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I Need Help

Posted 11-20-2018 at 10:13 AM by raparsons

I am new to rving, I just bought a 1974 dodge champion n40 class A motothome. I am trying to find out the model that I have, Since the n40 only stands for the chassie model and not the champion made model. please help if you can.
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 11-15-2018 at 06:20 PM by TomAndPeg
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Update: Winterization -- 11/12/18



Our next road trip isn't until the first of February, 2019, so we secured the NewAire for cold weather storage.

In addition to normal end-of-season service (oil change, filters, chassis lube, etc.), our winterization process included the following steps:
  1. Fill fuel tank and treat with non-gelling diesel additive.
  2. Run treated diesel
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We did it! We left on a trip and made it home IN THE RV,, HOORRAAAYYY

Posted 10-31-2018 at 08:36 PM by MEWright

Well it has been a long road with many, many setbacks along the way. We were not ready to give up on RVing, our dealership or our dream.

The new Fleetwood Discovery 40g was/is so amazing.

We left on Friday night for Rockport TX, about a 4.5 hour drive from our house.

We did do the one thing that we were told not to do, I never meant to or wanted to do and would NEVER recommend someone do in a new coach, arrive at a new campsite in a new class A at...
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Winterize?

Posted 10-22-2018 at 09:27 AM by miwok

I am warned to winterize before it gets cold, and have some indoor storage lined up, yet it is about that time of year, and the cold is coming! If it were ready for camping, I would be gone for warmer weather!



Still replacing things like smoke detectors, and trying to understand the systems.. Steep learning curve for someone so ignorant!
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The first night in your coach should be memorable

Posted 10-20-2018 at 08:39 PM by MEWright

Well, its that time;
We have had it home for a week and packed it all up. We want to head out but as many of you know Texas is flooding. Anywhere its not raining, it is about to or has just stopped.

So we decide to spend the first night in the new coach in our driveway. Very short notice, no planning just lets watch a movie in it to lets spend the night here.

Wife wakes up about 12:15 and heads into house leaving me in the king bed and our daughter in the...
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Hurricane Michael

Posted 10-18-2018 at 08:17 PM by ET-S

Just Returned From Fla. There was a path of about 85 miles wide left by this Hurricane The News I don't think is reporting it all, and we probably want know Just how bad it was there. Just out side of Tallahassee, No Power for the whole time we were there had Generators for running Pump and Taking care of Farm animals, Hot But Dry thank goodness. Clean up will probably take years for most of the areas. If you are planning a Fla. Trip please take extra food, Water, and supplies to help other...
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The Dicsoverys trip Home

Posted 10-17-2018 at 08:13 PM by MEWright

We have had it home for a week. It has been pouring rain but I have managed to get an amazing amount of stuff loaded. We still have all our personal stuff, bedding, clothes, books, food etc... to load but we are closing in on it.

I cant wait for this weekend. Even if we dont leave in it we will stay in the driveway since we have a 50AMP plug in our driveway we can staycation here.

Not sure if everyone is fully aware of the flooding in central Texas is right now but,...
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Full Time Rving... Not just for the Retired!

Posted 10-15-2018 at 06:18 PM by Badger147
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I have been asked to write on Full Time Rving....Not just for the Retired from a rvingforlife.com community member that is looking into selling her home, and considering a fifth-wheel for her residents while she continues to work a full-time job.

There are countless people all around the U.S. that are making the change from "Wage Slave" to "Freedom" everyday. Single people, Couples and some with young children hitting...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 10-15-2018 at 09:11 AM by TomAndPeg
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Update: Power Tune -- 10/15/18

You can't have too much torque or horse power for accelerating a diesel pusher like the NewAire onto the highway or climbing grades.



Fortunately, Ag Diesel Solutions makes a variety of modules that will boost the performance of a Cummins engine The one we purchased adds an additional 65 hp and 100+ lb-ft of torque to our otherwise dependable ISB...
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Toad

Posted 10-14-2018 at 07:55 PM by markarbogast

After a year of waiting taking a few short overnight trips just to get some experience we traded for a used Jeep Wrangler. Just now trying to get the tow equipment lined up.
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Toad

Posted 10-14-2018 at 07:55 PM by markarbogast

After a year of waiting taking a few short overnight trips just to get some experience we traded for a used Jeep Wrangler. Just now trying to get the tow equipment lined up.
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Part 10 - The final chapter of the SAGA

Posted 10-11-2018 at 07:24 PM by MEWright

10 Second recap to get you up to date;
Bought a Thor 33.3 Palazzo in Aug 18
Loaded it out
Went on trip
it died
Towed to Freightliner
month to fix
Picked up second time
It died again
Cant be fixed (or not by us)
Ancira buys it back -YEP 100%
We buy new/used Fleetwood Discovery 40G
Needed warranty work for PS hose
Your caught up until today...........
Its done and we go today to get it 10-11-18
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Part 9--- No way!

Posted 10-05-2018 at 03:34 PM by MEWright

Well its Friday and we are in Austin, not in Boerne picking up our new coach...

WTH you ask????

Well Thursday started like any other day. About 3 i get an email that it has been delayed for Friday.

Apparently there was a simple recall on the Fleetwoods about a power steering hose. Ancira RV sent the coach to Freightliner SA to have this addressed. On route a check engine light came on. Holy CR$P Batman, another check engine light. ...
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Part 8 -- The New Deal

Posted 10-03-2018 at 12:41 PM by MEWright

Ancira RV will take the 2015 Thor Palazzo 33.3 back and get us out of it 100% like it never happened.

They are getting us into a 2014 Fleetwood Discovery 40G. The 2014, 40G has 1600 miles all new tires, new batteries and the normal make ready that this dealership does.

Like I have stressed from the beginning of this tale, we were never "pissed or even upset" at the dealership, they have done everything they could have done and done it right. We were never...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 10-03-2018 at 08:12 AM by TomAndPeg
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Update: Pantry Storage -- 10/3/18



Storage space in the NewAire comes at a premium, both outside and in. One of the first inside projects we did was to add a Pull Out Pantry to the narrow cabinet located next to the control panel above the fridge. The wood pantry shelves first had to be shortened by 1.5", and we replaced the drawer slides with a 20" set to fit the reduced cabinet depth....
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