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    Cycling, Camping, Traveling in my Monaco Cayman.

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  1. For the most part all of my plastic window latches / locks have broken due to age. Drilling out the pop rivet is a pain, as there is the possibility of cracking a window pane. What I’ve come up with is an add-on window locking device. I cannot take credit, as I saw something very similar on something unrelated. It’s nothing more than an 8 penny nail, bent on a vice with assistance from a small hammer. It works great, at least it does for my needs. Pictures attached. Eddie
  2. File uploading feature reestablished... Added additional pics showing solenoid air valve removed from firewall. Adjustment air flow screws now visible, air flow adjustments finely tuned, lastly reinstalled air valve onto firewall. Amazingly the air valve is mounted in such a position on firewall the air adjusting screws are not at all apparent. I also discovered my solenoid air valve is manufactured by Humprey. These Humprey Pneumatic D1052 valves complete with solenoid are readily available at Northwest RV Supply, cost is about $30.
  3. With the temporary shutdown of FMCA forums I was delayed in reporting I was able to finally solve the violent opening of my entry stairwell cover. After further inspection, it turned out my 3 port solenoid air valve did indeed have the two air flow adjusting screws. Now stairwell cover opens and closes gently. I had to remove the air valve from firewall to discover and access the adjustment screws. After properly adjusting the air flow I reattached valve to firewall. I was going to attach a picture of air valve showing previously hidden air adjustment port , but it appears the feature of posting news pics has been disabled. Thanks to all who offered suggestions.
  4. Hmm, RayIN after reading your post, I took another peak at my Cayman firewall. Not sure if what I have [just below the solenoid to air control valve, appears to be some sort of regulator, no pressure gauge indicator] is similar to what you’re describing. Attaching a few additional pics.
  5. Hi all... I’m reaching out for much needed advice on how to solve my ongoing problem with opening my stairwell cover in my 2003 Monaco Cayman. Every time I activate my stairwell cover, it opens with such tremendous force the sound shockwave startles all onboard.The first problem I encountered was trying to locate the air control valve, as it is not located in the roadside compartment under drivers seat as stated in Monaco Cayman owners manual. Ugh! After searching for a bit, I believe I located that rascal on the firewall just above the generator. Unfortunately I do not believe my air control valve has the adjusting screws to regulate the air pressure through the air control valve [I uploaded pics of mine without adjusting screws, and another I found online Airman Inc with adjusting screws, another image from my owners manual showing adjusting screws, and lastly, an overall image of firewall with air control valve located mid picture slightly to right]. First off are these control air valves with adjusting screws readily available for purchase? I’m having one heck of a time, simply trying to locate and obtain a proper control air valve with needed adjusting screws. I will say that when stairwell cover retracts to its closed position, it does so slowly and quietly [no issues when closing]. I’d like it to open as slowly as it does when it retracts. Any advise is warmly welcomed. Eddie
  6. I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to install fully automatic / adjustable gas and brake pedals [like those in Camelots] on a Monaco Cayman Diesel Pusher? If that’s not a viable option, are there any kits available to extend the brake and gas pedals [non adjustable]? Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Eddie
  7. Yes, I re-water tested after applying the silicone, and as far as I can determine the leak has been rectified. One thing I know for certain is water no longer migrates down behind lower facia trim. After the next hard rain ☔ I’ll know. Fingers crossed . . . Eddie
  8. Good evening all, Sorry I’ve been away for so long, unfortunately work tends to get in the way of the things I truly enjoy in life. The really good news for me is I discovered the mystery of my bedroom slide water leak. After much research it turned out to be another Monaco factory defect. Simply stated silicone was missing on the lower right hand corner of slide out facia trim piece. All this time I wrongly assumed the factory applied silicone under the trim, as not to mess up the paint job. This was not the case. After applying much water (with slides in) water continued to find its way onto my bedroom carpet. Long story short... water made its way down behind lower right hand corner of slideout facia trim. Then as the volume of water built up behind the trim it traveled on top of angle iron [about 1 1/2” wide], which allowed water to travel over and beyond rubber seals, then dripping [as if it were a waterfall] onto bedroom carpet. {You can see where I’ve applied silicone at bottom slideout trim piece} Pictures attached... Leak problem solved. Now, when I can afford I will replace interior bedroom flooring. Eddie
  9. Thanks everyone for your many contributions. Now I have a better understanding on how slide seals should appear [flipped outward] and how to properly maintain the seals [lubricated] to provide a longer life. I just recently had my seams on the roof resealed, so I'm quite sure nothing is leaking from those [Believe it or not the end cap is sealed, I know the photo appears to indicate the seal to be bad]. As far as under my slide awning, what exactly should I be paying close attention to? Eddie
  10. Good morning all... I've taken several pictures from late yesterday afternoon. I'll post them here. Included photos will show water damage to carpet [and obviously the wooden floor beneath]. I'm truly puzzled as to where the water is entering the inside of my coach... 🤬 Eddie
  11. jleamont, that is a good question. From my memory the seal which wraps around the opening is firmly against the opening on the outside of opening. I will need to drop by my coach, open the slide and I'll take some photos. Eddie
  12. Corkey thanks for your reply... I definitely need a professional to diagnose and ultimately make the proper repair as I am at a loss at the moment. Eddie
  13. I am in need of replacing the rubber seals on the rear bedroom slide out on my 2003 Monaco Cayman. I've noticed it pools water on floor at rear corner of bedroom slide out. For the life of me I cannot detect any water entering the coach while a garden hose is applying significant amounts of water to the slide out. However, after a heavy rain I always notice saturated floor carpeting at read corner of bedroom slide out. With Monaco going bankrupt and purchased by Navistar are there any dealers I can take my Cayman for professional slide out seal replacement. Another thought I had are mobile RV technicians capable of performing such a service? Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Eddie
  14. I always use my Sams Club, Sams Plus MasterCard for all of my diesel and gasoline purchases. I receive 5% discount on first $6,000 annually, after $6,000 discount is reduced to 1% for remainder of year. The 5% is paid out annually [via mailed check] on your sign up anniversary date.
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