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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-21-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,938
Posted By Troden
I had to do it out of desperation, traveling...

I had to do it out of desperation, traveling across AZ and the relay burned. Home Depot to the rescue!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-21-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,938
Posted By Troden
Been there, done that!

Been there, done that!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-02-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By Troden
TPMS

Is there a way to disable the buzzer on the TPMS on my 2011 Essex?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-10-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By Troden
Check the fuel lines. They are attached at the...

Check the fuel lines. They are attached at the top rear of the generator, mine came loose and crimped causing the same issue.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By Troden
Personally I did not have a good experience with...

Personally I did not have a good experience with Buddy Gregg when they were in Texas but they have since closed this location. Best of luck, you bought a great coach!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-23-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,279
Posted By Troden
Had this exact thing happen a few months ago on...

Had this exact thing happen a few months ago on the same generator. There are three relays at the front top corner, the K2 relay has a history of going bad. I was in Arizona headed back to Texas so I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-02-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By Troden
Good one!

Good one!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,925
Posted By Troden
joelyn5, That is the issue, oasis burner is...

joelyn5, That is the issue, oasis burner is switched on, but no hot water at the faucets or shower however if I turn on the "Bypass" switch for a few minutes then it fires and I get hot water until I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-19-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,925
Posted By Troden
The unit is hot after traveling, but at the...

The unit is hot after traveling, but at the faucet no hot water. Seems to me that there has to be a flow switch somewhere that sticks. Once it fires up, it will function for the duration of the stay.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-19-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,925
Posted By Troden
Oasis heater help

Have a 2011 Essex with the Oasis water heater and here is my issue and question. When we start any trip I turn on the burner but it does not start most of the time. Once we stop I have to reset it...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-14-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By Troden
Hate to hear this, Camping World in my opinion,...

Hate to hear this, Camping World in my opinion, does not have the service mindset to maintain customer loyalty. Sure they're usually convenient and worth a stop for supplies but I would not take a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By Troden
I experienced the same issue for months....

I experienced the same issue for months. Sometimes it would start and sometimes not, finally traced it to the K2 relay. Once replaced, have not had an issue...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-15-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Troden
Very nice place to stay. First class resort!

Very nice place to stay. First class resort!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-11-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By Troden
2011 Essex

It's been about a year since I purchased this coach. Just an FYI as to the issues I have encountered. Most are minor inconveniences, I have come to expect at least one issue per trip. Keep in mind...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By Troden
Lee's RV, Oklahoma

I finally got around to emailing Lee's RV about some service issues I need taken care of and was floored by the response. It was Sunday afternoon about 6:00pm and I e-mailed Chris with my list. Just...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Troden
The first was at Hilton Head Island Motor Coach...

The first was at Hilton Head Island Motor Coach resort and the second was at Blue Ridge Mountains Motorcoach Resort
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Troden
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_96...

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_961491_0_28d2a1459b7db77aa2b453662ba2202a.jpg
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Troden
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_96...

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_961485_0_9788fbacf0cc73ea533ee775f11882fe.jpg
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Troden
:blush: Ok. OK a 2011 Essex. I suspect they will...

:blush: Ok. OK a 2011 Essex. I suspect they will fly by then and get 44 mpg!

Thanks, I will try Lee's
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Troden
2011 Essex

I purchased a new 2011 Essex from Buddy Gregg in Texas, but they since have closed that location. Can anyone recommend a reliable shop within 100 miles of Dallas that can service it. I have a few...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-23-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By Troden
Transfer Switch

Used my coach two weeks ago, put it away as usual plugged in to shore power. Went to get something out of it this morning and no power. I started the generator and then I have power but when I turn...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-12-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Troden
Many thanks, it's been driving me crazy.

Many thanks, it's been driving me crazy.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-12-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Troden
2011 essex

Is there a switch to keep the steps from retracting every time I close the door?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-26-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
I am very satisfied with the 2011. The final...

I am very satisfied with the 2011. The final tally on issues on the "New" 2010 was 41 items. That is excessive by anyone's standards. At the end of the day Newmar and Buddy Gregg Motorhomes stepped...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-26-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By Troden
I had a similar issue on a 2010 Essex. The tech...

I had a similar issue on a 2010 Essex. The tech unplugged what looked lika a cat 5 cable from the rear of the panel and plugged it back in and it came back to life.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-26-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Troden
2011 Essex

I have enjoyed my new coach for a couple of months now. Unlike the previous one, no real problems however a few improvements could be made.

1) The back lighting on the electrical switches cannot...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-29-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Troden
Destin, here we come

Having taken the new Essexon a short trip a couple of weeks ago with no real issues, we have decided to test our luck and take it to Destin. Leaving on Wednesday for a week, we are staying at the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-16-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By Troden
At first I thought you were joking but I called...

At first I thought you were joking but I called Newmar today and the customer service guy said that they in fact cannot be turned off. He said Newmar is working on a fix but would most likely require...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-15-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Troden
Things went well on our short trip this weekend,...

Things went well on our short trip this weekend, the only problem encountered is no power to the front toilet :(. I ran a temp wire and it worked for the weekend, all the fuses are good so I guess a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-14-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By Troden
Switch backlighting

Does anyone know how to turn off the backlighting on the switch pads in a 2011 Essex. They glow blue and at night it becomes annoying when all the lights are off. Thanks in advance for any help.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-11-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Troden
2011 Essex

Picked up he new MH this morning, spent a couple of hours last evening checking every thing on my PDI list. Spent another couple hours this morning then drove off the lot. This is one luxury coach!:)...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-11-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Troden
Looks like I can't get in any park in Galveston...

Looks like I can't get in any park in Galveston so made reservations at KOA in Durant, OK. Its only an hour or so from home and will allow me to check out the mechanics.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-08-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Troden
Shakedown to Galveston, TX

Picking up the new MH on Wednesday, then heading down to Galveston to check things out. Hopefully it will go better than the previous trip to Kerrville which resulted in replacing that MH. :dance:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-04-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
Everything is done, I am scheduled to pick up the...

Everything is done, I am scheduled to pick up the new coach next Wednesday. This time I am setting up in their park and spending the day prior to handing the check to them. That being said, and after...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-04-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By Troden
I have been both ways in a 42' Dynasty towing and...

I have been both ways in a 42' Dynasty towing and had no problems.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-03-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Troden
How many days total?

How many days total?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-03-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Troden
Dallas to Portland, ME.

I have 14 days in September and am planning to travel from Dallas, TX to Maine and back. Will the be enough time without being rushed?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-03-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
OK we are going to get the 2011 only we are using...

OK we are going to get the 2011 only we are using a PDI from this forum and hopefully will pick up the coach next week. We are still negotiating some taxes and such but hope to have that worked out...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-03-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
OK so I am concerned about the future of this...

OK so I am concerned about the future of this coach so I am negotiating with Buddy Gregg Motorhomes on a 2011 Essex on their lot. Hoe many people think I am crazy?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-02-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
Due to being incorrect about the statement, can...

Due to being incorrect about the statement, can this post be edited or removed?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-02-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
Please note that I was in error by posting that...

Please note that I was in error by posting that Buddy Gregg Motorhomes is currently in bankruptcy. This is not the case, after Buddy past away the company reorganized and is now solvent.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-30-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
Received a call from Newmar today, actually there...

Received a call from Newmar today, actually there were two guys on the line. My MH has been transferred back to Buddy Gregg and they went thru it inch by inch and sent the report to Newmar. This...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-27-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
I received a very surprising phone call this...

I received a very surprising phone call this afternoon from the Buddy Gregg dealership where I purchased the coach. Between them and Newmar, they have decided to fly someone down to pick up the coach...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-27-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
I finally found someone to pick up the coach and...

I finally found someone to pick up the coach and deliver it to Ancira motorhomes in Boerne, TX. Tim in service called me, took a list of what is wrong, said he would call Newmar for authorization, I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-27-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
I did speak with Newmar yesterday and they...

I did speak with Newmar yesterday and they recommended that I have the coach delivered to the nearest Newmar service center which is Ancira in Bourne, TX. Once it gets there they will asses the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-25-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
Flyingdiver, you are correct, airplanes and...

Flyingdiver, you are correct, airplanes and motorhomes are not equal however they do cost the same. Newmar was contacted the third day after I received the coach and it still took several weeks to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
Flyingdiver, I have contacted Newmar on three...

Flyingdiver, I have contacted Newmar on three occasions the result was not even a follow up call. I have the names of the contacts and all promised a follow up during the initial problems but failed...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-25-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
My confusion is if I had bought an airplane for...

My confusion is if I had bought an airplane for $600,000.00 and the window fell out on the first flight, batteries died and door would not unlock, the federal government would close the company down....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-25-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
So the saga continues, this morning we attempt to...

So the saga continues, this morning we attempt to head back to Dallas and all the batteries are dead, the lock on the door malfunctioned locking my wife and I inside. I tried everything to get ot...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-24-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,030
Posted By Troden
2010 Essex

Just bought a new 2010 Essex from Buddy Gregg in Texas and not so happy with it. So far the right camera quit working, the rear air quit, one of the small operable windows on the passenger side fell...
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