We have a 2003 Monaco Monarch SE. It is gasoline/Workhorse 8.1/Allison tranny. We have two slides - living room and kitchen AND then a bedroom (the head of the bed is in the slideout).
We got caught in some bad weather...Colorado...rain, sleet, hail, and lots of wind.
The living room/kitchen slide has water leakage behind the drivers seat. We think the seal may be bad? In addition, our awning over the slideout is ripped in the middle from the stitching (where it attached to the top of the coach). It is still attached it just has a gap in the center of it. It leaked during the wind, but also leaked during just the rain.
The bedroom slide which seemed to come through the worst weather fine - leaked last night, wet on each side of the head of the bed. Under the bed is dry. Another bad seal? And yes the wind ripped this awning also.
We are currently in Wyoming, near Rawlins. We are headed to St. Louis to visit family, traveling along I-80 as far as Omaha, then onto 29 to Kansas City, and then onto I-70 St. Louis.
Once we visit family in St. Louis area we are headed back to Arizona to spend the winter before we go home in April. We can just not put out the living room/kitchen slide and that is not any big deal so we can wait to get it fixed. The bedroom is a bit more difficult not to extend and would like to get it fixed soon.
So...how expensive are seals to replace, if that is what is needed? Any other suggestions on what it could be. On the awnings does the entire thing have to be replaced or can they only replace the awning fabric? The roller/casing/etc is good.
We have owned RVs for decades but this is the first one we have had with slides....because they always have problems... haha, the joke is on us. lol
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, anyone know any good RV repair people along our path? Any suggestions would be very helpful.
Thanks, hope this makes sense. My internet here is sketchy at best but I will keep checking back for any responses.