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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,050
Posted By SteveSkinner
Seems Michelin really arenít suited to standing...

Seems Michelin really arenít suited to standing still.
I had weather checking at 4 years 40000 miles but all done in 2x2 months each year.
On the other hand if you buy steer tyres for a truck...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-11-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,146
Posted By SteveSkinner
Just to add. The Ugly Fix tricks the engine...

Just to add.
The Ugly Fix tricks the engine into thinking itís at 10000í which is where the EGR is designed to close. So from ground you get no exhaust gases being recycled
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-20-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By SteveSkinner
Mike isnít silly enough to drive one of those...

Mike isnít silly enough to drive one of those cars. Just clever enough to tune them to perfection. Last time I spoke to him his coach was covered in snow and he had no time to use it.
Retirement can...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By SteveSkinner
Last May I was loosing up to 1/2 gal of coolant a...

Last May I was loosing up to 1/2 gal of coolant a day. (series 60) stressed me out until one cool morning while parked on concrete I saw it pouring out from a low clamp,
Put on a second clamp and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-15-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By SteveSkinner
Well done Dave. Be interested to see if it...

Well done Dave.
Be interested to see if it makes a difference.
Both mine had come apart at the swage. And there seemed no way of fixing it.
Would have required an engineering workshop to rebuild...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-03-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By SteveSkinner
Hi Dave, Both my driver side slide locks...

Hi Dave,
Both my driver side slide locks failed at the bottom swage.
Monaco wanted $1500 each to replace.
Needless to say the slide locks are still US and have had absolutely no effect on the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,197
Posted By SteveSkinner
Should be a set of 2 buttons ďabove the sinkĒ...

Should be a set of 2 buttons ďabove the sinkĒ that suggest aquahot elec and aquahot Diesel.
If neither of these seem to function you need to start troubleshooting.
First stop is the reset button on...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-25-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By SteveSkinner
Elvis did you get to the bottom of your problem...

Elvis did you get to the bottom of your problem here?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-25-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By SteveSkinner
Just to follow up. Yes it was a failed...

Just to follow up.
Yes it was a failed alternator.
And no it didn't affect my holiday just my bank balance.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-07-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By SteveSkinner
I'm on the warped drum side Many manufacturers...

I'm on the warped drum side
Many manufacturers have specific torque numbers and a particular methodology when using a rattle gun.
I bet the tire fitter did up 1 top and then 1 bottom then went...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,610
Posted By SteveSkinner
My steer tire pressure cold is 115 lb On any...

My steer tire pressure cold is 115 lb
On any day in the 90 deg F they get to just over 130.
This is of course is completely useless information (unless you are trying to set the upper limit of your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-23-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By SteveSkinner
I'd suggest that the burner has come away from...

I'd suggest that the burner has come away from the unit.
It's generally just held in place by 2 bolts at 20lb torque.
I recently had a popping sound from the exhaust and discovered by accident that...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-08-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By SteveSkinner
Adds up. It was tough to put it up for sale....

Adds up.
It was tough to put it up for sale. But it has to be.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-26-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By SteveSkinner
A follow up: I confirmed that the alternator...

A follow up:
I confirmed that the alternator was producing no charge.
I kept the jumper on for the remainder of our trip.
I've left the coach with NIRC in Atlanta with instructions to email me...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-25-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,239
Posted By SteveSkinner
So it's looking like the thermostat isn't talking...

So it's looking like the thermostat isn't talking to the aquahot.
I'd first make sure that all 3 areas were set to furnace and dial up the temp.
Then I'd hit the salesman switch to kill power to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-25-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,239
Posted By SteveSkinner
Aquahot Heat 07 Signature Series

Trouble shooting:
If you are showing house batteries above 12 volt use a Skewer or similar to reset the aquahot.
Looking at the aquahot you should see a small hole on the main display.
Use your...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-11-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By SteveSkinner
A foot note Still ha net had the opportunity to...

A foot note
Still ha net had the opportunity to sort this.
However yesterday was a long drive and while the batteries started off fully charged and with the generator running the house batteries...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-09-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By SteveSkinner
Thanks for the above. Both house and chassis...

Thanks for the above.
Both house and chassis batteries discharge without the generator running and charge happily with it running.
Mike Canter sent me a wiring diagram for the Alt circuit so I'm...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-04-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By SteveSkinner
Battery Life

No.
Both sets of batteries charge off the generator. None of the batteries are charging off the alternator.
Arrived at Virginia Beach with flat car battery.
Charge line not active - I'll need to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-03-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By SteveSkinner
So picked up the coach last night - midnight and...

So picked up the coach last night - midnight and this morning drove 200 miles.
It was hot so I'd been running the generator.
I turned off the generator and noticed the alternator wasn't charging...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-03-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By SteveSkinner
I generally don't boon dock so the batteries...

I generally don't boon dock so the batteries never get discharged.
However since the coach is regularly in storage I can't say if it gets left off power for any length of time
2 years ago it was...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-01-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By SteveSkinner
Battery Life

So my 8 house batteries are toast after 3 yrs
GC2 - XHD 232 lead acid by Interstate.
The coach sits for 3 months at a time on power. I'm thinking my Interlec charging system is set too high as...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-17-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By SteveSkinner
Quote came in at $3500 I can wash a lot of...

Quote came in at $3500
I can wash a lot of dishes for that
So no dishwasher for our coach


Sent from my iPhone
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-10-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By SteveSkinner
I think I'll put it up as suggested before we...

I think I'll put it up as suggested before we arrive.
I can use the You tube video that was produced before I bought it..
It's an absolute classic complete with " placing recalcitrant children in...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-09-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By SteveSkinner
Yellowstone May 2017

Thank you for your input
I might arrive a week later to increase chance of freer travel
I can cope with temp road closures.
We are 45ft so Fishing Bridge is not an option.
Looking forward to a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-09-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By SteveSkinner
Hey Mike it's a Subaru In Aus I've had 3...

Hey Mike it's a Subaru
In Aus
I've had 3 WRX's, 3 Liberty GT's and all our company cars are Subbies.
3 girls and 2 of their partners have Subaru
Yep great car.
Will hopefully catch up soon.
We...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-08-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By SteveSkinner
Thanks Cliff Sent from my iPhone

Thanks Cliff


Sent from my iPhone
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-08-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By SteveSkinner
Planning to Sell

We are planning to sell our beloved Motorhome on our last trip to the USA next April May.
As visiting Aussies I've considered different options.
Current plan is arrive in early April and advertise...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-08-2016, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By SteveSkinner
Also looking at Yellowstone in May We have been...

Also looking at Yellowstone in May
We have been to Yellowstone 3 times in September but will be doing our final journey in our Motorhome before we sell it next April May.
Understand earliest is...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-06-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By SteveSkinner
Dishwasher Model

Looking to instal a F&P Dishwasher in my 2005 Sig Castle1V.
Can anyone confirm which model/size I should be looking at.
I believe it goes under the stove top.


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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-07-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By SteveSkinner
Two wire fuel sending unit

My tank holds 150 gallons.
I've disconnected the fuel gauge as the alarm and light were coming on at 1/2 tank.
I use the Aladdin for "accurate" fuel levels.
My coach was in storage for a couple of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-15-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,146
Posted By SteveSkinner
I've got 70000 miles on my Series 60 and have...

I've got 70000 miles on my Series 60 and have been putting off doing a hot set (valve lash or top) but I'm thinking it's worth the $500-$600 to get it done.
Could be worth another .5mpg?


Sent...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-13-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,146
Posted By SteveSkinner
I've got it following recommendation from others...

I've got it following recommendation from others that will probably comment.
Unfortunately the EGR system must be in good condition for it to work so you can't avoid repairing it if that is your...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-27-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,368
Posted By SteveSkinner
Well it's finally happening for us In late Sept...

Well it's finally happening for us In late Sept to early October 2016
Just checked I first contributed to this thread in 2012. Coach is currently in Atlanta (we are in Brisbane Aus).
We finish with...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-10-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By SteveSkinner
What a great idea: We were recently glam ping...

What a great idea:
We were recently glam ping somewhere near New Orleans and the guy next to us had his tool box out.
He was up to his eyeballs in trouble because DW had sucked up a sock in their...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-17-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By SteveSkinner
Edit this post to Rubber seal at the base of...

Edit this post to
Rubber seal at the base of front Pax side slide has come out.
I've attempted to refit - but obviously the slide will need to be raised.
I assume this can't be done by a mobile...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-17-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By SteveSkinner
Thanks Distaff Took your advice Sat with my...

Thanks Distaff
Took your advice
Sat with my manual and multimeter and followed the bouncing ball.
And then I decided to tighten all the connections.
Bingo.
12v connections at the bottom of the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-17-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By SteveSkinner
Pensacola RV Service

Will be in Pensacola Beach tomorrow with a non operational Aquahot.
I can't resolve the issues so need a technician
Can anybody recommend someone in the area that comes with a good reputation...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-17-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By SteveSkinner
Aqua hot failure Please Help trouble shoot

Woke up this morning to no hot water.
No lights at all on aqua hot.
Dialed up temp but heat fans did not operate
Reset main breaker in closet
Checked 1amp fuse in Multiplex
Checked 25amp fuse...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-27-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,391
Posted By SteveSkinner
Got to agree with September. As Aussies we...

Got to agree with September.
As Aussies we don't get out much but have been to Yellowstone 4 times for a week each.
No traffic Buggaling Elk, still bears to be seen.
Great very settled weather...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-21-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,365
Posted By SteveSkinner
I've used Colter Bay for both The Grand Tetons...

I've used Colter Bay for both The Grand Tetons and South East corner of Yellowstone.
Moved to West Yellowstone for the balance of Yellowstone.
I'm at 45' so camping inside Yellowstone can't happen....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-15-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By SteveSkinner
Great reviews for camping world They surely...

Great reviews for camping world
They surely will be impressed thT finally the tide may have
I've only used Camping World once for a must fix
They were great.
Pat on the back
I can't see how...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-06-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,864
Posted By SteveSkinner
Follow up: Weather forecast for 29th Jan...

Follow up:
Weather forecast for 29th Jan Breckenridge- Sunny and Beaut so let's depart that date.
Have always marveled at the accuracy of US weather forecasting over our Aussie guys.
Actual...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-06-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,820
Posted By SteveSkinner
We recently stayed at Destiny Dallas Rv park...

We recently stayed at Destiny Dallas Rv park which is quite nice and then tried Shady creek I think in Aubrey which is better but it's a fair way from Dallas
Trouble is Vineyards being closed means...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-05-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By SteveSkinner
This is how I got my Licence. I'm pretty sure I...

This is how I got my Licence.
I'm pretty sure I can renew by mail
As above I fall into the "undocumented" class
I had to prove that I was "living" at C.V. RV Park.
I got a receipt for an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-05-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By SteveSkinner
The excuse is that the insurer can't monitor your...

The excuse is that the insurer can't monitor your accident/driving record.
My insurance doubled in 12 months with no claims.
Got a Californian drivers Licence which solved the problem....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-05-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By SteveSkinner
Ours is like this also. 05 Sig My experience...

Ours is like this also. 05 Sig
My experience just completed.
Discovered the said thermostat was faulty - so I had to take it out of the circuit so the bay heat would operate continuously.
The 3way...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-05-2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,035
Posted By SteveSkinner
Sounds to me like the (radiator) fan Spins...

Sounds to me like the (radiator) fan
Spins slowly when cold but increases as temps increase.


Sent from my iPhone
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,491
Posted By SteveSkinner
Monaco Battery Boost Switch

Just because the Big Boy is hot doesn't mean it's operable.
If it's hot its engaged but not necessarily contacting correctly.
The heat is from the magnets holding the contact ring up against the 2...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-04-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By SteveSkinner
There is a resettable fuse box the size of a...

There is a resettable fuse box the size of a match box just on the other side of the hose reel switches. Basically just swinging in the breeze.
Mine trips regularly with the water hose.


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