RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2016, 06:31 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 169
First thing you did?

Ok, You got that new beautiful motorhome at home. What's the first thing you did to make it yours? What did you modify or purchase to make life a little easier or better on the road? Let's see what changes or additions you made.


Tool Man

Sent from my iPad using iRV2 - RV Forum
__________________

Snap-On Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-15-2016, 04:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 13,555
Hi Snap-On Man,
Kind of boring but loaded most all the stuff from the previous coach into the new coach. After all, if I didn't need it would I carry it?
__________________

__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 05:25 PM   #3
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 14,937
I'm still making changes, but here's a list. Most of this happened within the first couple of months.

-Changed out the booth dinette for table and chairs
-Changed out the radio speakers
-Added pistons to the front hood
-Added a SaniCon
-Changed out the water pump for a better quality
-Removed the propane tank and changed out the cooktop to induction so I'm all electric
-Added FlowRite battery watering system
-Added built-in power washer
-Added lighting touch panel to sink area
-Removed king size Sleep Comfort mattress, cut down frame and put in pillow top queen.
-Replaced recliner
-Added Fantastic Fan vent covers
-Added Winegard HD sat
-Adding shelving in storage bays
-Changed all exterior lights to LED, including new taillight lenses
-Added SilverLeaf VMSpc program and dash computer
-Added TST TPMS
-Changed out DVD players to BluRay
-Made sunshield for outside TV
-Added fire extinguishers to engine compartment (automatic) and one to bedroom
-Had pieces of carpet at front door and front seats edged and non slip bottom
-Changed plastic full width mud flap to rubber
-Just today, removed rear hitch and having second receiver welded on under main receiver to lower height for ne toad
-Added electric black tank valve with switch inside for drain and SaniCon
-Added second GPS to passenger side
-Ordered two additional pantry drawers from Newmar
-Added large power vent to storage bay to reduce heat
-Added storage box in front of generator
-Added switch to front cab lights to turn them off
-Added rear air ride lift to raise rear three inches when parking in my yard
-Added SMI Air Force One brake system
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 05:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
JohnT's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: On the road.
Posts: 1,383
Nice List Don.

I copied it to word and saved it. You've done a couple of things that interest me. I take there are threads on here to explain to the process?
__________________
John & Diann
2014 Dutch Star 4364
2016 Ford Edge Sport
JohnT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 05:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
BigDogSolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Home-Tx Hill Country
Posts: 367
I was surprised that my new 16 Dutch Star did not have an installed Surge Protector, so that was the first thing I added in delivery (hard wire installed), then followed up by adding two Max Airre Vent Covers to the galley and mid bath fantastic fans.

They don't recommend adding one to the rear Bath area because it increases the height profile above the roof rails because of the higher rear ceiling.
__________________
Ciao for Now, Sal
2016 Dutch Star 4369
"Harley's & Guitars" USAF 71-77
BigDogSolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 06:59 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don View Post
I'm still making changes, but here's a list. Most of this happened within the first couple of months.

-Changed out the booth dinette for table and chairs
-Changed out the radio speakers
-Added pistons to the front hood
-Added a SaniCon
-Changed out the water pump for a better quality
-Removed the propane tank and changed out the cooktop to induction so I'm all electric
-Added FlowRite battery watering system
-Added built-in power washer
-Added lighting touch panel to sink area
-Removed king size Sleep Comfort mattress, cut down frame and put in pillow top queen.
-Replaced recliner
-Added Fantastic Fan vent covers
-Added Winegard HD sat
-Adding shelving in storage bays
-Changed all exterior lights to LED, including new taillight lenses
-Added SilverLeaf VMSpc program and dash computer
-Added TST TPMS
-Changed out DVD players to BluRay
-Made sunshield for outside TV
-Added fire extinguishers to engine compartment (automatic) and one to bedroom
-Had pieces of carpet at front door and front seats edged and non slip bottom
-Changed plastic full width mud flap to rubber
-Just today, removed rear hitch and having second receiver welded on under main receiver to lower height for ne toad
-Added electric black tank valve with switch inside for drain and SaniCon
-Added second GPS to passenger side
-Ordered two additional pantry drawers from Newmar
-Added large power vent to storage bay to reduce heat
-Added storage box in front of generator
-Added switch to front cab lights to turn them off
-Added rear air ride lift to raise rear three inches when parking in my yard
-Added SMI Air Force One brake system
Ok after reading this I feel totally inferior! Nice list. I may have some questions for you as time goes on. I really haven't done much in comparison. Well done!
snowhawk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 07:55 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Roscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North East, Tx.
Posts: 219
I added Lola to the dash........take that, Don!!

Not sure why she's sideways.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Roger & Cris
2 Kids/2 dogs and too long until retirement!
1999 Newmar DS 3858 (Spartan with Cummins ISC300)
Roscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 09:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Wesslvm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Arcadia, FL
Posts: 178
Screen door handle!


2016 Canyon Star 3710
__________________
Retired USN, Submarines
2019 Newmar Ventana 4369
2017 Mazda MX-5 (toad)
Wesslvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 10:10 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 36,649
Had to have the ISX rebuilt even before we got it home!
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 Jeep JKU Dragon Edition
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 10:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
dons2346's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,916
Put some beer and wine in the fridge. Gotta get your priorities straight
__________________
Don
2002 Country Coach Intrigue
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 10:14 PM   #11
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 14,937
Some things you should know.....I never had a hot rod, so this it. I live in California so the weather is always nice and my motor home is parked in my side yard, making it easier to do projects. I'm retired, so I can do them at my leisure.

I'm sure many would do a lot of projects if you had time and it was convenient.
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 10:31 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: van.isl bc.
Posts: 4
Well we basically took everything that makes a (bus) a bus out of it including the wheelchair lift out . Then added everything to make a mh a mh to it . so just a few things
Going to add the gen. unit and roof ac this year then carry on using it for the next 5 years until we decide to build another one. Next one will be a lot different as we will have totally different needs then and wants may change as well.

Chuck
dbledragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 10:52 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: California
Posts: 148
Wow, you really sparked my interest in a couple of things.

I am really interested in knowing more about your "Added rear air ride lift to raise rear three inches when parking in my yard. I have a 2015 Fleetwood Excursion that really needs a lift in the front just to exit many of the curbs/gutters where I go. My last little nick was over $5k to repair.

Also what are your "Added pistons to the front hood"? Is this the gas shock/spring lift devices used to hold doors/hoods open? JH
micpib1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 11:01 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 540
It was summer. Got a bottle of Chardonay (nothing pricey) turned on the genny and then the AC, and sat there with my wife and dawg and christened it.
__________________

__________________
Lovey & Thurston - Cali Foothills
2001 HR Vacationer (SS Minnow) - Gasser!
Obviously A Lowly and Inferior MH
B Dubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What DUMB thing did you do recently??? STLNLUV MH-General Discussions & Problems 29 04-08-2016 09:16 AM
Slide supports for a fifth wheel. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Corteza2 iRV2.com General Discussion 9 01-01-2013 10:52 AM
Will they stand behind it and do the "right thing" - What is the "right thing"? Firstpoet Class A Motorhome Discussions 63 11-18-2011 08:49 PM
What is the DUMBEST thing you did to your coach!!! pameridan04 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 61 06-27-2010 09:31 PM
What is the first thing you do when receiving a magazine? kerfcutter Just Conversation 13 03-31-2005 05:02 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×