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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-07-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By shadrack
Thanks for all the replies. I do have 7 year old...

Thanks for all the replies. I do have 7 year old DEKA AGMs in the coach and am anticipating having to replace them in the future and was kind of shocked how much they went up in price since I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By shadrack
Flooded battery gassing

A few years ago I read or heard about people floating glycerin or some type of oil in the cells of their flooded batteries to help in preventing the batteries from gassing. Has anyone heard of this...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-16-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By shadrack
Rio Grand Valley

After 8 years we are planning to winter in Texas this fall again. Are there plenty of sites available down that way? Or should we plan on reservations? Things have probably changed since we last were...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-12-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By shadrack
Thanks for the information about the slides. I...

Thanks for the information about the slides. I have a couple of ideas how to attack the rusting, now.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-08-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By shadrack
Rusting electric slide locks

Does anyone know of a simple way to operate the electric lock paddles when the slides are extended? Most of my locks have started or are rusting between the paddle and the frame itself. I'd like to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-06-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By shadrack
Thanks for the reply and where to look. I don't...

Thanks for the reply and where to look. I don't think I want to remove a lock right at the moment due to watching Newmar work on them when the coach was new. Instead, bought some black Ductape and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-26-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By shadrack
Leaking electric slide locks

As we sit here in Florida being pelted, at times, by wind and rain another electric slide lock has developed a water leak. First, the bedroom slide lock started leaking a year or so ago. Determined...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 06-26-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,014
Posted By shadrack
Medina Ohio Home Depot refused to honor my...

Medina Ohio Home Depot refused to honor my Veterans Administration ID card today. Said I had to be disabled or retired. Told store manager that was my last visit to HD and would take my credit card...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-17-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By shadrack
Thanks to everyone for the responses. I've...

Thanks to everyone for the responses. I've decided to go without replacing the Diamond Shield for now and see what happens this summer while traveling. I can always touch up any stone chips and then...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-16-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By shadrack
Diamond Shield didn't say how new their product...

Diamond Shield didn't say how new their product was. Just that it is now guaranteed against discoloring and fading. One thing, though, I had to get 1/2 pint of paint mixed by Sherwin Williams to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-16-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By shadrack
Diamond Shield, Yes or No?

After seeing the ugly discoloration under the Diamond Shield on our coach, I elected to remove it and repair the paint that came off also. I can't find anyone who may have done this and NOT replaced...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 10-26-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,637
Posted By shadrack
Mick, X2. Went to my 45th class reunion a...

Mick,
X2. Went to my 45th class reunion a couple of years ago when talking with former friends (?) who asked what I did after school. Said I went into Marine Corps. They asked if I went to VN. When...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-23-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,917
Posted By shadrack
DirecTV Programming

After watching FoxSports running crawlers the past few days about DirecTV dropping a lot of channels, I called DirecTV. Yes, they said. Unless new agreements are made, we will lose Fox Sports,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-19-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,686
Posted By shadrack
You may see if you have fuses protecting your...

You may see if you have fuses protecting your plug. I had the same problem and Newmar told me that there were fuses protecting the plug. Tiffin may do the same so if there is a problem, such as...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 10-03-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,489
Posted By shadrack
It's da**ed tiring to come onto this forum not...

It's da**ed tiring to come onto this forum not knowing if the back button is going to work on one click, a double click, or multiples thereof. Why can't whomever is in charge of this forum keep their...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-30-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,562
Posted By shadrack
Yes. There is a "T" fitting, available probably...

Yes. There is a "T" fitting, available probably at most propane gas outlets that goes before the regulator off your coach tank. You have to deliver the high pressure propane to the grill to get it to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-22-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By shadrack
Not sure if this will help, but on our 05 DS I've...

Not sure if this will help, but on our 05 DS I've had twice to take the motor off and clean and dry the motor and housing. Only four screws are involved and it's a relatively easy fix. Seems there is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-31-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By shadrack
.If those are your original batteries, they will...

.If those are your original batteries, they will keep gassing more and more as they age. Actually, they are probably pretty close to their life limit. You have to disconnect from shore power, shut...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-22-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By shadrack
I removed both J sofa and sleeper bed in our 4320...

I removed both J sofa and sleeper bed in our 4320 and the bolts just go out thru the bottom of the slide. Need to tap them with a hammer though, to get them started. Anything can be used to plug the...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-13-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By shadrack
These rules that the banks are using to refuse...

These rules that the banks are using to refuse financing to full timers came into effect last October via a law Congress passed in 2002 or so. It has got to do with escrowing taxes and insurance,...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-21-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By shadrack
We wintered two years, 03 & 04 at Pioneer RV Park...

We wintered two years, 03 & 04 at Pioneer RV Park on Mustang Island. Nicest place we could find around there. But, to caution you. The closer you get to the gulf, the more beating your vehicles will...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-25-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By shadrack
Media Reporting

Maybe I'm wrong, but I really think that the national media's reporting of Rep. Giffords shooting, although it was bad, has been overblown. I think this because the same week, there were nine...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-19-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,445
Posted By shadrack
Well, the banks haven't pulled our financing yet....

Well, the banks haven't pulled our financing yet. Somehow I doubt if they would want a DP back that is worth less than the amount owed. And I think that since the RV industry went down the tubes with...
Forum: Full-Timers 12-09-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By shadrack
The problem was resolved right away. I just...

The problem was resolved right away. I just wanted to make people aware of what occurred with a closed credit card and an automatic payment option. We have camped since 1973 and have always winged...
Forum: Full-Timers 12-07-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,259
Posted By shadrack
5er or MH. It boils down to whether you are going...

5er or MH. It boils down to whether you are going to travel and see the country or set down in a particular place for a long time and then move to another place and sit again. The 5er is great for...
Forum: Full-Timers 12-07-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By shadrack
My original post did not mean to hit on Norton....

My original post did not mean to hit on Norton. It was what we learned about our banking system that caused the post. Being full timers for the past nine plus years, it would be really hard to NOT...
Forum: Full-Timers 12-05-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By shadrack
We don't use Symantec anymore. And we pay off the...

We don't use Symantec anymore. And we pay off the credit card every month. It's most convenient for us to have automatic payments made for the Verizon, DirecTV, Escapee yearly dues, Good Sam dues,...
Forum: Full-Timers 12-04-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By shadrack
Automatic Credit Card Payments

Being full timers we have regular payments automatically paid for on our VISA card. One was an annual renewal of our Norton Antivirus program. It was scheduled to renew this month. BUT, since we...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-04-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,927
Posted By shadrack
I've run an adjustable pressure regulator for as...

I've run an adjustable pressure regulator for as long as I can remember. With a section of reinforced water hose between the faucet bib and the regulator. This summer we were in Moss Lake,NC and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-25-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By shadrack
Turn off the other units and make a drastic ten...

Turn off the other units and make a drastic ten or fifteen degree change when you reverse the thermostat. You may also go up on the roof and remove the cover. Four screws is all holding it on. Then...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-23-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,445
Posted By shadrack
Oh. I fully agree that it's just not the banks...

Oh. I fully agree that it's just not the banks fault. It started back when congress said that everybody had a right to purchase, irregardless of whether a person could pay for it or not.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-22-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,323
Posted By shadrack
Just a question. I'm a former Marine who spent 13...

Just a question. I'm a former Marine who spent 13 months in that s**thole (2/1) and have had ringing in my ears ever since and now I find that I can apply for disability for Agent Orange. I knew if I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By shadrack
Try alternately running the unit on "cool" and...

Try alternately running the unit on "cool" and then back on "heat" a couple or three times. The reversing solenoid may be sticking a little. It happened to ours a couple of times, but not in the past...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-21-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,445
Posted By shadrack
I may need correcting, but most people think that...

I may need correcting, but most people think that if you own a foundation home or related property, you are not a person that is a "Fulltimer". Our definition is someone who has sold their stationary...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-21-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,445
Posted By shadrack
What a surprise my DW and I had yesterday at Lazy...

What a surprise my DW and I had yesterday at Lazy Days after looking at a new American Tradition and thinking about buying it. In the reps office, when we said we have been fulltiming for nine years,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-09-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By shadrack
If you would pull the trim from the Norcold you...

If you would pull the trim from the Norcold you may see a larger rough opening for the fridge. If not, then the frame can be widened with a hand circular saw. The counter depth fridge will look like...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,083
Posted By shadrack
I just happened to have had the eight tires...

I just happened to have had the eight tires replaced at Spartan in Charlotte, MI last month and they jacked the whole coach up with the leveling jacks and placed jack stands under it. Removed all...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-29-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By shadrack
Well, I did this in April of '09. The Norcold we...

Well, I did this in April of '09. The Norcold we had was found almost on fire when we came home from an anniversary trip to Hawaii.We were very fortunate the coach did not catch on fire. Rather than...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-13-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,676
Posted By shadrack
I really don't think your problem is with the...

I really don't think your problem is with the controller. If the slide was operating properly before the laminate, it should still be okay after. The transition piece that you installed is the whole...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-10-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,676
Posted By shadrack
When I put down tile in place of carpeting, I had...

When I put down tile in place of carpeting, I had to extend the ramps that the rollers climb when the slideout is closed. If you pull the slide in about a third of the way and go outside and look up...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-10-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By shadrack
Alignments

I'm taking my Spartan MM over to Charlotte next week for an alignment and tires. Plus a PM. My question is, where do you owners that have custom chassis (CC, Newell, Monaco) take your coaches for...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-08-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,831
Posted By shadrack
When I changed the rollers under the driver's...

When I changed the rollers under the driver's slide, I inflated three wheel barrow inner tubes under the floor of the slide after pulling it half way in. You can only lift the slide four or so...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-02-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,831
Posted By shadrack
You might call Newmar parts back and ask again....

You might call Newmar parts back and ask again. We have an '05 4320 that I replaced the carpeting with tile this past winter and had no problem getting the smaller replacement rollers. Changing them...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-17-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,778
Posted By shadrack
Brigadoon, I did not have to bother with a...

Brigadoon,
I did not have to bother with a drain pipe. The gas line to the furnace was reconfigured to lay over the furnace. It's only a 3/8" line, so there is plenty of clearance. If you are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-09-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,778
Posted By shadrack
I did mean to say that I changed the wiring in...

I did mean to say that I changed the wiring in the electric panel so that the outlet feeding the new fridge was on the inverter. Didn't mean to mislead anyone.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-08-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,138
Posted By shadrack
007, Thanks for the tip. We're heading for...

007,
Thanks for the tip. We're heading for the Newmar Newfoundland caravan next week and, if the parks in Newfoundland are anything like some in Alaska that we saw in 2007, I'll use your tips. In...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,778
Posted By shadrack
I failed to mention that I had to change the...

I failed to mention that I had to change the breaker in the cabinet to feed off the inverter. That was no problem and now we run on the inverter while in transit. Hasn't affected the batteries that I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,138
Posted By shadrack
The reason I brought this up is that we have a...

The reason I brought this up is that we have a living room slide that is about 13' long and a couple of sites we have been on have not been real level. After leveling the coach and putting this slide...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,138
Posted By shadrack
Full side slides

We are discussing looking at the new 4524 Essex which has a full side slide. Newmar came out, I believe three years ago, with this size slide. Are there any owners out there with any problems with...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-07-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,778
Posted By shadrack
I got the old Norcold out and the new Whirlpool...

I got the old Norcold out and the new Whirlpool in thru the entry door. Had to remove the screen door and release top door stop to open the entry door as wide as it would go. And also removed the...
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