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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-06-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By GDGorsuch
Outside TV Upgrade

We are the 2nd owner of an 07 Diplomat. The outside TV and radio work but appear to be original—I’d like to upgrade. 2nd photo is inside, behind the paneling behind the couch. What kind of upgrades...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By GDGorsuch
Honda Generator Fuel Message

Below is from an email from Honda to me today. The 3rd paragraph below--have I been wrong all along? I thought E85 was 85% gasoline and 15% ethanol? And most unleaded now is 90% gasoline and 10%...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-22-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By GDGorsuch
Leveler fluid tank cap

On our last trip the leveler alarm sounded while driving. Low fluid. The cap/dipstick to the tank is leaking and does not appear to be the correct cap/fit. The dipstick does not have low or full...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-18-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By GDGorsuch
Entertainment Sys Upgrade referral?

Our new to us 07 Monaco Diplomat has some TV and sound upgrades but more is needed. Could anyone recommend a shop (or mobile would be great) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland? Thank you.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-15-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By GDGorsuch
The Stone Vos folks in Florida are great to work...

The Stone Vos folks in Florida are great to work with.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-10-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By GDGorsuch
Entry step control

The step to our 07 Monaco Diplomat stopped working. Mobile RV tech diagnosed bad step control. New controller arrived from Amazon, installed—no change. Power out of the controller. Must be the...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 03-10-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By GDGorsuch
RV Life Maintenance

I use the RV Life app to log scheduled maintenance as completed but can’t see how to use the app to list future maintenance items needed. Ideas? Thank You!!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-16-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By GDGorsuch
TV Upgrade

Interested in TV upgrade options for our 07 Monaco Diplomat. Tried to attach a photo found on FB-this not my coach. How would you hang a TV like this? I cannot locate on the sides, must be roughly...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-12-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By GDGorsuch
Question Similar problem? My 07 Monaco Diplomat leveler...

Similar problem? My 07 Monaco Diplomat leveler buzzer started going off on our trip from Florida two week’s ago. Pot holes on 95, buzzer goes off, pulled over, jacks are up-seem to be ok. Restart...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-08-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By GDGorsuch
QD 8000 Gen Fuel Supply

On a recent trip my QD8000 stopped running twice at around 1/4 tank of fuel. Each time it ran fine after fill up. I know the design is so the Gen will not run the tank dry but 1/4 full seems early. I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-08-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,537
Posted By GDGorsuch
Fuel prices

Last week, traveling fm FL to the NE, diesel pump prices at truck stops like TA, Loves, Pilot we’re showing in the 4.15 range while smaller, regular stations were 3.80-4.00. We’re too big to get...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-04-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By GDGorsuch
Winegard OTA Antenna

I replaced the (most likely original) Winegard batwing OTA antenna on our 07 Monaco to improve reception. The original unit did not have smaller side piece--just the two main wings. After...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-05-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By GDGorsuch
We use the TMobile hotspot. Unlimited for...

We use the TMobile hotspot. Unlimited for $50/month. 5g if you have it. We’ve found coverage to be acceptable for web access and streaming. East Coast. From TM directly.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-03-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By GDGorsuch
Interesting. So I checked and the bottom post...

Interesting. So I checked and the bottom post does move. Thought the movement was wrong. The top post is tight—so loosen a bit. Thank You
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-03-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By GDGorsuch
Top door post off center

07 Monaco Diplomat - the top post, in the doorway frame is off center, pushed inward and up a bit. I think the top door latch-catch on the door hits this post each time it closes driving it farther...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-22-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By GDGorsuch
Correct Tire Pressures?

Our newer to us 07 Monaco Diplomat calls for 115 psi front, 90 psi rear. cold, on 275/22.5 tires. The coach now has 295/22.5 - would you think the pressures would be the same? Some months after...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-03-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By GDGorsuch
Leaking Full Wall Slide

My full wall slide does not seal tightly at the top, front, roadside. The certified inspection I paid for did not disclose the gap or leak. The plywood floor under the carpeting, under the coach is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-06-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By GDGorsuch
Proper Towing?

From our 07 Monaco Diplomat ISL400, we tow a Jeep Wrangler 4DR using a Blue OX tow bar. Two questions:

Last week when at the MH dealer to install a new brake system (RViBrake3) I was told my set...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-05-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By GDGorsuch
Thank you all for your help. I gave This parts co...

Thank you all for your help. I gave This parts co info to the body shop.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-05-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By GDGorsuch
Minor Accident Damage

I was sideswiped yesterday by an 18 wheeler. On the Cheasapeake bay bridge! Passenger side rear storage and battery doors gone as well as the rear wheel flaring and docking light. This is an 07...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-20-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By GDGorsuch
Great information everyone. I now have a plan....

Great information everyone. I now have a plan. Thank You
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-19-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By GDGorsuch
Correct engine oil

Paperwork from Cummins that came with the new to us 07 Monaco ISL 400 reads “use high quality SAE 15-40 heavy duty oil”. I’ve read here that some use a blend or full synthetic. I use full synthetic...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-19-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By GDGorsuch
Replacement Parts carried

In the paperwork for the new to us 07 Monaco Diplomat ISL 400 Is a listing of filters, engine belts, a/c belt and trans filter kits. All will be needed for our annual service, but what if any of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-14-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By GDGorsuch
Wow. Great information from you guys—thank you...

Wow. Great information from you guys—thank you for your time and experiences! I’ll retain all this as reference. Dwight
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-10-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By GDGorsuch
Proper Battery care and use

In our new to us 07 Monaco Diplomat, we have 4 Trojan T150’s, came w/the coach-no purchase records or stamps on the battery. Not OE, but unsure how old. Mostly working fine but our Full Wall Slide...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-09-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By GDGorsuch
Full wall slide operation

Is there a certain normal amt of power required for slide operations? Our new to us 07 Monaco Diplomat w/full wall sometimes will not open or close when connected to 30 amp-I must start the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-09-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By GDGorsuch
REV Service replied to my online service inquiry...

REV Service replied to my online service inquiry today (after 6 days) asking about my issues. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thank You for your experiences.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-02-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By GDGorsuch
REV Group Service Center - Indiana

Our new to us 07 Monaco Diplomat 40 May have full wall slide issues our local RV shop cannot handle. This local owned shop is a large operation-I trust them if/when they tell me the they cannot fix...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-16-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By GDGorsuch
Sofa replacement

I want to replace the original 68 in Steel-flex jackknife sofa with something more comfortable for the grandkids. I got the old one out (not terrible). Trying to avoid the dip in the center of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By GDGorsuch
Outside LED Lighting

I'd like to add LED Lighting to the passenger side, outside. I've seen mods posted here with light strips attached to the awning roller. But, with the awning retracted these lights are covered. I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-08-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,576
Posted By GDGorsuch
Norcold not cooling

I had the same problem. Mr Biscuit offered the same (good) advice. My Norcold is in the slide so two vents, none on the roof. My bottom coils were too hot to touch. Went through the Biscuit steps to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-06-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By GDGorsuch
Norcold update 7.6.21

As you suggested, I plugged directly into an extension cord midday yesterday. Norcold continued to operate but no cooling in the fresh box by 8pm. So, I unhooked the Thermistor and almost 12 hours...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By GDGorsuch
Thank You

I’m reading, re-reading your reply to my Norcold question. Thank You!
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By GDGorsuch
Norcold cycles—not cold in refrigerator

07 Monaco diplomat Norcold cooling problem. Freezer cools on AC. Refer does not. I can hear a faint “thumping” cycle kind of sound by the frig inside the coach. Switching to propane, the panel...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-02-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By GDGorsuch
If I’m reading the manual correctly, there’s just...

If I’m reading the manual correctly, there’s just one Monaco model with hydraulic slide motors—not my model. I can imagine manually retracting the slide would be difficult. And a FWS has two motors...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-02-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By GDGorsuch
Full Wall Slide - Manual Operation?

On our 07 Monaco Diplomat, the full wall slide does not close 100% -- approx. 1 inch cap at the driver's side, top, front. Using the travel bar, I can reduce this gap. Open or closed, the slide is...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Forum Concerns 07-01-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By GDGorsuch
RV Forum question

When you have a question related to a thread which old (years ago) posts, is it appropriate to ask within that thread or start another?

I see some member’s coach info attached to each of their...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-24-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By GDGorsuch
Hot Spot Devices

What am I missing? From FMCA, TMobil, Verizon, etc. a Mobil hotspot is $50/month unending for 4G. With an unlimited data plan you can buy a 5G phone for less than $40/month and $0 when paid off. If...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,132
Posted By GDGorsuch
Question Which Monaco Chassis are prone to failure?

I’ve read some Monaco have trailing arm issues, others w/different design/year are ok. How can I learn about ours? Thank You

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Dwight
07 Monaco Diplomat ISL 400 Full wall slide
Jeep...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-09-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By GDGorsuch
Monaco Diplomat Slide-Level Sequence

For our new to us 07 Monaco 40 Full Wall Slide, I’ve read different opinions on slide, leveler and now air up or down sequence. For our Prev MH, Fleetwood and Winnebago, we always leveled, then...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-08-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By GDGorsuch
I think I will follow Pete’s procedure; use the...

I think I will follow Pete’s procedure; use the slide bars to make the top tight when the slides are in. All good info—I’m not as worried about the slide now. Thank You

Dwight
07 Monaco Diplomat...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By GDGorsuch
Our previous MH had no bars—I was not sure what...

Our previous MH had no bars—I was not sure what they were in our 07 Diplomat. I may use since I have a full wall slide.

Dwight
07 Monaco Diplomat ISL 400
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By GDGorsuch
Thank You. Our 3rd MH w/slides-zero problems...

Thank You. Our 3rd MH w/slides-zero problems before but this is our first full wall slide. We love the floor plan w/ the full wall but hope it is not trouble. The rear closes approx 3/8” tighter...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By GDGorsuch
Full wall slide adjustment

Our new to us 07 Diplomat 40 ft had to have the full wall slide adjusted. Working much better now. Our first full wall slide. What causes the slide to become unadjusted (the rear was closing before...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-30-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By GDGorsuch
Thank you Bigd9!

Bigd9 had the exact solution—re calibrate my levelers. All works on auto now. There are YouTube videos to show exactly how.

About two weeks ago my coach and chassis batteries fully discharged-not...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-30-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By GDGorsuch
Power Gear fluid reservoir location

What is the location of the Power Gear Leveling sys on. 2011 Fleetwood Bounder Classic 34B on Ford F53 chassis? I have one leveling jack the will not operate on auto, but will go down and up on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-29-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By GDGorsuch
Electronic toilet switch

In our new to us 07 Monaco Diplomat, the plastic cover on the light/heavy flow toilet switch is worn, loose. The switch works but sometimes seems you need to push harder. We’ve not had a toilet like...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-22-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,832
Posted By GDGorsuch
Best fuel card/program?

Which fuel card/program have you found to be best? I’m in the mid-Atlantic area. Thank You !

07 Monaco Diplomat 400 ISL w/Jeep in tow...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-14-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By GDGorsuch
Rear view mirror position

On our new to use 07 Monaco Diplomat, the rear view mirrors are positioned “forward” compared to our previous Fleetwood MH. I look throw the very left and right edge of the windshield rather than the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-10-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
Posted By GDGorsuch
Thank You. We’re looking in south Florida. Was...

Thank You. We’re looking in south Florida. Was is an RV Port home?
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