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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-21-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By rewillia
Magne-Shades (window and tire shades) have been...

Magne-Shades (window and tire shades) have been sold.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-19-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By rewillia
UPDATE: CORRECTION It has been brought to my...

UPDATE: CORRECTION

It has been brought to my attention that the passenger side window (only) on certain model Mountain Aire, London Aires and/or the King Aire(s) other than the 2017-2018 models...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-19-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By rewillia
Magne-Shades - 2014-2019 MA/LA/EX/KA

To anyone interested,

I have recently posted an advertisement here in the IRV2 Classifieds section under the subsection, "Vehicle, Parking & Accessories, (Used Sales Only)" for a complete set of...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-19-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,547
Posted By rewillia
We wrap our Kuerig coffee maker and toaster in a...

We wrap our Kuerig coffee maker and toaster in a couple of pieces of left over cabinet drawer liner material and place in the kitchen sink. They fit below the rim so that putting the countertop...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-06-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,300
Posted By rewillia
FYI, our subject coach, 2017 Newmar Essex is...

FYI, our subject coach, 2017 Newmar Essex is actually for sale at NIRVC in Lewisville Tx. (We traded into a new Essex in late August).
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-29-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By rewillia
Fall Foliage

Nestled amongst the Fall foliage at Tiger Run Resort, Breckinridge, CO about 3-weeks ago....224251
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 10-22-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,947
Posted By rewillia
Congrats, The Essex is a fine motor-coach.

Congrats, The Essex is a fine motor-coach.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-18-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 111,625
Posted By rewillia
Nestled among the fall foliage @ Tiger Run -...

Nestled among the fall foliage @ Tiger Run - Breckinridge (two weeks ago)
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Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 10-18-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By rewillia
1st outing, nestled among the fall foliage in...

1st outing, nestled among the fall foliage in Breckinridge @ Tiger Run 2-weeks ago;
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Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 10-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,433
Posted By rewillia
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Tucked away in Breckinridge @ Tiger Run
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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,314
Posted By rewillia
Had ITR do the 5-year service on my CH-50 at the...

Had ITR do the 5-year service on my CH-50 at the FMCA Intl. Rally in Perry Ga and they charged me $330.85 for the 5-yr parts kit (+$55.00 labor to do it). Their Tech recommended the 5-yr even though...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By rewillia
i use silicone to lubricate the gate valve handle...

i use silicone to lubricate the gate valve handle stem and in the past if parting the seals, applied the same to the seat gaskets. No leaks, and no tension build up on the handle stem.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By rewillia
As I recall it was introduced in the King Aire in...

As I recall it was introduced in the King Aire in 2015/2016 and later in other models.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-13-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By rewillia
Recently held a discussion with Spartan in my...

Recently held a discussion with Spartan in my particular coach, 18 EXDP whereby they stated that it is ever more important that when having a/your coach weighed to ensure that it is allowed to sit...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-02-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By rewillia
Lass, thanks. I spoke with Newmar CS and...

Lass, thanks.

I spoke with Newmar CS and they are sending me a pair of the Ramco access port plug caps. Thanks for the effort. (and no, still no joy from FCA on the GC issue).
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-01-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By rewillia
Question about Exterior Rearview Mirrors

With Newmar's NEWGLE sight currently down for maintenance, I thought I'd reach out to fellow MA/LA/EX or KA owners to ask for the manufacturer name, make and model of the exterior rear view mirrors...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-27-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By rewillia
ISX Loss of Engine Coolant - Lesson Learned

As the topic states, we recently experienced what I'll describe as being a minor yet reoccurring loss of engine coolant (as observed by the coolant reservoir sight glass) while there was no other...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-27-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 29,353
Posted By rewillia
Spartan just warrantied replacement of the OE...

Spartan just warrantied replacement of the OE supplied 46MM front shocks on my '18 EXDP with a newer version of the 46MM shock which has increased valving. Noticeable difference immediately as it...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-26-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By rewillia
Following, as I am currently having the same...

Following, as I am currently having the same exact issue with an 18 EXDP.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-11-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By rewillia
I tore mine up, called Newmar Parts and they sent...

I tore mine up, called Newmar Parts and they sent me the replacement which just so happens to come in straight lengths to which you have to bend and shape it into the profile in the basement frame....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By rewillia
19' K-3 specs indicate disc on all three axles,...

19' K-3 specs indicate disc on all three axles, same as 2018
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By rewillia
+2-years into ownership, We use Dow Bathroom...

+2-years into ownership, We use Dow Bathroom cleaner when we do a hard cleaning of the shower while we're yet to see a problem in terms of any darkening or staining of the floor tile grout.

That...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 29,222
Posted By rewillia
We stick with the guidance, recommended practice...

We stick with the guidance, recommended practice provided by Newmar particularly as regard the FWS. That stated, we have had a couple of occasions where there was need to recall the slide prior to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By rewillia
Ditto to both, the purpose and the fix.

Ditto to both, the purpose and the fix.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,160
Posted By rewillia
We equally do both and many times a combination...

We equally do both and many times a combination of the two, i.e. inside stove top or microwave/convection oven or even some countertop appliances i.e. slow cooker and rice cooker we use along with...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-09-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By rewillia
Take the new Grand Parkway (Hwy 99) which is now...

Take the new Grand Parkway (Hwy 99) which is now completed on the NW/W/SW/S sides of the city of Houston. It is a Toll Road but an 8 land super-slab that can spin you around Houston to the SW toward...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 09-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,433
Posted By rewillia
Thanks Dave, we traded our previous Essex so...

Thanks Dave, we traded our previous Essex so we're not Newmar-Newbies but again appreciate the comment.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-05-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By rewillia
We run with a Roadmaster Guardian and think it...

We run with a Roadmaster Guardian and think it was money well spent, 25K+ towing miles and no rock chips whatsoever on the front of our 16' Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.

Easy on/Easy Off.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-01-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,378
Posted By rewillia
FWIW, there is a recent post from today on the...

FWIW, there is a recent post from today on the Big-Rig RV Facebook page of a owner who is selling both his HD motorcycle and his Hydralift. As I recall, he's in Foley, Al but is willing to deliver...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-31-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 29,353
Posted By rewillia
Made my 1st call to Spartan yesterday to openly...

Made my 1st call to Spartan yesterday to openly discuss the "porpoise-ing" affect I'm experiencing with my new 2018 Essex when traversing dips in the road and at common bridge crossings. My concerns...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By rewillia
We have the R5 King (R: meaning radial end corner...

We have the R5 King (R: meaning radial end corner at foot of mattress); and found it to be basically OK, then added a SN Coolfit Gel topper (2") which made all the difference as it is now an...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-30-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By rewillia
Agree. I just experienced the replacement process...

Agree. I just experienced the replacement process as well. Generated a claim from their website as required to include attachment of my original purchase receipt (from Amazon archives), the requested...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-30-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By rewillia
Your statements are correct and is part of the...

Your statements are correct and is part of the process to address the "porpoise-ing" affect I'm experiencing...spoke with Spartan yesterday and they suspect the problem lies in the air governor...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-28-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,157
Posted By rewillia
I hear all, its just a principle thing. You pay...

I hear all, its just a principle thing. You pay "big time" for a Class A luxury motor coach and it doesn't even have a clock in it to tell the time by. I got a wrist watch too but that's not the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-28-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,157
Posted By rewillia
Certain. Our's is one of the Advantium Profile...

Certain. Our's is one of the Advantium Profile series listed in the reference article below;

Clock Turns Off on Advantium and Cafe Series Microwave...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-27-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,519
Posted By rewillia
If you use and rely upon the clock display on...

If you use and rely upon the clock display on your microwave and are contemplating changing out your microwave, be sure to know the Dept. of Energy has new climate change regs. that yes, impact the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-27-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,157
Posted By rewillia
Missed my point Tom, it is the only clock inside...

Missed my point Tom, it is the only clock inside the coach (other than the Silverleaf monitor which is concealed behind the cabinet door). Guess I have to now install my own clock.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-27-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,157
Posted By rewillia
Pet Peeves, why, why, why...

Purchased a new 2018 Essex and while going through its systems & components we notice that unlike our previous Newmar coach the clock display on the microwave (mounted in the overhead kitchen cab)...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 08-25-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,433
Posted By rewillia
New Trade Out

Recently traded into this new 2018 Newmar Essex 4553, now its just a matter of packing in and setting out for the "Roads that Await Us",
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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-25-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By rewillia
In terms of tracking and performing all...

In terms of tracking and performing all recommended Preventative Maintenance (PM) requirements for the various components in/of my coach, I choose to consolidate them by making a PM spreadsheet for...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,378
Posted By rewillia
Based upon my experience, the use of a hydraulic...

Based upon my experience, the use of a hydraulic lift is generally limited by total chassis towing capacity so while its important to know your rear drive axle(s) capacities, you will also need to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,378
Posted By rewillia
Hydralift's series 5096 HLA platform lift has a...

Hydralift's series 5096 HLA platform lift has a load platform of 50" x 96" and can accept up to 1,500 lbs.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-23-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,378
Posted By rewillia
Just sold my 2017 Hydralift 5096 HLA Platform...

Just sold my 2017 Hydralift 5096 HLA Platform lift this week. Traded coaches and decided not to have it installed on the new one.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-20-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By rewillia
K3 - Front Shocks

Been reading up somewhat on various posts in the Owner's Forums (Coach manufacturer specific) but thought it worthy to ask around here in the Spartan Chassis Club Forum;

Our coach (2018 Newmar...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-20-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By rewillia
Good Catch/recommendation. Our review has been...

Good Catch/recommendation. Our review has been added. Done!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-20-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,363
Posted By rewillia
I find Mike's write up both informative and...

I find Mike's write up both informative and something of interest to me. My key question to Mike and fellow New Aire owners here is;

Are your New Aire Headlamps controlled by your Chassis...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-19-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,879
Posted By rewillia
Nominal average is 250 miles/day. Sometimes that...

Nominal average is 250 miles/day. Sometimes that get stretched to 300, maybe 325 but that's it, we like to get where we're going (even if its just a night stop) and be set up by 2:00-3:00 pm in the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-19-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By rewillia
Dresser Drawer Dimensions

Maybe a long shot, but are there any fellow IRV2 Newmar Owners' Forum members here that know the dimensions of the 6-Dresser Drawers in a late model Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex or King Aire?
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Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 08-16-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By rewillia
Happy Glampers

Shown here is our new 2018 Essex 4533, traded and brought it home today. Now just a matter of moving in and setting out!

GO NEWMAR! GO NIRVC!

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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-13-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By rewillia
I highly recommend Boogie Lights Under Glow...

I highly recommend Boogie Lights Under Glow series of LEDs and did a complete DIY installation of them on my 2017 Essex. Brian Butler and his staff at Boogey Lights are super helpful when planning...
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