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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-18-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,981
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
I too have been mocked by service personnel when...

I too have been mocked by service personnel when in my "newby innocence" I attempted to have all the service items Freightliner "requires" at 5000 miles done on my coach.
After being disappointed...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-26-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Thanks Wolfe and Sealyn for your suggestions....

Thanks Wolfe and Sealyn for your suggestions. Going to the storage site today to see if the 6 Ah Smart trickle charger has survived sending power to the 6 220 Ah batteries. I believe that the inbound...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-24-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
No shore power thru transfer switch

Each time power has been lost to the plug in at my storage facility long enough to seriously discharge my house batteries I have noticed that the transfer switch solenoid cycles about every 2 minutes...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-20-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,272
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Can anyone please answer the question Jim...

Can anyone please answer the question Jim (Jtschnel) asked " are there any monthly costs besides the purchase price of..."?
The manufacturers site does not clearly state whether there are any...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-26-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,030
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
One reason to choose a coach with a tag axel is...

One reason to choose a coach with a tag axel is wanting the rear axel weight capacity to tow a trailer that puts weight onto the rear area/hitch, or the desire to carry a motorcycle on a lift...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,563
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Can contributors to this thread advise whether...

Can contributors to this thread advise whether DEF sensor failures are occurring on 2013 build season (2014 model) Newmar Dutch Star coaches on Freightliner chassis units powered by the Cummins ISL...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,210
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Your slide out system with a cover to enclose it...

Your slide out system with a cover to enclose it to protect from dust and weather sounds like a great time and space saver. Could you please make some photos of it set up, covered between uses, and...
Forum: Canada Region 09-19-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
The ONLY carrier that would provide a quote on...

The ONLY carrier that would provide a quote on our coach due to its original purchase price was AVIVA. No one else would offer coverage on anything worth over $200K.

Even though we are not full...
Forum: Canada Region 09-19-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
This thread is pretty old but I am curious about...

This thread is pretty old but I am curious about what solution you used to get decent pricing on replacement batteries?

We tried several battery suppliers, and eventually went to a Sprinkler...
Forum: Canada Region 09-19-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Our self aiming Winegard Travlr we bought at full...

Our self aiming Winegard Travlr we bought at full pop from a local rV dealer who mounted it on our coach roof, and then we had an independent professional dish installation contractor do the set up...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-02-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,273
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Nicely done, and with practice it may be possible...

Nicely done, and with practice it may be possible to reduce the time it takes to get out. The other advantage of the position you have placed the folding truck steps/footman loops is that they are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-21-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Would it be worthwhile to cover the start switch...

Would it be worthwhile to cover the start switch just below the breaker too?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,553
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Propane oil clogged high pressure extension hoses

We added the extend-a-stay fitting like you have and connected our regulated bbq and campstove to the 18 ft. flexible line. Within a few minutes of our first use of this method the regulators became...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-23-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,414
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
As most forum members are from locales that never...

As most forum members are from locales that never get what we in Northern Alberta consider "cold", I take de-winterizing advice and advice about traveling/using water very lightly. Consider the costs...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-28-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
We are viewing our dash fuel calculation figure...

We are viewing our dash fuel calculation figure in metric, which shows us 2.2 kilometers per litre, or approximately 5 miles per U.S. gallon. My question is how many miles we have to travel before we...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-03-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,518
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 proportedly...

The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 proportedly abolished slavery. Now, 156 years later it appears that the Federal Government and those that elect them have still not gotten the message. I mean,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-12-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Slide "pops"

The only time our FWS would make a "popping" sound was when our coach was not perfectly level as we would extend the slide. Despite having lowered our jacks, some unpaved sites would allow enough...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-04-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
With the "Extend-A-Stay" fitting (similar to the...

With the "Extend-A-Stay" fitting (similar to the "Stay a While") we added to our coach to allow use of on board propane to feed the portable grill, it initially can take a while to over come the...
Forum: Boondocking 01-03-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,106
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
One of the two significant considerations to...

One of the two significant considerations to include in your plan to purchase an RV that has not been discussed so far is where and how you will store the unit between trips. If you will not have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Keep compressor oil out of potable water lines?

For those who winterize their water lines with an air compressor "blow out" first, what do you use to ensure there is no carry over of oil from the compressor into your potable water lines? A...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Captain Dan I was just telling my wife about two...

Captain Dan I was just telling my wife about two "Bush Pilot" approaches to ensuring warm oil for aircraft engines that my father used when he flew out of Norman Wells in the '40's. Right after...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
To clarify my post, my goal is to be able to warm...

To clarify my post, my goal is to be able to warm up the lubricating oil in the generator before I start it. I will need to start it to "exercise it" during winter storage, as well as to provide...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Pre-start pre-warm generator without electricity?

Any suggestions for using a propane or other non-electricity powered source to pre-warm the generator oil when faced with starting it in the winter at -20 or below temperatures with 10-40...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,792
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
One caution before choosing any of the Sprinter...

One caution before choosing any of the Sprinter based offerings is to very carefully investigate the "R" value of insulation protection for all water/waste storage and plumbing line locations in the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,792
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Another manufacturer to consider is Leisure...

Another manufacturer to consider is Leisure Travel Vans if you have not examined them already.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-09-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,577
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
In Western Canada Alberta highway regulations...

In Western Canada Alberta highway regulations state tires identified as Snow tires, Mud and snow tires, or tires marked "M & S" are needed "When conditions warrant it". British Columbia requires all...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-06-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,454
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Because the Rock Hard allows the Tow bar mounting...

Because the Rock Hard allows the Tow bar mounting points to through bolt into the frame, we went with the Rock Hard. Several styles are available, with or without winch mount location provisions. If...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-30-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,671
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
I've had good results getting my LF9009 filter...

I've had good results getting my LF9009 filter off with a Cummins and Detroit Diesel engine specific "Swivel Grip" oil filter wrench sold by the Lisle company, their part number 54200, which fits a...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-29-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,500
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Try rvchassisparts.com I got an air filter from...

Try rvchassisparts.com I got an air filter from them at a good price, prompt delivery, and with current manufacture dating.

As it was the first time I had changed one, it took me several hours....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Class A Storage, Phoenix, and Tucson

Interested in learning from the experience of forum members who have found secure, affordable, short term Class A RV storage with easy shuttle/cab access to the airports in Phoenix (east side), and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Thanks for the suggestion and the link. The...

Thanks for the suggestion and the link. The ability to temporarily increase front and rear clearance using "on board air" could be very handy. I'll get additional info from the manufacturer as to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-21-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,862
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
You could investigate RAM Mounts for choices of...

You could investigate RAM Mounts for choices of some very heavy duty adjustable and fixed computer mounting platforms that are easily removed or swung out of the way that are used by commercial...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,001
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Sorry, my posting skills do not connect you to...

Sorry, my posting skills do not connect you to the correct information when you click on the above included link. I believe I keyed it in correctly but it takes you to a completely different site and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-20-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,001
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
I expect that you will still have a partial dust...

I expect that you will still have a partial dust storm issue based on the areas still open that allow large volumes of air to blow below the coach in the photos of the deflector installed for you. I...
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-17-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Good to be able to welcome another Canadian to...

Good to be able to welcome another Canadian to the forums. Lots of good people here willing to share their knowledge and experience. Enjoy yourself.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-16-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Marilyn's dress won't lift in the wind

I finally made the time to fabricate and install a side radiator fan air deflector to reduce the fierce dust storm created on the passenger side and at the rear of our 2014 Dutch Star coach. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
No plug in transmission opening, is one needed?

I enclose a photo of an open threaded hole in the red adaptor between the Allison 3000 transmission and the ISL-9 engine. Should there be a cap or plug threaded into this hole to prevent dirt from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Stuck: Hung up on rear skid bars. How to free?

Got hung up entering a steep drive way entry when the rear skid bars grounded out, causing the drive axel to lose just enough traction that we were stuck.

The toad is too light to pull the coach,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-10-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,981
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Thanks for that input PSousa. Despite what I was...

Thanks for that input PSousa. Despite what I was reading, I could not believe that there would be as much oil added to a fill of propane to carry the Mercaptan odourant as we were finding in our...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-10-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Check your insurance policy for restrictions on...

Check your insurance policy for restrictions on long term storage. Ours requires us to notify the carrier if we will be storing the coach for more than 60 days. No coverage if stored for over 90 days...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,981
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
When we looked at the fuel guage for our on board...

When we looked at the fuel guage for our on board propane tank when we were picking up our new 2014 Dutch Star, we noticed that the needle was well above the "full" mark. Months later we made our...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-08-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
A 10 day stay at Organ Pipe Cactus N.M. convinced...

A 10 day stay at Organ Pipe Cactus N.M. convinced us we needed to get a serious solar system so we could spend more time there and in places like it.
Our batteries were on their last legs (on a not...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
I keep checking for a Camp Freightliner class in...

I keep checking for a Camp Freightliner class in an area I can get to easily. Really keen to attend, but so far no luck matching my schedule to class timing or location.

I get the sense that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
When you have finished this maintenance task...

When you have finished this maintenance task please share the process you used when doing your flush and fluid change with the forum members, particularly any time saving tips or "mess prevention"...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-07-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Like you, I read the manual we get with our...

Like you, I read the manual we get with our Freightliner operation and maintenance instructions, but due to concerns about breaking the resivoir after trying to get the cap off, I delivered the coach...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-26-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,140
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
My original blades are Tru-Vision BA-900V and...

My original blades are Tru-Vision BA-900V and recent online searches indicate they are available through Diesel Equipment and RV Supply Warehouse, but at about $41.25 each.

Another possibility...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,326
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
I pursued suggestions members have sent me and...

I pursued suggestions members have sent me and have the following info to add to my question:
The breaker for the microwave circuit is located in the lower "inverter" section of our breaker panel in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-16-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
Second photo enclosed that did not post with the...

Second photo enclosed that did not post with the first. Don't know why it posts upside down, but if I click on it it opens "right side up".
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-16-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
You are welcome Don. I went to the coach today...

You are welcome Don. I went to the coach today and got the Flexsteel part number and a photo for you. If you can not make out the details, p.m. me and I will send them directly to your email.

I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-16-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By TinMan Trvlr
We had our dealer get the straight sofa that...

We had our dealer get the straight sofa that Newmar offered as an alternative to the "L" sofa, having it shipped inside another coach being delivered a couple of months after we made our deal (mid...
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