartridge, fuel...

I replaced my air dryer desicant cartridge, fuel filters, repaired the right headlamp assembly so the low beams would work (pin connector inside the assembly) and had a leaking air line connector...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,003
Posted By TipS
I replaced the front Goodyear 670s with 661HSAs...

I replaced the front Goodyear 670s with 661HSAs in Jan '13 due to uneven wear (alignment issues). Had it aligned with the 661HSAs and have put approximately 22k on them. Still look great and handle...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-03-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By TipS
My '05 Diplomat LP sensor went out a couple years...

My '05 Diplomat LP sensor went out a couple years back and was making that high pitched squeal. It was the one near the floor between the kitchen and bath area. Replaced it with a new one ordered...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-26-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 65,954
Posted By TipS
Thanks Bob! I talked with Jim Terry, owner of...

Thanks Bob!
I talked with Jim Terry, owner of Tri-state Truck & RV in Chattanooga yesterday and he is well recommended and able to do some of the things I'm not able to do at this time. I'm taking...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-26-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 65,954
Posted By TipS
Vito, thanks for the quick response! I had the...

Vito, thanks for the quick response! I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Nodine in Crossville TN last week. He was so informative and helpful with a couple issues on our Diplomat. He invited us over...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-25-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 65,954
Posted By TipS
Did you lower the floor to make the RF18 fit in...

Did you lower the floor to make the RF18 fit in the space above the furnace or does your model have the furnace under the Norcold? I have an '05 Diplomat and I'm thinking the RF18 will fit if I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,081
Posted By TipS
Mine was on our '05 Diplomat 40PRQ when we bought...

Mine was on our '05 Diplomat 40PRQ when we bought it in 2012. I do believe it helps prevent damage to our toad. It's an Ultraguard and has the name "MONACO" on it. Don't think I'll need to remove...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 09-15-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By TipS
I've watched these thrill seekers a time or...

I've watched these thrill seekers a time or two....crazy fast is all I can say!!!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-15-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,586
Posted By TipS
Thank you! That was a real bear to install by...

Thank you! That was a real bear to install by myself!
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-15-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By TipS
Thank you! With the changes at Monaco over the...

Thank you! With the changes at Monaco over the years it's good to know there is so much experience on these forums! I appreciate it!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-15-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,586
Posted By TipS
Van, I assume I need to remove the Howard system...

Van, I assume I need to remove the Howard system from my '05 Diplomat to make room for the Watts link system. What about the rear anti-sway bar I installed 3 years ago?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-15-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,660
Posted By TipS
My '05 Diplomat has the same issue. I just...

My '05 Diplomat has the same issue. I just serviced mine about 10 days ago. What I did: extend the generator slide all the way forward then slowly pull it backward while guiding the trap door down...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,586
Posted By TipS
I installed a rear anti sway bar kit over 2 years...

I installed a rear anti sway bar kit over 2 years ago but really didn't notice a lot of improvement. Will that have to be removed to install the Watts link kit?
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-14-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By TipS
Thanks Dennis. The link, for some reason, directs...

Thanks Dennis. The link, for some reason, directs me to "Moisture" issue. Would this be in a Chassis forum post?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-13-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,586
Posted By TipS
How can I get in touch with Bob N. In Knoxville?

How can I get in touch with Bob N. In Knoxville?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-13-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By TipS
Thanks.....I do believe I might order a Cummins...

Thanks.....I do believe I might order a Cummins OEM belt just to have a spare!
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-13-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By TipS
'05 Diplomat steering box leaking

Another issue......my '05 Diplomat is spotting my floor with fluid from the steering box. Not much but after a trip to Florida last month it's evident a seal is leaking. Is this a "truck" repair...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-13-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,586
Posted By TipS
My '05 Diplomat 40PRQ came with the Howard Center...

My '05 Diplomat 40PRQ came with the Howard Center Power Steering unit and it has, since early '13 been unusable. We got the coach in July '12 and the HCPS worked well and I felt safer when using it....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-13-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By TipS
Replacing serpentine belt

I want to replace my serpentine belt on my '05 Diplomat 40PRQ. It was replaced 4 years ago at the Cummins facility in Phoenix. I have a "north/south" bed so I must go through the hatch or come up...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-09-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 618,907
Posted By TipS
After arriving at Fairchild May '72 the Buffs...

After arriving at Fairchild May '72 the Buffs left for Guam in June for conventional ordnance drops. I had easy duty there until I retrained on the SRAM program late '73 until I got out in Oct '75. ...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-09-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 618,907
Posted By TipS
Air Force '71-'75...Lackland, Lowery and...

Air Force '71-'75...Lackland, Lowery and Fairchild. I hear Lowery in Denver is no more and Faichild no longer SAC but a transport base. I enjoyed my tour !! Would volunteer again if They'd take...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 143,933
Posted By TipS
I repositioned our MH in my gravel driveway and...

I repositioned our MH in my gravel driveway and thought I was just moving it fwd a few feet but decided to make a lateral move reversing and going fwd to move it about 3 feet. I had left plenty of...
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