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  1. Looking to buy a short diesel pusher with a big engine, or a front engine Dynamax that is short, to pull our race trailer. I have a 99 Monaco Windsor to trade it is a 36ft with the slide out. 517-403-3331 or clintonmotor@yahoo.com.
  2. We are looking for a 32ft Country Coach, older one 2000 to 2003 with the big engine. We want to pull our race trailer behind it. We have a 36' Windsor 1999 330hp. Our reason for a shorter coach is the length on the highway ( coach +trailer). And our garage we park in has space constraints. So if anyone out there knows where we can get one of those short coaches let us know. Phil and DeeDee Clinton, Michigan clintonmotor@yahoo.com
  3. We have Silver package with Good Sams RV Warranty Plan, $500 deductible. We have used it once this year, for an Engine Alternator and a Battery Isolator replacement.
  4. You have to weigh out your situation when picking a coach. I have studied these things for 6 years. I had a 31' National RV Surfside with a 454 Chevy. It was great for short runs , because you have the comforts of a home where ever your at. For long trips it is challenging, We installed airbags on the chassis to try and help with Wind Sway. You have to stay on that steering wheel and pay very close attention. It was not relaxing. Also it had a gas generator which was located in the rear next to the bed and it is just too noisy. So we sold it. I researched 1000's of DP's, I narrowed my search down to certain criteria to fit OUR NEEDS. 1. The shortest Diesel Pusher used that we could purchase, 2. Had to have a Diesel Generator of at least 7.5kw 3. Generator had to be mounted in the nose of the bus 4. The largest engine I could find for that type of coach ( nothing less than a 7.2L Cat (3126) or a 8.3L Cummins ) 5.9's are pickup diesels. 5. Large 22.5 tires 275/80 series or bigger 6. One slide if available 7. 6 way leather seats for comfort 8. twin a/c's with heat strips 9. Electric heated mirrors 10. I was looking for a hi mileage coach ( 60,000 -100,000) WHY? The engine a trans are just broke in. And most of any problems that could happen were probably fixed. The coach that met our criteria was a 1999 Monaco Windsor 36ft with 330hp 8.3L Cummins with the 6spd Allison, 75,000 miles. We wanted a 34ft Monaco Dynasty because they came standard with a 350hp Cummins and they are the next step up from the Windsor model. Anyway, you have a 10k hitch 8 airbag suspension, Fiberglass roof, and FRP sides, Insulated glass, and all the amenities needed to go anywhere you want. You have a higher maintenance expense, but you have a better ride, and I feel they are built better than the Gas units. Tons of power. We pull a 24' race trailer loaded with Race equipment and vehicles and you don't even know you have it behind you. My Gas burner took forever to come up to speed and the chassis was to light with the 19.5 wheels and 454 Chevy. Now, here is the thing, Make sure you buy a Warranty package from someone your comfortable with. We used GOOD SAMS RV Warranty with the $500 deductible. It fit our package. In fact the previous owner had this same Warranty on this coach. You never know about these motorized giants, they all have Gremlins. So protect yourself. One last thing: DP's that we used for our selection process. 1998-1999 Model year - To fit our budget as a first DP! Monaco 32'-36' Country Coach -Intrigue, Allure 32'-36' Safari Sahara 30' Beaver Monterey 30' Winnebago Journey 32'-36' Itasca Meridian 32'- 36' Phil Barr -Clinton, Michigan
  5. I forgot to ask about the Airbags. Do you leave them alone and let them leak down on there own. OR, dump the bags? Thanks.
  6. Thanks to all that have replied. I only have 400miles on the engine oil and filter, and the diesel fuel filters. Thanks so much.
  7. We have all the old stuff or should I say the Original Entertainment equipment in this coach. I want to update so we can at least see a TV show instead of nothing. What do I need to do, or who should I contact. Note we don't want to spend $5000 to upgrade. Help if you can. Phil Barr - Michigan
  8. To all you professional RV'rs, I have a couple of questions on winter storage in Michigan. 1999 Monaco Windsor - Just purchased a couple of months ago. I am getting the water system winterized by a local RV shop in my town. Questions: 1. Should I extend the jacks and get the weight off the tires for the winter? 2. Should I remove the batteries or leave them in and plug the bus into a 50amp circuit all winter? 3. Mice? Moth balls, Fabric softner sheets? How do you keep the cridders out. 4. Fridge, Baking soda and leave the doors open? 5. We are removing all blankets, towels and etc. 6. Engine- does it hurt the 8.3 to sit all winter or should I start it periodically, note I will have to plug it in to warm up the block. 7. Do you dump the Airbags or let them settle down themselve. 8 airbag suspension. 8. Anything else ? Please respond we are covering it for the winter and leaving it outside, this winter, we will store indoors next year, we are starting construction for a new shelter for this coach. Thanks, Phil Barr - Michigan
  9. Our 99 Windsor Warning light came on also. It was due to a Shorted diode bank in the alternator and the 200 amp Battery Isolator was shorted. So, no battery current to the Cummins engine to operate the controls of the Electronic 8.3.
  10. We have a 1999 Monaco Windsor with a 330hp 8.3 Cummins. We purchased the Good Sams RV Extended Warranty Plan. We have Silver Plan which covers the major essentials of the Coach. $500 Deductible. We just used it for a electrical problem that cost $1000 to repair. We feel it is the safest way to cover yourself. $15000 in Warranty repairs have been made and $2000 in Deductible has been paid out. Payment for the plan is $330.00/qtr. About $110/month for this coverage. This is what we are doing. Thanks for the Space.
  11. Our Monaco Windsor 1999 with 80,000 miles with a 330hp Cummins runs the following pressures. Oil Pressure on the 8.3 330hp or 350hp. Starting the engine it will run 120lbs of oil pressure. When running down the highway it will run about 80-90lbs. At Idle 35lbs. These are normal pressures for these Electronic engines 1999 and newer. So, don't be alarmed with high oil pressure in these engines. My Kenworth T300 had 327,000 miles on it and it did the same thing, but it is how you maintain your engine. My recommendation is use the best oil and best oil filters that money can buy and change it frequently. Phil Barr - Michigan
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