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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-17-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,112
Posted By BigPapaYams
32-foot DP

Monaco built a 32-foot DP back in the 90s. I know that they built the 32-footer in the Dynasty series but there may be some others.

We have a 1996 Dynasty 36-footer with 300hp Cummins and...
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-28-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By BigPapaYams
Welcome aboard!!

Glad to have you with us. Reading the manuals can be time consuming but it will also provide a LOT of insight on how to get the most enjoyment from your RV.
Many happy and safe miles to you!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-28-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By BigPapaYams
Poormarky, keep us posted on your progress and...

Poormarky,
keep us posted on your progress and eventual fix (be positive)!!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-28-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By BigPapaYams
Fusible link at steps

Canable,
On my coach (according to the electrical schematic) there is a "fusible link" (serves the same function as a fuse) that runs to the motor for the steps. You wouldn't be able to visually...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-26-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By BigPapaYams
Which vaccum to get?

We bought the Shark Rocket for our coach. We have a Shark Navigator for the sticks and bricks house so naturally investigated a Shark for the coach.

Very happy with it - does a great job with...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-26-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,864
Posted By BigPapaYams
LED bulbs in housing not designed for them

I too was thinking of using LED bulbs for my headlamps (bright, very low power draw) but then started doing some browsing around (research).

LED "bulbs" do not output the light in the same way an...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-26-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By BigPapaYams
Solenoid for "salesman switch"

Micki49 wrote:


Micki49,
We were on a trip this week and ALL of the 12-V quit in our coach. :banghead::banghead: I remember reading in this forum about the switch and the solenoid issues, so...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-26-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By BigPapaYams
HI Poormarky, In our (much older than your)...

HI Poormarky,
In our (much older than your) coach, the switch actuates an air cylinder that moves the step well cover in and out. When yours moves in or out do you hear and electric motor running...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-26-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By BigPapaYams
"Good" spray lube

Dennis wrote:


Dennis, I would like to know what you consider to be a "good" spray lube for this particular location (the steps at the front door). I am not being a "wise-guy" but would...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-10-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By BigPapaYams
Speedo off compared to GPS

Hi mlh2013,
I had a similar situation last year that was very puzzling to me. I am not sure that there is a direct correlation but my throttle control / cruise control died a slow death over a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By BigPapaYams
Losing prime

We had a situation while on a trip in Idaho about 18 months ago. Coach fired up and ran while we were readying to depart. Started to leave our site and the engine died.

Long story short -...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By BigPapaYams
Cruise control operates through the "actuator box" for the throttle

As was already stated by Hufficon, the cruise control wiring runs back and is incorporated into the "actuator box" (as I call it) mounted on the frame rail close to the fuel injection pump.

We...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,818
Posted By BigPapaYams
That rectifier (I didn't know what it was) was in...

That rectifier (I didn't know what it was) was in the cabinet directly in front of the metal box containing the ATS.

I can see where there are two of those "assemblies" in the ATS and I can...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,517
Posted By BigPapaYams
Yeah - I thought about the fact that many of the...

Yeah - I thought about the fact that many of the other coaches have diesel-fueled generators. But - since the photo I posted showed LP, I that that the astute among you would figure it out. YAY...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By BigPapaYams
THAT'S a fixer-upper??

That looks like a really sweet coach to me - definitely not a fixer-upper from what I can see. :thumb:

Welcome to the Monaco family on iRV2.com - what a GREAT resource and WONDERFUL folks.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By BigPapaYams
Hope this helps

Hello R Whit,
We have a 1996 Dynasty 36-footer - LOVE those classics.

I have no direct experience with the issue you describe but have been having some electrical gremlins of our own.

My...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-02-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,070
Posted By BigPapaYams
ATF is specified for my coach

Hi Monacowind96 - I have a 96 Dynasty and have the same type of canister in the back.
My manual says to use Dexron II ATF fluid. I've been contemplating draining that canister and changing the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-02-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By BigPapaYams
California REQUIRES a braking system on >1500 lbs.

I'll submit a couple of answers to your questions:
1 - Monaco didn't know whether an owner would tow, what type of rig they'd tow and whether or not it would need trailer brake wiring. I agree with...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-02-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,239
Posted By BigPapaYams
Without replacing it - here's what I did

I had a few hours to spare and to use in Preventive maintenance (in this case, prevented me from buying a new blade valve). I did both the gray and black valves.

I removed them from the coach...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-02-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,517
Posted By BigPapaYams
Thumbs up I serviced the Onan generator today - not a bad job

With a total of 355.5 hours on the meter, I serviced the Onan Marquis I 6500 generator in our Monaco Dynasty today. I found it to be a fairly quick and simple job, very straight-forward.
Fresh...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-02-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,818
Posted By BigPapaYams
I think I've found it

Thanks to Cdnw30, I am now certain I've found my ATS. :dance:

That being said, there isn't any obvious problem there. As I am no electrician, I don't know exactly what I am looking at. What I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-29-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,818
Posted By BigPapaYams
I have no "electrical bay". In the side wall...

I have no "electrical bay". In the side wall left rear near the corner is a 50-amp receptacle that my cord plugs into. Above that in the bedroom is the main breaker panel for 120Volts.

My...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-29-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,818
Posted By BigPapaYams
96 Dynasty - WHERE is the Automatic Transfer Switch located??

Hi all,
I am having some electrical gremlins in our coach and I am trying to locate all of the parts and pieces to inspect them.

I am looking for the Automatic Transfer Switch (also known as an...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-24-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By BigPapaYams
Would something like this work?

Good evening to you Vacationer4,
Would something like the measuring funnel with clear hose (picture attached) work for you?
I have one of these at the house and it worked well when I needed to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-24-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,408
Posted By BigPapaYams
So - mine has FD

I have a 1996 Monaco Dynasty, model Count FD which I was told meant "front door" (front passenger corner of the coach) vs. a mid-entry door.

Add that to the mix (or mix-up):dance:
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-23-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,342
Posted By BigPapaYams
Headlight switch 1996 Monaco Dynasty

Hi all,
I have a 1996 Monaco Dynasty. Headlights don't seem to "drop out" but I have noticed that the switch becomes quite warm (hot) after a few hours. I run with my headlights on all the time...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-23-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By BigPapaYams
It's toast?

Hello Oldguy70,
We have a 1996 Dynasty and have been having some electrical gremlins recently. My rig doesn't have a cord reel, it simply has a covered stainless-steel female receptacle in the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-23-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By BigPapaYams
Good score!!

Looks like a GREAT buy. A 9-year old coach with 4000 miles is insane (for the previous owners).
Enjoy
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-23-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By BigPapaYams
Hyundai Santa Fe = Kia Sorento

Hi Jturbo10,
As an FYI, the Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Santa Fe are step-siblings. In 2000, Hyundai bought out Kia and since then they share quite a bit of similarity (and parts) between the two...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 03-23-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By BigPapaYams
The Bus :: 1996 Monaco Dynasty Count FD

The Bus :: 1996 Monaco Dynasty Count FD (2017-03-24 03:07:45)
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-20-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,647
Posted By BigPapaYams
Location of fuel cutoff solenoid

Jeff - the location of the cutoff solenoid on MY rig is attached to the fuel injection pump itself by two brackets. It is on the passenger side / right side of the rig, up on top with three wires...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-20-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,647
Posted By BigPapaYams
Diesel cranks, won't start: diagnosed and fixed!

Went to fire up our motorhome a couple of weeks ago and the very reliable Cummins 8.3 would crank but not fire up. Oh oh... :banghead:

After thinking about it, I chose to break out the Cummins...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By BigPapaYams
That's a LOT of hot water

Just about any coach builder could put a whirlpool tub into a coach but (I think) it would require designing the entire remaining floor plan around it!!

Secondly, that's going to take a LOT of hot...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,502
Posted By BigPapaYams
Thumbs up NO THROTTLE RESPONSE - FIXED!! Diesel pusher

That may sound like a weird title - let me explain. A bit long but thorough.

In a "gasser" or most conventional front-engined vehicles, there is a cable that reaches between the throttle pedal...
Forum: Cummins Engines 04-01-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,434
Posted By BigPapaYams
Frugal friends - it PAYS to shop

I will be doing my first oil and filter charge on our coach soon. I found Rotella T-5 (synthetic blend) on sale for $13 / gallon (needs 5 gallons) so saved some there.

I looked up the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,329
Posted By BigPapaYams
Check out this repair shop

In January 2016 we went to an RV show in Pleasanton, CA. I had a great conversation with the owner of a place near Modesto, CA called Smooth As Glass.
RV, Boat, and Fiberglass Collision Repair |...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-09-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By BigPapaYams
Congrats on your new coach.

We found and bought a 1996 almost a year ago. Have been loving it. The build quality is tremendous. Had a mechanic tell my that the running gear is almost unstoppable.
ENJOY
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-08-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,008
Posted By BigPapaYams
I want to see that MH back up and FLOAT the boat...

I want to see that MH back up and FLOAT the boat off the top of that pickup!! :thumb::popcorn::cool:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-24-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,933
Posted By BigPapaYams
Ours is a 1996

We bought a 1996 Monaco Dynasty last year (haven't yet owned it for a year). It was in really good shape both physically and mechanically. Engine and transmission had been serviced prior to my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-24-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By BigPapaYams
Not too far from San Jose

Not too far from San Jose is All RV Repair and Service in Scotts Valley.

ALL RV - We service all makes and models! (https://allrvservice.com/)

Small shop, friendly folks. I have not yet...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 02-18-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,278
Posted By BigPapaYams
Fix yourself or pay someone else??

First - let me preface this by saying "Hello - I am a tool junkie!!" Here is how I see it.

IF:
You have the appropriate skills
You have the appropriate tools
You have the appropriate...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 02-18-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 64
KOA
Views: 38,945
Posted By BigPapaYams
KOA - cost is a factor

We have owned our coach for less than 1 year now. We live on the beautiful Monterey Bay (close to Silicon Valley and south of San Francisco). There is a wonderful KOA about 15 minutes to the south of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-31-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12,808
Views: 1,820,061
Posted By BigPapaYams
A Toad

Bought our 36' Monaco Dynasty (new to us in March 2015) and took it on a few short (two-night) journeys and then a two-week trip in Sept.-Oct. 2015.
Not having a get-around vehicle along wasn't...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-27-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,416
Posted By BigPapaYams
"mechanical" 8.3

We have only owned our coach for 8 months now. We have put 4500 miles on it. 2900 miles in October on our first serious road trip. We had one minor mechanical issue that boiled down to O-rings on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-27-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By BigPapaYams
The second part of the equation, once clean and...

The second part of the equation, once clean and dry,is go WAX THEM! As mentioned previously, the clear coat on your wheels is just like the clear coat on your MH. Rubbing a nice coat of wax on there...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-27-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,531
Posted By BigPapaYams
Ray,IN Would you mind posting a picture of...

Ray,IN
Would you mind posting a picture of those with the lights on and with your foot on the brakes? I have the Bargman taillights on my MH and have been thinking of the LED replacements from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-27-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,329
Posted By BigPapaYams
I bought two ratcheting cargo bars from Harbor...

I bought two ratcheting cargo bars from Harbor Freight Ratcheting Cargo Bar (https://www.harborfreight.com/ratcheting-cargo-bar-96811.html). They span between the two cargo bay walls and create a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12,808
Views: 1,820,061
Posted By BigPapaYams
Renewed fuel line from filter to injection pump

I noted a few weeks ago that the MH didn't "fire off" right away the way I am used to it. Haven't used it so last weekend (Labor Day 2015) I opened the hatch (flipped up the bed) and started looking...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-24-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By BigPapaYams
Many thanks!

Thank you Skip426 and Beaverfever!! :thumb:

I appreciate the feedback on both counts. The fires are a greater concern than some motion sickness. Not a problem even having to re-think the trip...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-24-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By BigPapaYams
Newbie RVers - Bay Area to Winnemucca to Couer d'Alene

Hi all,
Fairly new RVers with a 36' DP, no toad; going to take our first extended road trip ( 16 days & nights) beginning Sept 27. Will head out of the SF Bay Area, over the Sierras and on to...
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