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Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-18-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,905
Posted By flyfishidaho
Nice! A great addition to the manuals on my 04...

Nice! A great addition to the manuals on my 04 DSDP with the 3126E!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-15-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By flyfishidaho
Good to know. Thanks for the heads up:thumb:

Good to know. Thanks for the heads up:thumb:
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-15-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By flyfishidaho
Ineresting, I've had several Sharp carousel...

Ineresting, I've had several Sharp carousel microwaves. I'll be looking at it.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-15-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By flyfishidaho
Thanks Bill. Yep the Advantum is the one I am...

Thanks Bill. Yep the Advantum is the one I am going to get.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-12-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By flyfishidaho
Seems that GE is getting top marks. I'll be...

Seems that GE is getting top marks. I'll be looking at it closely. This is actually part of a bigger project to remodel the kitchen. Looking to get rid of the oven and go to a cooktop and dishwasher...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-11-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By flyfishidaho
Well, 2 1/2 years is a pretty good track record...

Well, 2 1/2 years is a pretty good track record for one that inexpensive. I will certainly be looking at it! Thanks!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-11-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By flyfishidaho
Best Microwave/Convection Ovens

Hi all;
My microwave has developed a leak and actually melted part of the plastic bezel around the door.

https://www.trbowlin.com/wp-admin/upload.php?item=3452
I want to replace it with a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By flyfishidaho
Thanks. I changed the font...been considering...

Thanks. I changed the font...been considering that for a while..the peace sign on the other hand... I'll think about it!:cool:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By flyfishidaho
Storing your RV

As a full-time RV'er, I hadn't really thought much about storing my 40' Newmar Dutchstar, but it is starting to look like I am going to have to do that for a while to take care of my aging father. To...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-13-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,525
Posted By flyfishidaho
I'm trying to find a way to nicely respond to...

I'm trying to find a way to nicely respond to this. He is full of crap and just trying to sell you stuff he gets a commission on selling.
A 30 amp breaker will provide up to 30 amps continuously....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-12-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By flyfishidaho
I replaced mine with the Girard tankless....

I replaced mine with the Girard tankless. UNLIMITED hot water. It is propane only and I do not miss the motor heating nor it being on 110v. It sips propane as I can usually run 6 months on 35 gallons...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-12-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,525
Posted By flyfishidaho
Interesting. I'm going to look into that. I...

Interesting. I'm going to look into that. I winter in Tucson and I am in a 30amp spot. I have tons of solar (1860 watts) and wanted to do the same thing. I just go in and kill the breaker to the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-12-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By flyfishidaho
04' DSDP Dash matting

If I leave anything heavy on my dash by the front door for any length of time I get indentations in the covering. I left my car keys up there the other day and it took three days for the mark to go...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-12-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
Boy that's a bummer. I hate to hear that and am...

Boy that's a bummer. I hate to hear that and am happy I ripped mine out and replaced it with a residential.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-12-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
Microstation....Yea we had a ton of those types...

Microstation....Yea we had a ton of those types at the engineering company... :bow:

I am postponing my upgrade for a month until I get out to Arkansas where I can access people with good metal...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-11-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
In a video I watched on YouTube the guys from...

In a video I watched on YouTube the guys from Battleborn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s64CuK5Yy_o recommended you don't use heating pads underneath. I think it might create hot spots, think about...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-11-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
Thanks. Yea much of what I am doing is applicable...

Thanks. Yea much of what I am doing is applicable to your rig. I'll be doing a complete tour of my system in the future.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-11-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,160
Posted By flyfishidaho
I did this but be careful. I installed a larger...

I did this but be careful. I installed a larger chassis battery maintainer solar panel and then two weeks later had to install a new chassis battery charge controller. The larger panel fried the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-11-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
Yes, already started the video of the design...

Yes, already started the video of the design phase. Been modeling the compartment and batts with an 15 year old copy of Autocad I bought when I was doing a bunch of house plans as a side hustle. My...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-10-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
Hi. I actually read your post and really liked...

Hi. I actually read your post and really liked the write up. Excellent job and I did pick up a few pointers. I've been working towards this final phase of my project for a couple of years now. I have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-10-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
Yep I try and avoid cold as much as possible but...

Yep I try and avoid cold as much as possible but you are correct. The low temp cutoff on the Battleborn batts I am going to use is 25 degrees.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-10-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
Yes it does have the 6 batt tray. I am going to...

Yes it does have the 6 batt tray. I am going to remove the tray and rebuild the compartment so I can climate control the lithium side. I've watched that series and actually considered going with the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
Yea, totally true. My problem is that my batt...

Yea, totally true. My problem is that my batt compartment is back by the engine and after a long run down the road on a hot day I've seen my lead acid's temp above 100 degrees. I'm going to use some...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-09-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By flyfishidaho
Lithium upgrade battery compartment enclosure

Planning out the upgrade to lithium and was wondering if anyone has done this them selves? I read the great post here on something similar but I am going to do this myself and was looking for others...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-09-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,161
Posted By flyfishidaho
I installed the Sealand II on my 04' DSDP. They...

I installed the Sealand II on my 04' DSDP. They work good but still get flaky if I slack off on flushing correctly.

The basic problem is we are not flushing our tanks correctly and crud is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-09-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By flyfishidaho
On my 04' DSDP the filter is mounted to the...

On my 04' DSDP the filter is mounted to the frame. Very convenient.
https://www.trbowlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/fuel-filter-loc.png

It's accessed easily from the battery compartment. I'm...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-09-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By flyfishidaho
In my 04' Dutchstar it was stapled in....LOTS and...

In my 04' Dutchstar it was stapled in....LOTS and LOTS of staples. I made a video where I was replacing the carpet with full thickness bamboo. https://youtu.be/4woICs5tH-E
If your just doing carpet...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,048
Posted By flyfishidaho
You can do it your self. I've repaired many...

You can do it your self. I've repaired many scratches in my RV over the years because of the cost. I have a video on my YouTube channel that shows how easy it really is to do major scratch repair. As...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By flyfishidaho
Newmar parts may be able to supply the key...

Newmar parts may be able to supply the key 'blank' but you will still have to have it cut to your lock. I had a lockout a couple of years ago and when the locksmith came to pick the lock I had him...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-13-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,311
Posted By flyfishidaho
I installed the Roadmaster Invisibrake and it is...

I installed the Roadmaster Invisibrake and it is working perfectly. My hobby is making RV How To videos and you can check out the install video here.

https://youtu.be/wVvWwxjeg8g

No clunky...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By flyfishidaho
I needed to match color for a minor repair on my...

I needed to match color for a minor repair on my 04' DSDP. First the color code may not help much because of sun fading. I removed the fuel filler door (had the correct color paint) and took it to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-13-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By flyfishidaho
The cables are secured to the roof framing. I...

The cables are secured to the roof framing. I replaced my roof this past summer and Newmar zip ties all the cables in the roof to stop them from failing because they are rubbing against the roof...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-13-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By flyfishidaho
I installed the SeaLevel II system on my 04'...

I installed the SeaLevel II system on my 04' DSDP. It was a piece of cake. This unit also has propane level and I did have to replace the sender on the propane tank...It was not working anyway. I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-13-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
YEA it sent a chill down my back when I saw all...

YEA it sent a chill down my back when I saw all the charring on the ceiling of my rig when I replaced my Nevercold with the Samsung!
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-23-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
1 degree..I'll say BS as well. Even the best...

1 degree..I'll say BS as well. Even the best automatic leveling system will have more error than that when it thinks it's level. Yes the coach in this fire had the recall unit on it as did mine. I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-23-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
I found the same thing on my unit when I replaced...

I found the same thing on my unit when I replaced it with an all electrichttps://www.trbowlin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/fridge-burn-rusty.jpg
Slow 10 year old...LMAO:) BTW the towels you see in...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-23-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
It did according to the owners of the RV.

It did according to the owners of the RV.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-21-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
Of course this has been the talk of the park all...

Of course this has been the talk of the park all week. I talked to one fellow who had a Halon (I doubt it was halon, more likely FM-227) automatic fire extinguisher installed in back of the unit. I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-21-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
So sorry to hear this. When I first started...

So sorry to hear this. When I first started having trouble with mine in 2012 I did some research and was appalled at the frequency of fires. While I was researching for the video fridge fires are the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-21-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
Awesome... Thanks for commenting.. I totally...

Awesome... Thanks for commenting.. I totally agree and as I mentioned in the video I have my entire propane system checked by a certified technician used to working with propane appliances every...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-20-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
Yes indeed! The problem is that a lot of people...

Yes indeed! The problem is that a lot of people dont event know about that. I am adding that to the checklist I posted on my website.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-19-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,706
Posted By flyfishidaho
Yep...another Norcold Fridge Fire and an RV Fire Safety Reminder

Hey friends. I know this has been beat to death on this forum but my neighbors in the park I spend my winters in Tucson at just had their Norcold (Nevercold till they catch on fire) fridge destroy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By flyfishidaho
Ah although I whined a little it was not that...

Ah although I whined a little it was not that difficult. Just basic carpentry skills was all it took. Thanks for watching Steve!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By flyfishidaho
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By flyfishidaho
WOW...300 hours, man that is a lot of work!

WOW...300 hours, man that is a lot of work!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By flyfishidaho
I had a leak develop due to some ice damning that...

I had a leak develop due to some ice damning that had damaged the sheathing. I wanted to install new solar and needed a good substrate to mount the panels so I had to do the project.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-07-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By flyfishidaho
Replacing the roof on my Class A Newmar Dutchstar

Hi all;

I recently had to replace the roof on my class A. I recorded a series of videos documenting the process and have posted a summary from start to finish on my YouTube Channel.

If you've...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-11-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By flyfishidaho
It's been my experience that the top half of the...

It's been my experience that the top half of the tank goes faster than the bottom half... Just my casual observation:D
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-07-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By flyfishidaho
I researched this and you are correct, it was...

I researched this and you are correct, it was Brite-Tek. Unfortunately it took several days to get the videos uploaded so I don't have the time to correct my titles. I will remedy this when I post my...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-07-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By flyfishidaho
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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