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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-07-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I would go see the Mountain Aire because I...

I would go see the Mountain Aire because I believe it would have no emission controls such as an EGR valve and a Diesel Particulant Filter or DPF. Those early emission controls were very problematic....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-03-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Question About Storm Assessments

We have given some thought over the last year or so to purchasing an RV lot in the Alabama Gulf Coast/Florida Panhandle area. Our reasoning is that we would have a place to go when we wanted to make...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-05-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 611
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I believe the first year that DEF was required...

I believe the first year that DEF was required was 2010 and the last year that had no diesel emission controls was 2007. We had a 2008 diesel and it had an EGR valve, a diesel particulate filter, and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We had a similar problem in our coach (also a...

We had a similar problem in our coach (also a 2017) about a year ago. If I remember correctly, the water flow restricter in the shower head was clogged with sediment. I believe I unscrewed the shower...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-06-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Try Cajun Palms RV Resort in Breaux Bridge, LA....

Try Cajun Palms RV Resort in Breaux Bridge, LA. They are located just north of I-10 on the west side of the Atchafalaya Basin between Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Exit #115 (Cecilia Henderson exit)Very...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-01-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I appreciate all the replies. We experienced the...

I appreciate all the replies. We experienced the cost of the Pennsylvania Turnpike about 3 years ago going from Ohio to New Jersey and we are not going to pay those high rates (for MH and toad) again...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-31-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Suggestions for Route from Detroit to Hershey, PA

In September of this year, we are hoping to visit some of my wife's family in the Detroit area. We will be traveling in our 34' DP pulling our Bronco II. I am looking for suggestions for the best...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,114
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Since you are considering a 35-40' coach, I feel...

Since you are considering a 35-40' coach, I feel that I should relay our experience with the 2008 HR Vacationer we owned. Ours was the 34PDD model which was 2" short of 35' and it was an entry level...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-25-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,793
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I just noticed that Ford now has estimated curb...

I just noticed that Ford now has estimated curb weights shown for the new Bronco. Those fields only had "TBD" when I had gone to the Ford site before. The 2-door model is 4339-4977 (Base-Full...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-01-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Thanks for the two suggestions. I will call them...

Thanks for the two suggestions. I will call them tomorrow.
——— Jim
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-01-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Help Looking for a F53 Front Wheel Hub

I am trying to help my son who owns a 2000 Itasca Suncruiser 35U which is on a Ford F53 chassis that was manufactured in April 2000. He had trouble with his outer front wheel bearing on the passenger...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-24-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I know how you feel! We had a similar experience....

I know how you feel! We had a similar experience. In 2006 we bought our first motorhome which was a 1997 Kountry Star (a diesel puller btw). We kept that coach for about 7 years. We traded the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-22-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,872
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Our first motorhome was a diesel puller or front...

Our first motorhome was a diesel puller or front engine diesel. Basically it was the same as a gas coach but with a diesel engine. We now have a 2017 Ventana LE 3436. The reason we purchased this...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-21-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By Geaux Tigers
It was a 2008 ISB 340HP Cummins. The check engine...

It was a 2008 ISB 340HP Cummins. The check engine light (amber) would come on and the components involved were the EGR, intake manifold, the turbo, and the crankshaft position sensor. Most of the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-20-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By Geaux Tigers
A more important question for me would be the...

A more important question for me would be the existence or absence of emission controls on the diesel engine. The early diesel emission controls were poorly designed and caused many problems with our...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-02-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,081
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We experienced a similar problem on our previous...

We experienced a similar problem on our previous coach. Remove the lower access panel on the outside wall behind the refrigerator. You should see the waterline coming in from the left side wall. It...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We used to own a coach like yours. Did you look...

We used to own a coach like yours. Did you look under the removable panel on top of the dash above the gauges? I think there was another small fuse block under the dash on the left side of the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By Geaux Tigers
That is an almost impossible question to answer...

That is an almost impossible question to answer without more information. What size MH are you looking for and the condition of a used unit can vary greatly. In 2017 at this time of year, we were...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I don’t know if this helps you but we have had...

I don’t know if this helps you but we have had very good service experiences with Southaven RV in Southaven, MS which is immediately on the south side of Memphis, TN. The contact I have used in the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I’m sorry. I just reread your post and you said...

I’m sorry. I just reread your post and you said the same thing I did.
——— Jim
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-08-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We have a 2017 VLDP 3436 with all the slide outs...

We have a 2017 VLDP 3436 with all the slide outs being electric. We were told to be plugged into shore power or have the generator running when we operated the slides in or out. We have done that and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-18-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,949
Posted By Geaux Tigers
No doubt that Jeeps are great toads and you see...

No doubt that Jeeps are great toads and you see many of them behind motorhomes on the highway. My MH is limited to towing 5,000 pounds and I wasn't interested in pushing the limit. Just to give...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-18-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I think there may be a few errors when it comes...

I think there may be a few errors when it comes to curb weights. I have not been in the market for a truck or a toad recently but it doesn't seem correct that the Ford F-150 4WD would weight 10...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We owned a 2008 Vacationer XL 34PDD just prior to...

We owned a 2008 Vacationer XL 34PDD just prior to buying our current MH. We bought it in 2013 and it only had roughly 12,000 miles on it. We loved the floor plan and I still believe it is one of the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-12-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Geaux Tigers
My wife has family in Detroit so we travel there...

My wife has family in Detroit so we travel there often. We stay at Detroit Greenfield RV Park. We feel it is much better than the Wayne County Fairgrounds and only an exit or maybe two further down...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-05-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 86,468
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Journey Cat, we towed a '74 VW Standard Beetle...

Journey Cat, we towed a '74 VW Standard Beetle behind our MH for about 9 years. The MH didn't even know it was behind us! We had a diesel puller MH (engine in the front) at first and then later we...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-20-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Geaux Tigers
For a four wire setup, you should have ground,...

For a four wire setup, you should have ground, taillights (for night driving), left brake/turn, and right brake/turn.
——- Jim
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-01-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We camp near Detroit fairly often since my wife...

We camp near Detroit fairly often since my wife is originally from there and still has family in the area. We have stayed at Detroit Greenfield RV Park which is really in Ypsilanti but just a couple...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-28-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,378
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I installed the Blue Ox baseplate and the...

I installed the Blue Ox baseplate and the Ready-Brake braking system on our Ford Bronco II. The worst part of the install was drilling the hole in the firewall for the cable that attaches to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-28-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,590
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I agree with most of the postings here. Our first...

I agree with most of the postings here. Our first MH was a 1997 diesel puller (yes, front engine diesel) with the 5.9L Cummins. That coach was 9 years old when we purchased it and we kept it for 8...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-16-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Another option is to stay at Lamar Dixon...

Another option is to stay at Lamar Dixon Exhibition Center in Gonzales which is just south of Baton Rouge along I-10. Lamar Dixon is a facility that was built for livestock shows, gun shows, monster...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-09-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,361
Posted By Geaux Tigers
The zone 1 heat pump on our 2017 Ventana LE...

The zone 1 heat pump on our 2017 Ventana LE failed within two weeks after we took delivery. The rear unit has worked perfectly so far as well as the front replacement unit. The only other quirk I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-04-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,697
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Ventana 34xx model comparison

Back in 2017 when my wife and I were looking, I also liked the 3412 floor plan because it had four slides instead of the FWS. However, once we saw it in person, we immediately ruled out the 3412...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-19-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I wasn’t going to reply because I don’t live in...

I wasn’t going to reply because I don’t live in NOLA anymore but most of my family is still there and I am only about an hour up I-10. Since nobody has responded, I thought I would at least give you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-14-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I didn't purchase our Newmar from Southaven RV...

I didn't purchase our Newmar from Southaven RV because they did not have any 34' Ventana's at the time we were looking to purchase but I have used them for two warranty appointments. My experience...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-14-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,938
Posted By Geaux Tigers
As you can see in my signature, we have a very...

As you can see in my signature, we have a very similar Ventana LE to the one you test drove. We love our MH and am very happy with the way our Ventana drives. I will admit that there is a big...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-10-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Our previous MH was not a Newmar. It was a 2008...

Our previous MH was not a Newmar. It was a 2008 model , which we bought used in 2013, built by another manufacturer but still had the 6.7L Cummins diesel. It seems that the first generation diesel...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-10-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,548
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We have the Garmin RV770 and have used it over...

We have the Garmin RV770 and have used it over the last year or so. We are very pleased with the unit but we have found some outdated speed limit and bridge weight limits in the database. This is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-28-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Geaux Tigers
While my Ventana LE was stored in my non-climate...

While my Ventana LE was stored in my non-climate controlled garage this summer, the trim over the driver's side headlight came loose where it wraps around to the side. I already had a warranty...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-24-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We got the chassis battery tested and it is good....

We got the chassis battery tested and it is good. Manufacture date is January 2017. For now we are going to reinstall the battery with a disconnect switch until we can look for whatever is drawing...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-23-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By Geaux Tigers
2000 Itasca Chassis Battery Draining

I am currently trying ti help my son diagnose a problem on his 2000 Itasca Suncruiser (Ford chassis). The chassis battery is losing voltage very quickly. Nothing appears to be turned on. Voltage is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I may be thinking the same as Dutch Star Don. If...

I may be thinking the same as Dutch Star Don. If the voltmeter is fluctuating after a cold engine is started and the outside temperature is on the cold side, then it is probably the manifold heaters...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-26-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,400
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We have a 2017 Ventana 3436 and rotate the...

We have a 2017 Ventana 3436 and rotate the driver's and passenger's captain chairs whenever we are at a location for more than one night. The TV can be seen easily from either of these seats. The...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-26-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,064
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We have a 2017 Ventana 3436 with the Equalizer...

We have a 2017 Ventana 3436 with the Equalizer system. The jacks work fine with the ignition key in the "Accessory" position. I must admit that I did not know how to manually dump the air suspension...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-14-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Our first MH was a ‘97 Kountry Star (front engine...

Our first MH was a ‘97 Kountry Star (front engine diesel) that had a rear bumper that would pull out. This is where the spare tire was stored. It has been roughly 5 years since we traded in that...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-10-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,922
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We were supposed to leave on Wednesday to visit...

We were supposed to leave on Wednesday to visit our son and his family who live on the Delmarva peninsula in Maryland. Needless to say, we have cancelled our trip and will try to reschedule before...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-23-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Geaux Tigers
We did the same thing a few years ago. We ended...

We did the same thing a few years ago. We ended up joining because I grew up spending a lot of time on the MS Gulf Coast and we attend Cruisin’ The Coast, a classic car event, each October. We really...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-21-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,408
Posted By Geaux Tigers
I feel that I am at least partially responsible...

I feel that I am at least partially responsible for the recent discussions about dealers who are unwilling to perform warranty work on Newmar that were not purchased from them because I brought it up...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-13-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Geaux Tigers
As long as the air vent on the Yamaha tank is...

As long as the air vent on the Yamaha tank is closed, I don’t see a problem hauling it in your toad or in the storage compartment with the motor. If you weren’t in a MH, you would be using your car...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-10-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
Posted By Geaux Tigers
Again, I really appreciate everyone's responses....

Again, I really appreciate everyone's responses. AKIQPilot, I have forwarded your information to my son. This makes sense to me but I have no idea why Itasca decided to call it an Aux. Battery On/Off...
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