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Old 01-07-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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As I sit here typing I think back 6 months and wonder what a great thing it is to own a Newmar.
We sold our 11 room house and looked for a small 1 floor house so my wife could get around more easily. The house hunting started last Jan 08.
Once we found this one we full timed on front lawn of new home location until Nov.
We really got to know how its like to fulltime all be it stationary.
The coach served us without problems everything worked without a hitch. Had my doubts for GEN stating because a battery cell froze last winter, Gen kept Airs working when ever we needed them. Replaced batts with two AGM's this fall.
This forum has changed since I first came on irv2 and we have maybe have a 75% 25% more DP's than gassers. Everyone enjoying their lifestyles to the fullest.
I know we still have gas members but I wonder how long that will be with GM discontinuing the 8.1 engine and Workhorse coming out with DP pullers on most of there new products.
If I ever have the chance to upgrade to newer coach it will be a NEWMAR, gas or DP, big ?
The new home has everthing new kitchen,dining,living with gas fire place and bedrooms. People said I was crazy to do this rehab , even my kids, but they have changed there minds after seeing what the old man has done.
My wife of 52 years couldn't be happier.
So we are planing our travels this year hope to see you all someplace at rally or just on the road, everyone have safe travels and times.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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As I sit here typing I think back 6 months and wonder what a great thing it is to own a Newmar.
We sold our 11 room house and looked for a small 1 floor house so my wife could get around more easily. The house hunting started last Jan 08.
Once we found this one we full timed on front lawn of new home location until Nov.
We really got to know how its like to fulltime all be it stationary.
The coach served us without problems everything worked without a hitch. Had my doubts for GEN stating because a battery cell froze last winter, Gen kept Airs working when ever we needed them. Replaced batts with two AGM's this fall.
This forum has changed since I first came on irv2 and we have maybe have a 75% 25% more DP's than gassers. Everyone enjoying their lifestyles to the fullest.
I know we still have gas members but I wonder how long that will be with GM discontinuing the 8.1 engine and Workhorse coming out with DP pullers on most of there new products.
If I ever have the chance to upgrade to newer coach it will be a NEWMAR, gas or DP, big ?
The new home has everthing new kitchen,dining,living with gas fire place and bedrooms. People said I was crazy to do this rehab , even my kids, but they have changed there minds after seeing what the old man has done.
My wife of 52 years couldn't be happier.
So we are planing our travels this year hope to see you all someplace at rally or just on the road, everyone have safe travels and times.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:54 AM   #4
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We have had our Mtn Aire fiver for two years now and could not be happier with it. We looked at (and drooled over) Newmars for several years before we found one we could afford.

We have not been disappointed in our expectations - the Mtn Aire is all we hoped it would be - well designed, well constructed, good quality,and very comfortable.

And with the dual wheels it tows like a dream (the heavy duty truck helps!).

The only design flaw I have found: we have generator prep but no genset. Hence there is a solid fiberglass door on the gen compartment. If we are driving in a stiff cross-wind from the right it eventually blows that door open, in spite of my having adjusted the clamps. Only cure is a bungee cord!
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Hi Dennis,

I'm going to assume that this genset compartment has an open bottom to it. That being said, if you were to take a peice of plywood and fill in the bottom, level with the bottom of the coach, it would stop air from getting up inside that compartment and would stop the pressure it has on the compartment door. Also, it could allow for another storage area. Just a thought.

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Shaun,

Good idea! The door actually drops below the level of the bottom of the compartment, but I bet I can block it off. It will be the first thing on my list when the fiver comes out of storage in March.

Thanks for the idea!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Shaun,

Good idea! The door actually drops below the level of the bottom of the compartment, but I bet I can block it off. It will be the first thing on my list when the fiver comes out of storage in March.

Thanks for the idea!

Dennis </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Your welcome......glad you think it'll work. Should be a a great storage space when it's done. You'll have to post some pics.

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Now you can see by the last couple of posts people helping one another with a simply solution for a problem.
Now that is something else I like about owning a NEWMAR helping owners with problems and getting the Newmar forum members to come up with ideas with mods to their coachs or 5th wheels.
Every Newmar coach I have owned instead of making demands on MFG to correct something I would tackle the problem myself. All my Newmars have had some improvements done to them some for safety reasons, mods to improve the living experience within them and just adding fun stuff for our own enjoyment.
We can see by the growth of the Quick Tips thread above I'm not alone in this respect.
The number of views just keep growing, also everyone who have added their tips can take credit for that.
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Right on with the "mods"! Just watched Tebow(the real MVP) demolish the "Sooners" on our new 37" outside entertainment center here in Hog Valley-Go Gators!
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