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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-01-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,114
Posted By AkTrek
FYI- Thousand Trail originally started in...

FYI- Thousand Trail originally started in Washington State in 1971. They grew and expanded through the East and West, primarily in the Coastal areas, as their primary market was Retired RVers. They...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-30-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,114
Posted By AkTrek
Just putting our two cents in here. My wife and I...

Just putting our two cents in here. My wife and I are working as Camp Hosts for Thousand Trails, signing up new members and upgrading existing members via phone and in person here at the Circle M...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-24-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,956
Posted By AkTrek
Interesting Robi, I'll remember that. Will check...

Interesting Robi, I'll remember that. Will check voltage and know I'm on the correct wire when voltage goes on and off with the switch on and off. Thanks!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-20-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,956
Posted By AkTrek
Another good idea. I'll get out my voltmeter and...

Another good idea. I'll get out my voltmeter and poke around on the connector until I get hot feed and then measure peak. Should be 12+v, right?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-19-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,956
Posted By AkTrek
Thanks Guys, did some more checking (ground was...

Thanks Guys, did some more checking (ground was good, thanks ga traveler) and after talking with some auto mechanic buddies, determined that it is a bum wiper motor with probably a resister going...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-14-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,956
Posted By AkTrek
Question New Wiper motor needed?

Driving in a hard rain last June, our wipers quit. Wheee! Great fun on the Interstate during rush hour... not! Anyway, drove the next five miles with help from my wife to a pull-off to check them and...
Forum: New Member Check-In 05-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By AkTrek
Welcome Reb3603! Know you're gonna find alot of...

Welcome Reb3603! Know you're gonna find alot of good people and the best info on the web right here.:dance:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-27-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,557
Posted By AkTrek
DANG IT! Attempted to change out the anode rod in...

DANG IT! Attempted to change out the anode rod in our 2007 Atwood 10gal WH yesterday. The plug came out but left the rod in place, apparently permanently welded to the tank! :eek:

I used an anode...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-23-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By AkTrek
Don't know what type of slide mechanism you have...

Don't know what type of slide mechanism you have Frank, but we have the "Rack and Pinion" style. Our heavy side (kitchen) has two geared arms and the front shear bolt breaks quite often. I think...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-12-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,460
Posted By AkTrek
I too am a VERY satisfied customer of Precision...

I too am a VERY satisfied customer of Precision Frame. They have a fully equipped shop with the friendliest and best trained people in the field we've ever met. They didn't just tune up our chasis,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-11-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,468
Posted By AkTrek
Our door broke October 2008 in Cottonwood AZ. The...

Our door broke October 2008 in Cottonwood AZ. The local Repair service said ours was the third Norcold door they'd seen in the last two months so they were quickly up to speed getting us a new one....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-19-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 38,677
Posted By AkTrek
We've been full timing for close to four years...

We've been full timing for close to four years and have been using the Geo Method for the last two years and are very pleased with the results. We have a SaniCon and it is mounted after a clear...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-04-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By AkTrek
We've added one underneath our front TV and it...

We've added one underneath our front TV and it works pretty good in checking on the DW's welfare while she's getting road snacks and moving while underway. We got ours from Camping World but have...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-27-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,160
Posted By AkTrek
Thanks James, good idea. Phone calls to a RLP...

Thanks James, good idea. Phone calls to a RLP (real live person) often gets better results than emails. We did reverse the fan motor manually and seems to work pretty well for sleeping cooler. As an...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-13-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,160
Posted By AkTrek
We enjoy the cool evening air coming down on us...

We enjoy the cool evening air coming down on us as we sleep. No stinky air for us, if it was, we'd shut the vents.:)
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,160
Posted By AkTrek
Reverse Fan-tastic direction?

We have a Fan-tastic Vent above the bed in our Safari Trek. It has the rain sensor and the digital controller.
How can we modify our unit so it will reverse direction? A switch would be nice, so...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,061
Posted By AkTrek
Actually it was fairly simple to get into the...

Actually it was fairly simple to get into the coach, if you don't mind the front door window being broke out. The Fireman just reached through the window, tore the screen and unlocked the deadbolt....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-11-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,061
Posted By AkTrek
Bummer, but coulda been worse!

First of all, the Fire Dept. has gone and no-one was hurt. Late this afternoon my wife looked out the window and said, 'There's smoke coming from that motorhome!' I grabbed my Fire extinguisher and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-11-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,873
Posted By AkTrek
Had the Safe-T-Plus for about 11,000 miles and...

Had the Safe-T-Plus for about 11,000 miles and was never really happy with it. It took quite a while to finally get it centered and, after it was adjusted correctly, still wandered and was buffeted...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-27-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,766
Posted By AkTrek
We have to agree that the Dual MCD screens are...

We have to agree that the Dual MCD screens are wonderful. The stringed Day/Night shades worked OK but were a hassle to raise or lower and the sheers didn't serve much of a heat barrier for bright...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-21-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,566
Posted By AkTrek
On my stick-and-brick house I put a small piece...

On my stick-and-brick house I put a small piece of Velro where the lid touched the tank. Possible solution in your coach?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-13-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,373
Posted By AkTrek
For those that would like a more in depth...

For those that would like a more in depth explanation of the 'Geo Method', here is the link.

The Geo Method - The Geo Method official homepage * <!-- google_ad_client = "pub-2615861085057897"; /*...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-12-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,981
Posted By AkTrek
During our four years of FullTiming, we have...

During our four years of FullTiming, we have tried almost every chemical or additive that is on the market and they have all had limited success in keeping down odor and other issues. However, we...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-12-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By AkTrek
We've pumped our gray and black for about 35feet...

We've pumped our gray and black for about 35feet or so at a slight uphill with no problems. Our SaniCon has a hose connection at the dump end that we attached an old 5/8 garden hose to extend our...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-10-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,622
Posted By AkTrek
We've named our Garmin 'Gypsy', not only because...

We've named our Garmin 'Gypsy', not only because she's been everywhere, but also because she is a GPS ....GyPSy.
:dance:
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 02-05-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By AkTrek
Just got our order in from MegaRV with an online...

Just got our order in from MegaRV with an online order. The marker lights for our Monaco/Safari were exactly what we wanted, shipped quickly at a good price and packaged well. Good job, and thanks...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-25-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,785
Posted By AkTrek
WooHoo! Dat be da ones! Went to there first off...

WooHoo! Dat be da ones! Went to there first off (good folks) but obviously didn't look in the right places. Thanks!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-25-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,785
Posted By AkTrek
Hi SacsTC and MM! Sorry we missed ya in QZ this...

Hi SacsTC and MM! Sorry we missed ya in QZ this year but had other commitments. First miss we've had in five years and are a bit homesick for the dust, sand and fellowship around the firepit. I'm...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-24-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,476
Posted By AkTrek
Hey Bigwheel, are you using your 4" Walmart...

Hey Bigwheel, are you using your 4" Walmart topper on a boxspring or solid surface? We don't have the option of a boxspring so want to know if this would work for us as is. Thanks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,851
Posted By AkTrek
Heyduke, you are getting good advice and I'm sure...

Heyduke, you are getting good advice and I'm sure you will make a great decision, if not the first one then the next one! Alot will decide on the lifestyle you'd like to live. If you move rarely and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,223
Posted By AkTrek
Don't know what Chassis the 98 Dynasty is on but...

Don't know what Chassis the 98 Dynasty is on but according to the SteerSafe website they make them for Spartan, Freightliner, Workhorse and other chassis' including Ford, Chevy and Dodge Class C's....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-22-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,223
Posted By AkTrek
Here's what I posted a while back. Do a search...

Here's what I posted a while back. Do a search for SteerSafe and see what other users are reporting. A quick update from our last posting. I got a @&#!BAD Stomach Virus last month and my wife had to...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,017
Posted By AkTrek
Mike, I believe you made a good, wise decision....

Mike, I believe you made a good, wise decision. Less stress for you and we still get the benefit of your knowledge and experience. Thanks for hanging in there with us!
:thumb:
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-14-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,792
Posted By AkTrek
Our install was just as easy and will make our...

Our install was just as easy and will make our next fuel filter replacement not only simple and quick - but CHEAP! :thumb:
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,253
Posted By AkTrek
Drifter, mine stripped out last year and I was...

Drifter, mine stripped out last year and I was able to change the rear hub to the front like you suggested. No springs on ours and worked great but I'd really like to get it fixed and have a 'spare'...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-05-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,395
Posted By AkTrek
Scary! At least your Cruise Control still worked....

Scary! At least your Cruise Control still worked. Mine was 'unhappy' and needed a good talking to - along with a new Brake Switch fuse and some replaced Tow wiring. Glad all is well!:cool:
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-03-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,047
Posted By AkTrek
Dale, you didn't just suggest .. you nailed it!...

Dale, you didn't just suggest .. you nailed it! along with RKL and EngineerMike. :thumb: Because there was no visible fuse blown, I was POSITIVE that the brake pedal switch was the culprit in this...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-03-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,047
Posted By AkTrek
Well, we got our Cruise/ABS/Brake Light problem...

Well, we got our Cruise/ABS/Brake Light problem fixed. Feel like a Dummy, but thats how we learn.:facepalm:
There was a blown fuse in the panel under the hood that we missed caused by a short in the...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-31-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,047
Posted By AkTrek
Thanks Ed, Rkl and Dale. Good stuff and quick...

Thanks Ed, Rkl and Dale. Good stuff and quick replies. That was a good idea Ed to check the bulbs. Did so this morning and they are good. Checked the brake lights with the Toad unplugged and still...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-30-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,047
Posted By AkTrek
No Cruise, No Brake Lights, ABS Warning

We are on the road and are having a few problems that I think are related. Our first symptom was no Cruise Control, followed a bit later by our IP flashing an ABS warning message. The ABS warning has...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-22-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,532
Posted By AkTrek
Well, as far as my wife and I concerned the...

Well, as far as my wife and I concerned the jury's in and the SteerSafe is a clear winner. Here's the story:
We've been fulltiming now for close to three years in our '07 Trek. As our past includes...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-19-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,361
Posted By AkTrek
We strongly believe in good timely coach...

We strongly believe in good timely coach maintenence and brought our W20 Workhorse Chassis into Dick at Precision Frame and Alignment in Elk River Minnesota. We had our Coach four cornered weighed,...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-19-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 555,242
Posted By AkTrek
We have to put a word in for 'Precision Frame and...

We have to put a word in for 'Precision Frame and Alignment' in Elk River Minnesota. We just left there after our second appt in three years and highly recommend them as being one of the best in the...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-25-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By AkTrek
We are on our third compressor also and our coach...

We are on our third compressor also and our coach is an 07 W20. What are the symptoms, if any, before compressor failure? Our first two started out with a clattering under power that gradually got...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-17-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By AkTrek
Jerry, I couldn't agree with you more. I took...

Jerry, I couldn't agree with you more. I took copious notes and was prepared to spend a couple of hours on what we learned at the seminar concerning the brake issue with the W20 & W22 chassis', but...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By AkTrek
Workhorse Chassis Homecoming Rally

Hey all, just a quick hello from the Workhorse Rally here in Greenville, Ohio. As we were one of the late-arriver's, we've only met a few of the 150 or so folks that attended the first evenings...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-31-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,723
Posted By AkTrek
If we lost our '07 Trek we'd search out another...

If we lost our '07 Trek we'd search out another one just like it. After 2 1/2 years full timing in this one we'd do it all over again. Livability of a 40' in a 29' package with two slides. WooHoo!...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-31-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,136
Posted By AkTrek
Becker, sorry to hear about your slide situation,...

Becker, sorry to hear about your slide situation, especially since we've experienced the same problem. The good news though, now that you've joined irv2 (Welcome!) is that there are a lot of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-29-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,517
Posted By AkTrek
Well, we've tracked down the problem with our...

Well, we've tracked down the problem with our slide drift. The slide motor has a magnetic brake on it that had a worn out spindle. Keiths RV here in West Monroe, Louisiana removed the old motor and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-20-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,517
Posted By AkTrek
Well, after cutting through the box to inspect...

Well, after cutting through the box to inspect our slide motor, we've discovered that ours is a style that has no external switch to bypass the slide lock feature! When we run our working slide in...
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