|Adjustable Bed Doesen't
When You Push the Switch
applies only to the powered adjustable bed - REV calls it a "Dream Easy
Series" bed. It is controlled by a Lippert hall effect
controller that you can calibrate to set the up and down stop
limits. If, for any reason the wire to the motor becomes
disengaged, the switch will stop working until the stops are
re-calibrated. Care should be taken to make sure the cable
between the controller and the motor is free of any obstructions as
the bed moves up and down. After this happened to me, I
secured the cable with duct tape. The control unit is located
under the storage area beneath the bed on the left side.
To recalibrate it, first download
manual from Lippert. Calibration instructions are in
there. There are two things the manual does NOT tell you about
the procedure, and it took me a while to figure this out on my own,
The first is is that when calibrating the stops, when the LED lights
are flashing you have to push the button until the green light is in
a steady-on state. Otherwise the bed will not move. The
other thing is that you must calibrate the upward limit first, and
then the downward limit. It won't work the other way.
After you successfully calibrate both limits, both lights will blink
a few times and then go out. When they go out, the bed can be
|Incorrect Diagram for House Batteries
|REV attached a diagram to the battery bay door showing the
layout of the battery bank and how it is wired - a very helpful
idea. However, like a lot of the REV documentation, it was
wrong. Both the layout configuration and the wire
attachment points did not match the coach. So I made a new
one, laminated it, and attached it on the door over the
incorrect diagram. Feel free to click the picture to the
left for a full size version you can download. (The
diagram also shows where I attached the PowerPulse desulfator
which I added as an aftermarket item to the battery bay. See the
Page for details.)
|Emergency Fire Egress Door
This is more of a "reminder" than a
"fix".... If your coach has an emergency egress door
in the rear bathroom (an option for 2016/2017 Monaco
coaches), make sure you open it up before you need it.
On mine the cables that hold the door were secured by two
heavy wire ties on each side. I cut them off and then
positioned the cables in the slots provided at both sides of
the door. I'd hate to imagine trying to use the door
in an emergency if I had not done that!
Also, the door is heavy, so it might be a
good idea to locate a cheap pair of padded work gloves
nearby to lower the door with the cables. And
lastly, another friendly reminder... Don't forget to
buy a couple of extra fire extinguishers for your coach -
one for the galley and one for the bedroom. One
extinguisher by the front door meets the safety code, but
fire experts would tell you that it is not enough.
Optional Winegard Satellite Receiver
||If your motorhome came with the optional Winegard RoadTrip Mission In-Motion
or Stationary Satellite Receiver (Models RTT-408 or RTS-408),
you probably did not receive any documentation with it.
The manual is crucial to successfully setting up and operating
your Antenna with either DISH Network or DirectTV.
Here is a link to the latest version of the manual from Winegard...
Note that Winegard has recently replaced this
popular antenna with the slightly improved Roadtrip T4 antenna.
When House Batteries Go Completely Dead, and
Firefly Network will not Operate
||If you're not plugged in to any
source of shore power, and the house battery bank goes
completely dead, taking all power away from the Firefly
Controller Network, the act of just plugging into shore power or
running your genset will NOT re-charge your batteries.
Most coach systems are controlled by the Firefly Network,
including the on-board charger. So if that network has
lost all power, it needs to reboot before the charger will run.
It will reboot on it's own, without loosing its programming, but
it needs power to do so. So you must provide some
external source of power to get the system rebooted. Two
easy ways to do that are: 1. Connect an external battery
charger to the house bank long enough to get the network
rebooted, or 2. Push and hold the battery boost switch on
the dash for about 60 seconds, which closes the relay separating
the two banks and will provide enough power to reboot the
Firefly system so that the on-board charger will begin working.
Once the system is back up and the internal charger is
operating, you will notice that some low amp items (like LED
lights and your Firefly switch panels) will begin working
immediately. Things that take more power (like the door
locks) will require more time for the batteries to charge before
they will work. (The lock controller is powered from the
house batteries, but should not loose it's link with the key
fobs while it is without power.)
This coach has a rather high
residual drain on the house 12v system, which I suspect is true
of most newer high-end coaches. The chassis batteries will
deplete more slowly, but also have a residual drain. You
need to plan for this while the coach is being stored without
shore power - especially in cold weather. While turning
off the battery master switches will prolong battery life, there
are some items that still draw power from either battery bank while
the master switches are off.
|Missing Dinette Drawer
If you have the Dinette option, rather than the table &
chairs, you have noticed that REV built a drawer under only
one of the benches - not both. The other one simply has a side cover
that pops off and on with standard panel clasps. Target
sells a Sterilite 60-quart storage bin on wheels that fits
exactly under there, utilizing the entire space. It is
stock #002020408 and costs just $14.99. It also has a
cover so you can use it to store clothes or linens.
You can fit much more into this bin than you can with the
built-in drawer on the other side, but you still have to pull
the panel off to access it, which is easily done.
More items will be added to this page as I discover things that are
appropriate to include. If any other owners of these coaches have
a suggestion about something that should be included here, please email
Not Closing Tightly on One End:
This "fix" is from my 2007 Diplomat, which also had a full wall
slide. I don't know if it applies to the 2017 model, but it can't
hurt. So, I'm leaving it posted here in case it may be useful. The fix was relayed to me by Lew
Felton, another SFT owner, who was given this information from Monaco
Tech Support. The SFT floor plan on the Diplomat and Endeavor has
a huge full-wall slide that is powered by hydraulic rams.
Sometimes the rams get out of sync, causing the slide not to close as
tightly as it should on one end or the other. With the length of
this slide, it would only take a small amount of difference between the
rams to cause an alignment problem.
The solution is to retract the slide and hold the retract button for 20
seconds after the slide is in and stopped. Then wait wait about a
minute to let the hydraulic pump cool down. Now extend the slide
out and again hold the button down 20 seconds after the slide is fully
extended. According to Monaco, this procedure will re-sync the