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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,562
Posted By tricotec
We replaced the NoCold in our 2005 Windsor with...

We replaced the NoCold in our 2005 Windsor with the Samsung RF197. 1 1/2 years later our Samsung works great on our original inverter with NO modifications to the electrical system. It is true that...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-19-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By tricotec
Subsequent to my other posts I found that the...

Subsequent to my other posts I found that the engine brake is not working. I don't really believe it is stuck in the braking position, but it does not work at all. The RV is headed to a cummins...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-14-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By tricotec
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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-12-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By tricotec
I'm under on the mileage, but over on the time...

I'm under on the mileage, but over on the time requirement (1 yr). I've not put much mileage on, so I deferred changing them for a while. I have a full set of filters which are going on before it...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-10-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,570
Posted By tricotec
We just cleaned out our storage unit after 4...

We just cleaned out our storage unit after 4 years of keeping stuff "just in case" we decided not to do this anymore. I could have replaced half of it with new stuff by now due to the cost...not to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By tricotec
Smile Thanks for the detailed technical explanation. I...

Thanks for the detailed technical explanation. I am an engineer as you might guess. I will replace all the filters...they are a little overdue anyway.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By tricotec
Just so I understand, how does a clogged filter...

Just so I understand, how does a clogged filter make the engine smoke? By starving it for fuel?

Diesel's are new for us, so I'm striving to understand.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By tricotec
Cummins ISL 400 Black Smoke

Our 2005 Windsor with Cummins ISL400 began to blow Black Smoke when accelerating on this trip. It seems to be accompanied by a slight loss of power, but not too much. Turbo boost pressure seems...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,283
Posted By tricotec
Our first RV was bought from a guy who...

Our first RV was bought from a guy who specializes in repos and he wasn't even there for delivery. (which I wasn't expecting). The one we have now, the dealer knew was a replacement for another 36'...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-30-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,119
Posted By tricotec
I disagree with those stating that you need a...

I disagree with those stating that you need a regulator for the black tank cleanout hose connection. The reason a pressure regulator is needed in the RV's normal water system is that full system...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-09-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By tricotec
'05 Windsor Fresh Water Question

My '05 Windsor has a solenoid valve on the line going to the fresh water tank. I wasn't aware that my coach had any sort of auto-fill system so I'm not sure of what that valve is for. The line from...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By tricotec
Take the key bridge (I-695East) or the bypass...

Take the key bridge (I-695East) or the bypass I-695 West.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,778
Posted By tricotec
A lot of speculation and bad info here. Here...

A lot of speculation and bad info here.

Here are the facts:


You must have the proper tag for your motor home (depends on number of axles, weight, and state regulations) and for your car. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
Found a new one on Ebay for $650. It is ordered....

Found a new one on Ebay for $650. It is ordered. I also found a shop that will rebuild the old one for $200. I plan to have that done so I have a spare.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-01-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
Finally figured out what alternator I have. It...

Finally figured out what alternator I have. It is a Leece Neville 4884JB. This bad boy is $1300 plus retail and $800 rebuilt. OUCH!!!

Prestolite - Leece Neville...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-28-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
On our Windsor, the alternator is pretty easy to...

On our Windsor, the alternator is pretty easy to reach from the back. However I expect to need to open the closet floor hatch to reach the wires in the back. The hatch is directly over the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-27-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
Good points all around... I will isolate the...

Good points all around... I will isolate the batteries when removing the alternator.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-26-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
We made it to St Petersburg on the Generator with...

We made it to St Petersburg on the Generator with the boost switch jammed down. A new alternator will be ordered this week. Haven't decided if I will install it myself, but I'm considering it.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,189
Posted By tricotec
We had the Atwood, but everything was fine. From...

We had the Atwood, but everything was fine. From what I can tell the small extra height of the RF18 would be ok. Ours was done by Elite in Harrisburg, OR and they were easily able to accomodate...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,189
Posted By tricotec
On the RF197 there are two settings for...

On the RF197 there are two settings for minimizing electric use while inverting. One is the icemaker (turn it off). The other is "Power Saver" (turn it on).

The power saver setting turns off the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,624
Posted By tricotec
There are several different settings....one turns...

There are several different settings....one turns it off at 90%, another on "float" and another on "Absorption". 90% turns it off soonest, Absorption medium, and Float takes the longest (but charges...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-17-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,741
Posted By tricotec
This is because the dometic heat strip mounts in...

This is because the dometic heat strip mounts in the housing that's used on the ductless unit. There's just nowhere to install it in a ducted unit.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-17-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,741
Posted By tricotec
Our heat pumps do this automatically every so...

Our heat pumps do this automatically every so often...a nice feature.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,741
Posted By tricotec
The only difference between them is a reversing...

The only difference between them is a reversing valve...a few pounds at most for the same BTU rating.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,741
Posted By tricotec
A heatpump unit is no less efficient for cooling...

A heatpump unit is no less efficient for cooling than a non heat pump unit. The heatpump just has a reversing valve to allow the cooling process to reverse.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,741
Posted By tricotec
Mine work fabulously. I've used them with temps...

Mine work fabulously. I've used them with temps down in the 30s in the winter and they blow nice hot air. I have Duotherm Penquin heat pumps. They are a bit noisier in Heat mode. Dometic says...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
Absolutely correct. A jumper would have been...

Absolutely correct. A jumper would have been Plan B.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
Nothing to forgive...I'm sure many coaches are...

Nothing to forgive...I'm sure many coaches are not designed for that relay to be on continuously. Mine is, but I'm pretty sure my last coach wasn't...so your advice is good generally...particularly...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,672
Posted By tricotec
We finally dumped ours, after much struggle with...

We finally dumped ours, after much struggle with similar issues, and got a tempur-pedic. Best decision we ever made.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
My coach does not charge the chassis batteries...

My coach does not charge the chassis batteries from the generator normally. The boost switch does cross-connect the two systems and I can now testify that the generator and inverter will keep both...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
Great advice. I'm in St Pete, so I'll try in the...

Great advice. I'm in St Pete, so I'll try in the Tampa area first, but Lake City is on the way out of the state if I can't find one.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-11-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
Good Idea... I'll see if I can get a new or...

Good Idea... I'll see if I can get a new or rebuilt one and have the original rebuilt as well.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-11-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
I'm pretty sure. I changed out the Chassis...

I'm pretty sure. I changed out the Chassis Batteries since the Generator was having trouble getting the voltage above 12.7 VDC with them cross-connected. With the new batteries the generator set...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By tricotec
Yeah we had the same experience. After being...

Yeah we had the same experience. After being initially ecstatic about being able to fuel from both sides, we realized this isn't a good idea with one tank when the tank was overfilled from one side...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-11-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,460
Posted By tricotec
Alternator Bad!

On my latest trip from New England to Florida, the alternator in my '05 Windsor went out. Parked the coach for the night at a rest stop, and in the morning the warning buzzer went nuts. The...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-04-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,189
Posted By tricotec
We put a 197 in in February, and I have nothing...

We put a 197 in in February, and I have nothing bad to say about it. Our food is cold, and the refrigerator works flawlessly on shore power or our MSW converter. You'll never ever regret taking the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-28-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By tricotec
AquaHot Heat problem

My '05 Windsor has the factory installed Aquahot. The front-room zone just quit receiving heat (blows cold air at all vents). The rear zone works fine, and hot water works fine.

Anyone know what...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-27-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,939
Posted By tricotec
To follow up on my original post, we disassembled...

To follow up on my original post, we disassembled the Moen shower valve, which included a plastic backer that blocked the entire opening. We tied a string to it and pushed the valve back and lowered...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-23-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,578
Posted By tricotec
We used a device called a diplexer to piggyback...

We used a device called a diplexer to piggyback the satellite signal on the coax going back to the bedroom. I then put the satellite receiver for the bedroom TV in the bedroom and connected the HDMI...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,986
Posted By tricotec
Our installer temporarily removed the driver seat...

Our installer temporarily removed the driver seat and removed the driver's side window. On our Monaco the window is quite large and both the Samsung and the Norcold fit through it easily.

We...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By tricotec
Good question! It's easy. Just turn the...

Good question!

It's easy. Just turn the Diesel and Electric switches off, and the engine preheat switch on while on the road. This will circulate the engine coolant through the aquahot,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By tricotec
We purchased the 4G LTE Broadband Router with...

We purchased the 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice (https://www.verizonwireless.com/vzw/home-office-solutions/4g-lte-broadband-router-with-voice/) for our motorhome. Full-timers can transfer their...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-22-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,118
Posted By tricotec
I-95 is ok except for NYC. I use the Tappan Zee...

I-95 is ok except for NYC. I use the Tappan Zee bridge and the Garden State parkway to bypass NYC to the NJ Turnpike, then take the turnpike south to Wilmington DE. Ensure that you have gas as...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,046
Posted By tricotec
I used Mailbox Forwarding (Mailbox Forwarding -...

I used Mailbox Forwarding (Mailbox Forwarding - View Postal Mail Online, Mail Forwarding, Mailing Address, Virtual Office PO Box, and Private Mailbox Rental Services...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-09-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,080
Posted By tricotec
I cruise about 60MPH, and have an alarm set at...

I cruise about 60MPH, and have an alarm set at 65MPH on the Aladdin system. Our toad is only rated for 65MPH max, so we don't have the luxury of going faster than that.

I've had the 'pleasure' of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-09-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,279
Posted By tricotec
Unhappy Splendide Washer Removal

Our washer has developed a problem. The drain pump no longer pumps water out of the drum. This causes strange behavior including the knob rotating continuously, which I've become informed is the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,255
Posted By tricotec
How quick breaking down the TP is is also...

How quick breaking down the TP is is also dependent on your black tank design, whether you are boondocking or in a park and whether or not you keep your black tank drain open.

A lot of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,947
Posted By tricotec
What you say is certainly true, however hotels...

What you say is certainly true, however hotels are using software on PC based routers that controls bandwidth in ways that prevent video streaming from negatively affecting routine use of internet...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,947
Posted By tricotec
I can vouch for this. My Rogue Wave brings in...

I can vouch for this. My Rogue Wave brings in all sorts of sites.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,947
Posted By tricotec
I currently travel very extensively and I can say...

I currently travel very extensively and I can say that most hotels have pretty good internet access now. This is partly because of higher bandwidth available from ISPs and partially because the...
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