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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-29-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By Earl II
Buffer and Products

I have the expensive Griot's Garage orbital buffer. They have all different sponge pads depending on your particular task on your paint finish. You cannot "burn" your paint with this buffer. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-03-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Earl II
Norcold Leak

So here is where I think the problem was. The drain tube was not frozen. The female hose type connection to the automatic ice maker solenoid was just barely dripping and with a bit of tightening,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-01-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Earl II
That makes sense. Do you know how I access it? ...

That makes sense. Do you know how I access it? I cannot see anything from underneath.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-01-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Earl II
Bay Star Norcold Leak?

Good Morning,
So we are visiting relatives with our Bay Star and it is around 20F degrees outside. We have been running the furnace at night and it appears to be working very well. I am noticing a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-26-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,424
Posted By Earl II
Ban

Lived in CA almost my entire life with the exception of the last six months. Reading the posts on the topic, someone really was on target when they mentioned the "nudge". I too am not adverse to...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-30-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,128
Posted By Earl II
I am guessing that you have looked at some of the...

I am guessing that you have looked at some of the old posts on this subject to get some ideas. My old suggestion is that you find a reputable non-chain RV service center. We used Redlands Truck and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-04-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Earl II
Wink Equalizer Leveling System 2019 Bay Star

Just a FYI here in case someone has the same problem. A couple months ago I found that the Equalizer leveling system on our 3124 Bay Star would not work at all. It would make some noise from the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-14-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By Earl II
Yes, I must add that the reason I-10 is so bad in...

Yes, I must add that the reason I-10 is so bad in Southern California is because of all the swamps next to the roadway! Off subject of the South and the I-10 but even some of the newer constructed...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Earl II
Agree with all that two air conditioners are...

Agree with all that two air conditioners are always better than one. I would keep looking for a Bay Star that already has two units. You will also get the added benefit of beefier chassis parts. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-08-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By Earl II
Our first rig was a Thor Axis and we thought we...

Our first rig was a Thor Axis and we thought we would have grandkids spending nights with us....that's another story. Our 2019 Bay Star was bought specifically because of two things. King size bed...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-05-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Earl II
O.B. Thanks for your input. Right on the...

O.B.

Thanks for your input. Right on the money. I did a leak test with my battery powered tester and everything seems okay. I just need to find that dust cover for the pressure relief valve...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-04-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Earl II
I appreciate the responses. First let me say...

I appreciate the responses. First let me say after the fact regarding the HOW comment....This fill was done at my new locale instead of my old one where it was filled at my storage facility. The...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-02-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Earl II
Exclamation Propane Tank Over Filled.

Someone direct me to the right thread. I've been gone awhile. Just got the propane tank filled on the Newmar Bay Star 3124 at a much different location form past fills. Got down the road and...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,646
Posted By Earl II
Have you seen the battery powered Stihl chain saw...

Have you seen the battery powered Stihl chain saw trimmer? What a great invention. Worth the $150.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-25-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By Earl II
2019 3124

We have a 2019 3124 Bay Star. The quality is very good with a few little glitches. I won't get into the usual suspension issues because they all have them. We had to fix the right front dash that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,939
Posted By Earl II
California and Gas

https://fox8.com/news/california-to-ban-sales-of-new-gas-powered-cars-by-2035/

California Governor Newsome just signed an executive order that starting in 2035 gas powered vehicles can no longer...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-21-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,791
Posted By Earl II
That is the funniest response to a non-RV post I...

That is the funniest response to a non-RV post I have seen in a long time! I could get into my CAlifornia jokes on the original post but I promised myself not to go down that road.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-20-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By Earl II
V10 V8 Chevy V8

Then there are the new reports that the new Ford 7.3 V8 is having problems with spark plug wires that are failing and cannot be replaced for a few months. Don't rule out a V-10 6.8. There are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,331
Posted By Earl II
Looks like the 2021 Canyon Star is the new front...

Looks like the 2021 Canyon Star is the new front engine diesel.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-13-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 23,285
Posted By Earl II
Gen Oil

I read one of the comments about 15W-40 being only for diesel engines. As I commented before on a previous oil discussion with generators, we owned a '94 Volvo 960 and the owner's manual...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-07-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Earl II
Xite Radio

Our 2019 Bay Star with the Xite radio did the exact same thing. I decided that I did not want to remove the good fuse and push it back in every time this happened so the Xite radio is on a shelf in...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-26-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Earl II
Fire Season

Historically, this is fire season in all of these areas. Lightening is the main cause. For those of you that have ever traveled to Alaska via the train up to Fairbanks, fires are pretty normal as...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-22-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Earl II
West Glacier

The RV park directly next to the west entrance of Glacier NP looked top notch. You will have to make reservations as soon in advance as they allow I would wager. I saw some very big rigs there when...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-22-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,290
Posted By Earl II
National Parks

We were at Glacier NP the end of last month. We got to the west entrance around 6 A.M. and it wasn't too crowded. Turned around where the road was closed and by the time we got to the Logan Pass...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-14-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,498
Posted By Earl II
Shocks

Put some new FSP Koni shocks on that rig and you'll be a happy camper.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,473
Posted By Earl II
Modifications

Or you could spend almost double what you would end up spending and have LiquidSprings installed. Still do the weighing, alignment and proper tire pressures.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By Earl II
The Trac Bar is supposed to deal with "wag the...

The Trac Bar is supposed to deal with "wag the dog" problems where the back end swings back and forth from trucks, wind, etc. This can cause you to have to make severe corrections in steering which...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-10-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Earl II
Go through Costco purchasing.... you won't get a...

Go through Costco purchasing.... you won't get a better deal on your own. Get your wallet out.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By Earl II
Gasser Suspension

To those that have done the CHF, I am one that has not done it on the advice of my service center which I highly respect (Redlands Truck and RV) due to their history of fixing broken links when...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-19-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Earl II
Water Conditioner or Softener

I have seen many hook up their wash hose to a portable unit as well. Saves lots of extra work using either conditioned or softened water.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-16-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,418
Posted By Earl II
Parking

Cash,

You didn't say what brand you are actually buying but be aware that these rigs are definitely not made to withstand the elements uncovered. Your roof, paint, etc., will take a beating...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-15-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Earl II
In our same scenario, we found some metal braces...

In our same scenario, we found some metal braces in the front end where the welds broke after driving over quite a bump. It caused a popping noise underneath the passenger floor area.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-14-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 62,199
Posted By Earl II
6.8 vs. 7.3

I have read all of the specs on both. I don't see much of a big deal in the difference between the two with the exception of a bit more torque with the V-8. Mileage? Not worth the discussion. ...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-14-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,557
Posted By Earl II
Hey, you did a great job. Thanks. So what...

Hey, you did a great job. Thanks. So what drone do you have again?
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-14-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,557
Posted By Earl II
Drone

I have just received an Autel EVO and am using an old IPOD with it. I have flown it about 10 times off the driveway and I continue to be amazed. You have to know that I have flown radio controlled...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-14-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By Earl II
FYI, the one in our 2019 Bay Star is a...

FYI, the one in our 2019 Bay Star is a MAXVOC-975. Ordered it on Amazon.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,027
Posted By Earl II
Truck Chassis

https://www.motorhome.com/top-stories/driving-force/

I am fairly certain there is no such animal in a Ford. Dynamax made some with the Ram 5500 truck chassis. We looked at one at the big show in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-11-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,389
Posted By Earl II
Hangers

My wife found that if you hang them "backwards" they don't fall off of the rod. Seems like it works.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-10-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Earl II
Good to know. Thank you. I thought that having...

Good to know. Thank you. I thought that having to unscrew the four screws was way too much but then I seem to make things like this too complicated.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-10-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Earl II
Round A/C Return Ducts Cleaning

Okay, minor issue but just asking. We have had our Newmar Bay Star 3124 since March 2019 and the round A/C return ducts are in dire need of cleaning. Am I correct in my guess that they all have to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,577
Posted By Earl II
If you do a search on this subject you may run...

If you do a search on this subject you may run across my comments about our 2019 3124. The house batteries (2 Interstate 12 volts) quit charging at about 9 months of ownership. Newmar told me that...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 07-07-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,864
Posted By Earl II
BLM land.... just to give you an insight as to...

BLM land.... just to give you an insight as to our experience at the BLM camp area back in April at Squaw Lake in Yuma. It was supposed to be open only to self contained (RV campers). We got...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 49,268
Posted By Earl II
Actually, the 2021 Newmar Canyon Star is a front...

Actually, the 2021 Newmar Canyon Star is a front engine diesel. Tiffin had one years ago.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-01-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By Earl II
No Toad

We rented a car at our final destination. Along the way, we either rode the electric assist bicycles or walked.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-25-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 72,391
Posted By Earl II
Winnebago...

I am personally not concerned about this issue and glad that with the rather recent downturn in the economy the acquisition may have actually kept the Newmar line in a stronger position. People...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 06-16-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,557
Posted By Earl II
Drone

I am thinking of the Autel.... around $800 because it has the collision avoidance which would make it worth it for me. Spending $400 on one without it so I can crash it into a tree or wire would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By Earl II
I see that now, yes.

I see that now, yes.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By Earl II
Break

Three hours home going much slower and very aware of your current mechanical limitations. Just wondering too.... did someone do the CHF on your rig?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-04-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,084
Posted By Earl II
Had them on the front of our Thor Axis 24.1. ...

Had them on the front of our Thor Axis 24.1. Helped the ride in my opinion. Never did put them on the rear. No longer own the rig.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-04-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Earl II
Great Picture

I could not resist. Reminds me of California's Interstate 5 around the Magic Mountain area.
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