RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > Search Forums
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 107
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: DDMA
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By DDMA
Experience cannot be beaten. You were right...

Experience cannot be beaten.

You were right on. I unplugged the control unit and replugged it, it is working fine now.

Thank you.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By DDMA
HWH Level Controller all LEDs on and no function

Hi guys,

My HWH level worked until fine but now when I try to use it, it turns on all the LEDs on the panel and does NOT do anything. I can then turn all the LEDs off by hitting the off button.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,772
Posted By DDMA
Hi Mike, A few more questions, where do you...

Hi Mike,

A few more questions, where do you buy your paint? I am trying to find a source to order online as well as get the base mixed.

How much paint (primer, base, clear and reducer) did you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By DDMA
Storage door leak.

Hi,

Has anyone replaced seals for the compartment doors outside?

Mine leaks at two crucial locations, converter compartment and the driver side fuse panel compartment.

TIA
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By DDMA
I have looked through that link as you have...

I have looked through that link as you have suggest a few posts ago and no, it is a bit off for 2003. Even 2003 MA manual's got some of it wrong.

Naturally, I have emailed them directly.

1....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-29-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By DDMA
Sorry about.skpping all the vital info. On...

Sorry about.skpping all the vital info.

On page 21 it also shows Bidirectional isolator along with in line fuses and such I cannot locate it on my coach despite that same page exist on my manual....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-28-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By DDMA
Thank you for the link. These will come handy and...

Thank you for the link. These will come handy and hopefully will cross over 100% to 2003. I notice it does a bit comaparing to the owners manual.

I have found the flash relay location or I think...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-26-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By DDMA
2003 Mountain Aire Diesel Pusher Turn Signal Problem

Hi All.
2003 Moutain Aire Diesel Pusher with Freightliner Chassis.

I have a problem with turn signal not functioning. Hazard also doesn't work.

No clicking or any signs of the lights...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,772
Posted By DDMA
Thanks for all the information once again. Just...

Thanks for all the information once again. Just trying to learn your technique once again. How much overlap do you give for your clear coat? Do you go wet on the first try or partial coverage,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,371
Posted By DDMA
How do YOU park your RV long term?

Hi,

I am just trying to see what you guys do when parking long term WRT leveling jack use, tire pressure, surface if you can pick, what you cover, venting,...

TIA
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,772
Posted By DDMA
Hey Mike, thanks for sharing more information on...

Hey Mike, thanks for sharing more information on your paint project, not to forget all the detailed information you shared.

When you paint multiple base colors, do you paint one color then wait...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-27-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,596
Posted By DDMA
Where do your significant others sit and strap down?

Hi all,

I was just curious where others members of your family strap down while traveling? Or can they?

I know mine only has two belted seats in the front. Got me thinking where rest of y'all...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 66,595
Posted By DDMA
Very nice build! What wood do you use for the...

Very nice build! What wood do you use for the walls and the ceiling?

Where do you get your fiberglass supplies?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,785
Posted By DDMA
I just got new Hankook 6 of them and driven 22...

I just got new Hankook 6 of them and driven 22 hours straight on them covering about 1200 miles.

No problem at all. Most of you are paying for mounting and balancing. My shop took my old tires...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,772
Posted By DDMA
Thanks for all the information. Please do take...

Thanks for all the information. Please do take photos. Any tips spraying In open? I suppose find a calm reasonably warm not hot weather?

What is your thought on blender spray in a can?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,772
Posted By DDMA
I just saw that. Just wanted to learn your...

I just saw that. Just wanted to learn your technique. So in general, wherever clear was pulled you got all the way down to fiberglass then sealer, blend base and cleared? And how did you terminate...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-17-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,772
Posted By DDMA
Thanks for sharing the photos and the paint you...

Thanks for sharing the photos and the paint you used.

How did you blend the clear coat?
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 04-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By DDMA
Hope you marked the bearing strap for carrier...

Hope you marked the bearing strap for carrier bearing cup. As far as I know they are machined on the housing and matched to a specific side.

I honestly think undoing the ring was not necessary but...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 04-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By DDMA
In some photos it looks as though the pinion gear...

In some photos it looks as though the pinion gear depth is set deep but in some photos they look fine.

Do you have enough preload on the carrier and on the pinion?

Without proper preload the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-13-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
Well. Here is an analogy. Let's say cardiologist...

Well. Here is an analogy. Let's say cardiologist saves someone from getting an heart attack. If he makes money from treating the patient, is he not helping? Or if EMS send you a bill after driving...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-12-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
I totally agree about more testing. You can't...

I totally agree about more testing. You can't say those extremely obvious things and hope to get a disagreement out of it. LOL

You can't stop stupid from doing stupid things. You can't expect...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By DDMA
It is amazing how expensive these things are.

It is amazing how expensive these things are.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,079
Posted By DDMA
I felt the same way when I drove mine back from...

I felt the same way when I drove mine back from TX. I never felt that ISL lacked power but it is required downshifting and had to work to move up.

I suppose you gotta remember we are dealing with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
DSE should work it is just that you don't scrape...

DSE should work it is just that you don't scrape them off like I have.

I believe it is just matter of developing a technique.

On my bumper I had segments that were not cracked and it didn't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
Boston, MA

Boston, MA
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
Upon research I found out these membranes or...

Upon research I found out these membranes or shields are porous. That is why fungus grows underneath.

How well it works that is a question to be answered. I know the adhesive is definitely...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
Mine had cracks. I had areas where it didn't...

Mine had cracks. I had areas where it didn't crack but my method in conjunction with DS Eraser (I would call it from now on.) Still worked well.

Cracks allowed penetration of the DSE well.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,610
Posted By DDMA
I just finished removing my Diamond Shield. I...

I just finished removing my Diamond Shield. I bought the Coach used and the Diamond Shield was so badly cracked that a professional wanted $1200 for removing it.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,079
Posted By DDMA
I have driven only DP and only 1200 miles of it...

I have driven only DP and only 1200 miles of it for past couple of days. I wouldn't want any less power, I am not saying that from having excess of power, but I wouldn't want any less to do what it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
Here is the video promised. During 17...

Here is the video promised.

During 17 seconds of the video, you can see how much the cracked Diamond Shield has been removed.

Mine had been so badly cracked that they were asking $1200 to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By DDMA
Cannot say much as I did not ask. If they are...

Cannot say much as I did not ask. If they are indeed asking $106 for paint matched door that would be an awesome deal. I seriously doubt they are selling it painted to match. However, the guy told...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By DDMA
Ordered the replacement part from Amazon cheaper...

Ordered the replacement part from Amazon cheaper ($48 and some change) than any, I mean any RV stores out there with 2 day shipping free through Amazon Prime.

$48 (with 2 day shipping free) on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By DDMA
http://www.irv2.com/forums/attachment.php?attachme...

http://www.irv2.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=49170&d=1383513194

Here it is so people can stay on topic on this page instead of thread hopping.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
Thinking about selling the solvent. But I am not...

Thinking about selling the solvent. But I am not sure how well it will work with virgin shield without any cracks. I only tested on my coach and I know it works when things are as badly cracked as...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By DDMA
I just called them and got paint codes. They...

I just called them and got paint codes.

They want $106 for the door. LOL.

I still haven't found a good source for the door yet. Who ordered from which store?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
Removed mine in one afternoon. Did it with my...

Removed mine in one afternoon. Did it with my family.

I used a proprietary solvent and it worked very well for my cracked Diamond Shield. Didn't cost me 1200 nor 600 and cost 1 afternoon of my...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-07-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By DDMA
Thanks for the ideas. I can paint. Not worried...

Thanks for the ideas. I can paint. Not worried about it much but still eats up my time.

Would Newmar have paint codes used for my coach?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-06-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By DDMA
Completed 1200 miles. Have a few Qs.

Hi guys,

Drove from Tx to Sc with my brother.

We made the trip fine, well no with one exception I am missing the water heater cover.

Where can I grab one of these? Is it something that I...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-01-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,253
Posted By DDMA
How much did you spend on your service if you...

How much did you spend on your service if you don't mind me asking.

What filters did you order?

Thanks.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,253
Posted By DDMA
You didn't read the first two paragraphs in the...

You didn't read the first two paragraphs in the OP. :rofl:Back on topic and thanks for those who gave other great tips.

BTW it matters what others pay so one can refuse the service if priced...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-27-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By DDMA
I thought Ford and Chevy were bad. They are...

I thought Ford and Chevy were bad. They are amazing compared to Newmar. I worked on many cars in the past, from what I heard and what I have seen I am not impressed about Newmars underware. I can...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-23-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,253
Posted By DDMA
You got a very good sense of humor or don't...

You got a very good sense of humor or don't understand the entire point of me asking this question. :rofl:
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-22-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,253
Posted By DDMA
Gaffeney M3 Service cost: Who has done it RECENTLY?

Hi all,

I am just trying to make sure I don't over pay but who has done M3 FL service from Gaffeney, SC?

How much did you end up spending?

I looked up the cost but they are about a year old....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By DDMA
Since you asked, 1. Remove all propane...

Since you asked,

1. Remove all propane accessories and install all electric appliances.
2. Remove all the vinyl covered ceiling panels and replace with finished wood panels.
3. Replace all...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By DDMA
I have a 2003. I am going to need NOT the...

I have a 2003. I am going to need NOT the Freightliner chassis schematic but the Newmar electrical schematic for the mod and repairs I am trying to do.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-19-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By DDMA
Not trying to argue, but IMHO that is a extremely...

Not trying to argue, but IMHO that is a extremely poor manufacturing practice with no provisions for future repairs and being custom it is, to me that is another very poor excuse. How the hell do...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By DDMA
I can think of a few reasons.. 1. Pure laziness...

I can think of a few reasons..
1. Pure laziness
2. Some company thinks they have something special over the competitors. Insecurity, or no confidence to release this information.
3. Pure dealer...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-08-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,927
Posted By DDMA
Not so. I was quoted $1200 for the removal. ...

Not so. I was quoted $1200 for the removal.

I would have them pull it if they will do it for $600.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,008
Posted By DDMA
I have experience with both 2k or 2 part and 1K...

I have experience with both 2k or 2 part and 1K or 1 part clear coats.

I have restored a car and did my own body work and paint.

I tried clear coating a pair of taillights after applying smoke...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-07-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,008
Posted By DDMA
Love it, how many cans did you go through? ...

Love it, how many cans did you go through?

Did you wet sand and cut/polish?
Showing results 1 to 50 of 107

 
Forum Jump
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×