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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-27-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By CrazyKnight
Van and I have made modifications personally on...

Van and I have made modifications personally on over 20 coaches and had over 125 coaches do the TRW swap. MANY MORE have followed Van's lead with the cross bars and watts link. We have torn apart...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-27-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Problem solved. Cheers, Craig

Problem solved.

Cheers,


Craig
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-25-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Posting a private message I received yesterday to...

Posting a private message I received yesterday to see if the swap community can help.

"We have a 2007 Holiday Rambler and have been wandering all over the place we’ve switched out gearboxes and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By CrazyKnight
Not true in my case. I had a board failure in my...

Not true in my case. I had a board failure in my Progressive Industries unit during a trip and I called them. They were GREAT and sent a replacement board right out. The tech also walked me...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-27-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
It should be a TRW M110, BIG BOY! Simple to...

It should be a TRW M110, BIG BOY! Simple to adjust. See if it looks like this.
The picture is of a TRW M100, the baby brother of the M110. Like Bob said, look at the way the pitman arm attaches...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-22-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
Morning Java

Thank you all for the replies. You ALL are good friends and we plan on keeping it that way.

I will keep it short, so I do not highjack the thread.

Mike,

You have done amazing things...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-21-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
New Travels

Wandering Family,

I wanted to put the information on the two threads I am most active in, before someone sees the ad and call me out.:D

My wife and I have decided to sell our wonderful...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-21-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
New Travels

Wandering Family,

I wanted to put the information on the two threads I am most active in, before someone sees the ad and call me out:D.

My wife and I have decided to sell our wonderful...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-30-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
TRW Center

Good morning,

Regardless of the number of turns lock to lock each direction in the coach, yes there are a few that are different each direction due to the design. It SHOULD be with the coach...
Forum: Navistar MaxxForce Engine Forum 01-11-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,016
Posted By CrazyKnight
Sorry I took a trip with the coach and then spent...

Sorry I took a trip with the coach and then spent a month out of the country and forgot to update.

The coach ran perfect. No issues at all and I pushed the coach more than normal.
I checked the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-10-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,454
Posted By CrazyKnight
I carry an Atro M1000 and and old Monaco bushing...

I carry an Atro M1000 and and old Monaco bushing with me in the coach to show people at our, Van and myself, RR Chassis seminars.

Here are the measurements:

Bolt hole .882"

Bushing...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-10-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,454
Posted By CrazyKnight
Thank you for the kind words. Without...

Thank you for the kind words.

Without starting another Wandering thread.

Replacing your bushings is a MAJOR undertaking and you will need some special tools. Van machined a special set of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-09-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,195
Posted By CrazyKnight
I disassembled one of the first Watts Links ever...

I disassembled one of the first Watts Links ever made after 50,000 miles to check just that, bushing wear. Van and I, and others, understand the amount of movement we are trying to stop from...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-09-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,454
Posted By CrazyKnight
I agree the price is pretty good but I have to...

I agree the price is pretty good but I have to add:

What else have you done to improve the handling of your RR chassis ?

I have personally, along with Van's help, replaced all of my stock...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-09-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Alex, Van said most of what I intended to...

Alex,


Van said most of what I intended to tell you. He and I have discussed MANY times over the last few years about a "blank slate" mounting plate to "new" steering gear in a coach. It is not...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-03-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
Smile

You mean like this :) One of the first rear Watts Links that Van and I made, like Bob said. The pictures are my coach.
There are also a few front Watts that mount the same way.
Monaco Watts, Mike...
Forum: Navistar MaxxForce Engine Forum 09-03-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,016
Posted By CrazyKnight
Traps, Good news. I talked to a tech at...

Traps,

Good news. I talked to a tech at Rush Truck center when I was purchasing a Navistar secondary fuel filter, higher micron rating than the Fleetguard from what I read. Rush was not able to...
Forum: Navistar MaxxForce Engine Forum 08-17-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,016
Posted By CrazyKnight
Downloaded the manuals and started reading. ...

Downloaded the manuals and started reading.
Found the codes.
Will go out and check for loose connections on the EBP sensor and EGR valve. Looking into voltage readings to test the EBP and EGR...
Forum: Navistar MaxxForce Engine Forum 08-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,016
Posted By CrazyKnight
Is there an "easy" way to get the code list. The...

Is there an "easy" way to get the code list. The ECM threw 3 codes when full power requested, multiple times. Surged like fuel filter was restricted. I replaced the fuel filter just in case. Only...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-01-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Thank you for the great write up. I totally...

Thank you for the great write up. I totally agree. Our coach is much safer to drive and much easier to drive for a long period. Having the wheels go where YOU point them and having the coach do...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-21-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Nice work ! Love the can do spirit ! The job is...

Nice work ! Love the can do spirit ! The job is always harder away from the home toolbox. Enjoy OSH, wish I was going. My friends departed in their coaches, campers 2 days ago and the DC3 leaves...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-07-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Your parts are the same as mine. I am aware of 7...

Your parts are the same as mine. I am aware of 7 2011 and later HD94 PQ31 SWAPS. Would take me 4 hours MAX ! I have "assisted" with 3 HD94"s.

SWAP ON !! (if you want too):D:D

Craig
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-07-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
Thank you for the kind words and you are most...

Thank you for the kind words and you are most welcome.

I have a REALLY GOOD guess what your Sheppard M100 is, but we do not guess when it comes to safety.

Look at my post picture above...flat...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
X2......Weller will double check to insure you...

X2......Weller will double check to insure you get the correct parts.

Weller Contact Info...just in case :D

John VanLaan
Team Leader Assistant
Steering Dept.
Weller Truck Parts...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
Sheppard Info

Look at your build sheet for your Sheppard information. You can double check on the gear itself then contact:


John VanLaan
Team Leader Assistant
Steering Dept.
Weller Truck Parts...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-15-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Bob, Yes that is the bad news on the M80. ...

Bob,

Yes that is the bad news on the M80. Weller Truck Parts worked on a swap for a long time, they found no easy solution. You are in the same boat as the larger M110 owners, no easy bolt on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-25-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
What Bob said. On some coaches the adjustment...

What Bob said. On some coaches the adjustment screw is between the back of the electrical bay and the steering gear due to the pitman arm being mounted on the inboard side of the steering gear. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-24-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
Back at you ! Hope all is well ! Sorry we...

Back at you ! Hope all is well ! Sorry we missed Quartzsite this year :sad:
Hope to be back in the circle adjusting TRW steering gears and helping Mike install Watts Links and Cross Bars next...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-24-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
I know it is 3 hours away but a shop with...

I know it is 3 hours away but a shop with experience could be worth the trip.
Henderson's in Grants Pass OR has performed a few swaps and from the write ups, good work at a fair price. Might be...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-24-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
For those of you lucky enough to have a TRW from...

For those of you lucky enough to have a TRW from the factory, as mentioned above, adjust it....and get it "snug" when you do it. It will make a WORLD of difference in the way your coach steers. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
Florida !

Good morning,

For anyone not following the Bill D Gathering thread. If you are in the Tampa area or happen to be staying at Lazy Days Seffner FL. Stop by and say hello if you wish. Site 62.
We...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Florida !

Good morning,

For anyone not following the Bill D Gathering thread. If you are in the Tampa area or happen to be staying at Lazy Days Seffner FL. Stop by and say hello if you wish. Site 62.
We...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,310
Posted By CrazyKnight
Bob, Yes Alaska was fun. YES we will do it...

Bob,

Yes Alaska was fun. YES we will do it again some day, and I will take the 5 gallon bucket with me :eek:. The rain in Georgia has been CRAZY ! Our coach also came out of the garage nice and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-22-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,310
Posted By CrazyKnight
Chad, We will tell everyone hello from the...

Chad,

We will tell everyone hello from the RR4 GURU ! Sorry you could not make it this year. If we are ever up your way I will drop you a line. I will miss talking shop with you, always fun. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-22-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By CrazyKnight
I have to agree with Dennis also. Non Maxxforce...

I have to agree with Dennis also. Non Maxxforce owners always give me that funny look. Would I take a Cummins, sure, would I not buy a well built coach because it had a Maxxforce 10 in it, no. I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-22-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,310
Posted By CrazyKnight
For anyone arriving a bit early we are settled in...

For anyone arriving a bit early we are settled in site 62 and if you are on a walk about feel free to say hello. We can talk steering gears, Watts Links and Cross bars if you wish, or just enjoy...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,310
Posted By CrazyKnight
See you all in February ! Craig

See you all in February !

Craig
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
From the wandering thread. islandboy54 reported ...

From the wandering thread. islandboy54 reported

"I had Henderson Line Up replace my Shepard steering gear with a TRW about 3 weeks and 3,000 miles ago. 2 of steering play gone! I am very happy!!...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
A GREAT write up from the Wandering thread. ...

A GREAT write up from the Wandering thread. ALWAYS check the condition of ALL your steering components. Be safe and fix ANYTHING you find wrong. I have had more than one owner replace the draglink...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance: SWAP ON...

:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

SWAP ON !! (if you want too):D:D

Craig

I will copy and paste your post to the TRW thread also if you have no objections.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-19-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By CrazyKnight
While doing chassis inspections at a Yahoo Monaco...

While doing chassis inspections at a Yahoo Monaco Rally in Tampa two years ago I ran across a lower rear trailing arm that was bowed up about midpoint on the trailing arm. I talked with the coach...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-01-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By CrazyKnight
As many have said please read a little of this...

As many have said please read a little of this when you have the chance.
You can PM me after you read a little, please, if you have any questions.
Over 125 coach owners have performed the TRW SWAP...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-23-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
Thought I would pass along a nice email I just...

Thought I would pass along a nice email I just received from a 2012 HR 36 PFT owner. Always makes me smile when Van and my seminar travels pay off.

"Craig we purchased and installed both the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-23-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Important

WELLR CONTACT INFO.

Our Weller truck parts contact info has changed. Brent is staying home more due to his health.

John has been part of the RV TRW SWAP program for quite some time. Van...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-23-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
I have been away having back surgery and not...

I have been away having back surgery and not keeping up.

Yes you can see the timing marks on the Sheppard before removal for the "center"position. I advise doing this prior to Sheppard removal if...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-24-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Don. You are correct. If you start with the...

Don. You are correct. If you start with the Sheppard centered and the wheels straight ahead everything is where it needs to be during the swap. The TRW centered and the pitman arm will line up...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-12-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By CrazyKnight
About $ 700 for a rebuilt TRW steering gear and...

About $ 700 for a rebuilt TRW steering gear and NEW pitman arm and NEW pinch bolt. You get a core refund for your Sheppatd once the swap is complete. A GOOD shop should take about 4-5 hours. As...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-05-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
I try to let owners know if Van and/or I are...

I try to let owners know if Van and/or I are attending a rally or maintenance session on the iRV2 forum on both this thread and the TRW steering gear swap thread. We enjoying sharing what we know in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-02-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,237
Posted By CrazyKnight
Meet and Greet

If any of you are at the HR419 Maintenance Session in Goshen IN.
Van Williams (VanWill) , myself (CrazyKnight) and Mike Hughes (MHughes) of Monaco Watts are all in attendance. Feel free to come on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-02-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,443
Posted By CrazyKnight
Another happy owner ! :dance::dance: ...

Another happy owner ! :dance::dance:

Received this email last week.

"Hi Craig,

I said I would write after my trip to Tucson. The trip went well and I am pleased with the new steering box. ...
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