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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-09-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By ARTWERKE
There's a possibility of a high resistance short...

There's a possibility of a high resistance short in the alternator. I had a similar issue in my jeep ,voltmeter showed charging good, but light was on .It seemed to work fine, until I parked for a...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-07-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By ARTWERKE
Nandrews , I had an 89 Southwind , on P30, with...

Nandrews , I had an 89 Southwind , on P30, with a similar sounding problem . It turned out to be a bad vent ,in my locking gas cap, if I held my foot to the floor too long, that Quadra jet would...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-19-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,017
Posted By ARTWERKE
Unhappy Ugly

Not a pretty picture. Much driving on salted roads? I've never seen fins rotted away like that.
Art, 2000DSDP 3883
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-29-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By ARTWERKE
Monitor voltage display,2000 DSDP

On my monitor panel the voltage display has a 3 position rocker switch. both show same voltage, 13.6. does moving switch up,or down, change which batteries are displayed? switch gives no info. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-30-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,985
Posted By ARTWERKE
Guest room,and bug out machine

We keep our motorhome plugged in behind the house, full fuel, and water.
Pantry full of canned goods, clothes and linens in the closet. It makes a nice guest room, and is ready to hit the road, on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,198
Posted By ARTWERKE
I found mine today

I found the fuse to my radio today,in my 2000 Dutch Star.It was in the power bay, Next to the ATS, there was a bundle with 3 fuse holders , one for the radio, one for the CB,I don't remember the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-27-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By ARTWERKE
You probably need to get a 3 stage...

You probably need to get a 3 stage converter/charger. A basic converter probably keeps about 14v going to your battery. That will fry your battery over the long term. A three stage charger will drop...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-13-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,478
Posted By ARTWERKE
I'm hoping this is only a problem with newer FL...

I'm hoping this is only a problem with newer FL chassis.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By ARTWERKE
I had a quote of $3000, to fix dash air a few...

I had a quote of $3000, to fix dash air a few years ago. I figured that would pay for extra diesel to run the genny for life.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-23-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,609
Posted By ARTWERKE
ATS fried

Related , but not quite the same, A couple years ago we were at a State Park in Alabama, 2 days before our scheduled departure, at night we apparently had a brownout. We awoke to the unmistakable...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-23-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By ARTWERKE
Only if you can keep loaded motor home weight...

Only if you can keep loaded motor home weight below 19,000 lbs.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-23-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,013
Posted By ARTWERKE
Will I fit?

I'd love to save money on a fillup,but my choice on where to fill up is pretty much dictated by room to pull in, and leave with a 38 ft. motorhome with a toad, and not have to back up. That usually...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-26-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,895
Posted By ARTWERKE
I replaced one of my ducted duo therm 15K heat...

I replaced one of my ducted duo therm 15K heat pumps last spring. ( the front one)with a new Penguin II AC unit after going round & round with Domitek letting me know ducted units for Newmars were no...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 09-21-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By ARTWERKE
It looks like you went the "Buy your last coach...

It looks like you went the "Buy your last coach first " route.Looks wonderful,should give you years of enjoyment.
Forum: Just Conversation 09-10-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,542
Posted By ARTWERKE
I park for the view,back in ,front in, pull...

I park for the view,back in ,front in, pull through, what ever gives me the best view. I love this hobby for the ever changing views.
I took a military drivers test about 47 yrs. ago. The sarge...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-10-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,421
Posted By ARTWERKE
I think my hitch still has a flap of skin hanging...

I think my hitch still has a flap of skin hanging from it.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-30-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,986
Posted By ARTWERKE
I don't know about power awnings, but I do know I...

I don't know about power awnings, but I do know I love that Nomad.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,468
Posted By ARTWERKE
My Splendid went right in the front door. The...

My Splendid went right in the front door. The hard part was getting it through the cabinet doors, it fit OK, but not with my hands around it.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By ARTWERKE
This might not add any useful info, but it might....

This might not add any useful info, but it might. I ran 220V 30 amp service at home with a 50A rv receptical. Reasoning everything will run on my 7KW gen. witch has 2,30 Amp
breakers.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-18-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,201
Posted By ARTWERKE
In temps like that, it takes 2. 15000 units to...

In temps like that, it takes 2. 15000 units to keep my 38' motor home comfy.Pulling the slides in would probably help as most slides have thinner insulation than regular sides & roof, plus a little...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-17-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By ARTWERKE
Just a thought, I lost a few nights sleep over...

Just a thought, I lost a few nights sleep over last week. 5 button Reset requires thermo off ,press mode & zone buttons, turn thermo back on while holding buttons down. LCD should display FF. On...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,150
Posted By ARTWERKE
My old 65 Austin Healy had a gate valve in series...

My old 65 Austin Healy had a gate valve in series with the heater core. It was the only heat control it had, other than the windows & hood( that's top on British cars)
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-16-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By ARTWERKE
In my Dutch Star, I have 2 outlets in my power...

In my Dutch Star, I have 2 outlets in my power bay, 1 for the block heater & 1 for the charger. Then there's the outlets in the 2nd passenger side bay for the freezer & outside TV.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-14-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By ARTWERKE
Ruidosa is pretty mild in the summer, Just under...

Ruidosa is pretty mild in the summer, Just under 7000 ft. West Texans head up there to let their power meters cool off in the summer.
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-12-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,641
Posted By ARTWERKE
Have you shot the thermostat housing with an IR...

Have you shot the thermostat housing with an IR gun to verify the high temps? Could be just a high reading gauge. I've made a living calibrating instruments, couldn't do it if they were all accurate.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-12-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By ARTWERKE
Fisher, make sure you sanitize the whole water...

Fisher, make sure you sanitize the whole water system before you drink it , or cook with it.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-12-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,638
Posted By ARTWERKE
Yeah, I can start engine with slide out,but I...

Yeah, I can start engine with slide out,but I have to shut it down to bring it in. Kinda bass akwards.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,003
Posted By ARTWERKE
You could replace that fuel filter with an...

You could replace that fuel filter with an inexpensive, generic, electric fuel pump & pump all that old fuel out.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-12-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By ARTWERKE
DD, I just replaced my 5 yr. old DouTherm Heat...

DD, I just replaced my 5 yr. old DouTherm Heat pump with a Brisk Air II A/C. I had to map a path to the old duct work with weatherstrip. If your RV isn't a Newmar you might not have so much of this....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-13-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,253
Posted By ARTWERKE
We run the Genny too. 2400 cu.ft.is just too much...

We run the Genny too. 2400 cu.ft.is just too much to keep cool with just dash air in the Texas Summer. and an extra $15 a day to ensure everyones' comfort is way to small a price to wast time over.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-13-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By ARTWERKE
Old Bounder. That's tru. Our Dutchstar has a 7KW...

Old Bounder. That's tru. Our Dutchstar has a 7KW generator, that's 30 amps per leg.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-07-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,569
Posted By ARTWERKE
4wd 9 passenger Suburban.

4wd 9 passenger Suburban.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-07-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,560
Posted By ARTWERKE
We spent last week on South Padre Island,20-30...

We spent last week on South Padre Island,20-30 mph breezes were the norm. Topper fluttered a little bit.Not a big problem,considering having the South Texas sun directly on the slide top,where the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-02-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,587
Posted By ARTWERKE
Good write up, I'm saving it for when I get back...

Good write up, I'm saving it for when I get back & try it on my new Penguin,on the way from PPL.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,858
Posted By ARTWERKE
I guess I'll have to try removing the door.. We...

I guess I'll have to try removing the door.. We have velcro, it works good ,but does take a stiff tug.The track on ours is sagging back in the pocket. The original screws in the track have wallowed...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-02-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,112
Posted By ARTWERKE
I've been on the road last week, luckily, it's...

I've been on the road last week, luckily, it's been cool enough for 1 A/C to keep us kool enough.PPL is sending a Penguin they said"Dometic said it would work",Suposedly I can use the 5 button...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By ARTWERKE
Do you have any type of filter at your water...

Do you have any type of filter at your water pump? My previous RV had a sediment bowl screen filter before the pump. It filled with sand from a campground and cut the flow way down.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-24-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,516
Posted By ARTWERKE
Could you launch a boat with one? If so it could...

Could you launch a boat with one? If so it could solve a problem.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-24-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,112
Posted By ARTWERKE
Angry Replacing Older ducted AC/Heat pump

Dometic no longer has Heat pumps for older ducted Newmars. They first recommended a Brisk air, no heat, but they were out of the few older ones they saved for older Newmars. it seems the current...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 04-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,959
Posted By ARTWERKE
I haven't had a dolphin, But I had a couple P-30...

I haven't had a dolphin, But I had a couple P-30 Southwinds, 84 & 89. To get room for the belts, I'd lift the front, set jack stands & remove front wheels. that left room to replace alternator &...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-14-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By ARTWERKE
Stickdog & jfran, you posted while I was still...

Stickdog & jfran, you posted while I was still typing. LOL
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-14-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By ARTWERKE
If you filled the tires on a cold day last fall,...

If you filled the tires on a cold day last fall, and checked them on a Warm spring morning they could read higher. Or it could be your tire gauge, Ive never seen one with a calibration sticker. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-14-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,791
Posted By ARTWERKE
The slide controller on my 2000 Dutch Star is...

The slide controller on my 2000 Dutch Star is also on the bulkhead under the kitchen sink.I never had to make any adjustments.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-14-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By ARTWERKE
I have a question related to this. The front 15K...

I have a question related to this. The front 15K heat pump went out on my 2000 Dutch Star, Dometic says they can't replace heat pump in older Newmars because the Ducting locations. I can only get a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-14-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,341
Posted By ARTWERKE
I just keep in the right lane,65 mph. Here in...

I just keep in the right lane,65 mph. Here in Texas, where the limit gets up to 80, traffic is usually thin enough that I'm not a problem. When I'm down to 4 wheels, I'm flyin' low with the rest,
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-14-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,160
Posted By ARTWERKE
That's why they all have a quality control dept,...

That's why they all have a quality control dept, otherwise no telling how high the quality might get.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-14-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,433
Posted By ARTWERKE
Okiedoke,Think how happy Ricky would have been if...

Okiedoke,Think how happy Ricky would have been if Lucy could have settled for 1 bay.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-14-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,854
Posted By ARTWERKE
I have only 1 slide so my solution may be too...

I have only 1 slide so my solution may be too simple. I only store things in the under slide basements, that come out before the slide does, and go back in,after the slide does. The only hitch is a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-14-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,780
Posted By ARTWERKE
JB, You have/had, that love/hate thing with boats...

JB, You have/had, that love/hate thing with boats too. Every time I complain to myself
about 8.5 mpg. I think, how sweet it would have been if any one of those boats could have gotten 8.5 mpg. at...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,780
Posted By ARTWERKE
You could try stopping every 100 miles or so ,...

You could try stopping every 100 miles or so , Buy a 10lb. bag of ice & stick it in the crisper. Dump the crisper & refill the ice as needed. Problem solved for 2-3 cents per mile.
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