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First winter, first time to winterize

Posted 01-27-2019 at 07:39 PM by MEWright

Well its wintertime in Texas. For those elsewhere that means we will have days like today at 70F then in a week it will be in the Teens.

About a month ago I drained everything thinking (100% incorrectly ) that this would be enough to get us through the winter if I kept the heat on. We had a pretty good freeze early.

Pretty sure this is why the HWH bypass valve failed.

Replaced the HTH Bypass valve then went online and bought some stuff on Amazon..I...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 01-27-2019 at 09:43 AM by thomaspryan
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Update: Battling a Deep Freeze -- 1/27/19

Our planned departure for the Florida Panhandle is only a week away, but local overnight temps have been well below zero Fahrenheit and falling fast.

Because the NewAire has been parked since October, I decided yesterday morning to get her fired up in advance, figuring if I encountered any...
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Pay attention .. temp control panel, no power!

Posted 01-24-2019 at 11:27 AM by donnyman (leveling jacks)

Well I got shook up by the loss of power to the a/c and heater panel so of course I checked? the fuses. all looked good I even found a fuse laying on the floor. three days of crawling around testing for power produced no results. so I went to the Intellitec site and read their trouble shoot info, One suggestion is to check the 5 amp power fuse to the control circuit board for the a/c units.... yeah that's right, the fuse on the floor was 5 amps so I stuck it in the only empty slot on the distribution...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 01-24-2019 at 11:14 AM by thomaspryan
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Update: Preparing to Head South -- 1/24/19

We are bound for the Florida Panhandle in a little over a week, but right now the Chicago area is entering the deepest deep freeze yet in an otherwise mild winter.

The snow isn't going anywhere as temperatures are expected to hit -17F by the middle of next week. And if you believe local forecasters, there's even more snow on the way....
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Posted 01-23-2019 at 03:34 PM by donnyman (leveling jacks)

I broke down and replace almost everything in the steps and they are operating fine.

I recently installed new batteries all around.

now my a/c control panel lost power so no a/c or heat! trouble shooting is underway.

I installed a new battery control circuit board and things seem ok but little problems keep popping up.

I did a check up on the generator and it showed improvement, when i start it I get power...
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Winter in Ohio

Posted 01-15-2019 at 10:59 AM by miwok

While the Camper is ready to drive it is not ready in other areas. Since I am new to the systems on this and campers in general, I am preferring to have a Service Place do the checking of the propane, heat, and Water to make sure it is up to date and ready.

Meanwhile I have removed the radio, GPS and am upgrading them if possible. Everything is at least ten years old!
I am using some propane heaters in the storage unit until the freeze is off.
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Camp site hunting

Posted 01-13-2019 at 08:23 PM by mwhitedg

Our children, Emily, now 20 and Ryan, now 16, have been camping since they were just babies. I remember the first trip in our first Popup camper when Ryan was just 5 months old. It was a warm Columbus day weekend in Michigan and the excitement of that first trip is still fresh.

We mostly camp in State or National parks, and for the best spots, reservations fill very quickly. I enjoy the hunt for the best site, looking through the satellite images of each campground, trying to find...
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