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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-15-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 102,036
Posted By Zarbek
I have a 2018 Equinox that we flat tow. We sold...

I have a 2018 Equinox that we flat tow. We sold our RV and it is all set up for a Blue Ox which comes with it. It has 30,000 miles but 15,000 of them were towed. We upgraded it with leather seats....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-25-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,642
Posted By Zarbek
2018 King Aire Spartan chassis. DEF head failed...

2018 King Aire Spartan chassis. DEF head failed at 12,000 miles. Had to wait 4 weeks for a Gen 6 head.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-04-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,263
Posted By Zarbek
I have a 2018 KA and just replaced two units. I...

I have a 2018 KA and just replaced two units. I was told that they had leaks in the coolant and that cannot be fixed in those units. $3,300 later I have a cool RV again.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-30-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 48,912
Posted By Zarbek
I was contacted by NHTSA by phone on 7/28/2021...

I was contacted by NHTSA by phone on 7/28/2021 about the DEF issue. I had filed a formal complaint. He asked many questions, but I always came back to the "safety" issue. This is NHTSA's highest...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-03-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 40,874
Posted By Zarbek
I believe the newer Gen 6 units are looking at...

I believe the newer Gen 6 units are looking at the amount of DEF and the quality of DEF.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,059
Posted By Zarbek
I had this problem with my 2018 King Aire. ...

I had this problem with my 2018 King Aire. Called Spartan and they said it was the batteries. Changed them. Nope. Called Newmar and they said it was the Charge Bridge. Changed it. Nope. Called...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 40,874
Posted By Zarbek
My complaint has been filed with the NHTSA

My complaint has been filed with the NHTSA
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 40,874
Posted By Zarbek
Shaw Development makes the Gen 6 DEF head. They...

Shaw Development makes the Gen 6 DEF head. They do not make the Gen 5. I'm willing to bet that Spartan moved away from the Gen 5 maker due to failures.

I had a Gen 5 fail and now have a Gen 6....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-15-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 48,912
Posted By Zarbek
What we ALL need is a concrete work around when...

What we ALL need is a concrete work around when we get into a derate. It can't be a device that may or may not work (been there done that.) Something definitive that can bypass the signals to get...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-11-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 48,912
Posted By Zarbek
I traveled 400 miles with the def error on my...

I traveled 400 miles with the def error on my dash. I made it home and turned off the coach to unload. When I restarted it went directly into derate. If you have an error DO NOT TURN OFF THE...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-24-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,970
Posted By Zarbek
Here's a possible reason. Trucks run just about...

Here's a possible reason. Trucks run just about everyday. RV's run, then either stop for a campground or go into storage. Our DEF head issue happened after being in storage for a while. Earlier...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-23-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,970
Posted By Zarbek
What I'm about to say is pure speculation. First...

What I'm about to say is pure speculation. First off Spartan switched from the manufacturer of the Gen 5 to the Gen 6 company to try to stop the bleeding. I think the real problem is our government...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,970
Posted By Zarbek
Here is the company that makes that DEF head. ...

Here is the company that makes that DEF head.

Shaw Development LLC
25190 Bernwood Drive
Bonita Springs, Florida 34135
239.405.6100

https://www.shawdev.com/contact-us.html
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-21-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,970
Posted By Zarbek
tboarius I too have a King Aire. Mine is a 2018...

tboarius I too have a King Aire. Mine is a 2018 so I am out of warranty on the Newmar side, still in warranty on the Spartan side. When my DEF head was replaced I was told by the tech that I should...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-20-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Zarbek
I have a 2018 Newmar King Aire with a Silverleaf...

I have a 2018 Newmar King Aire with a Silverleaf VMS645 dash. I just found out how to reduce the noise coming from the turn signal. You cannot eliminate it, but you can greatly reduce it. By...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-19-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Zarbek
Something changed for sure. After talking with...

Something changed for sure. After talking with Newmar, Silverleaf and the repair department at the dealer I'm getting things like, "a faulty grounding wire in the rear turn signal," "could be in the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,050
Posted By Zarbek
Here's a new one for you all. I have a 2018 King...

Here's a new one for you all. I have a 2018 King Aire that will be 3 years old in January. It has 12,000 miles and we yet to take a trip without an issue. Full wall slide, broken coil spring and...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-08-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Zarbek
FlaRider did you ever get a resolution to the...

FlaRider did you ever get a resolution to the annoying turn signal beep? I have a 2018 King Air on a Spartan chassis. Mine now beeps if I lift off the accelerator. No one has heard of this one...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-06-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zarbek
Update on DEF head 6 replacement

First off when my dash lit up with error codes I was able to drive it 250 miles home without going into limp mode. When I got home to unload I shut the engine off. If you are getting error messages...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-01-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Zarbek
DEF Preventative Measures

I just had my DEF head replaced on my 2018 Newmar King Air with a Spartan chassis by a Cummins repair person. Here is what I learned:

Never fill your DEF tank at a truck stop. Why, because you...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-01-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zarbek
DEF Preventative Measures

I just had my DEF Head on my Spartan chassis replaced by a Cummins repair person. Here is what I learned from him:

Never fill your DEF tank at a truck stop. Why, because you can overfill the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-28-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zarbek
To continue to drive your RV after derate you...

To continue to drive your RV after derate you will need to find the speed sensor on either the driveshaft or somewhere else and unplug. You will not get a speed reading on your dash, but you will be...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-27-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zarbek
I just spoke with the mfg of the Gen 6 Def head. ...

I just spoke with the mfg of the Gen 6 Def head. They did not make the Gen 5. The new Gen 6 is digital. We shall see if the 6 is an improvement over the 5. Mine arrives tomorrow......hopefully.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-23-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,970
Posted By Zarbek
Here is a diagram from the company that makes...

Here is a diagram from the company that makes them for Gillig that supplies them to Spartan.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-23-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zarbek
Here is a picture of a DEF Head and the diagram...

Here is a picture of a DEF Head and the diagram from the company that makes them for Gillig that supplies them for Spartan
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-20-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zarbek
Here are some videos that might be of assistance....

Here are some videos that might be of assistance. The first one is how to replace a DEF head. There is also some disturbing videos on how DEF can crystalize. Storing for a length of time can also...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-15-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,970
Posted By Zarbek
I have a 2018 Newmar King Air and also have a DEF...

I have a 2018 Newmar King Air and also have a DEF head problem. It's on a Spartan chassis. While I patiently wait for Spartan to get parts (they told me 1 week, then 2 weeks now it's 4 weeks) I've...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-14-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zarbek
I have a 2018 King Air on a Spartan chassis. All...

I have a 2018 King Air on a Spartan chassis. All the way back from my latest trip the emissions warning was on but I was able to get it home. Pulled up front of my house and unloaded. Started it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,412
Posted By Zarbek
I have had two RV's with full wall slide. Never...

I have had two RV's with full wall slide. Never again. With all of that weight and if you do not deploy correctly, the full wall slide can tilt. Once that happens you are in for a big repair bill....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-07-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By Zarbek
I fixed my side camera. RVcams.com was $287.50...

I fixed my side camera. RVcams.com was $287.50 for a direct plug and play replacement. XS93202N On top of the cover there MIGHT be a screw that holds it on the interior bracket. Mine did not, I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-10-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By Zarbek
Thanks Ken. I have the Silverleaf system with...

Thanks Ken. I have the Silverleaf system with 360 surround view. I'm going to order that camera in the hopes it's the same replacement. Newmar wanted $561. Crazy markup.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-08-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By Zarbek
I have a 2018 King Air and a side camera stopped...

I have a 2018 King Air and a side camera stopped working. Very sad for an RV this new. Yes, I'm out of warranty. Newmar wants $556 for a new camera. That's just crazy. Was RV Cams about to sell...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-27-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By Zarbek
I was talking with a customer service person from...

I was talking with a customer service person from Silverleaf and he told me that there was a bad batch of cameras. One guy had all of his go out. The cameras can be had from Newmar. It would be...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-24-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By Zarbek
Cameras

I have a Newmar KA with a side camera that needs replacement. Has anyone done this before? I've heard that it is a 20 minute job. Also, my dash camera monitor froze. If this happens to you,...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-05-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,076
Posted By Zarbek
When traveling to Newmar and going through...

When traveling to Newmar and going through Indianapolis from Nashville I thought for sure that we would break something on those terrible roads. I will never travel through there again.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-05-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 90,396
Posted By Zarbek
2018 Equinox front wheel drive. 31 MPG and car...

2018 Equinox front wheel drive. 31 MPG and car play. Awesome
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 39,493
Posted By Zarbek
We went from a 32 foot Class C to a 36 foot Class...

We went from a 32 foot Class C to a 36 foot Class A gas to a 40 foot DP to a 45 foot DP. We are soooo happy with our 45 foot and will never go back to a smaller size RV. We always call ahead and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,822
Posted By Zarbek
Don't let proximity to dealer drive your...

Don't let proximity to dealer drive your decision. We live in SC and purchased our Newmar in Ft Meyers Florida. I did have some warranty work that needed to be done and I decided to drive it up to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,822
Posted By Zarbek
I have had a Class C gas, a 36 ft Class A gas, a...

I have had a Class C gas, a 36 ft Class A gas, a 40 ft Class A DP and now a 45 ft Class A DP. I was driving through a mountain pass with the Class C and got blown off the road by a gust of wind. In...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,822
Posted By Zarbek
If you are going to spend the serious money to...

If you are going to spend the serious money to purchase new go to both factories and get the tour. I've been to the tour at Newmar. You get to see how they are built from the chassis up. I would...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-19-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,078
Posted By Zarbek
My experience is to NOT buy a new RV. Buy a 2...

My experience is to NOT buy a new RV. Buy a 2 year old RV for 2 reasons. 1) It has had massive depreciation and you can buy more RV for your $. 2) the bugs have been worked out. This is huge. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,355
Posted By Zarbek
We have owned both. We owned a 2018 36ft Jayco...

We have owned both. We owned a 2018 36ft Jayco Precept gas. We would still own that unit if it wasn't a lemon. We now own a 2018 Newmar King Aire. Driving is night and day. The big difference...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,659
Posted By Zarbek
Our first RV did not have a washer/dryer. It was...

Our first RV did not have a washer/dryer. It was a hassle not having it. We would never ever have an RV without one now. We use ours 4 to 5 months a year and we love the convenience.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,985
Posted By Zarbek
We had a 2017 Dutchstar 4018 with a Spartan...

We had a 2017 Dutchstar 4018 with a Spartan chassis that had no issues. We traded it in for a 2018 King Aire that had a lot of issues that were all resolved at the factory. If you are traveling to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-01-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,064
Posted By Zarbek
We have a 2018 King Aire that came with the...

We have a 2018 King Aire that came with the Sanicon. I looked at the reviews before I used it. Most of the reviews said they leak, the hose breaks, etc. I have not used ours and just use the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,221
Posted By Zarbek
As a follow up to my post on the FWS pinching at...

As a follow up to my post on the FWS pinching at the top (it was tipped front to back) in the automatic leveling, the site was not level enough for the auto system to level. Hence the reveal not...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,221
Posted By Zarbek
Just discovered something very interesting about...

Just discovered something very interesting about this thread. We pulled into a campsite where our spot was not a level spot. BEFORE leveling I looked at the reveal. All were good. I then leveled...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 29,902
Posted By Zarbek
Don, here is a recommendation before you go on...

Don, here is a recommendation before you go on your trip. Park in the Newmar lot after delivery and spend at least a day. Roll the slides our. Use ALL of the items in your coach. Try all of the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-07-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,895
Posted By Zarbek
Pete Hossfeld. I think most of them will do well...

Pete Hossfeld. I think most of them will do well for you. All final decisions come from the top. Buying one build to suit is ALWAYS less expensive than one from the lot.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-31-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,221
Posted By Zarbek
My manual says extend then level. That got me in...

My manual says extend then level. That got me in trouble with a new King Aire. Site was not a level site, pushed out the slide and it was never right again after that. It was tipped. I had to...
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