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Forum: Cummins Engines 10-24-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,116
Posted By lonestarace
By-Pass Oil Filtration

I haven't posted here for 2 yrs because we bought a Prevost. I'm still subscribed to this thread to I get emails whenever there's another post.


I believe in bypass filtration. I'll stick with...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-16-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,025
Posted By lonestarace
x2. I've used both. I've sent them both the...

x2.
I've used both. I've sent them both the same sample to see what their results were and what their recommendations were. The Polaris recommendation is more conservative than Blackstone and you...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-17-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,116
Posted By lonestarace
I run synthetic oil and use UOA to help me...

I run synthetic oil and use UOA to help me determine when to change the oil in all my vehicles. I think vehicle/engine manufacture(s) oil/filter change policies are written by their lawyers to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-22-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By lonestarace
It sounds like you have a bad air line or diapham...

It sounds like you have a bad air line or diapham in the chamber that raises the tag axle
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-19-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By lonestarace
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/slideout-seal-repla...

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/slideout-seal-replacement-163080.html
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-18-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By lonestarace
Amazon.com : VCS-7 : Electronics...

Amazon.com : VCS-7 : Electronics (https://www.amazon.com/Magnadyne-VCS7-VCS-7/dp/B001R5KTYE)
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-09-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By lonestarace
Fleetguard WF2123 chemical free servere duty...

Fleetguard WF2123 chemical free servere duty filter that has a synthetic media (last longer, cost more). FilterBarn.com sells them for about $40ea.

Fleetguard WF2077 is a normal duty paper media...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-07-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,176
Posted By lonestarace
We've had two non-egr M11(450hp) powered tag axle...

We've had two non-egr M11(450hp) powered tag axle Monacos and two non-egr ISM(500hp) powered tag axle Monacos. None of them have ever gotten over 200 degrees, ever.:thumb: Every summer we head from...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-27-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,931
Posted By lonestarace
Hyping or Ditching a filter without Used Oil...

Hyping or Ditching a filter without Used Oil Analysis(UOA) evidence is just speculation IMO.

I have provided UOA for my last two Monaco Signatures w/500 ISM equiped w/stock EcoLite filters. My...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-26-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By lonestarace
You would be better served taking the old seal to...

You would be better served taking the old seal to a OVER THE ROAD truck parts store.

Our 00 Signature w/13k lb frt axle used National #370001A for $22ea....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-25-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,039
Posted By lonestarace
We replaced the HL switch on our 99 Executive...

We replaced the HL switch on our 99 Executive w/NAPA # HL6631

All the Monaco's we've owned(5) have had a separate dimmer rheostat
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-25-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By lonestarace
Meritor #R955342 Heavy Duty Truck Parts Online,...

Meritor #R955342
Heavy Duty Truck Parts Online, Brake Parts, Light & Medium Duty Truck Parts, Transit & School Bus, Coach, Trailer, Forklift & Semi Parts-Find it Parts...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-21-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By lonestarace
When you say batteries, which batteries are you...

When you say batteries, which batteries are you talking about, house and/or chassis, and where are you getting your voltage info? Do you have solar panels? What type battery isolator do you have,...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-20-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,013
Posted By lonestarace
It is set up for failure because Monaco's...

It is set up for failure because Monaco's engineers(yeah right), in their infinite wisdom, mounted it in/on an enclosed plastic box that does not absorb heat and lacks airflow. We, the owners/users,...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-20-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,013
Posted By lonestarace
The OP has a different type isolator from yours....

The OP has a different type isolator from yours. His isolator is a heat sink type(no points) like the big blue thing in the pic below, not a big boy point type which I believe you have. The pic below...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-20-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,481
Posted By lonestarace
We did a write-up w/pics a while back. ...

We did a write-up w/pics a while back.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/front-wheel-bearing-conversion-113185.html
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-20-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,013
Posted By lonestarace
We did a mod and write-up w/pics ...

We did a mod and write-up w/pics
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/mod-battery-isolator-cooling-fans-135217.html
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-02-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,128
Posted By lonestarace
Time will tell? Yes

Time will tell?


Yes
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-30-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,128
Posted By lonestarace
Slideout Seal Replacement

The old slideout seal(UniGrip?) was starting to show its age on our 02 Signature, so we changed them(2 slideouts) with Clean Seal Clean Grip #ZML-6705. Both slideout awnings were completely off the...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-27-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By lonestarace
Cummins Rocky Mountain | Find a Location...

Cummins Rocky Mountain | Find a Location (https://www.cumminsrockymountain.com/locations/henderson-co/)
They work on Motorhomes. They have hookups.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-13-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By lonestarace
Ours is located in an inline fuse holder at the...

Ours is located in an inline fuse holder at the compressor.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-13-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By lonestarace
NO! The mobile tire service company that...

NO!

The mobile tire service company that mounts($25ea) and spin balances($25ea) our tires does it for free if I give them the old ones. I have no idea what they sell them for?

There is high...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-12-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,582
Posted By lonestarace
We've had four tag axle Monacos(98,99,00,02), and...

We've had four tag axle Monacos(98,99,00,02), and like Mike said, loosing air from the air bags isn't what is suppose to happen. Our coaches past and present held air in their air bags indefinitely....
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-06-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,298
Posted By lonestarace
I designed and have installed engine oil bypass...

I designed and have installed engine oil bypass filter systems on our last 3 MHs. One had a M11(98), and 2 have had ISMs(00 & 02). The parts and install are exactly the same. I used a CarQuest#89750...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-02-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By lonestarace
Dunlop tires are also owned by GY. Two yrs ago,...

Dunlop tires are also owned by GY. Two yrs ago, we bought($330ea) a set of eight H rated 11R Dunlop SP160s from SamsClub for our last coach, a 2000 43' Signature Caesar, and had no regrets. We talk...
Forum: Cummins Engines 04-30-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,298
Posted By lonestarace
Used Oil Analysis-02 Cummins ISM 500hp

We've owned this coach for two yrs. This is the first time we've done a UOA on this coach because we've been restoring it for 1+ yrs.

Motorhome: 2002 Monaco 45' Signature
Lab: Oil Analyzers...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-30-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By lonestarace
Since this thread isn't getting many views here,...

Since this thread isn't getting many views here, I'm reposting my original post over at the CUMMINS area.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-27-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By lonestarace
Used Oil Analysis-02 Cummins ISM 500hp

Motorhome: 2002 Monaco 45' Signature
Lab: Oil Analyzers Inc(Polaris Labs)
Engine: 2002 Cummins ISM w/81,000 miles since new
Oil: Amsoil AMO 10-40w. 4500 miles and 24 mths since last changed. No...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-29-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By lonestarace
We converted our Sig Here is a link with pics ...

We converted our Sig
Here is a link with pics

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/front-wheel-bearing-conversion-113185.html
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-12-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,167
Posted By lonestarace
Our 98, 00, & 02 Signatures had MGM brand brake...

Our 98, 00, & 02 Signatures had MGM brand brake chambers, type 30 on the drive axle, and type 24 on the tag and steer axles. Stroke length limit for the type 30 is 2", and 1 3/4" for the type 24. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-05-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By lonestarace
We had a 99 Exec w/10kw Onan. Here's the filter#s...

We had a 99 Exec w/10kw Onan. Here's the filter#s we used.


10KW Onan Filters:
Fuel Filters:
Onan#149-2513
Fleetguard#FF236
Fram#P3500
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-28-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,118
Posted By lonestarace
Cam lobes going flat is a common problem with...

Cam lobes going flat is a common problem with airplane engines. The cause is usually corrosion from lack of use. Motorhomes suffer from lack of use too.

As others have posted, I to suspect...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-18-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,144
Posted By lonestarace
Mouse Milk Welcome to MouseMilk.com...

Mouse Milk
Welcome to MouseMilk.com (https://www.mousemilk.com/)
Don't laugh, I used to use it on the waste gate of our twin turbocharged Piper Malibu Mirage aircraft. Amazing stuff.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-18-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,584
Posted By lonestarace
Pics of our FJ

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1467480_0_a3cb67661229d755ae97fa073e98e9c2.jpg
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1467480_1_5570db4b529dea323503093879eb8651.jpg...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-17-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,584
Posted By lonestarace
see post#2

see post#2
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-16-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,584
Posted By lonestarace
On our 07 2wd FJ the key can be turned all the...

On our 07 2wd FJ the key can be turned all the way off. As long as you don't pull the key out the steering wheel remains unlocked.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,666
Posted By lonestarace
Length: 70' long is max legal limit in the USA....

Length: 70' long is max legal limit in the USA. So, 45' mh, plus 20' stacker box, plus 5' tongue, equals 70'.

Weight: Your hitch might be able to handle 1000 Lbs tongue wt, and 10,000 Lbs towing...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-08-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,949
Posted By lonestarace
Here's a couple of choices Thermoplastic Rubber...

Here's a couple of choices
Thermoplastic Rubber Industrial Duct Hose (https://www.flexicraft.com/Industrial_Hose/TD1/)
and
High Temperature Duct Hose (https://www.flexicraft.com/Industrial_Hose/FD1/)
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-08-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By lonestarace
Here's a brochure link for all 2002 Sigs ...

Here's a brochure link for all 2002 Sigs
https://www.monacocoach.com/StaticFiles/monaco/brochures/2002/02Signature.pdf

Monaco, 877-466-6226, sells a hardcopy of the 2002 Sig Owners Manual for...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-06-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By lonestarace
99 tag axle Executive, had leaks on top of the...

99 tag axle Executive, had leaks on top of the tag bags where the air fitting screw in. Darn near impossible to get to.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-04-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,271
Posted By lonestarace
Our 98 DSDP had a rubber roof

Our 98 DSDP had a rubber roof
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-04-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By lonestarace
On 98 - 02 Sigs, the factory ran 8 gauge wire...

On 98 - 02 Sigs, the factory ran 8 gauge wire from the roof, to the controller located above the frig, the the battery battery compartment. The controller location and the wire size limits the solar...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-01-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,584
Posted By lonestarace
We have a 2007 2wd FJ Crusier that we have been...

We have a 2007 2wd FJ Crusier that we have been towing 4 down behind our MHs for almost 3 yrs now. We had a driveshaft built locally and had them install a remco coupling on the new shaft. Remco...
Forum: Cummins Engines 02-01-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,809
Posted By lonestarace
The two things that come to mind are: 1) drain...

The two things that come to mind are:
1) drain plug is still removed
or
2) threw a connecting rod and put a hole in the crankcase
Forum: Cummins Engines 02-01-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,869
Posted By lonestarace
Maybe the chassis battery(s) are getting old and...

Maybe the chassis battery(s) are getting old and no longer have much "capacity". Have them/it tested for capacity. And yes a block heater is a good thing in cold wx.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-01-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,832
Posted By lonestarace
My mother stays in it when she comes to visit.

My mother stays in it when she comes to visit.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-01-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By lonestarace
Dry camping isn't a problem for us. Our 02 Sig...

Dry camping isn't a problem for us.
Our 02 Sig has the original factory installed "all-electric" option package which includes:
1) 5 Lifeline 8D house batteries, 162 Lbs ea and $700 ea. When cared...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-01-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By lonestarace
The 2 places I would look: 1) the connections...

The 2 places I would look:
1) the connections on the back of the gauge
2) the connections on top of the sending unit on top of the fuel tank
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-31-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,878
Posted By lonestarace
We go snow skiing(Leadville, Durango, etc) and...

We go snow skiing(Leadville, Durango, etc) and have had our Signatures in minus 20 degree wx. We use Amsoil AW46 and haven't had any problems.

We did have overheating problems in the summer with...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-27-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,381
Posted By lonestarace
Here's a link to an ad for new 460 headers...

Here's a link to an ad for new 460 headers w/y-pipe and hardware. Exhaust Headers, Y-pipe, and hardware - RV & Motorhome Classifieds...
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