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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 06-16-2019 at 06:47 PM by TomAndPeg
Updated 12-12-2019 at 10:12 AM by TomAndPeg

Update: It's RV Project Time! -- 6/16/2019

It's finally here: RV project time.



Two weeks of blood, sweat, and tears - a veritable labor of love.

We are house/dog/chicken sitting for the next two weeks. That means we can park the NewAire in our kid's RV-friendly driveway and work through a list of projects that have been lining up for months.

So here is the list of projects in our queue:

1. Roof repair - Got a tiny leak in the rear that has developed around a hole for the rear view camera cable.

2. Install a screen door - Following on trail blazed by fellow NewAire owner Craig Porter (CA), we will be installing a Plisse Retractable Screen Door in our side entrance.

3. Install a high-CFM fan/vent - We'll be following another trail blazed by fellow NewAire owner David Stiemsma (MI). We will cut a big hole in the bedroom ceiling and fill it with a MaxxFan MaxxAir RV Roof Ventilation System.



4. Install a supplement battery charging system - What for, you may wonder? We have had shore power problems at state parks with 30A GFCI at the post. The GFCI doesn't like it when our inverter starts charging our batteries. The solution (we hope) will be a Powermax 3-35 charger/converter that plugs in separately at the post (we will disable our onboard charging function when in use).

5. New upholstery for bedroom window valences and the base of our queen bed - SWMBO never cared much for the original fabric/patterns.

6. Paint the refrigerator front panels - Our NovaKool 12V compressor fridge is practically brand new and awesome, but SWMBO wants the black panels painted almond to match the rest of the cabinets.

7. Convert galley lights to LED - The fluorescent bulbs in our galley kitchen are flickering, which means it's time to convert those fixtures to LED strip lights.

8. Clear coat repair - There are several small spots in the NewAire's front shell that are shedding clear coat.

9. Polish the aluminum wheels - We had a pair of Accuride wheels replaced due to road rash, and now the older wheels are looking a bit too dull, so we're going to try and bring them all up to snuff.

And last but not least:

10. Repair the damaged mirror - If you follow this Original NewMar NewAire blog, you know that our driver's mirror was damaged in the storage lot (an unclaimed accident), and we could not find an original replacement. After determining that a pair of new mirrors would set us back a small fortune, we chose to repair the original instead.

So that's our list. In the coming weeks I plan to blog about each project we manage complete.

We've got 30A power at our disposal, water if we need it, and an amazing workshop with lots of supplies and just about every tool you can imagine. (But can you ever have enough?)

BTW: we are planning a week-long trip to Kentucky Lake in July and a much longer western swing starting just after Labor Day, so like Mrs. Cash sang: Time's a Wastin'.

Wish us luck!



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