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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 12-01-2018 at 10:11 AM by thomaspryan
Updated 12-05-2018 at 11:44 AM by thomaspryan

Update: More Mirror Woes -- 12/1/18

The mirror replacement verdict is in!



As previewed in my previous woeful post, I finally got the gumption up to call NewMar about replacement mirrors. (An original is not available.) As I feared, replacing both sides would run right around $1,500. That's before paint, etc.

While NewMar respectfully declined to disclose their...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 11-25-2018 at 11:09 AM by thomaspryan
Updated 12-05-2018 at 11:47 AM by thomaspryan

Update: Storage Woes -- 11/25/18

I was tinkering around inside the RV a few days ago and just happened to run through the battery and tank level display panel. Surprisingly, my FRESH water tank read 3/4 full; that's about 30 gallons. My first reaction was faulty sensors (although the panel has always been accurate in the past). After all, I had opened both the fresh and hot water low point drains while returning from our last trip of the year.

Just to be sure, I opened...
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Days 3-4-5 of the trip to Hot Springs AR

Posted 11-23-2018 at 08:53 PM by MEWright

Day 3 we spent in Hot Springs shopping and walking around the town center. Cute little stores but nothing really special. We found some Christmas presents and did a lot of walking. It was still pretty cold so we ducked into every open store. Had great pizza at Grateful Head. This was a very good pizza, loaded very fresh topping and an awesome crust. Highly recommend going here. They also have homemade root-beer for the kids. Their 14” large was way more than enough for me and my wife. Daughter had...
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End of day 2 in Hot Springs ARK

Posted 11-20-2018 at 09:00 PM by MEWright

We left Crater of Diamonds at 11 and made it through some amazingly beautiful country without getting distracted, much….

This is a beautiful state with pretty good roads. Logging trucks like to haul ass but they do that everywhere. Pulled off on the shoulder a few times to let traffic by so we could drive slowly and enjoy the mountains and incredible views. Nice windy roads big shoulders not much traffic and its warming up nicely during the day so my feet are not hating me as much...
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First Biggie (Arkansas Trip for Thanksgiving Days 1 and 2 )

Posted 11-20-2018 at 02:17 PM by MEWright

We left Austin at 7:30 am heading up 281 towards FW Texas. Not having RV'ed in the cold (yeah I know 40s not cold to some of yall but its FEEZIN TO US).. We left some things at home that we should have brought. cold weather boots, fuzzy socks etc...

Apparently, the coldest place in the RV (other than in the darn freezer) is the floorboard on the drivers’ side. Who the heck though that they could save a nickel by not putting a vent here needs to drawn and quartered. My feet were frozen...
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I Need Help

Posted 11-20-2018 at 11:13 AM by raparsons

I am new to rving, I just bought a 1974 dodge champion n40 class A motothome. I am trying to find out the model that I have, Since the n40 only stands for the chassie model and not the champion made model. please help if you can.
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 11-15-2018 at 07:20 PM by thomaspryan
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Update: Winterization -- 11/12/18



Our next road trip isn't until the first of February, 2019, so we secured the NewAire for cold weather storage.

In addition to normal end-of-season service (oil change, filters, chassis lube, etc.), our winterization process included the following steps:
  1. Fill fuel tank and treat with non-gelling diesel additive.
  2. Run treated diesel
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We did it! We left on a trip and made it home IN THE RV,, HOORRAAAYYY

Posted 10-31-2018 at 09:36 PM by MEWright

Well it has been a long road with many, many setbacks along the way. We were not ready to give up on RVing, our dealership or our dream.

The new Fleetwood Discovery 40g was/is so amazing.

We left on Friday night for Rockport TX, about a 4.5 hour drive from our house.

We did do the one thing that we were told not to do, I never meant to or wanted to do and would NEVER recommend someone do in a new coach, arrive at a new campsite in a new class A at...
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Winterize?

Posted 10-22-2018 at 10:27 AM by miwok

I am warned to winterize before it gets cold, and have some indoor storage lined up, yet it is about that time of year, and the cold is coming! If it were ready for camping, I would be gone for warmer weather!



Still replacing things like smoke detectors, and trying to understand the systems.. Steep learning curve for someone so ignorant!
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The first night in your coach should be memorable

Posted 10-20-2018 at 09:39 PM by MEWright

Well, its that time;
We have had it home for a week and packed it all up. We want to head out but as many of you know Texas is flooding. Anywhere its not raining, it is about to or has just stopped.

So we decide to spend the first night in the new coach in our driveway. Very short notice, no planning just lets watch a movie in it to lets spend the night here.

Wife wakes up about 12:15 and heads into house leaving me in the king bed and our daughter in the...
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Hurricane Michael

Posted 10-18-2018 at 09:17 PM by ET-S

Just Returned From Fla. There was a path of about 85 miles wide left by this Hurricane The News I don't think is reporting it all, and we probably want know Just how bad it was there. Just out side of Tallahassee, No Power for the whole time we were there had Generators for running Pump and Taking care of Farm animals, Hot But Dry thank goodness. Clean up will probably take years for most of the areas. If you are planning a Fla. Trip please take extra food, Water, and supplies to help other...
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The Dicsoverys trip Home

Posted 10-17-2018 at 09:13 PM by MEWright

We have had it home for a week. It has been pouring rain but I have managed to get an amazing amount of stuff loaded. We still have all our personal stuff, bedding, clothes, books, food etc... to load but we are closing in on it.

I cant wait for this weekend. Even if we dont leave in it we will stay in the driveway since we have a 50AMP plug in our driveway we can staycation here.

Not sure if everyone is fully aware of the flooding in central Texas is right now but,...
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Full Time Rving... Not just for the Retired!

Posted 10-15-2018 at 07:18 PM by Badger147
Updated 11-12-2018 at 09:09 PM by Badger147

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I have been asked to write on Full Time Rving....Not just for the Retired from a rvingforlife.com community member that is looking into selling her home, and considering a fifth-wheel for her residents while she continues to work a full-time job.

There are countless people all around the U.S. that are making the change from "Wage Slave" to "Freedom" everyday. Single people, Couples and some with young children hitting...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 10-15-2018 at 10:11 AM by thomaspryan
Updated 12-05-2018 at 11:55 AM by thomaspryan

Update: Power Tune -- 10/15/18



You can't have too much torque or horse power for accelerating a diesel pusher like the NewAire onto the highway or climbing grades.

Fortunately, Ag Diesel Solutions makes a plug and play module that adds an additional 65 hp and 100+ lb-ft of torque to an otherwise dependable Cummins ISB 5.9L. The module achieves this performance increase by changing...
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Toad

Posted 10-14-2018 at 08:55 PM by markarbogast

After a year of waiting taking a few short overnight trips just to get some experience we traded for a used Jeep Wrangler. Just now trying to get the tow equipment lined up.
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