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    Tiny, a 2002 Monaco Monarch

    So I finished the repairs and have meant to update this thread. But first I need to correct a bit of misinformation. The crankshaft position sensor is to the left of the arrow in the image up a few posts. Why is this important? Well, ummm ...... We are home, Tiny is taking a break, pun...
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    Tiny, a 2002 Monaco Monarch

    Ok, so I have to update this thread. Life got a little busy. BUT! The cooling system on the RV is finished! The hose on Amazon was the right one. The spot it goes in can only be seen with a camera. With the hose in place. And i took that picture to make sure it was on right. After I...
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    Tiny, a 2002 Monaco Monarch

    Sorry for going silent. I was sent the wrong parts, got the right parts, except, not quite. Everything is off just enough to make a simple remove and replace a time sink of a project. So I started off replacing the thermostat, which is hidden but engine and RV bodywork. In the image below...
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    Our first RV trip, ever. Oct 2021. In a 2002 Monaco Monarch we call Tiny.

    Instead of starting a new thread for our next long trip I think I'll just add it here. I just confirmed our reservations at both places we plan to stop. You may be thinking "The price of gas, ye gads!" We are thinking the same thing. We decided if we put it off until fall it may not be better...
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    Unexpected windshield issue

    I had both sides replaced by Coach Glass this last fall. Insurance didn't cover mine because they were damaged when we bought it. They contracted with a local company and shipped the glass there. Once they received the glass and verified it was undamaged by the shipping they set an appointment...
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    Replacing carpet in motorhome.

    That looks good! Renovation shows never quite convey how much work goes into something like this. Whats next? :)
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    Pictures of First winter trip....continued

    They are pretty images!
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    Tiny, a 2002 Monaco Monarch

    So the first trip was pretty good, a few issues, then winter came and we winterized Tiny, food grade antifreeze, battery tenders, starting the engine and moving it each month. Now Spring is in sight and we are planning a trip to Texas for 2 weeks. And the trip is approaching fast! I'll post...
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    Pictures of First winter trip....continued

    Holy cow those pics make me feel cold!
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    RV park requirements

    Quick read, On its website, Visa states, “You won’t be held responsible for unauthorized charges made with your account or account information. You’re protected if your Visa credit or debit card is lost, stolen or fraudulently used, online or offline.” We get an email every time our cards...
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    Factory roof seal ?

    This why I like this forum. I had heard the "NO SILICONE!!!!" chat several times. I use Dicor and Eternabond products. Ahhh, DANG IT Tileman! As your info sinks in I realize I now have to learn more about silicone! Inconsiderate jerk, grumble, grumble, grumble ... ;)
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    RV park requirements

    If a debit card has branding such as Visa or MC it is afforded the same protections as a credit card. That is a requirement to display those. I don't have or want debt. I use a debit card everywhere. We do have 2 different accounts as backup though. Our main account and an extra that I dump a...
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    Alternator or B.I.R.D. Update

    The good news of all of this isss.... The led replacements put out more light with less electricity so your house battery will last longer when your boon docking! If you have amazon look at these and see if like them. I replaced all of the lights at one time on an older rv. They really put out...
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    AC & Refrigeration Questions

    From your own web site reference: Q: How large a generator to start a 15000 BTU AC? A: The chart shows that a 15000 BTU AC requires 3,500 watts to start. A good choice would be a 3,500 or 4,000 watt generator. I said up to 5000 watts because this is a 1984 Camper with an unknown ac unit in...
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    AC & Refrigeration Questions

    AC draws quite a bit of power. The figures below are for a standard ac unit. Example -- 15000 BTU unit -- Up to 5000 watts (41 amps @ 120 volts) to start. About 1600 watt (13 amps @ 120 volts) running. A generator will need more watts than the starting load. Going small or marginal is going...
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