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Technical Support / Re: Coach Internet and TV service
« Last post by Don White on Today at 12:24:15 AM »
Hi Robert, as noted a lot has to do with how much time you will be on the road, where you are staying, and your tolerance for not having decent internet and tv.  I typically spend 7 to 8 months on the road before returning to FL in the winter.  Solid internet is a must for me.  A lot of the time on the road is in National Parks in the west and the far reaches of southern and western TX.  For the last year+ I have used Starlink for both internet and TV.  A mobile account costs $150 a month.  I use Prime and Sling TV to stream TV programs I want to watch.  My phone is Wifi calling capable so I don't need to worry about cell reception when I have internet. 

I have been happy with Starlink.  The biggest factor with Starlink is making sure you have a good view of the northern sky.  I typically get download speeds of 40+ mbps, often as high as 80 mbps...no buffering when you want to watch something in 4k.

Prior to Starlink I had a cell extender for phone and Direct TV via a Wingard Traveler roof mounted dish.  Direct TV worked well for me, the cell extender not so much.

Hope this helps. 
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Technical Support / Re: Aisle Lights
« Last post by Don White on April 13, 2024, 11:40:47 PM »
The lights in my coach started failing several years back.  I replaced them with some lights I found at etrailer.  The lights fit in the existing hole with no modifications.  They are also motion sensitive so they aren't on all the time.  This works well for me at night.  I don't have any model info on the lights to share, I don't remember them being very expensive.
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Technical Support / Re: Magnum Chassis Parts
« Last post by Joel Ashley on April 13, 2024, 02:30:09 AM »
Just as a suggestion beyond the qualified already posed, if you can get up to our sponsor, Henderson’s Line-up, in Grants Pass, Oregon, they are arguably the nation’s best at improving everything motorhome chassis.  You would not come away anything other than satisfied and glad you made the trip.

https://www.hendersonslineup.com/

Joel
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Technical Support / Re: Magnum Chassis Parts
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on April 12, 2024, 03:18:24 PM »
Do a search for Monaco watts, excellent info on handling issues
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Technical Support / Re: Magnum Chassis Parts
« Last post by Eric Maclean on April 11, 2024, 05:03:40 PM »
Peter
Often the techs will set your tire pressure at the maximum cold rating written on the side of the tire and you will also find the coach manufacturer will us the maximum inflation numbers on the vehicle weight I'd placard behind the driver's seat on the wall . In both cases they do this to limit their liability as they have no control on how you load your vehicle .
Remember as the weight goes up the tire pressure must be St to match the tires weight carrying ability for that weight, the only way to get that right is to weigh the vehicle at each wheel position and compare the weight to the tire manufacturers load chart for that given tire .
As a rule of thumb you take the heaviest side per axle add about 10% and use that tire pressure for both sides of that axle this gives you a safety factor.

If the torque rods are worn out that is the first place to start on your journey to handling improvements.

Eric
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Technical Support / Re: Magnum Chassis Parts
« Last post by Peter Buenting on April 11, 2024, 02:48:28 PM »
Excellent information!!  All of the symptoms described are what we are experiencing. I was wondering about tire pressure. When it came back from the shop last fronts were at 120 psi. Seems high.

I’ll have to get it on a scale and see where we are at. Thanks much.
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Technical Support / Re: air dryer replacement
« Last post by Eric Maclean on April 11, 2024, 02:35:17 AM »

Here is a 1200 with Regen valve and 12 volts heater

https://www.anythingtruck.com/product/815-4006110600.html
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Technical Support / Re: air dryer replacement
« Last post by Joel Ashley on April 11, 2024, 01:05:20 AM »
I see that no one replied to you, Jim.  I'm not familiar enough with the topic, and didn't read through them all, but you may find a lead somewhere in prior threads by searching this Forum, entering "air dryer valve".  Use the Search button to the right of the Home and Help ones, above left;  it's much more useful than the Search field that's above right.  If you come across what appears to be a helpful thread, try replying to it;  it may be a resurrectable thread.

If you haven't already, you might check the list of publications in Coach Assist also.  And try asking in the forum at FMCA where you'd have to already be a member in order to be one here.

I'm sorry I couldn't answer your inquiry directly, but hopefully this reply provides some benefit.  I hate to see initial posts go totally unanswered.

-Joel

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Technical Support / Re: 2006 Monterey Laguna 4 Tank Sensors
« Last post by Mark Hoovler on April 10, 2024, 04:46:58 PM »
Thanks for the input.  I will be  looking into the new system for our coach, as I have tried several times cleaning and flushing the tanks.  Yes I do use the tank flush whenever we dump our tanks. 

Mark
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Technical Support / Re: Magnum Chassis Parts
« Last post by Eric Maclean on April 10, 2024, 01:23:18 PM »
Peter
There is no known parts list existing for the Magnum chassis as they seem to have been destroyed or deleted over the years and many ownership transfers of the Beaver coach corp.
How ever many of us here at the BAC have been through and sourced the parts your looking for.
Your Magnum chassis front suspension is a four link setup with two track bars these are known as torque rods unfortunately these particular torque rods are a spherical ball type units and as such the end balls are not serviceable meaning the rods must be replaced if they were out ,they where originally made by Dayton for use on Fruehauf semi trailers .
These torque where made in several different lengths for different applications but as the demand for them dropped the current manufacturer only provides a weld together kit to allow you to create the length you need .
On your coach that length should be 40 inches center to center.
If your ball ends are loose the rods will have to be replaced but if the ends aren't loose you can sometimes free up the end drill and install grease fittings and new seals which have found to fit the rods this procedure is should in the coach assist section under common problems .
If the mounting bracket broke off the frame it is likely that the ball end had seize on the torque rod causing the bracket to twist back and forth with the suspension movement until the bracket failed.

Here is a link to the rod/s you need
https://www.truckspring.com/products/Torque-Rod-Fruehauf-3-Piece-30-to-40-Inches__TS-345-812.aspx

The harsh ride can be helped by using Koni FDS shocks which are valved differently than the stock Bilsteen shock.
It's also important to have your coach weight for each corner and set the tire pressures to match the weight they are carrying in accordance to the tire manufacturers chart.
If you are experiencing porposing on bumps the installation of motion control units sold by super steer will help eliminate that.

Wandering can also be addressed by checking all steering linkage for play and checking ride height against the manufacturer spec as too high a ride height will result in wandering and the feeling that your riding on a bottle ( sliding off one side or the other)
Of course there is also alignment issues which can cause poor handling and don't forget the rear end the coach can have a rear steer issue caused by loose or worn torque rods back there as well.the torque rods for the rear end are much shorter and use a different sized bolt mounting the part number for those kits is 345-802 as below.
https://www.stengelbros.net/345-802-Uni-Rod-Kit_p_11489.html?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw8diwBhAbEiwA7i_sJZO_-JJ91Uz_bCjH1Gy8oR_gzHcQO-ooEKnNDrDbYArwq_JwFL8TiRoC8aQQAvD_BwE

Hope this helps
Eric



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