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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-16-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By JJTL
You would have the RR10S. That is the Roadmaster...

You would have the RR10S. That is the Roadmaster Raised Rail Chassis, it also has 10 airbags, hence the number. The S here stood for side radiator. This used raised steel rails for the main chassis...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-16-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By JJTL
Welcome Bob! A 2000 Beaver Marquis is a...

Welcome Bob!

A 2000 Beaver Marquis is a beautiful coach! As others have said above, this is a real sweet spot I believe in the Beaver era. You are getting some of the absolutely highest quality...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By JJTL
Wow, X3 kiethco, great information! Thanks...

Wow, X3 kiethco, great information!

Thanks for sharing.
Josh
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,024
Posted By JJTL
At least in 2001, the Heliotrope controller with...

At least in 2001, the Heliotrope controller with a single solar panel was standard equipment. We had 8 solar panels installed at the factory, and they are split between 2 Heliotrope Solar...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-11-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,122
Posted By JJTL
Well firstly the 525hp Cummins in the 1998...

Well firstly the 525hp Cummins in the 1998 Signature would be the big N14. Big motor and I’ve heard one of the best Cummins made. A lot of power for the 98 Sig, was a pretty rare option, pretty...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-11-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By JJTL
Welcome! Great to have you join us here, and...

Welcome! Great to have you join us here, and awesome to have another 2001 Signature owner among us.

Is the diesel burner firing? Can you hear it run and feel hot exhaust from the exhaust pipe? Are...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-10-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,024
Posted By JJTL
Trailing arm issue was only on the entry level...

Trailing arm issue was only on the entry level RR4R Roadmaster chassis, as far as I understand. Not an issue on the S-Series chassis, which the Signature is built on.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-08-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By JJTL
The engine loop heats up the Aquahot...

The engine loop heats up the Aquahot automatically while driving down the road. This is basically free heat, and allows for hot water when on the go.

I believe what Spk64 was saying, is that if...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-05-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By JJTL
I think the others have covered just about...

I think the others have covered just about everything I would say. The HR Navigator, Monaco Executive and Monaco Signature were in my opinion amongst some of the best, quality built production...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By JJTL
Thanks Fffrank! Yup pretty much, only that...

Thanks Fffrank!

Yup pretty much, only that we didn't have existing doors. The huge tube TVs were in the holes. So we had to build our own doors and stain them (easy project).

Appreciate the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By JJTL
We documented the upgrade of our main TV and...

We documented the upgrade of our main TV and bedroom TV in our upgrades thread. Might be useful for some inspiration:
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-02-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,024
Posted By JJTL
Congrats on a great coach! Great to have another...

Congrats on a great coach! Great to have another Signature owner among us.

33,000 miles is on the low side for a 15 year old coach, means it only averaged 2,200 miles a year. The more these...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By JJTL
Welcome to the forums and congrats on a great...

Welcome to the forums and congrats on a great coach!!

You’ve come to the right place. No shortage of knowledge and information here.

Safe travels and all the best with the new rig. Now the fun...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-25-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,402
Posted By JJTL
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a...

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!!!

Safe travels to everyone and a safe, healthy and happy New Year ahead.

Josh & Amanda
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By JJTL
You’re on the right track, David. All the...

You’re on the right track, David.

All the best with your search!
Josh
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-14-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By JJTL
Good point for sure. Our fuel gauge does...

Good point for sure. Our fuel gauge does fluctuate slightly, but overall we have found it to be reasonably accurate. I suppose I was speaking in ideal terms, how it was designed. Certainly reading...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-13-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By JJTL
Sounds like you did get it running. Usually first...

Sounds like you did get it running. Usually first thing to check when generator cuts out is the fuel level in the main tank. The pickup for the generator is at the 1/4 tank level, so if you get below...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-12-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By JJTL
Imperial was a great highend coach in the Holiday...

Imperial was a great highend coach in the Holiday Rambler lineup. Would have been second from the top in 2002, right below the Navigator. Essentially the sister coach to the Monaco Dynasty.

If...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-12-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By JJTL
Lot of info to digest there, I might have to...

Lot of info to digest there, I might have to reread it.

My first thought was an alternator issue or something with the Aladdin. We don’t have the Aladdin system, so I’m not much help there.

I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-12-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By JJTL
I think if you read the manual it notes something...

I think if you read the manual it notes something like it takes 3 hours or so before the Aquahot is up to temperature if using only the electric element. So maybe didn’t give it enough time. Even...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-10-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By JJTL
Monocoque and semi-monocoque are engineering...

Monocoque and semi-monocoque are engineering terms based on the structural design of the chassis and how the skin and cage side walls are used as load bearing structures. The steel cage like chassis...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-09-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By JJTL
The 1999 Monaco Executive is on a Roadmaster...

The 1999 Monaco Executive is on a Roadmaster S-Series chassis. Roadmaster itself was owned by Monaco and used in all their diesel coaches. Bias aside, one of the best motorhome chassis of the era....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-08-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By JJTL
Upgrades and modifications are all part of the...

Upgrades and modifications are all part of the fun of ownership!

You sound like a hands on guy, we have been working on a steady stream of upgrades and repairs to our coach and documenting them on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-05-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By JJTL
Congrats on the beautiful coach!! Welcome to the...

Congrats on the beautiful coach!! Welcome to the forums, you've come to the right place.

Projects and upgrades are part of the fun of coach ownership, enjoy!

All the best and safe travels,
Josh
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-02-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By JJTL
Congrats on the beautiful rig! The ABS light...

Congrats on the beautiful rig!

The ABS light on is not an uncommon issue. The next step would be to retrieve the ABS code to see what is triggering the warning light. In your Owner's Manual there...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-30-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By JJTL
[moderator edit] On the topic of heaters,...

[moderator edit]

On the topic of heaters, what type are you using? Are you considering leaving temporary electric heaters in your coach for an extended period of time unattended? Personally, I’ve...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-21-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By JJTL
For our 2001 Signature, I can only speak for the...

For our 2001 Signature, I can only speak for the front air tank as that is what we have worked on so far. There is a drain valve near the generator, however on our coach this only drains the dry side...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-19-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By JJTL
Hi Ron, Looks like you’ve already got some...

Hi Ron,

Looks like you’ve already got some awesome and detailed responses to your powertrain question. I think you’re absolutely on point with your year and model range selection for...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By JJTL
Batteries are in the compartment just ahead of...

Batteries are in the compartment just ahead of the Aqua-hot water bay. So technically the second compartment in front of the drive axle.

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Josh
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By JJTL
+1 for Coach Glass. We just had our windshield...

+1 for Coach Glass. We just had our windshield replaced on our 2001 Signature due to a nasty stone impact and it was ordered from Coach Glass. Perfect fit.

All the best,
Josh
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By JJTL
Our Sig came from the factory as an all electric...

Our Sig came from the factory as an all electric coach, so the compartment behind the tag axle where both the coach and chassis batteries are normally located is used for just the chassis batteries....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By JJTL
I concur with the above, the 500hp ISM is paired...

I concur with the above, the 500hp ISM is paired with the Allison 4000 transmission. Only reason it wouldn’t have it, would be because some one swapped it. Highly unlikely, but good to double check. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By JJTL
Not yet, this is on the project list for next...

Not yet, this is on the project list for next year. Up north here in Canada itís about winter time, so the coach is hibernating away in heated storage. Come on Spring!

Josh
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-13-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By JJTL
I'll just reaffirm what everyone has stated so...

I'll just reaffirm what everyone has stated so far, the ISM500 with the MH4000 is a fantastic combination. We have been impressed by the combo since we have owned it.

All the best!
Josh
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-12-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By JJTL
Great updates, Tom! We also did a new large...

Great updates, Tom!

We also did a new large screen radio upgrade and was well worth the effort! Updating headlights to LED is on our list for next season.

Safe travels and happy trails for the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-12-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,787
Posted By JJTL
I believe Travel Supreme (or the assets left from...

I believe Travel Supreme (or the assets left from it) were purchased by Jayco and became Entegra Coach.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-08-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By JJTL
For the cost of a new TV these days, I wouldn’t...

For the cost of a new TV these days, I wouldn’t hesitate to replace the plasma. You get all the smart features of a new TV, and the new LEDs are considerably lighter than the very heavy plasmas. Your...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-08-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By JJTL
Awesome that you have the plasma TV option in the...

Awesome that you have the plasma TV option in the living room. Perhaps the one option we don’t have, that we wished we did. Should make for an easy upgrade.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-07-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By JJTL
As far as items to look out for, that will depend...

As far as items to look out for, that will depend on the ownership history and service records. 12,500 miles seems super low, maybe a typo and it’s 125,000 miles? 20 year old coach with 12,500 miles...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-07-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By JJTL
Congrats on the coach and welcome to the forums!...

Congrats on the coach and welcome to the forums! You’ve come to the right place, tons of knowledge base here.

Great to have another 2001 Signature owner among us here! We have been working...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-02-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By JJTL
Curious myself. We have an all electric coach...

Curious myself. We have an all electric coach from factory, and I always believed them to be Xantrex RV3012 inverters. Trying to recall where I determined this, whether it was manuals or the serial...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By JJTL
We have two RV3012s on board (all electric coach...

We have two RV3012s on board (all electric coach option), and so far we haven't had any issues. The battery charging profile specification setup options are limited, specially for newer batteries. So...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By JJTL
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:rofl::thumb:
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By JJTL
A real shot in the dark now, but wondering if...

A real shot in the dark now, but wondering if someone wired in an accessory power lead to the trailer connector that is powered by the switch?

Instead of pulling the panel, you could start pulling...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By JJTL
Thanks for sharing Jason! Just so happens...

Thanks for sharing Jason!

Just so happens this is on my to do list to upgrade next year. Our Signature also uses the standard 7" round headlights.

There must be 100s of aftermarket options...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By JJTL
Well isn't that fun Tim, an unlabeled rocker...

Well isn't that fun Tim, an unlabeled rocker switch that glows green when you turn it on, sounds like a new quest to discover it's true identity :dance: :rolleyes:.

Kidding aside, the only real...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,389
Posted By JJTL
Congrats on the new coach, Frank! Here is a...

Congrats on the new coach, Frank!

Here is a copy of your owner's manual, in case you don't have one: https://www.monacocoach.com/resources/media/manuals/2001_Diplomat.pdf

If you look on page...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By JJTL
Even at those temps, it is a significant heat...

Even at those temps, it is a significant heat draw to send hot water (antifreeze) too all the zones and radiators. When furnace is on, diesel should be on. (In our experience). The difference in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By JJTL
Hi Jeff, There is a separate switch for the...

Hi Jeff,

There is a separate switch for the Aqua-hot diesel burner and the Aqua-hot 110(120)V electric heater.

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Above is a pic of what ours looks like, you can see the big rocker for...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-23-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By JJTL
Golly!! That is a gorgeous coach sir! ...

Golly!! That is a gorgeous coach sir!

Always been a big fan of the Detroit Series 60, and really love the walnut too. Great options you got there. Super find, looks to be in great shape.

Many...
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