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Forum: Just Conversation 11-18-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 18,268
Posted By speedway
Haldex Air dryer (only 3 years old), quit me. Low...

Haldex Air dryer (only 3 years old), quit me. Low Air buzzer came on in traffic, managed to coast and lead traffic lights until I got to a parking lot. Spring brake deployed as I as I rolled to a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-01-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,395
Posted By speedway
Downloaded the mudflap app last night, tried...

Downloaded the mudflap app last night, tried several towns on my usual route north. Sarasota Fl, Dothan Al, Montgomery Al, Tupelo MS, Jackson TN. No Mudflap fuel stations. Maybe coverage is better in...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-01-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 18,268
Posted By speedway
3 Months, 5500 miles, toilet seal leaking after...

3 Months, 5500 miles, toilet seal leaking after new flooring install, replaced by Mobil RV tech (I don’t enjoy plumbing work). Month later Kwikee steps stuck out, found a control module for my older...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-29-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By speedway
I assume you have already looked in the engine...

I assume you have already looked in the engine and genny bay, but, just in case you haven't, look at the filters (Oil Fuel and Air) and see if the techs have written the date when installed.
I have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-30-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,719
Posted By speedway
We recently did an interior remodel and are happy...

We recently did an interior remodel and are happy with the results.
Given the current high prices that used coach’s are bringing, reliability concerns with DPF/DEF and sophisticated electronics on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-26-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,719
Posted By speedway
I do tow, a SRX Caddy on Landgrebe dolly...

I do tow, a SRX Caddy on Landgrebe dolly (estimated weight 5200 lbs).
Also I occasionally tow a 24’ enclosed car trailer to track day events. Estimate car and trailer combo weight 8K lbs.
Haven’t...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,719
Posted By speedway
We purchased our first Motorhome 3 years ago from...

We purchased our first Motorhome 3 years ago from original owner. It was 14 year old Newmar MA, the unit was well maintained with 58K miles.
To date the coach has been very reliable, we replaced...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-19-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By speedway
I have loaded and unloaded in a light rain but...

I have loaded and unloaded in a light rain but not in a down pour. I would wait it out. I like to load the day before departing so I can better manage weather.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-19-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By speedway
I am sure that happens. I went with a used dolly,...

I am sure that happens. I went with a used dolly, we weren’t sure how long we would keep our current car, didn’t want to purchase base plate etc. on an older car. Paid $2500.00 for 2 year old...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-18-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By speedway
Are new car electronics making Dollys more popular?

Traveling from Florida to Minnesota I am seeing more Dollys on the Road and in
Campgrounds than last year.
Maybe just coincidental, but, I wonder, are the sophisticated (complicated) electronics,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-27-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By speedway
I was in the same position 3 years ago when we...

I was in the same position 3 years ago when we purchased our first Motorhome.

I have never flat towed, but it looks much more convenient. Quick hookup and decoupling.

But some aspects gave me...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-12-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,440
Posted By speedway
Check out Demco and Landgrebe, both have caster...

Check out Demco and Landgrebe, both have caster steering and fixed ramps. Both are well built.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-30-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By speedway
I used a wire tracer to locate the factory...

I used a wire tracer to locate the factory controller pigtail.. It was buried in a wire loom to the right of the steering column. Very tedious to locate. In addition to being tough to find it wasn’t...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-15-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By speedway
Didn't notice what chassis you have, obviously if...

Didn't notice what chassis you have, obviously if Spartan then Filter locations will/could be different.

Regarding your backup camera info, rvcams.com is a good source for knowledge and products....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-14-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By speedway
Congrats on your new to you ride. I have same...

Congrats on your new to you ride. I have same year MADP on FL chassis, coming up on 70K miles. I am second owner had it for 3 years. I am in your neighborhood. PM me if you like.

As for the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-13-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,745
Posted By speedway
I own a dolly from this manufacturer, (Landgrebe...

I own a dolly from this manufacturer, (Landgrebe in Valparaiso Indiana.)

Construction is robust, customer service is good.

Mine doesn’t have the deck for golf cart / cycle, but, it does have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-24-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By speedway
I suspect it might enhance the value (pennies on...

I suspect it might enhance the value (pennies on the dollar?) a bit if selling to an individual.

Doubt a dealer would add anything over wholesale on a trade.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-23-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By speedway
Mark, Thanks for sharing your remodel story!...

Mark,
Thanks for sharing your remodel story! It’s a pricey endeavor to be sure.

Several ways to look at (rationalize) the cost.

The cost is less than the sales tax on a new MADP. 😁

The...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-23-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By speedway
Trade or remodel?

We enjoy our 04 MADP 4017, typically spend summer months in it. After 3 years of ownership we thought would it be nice to have:

1.5 bath
Washer/dryer
Tag axle
450/500HP
King bed
Res fridge
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-14-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Posted By speedway
Check out Landgrebe tow dollies at...

Check out Landgrebe tow dollies at www.towtrailer.com
Robust construction, caster steering.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-07-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By speedway
Found the cause of my sagging electric seat...

Found the cause of my sagging electric seat adjustment motor.

Access is tough, spent couple hours trying to put back where it belongs. No Joy.

Probably end up pulling the seat to gain access.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,702
Posted By speedway
Will follow your post as I too am looking for a...

Will follow your post as I too am looking for a tag. Looking for pre DPF/DEF with Cummins power.

Currently have 04 MADP 4017. Been shopping 06/07 Essex but EPLEX scares me. Finding sellers...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By speedway
Good idea! I will do that this weekend. ...

Good idea! I will do that this weekend.

Thanks 007!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By speedway
Thanks for the input! Both fore and aft worm...

Thanks for the input! Both fore and aft worm gears have lube and move quickly and quietly. The motor on the fore worm gear ‘sags’ down and catches on seat pedestal.
I think it should remain...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-04-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By speedway
Drivers seat restricted fore/aft travel

Recently (Flexsteel) drivers seat travel would be inconsistent. Might travel aft to the Max one time then later stop short. Same going forward, occasionally stopping short of full forward.
Took a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-29-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By speedway
Dollys with ‘Caster Steer’ track and tow well....

Dollys with ‘Caster Steer’ track and tow well. Might be worth a look before you purchase.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-12-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By speedway
Landgrebe Mfg in Valparaiso (www.towtrailer.com)...

Landgrebe Mfg in Valparaiso (www.towtrailer.com) makes a rugged tow dolly. I like the ‘caster steering’, it tracks well.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By speedway
I can’t see anything obvious, no cracks in the...

I can’t see anything obvious, no cracks in the plastic housing, O ring looks ok but it’s hard and lacks flexibility.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By speedway
I decided to by pass the strainer as a test....

I decided to by pass the strainer as a test. Without strainer pump shuts off in 3-4 seconds!
Order new one on Amazon.

Thanks again to all for great advice and help!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By speedway
55AQUAJET ARV My old pump was shutting off...

55AQUAJET ARV

My old pump was shutting off so I am discounting a leak. Although a leak is always a possibility I see no obvious evidence. We are parked on concrete for last 12 days with no wet...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By speedway
Flyboy, Thanks for that information! I pulled...

Flyboy,
Thanks for that information! I pulled the pump and found a small piece of debris lodged in the O ring seal on the strainer. Disassembled strainer, cleaned, put petroleum jelly on O ring and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-20-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By speedway
JFXG, thanks for the reply! Currently in a COE...

JFXG, thanks for the reply! Currently in a COE campground with no water access at my site. One more night here then we will be back in FHU campgrounds for the duration of this trip and I can bleed...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By speedway
Old Biscuit, Thanks for reply and info! ...

Old Biscuit,

Thanks for reply and info!

Winterize valve is closed, the suction hose is plugged and clamped.

Hose clamps are pex, don’t have tools for that (yet). Hoses appear tight.

I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By speedway
Water Tank Fill Valve Question

Currently have excessive air in water lines and searching for the source. Have bled lines several times over the last week with no change.

I suspect tank fill valve but ignorant about how to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By speedway
Check out M4 products, very knowledgeable,...

Check out M4 products, very knowledgeable, quality products.
M4led.com
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-31-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By speedway
I had the same issue when adding a trailer brake...

I had the same issue when adding a trailer brake controller on our 04 MADP.
I ordered a tekonsha controller with a chassis specific pig tail from etrailer.
Couldn’t locate the factory pigtail...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-03-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By speedway
Assembly pictures

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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-03-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By speedway
04 Mountain Aire turn signal assembly issue

Replacing RH turn/park lens assembly. The old assembly is held in place but self tapping sheet metal screws. LH side has same screws. These fastners are obviously not OE and have been added to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By speedway
I have one of those as well. Very handy and easy...

I have one of those as well. Very handy and easy to store.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-28-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
marker light base

Here is the base for lights.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-26-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
Thanks for the silicone technique advice, I will...

Thanks for the silicone technique advice, I will try and follow it.

Your fabrication skills continue to impress, mine are weak to nonexistent!

Our MA has a safe in the closet as well and a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-25-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
Dav L, appreciate the reply. There appears to be...

Dav L, appreciate the reply. There appears to be a substantial void between the cap and rear closet wall. Engine bay looks more likely place for water to go. Will also watch the rear closet wall and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-23-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
AZ Dave, Thanks for reply! Waiting on new...

AZ Dave,
Thanks for reply! Waiting on new lights now, ordered from Advanced Auto Parts, price was better than Amazon with the same lead time.

I will silicone the heck out of these lights so...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-22-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
AZ, Your part # is the correct one, the lights...

AZ,
Your part # is the correct one, the lights I have won’t work, the assembly doesn’t recess deep enough, bulb protrudes too much for lens to install. My mistake to order off lens cover pt #. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By speedway
I am interested as well, I have downloaded the...

I am interested as well, I have downloaded the Bluefire app and built a screen layout on my iPad. My 04 MADP, (built 12/03) has the 6 pin OBD. Haven’t purchased the Bluetooth dongle yet, hoping to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-12-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
Thanks for the part # and information, appreciate...

Thanks for the part # and information, appreciate it!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
[QUOTE=AZDave;5258658]My 2003 Dutchstar uses a...

[QUOTE=AZDave;5258658]My 2003 Dutchstar uses a Grote that on the outside looks like the picture you posted but is a different part. You said there were two LED chips under the cover which is what I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
Thanks very much! Old lights are heavily...

Thanks very much!

Old lights are heavily siliconed, in your opinion is silicone the best way to seal? Or are there other more effective sealers you would recommend?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
Here’s a pic. Looking at it again maybe the...

Here’s a pic.
Looking at it again maybe the center piece (with the bulb) pulls out first?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By speedway
Thanks for the reply. Markers do have screws (2...

Thanks for the reply. Markers do have screws (2 ea), I have the screws out, lens is off, no traditional bulb, 2 tiny led (?). I pull and twist the white soft plastic base but, no joy. I can just see...
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