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js218

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Posted: 11/04/19 01:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Meant to say I have 165,000 miles on my rig


2017 Haulmark 45' Super C 600hp, 12 speed I shift transmission, tandem drive axles, 3 stage engine brake, towing 26' trailer with an 08 explorer inside.
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oldave wrote:

100k just shows it was put together right , didn't blow up during
break in .

You probably know about the recall on the rear trailing arms for your
chassis .
Chances are the arms have already been replaced , so an alert just in
case .

The original Monaco is long gone so you will have to pay for it
yourself .
Source Engineering makes replacements .


Details of the trailing arm issue:

https://community.fmca.com/topic/570-ser........afari-chassis/?tab=comments#comment-2686


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Lurker52 wrote:

2001 did not use the same trailing arms Per Source Engineering. The bad one started in 2002

Thanks


Good news , Thanks
Obviously I didn't know that , actually I thought all the Knights
of that era were the same .
I would still scoot under with a strong flashlight and look them
over myself , make sure there was no cracks .
I believe at one time there was pictures on the IRV2 Monaco forum

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Pictures in second post in this thread:

https://community.fmca.com/topic/569-imp........t-safety-issue-monaco-hr-safari-chassis/

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I've been under it more times than I would care to say. I replaced the rear air bags a while back. The front ones will be done soon. Everything looks good.

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I’ve owned 3 trucks with the 5.9. That coach will fall off of it before that engine gives up the ghost.

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The 5.9 is based on the 12 Valve which has been around since 1983 I believe. It was designed to operate at 100% duty cycle all-day long in tractors and pumps. In trucks and highway vehicles you should get no less than 500,000 miles before major overhaul assuming all regular maintenance is done and the cooling system is maintained.

Your concern more should be aimed at the transmission and all the systems and seals of the motorhome. The engine, while underpowered for your application is good.


1992 D250 Cummins, 5spd, 4"' straight piped, sensors deleted, airbags, DAP injectors, 18cm.


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Most mechanics and long time rv folks say my old 12 valve 5.9 Cummins with the Allison trans will out live the motorhome. 25 years so far.

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25 years here too. 198,500 miles on my 5.9 12 valve and still runs great.
I have a bypass oil filter and run the oil 15-16,000 every change and Blackstone says wear is low and I'm good to go 3,000 miles more each oil change.


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