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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,698
Posted By stutch
Tight Turn

Hank... I have a circular driveway and the driveway is much smaller and tighter than your drawing. I have to make 1 three point turn and I am in. I have a 40' Dutch Star with a Tag. See the PIC. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By stutch
My right front steer was wearing at the outside...

My right front steer was wearing at the outside edge. Knowing I was going to replace all tires in 2 years, I swapped one of my tags for the front steer.

All is now well and safe. At least...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,085
Posted By stutch
Been using TSD for a year. Works great for me...

Been using TSD for a year. Works great for me and the prices are much less then not using TSD. So, I don't bother to chase a penny or two unless the Truck Stops are across the street from one...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By stutch
Much higher than the 2 exhaust pipes on the same...

Much higher than the 2 exhaust pipes on the same side. Gen and Oasis. Also much higher than axles, jacks, etc... The section you are loking at is 3" lower than bottom of MH basement.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By stutch
Wet Bay mod.

One thing I didn't look forward to before purchasing my Dutch Star was managing the Wet Bay. YUK!!!!!

Since we had mascerating toilets, I thought the traditional 3" hose was overkill for what...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-29-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By stutch
Lets face it, purchasing a MH, new or used, is...

Lets face it, purchasing a MH, new or used, is purchising a lifestyle/hobby/vacation. There is no return on investment as it is not an investment, except enhancement of your life, for whatever...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By stutch
I pay $11/ft/month with 6 month contract ...

I pay $11/ft/month with 6 month contract $440/mo. They also supply float chargers for chassis and house batteries.

Very nice set up. They have Gen backup power. Probably 50 MHs and other...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By stutch
For me, it was a loose ground wire. Get...

For me, it was a loose ground wire. Get underneath and start searching for a loose connection.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,115
Posted By stutch
EXACTLY!! You said it perfectly.

EXACTLY!! You said it perfectly.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By stutch
RV Cover or not...

We have a 2015 Dutch Star 4018. Live in Maine. I have been paying $450/mo for climate controlled indoor storage since it has been new. Never winterized the MH.

Been looking at these RV covers...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,115
Posted By stutch
In CA it is OK to ride the lines. But, only...

In CA it is OK to ride the lines. But, only lower than 25MPH I believe. I've seen them go 50+. LOL... Good luck.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,474
Posted By stutch
Earth is spinning at ~1,000 miles per hr and...

Earth is spinning at ~1,000 miles per hr and depending on which way you are travelling and relative to ??? makes a difference. Also, the elipitical path around the sun speed makes a difference as...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,115
Posted By stutch
Be careful out there!

I have my suspicions and opinions but I know for a fact that the roads have gotten a lot more treacherous over the past few years. Just got back from a 2 week Maine to PA trip.

In the past 5...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By stutch
WOW!!! We have a 2015 Dutch Star 4018 and have...

WOW!!! We have a 2015 Dutch Star 4018 and have had zero problems with Freightliner. Not bragging or rubbing it in, but the RV industry is nothing like the auto industry. RV builders purchase every...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By stutch
All above replies are solid. Summer loop was my...

All above replies are solid. Summer loop was my culprit as well. I replaced 2 pumps in my Oasis.

Sorry for the venting: Newmar should publish and stand behind component failure warranties for...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By stutch
E1 for me has always meant, not enough...

E1 for me has always meant, not enough electricity, as in house batteries will not run air. When you power up the GEN, or plug into a 50AMP power source the E1 will go away, at least it does for me....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By stutch
Trickle charger question

Hey all.... I am having our Dutch Star put into heated storage next week. They will provide a trickle charger for the chassis batteries. They DO NOT allow the use of the 50AMP cord at all.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-02-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By stutch
Maintenance Expectations

Hi All.... I own a 2015 Dutch Star 4018. It has 48K miles on it. We cross country from Maine to CA every year..so far!

Question is.. When can I expect to:

- Change my tires out
- Replace...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-09-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By stutch
My problem is not the accuracy of the...

My problem is not the accuracy of the transmitters. When they work, they are spot on. I like them... I use them on my tow vehicle only.

The issue I have is the insert part that seals the stem...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By stutch
Tire Minder valve seal

I seem to have an ongoing problem with my Tire Minder transmitters. It appears the inset valve seal and valve pin plunger (for the lack of explaining the part) goes missing when I take them off to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-21-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By stutch
Dutch Star 4018 storage question

Hey all

I have a 15 DS 4018. I found inside heated storage with 15amp service. Lucky!!

I believe I connect my 50amp plug to a 30amp plug converter and then connect the 15amp to the 30amp...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-20-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By stutch
Winter Cover for 2015 Dutch Star

Anyone have any experience covering a Newmar DS for winter? I have to store outside in Maine for the winter. I can purchase covers but I can't see how the cover will fill the gaps on the roof. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By stutch
Thank you... I saw the Fred Meyer but was unsure...

Thank you... I saw the Fred Meyer but was unsure of canopy height or access through the parking lot. I have plenty of diesel to get there but I never realized how much of a corner coming to Coos...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By stutch
Rt 101 Coos Bay Oregon to Scotia, CA

Hey all....

Anyone know of a place to fill up my DIESEL MH from Coos Bay OR, RT 101, down to Scotia, CA? I've combed the route and can only see regular gas stations. We are 40' of MH and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By stutch
Part failures

I've posted messages like this before but want to see if it is worth putting some pressure on RV manufacturers to stand by their choices of vendors. I have been replacing my LED lights because ITC...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-17-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,805
Posted By stutch
Newmar Slideout Adjustment

Hi...

Have a 2015 DS 4018. I just noticed my full slide is not centered on the wall. Looks good top to bottom but there is a 1/4" gap (when closed) on the front and 1"+ gap at the rear.

I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-25-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By stutch
Guys.. thanks for all your replies.. ...

Guys.. thanks for all your replies..

Flooded bats.
Clean and maintained 4 times a year.
Topped off, distilled, when I got home. Took 1 qt. on all 8 bats.
All plates were submerged before...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By stutch
House Battery Discharge Question

Hi All...

Just picked up my Newmar from the winter storage facility. I turned off most of the breakers and plugged into a standard 110V 15amp plug. It looked like it was maintaining a float...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,916
Posted By stutch
DP/Cummins Oil Change

All,

Just had my oil changed on my 2015 Dutch Star. Was 9,000 miles since last change.

Been reading that oil needs to be changed before storage for winter due to acidity of oil in oil pan...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-23-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By stutch
Triple D Lift and Loader

Hey All,

I purchased a Triple D Loader for my Goldwing. I have a Sierra 1500 with a standard bed. Looking to purchase a CanAm Spyder. Triple D is not answering my emails or calls. I suspect...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By stutch
Been there, done that

Hey...

Kids moved to Silicon Valley so we've spent 1/2 a lifetime in the area. I can tell you that the major issues on where you go is traffic related. Half Moon bay is nice but a hike (time...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By stutch
RoadWatch and Optiview

Hi all!!!

Can anyone direct me to a place to get info on installing Freightliner's RoadWatch and Optiview on my 2015 Newmar Dutchstar?

I love the idea of 360 views, active braking, etc...
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,908
Posted By stutch
That's great but it still doesn't make it right...

That's great but it still doesn't make it right for the "you are on your own" model once the warranty is up. Wouldn't it be nice if Newmar held their parts vendors accountable for their stated MBF...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,908
Posted By stutch
Thank you..... exactly

Thank you..... exactly
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,908
Posted By stutch
WOW!!! Thank you all for your responses. ...

WOW!!! Thank you all for your responses.

First of all, my message was focussing on POST warranty issues. But, what came to light was that most of you believe that owning a MH is a DIY HOBBY. As...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-18-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,908
Posted By stutch
Let me take another whack at this. I read all...

Let me take another whack at this. I read all your responses and I believe you are missing the point. In fact, I think some of you have become "accepting" to the way things are.

When I buy a car...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-17-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,908
Posted By stutch
Newmar Frustrated

As much as I like my 2015 Dutch Star, I found that the parts used and support is somewhat either substandard, non-supported, and just plain frustrating.

Examples:

Oasis Hydronic Heating Pumps:...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-14-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By stutch
Yup.... Coming down from Dallas and wanting to...

Yup.... Coming down from Dallas and wanting to go East after our visit is very difficult. Houston makes it very hard if not offensive to visitors. Maybe they do not want people like us there,...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-14-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By stutch
Houston Help

This has to be the dumbest thing I've seen in my life. Traveling in and around Houston as a visitor is virtually impossible without the massive cleanup afterward.

1) Planing to stay at the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By stutch
Dipstick shows 1/2 way between middle an add a...

Dipstick shows 1/2 way between middle an add a quart.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By stutch
Update. Waited 15 mins and started perfectly, no...

Update. Waited 15 mins and started perfectly, no smoke. Ran for 5 mins without a problem. Weird...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By stutch
Onan 8000 Generator smoking

Hey all...

I have an ONAN 8000 gen. Decided to exercise today and it starter fine, ran for 10-15 mins as usual then it reved higher and started to have heavy smoke exhaust. I let it run for...
Forum: Going Green 02-14-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By stutch
Solar advice please

I am struggling with trying to calculate how many watts I need on my roof to keep my batteries (House and Chassis) fully charged.

I only care about one scenario... When the MH is stored for an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By stutch
Fault Code Help

Hi all,

previously posted an Orange Check Light. I went into Diag screen and got SPN 5862 FMI 3SA. Any info would be helpful. It came on after being in storage for 6 mos and possible low...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By stutch
2015 Newmar 4018 ISL9 Fault Code check

Hi all!!

I have an orange check engine light. Had the MH in storage for 6 months. brought it out and got an orange light. Had it before under normal circumstances and it disappeared.

Some...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,809
Posted By stutch
Tag Axle you ask? Look at the weight of both. ...

Tag Axle you ask? Look at the weight of both. You will notice the Newmar is substantially heavier, meaning the construction is much more robust than the Tiffin. Also look at the CCC rating. You...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,843
Posted By stutch
I agree, except the bacon part. Nothing gets...

I agree, except the bacon part. Nothing gets between me and my bacon.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,843
Posted By stutch
I don't think taxes are a factor. Taxes don't...

I don't think taxes are a factor. Taxes don't change that often and in my state the last time taxes were changed was many years ago.

The price of diesel is not a factor for us as the difference...
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