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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By JMonroe
I asked Newmar this very question not long after...

I asked Newmar this very question not long after taking delivery of our 2016. The 17s came with the three step, ours was the last year that did not.

Firstly, the steps installed at time of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-22-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By JMonroe
I too went with the Maximus 3 tow loops, Cooltech...

I too went with the Maximus 3 tow loops, Cooltech wire harness and Airforce One set up. If your coach is gas you'll need a different (electrically actuated) supplimental brake system. I did the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-22-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By JMonroe
There is equipment needed on the coach side so...

There is equipment needed on the coach side so yes, the installer would need the coach, with a few newer coaches as exceptions.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-22-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By JMonroe
Can't speak to the harness you mention, I too...

Can't speak to the harness you mention, I too used the Cooltec harness. Follow the directions (I also found a U-Tube video on the install), take your time. Not difficult, relatively easy access to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-17-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,642,737
Posted By JMonroe
A new water/flush solinoid for one of our...

A new water/flush solinoid for one of our electric toilets.

I meant to take a photo before I pulled it out but much of the rubber/nylon gasket meant to seal the inlet hose to solinoid connection...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-14-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By JMonroe
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-14-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By JMonroe
Changing hose on Hosemaster hose reel

Has anyone changed the water hose? How do you get into the hub? What will I find when I get there?

There site shows how to install the assembly, not much else.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-14-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
I had researched how & where to open those...

I had researched how & where to open those valves, just in case. Thankfully the WD has been working.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
Not with Q-tips, but yes. And there was a lot of...

Not with Q-tips, but yes. And there was a lot of crud.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-12-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
At our last overnight before we get home. The...

At our last overnight before we get home. The jacks have been working fine. I continue to liberally lube with WD-40. Curiously the rear jacks won't retract the last 1/4", equal on both sides. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-12-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 1,040,691
Posted By JMonroe
Last overnight before we get home, Cummins...

Last overnight before we get home, Cummins Orlando for our annual service.304418
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-10-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
I really appreciate the continued discussion on...

I really appreciate the continued discussion on this.

We hit the road this morning and the jacks retracted normally, the rears lagging the front, but that's always been the case. I suspect they...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-10-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 1,040,691
Posted By JMonroe
We've been at Lake Greenwood for a few days,...

We've been at Lake Greenwood for a few days, Cross Hill SC304121
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-09-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By JMonroe
We had to disconnect the battery in our '07...

We had to disconnect the battery in our '07 Wrangler. I installed a simple blade switch on the negative battery post. 5 seconds to disconnect or reconnect
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-09-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
UPDATE While we're stationary for a few days...

UPDATE

While we're stationary for a few days I went out and bought a small bottle jack and an 8' 2X4. I also picked up a new can of WD-40, one with a long flexible metal nosil that can be bent...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
How can the spring assisted retraction cause a...

How can the spring assisted retraction cause a solenoid issue? There's nothing running. The downforce is sufficient to lift/level a 50k lb coach, can't imagine how some resistance could overload...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-06-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
Well, that was a failed experiment. This morning...

Well, that was a failed experiment. This morning we have a severe list to port. I'll have to level up again to retract the slides.

Again, why would they bother to install half a system? No...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-05-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
They make improvements every year hoping to...

They make improvements every year hoping to entice you to upgrade.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-05-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 1,040,691
Posted By JMonroe
Overnight stop at the Escapees park just north of...

Overnight stop at the Escapees park just north of Knoxville. We've used this park for overnights many times, never bothered with the water and sewer hookups. This time we had to. For various...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-05-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6,113
Views: 939,623
Posted By JMonroe
Larry, if you went with a 40" sliding door...

Larry, if you went with a 40" sliding door wouldn't your actual entry opening be limited to a max of 20"? (more likely even slightly less) Seems a bit tight to me.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-05-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
Tonight used the air leveling, as per Tony's...

Tonight used the air leveling, as per Tony's suggestion. Seems to work well. I'd never used it before. Not sure why Newmar didn't install the pump to maintain level over a period of time. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-04-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
Thanks everyone for the replies. The system is...

Thanks everyone for the replies. The system is HWH.

Our annual service appointment at Orlando Cummins is scheduled at the end of this trip, about ten days, hopefully they can figure it out.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-03-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 1,040,691
Posted By JMonroe
Heading back south. For a couple of nights set...

Heading back south. For a couple of nights set up at the FMCA Campground in Cincinnati. The staff here has been working on sewer and water issues for more than 24 hours, just announced the sewer...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-03-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,050
Posted By JMonroe
Rear jacks won't retract

The left rear jack has been slow to retract this entire trip and this morning neither rear jack would fully retract. Came within 3" of full up and stayed there. Banging on the base of the jack...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By JMonroe
We purchased a 2020 JL last October. It is our...

We purchased a 2020 JL last October. It is our 7th Jeep, 3rd Wrangler. On this one I did all the toad prep installation myself.

I've always used the Blue Ox tow bar and baseplate as much because...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,642,737
Posted By JMonroe
Seven, yes seven, new shade motors. These...

Seven, yes seven, new shade motors. These Automotion shade motors are crap. This is on top of the two replaced last year. Also had to replace a hydraulic solinoid (the full wall slide was creeping...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 1,040,691
Posted By JMonroe
Hearthside Grove, Petosky Michigan for a week. ...

Hearthside Grove, Petosky Michigan for a week. Saw a lot of nice fall color on the drive up from Grand Rapids.302189302190302191
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 1,040,691
Posted By JMonroe
Spending a couple nights at the Anderson/Muncie...

Spending a couple nights at the Anderson/Muncie KOA, not far out of Indianapolis, on our way to Michigan. We'll visit friends that live nearby and are winter neighbors in Florida while here.

It's...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-14-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,659
Posted By JMonroe
We've had two coaches now requiring DEF. To date...

We've had two coaches now requiring DEF. To date no issues and each has sat for months between travel seasons. I keep the DEF tank full when in storage.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-13-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 1,040,691
Posted By JMonroe
Cullman campground, Cullman Alabama (just off...

Cullman campground, Cullman Alabama (just off I-65 about an hour north of Birmingham). Access roads are horrid, campground is very nice, as are the people.300956
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-13-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,659
Posted By JMonroe
hrt, what I'm wondering is does an overfill...

hrt, what I'm wondering is does an overfill "flood" the head? Ours has a fill on the left side but I'm afraid to use it as I wobe able to monitor/control the level. The max fill line is well below...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 09-11-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,355
Sticky: Pet Photos
Views: 448,543
Posted By JMonroe
As soon as I put the coach in gear Dolly settles...

As soon as I put the coach in gear Dolly settles in for the ride. This trip she managed to really burrow in.300669
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-11-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 1,040,691
Posted By JMonroe
We're parked at Emerald Beach RV resort, Navarre...

We're parked at Emerald Beach RV resort, Navarre Florida for the next week. Our first real trip in 11 months.300668
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-11-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,659
Posted By JMonroe
I have a couple questions for those that have...

I have a couple questions for those that have suffered DEF head failures.

Do you refill at the truck stop or from a container?

Are you carefull about not filling above the max fill line?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-29-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By JMonroe
If budget isn't an issue check out Bluewater key...

If budget isn't an issue check out Bluewater key RV resort. I think it's mile marker 14. We've visited friends there and it's beautiful and as close as you can get.

Marathon can be quite a drive...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-29-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By JMonroe
We've had Progressive in the past, a couple of...

We've had Progressive in the past, a couple of times. After a couple years they'd jump their rate, a lot, as much as 75%. Left for a couple years then when shopping again they came back with best...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-24-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,515
Posted By JMonroe
As we intended to go fulltime we sold our stick &...

As we intended to go fulltime we sold our stick & brick but for security I wanted to own something, somewhere so we'd always have somewhere we could land if everything went to, well you know, kinda...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-24-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By JMonroe
Might have been helpful if you'd included some...

Might have been helpful if you'd included some photos of your Jeep. I'm on my 7th Jeep CJ/Wrangler but don't have the stock configuration of every year memorized, not to mention, you didn't say if...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By JMonroe
Our 2016 came with all Whirlpool appliances,...

Our 2016 came with all Whirlpool appliances, including the microwave. We couldn't get it swapped out fast enough. Get the GE if you can.

The microwave was inconsistant. Items I'd made many...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-20-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,756
Posted By JMonroe
Of course it's a concern and stressful should it...

Of course it's a concern and stressful should it occur and I understand safe place is a relative term. You're not likely to get stuck in the middle of the highway, you'll be able to travel to the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-19-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By JMonroe
Remember the weight of the bike is pushing down...

Remember the weight of the bike is pushing down behind the pivot point, the drive/tag axles, lifting weight from the steer. Take that weight off and a larger percentage of the remaining weight will...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-19-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,756
Posted By JMonroe
All failures I'm aware of have been 2016 - 2018...

All failures I'm aware of have been 2016 - 2018 but don't be surprised if there are some outside that range. Initially it seemed the issue was confined to Freightliner but I have seen reports of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By JMonroe
The shelf life for a sealed DEF container isn't...

The shelf life for a sealed DEF container isn't as delicate as some would have you believe. Would I buy it 6 months in advance, no, but we're a month out from our next trip and I'll be stocking up...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By JMonroe
I suspect you've got the gist by now. Too little...

I suspect you've got the gist by now. Too little BTU for the size coach. An inexpensive desk fan can fit almost anywhere and will help a lot with personal comfort. When the old one(s) die, well,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-19-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By JMonroe
There's been more than one power pedestal...

There's been more than one power pedestal repaired or replaced over the years we've been on the road as a direct result of our Progressive Industries internal indicating a problem. Alternatively...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-19-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By JMonroe
We just suffered the "775" message and it was the...

We just suffered the "775" message and it was the sheathed cable.

I called Winegard and the helpfull rep told me 9 times out of 10 it will be the cable and suggested I temporarily replace it...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-19-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,659
Posted By JMonroe
I no longer have the link but just do a search...

I no longer have the link but just do a search for federal vehicle emissions laws. Note heavy vehicles, including motorhomes, are covered differently than passenger vehicles. Mainly, the covered...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-08-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,659
Posted By JMonroe
No deductible. There is a federally mandated...

No deductible. There is a federally mandated emissions warranty, it is separate from the Cummins warranty.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-23-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,659
Posted By JMonroe
It sits on top of the DEF tank, where the pick up...

It sits on top of the DEF tank, where the pick up / pump would mount on a gas tank. When it stops talking to all the computers, or talking gibberish, trouble.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-23-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,659
Posted By JMonroe
Sorry to hear that, we're on the same chassis. ...

Sorry to hear that, we're on the same chassis. Most of these failures I'm aware of have been on the Freightliner chassis, but not all.

Remember, the DEF head is part of the emissions system and...
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