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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By davidcbaker
Some Personal Experience w/ NIRVC You Should Know About

I was struggling with a heating issue in our '21 New Aire 3545 this morning, and it's single digits. Or was, rather. I posted in the Newmar forum, here, and in the equivalent FB group.

A gentleman...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By davidcbaker
Here's a pic. The "pump bypass switch" was...

Here's a pic. The "pump bypass switch" was on.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By davidcbaker
SOLVED. At least I think. BTW, I need to give...

SOLVED. At least I think. BTW, I need to give credit to the kind folks at NIRVC. A tech saw my similar post over on irv2 and he sent me his phone number and we exchanged texts. Then a tech at the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By davidcbaker
I'm beginning to think that "auto" means...

I'm beginning to think that "auto" means switching the rooftop units between heat pump or A/C, but I was assuming it meant switching between rooftop and Oasis. Maybe that's my mistake.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By davidcbaker
I'm doing all the same things, so I think you are...

I'm doing all the same things, so I think you are right. Something isn't working.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By davidcbaker
Oasis is firing periodically. All fans are...

Oasis is firing periodically.

All fans are working.

The mystery continues.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By davidcbaker
Yes, all three are on.

Yes, all three are on.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By davidcbaker
Not Heating Like I Think It Should

It could be the motorhome, I suppose, but I'm thinking I just don't have a setting right. It's 10-degrees F here in Nashville. My understanding was that you could live in these things ('21 New Aire...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By davidcbaker
Shoot. Thanks for that correction. I was thinking...

Shoot. Thanks for that correction. I was thinking Huntington Beach!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By davidcbaker
An Early "Class A?" Motorhome from 1915

Okay, that's stretching it. But can you imagine the ride and noise in this thing, from California all the way to Chicago? Just a wild guess, but any heated floors was probably from lack of...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-20-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By davidcbaker
Put a new one in my '21 New Aire after it quit...

Put a new one in my '21 New Aire after it quit working. They overnighted it to the dealer.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-09-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By davidcbaker
Viper Module Replaced

The driver's display flashed off one time. Restarted and all was fine. Then two weeks ago it wouldn't come on, no matter what I did. Took it to Freightliner (drove it there w/o any dash) and they...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-02-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,190
Posted By davidcbaker
My Dad was really serious about teaching us to be...

My Dad was really serious about teaching us to be excellent drivers, which we all are. I went on to teach racing, large b/c of the foundation he set. Anyway, he used to set up these tortuous courses...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-25-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By davidcbaker
Do you happen to recall the procedure for...

Do you happen to recall the procedure for removing the dash? Thanks.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-24-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By davidcbaker
Dash Not Working

'21 New Aire 3545. Apparently I'm part of the inoperative dash recall. About a month ago it turned off. I shut off the vehilce and restarted it and no problems since. 6k miles.

Just started it now...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By davidcbaker
Thanks! Our coach is a '21 New Aire 3545, about...

Thanks! Our coach is a '21 New Aire 3545, about 36' long, so it should be fine. Nobody every wished that they'd built a smaller one, though. :)

The plan is to do lights as you suggest. I've put...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By davidcbaker
RV Pad Finally Taking Shape

Pouring the pad for the RV today. (Barn to be build on top of it.) For those of you interested in concrete, here we go. Pad is 24 x 50'. 3,000 psi concrete w/ fiber, 8.0" thick though the forms are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-24-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By davidcbaker
Do you know what the "store" setting is for and...

Do you know what the "store" setting is for and how it works? It appears between "off" and the lowest heat (timer) setting.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-24-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By davidcbaker
Yes, I fear what my FRIENDS will say at the...

Yes, I fear what my FRIENDS will say at the memorial service for me. Eek. :)

Hey, how are you measuring the cost? Are you just measuring kW hours? How do you separate that from the inverter use?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-24-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By davidcbaker
Don, it sounds like my floor controls are...

Don, it sounds like my floor controls are different than yours. It's off at zero, as you would expect, and then "1" is called "store" which I'm not sure what it means. And then 2, 3, 4, except. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By davidcbaker
A Modest Little Science Experiment w/ Heat Falloff

I thought I'd run an experiment just for the purposes of general edification. Not really sure what to do with this, but I like actual data. The most obvious conclusion is that the coach and the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-14-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By davidcbaker
You're very welcome. Happy to answer any...

You're very welcome. Happy to answer any questions you run up against.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-13-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By davidcbaker
Winterizing 2021 New Aire 3545 (cheatsheet)

After reading all the manuals and researching online, I winterized our '21 New Aire today. I took careful notes and put them in a logical chronological order. I've uploaded it in case it's useful to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By davidcbaker
CW or CCW for Showermizer?

Can anyone give me a quick answer? This is a '21 Newmar New Aire 3545 w/ a Showermizer valve. I can't find whether the bypass or normal is clockwise or counter clockwise.

Thanks.
Forum: Just Conversation 10-31-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,441
Posted By davidcbaker
Fixed wing and rotorcraft pilot, here, and have...

Fixed wing and rotorcraft pilot, here, and have flown two dozen different birds. But a few more years have to expire before I can safely reveal the stories. :cool:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,682
Posted By davidcbaker
I have a feeling you'll be fine. My coach ('21...

I have a feeling you'll be fine. My coach ('21 New Aire 3545) has a 60-degree cut on the front wheels (Freighliner). I suspect that's normal. Even pulling a TOAD, my wife gasps at the places I go...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-10-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By davidcbaker
The New Aire would fit everything you are looking...

The New Aire would fit everything you are looking for, but it'll be out of that price range. We love our '21 New Aire 3545. We have the 450 hp / 1,250 lb ft and love the power.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-08-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By davidcbaker
Scared Myself to Death Today

Scared myself to death today.

I hooked up the Rubicon to the back of the ’21 Newmar New Aire and close to home I watched the Jeep as I went through an intersection. All was good, and it was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
I think I would feel it, but if I didn't, I know...

I think I would feel it, but if I didn't, I know I'd see it in the rear-facing camera, that is always on.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-03-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By davidcbaker
That is my solid hope. :)

That is my solid hope. :)
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-02-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By davidcbaker
Good thoughts--thanks. I let it drain for an hour...

Good thoughts--thanks. I let it drain for an hour and it was stopped. Took the right amount of oil and it showed properly on the dip stick. I'm pretty mechanical and do a lot of work. I know I didn't...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-02-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By davidcbaker
Oil Leak on Onan QD 8k on '21 New Aire 3545

Was getting everything hooked up for departure this morning in Indy. Pulled out of a friend's drive in order to hook up the TOAD, and I see about one quart of oil on the driveway. It was dripping...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-27-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By davidcbaker
We have a '21 New Aire 3545, 450 hp, and it has...

We have a '21 New Aire 3545, 450 hp, and it has the ACC. I like it EXCEPT that you have to choose the following distance (between three choices) EVERY SINGLE time you restart the engine. It should...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
Thank you, Ray.

Thank you, Ray.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
Peter, I didn't think I could stop safely, and so...

Peter, I didn't think I could stop safely, and so I went to into the lane to my left but caught a car out of the corner of my eye. So I kept the heavy braking, waited until that car passed, and then...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
:banghead: :facepalm:

:banghead:

:facepalm:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
:banghead: :facepalm:

:banghead:

:facepalm:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By davidcbaker
Not sure about DirectTV, but with DISH I used to...

Not sure about DirectTV, but with DISH I used to call in every time, but now I just use the app. It's awesome.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,979
Posted By davidcbaker
Happy to help. We all need to stick together....

Happy to help. We all need to stick together. I've already learned a ton from this group. :)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,459
Posted By davidcbaker
Unless it's differential GPS (I'm a pilot--it's...

Unless it's differential GPS (I'm a pilot--it's not), GPS is only accurate for SPEED over longer, and very straight distances.
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-18-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By davidcbaker
Well, apparently my truck didn't get the memo. :)...

Well, apparently my truck didn't get the memo. :) I have a monstrous Kubota ag tractor w/ DEF. No problems. No problems on my 8.9 in the MH. Had a 2008 Cummins and a 2016. No problems. My 2019 is in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-17-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,979
Posted By davidcbaker
We have a '21 3545, and I'm happy to answer any...

We have a '21 3545, and I'm happy to answer any questions. There aren't many differences in the model years. I'm REALLY glad for the 450hp, which you can only get with the 35' and not the 33'.

We...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,459
Posted By davidcbaker
GPS is the least accurate of them because it's...

GPS is the least accurate of them because it's not a constant sample, but an average of the sample points.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
I haven't done it, but that would be my guess,...

I haven't done it, but that would be my guess, too.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
Something like that happened to us on our very...

Something like that happened to us on our very first trip. At the last minute, the truck we were following (at a safe distance) decided to brake heavily and exit to a truck parking area. The...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-15-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By davidcbaker
That's beautiful. There's something about the...

That's beautiful. There's something about the classics that are really appealing. I don't like the new paint schemes, even though I have one. :) They are all neutral, boring colors that all look...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
Unless it malfunctions, then we'll let it pass. :)

Unless it malfunctions, then we'll let it pass. :)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
That's an easy statement to make, but it's not...

That's an easy statement to make, but it's not really true. There's no way you drive in a way that someone--anyone--who slams on their brakes wouldn't be a challenge. As noted above, you leave that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
Sorry, all. Guess I used a bad word (rhymes with...

Sorry, all. Guess I used a bad word (rhymes with hit as in I hit a forum rule roadblock). A mod edited it out. Didn't mean to offend anyone.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,006
Posted By davidcbaker
That's a fair question. I'll say that such an...

That's a fair question. I'll say that such an approach has diminishing returns, though. Leave a lot of space and another car will pull in front of you, halving that extra space.

We all make...
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