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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-07-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Brigadoon
I've been changing all my filters annually for 15...

I've been changing all my filters annually for 15 years on my coach. The first year I followed the instructions and tried to prime the filters with numerous priming/start cycles. Terrible experience....
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-23-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Brigadoon
Racklefrack that is a good idea (cutting and...

Racklefrack that is a good idea (cutting and replacing). If you determine that is a front heater hose, while doing that repair, you might want to install a shutoff valve closer to the engine block so...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-02-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By Brigadoon
My Interstates will be 6 years old in a couple of...

My Interstates will be 6 years old in a couple of months. I check the water level regularly and top off as necessary. I have off and on thought about changing to AGM batteries but if I continue to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Brigadoon
I changed all my blinds in my motorhome for about...

I changed all my blinds in my motorhome for about $900 purchased from the Blinds Chalet. I installed them myself.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-30-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By Brigadoon
After the kids were out of the house, we...

After the kids were out of the house, we averaged 85 days per year while still working. Upon retirement that went up to about 175 days for a few years. Now we are back to about 95 days per year.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-18-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,211
Posted By Brigadoon
boomersooner, Yes, I had to take the 20...

boomersooner,

Yes, I had to take the 20 question test, pay the $32 license fee, a $10 test fee, and certify that I had the necessary experience.

This is how it went down when I went to the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-18-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,211
Posted By Brigadoon
As noted by more than one person here, there is...

As noted by more than one person here, there is much confusion within the personel at DDS in GA as to which license to issue. Who knows if they will get it straightened out soon. I went with the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-17-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,211
Posted By Brigadoon
Yep, that's what my Class c said also. Apparently...

Yep, that's what my Class c said also. Apparently good until your next license renewal.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-16-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,211
Posted By Brigadoon
Richneast1, people have been doing that for...

Richneast1, people have been doing that for years. Quite often by setting up a Montana LLC and registering in Montana. However, more states are now pursuing those people as tax evaders and...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-15-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,211
Posted By Brigadoon
Smhutto & Ivy log, The following is...

Smhutto & Ivy log,

The following is currently on the GA State DDS website under classes of licenses:

Class F (formerly Non-Commercial Class B)**
Class F:
Single vehicles weighing 26,001 or...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-31-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Brigadoon
I change my air filter every two years. Last year...

I change my air filter every two years. Last year was the first time that I found dead wasps in my air filter. Before I take off for 2 months in late August, I will pull off the hose on the air...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-28-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Brigadoon
That's the fuel filter in my '05. To the left of...

That's the fuel filter in my '05. To the left of it is,the water/fuel separator filter. I change each annually.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-23-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By Brigadoon
That's an easy fix. Most Cummins shops should be...

That's an easy fix. Most Cummins shops should be able to quickly reset your speedometer. They just plug in their laptop and punch in the new parameters. I have always found Spartan to be very...
Forum: Test Your Changes 02-14-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By Brigadoon
Test

Test
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 02-12-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 705
Sticky: iRV2 Supporters
Views: 648,539
Posted By Brigadoon
My auto renewal never did work. I had to go back...

My auto renewal never did work. I had to go back and renew manually. Then I forgot about it. So basically I have to start over?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-16-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Brigadoon
Had this problem several years ago, as in 7 or 8...

Had this problem several years ago, as in 7 or 8 yrs ago. Tried the recommended wd40 or silicon spray. It worked short term. Switched to spraying on transmission fluid and bingo, it works great for...
Forum: Test Your Changes 04-16-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By Brigadoon
Test

Test
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-12-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,860
Posted By Brigadoon
We plan to go straight through on I-75 on Sunday...

We plan to go straight through on I-75 on Sunday mornings at about 10 am. Second choice is Sat mornings. Third choice is the remaining days same time. I've had more trouble on 285 than 75 but of...
Forum: Test Your Changes 01-26-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By Brigadoon
test

:)test
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 08-22-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,821
Posted By Brigadoon
I was able to train our cats to stay away from...

I was able to train our cats to stay away from the drivers station when we are moving (basically any time I'm in the drivers seat). I did this by making them unwelcome anytime they entered my area.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,715
Posted By Brigadoon
Raptor Tools, Ref your concerns, I had a 37...

Raptor Tools,

Ref your concerns, I had a 37 foot gas that was also pushed around by trucks and especially buses. I put a track bar on the rear, Davis trutrac on the front and finished it off with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-13-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,994
Posted By Brigadoon
ColdForged, I would say no. Here's why. In my...

ColdForged,
I would say no. Here's why. In my opinion, anyone, family member or not, who has the nerve to ask to use such a high ticket item is the same person who will not take much care of your...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-10-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By Brigadoon
If you just want to visit the Titusville area,...

If you just want to visit the Titusville area, you will not be disappointed with The Great Outdoors. We have over the years stayed there for 2-5 days at a time on 20+ occasions and enjoyed it. Many...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-10-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,965
Posted By Brigadoon
When running the genny and both house airs (but...

When running the genny and both house airs (but not the dash air) we found the greenhouse area had a tendency to get warm to hot while the back end was much cooler. Since the generator was already...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-01-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By Brigadoon
Perhaps you might want to consider one of the...

Perhaps you might want to consider one of the unlimited minute phone plans. They are relatively cheap and you will never be out of minutes when a true emergency arises.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-22-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,772
Posted By Brigadoon
That looks wonderful! Could be one of my projects...

That looks wonderful! Could be one of my projects down the road. Should be a little easier for us since we do not have any tile- just fake tile in the bathroom.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Brigadoon
I called the BP east of Nappanee, at rts 6 & 15,...

I called the BP east of Nappanee, at rts 6 & 15, they are open on Sundays, thanks.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Brigadoon
Thanks, I'll check them out.

Thanks, I'll check them out.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Brigadoon
Well, wouldn't you know it, they are apparently...

Well, wouldn't you know it, they are apparently closed on Sundays (the day I arrive). My service appointment is at 6 am Monday.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Brigadoon
Thanks guys, looks like Martins Supermarket will...

Thanks guys, looks like Martins Supermarket will be the way to go.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-10-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Brigadoon
Diesel fuel in Nappannee

I have to take the coach to Nappannee next weekend. Would like to fill up the tank before I turn it over to Newmar. Anyone know of a location I can fill up with diesel fuel?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-24-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By Brigadoon
Gary, Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll...

Gary,

Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be following your lead and not get the Diamond Shield. I knew I didn't ask enough questions, but I was interrupted during the conversation and never got...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By Brigadoon
I do not have a clear picture on what "Lifetime"...

I do not have a clear picture on what "Lifetime" means but will find out when I'm there in person on Nov 17. When I was at Newmar in March I had a discussion with personnel there who agreed with me...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-22-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,256
Posted By Brigadoon
If I was to buy another Newmar, I would spec out...

If I was to buy another Newmar, I would spec out the coach exactly like I want it directly with Newmar first. That would include any "Specials" (changes) that you might want. Newmar is very good...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,281
Posted By Brigadoon
I agree with Imagine IF. I make sure I do not...

I agree with Imagine IF. I make sure I do not have to get fuel in Indiana.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By Brigadoon
Gary, Newmar tells me I'll get new Diamond...

Gary,

Newmar tells me I'll get new Diamond Shield with a lifetime warranty. My coach goes in on November 17th for the new sidewalls and a few other things.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,830
Posted By Brigadoon
We have been microwaving our corn for years. I...

We have been microwaving our corn for years. I use a sharp knife and cut off both ends. Then remove most of the layers of the husk leaving 2 or 3 layers. I micro 3 or 4 ears at 2 minutes and 15...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,339
Posted By Brigadoon
I've seen jigsup's setup and it is one clean...

I've seen jigsup's setup and it is one clean installation!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-28-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Brigadoon
Yep, have never been impressed with their...

Yep, have never been impressed with their customer service. When the time comes it will be the Traveler for me.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-24-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,131
Posted By Brigadoon
We have towed our '02 for just short of 100k...

We have towed our '02 for just short of 100k miles. As stated above, the transfer case is placed in neutral, and the transmission in 4th or 5th gear. After placing the transfer case in neutral always...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-22-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 29,292
Posted By Brigadoon
Jack N Jill know it's a bad request. They sent...

Jack N Jill know it's a bad request. They sent you an email instead of talking to you face to face. I would not acknowledge the email. Let them come to you, which apparently they will not do. I agree...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,650
Posted By Brigadoon
Thumbs Up!

Oh yeah!! Countertops look great!:dance:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-31-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,096
Posted By Brigadoon
Tossed it out the first day. Then put one of the...

Tossed it out the first day. Then put one of the wifes custom quilts on the bed. We swap it out with another quilt every couple of years. We have been doing this for the last 14 years.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-28-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,308
Posted By Brigadoon
I'll add to the above that we are not wasting the...

I'll add to the above that we are not wasting the water, we are just using it until it is reprocessed and returned to the enviroment.

I have been using the ss for nearly 14 yrs and have found that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By Brigadoon
We think they are comfortable, but only you can...

We think they are comfortable, but only you can tell if they work for you by trying them yourself. Don't know where you're at in the country, but you can always go to Bradd & Hall in Elkhart and try...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-07-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By Brigadoon
Been looking for mine since '05. Has to be here...

Been looking for mine since '05. Has to be here somewhere, Newmar said so...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By Brigadoon
We used the Lambright swivel, wallhugger...

We used the Lambright swivel, wallhugger recliner. They are 27 inches wide which is good for keeping space available for tables etc. We did not like the selection of the materials so we supplied our...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-04-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,414
Posted By Brigadoon
Here's one at night: ...

Here's one at night:
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photopost/data/500/Night_Photo_oct_2013_r.jpg

Another of our summer/fall project of constructing a shed and a gazebo/screen room which is...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-25-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,417
Posted By Brigadoon
2014 Newmar Mountain Aire- $400k 2014 Jeep...

2014 Newmar Mountain Aire- $400k
2014 Jeep Rubicon- $35k (for use in Ouray)
2014 Ford F350 diesel 4X4- $60k
2014 Harley Ultra Electra Glide (in the bed of the F350)- $30k
Lot near Ouray with port...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-24-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 114,558
Posted By Brigadoon
3 year update

Well it has been 3 years since we installed our residential refrigerator. I'm happy to report that this has been the best single improvement to our rv. :dance:

From what I've read here on iRV2...
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