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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-21-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,219
Posted By FatChance
I bought one ($10) about 10 years ago then got a...

I bought one ($10) about 10 years ago then got a second $10 card (just in case) just before they raised the price from $10 to $80.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 41,211
Posted By FatChance
We bought a nice used older Newmar in 2016 for...

We bought a nice used older Newmar in 2016 for cash and full-timed in it until a year ago. Last spring I taped a for sale sign on the front of it while staying in an RV park and a week later I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,060
Posted By FatChance
Ask your insurance agent if towing more that the...

Ask your insurance agent if towing more that the rated weight what might happen if there were a problem and you submitted a claim. That is the first thing they would look at.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-14-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,067
Posted By FatChance
No one ever complained about having too much...

No one ever complained about having too much truck for towing a TT.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By FatChance
I would not drive it far before at least crawling...

I would not drive it far before at least crawling underneath to check it. Too many things that can make a noise like that could cause a real safety issue.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By FatChance
I installed vinyl peel and stick tiles from Home...

I installed vinyl peel and stick tiles from Home Depot on the back splash of our coach 4 years ago and they were in great shape when we sold the coach last month. 343105343106
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,720
Posted By FatChance
When we installed a counter-depth Haier...

When we installed a counter-depth Haier refrigerator (made by GE) in our coach 3 years ago, it worked fine with a MSW inverter. I contacted Haier customer service and they confirmed as well (once I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By FatChance
I sold it for a fair price, $55k. I think that is...

I sold it for a fair price, $55k. I think that is OK for a nearly 18 year old coach with 92k miles less than a week before Labor Day in northern Arizona. Plus, I probably spent less than a half hour...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-03-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By FatChance
The two best days

The two best days of owning a RV are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.

Almost exactly 5 years ago, we bought our 2004 Newmar Mountain Aire 4016 motorcoach on the first best day. We...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By FatChance
We also removed ours and I converted the trim...

We also removed ours and I converted the trim frame to a door, mounted it with hinges and mounted the new tv to the door. Best of both worlds. 339291339292339293
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-12-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By FatChance
Check what the voltage is at the awning motor...

Check what the voltage is at the awning motor with a multimeter.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By FatChance
The new old stock WeatherPro controller arrived...

The new old stock WeatherPro controller arrived today. I will install it on Wednesday. I am optomistic this will fix the problem. [emoji106]
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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By FatChance
By worn out, I mean that the controller only...

By worn out, I mean that the controller only opens or closes the awning intermittently and when it doesn't work, I just hear a relay clicking. Turning the wind detector on/off does not help. In the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By FatChance
Replace older A&E Weatherpro power awning controller

The Weatherpro power awning controller in our 2004 Newmar MADP is getting worn out and I need to replace it. This unit is no longer available but there is a new version that looks like it should...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-24-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By FatChance
To be honest, we have not used the convection...

To be honest, we have not used the convection oven option. We also have a Breville counter-top convection oven that we use instead.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-18-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By FatChance
We have spent a couple winters in our MADP at...

We have spent a couple winters in our MADP at 7000' in northern Arizona. Always comfortable, no problems. 318541
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-16-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By FatChance
I am good, but I am not cheap. [emoji3]

I am good, but I am not cheap. [emoji3]
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-15-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By FatChance
We have a 2004 MADP 4016 on a FL chassis with 92k...

We have a 2004 MADP 4016 on a FL chassis with 92k miles. Great coach with the best layout! Among many upgrades, we put in flat-screen Led TVs, ripped out the Bose 321 system and put in a Vizio 5.1...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-08-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By FatChance
I had replaced the fuse a couple times and it...

I had replaced the fuse a couple times and it would work for a week or two then blow again. It was over 16 years old and not worth any more effort.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By FatChance
Replaced our Convection Microwave

The original GE Profile Convection Microwave in our 2004 MADP died so we bought a new GE Convection Microwave from Home Depot for $458 plus tax early last November and it was delivered today.

I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By FatChance
It is a 10 minute job to remove the toilet if you...

It is a 10 minute job to remove the toilet if you need more room. Plus, that is a good opportunity to replace the floor seal.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By FatChance
Ours also allows a draft from the outside vent to...

Ours also allows a draft from the outside vent to the filters under the microwave when the wind blows. If it is cold and we're parked for a while, I cut a piece of reflectix a little larger than the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-29-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By FatChance
We do not have that on our 2004 MADP 4016. We...

We do not have that on our 2004 MADP 4016. We have a larger built-in tiled platform that the toilet sits on. Does that "box" exist on the other side of the toilet? Maybe it encloses the water line,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By FatChance
The Koni EVO shocks are for a IFS front...

The Koni EVO shocks are for a IFS front suspension. If that is what you have, get them. If not, you need the REDs. The EVOs made a very positive improvement to our MADP.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-19-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By FatChance
We went through the same issue when our roof...

We went through the same issue when our roof mounted sat dome died and I removed it. I bought a Winegard Pathway X1 dome and thought about mounting it on the roof but got a tripod for it instead and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-16-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By FatChance
Just a minor nit pick, it is the dryer that would...

Just a minor nit pick, it is the dryer that would be vented, not the washer, since you did not specify a combo unit...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By FatChance
Another tip: if you rely on a Thermocube to...

Another tip: if you rely on a Thermocube to control an electric heater as a heat backup in your RV's basement in the winter, don't use an electric heater with digital controls. When the Thermocube...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-13-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By FatChance
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Edited to add:
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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-13-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By FatChance
I put Koni Evo front shocks on our 2004 MADP with...

I put Koni Evo front shocks on our 2004 MADP with Freightliner chassis. Tied with the residential refrigerator for best upgrade. FWIW, I replaced the refrigerator and the front shocks myself.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By FatChance
Keep in mind that ceramic electric heaters wear...

Keep in mind that ceramic electric heaters wear out. Each year they output less and less heat. I never knew this until a couple years ago, our older tower heater from Home Depot was not putting out...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-08-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By FatChance
Agree 100% with Bobby F.

Agree 100% with Bobby F.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-08-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By FatChance
+1 bank to bank transfer

+1 bank to bank transfer
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By FatChance
I rebuilt our Aria Deluxe toilet today

Today I rebuilt the Thetford Aria Deluxe toilet in our 2004 MADP. The old controller started giving out (needed to hold down the flush button or it would close before finishing the flush process and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,284
Posted By FatChance
We do exactly the same thing.

We do exactly the same thing.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By FatChance
This is the type of pocket door locking latch...

This is the type of pocket door locking latch found on other Newmars of from similar vintages. 308079
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By FatChance
The pocket door locking latch on our coach works...

The pocket door locking latch on our coach works fine.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-13-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By FatChance
Our 2004 MADP also has two pocket doors. We had...

Our 2004 MADP also has two pocket doors. We had a problem opening one of them. The door was hanging from its track, but the track had pulled loose from the ceiling in the pocket so the bottom of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-20-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,298
Posted By FatChance
Back then they were sometimes called "colored...

Back then they were sometimes called "colored TVs". You can occasionally see an old sign saying that in front of an old, dilapidated motel...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-19-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By FatChance
"Trying every button" may not get it to work....

"Trying every button" may not get it to work. Assuming bomb is turned on and input and output are correctly connected and all devices are working, you need to press the correct combination of input...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-19-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,298
Posted By FatChance
Do current 5G phones allow you to turn off 5G and...

Do current 5G phones allow you to turn off 5G and default to LTE in order to lower battery usage?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-19-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By FatChance
Just like in your home. Most shower heads screw...

Just like in your home. Most shower heads screw onto the pipe stub that comes out of the wall. Standardized thread, use Teflon tape or pipe dope.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By FatChance
Oh, their website is: ...

Oh, their website is:
https://tankedge.com/order.html
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By FatChance
Tanks/battery/lpg display repair

We have a 2004 Newmar Mountain Aire DP and the buttons on the display for the fresh/grey/black tanks, battery and propane levels have worn out. Years of pressing the buttons have worn out the unit....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-16-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By FatChance
As far as OTA antennas, the old bat wing Winegard...

As far as OTA antennas, the old bat wing Winegard is still probably the best performing OTA antenna if it has the wingman upgrade. Yes, when you get to a new site you have to stand up, manually move...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-16-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By FatChance
This is the bedroom temperature sensor in our...

This is the bedroom temperature sensor in our 2004 MADP. 304921
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By FatChance
Your biggest problem (after heat and water line...

Your biggest problem (after heat and water line protection) will be humidity control. Just breathing puts out a lot of water vapor. Then cooking will produce more water vapor. But the biggest problem...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-13-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By FatChance
This is the part you need from Fiamma. The big...

This is the part you need from Fiamma. The big end fits inside the awning tube. The motor shaft fits into the small end. The motor shaft is "D" shaped (round with a flat) with a similar "D" shaped...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-12-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By FatChance
Sorry, I did mean an anti-siphon (or vacuum...

Sorry, I did mean an anti-siphon (or vacuum break) valve that is also under the sink and admits air into the water line instead of a drain line.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By FatChance
On a coach of that age, get a length of 2x4 to...

On a coach of that age, get a length of 2x4 to use as a lever to push up the jack foot. Sometimes they might need a little help to loosen them up. Worth a try before spending big bucks
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By FatChance
Usually a black tank flush system will have an...

Usually a black tank flush system will have an backflow preventer valve (mostly to prevent sewer gas backflow) between the air admittance valve and the black tank and another backflow preventer valve...
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