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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,438
Posted By Gdawgs
Rush Truck Centers coast to coast work on the...

Rush Truck Centers coast to coast work on the Maxxforce 10 in motorhomes. Had Navistar warranty work done at Rush.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,438
Posted By Gdawgs
To broad a statement. The Maxxforce 13 had all...

To broad a statement. The Maxxforce 13 had all the issues. The Maxxforce 10 is the old DT engine from years ago and is the engine in many Holiday and Monaco 2012-13 coaches before being sold to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,805
Posted By Gdawgs
If it were just a cost reduction, then certainly...

If it were just a cost reduction, then certainly no slides at all would be much less costly. Manufacturers want to sell their products, they respond to public demand.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,805
Posted By Gdawgs
We have a 28' full wall slide and an 18' slide on...

We have a 28' full wall slide and an 18' slide on the other side of the salon and an electric slide opposite the full wall in the bedroom. The hyd system runs the jacks and both slides. As with most...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Gdawgs
My FWS has 3 supporting walls in the middle of...

My FWS has 3 supporting walls in the middle of the slide for the residential fridge and stacked washer/dryer. Ceiling of slide is well supported, no leaks.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Gdawgs
I have a 45 ft coach with a 28 ft full wall...

I have a 45 ft coach with a 28 ft full wall slide. No problems. Key features of my FWS is it's moved with 2 hydraulic rams. This slide supports a full kitchen, fridge, sink and stacked washer/dryer....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By Gdawgs
I put the King Tailgater Pro DTP4950 on the roof...

I put the King Tailgater Pro DTP4950 on the roof in the King mounting plate. The satellite antenna snaps in and out if your in an area that restricts reception. I then mount it on the King tripod...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-29-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By Gdawgs
Agree...The going up part is easy, going down is...

Agree...The going up part is easy, going down is the scary part of your trip. Be prepared to pull off and let your brakes cool a bit.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-24-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Gdawgs
Thanks to all for responses. Found that the air...

Thanks to all for responses. Found that the air pressure control valve 2 part body had worked it's way loose. Re positioned and tightened valve body and pressure is holding fine at 40 PSI.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Gdawgs
Thanks for the response but this tag does not...

Thanks for the response but this tag does not have a lift function. It drops air from the 2 tag bags at a user set speed typically around 10-15 MPH. I also have the Valid air leveling system which...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Gdawgs
Tag Pressure Valve

Is it normal for the tag pressure valve to read zero after the engine is turned off? Front and rear air tanks are still full and tag air bags are still at pressure. Engine running has the tag...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-24-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 164,024
Posted By Gdawgs
Go Dawgs! ...

Go Dawgs!


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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-29-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,044
Posted By Gdawgs
I'm at 45 ft so I always the tractor/trailer...

I'm at 45 ft so I always the tractor/trailer lanes and my Flying J/Pilot card which usually gives me a $.03 to $.08 discount. The best reason why I use Flying J/Pilot is the good feeling I have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-21-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Gdawgs
If it's just the outlets for the tv's it could be...

If it's just the outlets for the tv's it could be the 12v switch that kills the outlet when your driving. If so, I'd try cutting the 12v feed and see it the outlet works.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-11-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,683
Posted By Gdawgs
Best benefit of hard surfaces like tile, leather...

Best benefit of hard surfaces like tile, leather furniture opposed to carpet and cloth furniture is odor retention. Tile and leather do not retain odors.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,990
Posted By Gdawgs
My garage is 20x55 with a 13'6" door height....

My garage is 20x55 with a 13'6" door height. Coach is 44' with the same height of 12'6". I have about a 2% grade change with a 1" lip making the pad a little higher to help keep the rain out. I have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By Gdawgs
Sometimes I think tire issues are like arguing...

Sometimes I think tire issues are like arguing Chevy vs Ford. I have the Goodyear and Roadmaster front axle. I moved the front tires to the tag and replaced the cheap Monroe shocks with the Koni's on...
Forum: Navistar MaxxForce Engine Forum 05-04-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Gdawgs
Usually bad press on the Maxxforce 13. Our...

Usually bad press on the Maxxforce 13. Our engines are the old DT model that's been around for 30 years. Normal to see the high temp light come on as you leave the highway after cruising at 70 MPH....
Forum: Navistar MaxxForce Engine Forum 05-03-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Gdawgs
I have about 29K miles and have only done a...

I have about 29K miles and have only done a forced regen once to see if it worked. If your at highway speed and about 1500 RPM's the engine is doing it's passive regen as it should and is very happy....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-03-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By Gdawgs
I have a 44ft coach with deep slides on one side...

I have a 44ft coach with deep slides on one side and a 28ft full wall slide on the other. The garage is 20x55. The 4 basement doors and 2 slide trays extend to either side without a problem. My...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 1,411,671
Posted By Gdawgs
Put in a 110v UV filter. It's rated at 6GPM and...

Put in a 110v UV filter. It's rated at 6GPM and easily covers the pump rated at 3GPM. Got it from Amazon with 2 UV bulbs for about $125. I pulled power from the Aqua bay next to this bay. UV filter...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,561
Posted By Gdawgs
I use the hydraulic jacks to raise the coach then...

I use the hydraulic jacks to raise the coach then put these stands un place. Rated at 22 tons each.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By Gdawgs
Yes..Wholesale Warranties ...

Yes..Wholesale Warranties


https://wholesalewarranties.com/
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-23-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By Gdawgs
I pulled the ground from the battery side of the...

I pulled the ground from the battery side of the shunt and positive from the inverter. As Vito mentioned Monaco grounds very close to the inverter. Super easy install. My batteries are behind the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-16-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By Gdawgs
That's exactly what I did. Installed it last...

That's exactly what I did. Installed it last week. Had to use #2/0 two foot cable back to the inverter. Everything is within 2 feet of the inverter. Works great and I really like knowing what's going...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-08-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 164,024
Posted By Gdawgs
What happened to the "Dynasty"? Good job...

What happened to the "Dynasty"? Good job Clemson.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Gdawgs
That was my first thought also until I really...

That was my first thought also until I really started looking at the design. It uses the same motor as the entry steps that has been pretty reliable and the moves the the manual handle as if there...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Gdawgs
I installed this valve in the coach. I usually...

I installed this valve in the coach. I usually leave the gray open and can dump the black from inside the coach during bad weather. Works great. The control switch was placed high and in the same...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Gdawgs
I almost never use my wipers. 2 coats of Rainx...

I almost never use my wipers. 2 coats of Rainx and I'm good for the year. I use it on the side windows also. Keeps them cristal clear.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-12-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Gdawgs
Agree. They have techs with 20+ years experience...

Agree. They have techs with 20+ years experience who actually worked for Monaco years ago. Alliance is located on a street called Monaco Way. That should tell you everything you need to know.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-12-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Gdawgs
2012 and 2013 are the same unit and 2013 is the...

2012 and 2013 are the same unit and 2013 is the last year for the great RoadMaster chassis. I have a 28ft FW and have never had a problem. Works great all the time.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By Gdawgs
I have 8 100 AMP AGM batteries for the house and...

I have 8 100 AMP AGM batteries for the house and 2 AGM for the chassis. Originally the chassis side had 2 wet cell. The Magnum setup allows for 2 different AGM charge rates dependent on the type of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 1,411,671
Posted By Gdawgs
It's the edge sold in the tile dept. of HD or...

It's the edge sold in the tile dept. of HD or Lowes. Comes in 8 ft lengthand many different finishes and I cut it at 90 degrees for the corners. I did not put it on the bottom edge of the tiles.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-27-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 1,411,671
Posted By Gdawgs
Small glass and tile. This is back spash sections...

Small glass and tile. This is back spash sections from Home Depot. The small tile pieces match the corian on the sides of the entry way.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-20-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By Gdawgs
Assuming you have hydraulic rams moving the slide...

Assuming you have hydraulic rams moving the slide in and out, the "in and out" extension position is also a point of adjustment. The Lippert site has many pdf files you can download that give good...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-20-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 1,411,671
Posted By Gdawgs
New entry work

Added 4 additional lights with tile work and magnetic door switch.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By Gdawgs
Two of my slides are flush floor. One is a full...

Two of my slides are flush floor. One is a full wall 28ft and one is 16ft. The adjustments you mentioned allow up or down at the outer edge of the slide. I've adjusted my full wall with these at the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Gdawgs
You can also access the filter from under the...

You can also access the filter from under the coach. Slide the chassis battery tray out gives you room to sit up in this area. The filter is on this side. It's a little tight but can be done.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-17-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Gdawgs
First remove the mirrored closet doors then the...

First remove the mirrored closet doors then the base rail that the doors fit in to. The base is screwed into the sides of the closet. Then the closet floor panel can be removed along with the tile...
Forum: Navistar MaxxForce Engine Forum 09-18-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,043
Posted By Gdawgs
Yes but expensive. I have 30k on my MF10 and it's...

Yes but expensive. I have 30k on my MF10 and it's running fine. When I pull of the highway and the high temp light comes on I know my DPF is hot and clean. I never try to do an active regen if the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-29-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,001
Posted By Gdawgs
As your mechanic mentioned, the DPF collects...

As your mechanic mentioned, the DPF collects particles and cleans itself by doing a regen. This can be active by user request or passive as determined by the ECM. Measurements are taken before and...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-19-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 164,024
Posted By Gdawgs
Thanks...hit the wrong key..

Thanks...hit the wrong key..
Forum: Just Conversation 08-19-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 164,024
Posted By Gdawgs
Great picture of the Rose. When the B1 came over...

Great picture of the Rose. When the B1 came over the Georgia end it shook the stadium and he was gone in a second. Looking for another National Championship with a different ending. We'll control the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-15-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By Gdawgs
Very similar. Mine is the installation manual. I...

Very similar. Mine is the installation manual. I level with the 10 air bags and rarely use the jacks. I found it works best using a 6 ft level down the center of the coach and 2- 4ft levels over the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-15-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By Gdawgs
I have the Valid system and Lippert hydraulic...

I have the Valid system and Lippert hydraulic system. I got the installation manual (PDF) file from Valid. In that manual ALL parameters are user defined. You can adjust and redefine level, wake up...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-12-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,300
Posted By Gdawgs
That's what I thought going into this project but...

That's what I thought going into this project but the TopSide paint isn't any slicker than the fiberglass was before painting. Rust-Oleum offers an abrasive to mix with the paint if desired. if I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-12-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,300
Posted By Gdawgs
Thanks...It'll be interesting to see how long it...

Thanks...It'll be interesting to see how long it last on the sky light. Since it's a plastic I'm thinking it will hold as well as the fiberglass. I also painted the eternabond which is paintable....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-12-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,300
Posted By Gdawgs
Used Rust-Oleum Marine Topside. Cleaned, light...

Used Rust-Oleum Marine Topside. Cleaned, light sanding, Rust-Oleum Marine Primer and then 2 coats of Topside. Should stay cleaner and help with heat from the sun. It has a UV component so we'll see...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By Gdawgs
I have the 10 air bag Roadmaster chassis that...

I have the 10 air bag Roadmaster chassis that came with Monroe shocks. Front tires began to show cupping on tire outer edge, classic indication of tire and outer edge bouncing. Moved front tires to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,975
Posted By Gdawgs
I redesigned my wet bay to include a pressure...

I redesigned my wet bay to include a pressure gauge. When I hook up I use a gauge at the facet to let me know if I need a regulator. The wet bay gauge is for constant monitoring.
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