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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-31-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By dmholt
My 2012 Bay Star uses 32" blades, and I got...

My 2012 Bay Star uses 32" blades, and I got Tricos. Don't remember the model number.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-30-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By dmholt
Jam Nuts

I have a 2012 Bay Star with 19.5" wheels and Dicor Versa-Liners as my wheel simulators. I need to replace one of the jam nuts that hold the simulators onto the wheel lugs. According to Newgle, the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 646
Posted By dmholt
Happy Birthday Roger, and thanks for all you do!

Happy Birthday Roger, and thanks for all you do!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-27-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By dmholt
Could the spring in the slide topper (that rolls...

Could the spring in the slide topper (that rolls up the topper when the slide is retracted) be too tight?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By dmholt
In addition to everything above, I would add...

In addition to everything above, I would add either a Roadmaster steering stabilizer or a Safe-T-Plus stabilizer. Either will help the coach track straight, but more importantly, it will help you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By dmholt
Sounds like it might be a fuse. Try to find the...

Sounds like it might be a fuse. Try to find the fuse panel and then the fuse for the mirrors and cruise control. It seems odd that they would be on the same circuit, but that's where I'd start.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By dmholt
This link contains a lot of reviews of Thor...

This link contains a lot of reviews of Thor A.C.E. motorhomes, if that's what you're looking at.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By dmholt
Talking Groan!

Groan!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-19-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,550
Posted By dmholt
All the Newmars I know about are 10 or 11 inches...

All the Newmars I know about are 10 or 11 inches longer than their model number.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-16-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By dmholt
WD40.

WD40.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-15-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By dmholt
My 2012 Bay Star has notches also. If you want...

My 2012 Bay Star has notches also. If you want to open the basement doors more than 90 degrees, you slide the bottom of the piston up a couple of notches. Take a close look at your pistons, I would...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-04-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By dmholt
I've had trouble opening the hood on my 2012 Bay...

I've had trouble opening the hood on my 2012 Bay Star too. Thanks to Don and Scott for the suggestions on how to make it easier. I'll give it a go the next nice day.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-03-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By dmholt
I had this problem once and discovered a couple...

I had this problem once and discovered a couple of the basement lights were on. You just have to keep looking until you find the culprit. Flipping off breakers is a good way to start.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-02-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By dmholt
We have the Blue Ox Patriot II braking system,...

We have the Blue Ox Patriot II braking system, which is like your friend's Brake Buddy. It costs $1239 on Amazon and would require the installation of a breakaway cable in your vehicle. It takes...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-30-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By dmholt
You might try The Truck Shop in Cary, NC. They...

You might try The Truck Shop in Cary, NC. They are a group of retired Cary firemen who work on trucks including motorhomes. They have done excellent work on my gas motorhome. I've seen diesel...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By dmholt
Those look fantastic! Great job.

Those look fantastic! Great job.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-28-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By dmholt
The solar panel is probably just to provide a...

The solar panel is probably just to provide a small charge to one or more batteries. The one on our Bay Star is almost useless.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-28-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,995
Posted By dmholt
We have a Leesa foam mattress and love it.

We have a Leesa foam mattress and love it.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By dmholt
All of the desk/dinette combos I've seen have a...

All of the desk/dinette combos I've seen have a leaf that expands the table with two extra folding chairs usually stored in the bedroom closet.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-10-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By dmholt
You'll probably wind up in the shop no matter...

You'll probably wind up in the shop no matter which way you go. Most new coaches have some issues that have to be resolved, and used coaches can also have their problems. Perhaps the best...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-04-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By dmholt
Open the low point drains, empty the fresh water...

Open the low point drains, empty the fresh water and the hot water tanks, run the water pump dry and put some antifreeze in the drains. Then open all the faucets including the outside shower. That...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-18-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By dmholt
Or a Ventana?

Or a Ventana?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-17-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By dmholt
I agree, sounds like a defective shock. Can you...

I agree, sounds like a defective shock. Can you take it off your motorhome and try compressing it to see if it sticks when not installed? This may be hard to do given the force required.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By dmholt
It's supposed to charge the batteries. I've...

It's supposed to charge the batteries. I've never found it very helpful.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-10-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,006
Posted By dmholt
I carry a couple of cheap gardening kneeling pads...

I carry a couple of cheap gardening kneeling pads like this one -- https://www.lowes.com/pd/SAS-Safety-Gray-16-in-x-6-25-in-Foam-Kneeling-Pad/1002439692

Still have to bend knees and kneel, but...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-08-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By dmholt
Love that Volvo. My first car was a used 1959...

Love that Volvo. My first car was a used 1959 PV544, black with a red interior like this one -- https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/volvo/pv544/2361437.html
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By dmholt
Distilled water.

Distilled water.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-25-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By dmholt
The transmission was 5 speed, not 4, before 2016....

The transmission was 5 speed, not 4, before 2016. You may find, however, that the 6 speed transmission did not make it into Newmar motorhomes until 2017.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By dmholt
We purchased a used 2012 Bay Star 2901 (about 30'...

We purchased a used 2012 Bay Star 2901 (about 30' long) in 2018. It has been mostly trouble free. The only real problem we've had was the awning motor that went bad. The engine is a bit noisy when...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By dmholt
We had a 30' class B+ and liked it a lot. My...

We had a 30' class B+ and liked it a lot. My wife and I and our two dogs filled it up pretty well, however. It was easy to drive and pretty comfortable most of the time. There were some things we...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-11-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By dmholt
We have a Shark Rocket Stick vacuum. It does an...

We have a Shark Rocket Stick vacuum. It does an excellent job....
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-30-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By dmholt
In my coach I have a rocker switch just inside...

In my coach I have a rocker switch just inside the door that turns red when it's on. It controls all the lights in the basement storage compartments.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,495
Posted By dmholt
All set for a frame-off restoration!

All set for a frame-off restoration!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By dmholt
Sounds fine to me. The baking soda shouldn't...

Sounds fine to me. The baking soda shouldn't hurt the radiator.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By dmholt
The OP asked about the difference between the Bay...

The OP asked about the difference between the Bay Star (BS) and Bay Star Sport (BSS). The BSS rides on 19.5" wheels while recently the BS is on 22.5" wheels, which may give a better ride. The BSS...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-28-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By dmholt
Seems like a lot of these are cosmetic issues,...

Seems like a lot of these are cosmetic issues, and some like the soundbars, TVs, outside refrigerator and W/D could be changed out in your current coach. A lot of money for (in my view) small...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-19-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By dmholt
Every one I've seen online has the table and...

Every one I've seen online has the table and chairs rather than the booth. You'd have to talk with Newmar to see if they would allow you to special order a booth.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-14-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By dmholt
As far as I know, the bedroom TV in our 2012 Bay...

As far as I know, the bedroom TV in our 2012 Bay Star does not swivel or swing out from the wall.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By dmholt
Last winter I got inside a new 2020 Jayco Precept...

Last winter I got inside a new 2020 Jayco Precept 31UL. I really liked the floor plan but was not impressed with the overall quality of the unit. Without seeing the Fleetwood, I would guess that it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By dmholt
The vents with the filter media are intake vents....

The vents with the filter media are intake vents. There is no point in replacing them with closable ones. You can pull those vents out of the ceiling and remove the filters. Gently wash them in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-07-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By dmholt
In my motorhome, the lever is on the side of the...

In my motorhome, the lever is on the side of the seat up under the skirt that covers the base of the chair. It sticks out straight, and you have to move it forward or backward (can't remember which)...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-07-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By dmholt
Since you already have 6 volt batteries, I would...

Since you already have 6 volt batteries, I would consider replacing them with the same number of AGM batteries. They don't require checking fluid levels.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By dmholt
The same thing happened to us. We never heard it...

The same thing happened to us. We never heard it go, but a motorist behind us flagged us down, so we were able to retrieve the cover. It was damaged, but after drilling a couple of new holes and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By dmholt
Newmar and Tiffen are two of the top brands of...

Newmar and Tiffen are two of the top brands of motorhome. Winnebago is also a good brand. You may have a hard time keeping the price around $100,000 if you buy a new coach. So you might want to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By dmholt
At the top of iRV2, click on the Classifieds and...

At the top of iRV2, click on the Classifieds and you will see a button that says "Add A Listing." List the parts in the Accessories section.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By dmholt
One switch near the door might control the...

One switch near the door might control the basement lights. Another possibility is that one might control whether the steps go in and out every time you open the door to the coach. Do you have an...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By dmholt
Nice to hear a good repair experience.

Nice to hear a good repair experience.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-13-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,089
Posted By dmholt
I had a good experience with CW in Savannah, GA...

I had a good experience with CW in Savannah, GA (actually Pooler, GA, right along I95). We had been searching for a used Newmar, and they had one for sale that was pretty much what we were looking...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-13-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,265
Posted By dmholt
I'd second hattitude. Tiffin and Newmar are very...

I'd second hattitude. Tiffin and Newmar are very close in quality, so narrow your search to those two brands.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By dmholt
Man, that's awful. My brother once hit a car...

Man, that's awful. My brother once hit a car engine that fell off the truck in front of him on a highway. He went right up on top of it and totaled his car. Luckily, neither he nor his wife were...
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