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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-20-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,124
Posted By b-Bota
Wandering, sway bars, alignment, ride height, oh my!!

I used an angle grinder with a cut off wheel. Wear long sleeves, gloves, hat and safety glass. Took less then half an hour to trim both front gussets.

Harry S


2005 HR Ambassador 36' PRT ISC...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,124
Posted By b-Bota
Wandering, sway bars, alignment, ride height, oh my!!

Mike,
I had to trim the gussets on my Ambassador back about 3/4" for the front watts link. Didn't know if this was a normal part of the install or not. It's not difficult, just unexpected. Haven't...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-23-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
Steering Box Play- Sheppard M100 SHIM or Swap for a TRW ?

barmcd
That would look like my old Sheppard gear. When I first looked at, I was hoping that the screw was an adjustment no such luck. The manufacturer warns not to turn the screw. The TRW that I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-24-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
Thanks Bob, I'll give it a try. 2005 HR...

Thanks Bob, I'll give it a try.


2005 HR Ambassador 36' PRT ISC 330,
2014 Honda CRV
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-22-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
I'm going to pull the drag link off the pitman...

I'm going to pull the drag link off the pitman arm to check my TRW gear for looseness. Can anyone tell me the torque setting for the castle nut on the drag link?

Thanks
Harry S


2005 HR...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-08-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,124
Posted By b-Bota
Vanwill I would like to personal thank you...

Vanwill

I would like to personal thank you for all the selfless work you have accomplished. With out your hard work and knowledge I would have lived on with my belief that the way my Holiday...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
Bucky My Sheppard steering gear had a plastic...

Bucky
My Sheppard steering gear had a plastic cap on the bottom side that covered an adjustment screw. This adjustment screw is not for adjusting play out of the steering box and should not be...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-08-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
Bob, after my swap I had a very pronounced noise...

Bob, after my swap I had a very pronounced noise coming from my TRW box. This occurred when the wheels were coming back from extreme turns at low speeds. After several conversations with Weller's...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,758
Posted By b-Bota
We stayed at a campground that was the only...

We stayed at a campground that was the only campground close to GreenCastle Indiana where our daughter and her family live. When we arrived we paid cash for 7 nights. The diesel trucks driving in and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,758
Posted By b-Bota
X2 :-) 2005 HR Ambassador 36' ISC 330,...

X2 :-)



2005 HR Ambassador 36' ISC 330,
2014 Honda CRV
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-24-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,124
Posted By b-Bota
Thanks for the update. I think my next project...

Thanks for the update. I think my next project will be the front x-bars. I assume you put on the front x-bars after the rear x-bars. How much of a difference did the front x-bars make for you?
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
I thought this might be of some interest to those...

I thought this might be of some interest to those that are following this topic. 72857 for $49.95 (free shipping). It's a 4 to 1 torque multiplier that's good up to 400 ft lbs. For $49.95 I thought...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-03-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,124
Posted By b-Bota
Mike, I have been thinking about the same...

Mike,

I have been thinking about the same thing. I don't know any reason why the X braces wouldn't work on the front leading arms if properly attached. I don't believe that 16" stiffing rods...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-02-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,124
Posted By b-Bota
I have been wondering the same thing. ...

I have been wondering the same thing.


2005 HR Ambassador 36' ISC 330,
2006 Saturn Vue
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
Good luck rmcb. Just remember the results will be...

Good luck rmcb. Just remember the results will be well worth the effort.

Harry S


2005 HR Ambassador 36' ISC 330,
2006 Saturn Vue
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-19-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
Well, I completed my swap last week, but I've...

Well, I completed my swap last week, but I've been holding off reporting the results because of the lack of drive time and a couple issues that I needed to come to terms with.

First of all to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
Went out and checked the clearance on our HR Amb....

Went out and checked the clearance on our HR Amb. Wheels straight 2 5/8", wheels at extreme min. 1 5/8".

Harry S.



2005 HR 36' ISC 330,
2006 Saturn Vue
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
Craig, I don't have access to a caliper, so I...

Craig, I don't have access to a caliper, so I used a good metal straight edge. I know you want very accurate measurements but I was curious if my measurements are close to what the others came up...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-13-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 283,278
Posted By b-Bota
I'm so fed up with my loose PPN31 that I would...

I'm so fed up with my loose PPN31 that I would trade my HR for a MH with a TRW steering gear if I could afford it. I can't, so I have high hopes that there is an easy swap out there.
Thank you so...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 463,124
Posted By b-Bota
Another Sheppard box. M100 PPN31 On a 2005 HR...

Another Sheppard box. M100 PPN31
On a 2005 HR Ambassador 36'

View to the front

65056


View to the back
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,655
Posted By b-Bota
We have run Rotella in our motorhomes with good...

We have run Rotella in our motorhomes with good results. Buy the 6 gal.
case at Sams Club, good price.


2005 HR 36' ISC 330,
2006 Saturn Vue
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-11-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,051
Posted By b-Bota
Going Mobile - The Who

Going Mobile - The Who
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-11-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By b-Bota
When in doubt pull in the slide out.

When in doubt pull in the slide out.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 03-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,264
Posted By b-Bota
Get an iPad and down the iRV2 app. No adds.

Get an iPad and down the iRV2 app. No adds.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,240
Posted By b-Bota
Nissan = Needs insane sad sack as navigater.

Nissan = Needs insane sad sack as navigater.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-26-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,240
Posted By b-Bota
Mazda = My absolute zero dysfunctional autombile.

Mazda = My absolute zero dysfunctional autombile.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-26-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,240
Posted By b-Bota
Toyota = toy on the asphalt.

Toyota = toy on the asphalt.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,240
Posted By b-Bota
Honda = Hand over nice dollars American.

Honda = Hand over nice dollars American.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-23-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,950
Posted By b-Bota
I think I read somewhere that Allied Recreation...

I think I read somewhere that Allied Recreation Group will take HR and Monacos in different directions. Which seems to make sense. Why would ARG have two brands that take sales from each other. If...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By b-Bota
Steve, what's the name of your Cummins dealer? ...

Steve, what's the name of your Cummins dealer?
Thanks.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By b-Bota
Bad lands national park South Dakota.

Bad lands national park South Dakota.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By b-Bota
The only push button on my dash is mounted below...

The only push button on my dash is mounted below the speedometer. It resets the trip meter.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By b-Bota
We have a 2005 HR Ambassador with the ISC engine...

We have a 2005 HR Ambassador with the ISC engine and the 8 air bag suspension. Very happy with the power and overall quality. As far as how it drives down the road I would recommend that you make...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-28-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By b-Bota
Our Saturn Vue is the 4 cylinder.

Our Saturn Vue is the 4 cylinder.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-28-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By b-Bota
We tow our 2006 Saturn Vue behind our MH with...

We tow our 2006 Saturn Vue behind our MH with good results. It is light and gets good gas mileage.
Forum: Just Conversation 12-28-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,972
Posted By b-Bota
Happy! Happy! Happy! Was totally burned out on a...

Happy! Happy! Happy! Was totally burned out on a job, that I loved for years. Miss the people, not the job.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12,082
Views: 1,671,717
Posted By b-Bota
Congrats and many happy flushes.

Congrats and many happy flushes.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-27-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,251
Posted By b-Bota
Over the years I have bought many batteries from...

Over the years I have bought many batteries from SAMs Club. In the last year (because of owning 3 different MHs in a short period of time) I have bought 3 coach batteries, and 4 house batteries and 3...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-18-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,081
Posted By b-Bota
Radical venture.

Radical venture.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-13-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By b-Bota
Something is wrong with your numbers. Total pay...

Something is wrong with your numbers. Total pay for 20 years X 20,000 = $400,000.
1% cola loss = .01 X 20,000 = $200 per year. $200 per year X 20 years = $4000.
Still too much of a reduction. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-09-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29,191
Views: 1,635,490
Posted By b-Bota
Fake people People

Fake people
People
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By b-Bota
What Did You Forget?

Packing the camper for are trip south. We well spend most the winter in our camper and I know that we've forgotten something(s). Was wondering what are some of the things others have forgot to take....
Forum: Just Conversation 12-08-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29,191
Views: 1,635,490
Posted By b-Bota
Late show Show

Late show
Show
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By b-Bota
When I was in the electronic repair business as...

When I was in the electronic repair business as rule of thumb I would recommend replacement when repair cost would exceed 50% of new cost.
Forum: Just Conversation 12-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29,191
Views: 1,635,490
Posted By b-Bota
Legal fight Fight

Legal fight
Fight
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-07-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,172
Posted By b-Bota
We have the 8.3L ISC 330hp in our 36' Ambassador...

We have the 8.3L ISC 330hp in our 36' Ambassador and yes it seems under powered. I have never seen it produce more then 22psi boost. It has a "performance chip" in it which when turned on, does...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-07-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,017
Posted By b-Bota
MSHappyCampers, the tank heaters are 12v. With...

MSHappyCampers, the tank heaters are 12v. With the MH plug into AC eventually as the 12v batteries are drawn down and the converter kicks on to charge the batteries I would see two things one the AC...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29,191
Views: 1,635,490
Posted By b-Bota
Sorry I fell behind. Armor plate Plate

Sorry I fell behind.
Armor plate
Plate
Forum: Just Conversation 12-07-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29,191
Views: 1,635,490
Posted By b-Bota
Soft fabric Soft

Soft fabric
Soft
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,017
Posted By b-Bota
My control panel has a read out for AC amps. My...

My control panel has a read out for AC amps. My thinking is that if I turn on the tank heaters without the wet bay heater plugged in I would see an increase in AC amps do to the converter charging...
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