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Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-20-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By gemert
Excuse my ignorance of your experience when I ask...

Excuse my ignorance of your experience when I ask how you determined that your tires are good? If because the tread is good please make sure you check the date code. Most motorhome owners that I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,184
Posted By gemert
I think the main problem is quality. As far as...

I think the main problem is quality. As far as electronics go, if they were quality you wouldn't have to worry as much. On a Navy ship electronics are even more shaken baked and abused by the ships...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-22-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,546
Posted By gemert
I grew up on Chipped beef on toast! When I...

I grew up on Chipped beef on toast! When I joined the Navy it was a frequent breakfast item with that new funny name. I need to figure out how to make that gravy. There are several types, some...
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-26-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By gemert
Algae in fuel? Only easy thing I can think of.

Algae in fuel? Only easy thing I can think of.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-10-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By gemert
USS DeWert, 11 miles off the coast up close and...

USS DeWert, 11 miles off the coast up close and personnel with Soviet made Nanuchka Patrol boats and subs. Watched the planes fly over our heads (on radar.)
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-31-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,198
Posted By gemert
Same thing happened on my Beaver. I traced it to...

Same thing happened on my Beaver. I traced it to a bad alternator. It was feeding 8.5 volts back into the run side of the start relay in the run bay. Not sure of terminology...it's the big ford...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-05-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,597
Posted By gemert
You're right! Sorry, CC is also one of the...

You're right! Sorry, CC is also one of the greats in that time frame.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-28-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,597
Posted By gemert
I'm sorry I didn't read the whole thread so this...

I'm sorry I didn't read the whole thread so this is probably a repeat. Side radiator will save you labor when having work done. At 140 to 200 an hour labor costs it is worth it. I agree with...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By gemert
You can daisy chain data lines. I believe there...

You can daisy chain data lines. I believe there is also an extra data input or 2 on the inverter. It's been awhile since I hooked it up so I don't remember the specifics but all the data lines are...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-08-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By gemert
It is a one piece fiberglass roof cap. You may...

It is a one piece fiberglass roof cap. You may be seeing a roof coating that was applied by a previous owner. The give in the roof would worry me a little. Mine is solid as a rock. I weigh 205.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-14-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By gemert
If the above fixes fail and you have a...

If the above fixes fail and you have a washer/dryer installed, the washer also has a mixing valve that sometimes fails and mixes the hot and cold making it only warm throughout the coach.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-09-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By gemert
That sounds like a BS excuse to me! I would try...

That sounds like a BS excuse to me! I would try to get them back out to fix it. I would also put their name on every forum I could so other people see their bad customer service. Please post their...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-19-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,701
Posted By gemert
When I installed my new Magnum in place of the...

When I installed my new Magnum in place of the Xantrex all the electrical connections were similar but the holes to mount to the frame were different. If you plan to do it on the road make sure you...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-19-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,701
Posted By gemert
Did you fix it yet or just jumper around it?

Did you fix it yet or just jumper around it?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-16-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By gemert
They sell kits to do what you want to do on...

They sell kits to do what you want to do on Amazon and at Camping World. I believe they hook up right at the main propane tank though.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-13-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,701
Posted By gemert
To do a proper hard reset of the inverter you...

To do a proper hard reset of the inverter you have to remove all power from the inverter including the 12VDC that goes to the battery. Don't ask me how that would affect 120VAC but it apparently...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-12-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,701
Posted By gemert
If the batteries are charging the transfer switch...

If the batteries are charging the transfer switch is good. I ould crawl up in there and check 120VAC at the output of the inverter. The red light that you think should be green is probably a clue. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-23-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By gemert
If the brake won’t let the motor spin the voltage...

If the brake won’t let the motor spin the voltage will go down significantly when the motor is under load.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-23-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,487
Posted By gemert
I have owned a 2003 Beaver Patriot Thunder for 4...

I have owned a 2003 Beaver Patriot Thunder for 4 years. Yes cabinets are superb. The 505 HP CAT is rarely passed going up the mountains. I am on a road master magnum chassis so really no...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-23-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By gemert
On my 2003 Beaver the rear slide is electric. It...

On my 2003 Beaver the rear slide is electric. It freezes with the same symptoms as yours when the brake fails to release the motor shaft when the switch is activated. I take the brake off the motor...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-02-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By gemert
My question may sound insulting but is not...

My question may sound insulting but is not intended that way. Is the ignition on? On mine it's like a car and has to be on. Other than that it is just a matter of tracing the wire or running a new...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By gemert
Again you are describing exactly what happened to...

Again you are describing exactly what happened to my coach. I just caulked the outside of the windows. Maybe not as easy for you but easy to try and cheaper than buying covers and replacing the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-28-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By gemert
Congrats on the Beaver. They are great coaches. ...

Congrats on the Beaver. They are great coaches. Check PM.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-26-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By gemert
Had the same issue. Recaulked outside around all...

Had the same issue. Recaulked outside around all windows and no more leaks.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-25-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By gemert
Somewhere, probably very well hidden, on the web...

Somewhere, probably very well hidden, on the web sight for your tire manufacturer you will find the inflation chart for your tires. There will be two values. One for a single tire and one for the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-21-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By gemert
Had the same thing early this year. It was a...

Had the same thing early this year. It was a hydraulic hose leaking. Pirtek came out and replaced the hose. Good to go.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-17-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By gemert
No that crack is not normal! I belong to a Beaver...

No that crack is not normal! I belong to a Beaver forum and have never seen a comment about a crack like that. Beavers are high end coaches and that year and type of coach may be worth that price...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-15-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By gemert
Sounds to me like you have a really nice coach...

Sounds to me like you have a really nice coach that you have loved and taken care of for a long time. I would probably keep what I have. My Beaver is not pampered like your coach and I haven't seen...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-15-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By gemert
Nothing bad to say about a Beaver. They were...

Nothing bad to say about a Beaver. They were popular well built coaches for a long time. So were Country Coaches. The only thing I noticed is that if the NADA is 12K and they are charging 19K, it...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 59,367
Posted By gemert
Allisonman, thanks again and I know you're...

Allisonman, thanks again and I know you're probably ready to slap me by now. How do I check lockup? Is that the "L" that shows up after the gear obtained indication on the computer readout? If so...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-10-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 59,367
Posted By gemert
I checked at the sump/oil pan by aiming the red...

I checked at the sump/oil pan by aiming the red light on it. No check lights on dash, no codes when I checked fluid level. It has a Jake Brake. I usually downshift at 250 degrees to cool it down. ...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-09-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 59,367
Posted By gemert
Allisonman, Thank you. The temp routinely goes...

Allisonman, Thank you. The temp routinely goes above 230 without any indicator lights showing on the dash. I have checked the temp of the sump area before when it was running hot. The actual temp...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-05-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,537
Posted By gemert
I have to ask seriously with no sarcasm intended!...

I have to ask seriously with no sarcasm intended! Did you watch the video I posted and listen to the reasoning? Not being a scientist or even very smart I may screw up the following explanation but...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-04-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,537
Posted By gemert
How many people know what to do in case of a...

How many people know what to do in case of a front tire blow out? I'm guessing that most that drive large RVs or even cars don't really know what to do. I know most of us, here, know because,...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 08-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 59,367
Posted By gemert
Thank you for offering your expertise. I have a...

Thank you for offering your expertise. I have a CAT C-12 505 Allison 4000 in 2003 Beaver. Engine temps always 188-194 even up steep long climbs. The Allison will steadily get hotter over the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-02-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By gemert
Are you putting slides out at ride height? ...

Are you putting slides out at ride height? Common problem if you are leveling first. Happens on mine also if I forget and level first. I know it seems wrong but Beaver/Monaco builds their coaches...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-31-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By gemert
Another way! Take your perfectly square box and...

Another way! Take your perfectly square box and put it on a frame that is rigid "Chassis." Put the frame on an uneven surface, the box on the rigid frame stays square. Put your quarter (the jacks)...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-27-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By gemert
20% below NADA low.

20% below NADA low.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-27-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By gemert
My coach weighs about 36K fully loaded. That...

My coach weighs about 36K fully loaded. That gives me about 6k+ and my bays are packed already.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-27-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By gemert
My 03 Patriot Thunder is 12,500 front. 20K drive...

My 03 Patriot Thunder is 12,500 front. 20K drive axle and 10K tag.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-24-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By gemert
Relay for mine is under the TV in the bedroom....

Relay for mine is under the TV in the bedroom. Don’t ask me why. Found by accident when WD lost power.
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-21-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,318
Posted By gemert
Galen Yoder in Paris TX. Started out mobil. ...

Galen Yoder in Paris TX. Started out mobil. Built a garage in drive way to work on RVs, now has a service facility he built. I recommend him highly!
Phone number (may be cell) is 903-436-3090.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-20-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,068
Posted By gemert
Procedures are different for a CAT! You do not...

Procedures are different for a CAT! You do not pre-fill filters with a CAT. Not being an expert I'll leave that here but suggest some more research if CAT.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-18-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By gemert
I have a fresh water tank dump switch. It was...

I have a fresh water tank dump switch. It was stuck open when I bought the coach and drove me nuts until a friend figured it out, lubed the valve and it has worked ever since. Another issue is if I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By gemert
Where is that on the coach? It looks a lot like...

Where is that on the coach? It looks a lot like the hydraulic tank in my coach. Mine has fluid for the power steering and radiator fan. On my coach it is on passenger side all the way aft. My...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By gemert
My 2003 slide hydraulics is very different than...

My 2003 slide hydraulics is very different than the pic above. My levelers go to the top of the axle instead of to the ground. The pump and valve body is located behind the battery bay. The only...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-05-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By gemert
There is a way that I have read about on BAC that...

There is a way that I have read about on BAC that says you can just crack open the valves and then push the slides in with a couple of strong people. Thats all I really know. Might give you some...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-22-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 656
Posted By gemert
I'm no expert but it appears to me that your LF...

I'm no expert but it appears to me that your LF and RR tires are overloaded. The tires according to your chart are not rated for your LF weight. 5205 is the max weight your tires will hold as a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-20-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By gemert
What does it do?

What does it do?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-19-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,545
Posted By gemert
OK I'll buy the Sumatomos! Thank you for your...

OK I'll buy the Sumatomos! Thank you for your experiences.
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