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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-05-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,376
Posted By BCook57
When we bought our current MH in 2019 (lightly...

When we bought our current MH in 2019 (lightly used 2018 Canyon Star), one of our requirements was to remove the W/D that as already installed. We have had units in two other MH's, and found them to...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-01-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By BCook57
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-27-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By BCook57
RTS 11 and 81 South Carolina

Looking for a new route from the Smokies back to Florida. Noticed that south of Brevard, we could get on SC 11 and then connect to SC 81. Marked as "scenic." Wondering about how easy or hard the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-26-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By BCook57
Thanks all for your suggestions. I was able to...

Thanks all for your suggestions.
I was able to get the MH into a Cummins/Onan shop. They could not recreate the problem, but did a full diagnosis, let it run both under 50% load and full load, and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-24-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By BCook57
We have a 2018 CS 3710. I'm not really sure what...

We have a 2018 CS 3710. I'm not really sure what size the fridge is, but it is plenty adequate for the two of us. I believe it is the 12 cubic ft model with an ice maker. It is a 4-door model,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-24-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By BCook57
Smoke is blue.

Smoke is blue.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-24-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By BCook57
Only on startup. Runs fine otherwise. I'll...

Only on startup. Runs fine otherwise. I'll check on drips from exhaust, wether it is oil or moisture.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-24-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By BCook57
Generator Smoke on Startup

The Onan RV QC(G)5500 genset seems to have a lot of exhaust smoke on startup. Lasts about 10 - 15 seconds. Unit runs fine, power works. Oil level is OK. Unit is 3+ yrs old, and has about 150...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-20-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By BCook57
Thanks for the suggestion, but no, that's not the...

Thanks for the suggestion, but no, that's not the unit I need.
I'm looking for the key fob remote that ships with the awning control hardware. I need it to be able to make a couple of adjustments,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-20-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By BCook57
Dometic Customer Service?

Does anyone have any tips for getting Dometic Retail Customer Service to actually answer a call? Over the past 10 days I have spent 2.5 hours on hold. Last time I made it to "first" in line, held...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 56,509
Posted By BCook57
FWIW - our 2018 Canyon Star 3710 has Hehr windows...

FWIW - our 2018 Canyon Star 3710 has Hehr windows - at least on the ones marked. I agree with the previous poster re: Lippert. Based on the expensive and annoying problems I've had with Lippert...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By BCook57
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-15-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By BCook57
How did you get the fixture out to take a photo?...

How did you get the fixture out to take a photo? We have a flickering light over the sink in our 2018 Canyon Star. I unscrewed the cover and pulled on the fixture but was afraid to pull too hard.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-16-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By BCook57
Thanks for the suggestions. We are in Florida,...

Thanks for the suggestions. We are in Florida, so I'll look into the Orlando option.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-15-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By BCook57
East Coast Henderson's?

Henderson's in Grants Pass, Oregon is well-known for their chassis expertise, and help with steering, ride, and handling issues. Is there a similar company east of the Mississippi?
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-24-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,611
Posted By BCook57
Yours is an interesting post. We have been...

Yours is an interesting post. We have been self-isolating in our home in Florida for 11 days. If I decide to drive our motor home to our property in Michigan, do I need to self-quaratine there, as...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-23-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,368
Posted By BCook57
Clearly, this national crisis is bringing out the...

Clearly, this national crisis is bringing out the worst in some of us. To hide behind legal and insurance advice to avoid giving refunds is stunningly crass. Glad you've been able to re-book so that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-24-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By BCook57
We had this happen on a 2007 DS we owned. Here...

We had this happen on a 2007 DS we owned. Here is why you should NOT leave it un-fixed: in a severed rain storm we had water running from the curb side overhead cabinet. Lots of water. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-16-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By BCook57
We own a 2018 CS 3710. Bought it used in October....

We own a 2018 CS 3710. Bought it used in October. I just added a Safety Plus and rear track bar. After a 300 mile test yesterday, I can report that the additions have helped. Going to run with just...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-14-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By BCook57
Thanks for the help. I'll report back in...

Thanks for the help. I'll report back in December some time.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-13-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By BCook57
Indeed, we only have two house batteries and one...

Indeed, we only have two house batteries and one chassis battery. The house batteries are directly behind the grill, on the passenger side of the engine compartment. 12-volt Interstate RV/Marine.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-12-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By BCook57
To my knowledge we only have the two that are in...

To my knowledge we only have the two that are in the engine compartment. I haven't seen any others. We don't have a residential refrigerator, so I'm not sure why this gas coach would need four.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-12-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By BCook57
Canyon Star Batteries

Did a quick search and could not find this topic.
I just noticed that the house batteries in a new-to-us 2018 CS 3710, are Interstate 12-volt RV Marine batteries. First MH we have owned that didn't...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-07-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By BCook57
Al Glad your factory pick up went well. Iíll...

Al
Glad your factory pick up went well. Iíll report on the upgrades, appointment is Dec 11. Rear track bar and Safe T Plus.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By BCook57
Thanks all for the suggestions. At this moment...

Thanks all for the suggestions. At this moment (might change tomorrow morning!), I'm planning on a Safe T Plus steering stabilizer and a Roadmaster rear track bar.

I'd really like to consider the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By BCook57
Hohenwald 48 - sorry for the late reply. I czn...

Hohenwald 48 - sorry for the late reply. I czn move the seat all the way back, and recline the back to a perfect position, with the slide in. It is the most comfortable driver position I've had in...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-22-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By BCook57
Sorry, I just moved it to storage and forgot to...

Sorry, I just moved it to storage and forgot to look. I'll check in the next day or so.
Bob
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-21-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By BCook57
Good suggestions. Thanks. We are new to this...

Good suggestions. Thanks.
We are new to this unit; it was purchased used.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-20-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,471
Posted By BCook57
Must vary by dealer. We just purchased a used CS...

Must vary by dealer. We just purchased a used CS 3710. The dealer gave us copies of the complete service history. They sold the coach to the original owner.

I used it as a guide when I inspected...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-20-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By BCook57
The quote from Bremen Ford came in at $7,200....

The quote from Bremen Ford came in at $7,200. Including Sumo springs, two sway bars and a steering stabilizer. More than I want to spend right now. Drive from Michigan to Florida, on mostly back...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-20-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By BCook57
F53 Service Southwest Florida

None of the local Fort Myers Ford dealers will work on motor homes. Does anyone have a recommendation for oil changes, basic chassis maintenance in the Fort Myers area?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-17-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By BCook57
We bought a 76x80 3" foam topper at Costco for...

We bought a 76x80 3" foam topper at Costco for $126.00. Measured, marked and used a very sharp cook's knife to cut off 4" along one side. Fits great, and doesn't affect the slide operation. We put...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,364
Posted By BCook57
We just purchased a used 2018 37í gas MH....

We just purchased a used 2018 37í gas MH. Original accessories included a stacked WD. We had the dealer remove the units and put in shelves and a hanging rod. We much prefer using a campground...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-03-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By BCook57
New To Us 2018 CS 3710

Yesterday we picked up the used CS we found at Midway RV in Grand Rapids, MI. It is our 3rd Newmar, but our first class A in 7 years. 10,500 miles. A great floor plan for us, since we never have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-29-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,258
Posted By BCook57
We will be picking up a used CS 3710 at Midway RV...

We will be picking up a used CS 3710 at Midway RV in Grand Rapids this week. Worked with Kyle Wolcott. Easy to deal with, and seem very honest and candid.

Back in 2007 we bought a DS from...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-29-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,096
Posted By BCook57
Thanks. Allan - thanks for the call. I'll...

Thanks.
Allan - thanks for the call. I'll check out the options you suggested. Hope your CPU goes well!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,096
Posted By BCook57
Where are you having the suspension work done?

Where are you having the suspension work done?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,096
Posted By BCook57
We just purchased a 2018 CS 3710. Really like...

We just purchased a 2018 CS 3710. Really like the floor plan, especially the fact it only has two slides, and as a previous poster noted, with nothing heavy in either one.

The previous owner had...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-20-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By BCook57
Thanks all for the chassis explanation. We are...

Thanks all for the chassis explanation. We are experienced motor home owners, but I didnít understand the details of the F53. We tow a CRV, and Iím very careful with loading and weights, and the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-19-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By BCook57
F53 & Longer Coach

Iím going to buy a new MH, probably Newmar, on a gas chassis. Iíve owned 31 ft class Cís on the E450 chassis, but Iím having trouble understanding putting a 38í or 39í coach on the same drive train....
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-19-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By BCook57
Thanks to all for the help.

Thanks to all for the help.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-15-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By BCook57
Thanks for the replies. Iíll do the research on...

Thanks for the replies. Iíll do the research on these routes when we are closer to leaving, after Labor Day.

Any suggestions on how to get to I5?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-13-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By BCook57
Crescent City CA to Reno NV?

Looking for the best route. I have done some research, and know I could go down towards Sacramento and take I80. That means I have to deal with Donner Pass.

Or, I could go back north to Medford...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 44,657
Posted By BCook57
I owned a 2014 Nexus 31P. It was our 5th...

I owned a 2014 Nexus 31P. It was our 5th motorhome, so we were pretty experienced buyers. Our previous motorhomes were a '94 Tioga Class C, '98 Lazy Daze 30IB, 2001 Newmar Class A gas, (36 ft, but...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-21-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By BCook57
That's how it works on my 2013 NeXus class C. It...

That's how it works on my 2013 NeXus class C. It has a Jensen with navigation. In talking with Jensen, I found out that the builder has to do a work around between the radio, nav, side view cameras...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,604
Posted By BCook57
A couple of other things I forgot: 1. I had a...

A couple of other things I forgot:
1. I had a Blue Ox track bar installed shortly after we took delivery. Like virtually every class C, the rear end moved a little too much for my taste when being...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,604
Posted By BCook57
Hi Everyone - my wife and I are NeXus owners (32P...

Hi Everyone - my wife and I are NeXus owners (32P - 2013) and can make a few comments. This is our 5th MH; we downsized from a 43' Dutchstar DP to this Class C. We have also owned a gas Newmar...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-13-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By BCook57
Did not require a commitment.

Did not require a commitment.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-13-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By BCook57
Connectivity in Canadian Maritime Provinces

We just returned from five weeks in the Maritime provinces (not including Labrador). Before leaving, I was very concerned about phone and internet service because I still work and need to stay in...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,553
Posted By BCook57
I had to do the same to the hitch on my Nexus 32P...

I had to do the same to the hitch on my Nexus 32P gas class C. It's baffling why they installed it so low. Must be a lot less work for them. Solved the problem of rear end dragging out of small...
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