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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-01-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,775
Posted By jmon129
Sounds right, 315's will limit the cut to 56,...

Sounds right, 315's will limit the cut to 56, 325's around 52.
Spartan claims the same 55 degree front end cut with all of the above size tires. Not posible, but who's going to take them to task on...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-01-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,769
Posted By jmon129
All Newmar 40 foot Dutch Stars are tags. Its the...

All Newmar 40 foot Dutch Stars are tags. Its the right thing to do on a 40 foot coach.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-16-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,304
Posted By jmon129
Tom, if it happens to be after 7:00 PM, your...

Tom, if it happens to be after 7:00 PM, your getting answering service. FL has a tech on phone duty 24/7.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-15-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By jmon129
Spartan or Freightliner same price, couple new...

Spartan or Freightliner same price, couple new floor plans, new colors and paint,full 2 bath model, and a few wood improvements. No price increase if you would have opted for what was options and is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-08-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By jmon129
*side rad. *IFS *all tile *Bigger alt. ...

*side rad.
*IFS
*all tile
*Bigger alt.
*Larger tires
*Cathedral ceiling in bath
*Higher resale when done
*Heated floor option
just a few off the cuff...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-08-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,885
Posted By jmon129
What are the specified times for the Entegra...

What are the specified times for the Entegra factory tours? Mon. - Fri.?
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-07-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,885
Posted By jmon129
ALL Newmar coaches are constructed by the same...

ALL Newmar coaches are constructed by the same people in the same plants, B-7 is the final stage of construction, the 3 gas lines are built on those same lines for a total of 10.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-07-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,304
Posted By jmon129
Thanks, you are very close, LY: Corner...

Thanks, you are very close, LY: Corner Stones=144, Anthem= 52, Aspire=48
Who else builds on Spartan? Are you counting the 7 Foretravels?
The Newmar option was less than 5% of their orders.

Have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-07-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,304
Posted By jmon129
Simple math Tom, Freightliner buys under the...

Simple math Tom, Freightliner buys under the Daimler umbrella, 15000 engine/r
transmissions a year, translate that to axles, driveshafts, alternators, ect. of course Spartan costs more. Last year...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-06-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,304
Posted By jmon129
As a lot of others have said, both are good. As...

As a lot of others have said, both are good. As far as thickness of frame rails go, not much of a big deal, from what i have seen Newmar do with their star platform, it makes the frame rails...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-01-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,885
Posted By jmon129
The thing most here fail to realize, Entegra is...

The thing most here fail to realize, Entegra is the only division under the Jayco umbrella that has been a drain on profits. Speak with anyone in the inner circles of the RV industry. It is a fairly...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-01-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,885
Posted By jmon129
:thumb: Well Played! :bow:

:thumb: Well Played! :bow:
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-01-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,885
Posted By jmon129
Seems as if Airstream left the MH building...

Seems as if Airstream left the MH building business all together. As far as DRV, talk to an engineer that is now under the Thor umbrella. Not happy people, the production of a DRV 5th wheel id time...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-01-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By jmon129
Newmar paid to have the bags replace with larger...

Newmar paid to have the bags replace with larger volume bags AND new rims for the front. :thumb:

My question: What other company has done ANYTHING to improve the capacity of their front axles....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-01-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By jmon129
Steve, in all my research I must really challange...

Steve, in all my research I must really challange your statement. We have been in the hard shopping stage for the past 9 months. So much so that we have had a dealer take us on a test drive with full...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-01-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,885
Posted By jmon129
Thanks for the shout out! You have no idea the...

Thanks for the shout out! You have no idea the PM's that came my way! Both from regulars here as well as a Mod or two.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-24-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,258
Posted By jmon129
I hope you're right, I have a friend in the RV...

I hope you're right, I have a friend in the RV supply world that has heard the talk. By no means a done deal, but my thoughts were much like yours, WHY??
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-24-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,258
Posted By jmon129
Sign me up! Can I get 40% off? :) Reminds me of a...

Sign me up! Can I get 40% off? :) Reminds me of a Monawood.

PS: Back in 2008 when I shared a rumor about Forest River buying Coachmen I was laughed at. Check out the link, look at the dates and...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-24-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,258
Posted By jmon129
Rumors???

Anyone hear anything about Jayco/Entegra selling out to Thor?
I don't mean to start anything here, but I have heard a whisper or two. Anyone else?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-23-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,163
Posted By jmon129
Not wanting to re-hash old news, but I did learn...

Not wanting to re-hash old news, but I did learn something today that relates to this topic.
The DW and I are getting close, in looking over options for a 2017 Newmar, we have a choice of either...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-12-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,775
Posted By jmon129
[/B] If we are going to be accurate, the...

[/B]

If we are going to be accurate, the cost is built into the price. It certainly isn't a freebie.

I have TRIED to run my so called floor heat off the heat element without using the diesel...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-10-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,324
Posted By jmon129
[Moderator Edit] Attend an RV show where most...

[Moderator Edit] Attend an RV show where most MFG's offer test drives. Don't drive where they want you to drive, pick out a somewhat lousy road you very may well end up driving on in your adventures....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-09-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,139
Posted By jmon129
Are you referring to the water lines below the...

Are you referring to the water lines below the floor? If you run the aqua for 6-8 hours you will feel a warm spot here and there. Takes forever, burns my fuel and is noisy. LOUSY way to attempt to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-08-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,139
Posted By jmon129
More bang for the buck??? Cornerstone and...

More bang for the buck???

Cornerstone and London Aire are comparable coaches.
London Aire has cathedral ceiling in rear bath that gives an additional 6 inches of height, a rear egress door that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-08-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,084
Posted By jmon129
IMHO, Today's Monaco is a Fleetwood problem.

IMHO, Today's Monaco is a Fleetwood problem.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-06-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By jmon129
I have read tons of Aqua hot problems on the...

I have read tons of Aqua hot problems on the Entegra site. Nothing on Oasis issues.
Who in TODAY'S coach building environment uses the Aqua 650?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-06-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By jmon129
I have an Entegra, 2 years is not enough! There...

I have an Entegra, 2 years is not enough! There engineering has a lot to learn.
Not sure a 3 year warranty would suffice!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-06-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By jmon129
[MOD EDIT] Spartan was a better chassis...

[MOD EDIT]

Spartan was a better chassis from 1995 thru 2004, stay on top or watch the competition blow on by. IT HAPPENED!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-06-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By jmon129
Chuck, time to get a glimpse of the 2017's,...

Chuck, time to get a glimpse of the 2017's, Newmar is the ONLY Mfg. usinginf a 19K lb. front axle for 2017. Beats the heck out of all others for CC. The only Entegra with a steerable tag is the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-06-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,139
Posted By jmon129
Ask the question in Newmars forum. I did. :)

Ask the question in Newmars forum. I did. :)
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-06-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By jmon129
Question: Newmar-Entegra

I saw this post on the Entegra site, obviously slanted bias views.
I guess I'm the odd duck, I have a 2014 Anthem I am trying to unload and get into the Newmar family. Reasons: Comfort drive,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-02-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By jmon129
If you have the opportunity, try and go to the...

If you have the opportunity, try and go to the Monday afternoon tour. A guy that is a trainer heads this tour. Only on Monday afternoons. He explains the Newmar construction and the differences...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-01-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By jmon129
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St7Tz1NjxG8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St7Tz1NjxG8

Dutch Star, my choice!...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-13-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,084
Posted By jmon129
I currently own SOB, but am in the shopping mode....

I currently own SOB, but am in the shopping mode.
It will be Newmar because:
No Carpet
We love the rear bath with the taller ceiling and fire escape door!
Going all electric, Dutch is the only...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-03-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,731
Posted By jmon129
+1 James is a great guy, sold me what I wanted...

+1
James is a great guy, sold me what I wanted at the time, not his fault the Anthem is not what people in this room crack it up to be. Next coach.... NEWMAR!
PS: Off the record, James and Angie...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-25-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By jmon129
Owner should be very thankful for Comfort Drive!...

Owner should be very thankful for Comfort Drive! I have read it keeps the coach going straight in a blowout situation. Very well may have saved lives! Praise God! :thumb:
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-22-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,510
Posted By jmon129
Can't read all 12 pages, but Freightliner sells...

Can't read all 12 pages, but Freightliner sells 8-1/2 out of every 10 diesels on the road. Look at Newmars page and there is nothing about leaky rads. Makes one wonder SMH????
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-12-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By jmon129
Smile X-3

X-3
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-12-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 45,383
Posted By jmon129
Smile "Canceled my apt with Ken Williamson and Kim for...

"Canceled my apt with Ken Williamson and Kim for 8 am this morn as feel the downgrading of the King Aire to the K3 chassis from the K3600GT chassis (which has been exceptional on my 2014 King Aire)...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-12-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By jmon129
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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-11-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,775
Posted By jmon129
Marc, honest question, hopefully an honest...

Marc, honest question, hopefully an honest answer. Are you one of the Owners Entegra pays to drive there coach?
I ask because you are always attempting to defend even the worst of systems. The...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-10-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 45,383
Posted By jmon129
Thumbs up Like most, you are putting no importance on...

Like most, you are putting no importance on v-ride, until I drove them both I didn't either. Now add in a tighter turning ultra steer that lock in at 20 vs. 45 mph plus more service centers, well my...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-10-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,067
Posted By jmon129
John, always a posibity, but one must wonder, who...

John, always a posibity, but one must wonder, who has any more front axle capacity? Talk is cheap, from all weights posted from other OWNERS, the front axle weight is industry wide. Only, and I mean...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,521
Posted By jmon129
Their way, or spec a few options I'm willing to...

Their way, or spec a few options I'm willing to pay for... Hmm
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-09-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By jmon129
It became available to all Mfg.'s in Oct. 2015,...

It became available to all Mfg.'s in Oct. 2015, per Ken Sherwin. After 30 days NO other Mfg. stepped forward and Newmar signed another exclusive. good for Newmar, shame on all others.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-09-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By jmon129
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f25/comfort-drive-and-s...

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f25/comfort-drive-and-safe-t-plus-245822-2.html

Found it, it's on page 2.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-09-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By jmon129
Comfort drive renders the safe-t-plus...

Comfort drive renders the safe-t-plus unnecessary. Ken Sherwin is the engineer behind comfort drive and somewhere in irv2 land he has a good explanation of how/why comfort drive keeps the coach going...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-09-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,748
Posted By jmon129
+1, best scheme I have seen yet! :thumb:

+1, best scheme I have seen yet! :thumb:
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-09-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 32,777
Posted By jmon129
Now that Newmar is building the Dutch on the...

Now that Newmar is building the Dutch on the Spartan, it will be interseting to see if this becomes an issue for them too.:popcorn:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-09-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,067
Posted By jmon129
I remember a similar situation in 2008, New was...

I remember a similar situation in 2008, New was laying people off while Fleetwood, Monaco, National, ect. kept on building. That's called speculative building. Since Newmar only builds pre-sold...
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