On the polybutylene tubing, on my Monaco it has the same tubing and I use the 45 lb restrictor in the line.... Is this enough to eliminate the problem in the A/S also?
I will check for floor rot, I see that mentioned often on the board here. I'm assuming that comes from someone leaving windows or vents open and or leaking fittings rather than a design flaw right?
And one last question what would you look for on the axles other than them being straight or rusted thru or broken U bolts. Having never been under a A/S I'm not sure of their setup regarding axles but I have craweled in and around many boad trailers axles......
I'm really impressed with the feed back here on this forum site....There is a wealth of information here on these units.
The A/S will live at my daughters in SC while the older 89 Monaco 36 DP lives here with us. We go west in spring and winter down south but usually just park in the south lands.....where as in the west we are roaming most of the time.... Being used older but solid rigs we are able to afford both. As a retired steel erector, Ironworker, we have learned to by quality used and not concerened about getting my hands dirty with projects and I get the best bang for our buck at the end of the project.
Safe travels George & Jane
Originally posted by j54mark
It will have the dreaded polybutylene tubing, but as was pointed out above, it is not really the tubing that is a problem - it is the connectors. They can all be reached from inside the coach, and all replaced with either Flair-it or Qest connectors. I prefer Flair-it.
Obviously you need to check the floor for past or ongoing leaks, and check to see if the axles are still good.
I personally believe the 80's units are the best values out there. But then I own one.