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RE: Counteracting bioDiesel

Seems like a perfect excuse to go somewhere :W Ya gotta get that stuff out :B
oldave 02/26/20 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is A New 2018 Still New?

Prices a little earlier would have helped Doug is in the RV business so he probably knows more than most of us .
oldave 02/22/20 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: C12 starting batteries

Occasionally owners of coaches with large engines post about starting problems most of them seem to correct those problems with a gear reduction starter . Here is a site with some info .
oldave 02/19/20 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: American Coach Yahoo group

Yahoo changed the way their groups operate They are some sort of email forum now and they do not store messages Some groups shut down on Yahoo and moved to other places . You can probably join American Yahoo and see if they have email activity or maybe a link to a new site . Bill D's Monacoers group has moved to this new address
oldave 02/19/20 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about inverter transfer switch

Try visiting IRV2 they have a forum for National RVs . Someone there will probably know the answer . I don't think my Monaco Windsor does as you describe . I suspect the manufacturers wired coaches up differently resulting in behavior like yours . Ray
oldave 02/16/20 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repalcing Onan

This has been discussed before and as I recall the idea was abandoned . If you can't be sure that carbo monoxide is not going to kill you it would be crazy to chance it . Also proper air flow is a must or the new gen might melt .
oldave 02/14/20 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A, gas or diesel

We have owned both as well . I feel the most noticeable difference is noise and ride . We can ride along in relative quietness and talk with out yelling . We also still use our in motion satellite tv and can actually hear it You may be expecting to much out of an exhaust brake , it may not perform any better than the braking effect of a gas rig , after all the diesel rig is usually quite a bit heaver . The more expensive coaches will have an engine brake ( compression ) now that is a real brake , it's what the semis have . Performance of gas rigs of recent yrs is much better than the old carburetor engines so don't assume the diesel will out perform it Diesel coaches drive and just feel different , a little slower revving up and air brakes feel different too You probably should drive several of each and see which suits you .
oldave 02/14/20 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repalcing Onan

He probably didn't mean it that way . I bet he wants to buy a store bought gen that will work in place of his Onan and is elect start . Problem is we don't know what coach , size gen or fuel type ( gas or diesel ) Personally I would either try to repair what he has or go back with another Onan . Ray
oldave 02/14/20 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice for a trip up the west coast

2,400 miles in 8 days sounds like a nightmare I am happy you liked it. I was revisiting my old(er) posts and had to comment on this one. :) Yeah, it was a lot. We only stayed more than one night in one place. It was really fun though. I don't mind driving, the scenery was amazing, weather was perfect, and we got REALLY good at setup/take down of our RV and toad. I would have loved to take more time, but we still work regular jobs so we needed to get back. That pace is not for everyone for sure, but it was really fun for us and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. I was young a while back and we did all that crazy stuff . Loved every minute of it , hard to imagine now at 79 but we still rv in our Monaco diesel . 3 kids and a popup , getting home Sunday night and going to work Monday morning . Actually those were the best times of all Our kids are grown now but still talk about those times and now they are campers too with their kids. Ray
oldave 02/12/20 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Supplementary lighting

Take a look at the light bars at WalMart . I bought one for my golf cart and the brightness is beyond all my expectations . I think it was only $59 , cheap compared to most others . You could try one and if that's not enough add another . I think one should do and will probably blind any on coming traffic , you may need to turn it off momentarily . They had larger and smaller units too .
oldave 02/09/20 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tv while traveling

It is amazing to an oldie like me how many over the air stations are now in a foreign language . We still have Direct Tv standard definition so we can have in motion TV . Yeah I know it's way over priced and there are more channels than I would ever care to watch but we are comfortable with its operation for now . I have a mobley that works well and maybe I'll try streaming someday but for now it's hard to beat satellite for in motion .
oldave 02/09/20 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Out of State Purchase - Private Party

Fly and look at it in person . Does the owner have a clear title ( paid for ) ? If the owner has a clear title and you have the money you can both go to a Tx title office and do the deal . That's what we did and it took about 3 weeks to receive a new title with our name on it . Dealers handle these deals all the time however most of us have no idea how to protect ourselves . It might be worth calling a RV dealer in Dallas and see if they are willing to help you for a fee . I imagine you should procure financing before going and arrange to have insurance if you close the deal . Ray
oldave 01/28/20 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Low air alarm in 2000 Monaco Diplomat

Jackie , you are correct , the alarm should not be sounding with the key off . That sounds like a stuck relay to me ' I had the same alarm one time when we owned an Endeavor It was maddening so I stopped and went looking for the cause I didn't find the cause but I did find a relay in the front lower elect compartment that stopped the noise when I unplugged it . Later I plugged the relay back in but the alarm / noise didn't return and I never had the persistent alarm again . Maybe the relay was stuck I don't know . On our Monaco coaches the annunciator / alarm is activated by more things than just low air although I can't say what those other things are . Here is a link , if it will work , that may help . Ray
oldave 01/26/20 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dead house Battery

Wolfe is right I will just add use your phone and take pictures . Pictures can save you a world of grief
oldave 01/25/20 04:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace my aquahot 375 help

I would listen to Doug Rainer . Doug has been an RV tech for many yrs .
oldave 01/23/20 06:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace my aquahot 375 help

Many/most RV techs have no idea how to repair an Aqua Hot . Why not contact Roger Berke and see if he knows of a tech near you ? I doubt your needs replacing , maybe it can be converted to diesel .
oldave 01/22/20 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace my aquahot 375 help

I am a new RV guy bought an entegra 2012 only to find out the in floor heating system doesn't work..and has to be replaced any suggestions with what I don't know dealer really stuck it to me ..pls help with recommendations much appreciated Who told you it had to be replaced ? If the boiler has frozen and burst then it may need replacing . If it just doesn't heat , those things can be repaired . Are you up to doing repairs yourself ? Ray
oldave 01/22/20 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 dynasty monacco

Don't be embarrassed these machines are complicated and we are all learning On both sides you will find a small door approx. 6" sq . They both need a key to open . Inside those fuel doors the cap screws on and should be on a chain or cable . Many of us tilt the coach a little with our air leveling so we can fill the tank better . Don't try fill both side or have the opposite cap off you can have diesel running out on the ground . Our engines use the same oil as the big trucks 15/40 . Ray
oldave 01/21/20 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: engine antifreeze

Drain the overflow tub and the radiator and replace it with regular anti freeze from Walmart. Or have Walmart do it for you. Not on my worst day. You have either a Fleet Guard fully formulated which has the SCA's in it or you have an OAT coolant depending on the year of your rig. A call to Freightliner can tell you which they put in when built. Freightliner wont be able to help him , his coach is built on a Roadmaster chassis . I bought Peak million mile heavy duty diesel coolant at Wal-Mart approx. 12.50 per gal . Cummins/Fleetgard has decided that coolants are actually compatible . So it appears that now you can drain the old coolant , blow out what you can and refill .
oldave 01/15/20 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 holiday Rambler Endeavor

Doug on my Windsor the slide control is in the right rear( pass side ) electrical bay . If you have an electrical bay back there yours may be there also . It is just a board with relays and a 5 amp fuse which can stop the slide . Have you made sure all the bay doors are closed and sure the switches are operating and not bent . Ray
oldave 01/05/20 01:52pm Class A Motorhomes
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