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Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-04-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By TomAndPeg
Poli Glow Works Wonders

Hi Kaysystems,

Once you get your Pace Arrow cleaned up, try the Poli Glow system for a lasting and beautiful finish. We used it on a previously owned 1998 Discovery, and it looked like new.
...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-11-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,243
Posted By TomAndPeg
Hi Tedd3444: We visited Mount Rushmore on a...

Hi Tedd3444:

We visited Mount Rushmore on a trip last year and stayed a few days at Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch Resort (https://koa.com/campgrounds/mount-rushmore/).

Just a few miles...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-03-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By TomAndPeg
Hi Jim: Welcome to the hobby. A 40ft tag DP...

Hi Jim:

Welcome to the hobby. A 40ft tag DP is quite an undertaking for your first coach, no matter where it happens to fit. As to the fit issue, you'll find that many state parks do not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,539
Posted By TomAndPeg
We visited PPL in Houston a few years ago and had...

We visited PPL in Houston a few years ago and had the same reaction to the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of their inventory. I think a coach's appearance is the consigner's responsibility; obviously...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-17-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By TomAndPeg
Call Cummins. (If possible, have your engine...

Call Cummins. (If possible, have your engine serial number at hand.) They'll know for sure. If they say "yes", there should be a diagnostic port, call Newmar and ask them where it is.

Then let us...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-15-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By TomAndPeg
Tommar: Deandec is correct. The ScanGauge D...

Tommar:

Deandec is correct. The ScanGauge D does not work with the mechanically injected engines. Cummins changed to electronic controls part way through the 1998 model year, thus the confusion.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,424
Posted By TomAndPeg
Weird? I don't think so. Rare? Yes, only 42 left...

Weird? I don't think so. Rare? Yes, only 42 left the factory. None are currently for sale, but they do pop up once in a while. If you want to learn more about the original NewAire, check out our...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-12-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 18,669
Posted By TomAndPeg
We have a 2013 CR-V EX-L AWD toad, plus it's our...

We have a 2013 CR-V EX-L AWD toad, plus it's our daily driver. Bought it new. Only significant driving problem was the noted "chudder", which was fixed by a software update. We also installed a dash...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-11-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,424
Posted By TomAndPeg
Taking Exception to a Taken Exception

I take exception to your taken exception. I do agree, of course, that a tag axle adds load carrying capacity. Who doesn't agree with that? But it also adds front to back axle load balancing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-11-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,424
Posted By TomAndPeg
Yes, Tag!

Yes, tag - definitely. For all the reasons stated above. Plus they look cool. And if you want to combine a tag with a small turning radius, get an original 2801 or 2802 Newmar NewAire.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-11-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By TomAndPeg
It's Showtime!

You can access the Newmar show here...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-11-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By TomAndPeg
What Crazy Road Signs Have You Seen?

Hi All,

We've been meaning to post this thread for a long while, sharing the craziest road sign we've ever encountered during our RV travels:
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,565
Posted By TomAndPeg
We snapped up a pair of lightly used sheepskin...

We snapped up a pair of lightly used sheepskin covers via IRV2 classifieds:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323463322_e942759eb3_b.jpg

Like the others have said, a most comfortable,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By TomAndPeg
arlawbob: Yes, it forces you to select a...

arlawbob:

Yes, it forces you to select a single coach model of interest as part of the registering process; a bit odd. Can't imagine they won't let you look at other coaches as well. Newmar is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-06-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By TomAndPeg
Innovative: Newmar Virtual RV Show

Hi All,

An innovative approach to coping with the Covid pandemic: Newmar is hosting an online Virtual RV Show for their 2021 lineup, September 11 - 18, 2020.

If interested, you can find out...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-03-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By TomAndPeg
Veteran 1943: Have you contacted Newmar CS...

Veteran 1943:

Have you contacted Newmar CS yet? I would definitely give them a ping; you might be surprised what information they can provide on your coach:
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-30-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By TomAndPeg
Very nice installation, JFXG.

Very nice installation, JFXG.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-29-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By TomAndPeg
Anneyuma: We covered our Flexsteel captain's...

Anneyuma:

We covered our Flexsteel captain's chairs in our original NewAire with fitted sheepskin.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50184985587_6f9452c72d_b.jpg

These covers keep us...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-27-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,966
Posted By TomAndPeg
Our original 2001 Newmar NewAire is 28ft long, no...

Our original 2001 Newmar NewAire is 28ft long, no slides, GVRW = 24,000lbs. It is more than adequately powered by a very reliable Cummins ISB. Our trusty toad is a 2013 CR-V; wouldn't leave home...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-27-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,268
Posted By TomAndPeg
Welcome to the Land of Lincoln. Have you seen our...

Welcome to the Land of Lincoln. Have you seen our fuel prices? We live here, so we try to make the best of it.

BTW: there is some great food to be enjoyed in the Chicago area at reasonable prices...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-27-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,691
Posted By TomAndPeg
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:...

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRwnhfBbhFH0KR185DdDxeBeB7DwjIfuJgKsapWB5sv5RB8qCSTIbQLRV_XeVf4qHuG8jVhmdbXRdJnm2kYx52_0smxCJubkQ
Our all-electric NewAire is equipped with a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-23-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By TomAndPeg
LeeB: We did the Amish cooling unit...

LeeB:

We did the Amish cooling unit replacement along supplemental fans, etc. on a Norcold in a previous coach. It turned what was barely a fair fridge into a great appliance.

Enjoy!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-19-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By TomAndPeg
The Xantrex rebuild is complete. (Shout out to...

The Xantrex rebuild is complete. (Shout out to authorized Xantrex service at Advanced Solar in Leesburg, IN.) The result? Our Xantrex now plays nice with GFCI. Plugged in to the same 20A GFCI outlet...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-19-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By TomAndPeg
Since we add to our fresh water tank from a...

Since we add to our fresh water tank from a variety of sources while on the road, we always drain it between trips. We also drain the the full system and water heater - everything except the toilet.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By TomAndPeg
I'd recommend you contact ScanGauge directly....

I'd recommend you contact ScanGauge directly. Have your engine model and serial number. They should be able to tell you whether yours is electronically controlled or not.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-14-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By TomAndPeg
My temp fluctuates a lot as well, as described,...

My temp fluctuates a lot as well, as described, depending upon how hard the engine is working. I've never gauged load, but I'll give that a try.

As to the sun/shade issue: that's what the ECU is...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-13-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,996
Posted By TomAndPeg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50223481121_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50223481121_4b32768c35_b.jpg

Spent the week in Warsaw, Indiana, ostensibly to have our Xantrex 3000W inverter/charger rebuilt (shout out to Advanced Solar in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-13-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By TomAndPeg
We are also on our 2nd year with TSD Logistics. ...

We are also on our 2nd year with TSD Logistics.

When the account was initially set up, we wanted them to debit a savings account dedicated for that purpose. Even though TSD thought it should be...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-11-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By TomAndPeg
Bushy, We had the identical GFCI tolerance...

Bushy,

We had the identical GFCI tolerance problem on our 2001 NewAire. A process of elimination revealed it was our Xantrex Freedom 458 inverter/charger. If we cut power to the inverter/charger...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,904
Posted By TomAndPeg
We've been using a Viair 400P-RV for more than 4...

We've been using a Viair 400P-RV for more than 4 years - filling all sizes of tires up to 125 PSI. Other than one plastic hose failure (easy fix), it's been a great investment.

Wouldn't hit the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-01-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By TomAndPeg
Out the Door Weights

I checked my Newmar factory build sheet and found the wheel weights (in pounds):

Steer, Drive, Tag
2500, 3420, 3480 - Left
2510, 3490, 3340 - Right

(Note that the NewAire 2801 has a single...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By TomAndPeg
Ditto. Sounds like pump rebuild time. We recently...

Ditto. Sounds like pump rebuild time. We recently rebuilt ours (with a quiet pump); not a difficult job, just icky. Worked with this very helpful vendor: AquaStar...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-26-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By TomAndPeg
Good suggestion, Don. I'll do just that and post...

Good suggestion, Don. I'll do just that and post what I discover about individual wheel weights leaving the factory; not much has changed since 2001. Aside from upgraded TV's, everything on our...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-25-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By TomAndPeg
BTW: As noted, there are several truck/RV wheel...

BTW: As noted, there are several truck/RV wheel scales for sale on eBay. This one has a 20,000 capacity: Portable Truck Axle Scale 20,000 lb capacity wheel weigher...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-25-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By TomAndPeg
Hmmm. Is one to assume that a manufacturer...

Hmmm.

Is one to assume that a manufacturer is only responsible for total axle loading, but not balanced wheel loading? I find it hard to believe that a manufacturer's design/QA process would not...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-24-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By TomAndPeg
AlmostReady: I've been weighing axles at Cat...

AlmostReady:

I've been weighing axles at Cat Scales for years to determine tag adjustment and tire pressure per manufacturer's specs, and I'm trying to imagine a case where I would need to know...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-19-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By TomAndPeg
Two belts in two years on my Cummins ISB. Just...

Two belts in two years on my Cummins ISB. Just spoke to my mechanic about it; he suggested it might be the tensioner, which sometimes fails.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-18-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By TomAndPeg
Now that we order so much stuff online, whenever...

Now that we order so much stuff online, whenever we are purchasing anything of significant cost, we always "shop it" to find the best price. And that's not just for our RV. Case in point: yesterday...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-15-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,386
Posted By TomAndPeg
Sorry, ZindaR, but I can't find the photos,...

Sorry, ZindaR, but I can't find the photos, although here is a picture of the sofa we installed:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50115370871_6dc1321623_b.jpg

I can tell you we did not use...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By TomAndPeg
6ofus: This is an older discussion on RV...

6ofus:

This is an older discussion on RV wash and wax products that you may find helpful: RV Wash Products (https://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/rv-wash-products-327669.html).

Enjoy!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-08-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,474
Posted By TomAndPeg
Another convenient place to stay is the Straits...

Another convenient place to stay is the Straits State Park (https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=427), which is just outside St. Ignace. They do tend to book early...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,668
Posted By TomAndPeg
Pknappe: Could be a (reduced) voltage...

Pknappe:

Could be a (reduced) voltage problem; we had the same issue on an older Freightliner chassis w/Cummins 5.9 and Allison 3000.

While you have things apart and after cleaning connections...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,165
Posted By TomAndPeg
bamaboy473: Also check the battery isolation...

bamaboy473:

Also check the battery isolation block.

On a previous coach of ours powered by an ISL-400, we had intermittent starting and other random electrical problems on the chassis side....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By TomAndPeg
Does your KS have full body paint? If so, then...

Does your KS have full body paint? If so, then the only solution is the one recommended by 1doodadd. If your coach is graphics over color gelcoat, then you can apply a gelcoat restoration product...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-15-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By TomAndPeg
Two years using: no problems whatsoever; highly...

Two years using: no problems whatsoever; highly recommended.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-05-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,638
Posted By TomAndPeg
Questions: Once power is applied, is the...

Questions:

Once power is applied, is the induced magnetic field self-maintained? Or does it require constant power? If the latter, what happens when the power goes away?

Just curious...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By TomAndPeg
There's a product named Goo Gone that will...

There's a product named Goo Gone that will probably clean it up. It's citrus based and is available as a liquid and/or spray.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By TomAndPeg
A couple years ago we put in a Pioneer...

A couple years ago we put in a Pioneer AVH-3300NEX 7" Flip-Out (single height) receiver. It has DVD/Bluetooth, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and optional Sirius XM (a requirement). The fidelity is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-19-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By TomAndPeg
Ouch! We mounted our Aventa to the coach the day...

Ouch! We mounted our Aventa to the coach the day we took delivery. Never, ever take it off, but we do cover it and the hitch pint has a lock.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-19-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,653
Posted By TomAndPeg
Our current (and last) coach has a NovaCool...

Our current (and last) coach has a NovaCool compressor fridge that runs on AC or 12V. Made in BC. It's simply amazing.
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