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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By RandDescape
Here is a thread I had on this 18months ago:...

Here is a thread I had on this 18months ago: https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/anyone-use-windshield-fans-when-parked-474143.html

- Richard
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-30-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By RandDescape
When I searched it seemed like more characters...

When I searched it seemed like more characters were needed to narrow things down. Also it would help if you described how the switch is supposed to operate (e.g., momentary vs set-and-forget; are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-14-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,992
Posted By RandDescape
For Spartan service have you used their app or...

For Spartan service have you used their app or website to look for service centers?

In my case about 35miles from me is a Spartan authorized device shop that specializes in Emergency Vehicles. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-11-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By RandDescape
Ted, I remember another member having a similar...

Ted, I remember another member having a similar issue with either a VT or a DS sometime 12-24months ago. I did a few searches but couldn't find it.

My memory is that they put a weather boot...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-10-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By RandDescape
We had the rear Aux heat on our Ď15 CS3921 and it...

We had the rear Aux heat on our Ď15 CS3921 and it was good for not having to run propane heat in the winter when driving. Donít just think about your creature comfort, think about your water lines. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-07-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By RandDescape
Wanted to let folks know where things ended up on...

Wanted to let folks know where things ended up on this. I know that another member had a lot more damage to their roof radius as documented in this thread:...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-07-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By RandDescape
Mine is down close to the dash a bit to the...

Mine is down close to the dash a bit to the drivers side of center. I have to look for it to see it. The slight offset from center is less offset than I am in the drivers chair, looks good on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-31-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,498
Posted By RandDescape
This is on my winter list of projects not because...

This is on my winter list of projects not because I'm worried about folks seeing in but because I want to keep the light out. Why? We travel with our dogs - and daylight means it's time to get up;...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-29-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,912
Posted By RandDescape
I own a 2019 regular wheelbase 4x4 Expedition w/...

I own a 2019 regular wheelbase 4x4 Expedition w/ the HD towing package and I've successfully towed it about 6000 miles.

The 2019 Expedition is towable if you have the 2 speed transfer case. That...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,193
Posted By RandDescape
I also hope that Newmar learns a few tricks from...

I also hope that Newmar learns a few tricks from the Winnebago lines in this process. Things like electrical schematics and other documentation that would be really nice to have when things go bump...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-23-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,967
Posted By RandDescape
Sadly I think it depends upon the part as to the...

Sadly I think it depends upon the part as to the markup and sometimes they are actually cheaper than expected.

Right before our last trip I had taken apart the area under the sink to install a 2nd...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-16-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 60,233
Posted By RandDescape
When my DEF head went bad I was on a short drive...

When my DEF head went bad I was on a short drive like you near home to exercise the engine and fill-up, I got the single code for DEF temp when I was getting ready to leave the pumps. That was a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-14-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By RandDescape
Yes I'm hoping they told BnB how they would...

Yes I'm hoping they told BnB how they would secure that upper flat edge and also if they will disclose how they will prevent cracks from continuing to grow (the aluminum just covers them).

Also I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-13-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By RandDescape
Tnedator, in 2019 there was an option on the...

Tnedator, in 2019 there was an option on the Ventana for a full fiberglass roof instead of the standard BriteTEK. I'm assuming you have the BriteTEK and that's why you have that configuration.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-13-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By RandDescape
Glad this helped someone else. Saw another...

Glad this helped someone else.

Saw another poster in a different thread who kept his tile floor removed for the trip to get the recall so he didnít have to worry about them damaging tiles. I will...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-12-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,821
Posted By RandDescape
I would also look at a few little things that add...

I would also look at a few little things that add up a lot:

1) make sure you get started on cooling early in the day. We have A/C set 24x7; but certainly by sunrise you need it to be already...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-10-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By RandDescape
I know it's obvious but you will want to make...

I know it's obvious but you will want to make sure it is attached in a way that isn't just a bolt through some plywood. Usually there is a metal plate under the floor that the bolts go through to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-09-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By RandDescape
You may want to refer to the features page from...

You may want to refer to the features page from the brochures (still available from Newmar on their website). Things show up first on the high line coaches, then in a few years they trickle down.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-09-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,479
Posted By RandDescape
Hook Ups.

Picture of my wet bay, extra 10í of hose, paper towels, gloves, sanitizer and a spray bottle of bleach (diluted). I used bike water bottle holders for the sanitizer and spray bottle. This picture...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-09-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,031
Posted By RandDescape
It may also depend upon what you count. Usually...

It may also depend upon what you count. Usually 45í is the length cap. But that doesnít include mirrors and ladders. But if you want to fit it inside a garage the mirrors and ladders certainly do...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By RandDescape
Maybe you know this already, but you cannot back...

Maybe you know this already, but you cannot back up when towing 4 down. The tow bars are not designed for pushing and can be easily bent. Also the wheels of your towed car will work against you and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-05-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 60,233
Posted By RandDescape
The ECM keeps a log of all faults seen and any...

The ECM keeps a log of all faults seen and any that are still active can be viewed from the dash even when the engine isnít running like in my picture above.

The DEF head failure faults will stay...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-04-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 60,233
Posted By RandDescape
As indicated the SPN and FMI info is available on...

As indicated the SPN and FMI info is available on the 2 line multifunction display for Analog dash Spartan owners.

Here is a pic from my 2019 Spartan Ventana.

You scroll through the fault codes...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-23-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,190
Posted By RandDescape
Nicely done. - Richard

Nicely done.

- Richard
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-22-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By RandDescape
Another alternative that isnít hard to imagine is...

Another alternative that isnít hard to imagine is the trailer industry coming up with some standards to store/produce energy for an EV.

When the trailer brakes are applied today they just produce...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-22-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By RandDescape
I have a Pura UV2 system with 2 regular canisters...

I have a Pura UV2 system with 2 regular canisters and a UV light that fits in the right most canister. I couple that with a blue camco in-line filter before the hose reel.

I only get about 2gpm...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By RandDescape
After you heat the two compartments on the...

After you heat the two compartments on the drivers side rear you would still need to find a way to heat the piping from there to the wet bay.

I would look at the pegboard on the far side of the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By RandDescape
If you look along the passenger side of the...

If you look along the passenger side of the engine there are 6 bell shaped housings that attach the fuel lines from the rail to the block. The mechanic I spoke to indicated you need to check those...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,376
Posted By RandDescape
Neither of my Newmar MHs had the valve stem...

Neither of my Newmar MHs had the valve stem pointing toward the driveshaft. Both my Canyon Star (F53 chassis) and Ventana (Spartan chassis) have the inner wheel and outer stem facing out. Iíve only...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-20-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By RandDescape
Engine Access Hatch not quite ready to open

In the past I read on the forum that you should also perform periodic care of the rubber seal around the engine access. I hadnít gotten around to it quite yet.

But then along comes the fuel rail...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-19-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By RandDescape
When I got my non-commercial class B in Maryland...

When I got my non-commercial class B in Maryland the instructor wanted me to recite what I needed to check in the pre-trip check. So he didnít expect me to feel all 8 tires for bulges and check all...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-11-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By RandDescape
Just checked, Paul was correct that at least on...

Just checked, Paul was correct that at least on my '19 Spartan K2 chassis they used a T25 bit not a Phillips.

- Richard
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-10-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By RandDescape
Def head replacement

Sorry I wasnít trying to say anything about most other folks. But for those with 2 bodies (or the car jack from their towed) I am going to be honest and say that what I witnessed can be done in a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-10-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By RandDescape
Def head replacement

If you can get a replacement DEF head you can limp to a safe place to swap it. It isnít something Iíd want to do on the shoulder of a road but it can be done in the first box store parking lot. You...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-10-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By RandDescape
Larryís pictures in post 24 of this thread match...

Larryís pictures in post 24 of this thread match what I received yesterday. Mine was only the insert shown in pic 4.

DEF Head Shortage -Joint Statment from Entegra & Spartan
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-09-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By RandDescape
This morning they replaced my DEF head. Took 6...

This morning they replaced my DEF head. Took 6 weeks from when I reported the issue to Spartan, but better than the 10-12 they said it could be.

My 43í Ventana has the tank on the passenger side...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-08-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By RandDescape
I had one of my rears go missing while driving...

I had one of my rears go missing while driving and had to have it replaced. No issue just putting in the new one (with locktite) and now I check those on my periodic maintenance.

When Iím...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-07-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By RandDescape
Looks like there may also be some HID options. ...

Looks like there may also be some HID options. Not sure if they are better or worse in that housing.

https://hidkitpros.com/shop/2011-2018-honda-odyssey-hylux-low-beam-hid-kit/

- Richard
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-06-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,190
Posted By RandDescape
That looks nice, do you plan to secure something...

That looks nice, do you plan to secure something on top of that pull out shelf or does that come close to the top of the bay?

- Richard
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-06-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By RandDescape
We had extra 12v wiring pulled to a few locations...

We had extra 12v wiring pulled to a few locations around the coach. Wet bay, main basement area, kids wardrobe, under the kitchen sink. The VT didnít have well lit closets / pantry (maybe fixed on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-06-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By RandDescape
Thanks RB. Wonder when they are scheduling for...

Thanks RB. Wonder when they are scheduling for nowÖ.

Note to other BS, CS, VT/VTLE (before Ď20) owners: make sure you check your awning attachment when you are doing your periodic roof...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-05-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By RandDescape
Carefree Awning Cracked Fiberglass

Today while I was up on the roof I noticed that 2 of the screws that hold my awning on appear to have been the origin points for cracks on the roof radius. I didnít get a chance to look below to see...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-05-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By RandDescape
Having just put in a custom slide for my basement...

Having just put in a custom slide for my basement mounted grill I can tell you that on the Ventana there is a 3/4" high lip from the carpeted bay floor to clear the rubber door seal on the flat...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-04-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,190
Posted By RandDescape
Anyone mounted a grill on a slideout tray?

Lots of other projects (or weather) kept getting in the way of this one but I finally got it ready to use over the last 2 days.

I decided to mount the grill on a set of 60" industrial slides that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-03-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By RandDescape
There are 2 different technologies for the Full...

There are 2 different technologies for the Full Wall Slide (FWS).

If you have a Ventana (or in older model years the Ventana LE) or a Kountry Star, Bay Star or Canyon Star then you have electric...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-22-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 20,590
Posted By RandDescape
The government could also provide a remedy by...

The government could also provide a remedy by forcing vendors to supply warranty repairs before selling new units.

That wouldnít be a pass, it would motivate Spartan / Shaw to expedite resolution....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-21-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,151
Posted By RandDescape
Newmar Ventana Model year 2019 In service...

Newmar Ventana
Model year 2019
In service date Dec 2018
ISL 400hp
5500miles
DEF Head Failure Reported to Spartan mid May '21

- Richard
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-21-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By RandDescape
Spartan was explaining that they have different...

Spartan was explaining that they have different shapes of tanks for different motorhome models. Some taller and narrower others more short and wide - based upon what fits. They could both be 15gal....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-21-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By RandDescape
K2/k3 def head the same?

When I spoke to Spartan Friday they said the heads are the same and only difference is the length of the tubing which is sized for different tanks. E.g., a 35í Newmar New Aire tank may be a...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-18-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 20,590
Posted By RandDescape
I just posted similar on the Newmar forum. I...

I just posted similar on the Newmar forum.

I hit the DEF head issue and called it in to Spartan in May. Because I was 3miles from home I just parked here until resolved.

Today since I am...
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