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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-06-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Btheresoon
Well now we know!

Thanks all, not at all what I was thinking, we had a Dutch Star in past , so I guess it had them but we’re automatic? I never realized. I did notice the slide locks on the fiver but have not been...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Btheresoon
What is it?

Ok, so I have been doing this RV thing for a long time so I’m feeling a little ignorant to have to ask. This was in our fiver when we bought it, what might it be used for ?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Btheresoon
That’s great

That’s sounds like the best plan. I went ahead and opened them, but I think I will close now that all is drained. Thanks everyone!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-03-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Btheresoon
Oops

Yea ! We never use the outside shower, forgot all about it. Thanks
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-03-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Btheresoon
Winter prep

First time prepping this rig for winter. Think everything went well, but was wondering about the system drain valves. I opened them up before adding antifreeze. Seem like even though all lines are...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-03-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By Btheresoon
Thank you! Always value the input I get from...

Thank you! Always value the input I get from iRV2! MS happycampers , great install , like your ability to improvise. Yes, I am aware of designated circuit. I have a main line junction box after the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-01-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By Btheresoon
Countertops

We would like to upgrade our countertops. We have a 2012 5er with gas stove and corian tops. DW wants induction stove top, we are 50 amp, so I am good with that. Would like to do granite or something...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-11-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Btheresoon
Thank you all. Gives me a place to start. And...

Thank you all. Gives me a place to start. And yes, a better antenna up top is in my future
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-09-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Btheresoon
Tv signal

I know there are a ton of threads on tv reception, BUT, this is a bit different. I have a king directional antenna and a built in booster from 2012. My TVs are also 2012 ( might be changing that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-01-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,233
Posted By Btheresoon
As a last resort remove the left side plumbing...

As a last resort remove the left side plumbing and thread in a solid pipe nipple for leverage. Then get mean with the filter wrench or giant pliers or??
The bigger issue is how to avoid these...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-29-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Btheresoon
Oh my !!!!!! Not even if they pay me the 1000.00.

Oh my !!!!!! Not even if they pay me the 1000.00.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-29-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Btheresoon
Check it out

Just a reminder to us all to keep an eye on your traveling home/tow vehicle and everything that connects the two. You need not look hard on this site to find examples of equipment failure. Just...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Btheresoon
Thank you !

Thanks all,
Scenic route hits all the points. Yes, there are too many variables to mention. Most of the facility things I am flexible on. Would just want to know going in what to expect. Part of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-13-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Btheresoon
New storage building

Hi all,
I have been reading a lot of threads on RV storage and have leaned a lot from everyone here, Thank you. Now, we purchased our current RV (Newmar kountry Aire fifth wheel) about a year ago....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-20-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Btheresoon
Good point, even though I know that, I think I...

Good point, even though I know that, I think I will mark and tag it in some way so know else gets ahold of it and uses it in the wrong way. Thank you !
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-19-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Btheresoon
New approach

Thanks again for your input! I’m learning but still not 100 percent sure on all of it.
I talked to a RV shop guy today( one who I have gotten great advice from in the past). He’s telling me that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-19-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Btheresoon
Thanks

Thanks for your input, I’m always interested in the experience of the people who have been there done that. We can all learn a lot from one another’s experience.


Thank you all!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-17-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Btheresoon
Transfer switch question

Hey all, I have a question, hoping someone can help me out. Our RV has 50 amp service. Everything works perfectly when on shore power, recently we ran on out 30 amp Honda 3000 generator and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-16-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Btheresoon
4 down?

I suppose this is not my best idea ever but was curious if anyone else is four down towing behind the fifth wheel? Back several years ago I towed a boat , and a flat bed trailer sometimes( with a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-16-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Btheresoon
Hey roadrunner II

Thanks for the info on the plate. Just like you said, I removed the four bolts , the bottom plate just fell off. Put the bolts back in and good to go !
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-13-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By Btheresoon
Etching?

I have been in the water treatment business for over 30 years and have seen every possible problem, I think ? So, first, yes hard water turns to undiscovered lime when heated basically. That’s the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-13-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Btheresoon
Thank you !

All good input. Great to have everyone weigh in I think I will go with the B&W. I am going to pull that plate off of the hitch and see what is up. If needed I think I will just cut it off and grind...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-12-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Btheresoon
New truck

Just traded the 2020 F350 SRW for a long bed dually 2021. Was using a pull rite hitch with the short bed. I’m thinking I would like to do something different now that I have the long bed. Obviously...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-06-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Btheresoon
Thank you for your input

Thank you for your input
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-06-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Btheresoon
Transfer switch

I hooked our 50 amp fifth wheel up to our Honda 3000 generator( via 30 amp adapter) for the first time this last weekend. At first the progressive industries surge/ safety box I installed earlier...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 06-12-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Btheresoon
Newmar kountry Aire :: 2012

Newmar kountry Aire :: 2012 (2021-06-12 10:47:37)
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-10-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Btheresoon
Good deal !

Thanks Skip. That’s good info to know.

Thank you for your reply
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-09-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Btheresoon
LP valve WH switch

Couple of quick questions that are pretty basic for this group but I do need a little clarification.
So, attached is a pic of the propane valve. I’m guessing that when the primary is empty it will...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Btheresoon
Thank you !

Yes I love the duals as well as most everything else about it. There are not many out there. We were prepared to go a long way to get one but found this one just the next town over. We looked at a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-06-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Btheresoon
Kountry Aire specs

Was looking around for a spec sheet for our recently purchased 2012 Newmar kountry Aire fifth wheel. I know most everyone on this thread has a class a but figured this was a good place to start. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 17,106
Posted By Btheresoon
I would have to agree with what everyone has...

I would have to agree with what everyone has already said. Rv’s are big bucks and repairs are big bucks ! Not to mention sales tax , excise tax , insurance etc, depending where you live. We had a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-08-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Btheresoon
Thank you! A great help, I don’t have a bumper so...

Thank you! A great help, I don’t have a bumper so would need to have welding shop fabricate brackets.
Thanks again
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-03-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Btheresoon
Storage deck

Looking for a dual mount rack for the back of our fifth wheel. It doesn’t have a bumper but there are two very handy and heavy duty mounting plates underneath. Anyone know who makes this one or have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-18-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Btheresoon
Update, went out to RV today to track down the...

Update, went out to RV today to track down the power supply for thermostat. Had zero 12v anywhere?? Batteries are completely dead. So not as concerned about thermostat thinking it may be a related...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-16-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Btheresoon
Good info thank you, I had considered it could...

Good info thank you, I had considered it could have an internal battery but it is the stock unit. I will start tracking down power source.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-16-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Btheresoon
Thermostat

Hello all,
Looking forward to a great summer with the new (to us) RV. Just pulled out of winter storage. Put in some new batteries and plugged it into a 50 amp. Do not have power to the thermostat?...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-24-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Btheresoon
Yes, I traced it down to the auto transfer...

Yes, I traced it down to the auto transfer switch. I am using dog bone style adapter from RV store 50-30 then 30-20 Power to the transfer switch but nothing past that. I am going to check to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-23-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Btheresoon
Update

All great info, thank you! So I did read something about the charger not charging batteries when drawn down too low. The remote charger should bring them up. I have ac to the power cord where it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-22-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Btheresoon
No AC power

Just got a 2012 Newmar kountry aire. Everything was working fine, then I dropped it off for brake and axle check up. Set for weeks with no power. So, batteries are totally drained. It’s a 50 amp plug...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-30-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,518
Posted By Btheresoon
more questions

ok, first let me say i agree with what everyone is saying about the 3/4 ton srw is not near enough truck. so, i have a 2020 f350 srw, we have been looking at some of the smaller DRV's the 34resa or...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-27-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Btheresoon
yep

stayed there a few nights back in 2018. as stated, its all in your expectations. we had a ok site , not much grass or anything but all the hook ups worked. i do recall the amenities didnt look like...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 07-09-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Btheresoon
Hello Mr Paul, we are looking at a 2016 DRV That...

Hello Mr Paul, we are looking at a 2016 DRV That has been used very little. I have had a cedar creek years ago and mor recently a class A but that proved a bit pricey for us. Do you have any helpful...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-28-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Btheresoon
What am I missing?

Years ago had a small fifth wheel, more recently we took a 2 year gad about with DS 4369 we purchased after selling our home. loved it but a bit much now that we are not full time. Thinking about a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-31-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,484
Posted By Btheresoon
Once and for all, here’s the scoop

Water quality is a concern for all of us. I have worked in water treatment for 30 plus years. I have nothing to gain here but criticism soooo.... 1st. Everyone lives downstream, you get it. Water...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-26-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,569
Posted By Btheresoon
The only time the water softener in home or RV ,...

The only time the water softener in home or RV , should have residual air like this is prolonged storage, not backwashed enough, or as mentioned before did not get flushed sufficiently after a...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-23-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,569
Posted By Btheresoon
Ok, can not say with 100 percent certainty but,...

Ok, can not say with 100 percent certainty but, this could be from a few sources. 1. Not likely but salty water from a water softener if not rinsed enough ( water would taste salty) 2. Any small...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-27-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,484
Posted By Btheresoon
Better water

We installed a 12,000 grain fully automatic softener in the bay just behind batteries. You never know what kind of water you are hooking up to do how often to regenerate is somewhat of a guess. Still...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-10-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,924
Posted By Btheresoon
If in question “things just seemed off” we would...

If in question “things just seemed off” we would use the coke can test. If your not sure the floor is level then ???? Just put a full can on the floor and slightly roll it in each direction. Is your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-30-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,859
Posted By Btheresoon
Uncle Sam and cousin county !

I would have to agree with most of what has been mentioned above. We had a few rentals with both good and bad experiences. The thing not mentioned is that as soon as it becomes “income property” an...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-23-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,531
Posted By Btheresoon
We did not have a Preasure washer hooked up, but...

We did not have a Preasure washer hooked up, but this is a great idea. You will use less DI water increasing resin life. As for how to route it, I like redbaron’s idea of an access hole in floor. You...
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