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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Fred Cooper
I have the following that may be helpful to you: ...

I have the following that may be helpful to you:
* 1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor Owners Manual


* Some 12 volt wiring diagrams for 1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor (may be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-12-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By Fred Cooper
If you don't mind running the generator while...

If you don't mind running the generator while traveling, then you can get by without the extra batteries and inverter.



We replaced the rv fridge with a residential refrigerator on the Holiday...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Fred Cooper
I did what MARTIND4 outlined by buying a one to 3...

I did what MARTIND4 outlined by buying a one to 3 air manifold at Lowes. The air line goes into the inlet, then the 3 outlets get (1) air pressure gauge, (2) small screw type air bleed, and (3) air...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Fred Cooper
That motorhome is on the monaco chassis (R4R.....

That motorhome is on the monaco chassis (R4R.. the 4 air bag chassis) that had the recall for the defective trailing arms on the rear axle.


If not already repaired, it could be an expensive...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-17-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Fred Cooper
I replaced several of those shear pins on the...

I replaced several of those shear pins on the slide of the 2000 HR Endeavor that we owned. The powergear manual lists it as



screw, hhc, 1/4 x 20 2 " long
1/4 inch washer
hex lock nut 1/4 x...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-08-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Fred Cooper
I searched your part number on ebay and found a...

I searched your part number on ebay and found a vendor that claims to have two on hand at $285 each,


FREIGHTLINER GAUGE-AIR PRESSURE,SEC,PO W22-00008-073


arkvalleydiesel
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-08-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Fred Cooper
On our 2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor we had...

On our 2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor we had similar problems. It took a long time to find the leak in the roof to sidewall seam that contributed to wall/floor water issues that would run down into...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-05-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Fred Cooper
We placed a bath towel along the driver side...

We placed a bath towel along the driver side front edge of the retracted slide to catch that water before it trickled down my back. Also put a towel on the floor to catch any drips got got by the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-29-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,389
Posted By Fred Cooper
A lot of good information and differing...

A lot of good information and differing opinions...which is all good.:)


I think use of the exhaust brake is a personal decision based on your preference along with how your coach manufacturer...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-29-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Fred Cooper
Thank you "imnprsd...

Thank you "imnprsd (https://www.irv2.com/forums/members/imnprsd-142657.html)" for your helpful detailed tips. We are continuing to shop!
Fred
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-27-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Fred Cooper
...I agree. I also think it helps to state...

...I agree. I also think it helps to state complete maintenance records (if you have them). In my pictures, I also snap pictures of any outside defects (paint scrapes, etc) so the buyer knows what...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-23-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Fred Cooper
Thanks for all the helpful tips. We did not get...

Thanks for all the helpful tips. We did not get to look at the unit yet, but remain interested because the floor plan appeals to us.
Fred
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-20-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Fred Cooper
Thanks for both of these posts. Very helpful. ...

Thanks for both of these posts. Very helpful.

Fred
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-19-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Fred Cooper
Looking at an Itasca Horizon 40AD

After being without a motorhome for 3 years, we are looking again. We will be looking at a 2004 Horizon 40AD this weekend. After having a Holiday Rambler DP for 12 years, I have a good idea of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-16-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Fred Cooper
During 2008, the motorhome industry was in...

During 2008, the motorhome industry was in decline, and Monaco went bankrupt in 2009. I have read some posts that indicate quality control was not as good in the final weeks. Probably any problems...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,001
Posted By Fred Cooper
Also look at the Holiday Rambler Endeavor DP's. ...

Also look at the Holiday Rambler Endeavor DP's. We had a 2000 38ft with cat diesel for years that gave good service without a lot of problems.
Fred
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-28-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,974
Posted By Fred Cooper
I've been using two of these for a year, and very...

I've been using two of these for a year, and very pleased.
Cobra Electronics CDR 840 Full HD Dash Cam with GPS & G-Sensor

Search ebay...they are about $35 to 40 for refurbished models, which is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-20-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By Fred Cooper
Also have the steering gearbox checked for...

Also have the steering gearbox checked for excessive play.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-15-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,710
Posted By Fred Cooper
It is not difficult to do your own repair. ...

It is not difficult to do your own repair.



For a write-up with some pictures, go the FILES section on IRV2, select EXTERIOR, then select fogged window repair...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Fred Cooper
I'm fairly sure that your coach is built on a...

I'm fairly sure that your coach is built on a Freightliner chassis. The Freightliner chassis of that era had a brake line pressure switch mounted on the frame rail, driver's side, just in front of...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-01-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By Fred Cooper
Some additional possible sources: ...

Some additional possible sources:

www.amequipment.com/ (https://www.amequipment.com/)

www.schoolbuspartsco.com (https://www.schoolbuspartsco.com/WebPages/a_wiper_pages/windshieldwipers.htm)
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Fred Cooper
Maybe a broken filament inside the bulb that...

Maybe a broken filament inside the bulb that connects and lights sometimes?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,323
Posted By Fred Cooper
When we got our first motorhome, I learned a lot...

When we got our first motorhome, I learned a lot about the various "house" systems from this book.
Trailer Life's RV Repair and Maintenance Manual

by Bob Livingston...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Fred Cooper
There can be several causes for no heat. There...

There can be several causes for no heat. There is normally a door in the heat/air box that directs air either through the a/c unit or the heat unit, and this door can be stuck in the wrong position....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-08-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By Fred Cooper
On the 2000 Holiday Rambler that we had with...

On the 2000 Holiday Rambler that we had with Power Gear jacks, being just a little low on fluid allowed the float switch to bounce enough to sound the alarm. Adding just a little fluid usually fixed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Fred Cooper
I've been very pleased with the Cobra cdr 840 HD...

I've been very pleased with the Cobra cdr 840 HD 1080p model...and it is cheap...under $40 for a refurb unit on ebay. The related software links with google maps for a great replay.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Fred Cooper
You can purchase a (wired) 7 or 9 inch lcd...

You can purchase a (wired) 7 or 9 inch lcd monitor from ebay for under $50. Determining what wires from your existing unit will supply the proper signal might be a challenge.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-23-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,235
Posted By Fred Cooper
I've copied below the instructions from Brett...

I've copied below the instructions from Brett Wolf (cat rv club and other credentials.) I followed these when I did the flush and coolant/hose/regulator change on the cat powered rv we had. If you...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-19-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By Fred Cooper
I don't know if it will help, but I have a 28...

I don't know if it will help, but I have a 28 page pdf file for 1998 endeavor diesel wiring. On my 2000 endeavor dp, I found a lot of wiring that was similar to 1998 and 1999.

Send me a private...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,655
Posted By Fred Cooper
There is no easy answer to this question. My...

There is no easy answer to this question. My limited experience summarized below:

1996 Dutch Star 37ft gas with tag on leaf springs. Front and rear track bars stopped lateral movement due to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-03-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,035
Posted By Fred Cooper
A very good unit for a reasonable price is the...

A very good unit for a reasonable price is the Cobra Electronics CDR 840 dash cam with GPS. Comes with great software for viewing on the pc. Refurbished models under $40 on ebay. I have one in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Fred Cooper
My bet is that you have a dual filament bulb...

My bet is that you have a dual filament bulb (probably in rear of coach) that has a broken filament that sometimes touches the other (good filament), therefore tricking the side camera system into...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-08-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Fred Cooper
Harvey You can get the Freightliner chassis...

Harvey
You can get the Freightliner chassis wiring diagrams from Freightliner (help desk). 1 800 FTL HELP.....have the last 6 digits of your vin number when you call them.

The Freightliner...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,739
Posted By Fred Cooper
Here is what helped me when I got my first...

Here is what helped me when I got my first motorhome (38 ft).

Stop your coach on a little used road, and center it in the lane. While seated in the driver's seat, place (or have someone else...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Fred Cooper
Yes. The slide I adjusted had adjustable stops...

Yes. The slide I adjusted had adjustable stops under the bottom of the slide that were visible with the slide extended. Make small equal adjustments between test retractions.

Fred
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Fred Cooper
I also think a good dash cam is your best...

I also think a good dash cam is your best solution. I bought 2 of these and have been very happy with the results. Their software for the laptop that allows the viewing with gps/speed/map is very...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-16-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Fred Cooper
I This sounds very much like the operation...

I

This sounds very much like the operation of the Power Gear electric gear driven slide on the 2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor that we owned. It came from the factory operating this way. I doubt...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-16-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Fred Cooper
The window can be removed, cleaned, new spacer...

The window can be removed, cleaned, new spacer installed, and sealed. You can do it yourself if so inclined.

For one tutorial, go to the files section here on IRV2.

files>exterior>fogged window...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fred Cooper
I had a 2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor on the...

I had a 2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor on the Freightliner chassis for many years. Since you took the coach to Freightliner, I will assume yours is on a freightliner chassis. Monaco switched to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Fred Cooper
?? Sorry, no experience with removing one...

??

Sorry, no experience with removing one pane, but I have resealed several.

When you resealed your door window, did you use new spacer material? The spacer has chemicals to keep moisture out....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Fred Cooper
If it is really on a Freightliner chassis,...

If it is really on a Freightliner chassis, Freightliner has a "camp freightliner" that is very helpful class. I really suspect that your coach has a Roadmaster Chassis made by Monaco.

Good luck...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Fred Cooper
I think windsorbill's answer is correct for a...

I think windsorbill's answer is correct for a monaco coach, but not for the Freightliner chassis. I had a 2000 Holiday Rambler on the Freightliner chassis, and that switch is on the frame rail,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Fred Cooper
To add to what Gary posted, most, if not all, of...

To add to what Gary posted, most, if not all, of the 96 to 2000 models were built on Freightliner chassis. I had a 2000 on Freightliner for about 10 years, and was very happy with it.

Fred
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Fred Cooper
Probably a bad sensor on the parking brake...

Probably a bad sensor on the parking brake circuit. On the monaco, they are usually attached to the bottom of the parking brake knob assembly.

Fred
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,321
Posted By Fred Cooper
On my previous Holiday Rambler, two turns of...

On my previous Holiday Rambler, two turns of electrical tape around the posts the latches connect to solved the problem until the tape wore through. Tape is cheap.

Fred
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Fred Cooper
I guess I like a challenge. :) I spent a...

I guess I like a challenge. :)

I spent a few minutes searching, and found this listing on ebay, but it is pricey at $120...and it does not reveal what original vehicle it was used for.

HOLIDAY...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-13-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By Fred Cooper
I'm glad you found your problem. You...

I'm glad you found your problem.

You probably have a powergear slide mechanism. For future reference, a copy of their operations and maintenance manual may be downloaded from the link below:
...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-12-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By Fred Cooper
Since you say it closes completely, then goes...

Since you say it closes completely, then goes back out, here's what I think:

If your slide is an electric gear driven model, the brake on the motor may be bad.

If your slide is hydraulic, one...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By Fred Cooper
To see an example of how to repair the fogged...

To see an example of how to repair the fogged window, in this forum go to "Files" click on "Exterior" and look for "Fogged window repair". I repaired my fogged window and documented the process.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Fred Cooper
Just be aware that the gauge is part of a complex...

Just be aware that the gauge is part of a complex electronic system. The below info copied from the tiffinrvnetwork. (sorry I could not reduce the large text)

Freightliner's MMDC Information...
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