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Forum: Cummins Engines 01-01-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By mdpuff
Well you learn something new every day. I did...

Well you learn something new every day. I did not know mine doesn't have the Caps pump, just assumed it did therefore I wanted to be pro-active and install an additional pump to prevent any...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-01-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By mdpuff
Wondering what to order a Fass or Air Dog and what model?

After reading some of the horror stories about people with failed Caps pumps caused by a faulty lift pump they have said that installing either a Fass or Air Dog pump would be a solution to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By mdpuff
We just sold our 04 Atrium SE in October, loved...

We just sold our 04 Atrium SE in October, loved the coach but it wasn't well insulated and only had single pane glass so when we traveled south from Canada to Arizona in Nov. it was a cold trip,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By mdpuff
The best applicator I've found for applying ZEP...

The best applicator I've found for applying ZEP or like product I made myself. Took a piece of 2 x 4" wood about 7" long, then got some sponge material and set it on one side of the 2 x 4 and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By mdpuff
It does sound like a plus to be tight in the...

It does sound like a plus to be tight in the center but with the ends being floppy they are noisy in the wind. I'm shooting for being tight all across the entire topper.

We will see how they...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-17-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By mdpuff
Thank you so much windsorbill, I kind of thought...

Thank you so much windsorbill, I kind of thought the coach side was 1/4". As far as the roller side goes the slot that the topper slides into is smaller so the bead is smaller to match. That's why...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-16-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By mdpuff
Thanks to everyone for their input, it's greatly...

Thanks to everyone for their input, it's greatly appreciated. On my toppers they are only about an inch shorter than the roller on each end so I can't go much wider, plus I don't have any leaks.
...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-15-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By mdpuff
Not sure what you are referring to when you say...

Not sure what you are referring to when you say sew in darts?? What I plan to do is very simple, I've already had one topper off to repair it (my own mistake) and the material is in great condition....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-15-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By mdpuff
The thing is our toppers are a real nice canvas...

The thing is our toppers are a real nice canvas material that's in great condition. I much prefer the canvas over vinyl toppers. I just want to square ours up and re-water proof them and they...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-15-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By mdpuff
New question on slide toppers.

Hello all, hope everyone is doing well in this holiday season.

Had a quick question about the slide toppers on our 2009 Camelot 42 DSQ. I plan on taking them all off in the spring and...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 12-01-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,930
Posted By mdpuff
Just for sh!ts & giggles I went on E-bay and...

Just for sh!ts & giggles I went on E-bay and looked up the headlights for the 2004 Atrium and they have some fancy new ones there with the black background inside the light for $250.00 a pair!

...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 12-01-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,930
Posted By mdpuff
In my old Atrium model it had the 2004 Mercedes...

In my old Atrium model it had the 2004 Mercedes ML500 headlights, halogen bulbs high & low beam. If you go on E-bay and punch in 2004 Mercedes ML500 headlights a bunch will come up and you can see...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By mdpuff
We just sold our 2004 Gulfstream Atrium SE in...

We just sold our 2004 Gulfstream Atrium SE in Oct.

We thought we would spiff it up and get it ready to sell for the spring. Advertised it anyway and boom!! We had calls and messages from all...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,930
Posted By mdpuff
Hey there bambam424, my headlights were all...

Hey there bambam424, my headlights were all halogen, no HID OEM bulbs. I upgraded to HID's for the low beam then eventually went to LED head light bulbs the year before we sold it. Found the HID...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,494
Posted By mdpuff
Boy does this thread bring back some memories! ...

Boy does this thread bring back some memories!

When I was a little kid our family camped all summer at a near by lake in an old army tent. My dad made a wooden platform to set the tent on...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 11-24-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By mdpuff
Well we recently sold our 2004 G.S. Atrium S.E....

Well we recently sold our 2004 G.S. Atrium S.E. 42 foot diesel pusher after 7 years of ownership. Enjoyed every minute of it. Loved the Atrium, especially the DW. The only down side of that coach...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By mdpuff
One thing to check is the power connections to...

One thing to check is the power connections to the generator. I had a problem with our generator this past summer and had to replace the temp sending unit on our Onan 7500 watt QD. When I was...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By mdpuff
To reply to srh's question, the ones I got from...

To reply to srh's question, the ones I got from Amazon were just a big bigger and beefier so the holes didn't line up.
But that was no big deal I just made new holes and they worked great and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-14-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By mdpuff
I found replacements on Amazon much cheaper than...

I found replacements on Amazon much cheaper than from the dealer. Bought a box of 12 latches as they always seem to be breaking.

12 Pack Cabinet Door Latch/RV Drawer Latch Holder, 8 LB Pull...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-13-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By mdpuff
I would suggest you try to sell it yourself...

I would suggest you try to sell it yourself first.
In Sept we thought we would get our old motor home all spiffed up and put it on the market fully expecting to be waiting till spring before...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-09-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By mdpuff
Thank you so much for the info. I'm kind of...

Thank you so much for the info. I'm kind of surprised it would be attached to the side of the engine exposed to the elements. Just assumed it was in one of the electrical bays where it would be...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-09-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By mdpuff
A quick technical question about our 2009 Camelot

Hello all, just a quick and hopefully an easy question about our 2009 Monaco Camelot 42 DSQ with the ISL 425 Hp engine.
I was wondering where I would locate the ECU / ECM for the engine...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-07-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By mdpuff
Ok folks, here the latest news on my slide...

Ok folks, here the latest news on my slide toppers! (I know everyone has been on the edge of their seat wanting to know the latest news!!)

How about that election eh??? lol All kidding...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-06-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By mdpuff
I don't know if I really like the idea of doing a...

I don't know if I really like the idea of doing a wrap. Still not cheap and I have no idea how durable it would be??
I think I'm just going to polish it and maybe try the wax that was...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-04-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By mdpuff
Yes I know all too well about wax leaving white...

Yes I know all too well about wax leaving white residue behind in cracks. I do believe Turtle Wax Ice is a wax that leaves no white residue behind. One has to be careful choosing a wax just for...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-04-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By mdpuff
Well I'm not going to spend huge amounts of money...

Well I'm not going to spend huge amounts of money on it. I will give it a good power polish and wax job in the spring and call it good.

I can live with it the way it is.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-02-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By mdpuff
Well that's just what I thought but hey, it was...

Well that's just what I thought but hey, it was worth a shot eh?

A man on a galloping horse would never notice it! :laugh:
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-02-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By mdpuff
This might be a stupid question but I'm going to ask it anyway.

Ok all you knowledgeable folks out there, here is my question, but I'm pretty sure I already know the answer.
We just bought a 2009 Camelot 42 DSQ and it is in beautiful condition except for one...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-02-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By mdpuff
Hello all. Well today I got around to removing...

Hello all. Well today I got around to removing the torn slide topper on my front curb side slide. Came off allot easier than I expected. Washed up the top of the slide now I'm going to treat all...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-01-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By mdpuff
Well I have to agree with you there. I...

Well I have to agree with you there. I personally don't like the idea of the steering stabilizer because all it does is forces the steering to stay in the straight ahead position. When you turn a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-31-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By mdpuff
I speak from experience when I say "Don't Use...

I speak from experience when I say "Don't Use ZEP" . It does not have any UV protection in it and will yellow over time, especially in the south with the harsh sun where it won't take long to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-31-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By mdpuff
Well it was kind of meant as a joke.......... ...

Well it was kind of meant as a joke..........
I'm not one to fix things half a$$ed, my motto has always been, always fix it right the first time.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-30-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By mdpuff
Good day all you wonderful Monaco owners!! ...

Good day all you wonderful Monaco owners!! Thanks so much for all your help with my slide toppers.
It finally warmed up enough today to get out there and work on my slide topper that had the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 837
Posted By mdpuff
Oh by the way, this was on our old coach, not the...

Oh by the way, this was on our old coach, not the Monaco we just bought.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 837
Posted By mdpuff
This might be a long shot but last winter we were...

This might be a long shot but last winter we were in a park in Arizona plugged into 50 amp service and my wife overloaded a circuit (happened a few times) running electric heater and the microwave...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-29-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By mdpuff
On second thought may be I should put a Safety...

On second thought may be I should put a Safety Steer on it to counteract the pull, that would be easy to do. Probably allot cheaper than having an alignment shop fix it, that's if they even could??
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-29-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By mdpuff
That is the first thing I checked is to see if it...

That is the first thing I checked is to see if it had a "Safety Steer" which it doesn't. That would have been too easy.

But thanks for the input! :)
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-29-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mdpuff
Boy oh boy it sure seems that I stirred up a...

Boy oh boy it sure seems that I stirred up a hornet's nest with this thread I started. lol
Referring to what Alpine36 stated "good luck selling you rig in the future with full disclosure of...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-25-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mdpuff
I am truly sorry if I stepped out of line by...

I am truly sorry if I stepped out of line by asking my question here. Where we live in Alberta there are no emission laws so a person is able to remove them without breaking the law.
Being a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-23-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By mdpuff
This might be a dumb question but is this...

This might be a dumb question but is this compressor 12 volt or 120 volt??
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By mdpuff
Thank you all for you valuable information. ...

Thank you all for you valuable information.
As far as alignment shops go I will have to check and see if there is one in Red Deer Ab.
I know Kal Tire there has a heavy duty truck shop and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By mdpuff
A question on the air leveling on our 09 Camelot.

Good day all
I have yet another question that I hope you fine folks here can help me with.
On our 09 Camelot it is air leveling only, I did read a thread about air leveling and that if you...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By mdpuff
Thanks pduggs, I've already got these pliers in...

Thanks pduggs, I've already got these pliers in the plan. Just need to pick them up.
But I have another question if any of you fine knowledgeable folks out there happen to know the thread size...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By mdpuff
Thank you all for your replies. Yes my fuel...

Thank you all for your replies.
Yes my fuel tank, fresh tank and Aquahot are all in the bay behind the front tires. so you are right that the front axle would be loaded down close to the max. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By mdpuff
Well I had kind of a similar issue when we bought...

Well I had kind of a similar issue when we bought our last coach from a dealer in Arizona. When we parked it in front of our house in Surprise Az. I put the jacks down then when I raised them I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By mdpuff
The only possible way to know for sure if you...

The only possible way to know for sure if you have oil pressure or not is to hook up a manual oil pressure gauge where the electrical sending unit is. Just take out the old sending unit, screw in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-21-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By mdpuff
Just an update. I've found the youtube...

Just an update.
I've found the youtube video's for changing the slide toppers and end caps as well as re-tensioning the spring so I think I'm good to go when the parts get here.
Thank you all...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-21-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By mdpuff
Well that is a very good question. I did try to...

Well that is a very good question. I did try to find the tire pressures for our coach and the nearest I could find was between 85 & 95 PSI.
I thought that was a bit low so went with 100. (that ...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-21-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mdpuff
Thank you all for your replies. I have...

Thank you all for your replies.
I have called around to about 6 different shops, even a farm equipment shop (they don't work on motor homes, even just the ECU) and get around the same price...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-21-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By mdpuff
Another question on the front suspension on our 09 Camelot

Hello all you knowledgeable folks out there.
I have another question about the front suspension on our new to us 2009 Camelot 42 DSQ.
When I road tested the coach it had a pull to the right...
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