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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-04-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,646
Posted By AZDave
As Hohenwald45 said, switch mode power supplies...

As Hohenwald45 said, switch mode power supplies are known to create this problem. Since it was working before something has changed or failed. Go through and unplug everything you can TV, micro,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By AZDave
Of course if you really only want the pure sign...

Of course if you really only want the pure sign wave feature to support residential refer, cpap machine and other newer electronics that use switch mode power supplies then you could replace with the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-28-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By AZDave
I can not speak to the details of the swap but it...

I can not speak to the details of the swap but it should be fairly simple. Check the size and mounting area to be sure it fits but the wiring locations should be close enough to work. The only...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-19-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By AZDave
No, house batteries will not cause this problem....

No, house batteries will not cause this problem. Have you successfully used this plug before to power an RV? Does the RV power up on a 50 amp plug? Without a little more information it is hard to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-08-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By AZDave
As was mentioned the older diesel coaches had a...

As was mentioned the older diesel coaches had a fuse/relay block in the front over the generator that contained most of the chassis related electrical. Look there for a fuse and a relay. The lights...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-19-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By AZDave
I run the refrigerator off the inverter and...

I run the refrigerator off the inverter and batteries while traveling. In fact the alternator will charge low batteries to float state if the are not to low and the drive long enough.

I see you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-18-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By AZDave
On Newmars that I have seen the slide fits inside...

On Newmars that I have seen the slide fits inside the recess area and pretty flush to the trim. It looks like yours is overlapping the trim at the top and that is not correct. On mine the gaps are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-14-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By AZDave
Our 2003 DSDP had Grote lights from the factory....

Our 2003 DSDP had Grote lights from the factory. When I replaced I found they were already LED style. The lens were really faded and can be replaced but the bases on mine were in pretty pretty bad...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-14-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By AZDave
We replaced the carpet in our 2003 DSDP with...

We replaced the carpet in our 2003 DSDP with Luxury Vinyl Plank in the main living area and bedroom. Did not need to change or even adjust the rollers.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By AZDave
As the others said there is a long screw from...

As the others said there is a long screw from each side cabinet. Mine were countersunk pretty deep and took some looking to find. In addition there were two snap button covers on the padded...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-04-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By AZDave
On my 2003 DSDP there were just the three stock...

On my 2003 DSDP there were just the three stock mounting points with bolts, washers and nuts through the fiberglass front cap. Opened the front hood and could reach easily. One spot there was a stack...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-18-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By AZDave
Along with the maintenance, tires and other items...

Along with the maintenance, tires and other items mentioned by R Wold ask or look at the ball joints if it is on a Spartan chassis. In that era the boots failed and replacement is around $2-3k.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-15-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By AZDave
I see you list Tucson as your location. Call...

I see you list Tucson as your location. Call Arizona Generator (480) 257-5288 and talk to him. He is a certified Onan tech with a mobile service. He did a great job diagnosing and repairing my 7500...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-12-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By AZDave
As Tigerfan1 said remove the two screws and pull...

As Tigerfan1 said remove the two screws and pull up the base. There may be white silicon like material around the wires going through the hole. You will need to cut that away around the wire as you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-06-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By AZDave
My 2003 used the same Grote part as Skip426....

My 2003 used the same Grote part as Skip426. They were LED originally from the factory. I replaced all the upper markers as the bases were pretty bad on all of them and just lens were not going to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-03-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By AZDave
Yours is a few years different than mine but I...

Yours is a few years different than mine but I think they work the same way. The regular switch marked "gas" is for gas operation. There is an AC switch on the water heater, just leave it in the on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-02-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By AZDave
I had a similar issue with my 2003. There are no...

I had a similar issue with my 2003. There are no adjustments for height other than shimming the rollers. I was sure the rollers had failed or the roller mounts were rotted away but after extensive...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-27-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By AZDave
I have been using the Roadmaster 9600 series for...

I have been using the Roadmaster 9600 series for a number of years. It is an older design than most other air powered units and requires hooking up the cylinder each time but works well for me. Way...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By AZDave
I made mine from a piece of rubber sheet stock I...

I made mine from a piece of rubber sheet stock I had picked up from McMaster-Carr online. worked well.

The door maker is PTL Engineering https://ptlengineering.com/ and they did sell the rubber...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-09-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By AZDave
You did not identify the year and model of your...

You did not identify the year and model of your coach along with what inverter you have which would help. So with a Generac I will guess this is a gas coach and provide my input based on that.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-08-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By AZDave
The entertainment area and overhead TV get power...

The entertainment area and overhead TV get power from the inverter. Check the inverter itself for a tripped beaker.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-05-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By AZDave
You have found the problem and got a solution...

You have found the problem and got a solution which is great. From what you said the sub-woofer plugged into a 120v receptacle so it was a powered sub-woofer. the amplifier has probably gone bad and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-02-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By AZDave
You said the electric element was measuring 16-17...

You said the electric element was measuring 16-17 ohms. Without a very good meter it is hard to measure resistance that small. Short the meter leads together and check resistance, should be zero but...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By AZDave
I have done this in my 03 DS and it was pretty...

I have done this in my 03 DS and it was pretty simple. took out the screws holding the connector to the panel and then reached up behind the panel and unscrewed the water connection. The hoses are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-30-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By AZDave
I used the standard lenght strike. Part of the...

I used the standard lenght strike. Part of the motivation for me to rebuild my old latch was that I could not figure a good way to remove the lock cylinder. It usually requires a special key to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-29-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By AZDave
If you lost the plugger spring I am surprised...

If you lost the plugger spring I am surprised something else is not broken. I purchased a replacement from theses folks for my 03 DSDP when one of the plungers broke.

Products...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By AZDave
On my 2003 with a 350hp ISC in those conditions...

On my 2003 with a 350hp ISC in those conditions the temp will be 185 to 195 depending on the terrain. Transmission will be about the save + or- 5 degrees. Think that is normal.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-24-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By AZDave
On my 03 DSDP the transmission controller and...

On my 03 DSDP the transmission controller and what I believe is the engine EMC are screwed to the back wall of the bay on the passenger side between the rear wheels and the battery tray. Not that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-23-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By AZDave
I have seen posts where folks have had...

I have seen posts where folks have had unintentional starts when it rains. Check, clean and put dielectric grease in the connector on the passenger side of the generator. About 18" from where the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-03-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By AZDave
I found the rubber sheet at McMaster Carr and...

I found the rubber sheet at McMaster Carr and ordered a small sheet. Used the old part as a template to cut a new past. Works and looks like new.

The door on my 2003 is from PTL Engineering...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-24-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By AZDave
If it leaks it will run down the back cap and...

If it leaks it will run down the back cap and probably out on the closet floor.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-23-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By AZDave
I did not have any white stuff that the wires...

I did not have any white stuff that the wires went through. Probably some kind of sealer. Mine were all open like your right side one. As I remember I had to cut and crimp splice all the lights.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-12-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By AZDave
The lens cover is the same for both the...

The lens cover is the same for both the incandescent bulb version and the LED version. So they must have made a guess as to which to send, I believe either one will fit in the same hole.

Yes my...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By AZDave
My 2003 Dutchstar uses a Grote that on the...

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 have. That is part...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-21-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By AZDave
Well in my experience and opinion the converters...

Well in my experience and opinion the converters do not make vary good battery charges for either flooded or AGM batteries. Maybe some newer ones provide stepped charging but most do not. For sure...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-16-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By AZDave
A lot going on here. Compared to todays...

A lot going on here. Compared to todays thermostats the Domectic 5 button is pretty low tech and provides some nice features over mechanical devices. That said let ne provide my thoughts on your...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-14-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By AZDave
Not sure about your Mountain Air configuration...

Not sure about your Mountain Air configuration but in my Dutch Star the water bay whole house filter uses the GE replacement cartridges' found at Home Depot, Lowes and other hardware stores. Suspect...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-11-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By AZDave
My 2003 DSDP had the same issue as well. The drip...

My 2003 DSDP had the same issue as well. The drip tray was cracked on both front corners and leaked. I was able to fix the tray using ABS pipe cement and some window screen for reinforcement. Used...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-09-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By AZDave
The pivot points all need regular lubrication. I...

The pivot points all need regular lubrication. I use a spray can of white lithium grease. With the little straw you can easily get into all the spots. Mt gear case is sealed and requires no...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-07-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By AZDave
Agree with Algoma, just hook it back up to the...

Agree with Algoma, just hook it back up to the chassis ground terminal.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-01-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By AZDave
My Duchstar is a little newer but may be similar...

My Duchstar is a little newer but may be similar lay out. No storage bay under the drivers seat either. There are fuse locations all over the coach.

Under the hood in the front, enclosed in a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-18-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By AZDave
I had the same issue with the outside seal and...

I had the same issue with the outside seal and used Spk64's write up to do my repairs. I found that the window was originally made by Atwood but no longer supported so was glad Newmar was able to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-15-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By AZDave
Not sure what manufacturer your shades are but...

Not sure what manufacturer your shades are but the description sounds like my MCD shades. If so look at the clips (brackets) holding the shade carefully. One side locks into the aluminum rail but the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-13-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By AZDave
My 2003 Duchstar has LED markers. By 2007 I would...

My 2003 Duchstar has LED markers. By 2007 I would think you do as well. If you pulled the lens and there is no obvious bulb I am sure it is an LED. If it is dead I think you will have to replace the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-13-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,823
Posted By AZDave
I replaced mine as the bases were getting very...

I replaced mine as the bases were getting very weathered and the lens were faded. It has been awhile since I replaced mine but they are a Grote part, 47262 and 47263. I found a less expensive source...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-09-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By AZDave
Most likely an air leak somewhere. Could be a...

Most likely an air leak somewhere. Could be a ride height valve or possible a fitting that is coming loose. I have had this same issue and the cause was both of the above parts, at one time or the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By AZDave
Here is a link to the Bridgestone tire inflation...

Here is a link to the Bridgestone tire inflation chart. It lists a 295/75R22.5 load range H tire. Copy and paste into the address bar.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-05-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By AZDave
You said when you plugged the inverter into 120v...

You said when you plugged the inverter into 120v you only got 7 volts. Were you plugged into shore power at the that time? Did the 120v light illuminate on the front? I am guessing the internal...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-04-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By AZDave
You said it did not work with the batteries as...

You said it did not work with the batteries as the source of power. Does it work correctly when connected to shore power or the generator? Since it has an AC input it must have an internal relay. If...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-31-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By AZDave
Thermostat manual is available on line if you do...

Thermostat manual is available on line if you do not have one already.
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