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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-29-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Deek
Amen! The new Service Center is just...

Amen!

The new Service Center is just fabulous; Newmar is absolutely nailing it!

Also, if youíre in Nappanee, be certain to sign up for the early morning extended tour of the plant. Takes...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-22-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Deek
I am weighing in on this as I am struggling to...

I am weighing in on this as I am struggling to figure out the best thing to do after a truly miserable experience in replacing a great toad that never gave me a bit of trouble but I negligently...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-28-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Deek
Related story: On Friday morning, my AC...

Related story: On Friday morning, my AC compressor failed and serpentine belt broke. Same motor -- 2015 ISL 450. Thankfully it happened after starting coach in campsite after overnight in CG and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-27-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 35,108
Posted By Deek
Let me say this: Had I known before trading my...

Let me say this: Had I known before trading my '15 Summit on an '18 Summit and then learning it was squarely in the "death wobble" category, there is no way I would have given up my '15. The '15...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-24-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 35,108
Posted By Deek
mstarks -- I was in touch with Steve Stander last...

mstarks -- I was in touch with Steve Stander last week. Yes, I think he would be a good choice to contact for sure.

Unfortunately, still no fix for the GC death wobble. Mike Manley has...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-02-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,829
Posted By Deek
Congratulations on your beautiful new coach, Len...

Congratulations on your beautiful new coach, Len and Sue.

Love the Dutch Star and love the 4369 layout. You will be very happy I am certain!

May you have many years of fun travel in your...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-02-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 949,083
Posted By Deek
Rental Car Availability / Camp Newmar

Can anyone advise rental car availability in Nappanee? I will be at Camp Newmar for service in early May without a toad and will need a rental car. The only one I could find was Enterprise in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-24-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 949,083
Posted By Deek
Many thanks, Gary! This is helpful to me. ...

Many thanks, Gary! This is helpful to me.

Deek:dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-23-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 949,083
Posted By Deek
GaryKD -- Can you pass along a few thoughts...

GaryKD --

Can you pass along a few thoughts about your preferences on the three places you reference? That would be very helpful. All look reasonable and close to Newmar. Want to locate a good...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-16-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Deek
Ted -- Be sure to read the thread in this...

Ted --

Be sure to read the thread in this topic area about Grand Cherokee "Death Wobble" when flat towing GC. If your 2018 Grand Cherokee has the EPS steering system, it will be subject to 'Death...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-11-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 35,108
Posted By Deek
FCA Official Response

Today I heard back from Steve Stander, "Executive Referrals Manager" from FCA.

As indicated previously, I had written to Mike Manley, FCA CEO, about the Grand Cherokee "Death Wobble" issue. ...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-09-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 35,108
Posted By Deek
No! But glad to know that you have communicated...

No! But glad to know that you have communicated with him. That will be helpful info.

Put in another call to him today (Saturday) but it was his office phone that he gave so I doubt Iíll hear...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-08-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 35,108
Posted By Deek
Update to my last post above: I had prompt...

Update to my last post above:

I had prompt contact from Steve Stander, "Executive Referrals Manager" from FCA after having sent email directly to Mike Manley, FCA CEO about the Grand Cherokee...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-03-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 35,108
Posted By Deek
Hey, Rick -- Many thanks for your response...

Hey, Rick --

Many thanks for your response -- and, by the way, thanks for all the hard slogging work you have done on this issue along the way -- I have followed the threads about this (Cherokee...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-02-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 35,108
Posted By Deek
For what it's worth, I have the same issue,...

For what it's worth, I have the same issue, albeit with a variation on the theme.

I owned a 2015 Grand Cherokee Summit which I towed with my 2015 Dutch Star 4369 for the past three and a half...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-02-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By Deek
This is an excellent presentation. Thanks for...

This is an excellent presentation. Thanks for mentioning it, Bikinjum:thumb:.

Deek:dance:
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-02-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Deek
All interesting stuff -- yet still all still a...

All interesting stuff -- yet still all still a mystery! I greatly appreciate the wisdom offered and the explanations given. I knew I could count on our wonderful iRV2 Forum for ongoing help...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-01-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Deek
Are all manual transmission cars flat towable?

I am considering replacement of my present tow vehicle with a 2019 VW Jetta S with six speed manual transmission. Before pulling the trigger, I contacted VW as I could not find written confirmation...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-01-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By Deek
Amen! Always a hoot to think back on the...

Amen!

Always a hoot to think back on the (many) mistakes we all made as we learned the ropes via the School of Hard Knocks. There are, for most of us, some really funny stories. They seem...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-31-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By Deek
New2road -- Congrats on your Newmar...

New2road --

Congrats on your Newmar purchase! Great choice. You will have a blast at Nappanee and with your delivery. Have lots of fun.:thumb:

Cheers --

Deek:dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-30-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By Deek
Funny story -- this one directly on me. ...

Funny story -- this one directly on me.

When I got my first Dutch Star, a 2013 DS 4018, and took factory delivery in mid February, 2013, it was 10 degrees most of the week we were at Newmar for...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-30-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,841
Posted By Deek
I have been told by Newmar techs that they...

I have been told by Newmar techs that they recommend no carpeting covering any area where the floor tiles are heated electrically. This includes even non-rubber backed carpeting -- I asked that very...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-30-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,097
Posted By Deek
FLSteve -- Sincerest congrats to you and...

FLSteve --

Sincerest congrats to you and Lisa on your fourth Newmar coach! What a beauty. Glad I was one of the lucky ones to see it in person. You and Lisa made outstanding choices on your...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-30-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 246,820
Posted By Deek
Bill -- With your attendance at Hoots VI,you...

Bill --

With your attendance at Hoots VI,you and Sandy will be the most experienced Hoots this year!:thumb:

Deek:dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-29-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 246,820
Posted By Deek
Regrettably, like FLSteve, I won't be able to do...

Regrettably, like FLSteve, I won't be able to do it this year. And sadly, there will be no one there this year who has been able to make all six rallies.
But not to worry, cause that's what...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-28-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 246,820
Posted By Deek
2018 Hoots -- Best Wishes to All!!

A shout out and best wishes to all who will attend Hoots VI this year in Texas. Since FLSteve and I started the Hoots movement in 2013, it has been nothing less than a blast for everyone who has...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-09-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,586
Posted By Deek
Bill -- I assume you removed the chair...

Bill --

I assume you removed the chair before removing the bracket. Am I correct?
How tricky was the surgical procedure in its entirety? Any cautionary instructions before undertaking the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-29-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,883
Posted By Deek
No difficulties or issues -- just excellent...

No difficulties or issues -- just excellent service. Ron Jarvie is the man there. Knowledgeable, friendly, professional. Great advice and guidance. I have been with this agency for several years...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-28-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,281
Posted By Deek
Great updates, Ronnie. Thanks for posting. ...

Great updates, Ronnie. Thanks for posting. Doing so helps us all.

Super install on your end. I am certain you will love it on your '19 DS 4369.

Deek:dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-15-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,958
Posted By Deek
Swag -- Great to see you back on the Forum...

Swag --

Great to see you back on the Forum and back to using your beautiful coach again, Scott.

As always, super upgrades from your end and lots of fun listening to you talking about them.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-13-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,084
Posted By Deek
DavenMonica -- It is funny how there seem to...

DavenMonica --

It is funny how there seem to be so many -- like you, like me -- who have transitioned from sailboats to motor coaches. Beyond boating, I have done cars (lots of them), travel,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-11-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 949,083
Posted By Deek
Sounds great. This will sure alleviate a lot of...

Sounds great. This will sure alleviate a lot of pressure on both lots at Arnott and Delaware as soon as the new camp ground is ready for coaches coming to Nappanee for service.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-09-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 949,083
Posted By Deek
STEVE -- Any idea of when the new area is...

STEVE --

Any idea of when the new area is expected to be completed and accepting coaches there for scheduled service? Hope all is well in Nappanee with you, Junell and kids.

Deek:dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-01-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,791
Posted By Deek
toneil7163 -- Congrats on your New Aire...

toneil7163 --

Congrats on your New Aire decision! What a fabulous coach!

You are very wise to make the investment of Factory Delivery. It will help you considerably. I urge you to ask every...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-09-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,972
Posted By Deek
Excellent advice, Chuckbear. I agree that many...

Excellent advice, Chuckbear. I agree that many folks forget that the fresh water lines are more often than not the real but hidden culprit in the presence of bad smell from the coach faucets.:sad: ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-29-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 246,820
Posted By Deek
Originally Posted by "007": I often wonder...

Originally Posted by "007":

I often wonder how all the original HOOT's are making out, as I age I see many friends gone or fell silent on the forum, its refreshing seeing some of you posting...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-29-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Deek
Amen!!!! Sincerest thanks for all of your...

Amen!!!!

Sincerest thanks for all of your Hoots' support, 007. You have been with us at each and every step of the way.

Past Hoots, present Hoots, future Hoots -- we all express our...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-28-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 46,075
Posted By Deek
The Original Hoots

Me too -- and I am the founding Hoot!

The original group was one of a kind.

We came together in Tennessee for our first rally in 2013 not knowing much about each other other than our screen...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-27-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,112
Posted By Deek
Super color combination! Gosh, you're gonna be...

Super color combination! Gosh, you're gonna be happy!

Deek:dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-27-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,112
Posted By Deek
Don -- You and Sandee are going to love the...

Don --

You and Sandee are going to love the coach!

I'm on my fourth Newmar coach and my ordered '15 DS 4369 is the best of the best. I have looked several times at new ones and driven...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-27-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 46,075
Posted By Deek
Hey, Ma Snart -- are you still using your...

Hey, Ma Snart -- are you still using your beautiful '13 Dutch Star 43?

Where has it been lately?

How is retirement treating you?

Sure miss and think fondly of our original Hoots get...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-23-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 46,075
Posted By Deek
Amen! Deek:dance:

Amen!

Deek:dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-18-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 68,143
Posted By Deek
Ronnie - Outstanding to see you here again as Ma...

Ronnie - Outstanding to see you here again as Ma Snart says. We sure have missed you.

I saw a 2019 DS at Newmar about 10 days ago. I think youíre going to be very pleased with all the upgrades,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-06-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 949,083
Posted By Deek
Not as radical a change as we saw from 2012 to...

Not as radical a change as we saw from 2012 to 2013 model. Different headlights, no chrome grill and lower facia, same windshield wipers, very slightly different top marker lights. The impression...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-06-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 949,083
Posted By Deek
Was able to get a FHU site on Friday late...

Was able to get a FHU site on Friday late afternoon after a site was vacated. All FHU spots were otherwise filled. At least six or seven spots were available in the overflow lot on Delaware, but no...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-02-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 949,083
Posted By Deek
Any room at the Inn?

Can anyone currently at Camp Newmar advise availability of spots at Customer Service area as well as on Delaware Street along fence?

Many thanks.

Deek:dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-08-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 246,820
Posted By Deek
I've been in touch with Patty, Doug's wife, and...

I've been in touch with Patty, Doug's wife, and she is mulling over the idea of keeping their coach or trading on something a bit smaller (New Aire????) but sticking with the motor home lifestyle...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-02-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 246,820
Posted By Deek
Our Good Friend Doug Pomerantz

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing yesterday of our wonderful friend, Doug Pomerantz, one of the very early Hoots. Doug was always the first guy to volunteer to help and wanted...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-25-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 246,820
Posted By Deek
New Coaches to Tour, Inspect and Test Drive

We set the bar high this year, and the hosting dealership sure came through. They brought out to us several brand new coaches to inspect, tour and test drive as we wanted. They left them open to us...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-25-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 246,820
Posted By Deek
I am definitely in favor of this, just as I'm...

I am definitely in favor of this, just as I'm sure the rest of us are. These folks have worked very hard here at Marion and have truly done fantastic work in washing and waxing the coaches that were...
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