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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Today, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By ThunderRidge
On my coach I can reach into the cabinet below...

On my coach I can reach into the cabinet below the sink and the reach the radiator in the kitchen. It was very hot. Thatís when I confirmed the loop one check valve was stuck.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances Today, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By ThunderRidge
They made something similar many years ago. I...

They made something similar many years ago. I canít remember exactly what is what called but, I installed it on my Onan diesel generator in my 2001 Holiday Rambler Ambassador. That particular model...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Today, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By ThunderRidge
The hot water line that comes out by the...

The hot water line that comes out by the generator can be shutdown by a valve that is located along the ceiling in one of your bays. In my Dutch Star itís on the drivers side full pass through bay....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By ThunderRidge
The Oasis can be run with the burner on. I donít...

The Oasis can be run with the burner on. I donít think the inverter will run the electrical elements. Even if it did, it would deplete your batteries quickly.

I recently returned from dry camping...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By ThunderRidge
ITR claims that a one time rap on the valve will...

ITR claims that a one time rap on the valve will usually solve the problem and, it usually wonít do it again. I had a summer loop pump check valve stick and it didnít happen again after rapping it....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By ThunderRidge
I can assure you that what you are experiencing...

I can assure you that what you are experiencing is not normal.

I have had this problem twice. The first time as when I purchased my coach the kitchen sink area was extremely hot. This was...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By ThunderRidge
Thermostat set to furnace on zones 1 & 3 with...

Thermostat set to furnace on zones 1 & 3 with zone two off. That is my Dutch Star setup. Turn on diesel burner. All zones should then provide heat. Your coach may have Silverleaf and different zone...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By ThunderRidge
I just spent five days dry camping in the...

I just spent five days dry camping in the conditions you mentioned. I turned the furnace on and left the burner on with the generator set to auto start. I started with a full tank of fuel. In those...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By ThunderRidge
The schematic is a very helpful tool. I canít...

The schematic is a very helpful tool. I canít take credit as it was sent to me when I was having an issue with the distribution module. I donít remember who sent it but, I was very grateful. I keep...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By ThunderRidge
From extensive cold weather camping this is what...

From extensive cold weather camping this is what I have found.
1. Heat pumps are nice and, I will use them in cooler temperatures. When I see forecasts that overnight temperatures will get around...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By ThunderRidge
It could be one of two problems. 1. The Oasis...

It could be one of two problems.
1. The Oasis switch on the zone control board is in bypass. You do not want the switch in that position unless you are filling the unit with transfer fluid.
2. You...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-19-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By ThunderRidge
If you also have the hot water line to the...

If you also have the hot water line to the generator then, there will also be a shutoff valve in close proximity to the refrigerator shutoff valve.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-18-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By ThunderRidge
My full wall slide bedroom floor is heated. 2018...

My full wall slide bedroom floor is heated. 2018 Dutch Star 4362
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-08-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By ThunderRidge
Completely agree. No worries about the heat going...

Completely agree. No worries about the heat going out, the power going out or whether or not the generator will start. I store mine in Minnesota in an unheated garage and we get temperatures well...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-08-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By ThunderRidge
Yes you leave the winterization hose in a bottle...

Yes you leave the winterization hose in a bottle or bucket of rv antifreeze. Have the water pump on and the ice maker arm down so it makes ice. It may take an hour or so to see pink cubes if your...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-03-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By ThunderRidge
My Oasis gave out two winters ago while dry...

My Oasis gave out two winters ago while dry camping in well below freezing temperatures. Living in Minnesota and spending years using motor homes in sub-freezing temperatures has taught me a few...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-03-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,722
Posted By ThunderRidge
I have replaced multiple separated windows...

I have replaced multiple separated windows myself. I sent Newmar the pictures of the separation and they sent me the windows. No cost to me even after the warranty expired.
Maybe, things have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-28-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By ThunderRidge
When replacing slide motors do not have the slide...

When replacing slide motors do not have the slide all the way in or out as that locks the drive shaft. The slide only needs to be slightly out so the slide lock is released. The shaft will move...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-28-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By ThunderRidge
In my storage garage I only have 20 amps. I never...

In my storage garage I only have 20 amps. I never disconnect my batteries. If I need the block heater because I am going to use the coach in cold weather then, I use the other plug in my garage...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By ThunderRidge
The furnace will come on when it needs to....

The furnace will come on when it needs to. Thereís a sensor for the basement heat. I believe itís 45 degrees, maybe 40.
Iíve camped in below zero temperatures and the DEF has not been a problem.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By ThunderRidge
Check your battery cables on the back of the...

Check your battery cables on the back of the generator. They may be loose or corroded.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-05-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By ThunderRidge
I had an elbow fitting that was poorly installed...

I had an elbow fitting that was poorly installed at the factory causing a leak in the basement ceiling area dripping down into the pull out slide tray below my half bath. It was heavily caulked with...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-05-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By ThunderRidge
I had a similar issue. Water was entering the...

I had a similar issue. Water was entering the passenger window area and pooling inside the wall at floor level then running through the outer seam of the coach above the passenger side front wheel. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By ThunderRidge
The white vented item goes in your Whirlpool...

The white vented item goes in your Whirlpool refrigerator drawer. The small drawer on the left side. Thereís a slot that it slides into. Into the vented item you put a produce saver packet to help in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 56,403
Posted By ThunderRidge
No, thatís not correct. Itís the Lippert...

No, thatís not correct.

Itís the Lippert (formerly, Hehr) windows on many types and brands of Recreational Vehicles.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-25-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By ThunderRidge
I did have the cable replaced. The technician had...

I did have the cable replaced. The technician had to fish it through the ducts from the front to rear air conditioner. That and a new thermostat solved the problem. Yes, I believe you can run the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By ThunderRidge
The square knob does change the flow on my coach....

The square knob does change the flow on my coach.

Iím throwing this out there for consideration. I had low to no flow in my kitchen faucet when I first bought the coach. I took all the aerators...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By ThunderRidge
I had the same code. The phone cable between the...

I had the same code. The phone cable between the zone 1 air conditioner and zone 3 air conditioner lost its signal. Thermostat in all functions are disabled. I also ended up replacing the thermostat...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-17-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By ThunderRidge
Check the hold down bolts on the air...

Check the hold down bolts on the air conditioners. All three of mine were very loose and water was running through a ceiling light above the passenger chair. No more leaks since tightening the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-13-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,809
Posted By ThunderRidge
The recall is for the frameless windows. Most of...

The recall is for the frameless windows. Most of the windows have the bottom third of the window that can be opened for ventilation. The windows are all dual pane. If you open the vent and look at...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 23,692
Posted By ThunderRidge
Bought all the parts earlier this morning....

Bought all the parts earlier this morning. Everything was in stock then. Even though I had a new head installed this week I donít trust the Shaw product. This will be peace of mind.

Thanks for...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-12-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 63,298
Posted By ThunderRidge
I read the rv travel newsletter early this...

I read the rv travel newsletter early this morning. I immediately ordered all the parts. Even though I just had the new head installed this week I no longer trust the product put out by Shaw. Perhaps...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-11-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,809
Posted By ThunderRidge
Iíve had many windows fail over three years since...

Iíve had many windows fail over three years since I bought the coach. All replaced at no cost to me. I really canít see how the windows are going to be inspected. All of my failed windows looked and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-10-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By ThunderRidge
Iím thinking if you have hot water then the loop...

Iím thinking if you have hot water then the loop 1 & 2 check valves must not be opening. You may have to open the distribution module panel to really get a good tap on the valves. I was successful...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By ThunderRidge
Do you have the AC1/AC 2 elements turned on? Do...

Do you have the AC1/AC 2 elements turned on? Do you have the diesel burner turned on? You donít need the electric elements and the diesel burner but, I find everything heats up quicker and the burner...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,062
Posted By ThunderRidge
They told me sensor at the dealer and thatís what...

They told me sensor at the dealer and thatís what is on the paperwork. Spartan said it was a sensor. However, when I looked in the compartment it looked like a completely new DEF head.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-09-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,946
Posted By ThunderRidge
Mine failed August 30. The new sensor was...

Mine failed August 30. The new sensor was installed this morning and I picked up the coach this afternoon. Almost zero failed in the field. Well, thatís not much of a confidence builder. I donít...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By ThunderRidge
Call Girard and see about sending them the...

Call Girard and see about sending them the picture. Perhaps they can help you solve this quickly.
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-09-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By ThunderRidge
Welcome aboard. Lots of great information for you...

Welcome aboard. Lots of great information for you on the forums. Get onto the Newmar Owners Forums for coach specific information. See if you can find a driving course to help feel more comfortable...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,062
Posted By ThunderRidge
Just received word that the new sensor is...

Just received word that the new sensor is installed and I can pick up the coach. As I stated before. I have very little faith in using my coach.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-07-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By ThunderRidge
You put your coach fully loaded as you would use...

You put your coach fully loaded as you would use it then, go to a CAT scale and get your actual weight for each axle. Look up your specific tire inflation pressures for the weights from your scale. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-07-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By ThunderRidge
We spend winters in the Fort. Itís an awesome...

We spend winters in the Fort. Itís an awesome place to be as there is always something to do. I could write an extensive post on all the things we have learned over the years so, I will try to narrow...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-06-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,824
Posted By ThunderRidge
That’s correct. However, it is not like looking...

That’s correct. However, it is not like looking through plain glass. So, if you’re worried about the small area that someone could maybe see something in your coach at night then the Magnashades will...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By ThunderRidge
I have eaten many $200+ venison steaks, fish ,...

I have eaten many $200+ venison steaks, fish , ducks etc.

Plain and simple. It is an expensive hobby, this Rving. I keep all receipts and records of anything related to my coach. This is mainly...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-06-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By ThunderRidge
I have had my awnings lift up above the roofline...

I have had my awnings lift up above the roofline in a split second with a sudden gust from a storm 30 miles away. From calm winds to gusts in seconds. I was extremely lucky that I was outside at the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-06-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,062
Posted By ThunderRidge
Donít know how Spartan decided that I only needed...

Donít know how Spartan decided that I only needed a sensor but, thatís all they are shipping. Hopefully, it works. Even fixed I now have little to no faith in taking this coach on a road trip. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-05-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By ThunderRidge
40 years in aviation. Every plane got a...

40 years in aviation. Every plane got a pre-flight and post-flight inspection. Same for my coach. I never move my coach without a complete walk around. Looking down the sides, underneath, the front,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-04-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 63,298
Posted By ThunderRidge
I second the mobile technician. I wouldnít even...

I second the mobile technician. I wouldnít even think of that long a drive. I only had to go twelve miles and I was sweating it.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-04-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,367
Posted By ThunderRidge
IMHO I would definitely rethink that decision....

IMHO I would definitely rethink that decision. When we bought our Dutch Star my wife didnít want the dishwasher or the washing machine and dryer. We never had one in our other coach and always drug...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-02-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 63,298
Posted By ThunderRidge
I use fresh DEF all the time and keep my tank...

I use fresh DEF all the time and keep my tank full. So I threw all three codes and here I sit. Since Spartan, Cummins, Shaw doesnít know then, I donít think anyone of us knows either. The only true...
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