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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,647
Posted By -Gramps-
I use a Grant's spray on foaming spray gun that I...

I use a Grant's spray on foaming spray gun that I purchased from Harbour Freight, it works geat. I just add a bit of Turtle Wax Zip Wax carwash to it, and it foams like crazy. I use a long soft...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By -Gramps-
We just recently replaced all our capeting,...

We just recently replaced all our capeting, except for the main slideout, and vinyl sheet flooring in our whole coach with Earthwerks Premium Vinyl Plank flooring. It looks and feels like oak. We...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By -Gramps-
Check the sealant around your running lights on...

Check the sealant around your running lights on the front cap. I had a dash leak and thought it was the windsheild but it was the top of one of the lights. The silicon had dried out and cracked away.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-05-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By -Gramps-
Thought I would add a couple more pics

Thought I would add a couple more pics
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-29-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By -Gramps-
Glue traps, one on your generator and another in...

Glue traps, one on your generator and another in the overhead, just remove a celing speaker and slide one up there. When it traps a mouse you will know it when you hear the trap bouncing.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-28-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By -Gramps-
This is ours:...

This is ours: https://www.earthwerks.com/Vinyl/Development/Rapture
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-28-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By -Gramps-
I suspect that like my install, you can't remove...

I suspect that like my install, you can't remove what is under a wall, just cut it as close to the wall as you can get whether its carpet or anything else.. Same for installing you can only get up to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By -Gramps-
We just replaced our carpet and vinyl sheet...

We just replaced our carpet and vinyl sheet flooring with a high end vinyl wood plank flooring made by Earthwerks. It looks and feels like wood, has a grain to it. It is totaly glued down. Demolition...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-11-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By -Gramps-
Do yourself a big favor and get rid of the...

Do yourself a big favor and get rid of the Norcold. We replaced our Norcold 8cf unit wth a 10cf Magic Chef fridge a year ago and it is one of the best things we have done to our coach. Cools better...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-10-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By -Gramps-
Ditto on the Trik-L-Start. I installed one in my...

Ditto on the Trik-L-Start. I installed one in my coach, works like a charm.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-10-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By -Gramps-
The only 120 volt light in an 08 HR is any light...

The only 120 volt light in an 08 HR is any light including the microwave, that is plugged into an outlet. Baselment lights run off 12volts also, and should be turned off when not in use.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-10-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By -Gramps-
Fuel pump going bad. Had that happen to me, with...

Fuel pump going bad. Had that happen to me, with the the same symptoms, the next time it happened, we were stuck on the road, had to be towed.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-29-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,149
Posted By -Gramps-
I took my 2 door 8cf fridge out last year, and...

I took my 2 door 8cf fridge out last year, and what has been posted is true for us. All mounting screws are behind the trim all around the front and the bottom of the fridge in the back. We removed...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-28-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By -Gramps-
Thanks, I spent quite a bit of time designing it...

Thanks, I spent quite a bit of time designing it and writing stories for it. Many of my "views" were posted for years over on the FMCA site. I guess my skylight adventure will become a story at some...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-28-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By -Gramps-
FYI: Lexel sealant is a co-polymer rubber-based...

FYI: Lexel sealant is a co-polymer rubber-based sealant also known as butyl chaulk. Ten times clearer than silicone.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-27-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By -Gramps-
Forgot to mention, the skylight has a day/night...

Forgot to mention, the skylight has a day/night shade as well. I did have to make a minor repair to it after my little incident.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-27-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By -Gramps-
We have an unusual floor plan. Under the skylight...

We have an unusual floor plan. Under the skylight are two barrel rocker chairs and a fold out card table attached to the back wall of our coach.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-27-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By -Gramps-
Replace large bedroom skylight

I had to change out the 33x33 inch square skylight over my bedroom with the help of a good friend. I slipped on the roof and fell through the light sometime a week or so ago. I ordered a new one from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By -Gramps-
The black tank flush access is usually inside...

The black tank flush access is usually inside that panel.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-02-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By -Gramps-
I had mine fixed under the recall. The tank had...

I had mine fixed under the recall. The tank had to be dropped.
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-30-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By -Gramps-
Sure its here: https://www.myrandomviews.com/

Sure its here: https://www.myrandomviews.com/
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-27-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,892
Posted By -Gramps-
I write stories for the joy of it. Random...

I write stories for the joy of it. Random subjects. I post them on my own website, that is about as published as they get. The site is in my signature.
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-27-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By -Gramps-
Pictures and Stories

Pictures and stories.

Photography and wrtitng. Those are two of my passions. I am also a gardner, kite flyer and kayaker.

You can see my pics and stories on my personal website.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-11-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By -Gramps-
Sounds like the valve didn't open all the way or...

Sounds like the valve didn't open all the way or something is blocking it. You may need to run a plumbers snake up the pipe.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By -Gramps-
There are still Workhorse service centers that...

There are still Workhorse service centers that can work on the UFO, not many but some. I take mine to Myrtle Beach to someone who can work on all gas chassis, including Ford's, and do it well.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By -Gramps-
The 2009 LaPalma and its Holiday Rambler look a...

The 2009 LaPalma and its Holiday Rambler look a like, the diesel pusher Vacationer were both smaller, length wise, and height wise than the UFO which was being built by Monaco at the same time. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-06-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By -Gramps-
We removed our Norcold 8cf and replaced it with a...

We removed our Norcold 8cf and replaced it with a 10cf Magic Chef from Home Depot. Perfect fit in the same cabinet. Had to add trim at the top and the bottom of the cabinet which hides the flat metal...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
Another Ditto from me.

Another Ditto from me.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
Brouchure was wrong it is an Allison 2000 6 speed...

Brouchure was wrong it is an Allison 2000 6 speed with grade brake.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
Yes, in the back of the coach.

Yes, in the back of the coach.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
All Vacationers are not created equal. Mine does...

All Vacationers are not created equal. Mine does not drive like a truck, more like a tour bus and with some new Sumo springs, it should drive enven better soon.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
Ed, for a second or two I thought the Bounder...

Ed, for a second or two I thought the Bounder owner didn't know what he was talking about, assumed it was a Ford but it was a gas, with a FL label on the coach. The owner said he bought it from a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
Who uses a standard truck chassis? Ford?...

Who uses a standard truck chassis? Ford? Workhorse did not for sure. Did Frieghtliner when they made a gas chassis for class As back in 2016? And yes they did build them. Don't know how many. I met...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
I would like to add, tongue in cheek, that my UFO...

I would like to add, tongue in cheek, that my UFO has never, unlike some Ford gassers in the past, thrown sparkplugs out of the engine block while going down the road.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By -Gramps-
I think there is some wrong info being posted...

I think there is some wrong info being posted here, again. My MH, which I bought new, runs cool, has never run warm even when climbing at 7 percent up route 89 or I 77 in low gear to where I live...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-24-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,219
Posted By -Gramps-
Some folks who park, connect to sewer, and leave...

Some folks who park, connect to sewer, and leave their black tank open the whole time end up with a very smelly problem when stuff in the black tank does not get flushed out because there is no big...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By -Gramps-
Sometimes you can't rely on the sweep to stick on...

Sometimes you can't rely on the sweep to stick on its own. The double sticky tape that comes attached to it is just not strong enough. You may need to consider screwing it down to the frame, on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-17-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By -Gramps-
I have the Progressive 50amp EMS unit hardwired...

I have the Progressive 50amp EMS unit hardwired in my power bay, next to my transfer switch. I also have a 50amp Progressive basic surge protector which I plug into the pedestal. It has lights on it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-12-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By -Gramps-
I can. The RV repair outfit that did it is Quick...

I can. The RV repair outfit that did it is Quick RV repair out of Conway SC. I will post pics as soon as I can, its raining (mixed with snow) here in Galax Va. So maybe tomorrow I can upload some...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-12-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By -Gramps-
Roof Treatment.

I got tired of dealing wih flaking clear coat, so instead of having my roof radius, front and end caps painted again, I had the whole roof coated with elastomer bright white paint from front cap to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-08-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By -Gramps-
My friend's control box has the same rusty...

My friend's control box has the same rusty screws. The wall it is mounted to is just under the tanks, on a back wall. The srews are long, go thru and are exposed to the air on the other side. We...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-07-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By -Gramps-
Have a friend here where we are staying, owns...

Have a friend here where we are staying, owns brane new to him 2019 Bay Star, dometic awining has quit working, no voltage to motor when trying to extend. Controller box has the power light flashing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By -Gramps-
Try this Shurflo silencer kit: ...

Try this Shurflo silencer kit:
https://www.amazon.com/SHURFLO-94-591-01-Pump-Silencing-Kit/dp/B000WN5F96

And there is this waterpump mounting kit:...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By -Gramps-
The switch is inset on the very bottom on the...

The switch is inset on the very bottom on the arm not on the coach itself. It looks pretty standard like one of these. Its sealed up really tight but not tight enough I guess.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By -Gramps-
Add a stack of rubber washers or spacers between...

Add a stack of rubber washers or spacers between the pump and the wall it is mounted to. Anything you can put the screws thru to pad the pump.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 52,667
Posted By -Gramps-
When driving my rear gas coach to Florida from Va...

When driving my rear gas coach to Florida from Va my Chevy Vortex 8.1 engine in the coach mpg is 6.9 to 7.1 while my Caddie SRX on the same tirp gets better than 500 mpg. That is the way I look at it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By -Gramps-
Patio Awning exterior switch

I have an Eclipse Patio Awning and the exterior rocker switch bit the dust. The switch inside the coach works fine, the one outside just flops around, obviously broke inside. Carefree has...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-01-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,094
Posted By -Gramps-
We replace our Norcold 8CF with a residential...

We replace our Norcold 8CF with a residential this last summer. We had to do it, the Norcold sprang a leak amonia smell was quite strong. We installed an 8 CF Magic Chef residential. One of the best...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-09-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,950
Posted By -Gramps-
The Bounder is a REV group product as is Holiday...

The Bounder is a REV group product as is Holiday Rambler, so maybe you should take a look at those, The Vacationer is just a bit above a Bounder but a very nice coach like this one. White cabinets,...
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