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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-01-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By PeteandDeb
I think your couch is the HR brother to my...

I think your couch is the HR brother to my Diplomat. A common problem of the SCS Frigette is the connector you will find behind the step. The method to check that is to pull the connection apart,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-21-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By PeteandDeb
we flat tow a '17 GC Overland. In 40k miles we...

we flat tow a '17 GC Overland. In 40k miles we have never disconnected the battery and never had a problem.
Note ... not all Jeeps are flat towable ... make sure the transmission allows for flat...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-15-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By PeteandDeb
I'd suggest you make sure it was just wear that...

I'd suggest you make sure it was just wear that did the belt in. On my 08 Diplomat with the 400 ISL, the belt was executed by the a/c compressor seizing.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-05-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By PeteandDeb
not sure what frame your '04 has. My '08 Dip has...

not sure what frame your '04 has. My '08 Dip has the Roadmaster RR8R and the receiver is NOT part of the engine mount. It was, however, welded to the frame and had to be cut out/modified to install...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-25-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By PeteandDeb
the new a/c should have come with some pretty...

the new a/c should have come with some pretty decent install instructions. When I installed a replacement, I had an issue with the thermostat "seeing" the new a/c. By going back and checking the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By PeteandDeb
lots of experience in Carefree springs and the...

lots of experience in Carefree springs and the topper. Full wall slide on our 40 footer ... so far replaced 2 springs, removed and replaced the topper fabric more than a dozen times. Basically have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By PeteandDeb
we use(d) 3 and 1/2 pens to create a yard. The...

we use(d) 3 and 1/2 pens to create a yard. The 1/2 section has one panel cut in half so it would allow the door to open without hitting. Using split pool noodles to protect the coach where fence...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By PeteandDeb
definitely Flagpole Buddy. I like the fact that...

definitely Flagpole Buddy. I like the fact that the pole is supported at the bottom and top of the ladder, and it's much higher than any ground mount. Their unique mounting allows me to easily put...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,569
Posted By PeteandDeb
Worx!

haven't seen it mentioned but I've become a fan of the Worx brand. Carry leaf blower and turbine blower in the coach (for blowing out under the slide toppers before closing), as well as a power...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-02-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,342
Posted By PeteandDeb
I installed a motorcycle lift on my 40ft dp in...

I installed a motorcycle lift on my 40ft dp in order to carry both my 900lb Goldwing and pull the Jeep.
Based on my experience so far, I would certainly recommend against adding 500lb to your...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-13-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By PeteandDeb
Adjusting TT bed height over single axle

After having a blowout on new tires, I decided to make the Jayco Flight 15 ft TT a little safer by going to better tires. Went from 175/85R13 range C grade to 205/70R14 Range D.
Now my issue turns...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-11-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By PeteandDeb
looks like a CruiserLift. That's the receiver...

looks like a CruiserLift. That's the receiver setup. The rest is a frame with electric winch to raise the platform after bike is secured on the platform.
The receiver on the RV is welded in place so...
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-17-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By PeteandDeb
First thing I did with our previous La Palma and...

First thing I did with our previous La Palma and then with our current Diplomat.
The La Palma was light enough (22k lbs) that the installation immediately improved driving on the interstate. Less...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-13-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By PeteandDeb
Insurance and Wuhan Kung Flu

I'm curious as to your experience with your MH insurer and their response to the shutdowns. We've got Progressive for both our personal vehicles and our DP. We were notified that there would be a...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-31-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By PeteandDeb
thanks guys ... I'll leave the box as is

thanks guys ... I'll leave the box as is
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-27-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By PeteandDeb
Jayco Swift electrical box

My DW decided she wanted something smaller than our Class A for local state parks, so she found a 2011 Swift. I'm slowly going through everything to ensure it all works for her and one thing puzzled...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-19-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 239,270
Posted By PeteandDeb
anyone else noticing a substantial slowdown since...

anyone else noticing a substantial slowdown since everyone is staying home (and presumably online)?
Whereas I was getting the 5mbs download speed ... suddenly during the last 3 days I'm getting a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-16-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By PeteandDeb
I just had to reconnect my cover. Bit of twisting...

I just had to reconnect my cover. Bit of twisting and contorting, but I pulled it all the way out AND up and used the switch to extend the screw all the way out. I crouched down and could see where...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-28-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By PeteandDeb
we're flat towing a 2017 GC Overland. In 35,000...

we're flat towing a 2017 GC Overland. In 35,000 miles of towing, I've experienced the 'death wobble' exactly once. It was in the first 1000 miles and happened during a slow right turn that also...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-04-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,214
Posted By PeteandDeb
we've camped on the beach at Port Aransas several...

we've camped on the beach at Port Aransas several times in the past 2 years. I doubt we'll do it again ... the beach sand is now RV sand, Toad sand and golf cart sand. In other words, it gets into...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-03-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By PeteandDeb
Repair windshield washer tube connection

Noticed that the ww tube connection (stem) has broken near the wall/panel. Doesn't look like enough surface to the stem for a glue solution, and it appears that that panel is a single piece covering...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-30-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By PeteandDeb
cool. Thanks much ... I'll crawl back in there...

cool. Thanks much ... I'll crawl back in there tomorrow and see what I got.
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-30-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By PeteandDeb
ISL Vibration Damper

Going through my maintenance checklist and I'm stumped on one item. I have a 2 year inspection jtem flagged for "Inspect Vibration Damper". I have no idea what it looks like and where I need to be...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-30-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 239,270
Posted By PeteandDeb
Mr. Griffin, thanks for a very informative...

Mr. Griffin,
thanks for a very informative writeup. After several years of equivocating about getting internet in our rig, you just sold me. Have the router and p/s ordered and they'll be back at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By PeteandDeb
08 Monaco Diplomat 40 ft with a FWS. Noticed...

08 Monaco Diplomat 40 ft with a FWS. Noticed shortly after purchase (2nd owner) that it was slightly cockeyed. Sits a bit lower at front end. Will eventually find a reliable shop that can pull the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-02-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By PeteandDeb
"To sort out the issue, the slide had to be out...

"To sort out the issue, the slide had to be out for the motor is on the wall end of the slide rail. Doing some reading, there is a 5/8 hex nut on the gearbox shaft you can turn with a socket,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By PeteandDeb
The full wall slide on the road side had Carefree...

The full wall slide on the road side had Carefree window awnings front and back. In order to maintain the look, I contacted Carefree and, with the serial number for one existing awning, and the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By PeteandDeb
I had what I thought was a broken spring on mine...

I had what I thought was a broken spring on mine last winter. Bad wind storm. Turned out that the end cap was at fault ... the repeated yanking on the fabric resulted in the stop (inside of rear end...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By PeteandDeb
update: no available power in the fridge on my...

update: no available power in the fridge on my 1200. So I spent the time and frustration to feed the fan wires through the drain tube. In order to affect the drainage as little as possible, I removed...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-10-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By PeteandDeb
OK, trundled out there with the multimeter and...

OK, trundled out there with the multimeter and confirmed ... door switches break the power wire, not the ground.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-09-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By PeteandDeb
Norcold 1200 - 12v power from light

Trying to install a fan assy on a Norcold 1200 which has the AC compressor modification. Apparently some have powered 12v fans from the light, rather than trying to thread power wire out the drain...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-30-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By PeteandDeb
If I may ask, where did you get the bearings...

If I may ask, where did you get the bearings repacked? Haven't found anyone in my area that is interested in repacking or in changing to an oil bath.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-14-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By PeteandDeb
Norcold 1210 door gaskets

My DW just reminded me that my next maintenance needs to include the fridge. As I recall, she mentioned the there's a tear on the corner of the door gasket. I took a peek online to see if any of the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-14-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By PeteandDeb
We're using a '17 Grand Cherokee Overland as a...

We're using a '17 Grand Cherokee Overland as a toad and I've never had an issue getting it into neutral for towing.
Step 1: shift to neutral
Step 2: push the recessed button under the mode selector...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By PeteandDeb
Calgary, maybe. Banff, not likely. Calgary is...

Calgary, maybe. Banff, not likely. Calgary is close enough to the 4th that you might get a decent view of the Dish birds. We travel twice a year to the Edmonton area and never get a signal north of...
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-10-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By PeteandDeb
Are air bags repairable

Just finished eliminating one leak by replacing the air dryer. Now I can hear another leak. I can hear the air escaping from the rearmost driver side airbag. Hard spot to get into but it appears as...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-30-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By PeteandDeb
We're currently at our S&B in Arkansas, but...

We're currently at our S&B in Arkansas, but travel to the Edmonton area twice a year. However, for the purposes of these repairs, where in Alberta isn't as important to me as quality of the shop. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By PeteandDeb
Competent Alberta RV repairs?

Anyone had positive experiences in Alberta, Canada with repairs to their RV?
In particular, I have a full wall slide that needs work done - at best, adjustment; and at worst, removal and floor...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-23-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By PeteandDeb
Coolant Testing Questions

Working my way through my list of overdue maintenance items. Coolant is at the top of the list.
2008 Diplomat with a 400HP ISL9.


First - Fleetguard test strips ... how critical is the expiry...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By PeteandDeb
Unfortunately, the worn part is the entire 30 ft...

Unfortunately, the worn part is the entire 30 ft assembly ... the worn holes are at the right end of the main body of the awning.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By PeteandDeb
Slide Topper Hardware Issue

Our '08 Diplomat has a full wall slide, and we've had continuing problems with the Carefree hardware. Several times we had the spring "fail" due to extreme wind buffeting. The spring tension is...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-07-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By PeteandDeb
Where to get front wheel bearings packed

trying to keep up with my maintenance items and I see that repacking the front wheel bearings is now overdue.

I checked with the local diesel truck repair place and they aren't interested.

I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-04-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By PeteandDeb
Well, nothing else worked and couldn't locate the...

Well, nothing else worked and couldn't locate the connection on the inverter, so unscrewed the panel inside. Unplugged. Reset . Back in business.
Thanks all
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-26-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By PeteandDeb
Magnum remote display screen screwy

Magnum 2012 inverter with remote and AGS. Noticed yesterday that the display on the remote is in fault ... the bottom line is blank and the top line appears to have all the text from both lines with...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-14-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By PeteandDeb
Installing used Cruiserlift

DW convinced me to purchase a used Cruiserlift and, of course, it came without the bar that gets welded to the chassis for the 3 point connection.
Checked with the manufacturer and they want some ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-16-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By PeteandDeb
thanks Nirvana ... exactly the part I need. The...

thanks Nirvana ... exactly the part I need. The part number especially will help.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-15-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By PeteandDeb
Passenger window latch

I see some posts on the latch that hold the window when open, but I have an issue with the locking latch.
The window on our 08 Diplomat has a latching mechanism which uses a center toggle and ar,s...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-05-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By PeteandDeb
Jut spent 5 days on the beach a few miles east of...

Jut spent 5 days on the beach a few miles east of there at Port Aransas beach. Super hard packed so little possibility of getting stuck. We were in our 40 footer and had a 42 ft coach nearby as well...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-05-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By PeteandDeb
Intermittent air "leak"

On our last short trip, I noticed the air compressor was cycling a lot and could hear air leaking from the rear while stopped and fueling. I went out today to climb under the coach and try to find...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-05-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By PeteandDeb
Dash Air vacuum pump

Our dash air suddenly started acting up. It seems to be in default mode since it only outputs on the defrost lines.
Based on searches for this issue, I started checking outside the firewall and...
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