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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-27-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By cenfl
Thanks for the heads up!!! Checked my 2019 VTLE...

Thanks for the heads up!!! Checked my 2019 VTLE front hood after reading your post and found the two "bumpers" on the passenger side just sitting in the holes with no washers or nuts on the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-14-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 55,524
Posted By cenfl
Newmar...???? ...

Newmar...????

https://www.rvtravel.com/jayco-recalls-some-motorhomes-window-glass-could-fall-out/
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-09-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 55,524
Posted By cenfl
Would you please report this obvious safety...

Would you please report this obvious safety defect to NHTSA? Maybe if NHTSA receives enough reports of Newmar products launching projectiles while traveling 65mph on the highway they will issue a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-04-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By cenfl
The vinyl material on the headboard of our 2014...

The vinyl material on the headboard of our 2014 CSCA started cracking/peeling, so we removed it and covered it with fabric. Getting headboard off involved removing 4 screws at bottom. The top was...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-03-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By cenfl
We had Auto Motion dual roller shades in our 2014...

We had Auto Motion dual roller shades in our 2014 CSCA. Had to replace the roller spring assemblies in 6 of them. The all broke the same way :mad:
I got replacement roller spring assemblies here:...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-18-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By cenfl
Yes, it is unfortunate. Didn't have this problem...

Yes, it is unfortunate. Didn't have this problem with the Sony TVs in my 2014 CSCA. In the continuing quest for "improvement" (read: reduced cost), the Vizio TVs in the 2019 LE are a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-17-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By cenfl
Here is my simple, low tech, but effective...

Here is my simple, low tech, but effective solution. Taped up a small piece of paper in front of the IR receiver on the overhead TV at an angle such that I can sit in my recliner and use the remote...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-16-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By cenfl
Service and Repair???

Anyone had their RV in for service or repair since the outbreak...particular concern would be work done inside? How to prevent contamination or disinfect?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-12-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By cenfl
Agree a "home" does require maintenance and...

Agree a "home" does require maintenance and repair; however, the maintenance required and the potential for breakdown with the complexity of a DP motor home is significantly different. :nonono:
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-10-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By cenfl
Hmmmmm...I suppose you're right. However, I do...

Hmmmmm...I suppose you're right. However, I do recall somebody declaring the coronavirus outbreak a NATIONAL EMERGENCY! Now who might that have been? :confused:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-03-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By cenfl
Spoke with a Service Assistant (Katie) at North...

Spoke with a Service Assistant (Katie) at North Trail yesterday. Service is open for business as they are considered "essential" pursuant to the recent stay at home order. Nothing they will be...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-02-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By cenfl
We have an appointment next week at North Trail...

We have an appointment next week at North Trail RV in Fort Myers. Will be calling them today to check status based on the "stay at home" order.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-31-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,909
Posted By cenfl
[QUOTE=HJLowell;5206069]Ive never seen it written...

[QUOTE=HJLowell;5206069]Ive never seen it written that to maintain the engine warranty the engine needs to be started at specific intervals ???/QUOTE]

X2. If someone could provide a reference to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-29-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,778
Posted By cenfl
If a trucker has to idle in order to make the cab...

If a trucker has to idle in order to make the cab habitable for overnight sleep, so be it; especially under current circumstances. Otherwise, there's no need for excessive idling. I don't camp near...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-27-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By cenfl
Have the same fitting on mine, located on top of...

Have the same fitting on mine, located on top of the tank, at left rear. Nothing connected to it. :confused:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-27-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,778
Posted By cenfl
There must be some real advantage to leaving the...

There must be some real advantage to leaving the engine running in this situation. I'd love to know what it is??? Otherwise, I think I would rather shut the engine off so I'm not working at the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-24-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,778
Posted By cenfl
Agree, likewise my Cummins Owners Manual says:...

Agree, likewise my Cummins Owners Manual says: "Allow the engine to idle 3 to 5 minutes before shutting engine off after a FULL LOAD operation." So, a slow drive through the campground to your site;...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-23-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By cenfl
Thanks for posting the Freightliner service...

Thanks for posting the Freightliner service bulletin, which says:

"When a vehicle equipped with a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) system sits for an extended period of time, the DEF in the tank
may...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-23-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,189
Posted By cenfl
Not surprised NEWMAR would not "extend your...

Not surprised NEWMAR would not "extend your warranty". However, as long as the defects are reported and acknowledged prior to expiration of the warranty, they should fix them; even if the work must...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-23-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,778
Posted By cenfl
:nonono:

:nonono:
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-22-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,139
Posted By cenfl
X2. Same for us. Full timing with a summer...

X2. Same for us. Full timing with a summer travel plan to head north. Reservations at private campgrounds; where we will practice the same social distancing we are doing here at our winter site.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-17-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By cenfl
Yesterday local news did some location reporting...

Yesterday local news did some location reporting from the Gulf beaches, where the spring breakers were happily frolicking. Social distancing...say wha???? One young lady was interviewed and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-16-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,518
Posted By cenfl
As with many issues reported here, it's the...

As with many issues reported here, it's the failures that you read about. It would be VERY helpful if there was a way to access accurate statistical data for the issue, such as failure rate and...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-15-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,139
Posted By cenfl
X2. The virus is here...confirmed in 49 states. ...

X2. The virus is here...confirmed in 49 states. So, wash your hands; practice social distancing; if sick stay home, if you have underlying health issues hunker down; don't panic!!! Can anybody...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-13-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,536
Posted By cenfl
Kudos to you sir, for your knowledge, experience...

Kudos to you sir, for your knowledge, experience and physical ability to deal with this issue yourself and on the road. :bow: Unfortunately, I'm not in that situation, so I'll have to rely on Coach...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-10-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By cenfl
I am far from an expert on electrics, motor home...

I am far from an expert on electrics, motor home or otherwise. Your assertion regarding disconnecting POSITIVE cables first is contrary to what I have been told by Lifeline, Magnum Energy and read...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-05-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 38,883
Posted By cenfl
We have taken every precaution and are FULLY...

We have taken every precaution and are FULLY prepared to confront this plague!!! :nonono:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-05-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,140
Posted By cenfl
Here is the Newmar (FWS) slide operation...

Here is the Newmar (FWS) slide operation procedure (from NEWGLE):
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-04-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By cenfl
Interesting; however, a different set up from the...

Interesting; however, a different set up from the NEWMAR slide system being discussed here.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-03-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By cenfl
Freightliner Operator's Manual - Newbie question

I'm reading the Freightliner Operator's Manual that came with our (first) DP. In the Brake System Section (8.1) it states:

"During normal brake stops, depress the foot brake control pedal until...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-03-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,536
Posted By cenfl
X2. If regular maintenance is performed as...

X2. If regular maintenance is performed as recommended by Freightliner/Cummins/Allison; is it really necessary to carry a bunch of spare parts??? :confused:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-02-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By cenfl
We have the same Winegard antenna and the same...

We have the same Winegard antenna and the same problem finding channels in East Naples (we're on US 41, two miles from downtown). Also, had the same problem with our previous coach which had a King...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-02-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By cenfl
We have the same bedroom slide on our 2019 LE. ...

We have the same bedroom slide on our 2019 LE. Interestingly, while we were shopping for the new coach, we looked at a used 2018 VTLE, with the same problem as yours. The flat steel strip on the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-17-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,112
Posted By cenfl
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-12-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,346
Posted By cenfl
Would a dual hitch receiver adapter on the coach,...

Would a dual hitch receiver adapter on the coach, with a "rise" high enough to raise the bike rack/bikes above the front end of the toad be a possible solution?

Something like this:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-10-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By cenfl
1/2 and 9/16 to snug up slide motor bolts :thumb:

1/2 and 9/16 to snug up slide motor bolts :thumb:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-26-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By cenfl
In-motion to SK-1000 swap

Apologies for jumping in here; but has anyone done a swap from the factory installed Winegard Road Trip (RTT-20B) in-motion unit to a SK-1000, triple LNB stationary dish?
Currently, the Road Trip...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-18-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,179
Posted By cenfl
Recently, while taking a first time test drive in...

Recently, while taking a first time test drive in a diesel pusher, the salesman told me (yes, his lips were moving) that it's fine to leave the "Engine Brake" switch on full time. His rationale was...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-02-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By cenfl
Just bought a new '19 LE 4002, 360 hp, Allison...

Just bought a new '19 LE 4002, 360 hp, Allison 3000. Delivery next week. Sad to part ways with the CSCA; however, looking forward to the DP experience!!! :D
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-15-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By cenfl
How to get HDMI cable from electronics cabinet to televator on passenger slide.

We routed the HDMI cable out the back of the A/V cabinet, behind the cockpit TV, behind the passenger window shade valence, through the cabinet with the gauges/controls, through all the kitchen...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-14-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By cenfl
How to get HDMI cable from electronics cabinet to televator on passenger slide.

We have run a 30 foot HDMI cable from our A/V cabinet (above driver's seat) to our main (mid-ship) TV. Works great! :thumb:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-06-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By cenfl
Thanks again everyone for taking the time to help...

Thanks again everyone for taking the time to help us out!!!

We went to look at the 2015 Ventana for the third time yesterday.
So, "FLJOE" in response to the issues you raised:

1. 303 been...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-03-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By cenfl
Thanks all for the replies!!! This will be our...

Thanks all for the replies!!! This will be our first DP and we really appreciate your insights.
Consensus so far appears to be that even if no maintenance has been done on this coach in 13K miles,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By cenfl
Factory Recommended Maintenance - Yes or No??

We are considering buying a 2015 Ventana, being offered for sale on consignment. The coach currently has about 13K miles on it, which is not a lot of use for a 5 year old diesel.
We asked the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-02-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,070
Posted By cenfl
Looks like NorthTrail makes the cut:...

Looks like NorthTrail makes the cut: https://www.fcccrv.com/parts-and-service/dealer-details/?dealer=CC85
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By cenfl
We have bought replacement parts for our Auto...

We have bought replacement parts for our Auto Motion dual roller shades here:

https://www.braddandhall.com/ProductCart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=111

Six of ours have broken since we...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-25-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By cenfl
Agree, Newmar does put things together better...

Agree, Newmar does put things together better than most. I am more worried about Freightliner, Cummins, Lippert, Dometic, etc., etc., etc. :nonono:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-20-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By cenfl
Wholesale Warranties quoted me $7,800 for a four...

Wholesale Warranties quoted me $7,800 for a four year, 40,000 mile service plan on a 2015 Ventana 4037. Exclusionary policy with consequential damage coverage. $7,800 seems high. Can anyone...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-18-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By cenfl
We removed the "dog house" on our 2014 CSCA to...

We removed the "dog house" on our 2014 CSCA to replace the crappy carpet with pickup truck bed liner. As others have said, there are only the two fasteners at the rear of the dog house. Once these...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-17-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By cenfl
Our 2014 CSCA has Auto-Motion dual roller shades,...

Our 2014 CSCA has Auto-Motion dual roller shades, which may be what's in your coach. Attached instructions are for adjusting the roller springs. Be careful not to put TOO much tension on the roller...
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