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Al Jones

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Posted: 05/31/19 07:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm hoping to find someone in the Minneapolis MN or Eau Clair area that could be a good mentor for my RV apprenticeship. Someone in these areas would have knowledge of local shops that can provide service. If anyone feels they would like to help, please send me a PM.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted: 05/31/19 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I need AN RV mentor!
Are you hoping to become an RV mechanic? Owner? Something else?


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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And, if you already own a motorhome, let us know what it is.

A mentor on a gas rig will be quite different than a mentor on a diesel pusher.


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Al Jones

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

I need AN RV mentor!
Are you hoping to become an RV mechanic? Owner? Something else?


I just want to have someone that can answer questions now and then. We just bought a 2003 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 34TDB. Someone from my area will have knowledge of local shops and other information.

Not sure why my signature is not posting.

It should look like this:

Al & Cindy
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* This post was edited 06/01/19 12:39pm by Al Jones *

ArchHoagland

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I have the same engine/chassis. Did you get any of the maintenance records?

The Allison 1000 transmission came with Dexron iii fluid and that needed to be changed every 25,000 miles or two years along with the spin-on transmission fluid filter at the first 5,000 miles.

Have the hoses and belts been changed? Plugs and wires?


2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD
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One option is to start asking your questions on the forum, someone will have the answer.

If you need someone to show you how to work everything, consider hiring a mobile RV Tech. They could show you how everything operates while inspecting your rig.
The Tech could point out problems or potential problems that will need to be addressed at some point.
Call a campground in your area, ask if they have a list of local mobile Tech's.

But, don't be concerned about asking questions on the forum. There is a lot of information and experience available. Most members are happy to help.

Enjoy your travels.

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Come over to the Facebook site for Holiday Rambler Monaco coaches. Great info and more specific.

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Al Jones

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ArchHoagland wrote:

I have the same engine/chassis. Did you get any of the maintenance records?

The Allison 1000 transmission came with Dexron iii fluid and that needed to be changed every 25,000 miles or two years along with the spin-on transmission fluid filter at the first 5,000 miles.

Have the hoses and belts been changed? Plugs and wires?


Thanks ArchHoagland this is just the kind of info I need


The Allison 1000 transmission
The motor home has 33000 miles so checking the fluid should be done. I'll go through the paper work to see if this was done at 25000 miles.

Did you get any of the maintenance records?
I do have the original package that came with this motor home when it was new. there is a lot of info for all the devices that are on the motor home in that package. (frig, water heater, airconditioners, ect)

Have the hoses and belts been changed? Plugs and wires? I'm going to have the MH in for a front end alignment and maybe shocks. It has a steering stabilizer installed but I don't know what brand or if it may need to be replaced. While in for these I'll have them look at the belts, wires and plugs.

Al & Cindy
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Al Jones

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dalenoel wrote:

Come over to the Facebook site for Holiday Rambler Monaco coaches. Great info and more specific.

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Thanks, I just asked to join group it's now pending....

How do I get my signature to work on this site?

Al & Cindy
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Bill.Satellite wrote:

I need AN RV mentor!

Oddly, I jumped right to the correct grammar too.


There is something special about camping in an RV.
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