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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-17-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,881
Posted By CaymanPilot
Frank, Thanks for the price info. Now I know...

Frank,
Thanks for the price info. Now I know about what it would cost for new driver and passenger seat covers in real Ultraleather material. I did message Flexsteel Customer Service a few days...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-14-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,895
Posted By CaymanPilot
The Monaco Cargo Heat wet bay heater has been a...

The Monaco Cargo Heat wet bay heater has been a problem for many Monaco owners and has been discussed a lot on this forum. I tried to repair mine and it worked for a short time but failed again. Then...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-13-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,881
Posted By CaymanPilot
diggermik85, Would you mind sharing the cost...

diggermik85,
Would you mind sharing the cost of the skins for the driver and passenger seat at Flexsteel? I think replacing the entire chair is way beyond what I want to spend and would not be...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-29-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By CaymanPilot
I have been using compressed air for 11 years...

I have been using compressed air for 11 years with no issues. If you have a washing machine, look in the user manual to find the procedure to winterize it with compressed air. Also the SaniCon, if...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-29-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,881
Posted By CaymanPilot
Flexsteel Driver/Passenger Seats Deteriorating.

We started noticing a couple years back that our Flexsteel drivers and passenger seats that were supposedly upholstered with Ultraleather are deteriorating. This year we noticed that the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-02-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
I was able to take the motorhome for a test drive...

I was able to take the motorhome for a test drive today. The rear anti-sway bar installation is complete so now my motorhome has all the chassis mods I know of to minimize sway and steering wheel...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-13-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad, Just a thought. If you come up empty...

Chad,
Just a thought. If you come up empty handed with the local shop search, you could trace your u-bolt on a piece of paper, write the dimensions on it and fax it to him. This way he could see...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-12-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad, You are probably correct about the Source...

Chad,
You are probably correct about the Source Trailing arm kit including new u-bolts. I talked to Scott at Source yesterday and he was going to open up a kit and get me 4 of them if I wanted them...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-11-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad, GREAT to hear you are experiencing the...

Chad,
GREAT to hear you are experiencing the joy of driving a decent handling coach. This is what we are all after! I have been hoping all along that with the correct suspension mods installed on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-21-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Mike, You won't be sorry you installed all...

Mike,
You won't be sorry you installed all those good Source engineering products under your coach. Enjoy the ride - and the peace of mind knowing your rear trailing arms won't crack and cause a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-20-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Ok, Guys - Since my last post on this thread we...

Ok, Guys - Since my last post on this thread we have made 2 trips to Wisconsin with the new ATRO bushings installed. They made a definite difference in the wander. There is still some wander when...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-31-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By CaymanPilot
Have you checked the breakers on the inverter? On...

Have you checked the breakers on the inverter? On my coach the breakers look like buttons that pop out when they blow and they are on the side of the inverter. To reset them, just press them back in....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-28-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Yesterday I picked up the alternator. They...

Yesterday I picked up the alternator. They replaced the regulator and the diodes. Re-installed it in the motorhome and connected the “ALT RELAY” wire back up to the fuse where it was originally in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-26-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,272
Posted By CaymanPilot
Congrats Chad! Looks really good and I love the...

Congrats Chad! Looks really good and I love the spice cabinets. Gotta put this on my list of mods to do to the Cayman. Our Norcold works fine but it seems like it just isn't as cold as it used to be....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-25-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Found this schematic of my alternator in my...

Found this schematic of my alternator in my inbox, sent to me from Monaco (Allied). It clearly shows the three smaller terminals labeled "AC TERM-6V" in the schematic are not "sense" input terminals....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-25-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Myron, you hit the nail on the head. Connecting...

Myron, you hit the nail on the head. Connecting what I thought was the alternator sense wire to a 12VDC source was not the correct solution. The next day after wiring the sense wire from the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-23-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Thank you Twinboat, Mel and Myron for your...

Thank you Twinboat, Mel and Myron for your valuable input. In the meantime I called Monaco (Allied) and they also verified that the alternator sense wire terminated on the positive terminal of the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-22-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Arrived safely home yesterday with alternator...

Arrived safely home yesterday with alternator disconnected, Trombetta bypassed and generator running the entire 400 mile trip. Thanks again to all contributors who supplied information for the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-17-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Just checked u-joint bolt torque and phase. Both...

Just checked u-joint bolt torque and phase. Both good. I didn't feel any vibration while driving the 70 miles after installing the driveshaft so I think it's safe to assume it is correctly in phase...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-17-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Thank you Twinboat and Mel. Wow, I am learning...

Thank you Twinboat and Mel. Wow, I am learning lots of good stuff due to this adventure! I plan on crawling under the motorhome today to check the torque on the u-joint bolts so will also check...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-17-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Jim, how did you determine whether or not the...

Jim, how did you determine whether or not the driveshaft was in phase? I didn't know that had to be done so will have to check mine to see if it is in phase or not.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-16-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Thanks to all contributors! Yesterday afternoon I...

Thanks to all contributors! Yesterday afternoon I disabled the alternator by disconnecting the large positive cable from the output side and wrapped it good with electrical tape, then wire tied it to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-15-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Thank you Mel! I looked in the battery bay and it...

Thank you Mel! I looked in the battery bay and it appears I could remove one of the cables from the battery boost solenoid and move it to the other post of the solenoid effectively bypassing the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-15-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
The tow truck driver refused to install the drive...

The tow truck driver refused to install the drive shaft stating that the bolts need to be replaced and then torqued down properly. I'm wondering if I can get away with using the original bolts to get...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-15-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Mel, this is sounding more and more like a...

Mel, this is sounding more and more like a possibility. What gauge wire did you use for the jumper? I'm thinking double ought cable just like what is used to connect the batteries in the battery bay....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-14-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Ok you guys... Thank you all very much for all...

Ok you guys... Thank you all very much for all your replies!
There are several wires connected to the positive terminal on the chassis batteries with inline fuses in them. I will remove the sense...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-14-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Alternator wiring schematic says Leece Neville...

Alternator wiring schematic says Leece Neville "self excite". What does that mean?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-14-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
The brand is Leece Neville and it does have a...

The brand is Leece Neville and it does have a sense wire. I was under the impression the sense wire was connected to the battery maintainer pc board in the front run bay which regulated the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-14-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Thank you Allen. I will definitely consider...

Thank you Allen. I will definitely consider taking the alternator to have it checked again. Will have to wait until Monday for that as there are no service facilities open around here on the weekend....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-14-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By CaymanPilot
Stranded!

Yesterday while driving North on I43 just north of Sheboygan Wi the ABS and Warning light came on. Noticed also that the voltmeter read about 17.5 volts. I pulled over and shut it down not wanting to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-08-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad - congratulations on being the first to have...

Chad - congratulations on being the first to have the complete ensemble installed and completing a test drive with favorable results! This proves the DIYer can do the bushing replacement and rear...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-19-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
It's been a while. I finally got my iMac running...

It's been a while. I finally got my iMac running good again and can edit videos. I have 3 videos that I will link to below of the test drive taken right after the ATRO bushings were installed in the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-05-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Update: I am happy to report that I finally...

Update:
I am happy to report that I finally have some results to pass on to you all today. Today makes exactly one month since I dropped off the motorhome to my favorite RV Tech. Phase one is now...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-28-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Update: Well, it's Monday again - time for my...

Update:
Well, it's Monday again - time for my weekly visit to the RV tech and the Cayman to see if there has been any progress. Whoa! I had him adjust the drag link and that project is complete....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-21-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad, sorry I didn't answer your question. Phase...

Chad, sorry I didn't answer your question. Phase 1 is just the trac bar bushings and a test drive to see if there was any improvement. Phase 2 will be the front and rear trailing arm bushings, rear...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-21-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Update: I visited the Cayman again this morning...

Update: I visited the Cayman again this morning and it's still sitting in the same place and no progress. I did get the new rear sway bar and the rest of the bushings last week so I took them to the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-16-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad, The Cayman is still in the shop. I went...

Chad,
The Cayman is still in the shop. I went to visit it yesterday and had every intention of posting an update yesterday evening but we had severe weather after supper that generated tornadoes...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-11-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By CaymanPilot
Bob, Ok, I saw the little black valve but then...

Bob,
Ok, I saw the little black valve but then I saw the blue pex tubing that comes out of the big red handle appear to be connected to the water filter so that is why I thought it was the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-11-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By CaymanPilot
Bob, Yes, the 2nd photo you posted is...

Bob,
Yes, the 2nd photo you posted is definitely the winterization handle with the red handle. I don't use antifreeze to winterize the motorhome except for pouring a cup worth down the p-traps in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-10-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By CaymanPilot
FixerCQI, I have a 2009 Cayman 35SBD which is...

FixerCQI,
I have a 2009 Cayman 35SBD which is not exactly the same as yours but would share many similarities. i have owned it for 6 years now and have winterized it at least once every year. In my...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-08-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad, Last fall I used a GoPro to video each...

Chad, Last fall I used a GoPro to video each bushing in the suspension while a friend of mine and I pushed as hard as we could on the drivers side rear quarter. The video of the front trailing arm...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-07-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad, Here is a front view of the location where...

Chad, Here is a front view of the location where the sway bar bracket will go. It's obvious that I will have to cut the ride height tab off the axle and weld it to the top of the sway bar bracket...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-07-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad - you are right on as usual! Called...

Chad - you are right on as usual! Called Supersteer today and talked to John. He asked me to send him the pictures so he could see exactly what I was talking about. He, in turn, sent them to Wayne at...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-06-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Got the motorhome out of storage today in...

Got the motorhome out of storage today in preparation for taking it to Truck Centers to have trac bar bushings put in. I crawled under it to see if the ride height tabs on the rear axle were the same...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-04-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Congratulations Chad! You did a great job...

Congratulations Chad! You did a great job installing the rear sway bar and it is showing! Elimination of the rocking motion is a great benefit. But the best part IMHO is this: "At no point on the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-02-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
OK! I'm on the schedule to bring it in next...

OK! I'm on the schedule to bring it in next Tuesday.

Hoping it gets done before the end of the week.

:dance:
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-01-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Good work Chad! Looks professional. When you go...

Good work Chad! Looks professional. When you go for the test ride, will you be towing your vehicle also?

I am disappointed in my RV Tech. Have not heard from him since Saturday. :sad: Am typing...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-27-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Chad, Glad you have that big heavy rear sway...

Chad,
Glad you have that big heavy rear sway bar installed. The Source Engineering guy told me the bar alone weighs 110 lbs. Sounds like you are over the hump and on the downward slide. The ride...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-24-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Holy Smokes! Ordered bushings yesterday, picked...

Holy Smokes! Ordered bushings yesterday, picked them up today! Now, I just need to get on the schedule at Truck Centers for installation. :cool:

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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-24-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,160
Posted By CaymanPilot
Ordered 4 ATRO bushings yesterday. Should have...

Ordered 4 ATRO bushings yesterday. Should have them in hand before the end of the week. Should also have estimate for installing the 4 bushings in the front and rear trac bars before end of day...
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