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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-03-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By joes2901
I use a 1 gallon size ShopVac for the suction on...

I use a 1 gallon size ShopVac for the suction on carpet and wet cleaning too. After the hose blew off the water pump the compartment had about an inch of water and after removing the filter and dust...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-08-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,646
Posted By joes2901
After a 2009 4.5 month r/t trip to Alaska in a...

After a 2009 4.5 month r/t trip to Alaska in a sprinter class B I knew I wanted a better RV, despite the 21.5 avg MPG over 79K miles. It had 1,500lbs capacity, 27 gallons water, 12 grey, 12 black,...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-03-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,804
Posted By joes2901
At any campground that is half empty on weekdays...

At any campground that is half empty on weekdays and packed on weekends should raise the weekend fees.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-30-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,798
Posted By joes2901
The 5/5/2020 Retail Price Purchase Order Form...

The 5/5/2020 Retail Price Purchase Order Form listed the 3407 as starting at $303,732. The $28,108 price increase exceeds my pension's Cost Of Living increase I received last year.



That is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-19-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By joes2901
If the cutout specs for the 8 and 10 cuft refrig...

If the cutout specs for the 8 and 10 cuft refrig are the same you can replace the smaller with the larger refrig. I asked for the 10 cuft with ice maker instead of the 8 cuft without and Newmar said...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 02-22-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,362
Posted By joes2901
Thanks Mike for the great Lithium video. Has the...

Thanks Mike for the great Lithium video. Has the Lithium technology advanced enough to be able to work in HOT areas like the SW USA where temps run 110 to 115 in the late spring thru late fall?
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-17-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By joes2901
I tow a 2008 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab 6.5' behind my...

I tow a 2008 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab 6.5' behind my 2012 Bay Star 2901; loaded it weighs 4,700 lbs. It is my mobile chuck wagon and carries stuff that would make the 2901 exceed the GVWR.

I am...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-26-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By joes2901
My Bay Star had little usable galley space. I...

My Bay Star had little usable galley space. I decided to discard the Newmar installed top and replace it with a corian stone looking top with a large single sink, better faucet and a smaller 2...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-24-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By joes2901
I replaced the Ford engine battery with a pair of...

I replaced the Ford engine battery with a pair of Lifeline GPL-24Ts it gives better cranking power, and runs the hydraulic jacks, and other loads with ease. They work well with the 4 Lifeline L16s...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,545
Posted By joes2901
The solar, AGM battery banks, suspension...

The solar, AGM battery banks, suspension improvements, etc. in my signature below. They were all installed in the first 3 months at a little over $35K. They enabled the boondocking I have been...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-12-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,124
Posted By joes2901
That is the genius of being self sufficient in...

That is the genius of being self sufficient in national energy production from coal, oil, natural gas, etc. When windmills break or clouds come life can go on undisturbed.

Only nuclear powered...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,019
Posted By joes2901
Press the upper left button on the thermostat to...

Press the upper left button on the thermostat to turn it on; the light in the middle should lite up. Press the mode until furnace shows up, then use the < or > buttons to set the furnace temp. Check...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-22-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,242
Posted By joes2901
Amen to that!

Amen to that!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-17-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By joes2901
I love 6,600' up to mid-Oct, dry camping in the...

I love 6,600' up to mid-Oct, dry camping in the Tetons before the CG closes. At 16 degrees overnight, the fresh water tank heater keeps it at 40 degrees, the furnace at 55 degrees cycles on about 6...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-03-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,162
Views: 1,100,851
Posted By joes2901
AND, it is near to one of the best Pasty and...

AND, it is near to one of the best Pasty and large cruller donuts shops, Roys.. I stayed 2.5 months in the area including Hancock RV park in 2014 after the UP Rally. Grandpaw's homestead in the UP...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-09-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By joes2901
I want a 27" or 30" range in my next RV. I like...

I want a 27" or 30" range in my next RV. I like the Ventana's 3717; the induction range space should have an oven like my Thermadore at home (I can cook 10 pasties at once). A multi burner...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-11-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By joes2901
Add solar panels, and program the MS2812 to run...

Add solar panels, and program the MS2812 to run the generator when the Lifeline AGM coach & engine battery banks need charging. It handles the battery chores ( plus monthly exercise) while you relax...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-26-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 43,921
Posted By joes2901
Ferdie, the third picture shows what appears to...

Ferdie, the third picture shows what appears to be 2 cracks/breaks by the left bolt on that bearing cap.
Rust is around it. Did the Freightliner or Cummins folks say what caused that? Is it a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-16-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By joes2901
It will cost less to go with propane, and the...

It will cost less to go with propane, and the residential refig if you want the higher capacity. I boondock in NW Wyoming and have hookups only if at a Newmar rally at a RV park. The 765 watt...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By joes2901
Solar panels would be handy if you park in...

Solar panels would be handy if you park in several hours of sunshine each day. Nothing to hook up, unhook, cord to put away. Just get in start up and go, the batteries stay charged from the sun. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-20-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By joes2901
What size is the fuel tank under the driver's...

What size is the fuel tank under the driver's step? Is the tank in the compartment just for the generator next to it?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,854
Posted By joes2901
I was similarly treated by Sky River in Paso...

I was similarly treated by Sky River in Paso Robles in Calif. The worst sleazy used car salesman ethics. I drove 250 miles, was told the wanted more money, $8k, 4k, then $1.5k which I paid via...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-20-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By joes2901
The days before the big tent show enable us to...

The days before the big tent show enable us to maximize the fellowship time with other Newmar owners. There is plenty of time afterwards for shopping for rv and other stuff. I would move after a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-15-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,628
Posted By joes2901
I have determined that a 37' to 38' Super C ought...

I have determined that a 37' to 38' Super C ought to be the replacement for my boondocking Bay Star. I like the Ventana 3717, but the B 6.7 engine, exhaust brake, smaller diameter tires, and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-15-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,628
Posted By joes2901
Class A buyer's are not supposed to know about...

Class A buyer's are not supposed to know about chassis stuff and that the Class 8, like the Cascadia, has a wider cab, better driver reclining, and road manners.
After making the RV part fit the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 101,228
Posted By joes2901
The Options and Special Orders were the reason I...

The Options and Special Orders were the reason I bought my Newmar RV. As Class A sales slow again, Newmar could grow to an even better RV company if it allowed CHASSIS OPTIONS and SPECIAL ORDERS. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-27-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
After replacing the strings in 3 window shades...

After replacing the strings in 3 window shades and a 4th needing fixing too I looked into MCD Duo shades as a replacement. Their web-site indicated the Platinum Duo shades were their best grade of...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
500+? That is because more than just a few are...

500+? That is because more than just a few are interested in still having higher quality affordable motorhomes built thru the 2020s decade.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-25-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By joes2901
Teton County, WY is terribly short of nice RV...

Teton County, WY is terribly short of nice RV parks. I recall in 2013, or there abouts, they passed a County development plan that required at least 240 acres for any new RV park (rental or co-op). ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,587
Posted By joes2901
Is Earl D. Miller of Mishawaka, Indiana a member...

Is Earl D. Miller of Mishawaka, Indiana a member of the Newmar family. Several days ago their was a story that he owed $5.2 million for some Amish investment schemes that were problematic.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
How long until the nearest Camping World is the...

How long until the nearest Camping World is the place to get any Newmar motorhome and get it serviced?

I think there will be more mouths to feed after the conglomerate takeover: the payment to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-23-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By joes2901
Newmar must have gotten a bargain price on...

Newmar must have gotten a bargain price on windows that were seconds or returns from other coach mfgrs.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-23-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By joes2901
Get well soon.

Get well soon.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-23-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,697
Posted By joes2901
It would cost less to change the differential...

It would cost less to change the differential gear ratio. Depending on how fast you want to drive when cruising, a 4.89 ratio if you have a Meritor rear axle or 5.22 with a Detroit will wake up your...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-22-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,881
Posted By joes2901
It appears that WBO in more in the conglomerate...

It appears that WBO in more in the conglomerate business than in the motorhome building business. It's current interest is owning high priced recreation/lifestyle companies which tend to cycle...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-22-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
Looking at this from a business perspective,...

Looking at this from a business perspective, Newmar benefits from having new coaches out of service for as long as possible. It reduces the amount of things that break while still under the 12 month...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-21-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,283
Posted By joes2901
Has anyone been to NorthTrail to look at it and...

Has anyone been to NorthTrail to look at it and recorded any info about what tire series and size Michlins were installed? Anyone get a picture of the page on a cabinet door or yellow tag on the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-21-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By joes2901
Newmar and the dealers are peddlers and want to...

Newmar and the dealers are peddlers and want to upsell to maximize their profit to unconscionable levels.

The evidence, if you don't pay enough you get poorer wheels, tires, and brakes on the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-21-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By joes2901
Attending the 2019 RVIA in Fontana?

The 2019 RVIA Show on Oct 4-13,2019 will be at the AAA Racetrack in Fontana, CA. Who is planning to attend this show?

I plan to go to look at some other than Newmar RVs this year. In past...
Forum: Truck Conversions 09-21-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By joes2901
Does the Renegade Verona lack a device to charge...

Does the Renegade Verona lack a device to charge the chassis batteries when the house batteries are being charged at greater than 13.2 volts?

Does it have a switch that allows the house battery...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By joes2901
I think the AGS runs 2 wires to the generator and...

I think the AGS runs 2 wires to the generator and each pulse starts or stops the generator. The AGS also has a temperature sensor on a cable that you place inside the RV or you can use the external...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By joes2901
Newmar wants you to buy a much more expensive RV...

Newmar wants you to buy a much more expensive RV to get the good useful stuff. The small liquid acid batteries and inverters, and controller Newmar installed are OK if only going to campgrounds with...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By joes2901
Mine did that 5 years ago and I rely on a weekly...

Mine did that 5 years ago and I rely on a weekly glance at the fresh water tank to see what the level is. You will thereby learn to estimate how long to the next refill.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By joes2901
If you have the BMK then look at the battery bank...

If you have the BMK then look at the battery bank SOC and what stage of charging the controller is using (bulk, absorb, or float). If your are in float mode (nearing full charged) you will see less...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
Remember, all corporate, company, owner,...

Remember, all corporate, company, owner, exec/mgr, and PR statements are to protect what they have and advance their interest ahead of yours. Most Newmar owners have lived long enough to know to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
For interesting information read Winnebago's...

For interesting information read Winnebago's acquisition announcements for the past several years. The Chris Craft and Grand Designs are like the Newmar one. The big + for WBO was the ability to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
I think it is pertinent due to our concerns about...

I think it is pertinent due to our concerns about the continuation of Newmar as a source of quality motorhomes and service. How/why does someone dump the corpse of a profitible, well regarded,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
Thanks Akdare, you are correct. As a retired...

Thanks Akdare, you are correct.
As a retired CPA/MBA I learned how hard it is to explain the complexity of business succession and trust planning to people just worried about being able to make the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
That sounds nice. But what assures are...

That sounds nice.

But what assures are there that Winnibago has contracted to take on all the costs of Newmar's warranties and promises to customers with pre-Winnebago Newmars?

Has...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-17-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 69,987
Posted By joes2901
The prudent builder of a business who thinks and...

The prudent builder of a business who thinks and cares about what happens to it after they die will have the business buy the life insurance to cover the death taxes. The cost of the life insurance...
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