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Technical Support / Re: 1996 Patriot - Freedom 20d inverter woes
« Last post by Vittorio Bares on Today at 02:37:54 AM »
MS2812-20B arrived on Thurs eve. Spent Friday making the shelf 1in wider. Sat was wiring and freshening the house batteries and the worst part was wiring the BTS. Plugged everything in and voila! Everything is working as it should. I also bought the AGS (automatic Genset starter) that will come in next week.

So, thanks for the input...on our way to a fully functioning rig!
General Discussion / Re: Monterey with Tag axle
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on Today at 02:30:46 AM »
Joel, Stan,
It's probably on the same chassis as the 43' Contessas (e.g. Bayshore and Westport). They also are powered by the 400HP C9 and do just fine. Our 2007 Contessa climbs hills almost as easily as our 2000 Marquis with a 425 C12. One difference I noticed is that the shift points in the 07 with a 3000 tranny seem to be set to maximize power/torque more so than the Marquis with the 4000 tranny. No data on this, just an observation. That said, the high operating temperature of the C9 (204F thermostat) limits one's ability to use that power on hills as you can rapidly get into an over temp condition if you don't manage the engine for torque rather than speed. The C12 wasn't bothered by that to any significant degree.
General Discussion / RE: Monterey with Tag axle
« Last post by Joel Ashley on Today at 12:42:51 AM »
You’re right, Stan.  I didn’t know there was a Monterey over 40 ft.  And that big with still the C9 engine.  It has to deal with 53k GCWR, about 5 tons more potential load than my 37 footer.

According to the brochures in Coach Assist, in ‘09 there were just 2 lengths, 40’ and 42’8”.  Prior years we have brochures for Montereys went from 34’ to 40’, but we don’t have all the brochures.  The 40’ version had the slightly smaller Cummins 360.

General Discussion / Monterey with Tag axle
« Last post by Stan Simpson on July 04, 2020, 08:13:57 PM »
Dennis, not to hijack your thread,,9973.msg68031.html#msg68031 but I just wanted to comment on your tag-axle Monterey. Its only the third one I've ever seen. One on the road, and there is one in storage at the same place I store mine when we are in our Florida winter home. My understanding is they were only made in 2009, and strictly for the Canadian market.

Interesting to see a tag on a Monterey.
Redecorating and Updating your Motorhome / Re: TV Removal
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on July 04, 2020, 04:12:45 AM »
Glad to hear you solved it. If you have time post a photo of the TV installation. I'm considering changing mine and am looking for ideas.
Thx, Steve
Redecorating and Updating your Motorhome / Re: TV Removal
« Last post by Peter Whiting on July 04, 2020, 03:46:53 AM »
Thank you all.  I have connected with the previous owner who has given me a lot of information, including that the TV has been replaced and the current one is a smart TV so I won't need to exchange it.
Redecorating and Updating your Motorhome / Re: TV Removal
« Last post by Joel Ashley on July 03, 2020, 10:46:44 PM »
When I was trying to find an HDMI connection in 2012 for our iPad to run on the old coach TV, I could see and access behind the TV by doing what Steve instructs... the vent in the upholstery on the windshield side.  I found I could not only get to the TV’s HDMI input (the only one on any device back then on our ‘06), but could see the braces the TV mounted to.  Somehow at the time it had escaped me that by simply popping off four upholstery buttons, I could unscrew and remove the entire panel that the metal vent was on, and get much better access.  That’s how RV Outfitters in Bend replaced the TV and remodeled the cabinet 4 years ago.

Redecorating and Updating your Motorhome / Re: TV Removal
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on July 03, 2020, 09:02:52 PM »
I think your 08 is similar to my 07. If so, there is a metal panel on the back of the front TV cabinet that has cooling slots. Removal of that panel will give you access to the rear of the TV and the mounting brackets, etc.
Redecorating and Updating your Motorhome / Re: TV Removal
« Last post by Fred Brooks on July 03, 2020, 06:23:50 PM »
   As I recall, the headliner molded piece that you see when the TV is retracted does come off so you can access the mounting screws that hold the TV in place. I am pretty sure there is wood laminated to the molded section and hidden screws above and below the TV when the unit is in the viewing position. They also use the industrial strength "velcro" in various locations to secure the molded piece. If you tug gently on the corners you'll see where it is secured.
  Have fun! Fred
Technical Support / Re: Dash air and heat blower.
« Last post by Fred Brooks on July 03, 2020, 06:11:52 PM »
 That is a true statement about reversing the polarity, However the fins on the blower wheel are angled to rotate in the same directing the motor shaft is turning.  I tried your suggestion, no velocity to my sweethearts side of the coach. Have fun!
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