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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Dutch Master
Battery Box Bearings Updated 2019

Like many Newmar and other motorhome owners, sooner or later we are faced with rehabbing the battery box. I just did mine on my 2008 Kountry Star. The tray has a total o 8 roller bearings - 2 for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Dutch Master
Radiator Flush Cleaner

Good day fellow IRV2'ers,
I am planning to flush the radiator on my 2008 Newmar Kountry Star with the ISL400 HP diesel engine. I have seen several post on how to perform it, but do not see any...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-16-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Dutch Master
Omni directional have weaker signak strength than...

Omni directional have weaker signak strength than a Yagi type. Look at Amazon for reviews and pricing. Uae an external pole to mount and run the cable in. The other RV types simply will not stack...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-16-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Dutch Master
RedneckExpress - Also try parts-express.com. ...

RedneckExpress - Also try parts-express.com. Vast array of speaker options at good pricing.
Regards
Dutch Master
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-16-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,446
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Rondibell - A sad but truth situation be...

Hello Rondibell - A sad but truth situation be told here. But it sounds like you have "zeroed in" on the Grand Design. Let me make a couple of suggestions.
1. Go to the manufactures web site and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-16-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Patspage04 All good input from fellow...

Hello Patspage04
All good input from fellow RVers. Both the Oasis and Aquahot are "On Demand" water heaters that burn diesel to give you continous hot water for showers. A 10 gallon works well, as...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-16-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Dutch Master
Mr. SeaView - A number of things could cause this...

Mr. SeaView - A number of things could cause this - loose AC power connection, bad control board, bad start capacitor, and finally a thermostat. Not familar with National MH, but does it use a 5...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 07-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello CalCamp, MY good friend and RV buddy had...

Hello CalCamp,
MY good friend and RV buddy had the same problem with his Chevy 350 and Jayco 5th. You have to be careful on the clearance between the bottom of the 5th and the truck bed, especially...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello PhotoDad, As stated, the 5th wheel will...

Hello PhotoDad,
As stated, the 5th wheel will be delivered at the show. But as you read on the various posts, the best deal" is not at the show, these are more or less "come ons" to get you signed...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-15-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Again Tanman3225, You are correct - the...

Hello Again Tanman3225,
You are correct - the units are "daisy chained" using the RJ11 wires and connectors. Each control board has an input and output connector (via parallel connection on the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-14-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Tanman32225, What you are experiencing is...

Hello Tanman32225,
What you are experiencing is a "broken communications" line between your thermostat and the AC/Heat Pump units. Having experiencing this problem and totally understanding how the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-08-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello MightS4, Looking at your picture, the...

Hello MightS4,
Looking at your picture, the main battery cables look correct. Here is a picture of my Newmar chassis batteries

The only thing I cannot tell if you correctly hooked the smaller...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-01-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Dutch Master
You may have a partially cloged fuel filter? ...

You may have a partially cloged fuel filter? This is a DIY, but remember to pre-fil the new filter with clean diesel fuel when installing it. If this does not fix the problem, the next subject is a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-01-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dutch Master
Troubleshooting A/C problems take gauges,...

Troubleshooting A/C problems take gauges, voltmeter, and knowledge of systems. Lacking any of these tools and experience will not fix the problem. Second guess anything is useless. There is...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-29-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day neovida, Not sure if you have found...

Good day neovida,
Not sure if you have found the problem, but let me add some additional information since my background is electrical engineering and some experience with RV water pumps.


1....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-29-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day Dr. Phil, I looked at the Intellic...

Good day Dr. Phil,
I looked at the Intellic schematic. Using their diagram, the black wire is what gets "switched" when turned on. The white wire is GROUND. Just jumper the black to the white...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-23-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Dean S Outstanding! Not rocket science. ...

Hello Dean S
Outstanding! Not rocket science. Glad to assist you in finding the root cause of your problem.
Best Regards
Dutch Master
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-22-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Dutch Master
Good Day Dean S, I do not believe that these...

Good Day Dean S,
I do not believe that these fans are "hard wired" - i.e. no connector used to install them at time of factory install. Being so, I would recommend the unit be removed from the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-12-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Again "D" - You can simply use Google and...

Hello Again "D" - You can simply use Google and search using "Attwood Jacks problems." Many of the links are IRV2 type. Good Luck
Dutch Master
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Rusty Gold - I had the same problem with my...

Hello Rusty Gold - I had the same problem with my 4 door Norcold on my Kountry Star. I found the exact relacement for a mere $35 at Walmart online. Rip off artist CW wanted $125. Also Amazon was...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-10-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello "D" - There is a wealth of information on...

Hello "D" - There is a wealth of information on this site for Atwood jacks, including how to troubleshoot the system, rebuilding the jacks, and resetting the panel. You will need both electrical and...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-30-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,708
Posted By Dutch Master
Camping World - Are They Done? (Update April 2019)

Good Day Fellow RVers,
Looks like Camping World has a real problem, from insider trader to malfeasance by Marcus Lemonis. A fellow friend RVer sent me this morning.



Part 1:...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-15-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Dutch Master
Drill three holes - two to mount switch, one to...

Drill three holes - two to mount switch, one to drill through the firewall to get the wire from the outside to the inside of the vehicle. Not even run wire through the engine compartment? This takes...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-15-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Again Cwet, You could replace the 5 watt...

Hello Again Cwet,
You could replace the 5 watt panel with a 100 watt type ($125.00). But the 100 watt panel is much larger (47 x 20 in). Available at Amazon: ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-14-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Cwet I have a 2008 KSDP - 3960. The...

Hello Cwet
I have a 2008 KSDP - 3960. The solar panel on the roof is a measly 5 watt panel - totally useless. You need at least 100 watt panel. This will give you around 8 amperes of power, good...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-14-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello 1Longbow Does your surrond sound amp have...

Hello 1Longbow
Does your surrond sound amp have an input select switch? If so, then try one of the other inputs. If this does not work, you will need to connect the audio output of the TV to one...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-26-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day BooDaddySC Yes, here is the exact...

Good day BooDaddySC
Yes, here is the exact description of the E4 error code from the Dometic Manual:


E4 Open circuit or out of range Outdoor Temperature Sensor (select models). Heat pump...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-07-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello TeamFoxy, First, you are correct about...

Hello TeamFoxy,
First, you are correct about wiring 2 six volt batteries in SERIES. However, from your description your current configuration of the batteries are wirred in PARALLEL. Since you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-07-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Dutch Master
MarinaBoy - Trying to reset the thermostat will...

MarinaBoy - Trying to reset the thermostat will not fix the problem. According to the manual the E1 error is a loss of communications between the thermostat and the AC unit. Your problem is with the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-06-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello CSWolf - Unfortunately, the Wineguard...

Hello CSWolf - Unfortunately, the Wineguard "dome" on top of your DS is totally obsolete with the new sattelites. I found this out when I contacted Wineguard on my dome ontop,of my Kountry Star. ...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-20-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,534
Posted By Dutch Master
Pigman1 has the right approach. Use a strap...

Pigman1 has the right approach. Use a strap wrench with a long extension on it. Attach the extension to a 1/2 inch breaker bar. At the end of the breaker bar, slide a 3 foot piece of pipe to give...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-21-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Dutch Master
The Party is Over!

This "Go Go" RV market is finally comming to a close. Wonder when the RV Parks will "feel the pinch?
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-30-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Dutch Master
Look at www.parts-express.com. They have a huge...

Look at www.parts-express.com. They have a huge selection of speakers.
Forum: Just Conversation 11-28-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,158
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello Fellow RVer's Very good discussion on GM,...

Hello Fellow RVer's
Very good discussion on GM, Tesla, charge stations, etc.

I would like to "bring back the group/discussion" as to the economy as the original post "Is GM the tip of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By Dutch Master
Thanks for Windsor Bill for the correction. Heat...

Thanks for Windsor Bill for the correction. Heat pumps do use Freon. I thought the combo unit used an electrical element for heat (bad assumption). But if the A/C unit is working, then shouldn't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day again Rookie RVer, We are all facing...

Good day again Rookie RVer,
We are all facing the problem of getting in for service. Dealers are serving newly purchasing owners, scheduled customers, etc. Many people are getting their coaches...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day georgiann no, First, the heat pump...

Good day georgiann no,
First, the heat pump does not use Freon - only the A/C side uses it. Stay away from this clown - "So called RV tech." He does not know JACK! The A/C - Heatpump combo that...
Forum: Damon 11-01-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day pmpurcell, Yes, I have experienced...

Good day pmpurcell,
Yes, I have experienced this problem on my previous 2010 Newmar. In my case, the dump valve is located near or on the front axle. It is operated by a 12 volt signal to open or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-31-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By Dutch Master
Good Day RookieRVer, I would "strongly suggest"...

Good Day RookieRVer,
I would "strongly suggest" you read up on the Roadmaster 8RR chassis in the forums. Just use the search bar. The Knight does not have the trailing arm issue. However, the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-25-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Dutch Master
The controller is located near the pump. ...

The controller is located near the pump. Blowing fuses maybe bad pump?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-16-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Dutch Master
Brake Buddy - Alert System: A Better Mousetrap!

Good day fellow Motorhome Owners,
I want to share a project that may be of interest to other owners that tow a car behind their motorhome.
The Brake Buddy which I have is one of the more popular...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day Surtidor I have attached the...

Good day Surtidor
I have attached the "motherboard" - i.e. in reality a controller for the pump. It has a procedure to check it out. Normally located in the pump in the wet bay.
Regards
Dutch...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,903
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day Breezy2006, You last post included "no...

Good day Breezy2006,
You last post included "no red lights on the Oasis panel." The E4 code has nothing to do with the Oasis unit, but with the heat pump/AC unit located on the rear roof of your...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day JD Cool, A few good input on how to...

Good day JD Cool,
A few good input on how to remedy your problem. I would like to add some additional suggestions:


Re: Sand in Tank

1. You stated that you have tried to flush the sand...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-29-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello 1CoolZ71 and others, Thank you for the...

Hello 1CoolZ71 and others,
Thank you for the additional feedback. I went again to the SN store to test mattresses again. I started with the P6 knowing that the R5 can be "upgraded" with an...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-28-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Dutch Master
Good day again dunerunner4 According to your...

Good day again dunerunner4
According to your original post

"The bedroom control board is the one on the left in the picture and has been swapped although it did not resolve the issue and blew a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 147,790
Posted By Dutch Master
Good Day Adbear, I have owned two Newmar DP's. ...

Good Day Adbear,
I have owned two Newmar DP's. In both cases, the slide motor for the bedroom is located under the bed's plywood platform. Access to it is done by raising the bed up. The...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-27-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello DuneRunner 4 You have eliminated the...

Hello DuneRunner 4
You have eliminated the control board since "swapping" it with the bedroom SO control. If the fuse is blowing, it means that the motor is drawing too much current. This could be...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-27-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By Dutch Master
Hello All IRV2 commenters on this subject! ...

Hello All IRV2 commenters on this subject!
Thank you for all the input on this subject. But I wish that supplied comments and feedback was strictly pertaining to the requested subject of adding an...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-25-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By Dutch Master
Sleep Number Bed Owners

Good day RV owners,
Currently my DW and I are shopping for a new mattress to replace the flimsy OEM that came with the motorhome. We have been shopping several stores that carry both major and...
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