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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-06-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By SteveUpp
The entry door switch enables the cargo lights to...

The entry door switch enables the cargo lights to be activated when a single bay door is open. If the entry door switch (labeled cargo light) is off, then the entire basement stays off irrespective...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-02-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By SteveUpp
In my very different 2019 New Aire, the fuse for...

In my very different 2019 New Aire, the fuse for the inverter is in the battery bay on the positive cable from the battery that goes to the inverter.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-27-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,519
Posted By SteveUpp
Victron makes several different models with...

Victron makes several different models with different output capacities. https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Datasheet-Orion-DC-DC-converters-high-power,-non-isolated-EN.pdf
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-26-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,480
Posted By SteveUpp
Does anyone have any thoughts about raising the...

Does anyone have any thoughts about raising the Oasis exhaust pipe to provide a little more clearance? I purchased an 18 inch muffler like FLSteve did but now that I see it, I'm a little concerned...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-18-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,519
Posted By SteveUpp
Pnw_steve - I understand what you are saying. ...

Pnw_steve - I understand what you are saying. People who don't know much about solar are also not in a position to evaluate the quality of a proposed system being sold by a 'professional' either. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-18-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By SteveUpp
Bob, I had the system installed at NIRVC in...

Bob, I had the system installed at NIRVC in Phoenix AZ. It took about a a day and a half. We stayed overnight in the shop bay... kinda like sleeping in a Giant Jiffy Lube. :)
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-18-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,519
Posted By SteveUpp
I previously posted my New Aire solar setup here:...

I previously posted my New Aire solar setup here: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/solar-install-on-a-new-aire-433849.html
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-18-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By SteveUpp
The thing that makes it much more likely is that...

The thing that makes it much more likely is that the Main connector on the TM102 has a blue and white wire in the pins that are labeled for RV-C +Data and -Data... Since the connector has blue and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-18-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By SteveUpp
Will do! I am not at the coach this week, but...

Will do! I am not at the coach this week, but I'll give it a shot.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-18-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By SteveUpp
Awesome find! Thanks:bow:

Awesome find! Thanks:bow:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-17-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By SteveUpp
One more picture

The connector is all the way to the lower left of the DC power distribution panel in the basement. The panel is on the wall just forward of the AC/Oasis bay.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-17-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By SteveUpp
Identifying a electrical connector on a New Aire

I had a rather funny exchange with Newmar customer support today. I sent in an email request asking for some help in identifying a triangular connector with a white and blue wire that I found in the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-17-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By SteveUpp
I flat tow a Jeep Wrangler using an Air Force One...

I flat tow a Jeep Wrangler using an Air Force One braking system and a Roadmaster NightHawk tow bar behind my New Aire 3341. The braking system works fine and the installation included a 12V supply...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,831
Posted By SteveUpp
When the new switch is in wave mode, how do you...

When the new switch is in wave mode, how do you add more water?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-03-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,547
Posted By SteveUpp
Our particular model of a New Aire would place...

Our particular model of a New Aire would place the outdoor TV in one of the storage bays. You would swing it out to get behind the bay to the storage area. We opted not to get the TV but if someone...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-02-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,166
Posted By SteveUpp
I have previously posted some info on my solar...

I have previously posted some info on my solar install here: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/solar-install-on-a-new-aire-433849.html


I'm going to remove the battery tray. Without the tray, the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,166
Posted By SteveUpp
I've ordered (2) 600AH Lithionics batteries and...

I've ordered (2) 600AH Lithionics batteries and am going to squeeze them into the battery bay of a New Aire. The only Silverleaf component I will have to update is the TM102 to fully integrate the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By SteveUpp
We cook on one burner and leave the cover on the...

We cook on one burner and leave the cover on the second burner all the time. No problems.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-19-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By SteveUpp
I don't have a King Aire, but I do have a model...

I don't have a King Aire, but I do have a model with a Silverleaf control system like the King Aire.


On my coach, from the main screen you first press the "Climate" button, and then in the lower...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-16-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 34,710
Posted By SteveUpp
Sorry Ferdie that you've had a dream turn into a...

Sorry Ferdie that you've had a dream turn into a nightmare. I have lost track in this thread, but did you or they ever determine the actual root cause?
Forum: Going Green 11-16-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By SteveUpp
Not sure if you are asking about AGM or Lithium. ...

Not sure if you are asking about AGM or Lithium.


The existing AGM battery bank doesn't off gas during normal operation. That's why they are zero maintenance.


Lithium batteries don't...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-15-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By SteveUpp
I called Lithionics today but didn't get to talk...

I called Lithionics today but didn't get to talk to Art yet. I did learn today that the SilverLeaf Bridge is supposed to be capable of charging the chassis battery from Solar which my setup is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-15-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By SteveUpp
Trying to eliminate unnecessary dirt and not be...

Trying to eliminate unnecessary dirt and not be as exposed to the external temperature.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-15-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By SteveUpp
Yes - they probably do, so venting to the...

Yes - they probably do, so venting to the basement area might be a good idea. have to think about that. Thx
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By SteveUpp
Enclosing and insulating battery bay

I'm going to replace my AGM house batteries with Lithium and I'm looking for some advice and recommendations on how best to enclose and insulate a battery bay. I will have to remove the battery...
Forum: Going Green 11-15-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By SteveUpp
Enclosing and insulating battery bay

I'm looking for some advice and recommendations on how best to enclose and insulate a battery bay. I've got a 2019 Newmar New Aire and I'm going to replace the AGM batteries with a Lithium battery...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-08-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By SteveUpp
We really like our dishwasher, plus it has a...

We really like our dishwasher, plus it has a second use. We boondock quite a bit. To conserve water we hand wash dishes. We use the dishwasher as a dry rack to get the wet dishes off the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By SteveUpp
I have 1620W of solar and a Victron 250/100 MPPT...

I have 1620W of solar and a Victron 250/100 MPPT controller. I have seen short periods of time where the controller has peaked at 100A.



I, like NealC, could probably do a little better if I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-29-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,903
Posted By SteveUpp
I tow a 2019 Wrangler 4 cylinder with a Air Force...

I tow a 2019 Wrangler 4 cylinder with a Air Force One brake system. The installation included a 12v power connection from the coach to keep the jeep battery charged. No death wobble either. Been...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-17-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,561
Posted By SteveUpp
If someone successfully mounts a 50A Hughes...

If someone successfully mounts a 50A Hughes Autoformer in the power bay of a New Aire, please post some pictures. I can't see how I could fit it within the limited space available.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-11-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,903
Posted By SteveUpp
Back in 2015, we rented a 45ft Renegade Super C...

Back in 2015, we rented a 45ft Renegade Super C and drove from Chicago to Alaska (8400 miles) and back in 30 days. I recorded the trip in a blog which is still available. We also had a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-05-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,561
Posted By SteveUpp
Transformers are not 100% efficient... I can't...

Transformers are not 100% efficient... I can't find specs on Hughes Autoformer efficiency but it is unlikely that their product is less than 95% efficient.



Given the trend to all electric...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,282
Posted By SteveUpp
All I hope the readers of this thread remember.....

All I hope the readers of this thread remember.. you aren't just a user of the technology, you are the merchandise.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,282
Posted By SteveUpp
There's an interesting book out called "The Age...

There's an interesting book out called "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism". It is no surprise, but all the stuff we use for free on the Internet is free...because we all voluntarily give up...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,282
Posted By SteveUpp
Phone stays in the front of the coach to charge...

Phone stays in the front of the coach to charge over night... but I know what you're saying.... :sad:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,282
Posted By SteveUpp
No friggin way I'm putting a microphone and video...

No friggin way I'm putting a microphone and video camera in my bedroom. Alexa - can you spell privacy? Bezos - Its private 'trust me'.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-16-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,550
Posted By SteveUpp
We have a NA and tow a Wrangler. Prior to...

We have a NA and tow a Wrangler. Prior to purchasing our NA, we rented a Motorhome on two different occasions without having a towed vehicle with us We rented a 45ft Renegade Super C and drove from...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-14-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By SteveUpp
Impressive setup... Question: Its unclear from...

Impressive setup... Question: Its unclear from their website https://www.lithiumvalley.com/battery/12v-200ah-lifepo4-battery/ if a BMS is integrated into each battery or not. You mention a BMS but...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-01-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By SteveUpp
We've got an appointment at Camp Newmar in early...

We've got an appointment at Camp Newmar in early September to knock off a few items. I'll put this on the list too and come back to the thread if they find anything.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-01-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By SteveUpp
I am doing the same thing, but I'm not...

I am doing the same thing, but I'm not particularly happy with the (-) negative wire placement I ended up with. I couldn't find a ground terminal there and jury rigged a connection to the metal...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,391
Posted By SteveUpp
Hmmm... In my reading the term Lithium...

Hmmm...


In my reading the term Lithium Ion is not used to imply a specific chemistry. It is a broad term meant to cover many different Lithium based chemistries including LiFePO4, LiCoO2 and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By SteveUpp
How does one check that the gray tank vacuum...

How does one check that the gray tank vacuum breakers are working? I verified that each sink has one installed although I can't tell if the shower drain has one.


For the toilet value - how do...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By SteveUpp
We do use Happy Camper - but only for the black...

We do use Happy Camper - but only for the black tank. I never considered also trying it in the gray tank. I'm going to give that a try at the next opportunity to see if that can help. Thanks Don!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,166
Posted By SteveUpp
A few more questions :) What do you observe...

A few more questions :)
What do you observe when you run the front AC when you are not running the engine? My ACs are the 15,000 BTU Dometic Penguin IIs and they appear to use about 1700W when the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,166
Posted By SteveUpp
Coral, what features or functions are enabled...

Coral, what features or functions are enabled with integration to the Silverleaf system?



I've got a New Aire with Silverleaf and I can see that there are several battery choices including...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-29-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By SteveUpp
We don't travel with the vents open so I don't...

We don't travel with the vents open so I don't believe that is a contributor to the problem.


It is nearly impossible to even see the black tank because it is hidden behind the wet bay panel but...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-29-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By SteveUpp
New Aire Black Tank

We've got a 2019 New Aire 3341 that we are very happy with but we've got an issue that has become more noticeable lately. We just finished a 5 day boondocking stretch. The location had no dump site...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-09-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,755
Posted By SteveUpp
When we need DEF we stop at truck stops and fill...

When we need DEF we stop at truck stops and fill at the pump. In my experience the price is significantly cheaper and you aren't throwing away yet another single use plastic container.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-11-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By SteveUpp
I have seen two products announced in 2018 that...

I have seen two products announced in 2018 that integrated a heating element into the batteries themselves. The advantage is that the BMS senses low temperatures so it will use charging current to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-10-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By SteveUpp
I took some pictures today. The rails are...

I took some pictures today. The rails are attached to the awning brackets with Z brackets. The pictures show two Z brackets bolted into the awning frame, and then rail itself then bolted to the Z...
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