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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-30-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 70,140
Posted By MandG-Fun
Assuming the weather cooperates so we can get the...

Assuming the weather cooperates so we can get the coach out of the mountains we'll coming down. We'll stop by your house on the way and caravan to Q. If the trip is anything like last year we'll need...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-22-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By MandG-Fun
I have a front end loader / backhoe that has...

I have a front end loader / backhoe that has about 100 zerks on it. From time to time the grease in a joint will harden up making it impossible to pump grease. Some genius (no me) came up with a tool...
Forum: Boondocking 08-19-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,918
Posted By MandG-Fun
I'm not trying to start trouble, but just making...

I'm not trying to start trouble, but just making a suggestion about rethinking you plan for your 1st time camping. Getting out into the woods is great and even better when you leave as much of the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-23-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By MandG-Fun
Jim, I figured I would chime in as I am about to...

Jim, I figured I would chime in as I am about to begin my install, maybe it will help you with your planning. I have all the components just waiting for me to finish the 5 other summer projects I've...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-18-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By MandG-Fun
Thanks for the responses guys. Mine must be the...

Thanks for the responses guys. Mine must be the same as Peter's. Another project to add to the list.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-17-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By MandG-Fun
Apologies for hijacking your thread Ken, hoping...

Apologies for hijacking your thread Ken, hoping that this question is of value to you too.

windsorbill, not that I need another project added to my current list but... my genny fuel pick up tube...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-12-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By MandG-Fun
You may want to read through my post from 2 weeks...

You may want to read through my post from 2 weeks ago... had a step failure and in my case it turned out to be a pretty simple free fix....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-07-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,782
Posted By MandG-Fun
Old school is the way to go for a great pot of...

Old school is the way to go for a great pot of coffee... Farberware #47053 stovetop 12 cup percolator. As soon as it begins to perc turn the flame as low as possible to keep it perc’ing about once...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-04-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By MandG-Fun
Interesting Stan. I suppose that's the trade off...

Interesting Stan. I suppose that's the trade off between water getting into the connector and causing corrosion on the contacts. Given the placement of the step connectors they are very water...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-03-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By MandG-Fun
Kwikee Step… failure and troubleshooting experience

Hi Monaco folks... I had a failure of my steps 2 weeks ago while on a trip. As I typically do when I have no prior experience with troubleshooting a system I first search on the Monaco Owners forum...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-03-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By MandG-Fun
Kwikee Step… failure and troubleshooting experience

I am writing this because I had assumed the 2 main points of failure with Kwikee steps being either the controller or the motor was the cause of my step failure. As I will typically do when a system...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-22-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By MandG-Fun
Or do yourself a favor Dave and install a...

Or do yourself a favor Dave and install a SeeLevel system. Its a pretty straightforward install, you can use the existing wiring and you'll have a much better tank sensor system. If you're interested...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-28-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By MandG-Fun
Similar idea to BobGed... I just used some...

Similar idea to BobGed... I just used some miscellaneous aluminum plate I had in the shop, contoured it to match the window frame and mounted Ram Mount components.

As you can see, no distraction...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-27-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By MandG-Fun
We have a Whirlpool that I installed 5 years ago....

We have a Whirlpool that I installed 5 years ago. Here is a link (https://www.irv2.com/forums/f54/out-with-the-norcold-841-in-with-the-whirlpool-wrt111-215583.html) to the thread I started to document...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-09-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By MandG-Fun
Actually, the OP has the same year Dynasty as...

Actually, the OP has the same year Dynasty as mine so I'm thinking we have the same control panel. I don't recall the exact modification I made to the panel since I did it about 5 years ago but it...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-08-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By MandG-Fun
The SeeLevel display and sensor strips are a...

The SeeLevel display and sensor strips are a small investment to make to know you have a fully functional system that works like a charm. And its a simple updgrade since you can use the existing...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-10-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By MandG-Fun
Jeff, I read through the thread and I'm kind of...

Jeff, I read through the thread and I'm kind of curious why you want to try and figure out the error of the dash tachometer if you have a Silverleaf?

I installed a Silverleaf soon after I bought...
Forum: Going Green 04-01-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By MandG-Fun
Thanks for your comments Mike. I haven't found a...

Thanks for your comments Mike. I haven't found a lot of info on the internet on the Hightech panels but what I have found has all been very positive. Glad to hear that you and your son have had good...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-01-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MandG-Fun
A new Velvac fitting is only $9 so while the...

A new Velvac fitting is only $9 so while the coach is parked in my shop and easy to work on I prefer to replace it and not worry about the seal when I'm out on the road.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-31-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By MandG-Fun
Not to dismiss your comments, they are certainly...

Not to dismiss your comments, they are certainly valid, but in response... we do a lot of research before we make major purchases and especially with vehicles we pay cash and tend to keep them. Our...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-31-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By MandG-Fun
When we bought the coach in 2012 it only had 30K...

When we bought the coach in 2012 it only had 30K miles on it and the interior was pretty much like new. We never used the Koolmatic and the cover is in perfect condition I suspect the PO never did...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-30-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By MandG-Fun
Anyone remove kitchen vent fan on roof?

Its a cold snowy day here in southern CO and I'm sitting around planning my solar install. It occurred to me that the silly kitchen vent fan, that we've never used in 7 years, is taking up prime real...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-30-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MandG-Fun
I live in a pretty remote area so eBay is my...

I live in a pretty remote area so eBay is my friendly neighborhood parts counter. I found the right fitting made by Velvac, 3/8" NPT x 3/8" tubing push-lock, 90 degree swivel. If anyone is in need of...
Forum: Going Green 03-29-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By MandG-Fun
After just a little research on bifacial solar...

After just a little research on bifacial solar panels there are some potentially interesting elements to be considered for RV'ers. Of course a couple hour trip in cyberland is bound to be a risky...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-29-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MandG-Fun
It was my lame attempt at a joke... with the...

It was my lame attempt at a joke... with the defective fitting the air bleeds down on its own in hours. You're point is well taken and appreciated. Good to open those drain valves now and then anyway.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-29-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MandG-Fun
Thanks guys... the Monaco iRV2 Crew always pull...

Thanks guys... the Monaco iRV2 Crew always pull through!



When I get back under the coach I'll see if there is enough to cut it off. I kinda figured it was a push in fitting but didn't bother...
Forum: Going Green 03-29-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By MandG-Fun
Interesting, I hadn't heard of bifacial modules...

Interesting, I hadn't heard of bifacial modules before. With the reflectivity of a white RV roof it stands to reason you would see an increase in performance. I know from experience with my home...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-29-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MandG-Fun
Air fitting leak - Question

I finally got under the coach today to look for the leak causing me to loose all air pressure within 12 hours of shutting down the engine. I found the issue but before I pull things apart I was...
Forum: Going Green 03-29-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By MandG-Fun
Yep... already laid it out and can comfortably...

Yep... already laid it out and can comfortably fit 5 of this size panel, which is as much as we'll require (900W theoretical max). We live off grid and run our entire house and workshop with a 3KW...
Forum: Going Green 03-29-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By MandG-Fun
I see your signature says 600 w of solar. Are you...

I see your signature says 600 w of solar. Are you running 2 of their 300 w monocrystalline panels in parallel? Do you know what your actual power output is on average (watts / amps)?
Forum: Going Green 03-29-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By MandG-Fun
PV Panels - Grape or Zamp or ?

Curious to get thoughts and experience to help me with my panel selection. I'm working on adding solar charging to the coach and for PV panels I'm probably wanting to go with larger monocrystalline...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-24-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 39,036
Posted By MandG-Fun
Ditto... and thank you Brian for the drone...

Ditto... and thank you Brian for the drone pictures. I wanted to figure out who in the group had good solar set-ups on the coach and your drone picture just answered that question.

Having a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-24-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 107,702
Posted By MandG-Fun
Leaving the house last week heading down to...

Leaving the house last week heading down to Quartzsite... the paved roads were clear, just had to get past the first few miles of snow covered dirt roads from the house.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-17-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 39,036
Posted By MandG-Fun
The weather looks like it will cooperate for the...

The weather looks like it will cooperate for the week ahead, just light snow forecast for tomorrow now. Then the obstacle of the snow and ice on the dirt road from our house for 2 miles out to paved...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-06-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 39,036
Posted By MandG-Fun
For off-roaders, click here...

For off-roaders, click here (https://www.jeeptheusa.com/quartzsite-jeep-trails.html) for a Jeep trail website with lots of Q area trails and GPS tracks that you can download in advance.


As long...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-18-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 39,036
Posted By MandG-Fun
We attended Q in 2015 and had a blast. That...

We attended Q in 2015 and had a blast. That winter we purchased land in the mountains and have spent the past 2 years building our off-grid homestead. With most of the construction now complete we...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-19-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By MandG-Fun
Much more pleasant than taking I-70 and little...

Much more pleasant than taking I-70 and little traffic this time of year. Sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the drive. On your way stop for a visit at Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-16-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By MandG-Fun
I'm a high tech guy and also a MacBook guy, but I...

I'm a high tech guy and also a MacBook guy, but I also really like how I can plan trips with good old S&T. I say, you already own it and you like it so why not just keep using it and fight the urge...
Forum: Boondocking 08-16-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,311
Posted By MandG-Fun
Colorado boondocking

Just to the west of Colorado Springs and most easily accessible from Woodland Park is Rampart Range Road which is US Forest Service road 300. From around the Rampart Reservoir area and north there...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-08-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,831
Posted By MandG-Fun
Nice Dennis, great to hear it wasn't anything...

Nice Dennis, great to hear it wasn't anything that required expensive replacement parts. Certainly lots of electrical connectors throughout the coach that are prone to issues from corrosion over...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-05-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,831
Posted By MandG-Fun
Dennis, Before you get too far into the other...

Dennis, Before you get too far into the other suggestions I would follow with the comment from MrsChileRick, you may want to take a little time messing around with the connector for the sensor/motor...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-18-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By MandG-Fun
Fasten your seatbelt Fluffyms, you are heading...

Fasten your seatbelt Fluffyms, you are heading into turbulent waters. As others already stated, there are lots of existing threads on this topic already. While the Safe-T-Plus is a good addition to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By MandG-Fun
You got me thinking Rusty that I can pop one of...

You got me thinking Rusty that I can pop one of the struts off my basement hatch, which is 100 lbs, and pop it on the RRB. If it wants to send the hatch flying I know to drop it down to 60. Thanks...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By MandG-Fun
Mine also just has just one strut. The door isn't...

Mine also just has just one strut. The door isn't very heavy compared to the ones that are insulated. Thanks for checking Dennis, much appreciated!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By MandG-Fun
Early 2000's Dynasty RRB Gas Strut

Long story short... the gas strut for my rear run bay hatch is now among the debris somewhere on Highway 69 in southern CO:facepalm:. Wondering if anyone with an early 2000's Dynasty can check the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By MandG-Fun
In the event that you would want some expert help...

In the event that you would want some expert help with a well designed house power upgrade with solar and seeing that you live in Oregon, AM Solar in Eugene is a highly reputable company with years...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By MandG-Fun
CinnerRV, welcome to the world of off-grid...

CinnerRV, welcome to the world of off-grid living. The short answer is that your ability to boondock is a balance between managing your power consumption with your ability to generate and/or store &...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-22-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By MandG-Fun
Try John Carrrillo www.heatmyrv.com. He's my go...

Try John Carrrillo www.heatmyrv.com. He's my go to guy for AH parts.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-11-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By MandG-Fun
Ted, I'm guessing that your skylight is the same...

Ted, I'm guessing that your skylight is the same as mine, a double pane unit. I replaced mine 2 years ago and at the time I was unable to find anyone that made a double pane replacement, everything...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-08-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,566
Posted By MandG-Fun
Try contacting John Carrillo. He is an Ex-AquaHot...

Try contacting John Carrillo. He is an Ex-AquaHot tech with his own service business. He's just north of Denver when not on the road and happy to answer questions and help as required. (970) 518-3085
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