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Hello. We are the new owners of a 2008 Monaco 40PDQ and reside in Albuquerque. Is there anyone in the local area that can answer a few questions on the coach? This is our first motorhome and, as a "newby", there are a number of things we aren't sure about as it is a bit overwhelming! Thanks in advance.
 
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Sep 21, 2020
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Location
Ringgold, GA.
RV Year
2006
RV Make
Holiday Rambler
RV Model
Ambassador
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
We have a 2006 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 40 PDQ. Monaco built our coach so I bet they are almost identical. Maybe I could answer a few questions?
 
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That is so nice. Most of my questions have been answered by those we have met in the RV parks that we went to on the drive back to New Mexico from Calif. The only one, that had different answers, was if the engine alternator charges both sets of batteries--house and chassis. Everyone says the chassis, and I agree, but the house is a mixed bag. What are your thoughts? Again, your note was very nice! Take care.
 
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Messages
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Location
Ringgold, GA.
RV Year
2006
RV Make
Holiday Rambler
RV Model
Ambassador
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
That is so nice. Most of my questions have been answered by those we have met in the RV parks that we went to on the drive back to New Mexico from Calif. The only one, that had different answers, was if the engine alternator charges both sets of batteries--house and chassis. Everyone says the chassis, and I agree, but the house is a mixed bag. What are your thoughts? Again, your note was very nice! Take care.
From what I've read the alternator is supposed to charge the house batteries as well as the chassis batteries.
 
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Thank you. One other "odd" question. The coach was bought from a dealer in Calif and had no licence plates. The standard threaded bolts that come with a new license plate frame won't thread into the nut that is permanently attached to the coach. Any idea what size the correct bold would be? I can't believe it would be metric. I guess it is good that I am asking such trival questions!! Thanks.
 
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Sep 21, 2020
Messages
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Location
Ringgold, GA.
RV Year
2006
RV Make
Holiday Rambler
RV Model
Ambassador
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Thank you. One other "odd" question. The coach was bought from a dealer in Calif and had no licence plates. The standard threaded bolts that come with a new license plate frame won't thread into the nut that is permanently attached to the coach. Any idea what size the correct bold would be? I can't believe it would be metric. I guess it is good that I am asking such trival questions!! Thanks.
I'd bet the license plate frame bolts were metric. Most are made outside the USA. (China) The nuts on the coach are probably SAE. Go to Ace hardware. They have a million nuts and bolts. You'll be able to find something that will work.
 
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Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2020 Lincoln Nautilus or 2014 Honda CR-V
I'd bet the license plate frame bolts were metric. Most are made outside the USA. (China) The nuts on the coach are probably SAE. Go to Ace hardware. They have a million nuts and bolts. You'll be able to find something that will work.
Probably right! I’m guessing M5-1.0 or M6-1.0 metric.

TJ
 
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