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Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-16-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By caleb1
That would probably be the way to go...

That would probably be the way to go...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-16-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the replies. I am 99% sure I remeber...

Thanks for the replies.
I am 99% sure I remeber these 2 lights in question are both amber when turning on the ignition. Only difference is one has a check inside it.
There is another red "stop...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 01-14-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By caleb1
If you ask me the government has put these...

If you ask me the government has put these terrible regulations upon us, they should provide manufacturers with the means to provide extended/lifetime warranties for the emissions. Imho its crazy...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 01-14-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By caleb1
Wow. I am having some engine codes related to my...

Wow. I am having some engine codes related to my dpf, but nothing left me completely stranded yet.
Have you considered deleting the emissions system? It seems to be a common thing to do among...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 01-14-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for all the input. I agree the emissions...

Thanks for all the input.
I agree the emissions systems are annoying to an extent. Our 2009 has no def but it does have a dpf, which is still annoying.
But we love our 2009 newmar, its a solid...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-12-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the reply. I have considered the...

Thanks for the reply.

I have considered the option of removing it.
Based on much internet research I have done, you really need an ecm tune to get the engine to run properly without the dpf,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By caleb1
Looking for class A DP w/ tag axle and bunk beds.

A friend of mine is looking for a Class A diesel pusher with a tag axle (for possibly towing a stacker) and bunk beds. Ideally in the mid to low $100Ks or less. Does anyone have or know anyone who...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 01-10-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By caleb1
Berkshire

Does anyone have any experiences/opinions as to the quality/reliability/issues on a 2014 to 2017 forest river Berkshire or Charleston?
They look like they may be thor quality stuff but I figured I...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-04-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By caleb1
"Engine malfunction" vs. "Check engine"

I notice in the manual for the spartan message center that there are two different lights, "engine malfunction" (an engine outline) and "check engine" (engine outline with a check inside it)

Just...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-03-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By caleb1
Thanks ;) You are right, at least I don't...

Thanks ;)

You are right, at least I don't have def. I think any engine with a dpf can have derate though, if the dpf gets too full.
Common sense tells me I may have more dpf issues then some...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-03-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By caleb1
DPF done?

2008 cummins isl 425hp, 2009 newmar dutch aire.

I'm wondering if my dpf may be bad. What do you guys think?
Here's what we are experiencing. Its been various things over a long time so I'll...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-02-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By caleb1
Looks nice. Pretty sure thats the same color...

Looks nice. Pretty sure thats the same color scheme as ours.
I see your signature has you tow a summit ecodiesel.
Thats ironic because we towed a '14 summit ecodiesel with our DA for a period of...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By caleb1
Interesting. Will try if I have any more issues....

Interesting. Will try if I have any more issues.
Nice to see there's another Dutch Aire owner here! Not many of us, nor these coaches out there. Certainty is a nice, rare rig. Still yet to see...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By caleb1
Well, this morning turned the key on (didnt press...

Well, this morning turned the key on (didnt press any buttons on the touch panel) and the front started dumping, then the back a few seconds later. Must have still had it in there that it needed to...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-01-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the link, that gives me an idea of...

Thanks for the link, that gives me an idea of what it may look like.
I tried it again this morning though and the suspension dumps like it should again.... not sure why but it works now, so no need...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-01-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the replies. Probably should have...

Thanks for the replies.

Probably should have mentioned this earlier, but we have been using theuglyfix egr performance module for the last ~13000 miles, which connects in lieu of the oxygen sensor...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,874
Posted By caleb1
Yes, thank you, this makes sense. 2 qts of...

Yes, thank you, this makes sense.
2 qts of coolant every few hundred miles is alot, so that would be pretty obvious.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,874
Posted By caleb1
I know this is an old thread, but I've seen many...

I know this is an old thread, but I've seen many people talking about the egr cooler going bad in these engines (ISL).
Would you mind me asking what symptoms indicated that the egr cooler is bad?
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-31-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the reply, I dont think that is my...

Thanks for the reply, I dont think that is my issue as there is a light on the touch panel to notify you if the brake isn't on, and it isn't illuminated (meaning it is engaged).
Also if that were...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-31-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for all the responses everyone. With the...

Thanks for all the responses everyone. With the help of the troubleshooting manual I replaced the F7 fuse and the jacks work again but the air still won't dump from the suspension.
All the wires...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-31-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By caleb1
My original idea was to delete the dpf, as I...

My original idea was to delete the dpf, as I think it may be at the end of its life. And that would mean needing a ecm reprogram, which would probably program the egr valve closed anyway.
I hear...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-31-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By caleb1
Suspension dump valve/exaust port location

Does anyone know where the air dump valves or exaust ports for the suspension might be located on a 2009 newmar dutch aire 4085 w/spartan chassis?

Thanks
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-30-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By caleb1
I contacted one that looked like it does deletes...

I contacted one that looked like it does deletes to see if they have anything. Still waiting for responce.
I also emailed dieselspec and asked them if they sell just the block off plates.

If I...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-30-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By caleb1
Sure is the worst thing to happen to diesel...

Sure is the worst thing to happen to diesel engines. Dont get me started. Lol.

I've tried googling it, and I can't seem to find anything as far as block off plates for the ISL. Only things for...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-30-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By caleb1
Cummins ISL egr block off plates.

Does anyone know where to find EGR block off plates for a cummins ISL?. (more specifically 2008 ISL 8.9 425hp.)
Googling gives me alot of results for blockoff plates for the ISX but nothing for the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,190
Posted By caleb1
Don't get an entegra, its a thor product and they...

Don't get an entegra, its a thor product and they are the worst. Tiffin and newmar are the best, and tiffin may be on the way out as thor bought them too.
I agree with some of the other comments...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-27-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By caleb1
Not sure if its related, but maybe I should add...

Not sure if its related, but maybe I should add that between the last time it worked and when we tried and it didn't work, we were driving through a light to moderate snow storm. (First time ever...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-27-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By caleb1
Jacks won't extend.

We have an HWH leveling system in our 2009 Dutch aire.
One day after traveling went to lower the jacks and nothing happened.
Hitting "auto level" there is a relay click and auto level light...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By caleb1
Thanks everyone for the good suggestions. Today...

Thanks everyone for the good suggestions. Today it was in the 50s, it had been sitting for about a week since last start, and there was a very small amout of the steam, that begun about 20 seconds...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By caleb1
White smoke and lost a little coolant

The last few months have been the first few months that we had this coach during cold weather. So first cold weather diesel experiences.
I have noticed a few things:
When starting cold it will...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-19-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By caleb1
Good info. Stop start systems are the worst.

Good info.
Stop start systems are the worst.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-19-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for all the input. Sounds like it would...

Thanks for all the input. Sounds like it would be fine. We carry some long jumper cables so that would always be the backup.
The duramax is a diesel with 2 batteries, so it should have plenty of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-19-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By caleb1
Powering brake from toads battery without charger

Does anyone here power a breaking system for flat towing (more specifically RVi brake 3) from the battery of the toads car, without having the battery charge from the rv? Does the battery run the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By caleb1
Appreciate it!

Appreciate it!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the responses. This makes sense. I...

Thanks for the responses. This makes sense. I was previously unaware of there being an oasis radiator under the dash, but now this makes more sense.
Thanks.
And I read your post don and it...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By caleb1
Heat pump compressor but no fan.

Normally on heat pump with fan on auto the compressor and fan would start and stop together as the temperature demands.
Recently I was running the heat pumps overnight and the temperatures were...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-24-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By caleb1
"HYDRN HTR FAN" switch?

Anyone know what this does? 2 position rocker that says "HYDRN HTR FAN". Its in the center of the dash along with all the other misc. switches such as gen start etc. On a 2009 dutch aire 4085....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By caleb1
I will take a look. Thanks much.I see. Well even...

I will take a look. Thanks much.I see. Well even if they both kick in at the same time, its still reducing wear and tear on them as they won't be on for as much time as if only one was on by itself...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By caleb1
Yep. This is what I will end up doing I think. ...

Yep. This is what I will end up doing I think. Appreciate the info.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By caleb1
Just for clarification, by "ac heat" i am...

Just for clarification, by "ac heat" i am referring to the alternating current electric heating elements inside the oasis system, not the heat pumps, but wow, that is an interesting feature to be...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By caleb1
Good to know, will check this out. Thanks for...

Good to know, will check this out.
Thanks for the information.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the replies. I belive I mis worded my...

Thanks for the replies. I belive I mis worded my original post. I said use ac heat primarily and burner when ac can't keep up as I assumed that would be the way it would be designed to work, but I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By caleb1
Yep, the manual clarified this more: "The AC...

Yep, the manual clarified this more:

"The AC Heat LED (Green) turns ON when AC power is supplied to the coach. The AC Heat LED on the control panel of the
heater does not indicate the function...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By caleb1
Will do, thanks.

Will do, thanks.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like it's normal. ...

Thanks for the reply. Sounds like it's normal.

The "ac heat" light ok the burner box is seprate from the power light. I'm sure you're right, but just checking to be sure.. not sure why there...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By caleb1
Oasis AC heat light on outside but not inside.

I have the ac heat switch on the oasis system controll panel inside off, and there is no light for ac heat inside either. But outside on the burner box (regardless of whether the burner is on or...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By caleb1
How to use ac heat and burner automatically. (Oasis)

I have searched and could not find a straight answer to this, so I am asking to see if anyone may have any experience with this.

I am wondering if there is a way to use primarily ac heat on the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By caleb1
Thanks for the input everyone. I will keep in...

Thanks for the input everyone. I will keep in mind.
I was unable to find the sensor but by visually looking at the coolant lines I belive I have concluded that the basement heat is not on the front...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-19-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By caleb1
Oasis basement heat

We have a 2009 newmar dutch aire with the oasis system with 3 loops. There is 2 climate control zones in the coach. The 3rd loop is I guess the water heating? (Not sure if the water heating is a...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-28-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By caleb1
Sunpass in MH/toad

Does anyone flat tow a car behind a motorhome using sunpass(es)? If so what are your experiences with having one in the toad and rv etc.?

In our old MH/Toad combination, we had one portable...
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