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  1. The C-T RR crosses the Continental Divide. The grade is steeper on the Chama side, so the steam engine(s) work harder going up. Sometimes they use 2 engines to get up the grade if they have a heavier load of people. So most people prefer to start in Chama. Also, there is a rest/lunch stop in the middle where both east and west trains meet. You have the option of returning to Chama or going onto Antonito. Sorry, don't know anything about campgrounds.
  2. FWIW, we were driving our 2004 Knight ISC on an Interstate when all of a sudden engine and instrument panel died. Fortunately was able to coast to an exit ramp. After much searching and head scratching, I noticed the 2 heavy cables going to the chassis battery disconnect switch were a little loose, Switch looked OK, but took its cover off to check the cable tightness. When I did that, the switch fell apart in my hands! Bolted the 2 heavy cables together, bypassing the disconnect switch, and we were on our way with no further problems. My guess is that the switch was overtightened when initially installed stressing the switch which ultimately caused it to fail..As an aside, I found an exact replacement switch at WalMart online of all places. I installed the new switch carefully to avoid stressing it. It's a marine switch made in New Zealand. Gene M
  3. Try http://www.digikey.com/ . They have all kinds of terminals. BTW, the metal pieces are called terminals and come in both male and female. The plastic pieces are called connectors and come in both male and female. The terminals (after attaching the wires) are inserted into the connectors. . Monaco should be able to tell you who supplied the smart wheel. I would contact them. Also, VIP http://www.vipwheels.com/ makes smart wheels. If you could take a picture of the steering wheel, send it to them and ask if it is theirs. If not theirs, they can probably tell whose it is. Also, Douglas Autotech http://www.douglasautotech.com/ is likely the manufacturer of the steering column, so they may also be of help. Gene M - 2004 Monaco Knight
  4. C, G, & J Inc in Gadsden, AL has patterns for many RV radiators. They can also duplicate your current radiator. Worth giving them a call. 1-800-223-4299 Gene M 04 Monaco Knight
  5. I bought one of those Sears/Aosom/Amazon torque multipliers, Haven't had an occasion to use it yet, but loaned it to a friend who used it on some 22.5" wheels and he said it worked great. As stated above, the ratio is 58 to 1. My only complaint is the plastic box it comes in. It is a total piece of junk. It is really thin plastic and this is a heavy tool. The box arrived broken in several places and continues to break just sitting there. I complained (via Amazon) and Aosom contacted me and offered a new box or a $25 refund. Since the new box would be the same as the one I had, I took the $25 and didn't look back. Gene M 04 Monaco Knight
  6. dorgene

    Inverter Type

    I was at an RV electrical seminar recently and the presenter said that a pure sine wave inverter is not pure, but rather has several more square wave steps to more closely approximate a pure sine wave. Is that correct?
  7. Keep in mind that the diesel engine emission regulations apply to the model year of the ENGINE, not the chassis, not the coach. For instance, you could have a 2009 engine in a 2010 chassis in a 2011 coach and it will not require DEF. DPF's (Diesel Particulate Filters) were required on 2007 model year engines and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) using DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) was required on 2010 model year ENGINES (except for some Navistar/Maxxforce engines).
  8. You might try Chris Throgmartin at Stone Vos http://stonevoss.com/ .He specializes in premium awning material. His material may be too good for tire covers - ask him. I believe all you are trying to do with tire covers is keep UV rays from the tires. Most anything will work, even large pieces of cardboard (although a bit ugly). Gene M
  9. Kent, The 2007 Country Coach you are looking at - does it have a 2006 engine? If so, it will not have a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). 2007 engines required a DPF. Note: This applies to the model year of the engine, not the model year of the chassis or coach body. In my view, an engine without a DPF is more desireable.
  10. dorgene

    Tyron

    Suggest you contact Tyron and ask for their guidance. Office Number: 813-620-0364 E-Mail: chuck@tyron-usa.com
  11. I lied. There are 3 seals on the door jamb, not 2. There is an innermost all-around wiper seal for the screen door.
  12. I looked at my 2004 Knight door. The jamb has 2 seals, except just 1 at the bottom - an all around bulb seal and a 3 side wiper seal. The door itself has an additional all-around wiper seal. Looks like you can remove trim pieces to replace both wiper seals. Not sure about the bulb seal.
  13. If you have separate stop and turn lights on your coach (3-wire system) and combination stop and turn on your toad (2-wire system), you will need to add a converter to your coach near the trailer socket, such as CURT Tail Light Converter #56146 . There are also 2- to 3-wire converters.
  14. At the Cummins Come-Home rally in Columbus last fall, we took a tour through the new assembly line for the new small V8. We were told at that time that the engine would be exclusive to the Nissan Titan. Maybe that has changed.
  15. "The National Museum of the United States Air Force (formerly the United States Air Force Museum) is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Dayton, Ohio. The NMUSAF has one of the world's largest collections with more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display. The museum draws over 1.3 million visitors each year making it one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in Ohio". Don't know if that would be of interest to you.
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