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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-08-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By FatChance
I had replaced the fuse a couple times and it...

I had replaced the fuse a couple times and it would work for a week or two then blow again. It was over 16 years old and not worth any more effort.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By FatChance
Replaced our Convection Microwave

The original GE Profile Convection Microwave in our 2004 MADP died so we bought a new GE Convection Microwave from Home Depot for $458 plus tax early last November and it was delivered today.

I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By FatChance
It is a 10 minute job to remove the toilet if you...

It is a 10 minute job to remove the toilet if you need more room. Plus, that is a good opportunity to replace the floor seal.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By FatChance
Ours also allows a draft from the outside vent to...

Ours also allows a draft from the outside vent to the filters under the microwave when the wind blows. If it is cold and we're parked for a while, I cut a piece of reflectix a little larger than the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-29-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By FatChance
We do not have that on our 2004 MADP 4016. We...

We do not have that on our 2004 MADP 4016. We have a larger built-in tiled platform that the toilet sits on. Does that "box" exist on the other side of the toilet? Maybe it encloses the water line,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By FatChance
The Koni EVO shocks are for a IFS front...

The Koni EVO shocks are for a IFS front suspension. If that is what you have, get them. If not, you need the REDs. The EVOs made a very positive improvement to our MADP.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-19-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By FatChance
We went through the same issue when our roof...

We went through the same issue when our roof mounted sat dome died and I removed it. I bought a Winegard Pathway X1 dome and thought about mounting it on the roof but got a tripod for it instead and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-16-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By FatChance
Just a minor nit pick, it is the dryer that would...

Just a minor nit pick, it is the dryer that would be vented, not the washer, since you did not specify a combo unit...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By FatChance
Another tip: if you rely on a Thermocube to...

Another tip: if you rely on a Thermocube to control an electric heater as a heat backup in your RV's basement in the winter, don't use an electric heater with digital controls. When the Thermocube...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-13-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By FatChance
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Edited to add:
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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-13-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By FatChance
I put Koni Evo front shocks on our 2004 MADP with...

I put Koni Evo front shocks on our 2004 MADP with Freightliner chassis. Tied with the residential refrigerator for best upgrade. FWIW, I replaced the refrigerator and the front shocks myself.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By FatChance
Keep in mind that ceramic electric heaters wear...

Keep in mind that ceramic electric heaters wear out. Each year they output less and less heat. I never knew this until a couple years ago, our older tower heater from Home Depot was not putting out...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-08-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By FatChance
Agree 100% with Bobby F.

Agree 100% with Bobby F.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-08-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By FatChance
+1 bank to bank transfer

+1 bank to bank transfer
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By FatChance
I rebuilt our Aria Deluxe toilet today

Today I rebuilt the Thetford Aria Deluxe toilet in our 2004 MADP. The old controller started giving out (needed to hold down the flush button or it would close before finishing the flush process and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By FatChance
We do exactly the same thing.

We do exactly the same thing.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By FatChance
This is the type of pocket door locking latch...

This is the type of pocket door locking latch found on other Newmars of from similar vintages. 308079
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By FatChance
The pocket door locking latch on our coach works...

The pocket door locking latch on our coach works fine.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-13-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By FatChance
Our 2004 MADP also has two pocket doors. We had...

Our 2004 MADP also has two pocket doors. We had a problem opening one of them. The door was hanging from its track, but the track had pulled loose from the ceiling in the pocket so the bottom of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-20-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,972
Posted By FatChance
Back then they were sometimes called "colored...

Back then they were sometimes called "colored TVs". You can occasionally see an old sign saying that in front of an old, dilapidated motel...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-19-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By FatChance
"Trying every button" may not get it to work....

"Trying every button" may not get it to work. Assuming bomb is turned on and input and output are correctly connected and all devices are working, you need to press the correct combination of input...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-19-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,972
Posted By FatChance
Do current 5G phones allow you to turn off 5G and...

Do current 5G phones allow you to turn off 5G and default to LTE in order to lower battery usage?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-19-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By FatChance
Just like in your home. Most shower heads screw...

Just like in your home. Most shower heads screw onto the pipe stub that comes out of the wall. Standardized thread, use Teflon tape or pipe dope.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By FatChance
Oh, their website is: ...

Oh, their website is:
https://tankedge.com/order.html
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By FatChance
Tanks/battery/lpg display repair

We have a 2004 Newmar Mountain Aire DP and the buttons on the display for the fresh/grey/black tanks, battery and propane levels have worn out. Years of pressing the buttons have worn out the unit....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-16-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By FatChance
As far as OTA antennas, the old bat wing Winegard...

As far as OTA antennas, the old bat wing Winegard is still probably the best performing OTA antenna if it has the wingman upgrade. Yes, when you get to a new site you have to stand up, manually move...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-16-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By FatChance
This is the bedroom temperature sensor in our...

This is the bedroom temperature sensor in our 2004 MADP. 304921
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By FatChance
Your biggest problem (after heat and water line...

Your biggest problem (after heat and water line protection) will be humidity control. Just breathing puts out a lot of water vapor. Then cooking will produce more water vapor. But the biggest problem...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-13-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By FatChance
This is the part you need from Fiamma. The big...

This is the part you need from Fiamma. The big end fits inside the awning tube. The motor shaft fits into the small end. The motor shaft is "D" shaped (round with a flat) with a similar "D" shaped...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-12-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By FatChance
Sorry, I did mean an anti-siphon (or vacuum...

Sorry, I did mean an anti-siphon (or vacuum break) valve that is also under the sink and admits air into the water line instead of a drain line.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By FatChance
On a coach of that age, get a length of 2x4 to...

On a coach of that age, get a length of 2x4 to use as a lever to push up the jack foot. Sometimes they might need a little help to loosen them up. Worth a try before spending big bucks
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By FatChance
Usually a black tank flush system will have an...

Usually a black tank flush system will have an backflow preventer valve (mostly to prevent sewer gas backflow) between the air admittance valve and the black tank and another backflow preventer valve...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By FatChance
I removed the Bilstien shocks and put Koni EVO...

I removed the Bilstien shocks and put Koni EVO shocks on the front IFS axle on our 2004 MADP with the XC chassis and they made a huge improvement on the ride quality of our 2004 MADP. Just the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,118
Posted By FatChance
Last year I spoke with a diesel service guy I met...

Last year I spoke with a diesel service guy I met at an RV park who said he fills the fuel filters with ATF. He said that straight out of the bottle he didn't have to worry about filtering it and he...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-11-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By FatChance
The obvious question would be how long since the...

The obvious question would be how long since the last oil change?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-10-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,718
Posted By FatChance
I ordered front Koni Evo shocks for our 2004 MADP...

I ordered front Koni Evo shocks for our 2004 MADP from RVupgradestore and installed them myself. Took about an hour, next time would be faster. They were the best upgrade I have done on our coach...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-10-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By FatChance
We have spent several winters up at 7000' and use...

We have spent several winters up at 7000' and use a heated water hose. The hose bib at the RV Parke has heat cable on it above ground level. I keep the water spigot on all winter and have never had a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-10-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By FatChance
I would venture that is classless.

I would venture that is classless.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-06-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By FatChance
Did they recommend silicone sealant, silicone...

Did they recommend silicone sealant, silicone caulk or silicone adhesive? Which did you use?
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-06-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By FatChance
I don't use any "all-purpose" glue. I always buy...

I don't use any "all-purpose" glue. I always buy the best one for the materials and situation as required. Do it right, once.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-06-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By FatChance
If you don't leave, I would ignore the advice to...

If you don't leave, I would ignore the advice to "face into the wind". The most fragile part of the coach is the front windshield. If the windshield fails from hurricane force windblown debris...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-06-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,192
Posted By FatChance
I've walked on the slide tops on our Newmar a...

I've walked on the slide tops on our Newmar a lot. Zero problems.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-04-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,168
Posted By FatChance
Yes, thank you, I should have said lower or no...

Yes, thank you, I should have said lower or no co-pays.

You probably have a plan F medigap. My plan N does have some minor co-pays for some office visits and some emergency room visits. I was also...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-04-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,168
Posted By FatChance
When I first became eligible for Medicare several...

When I first became eligible for Medicare several years ago, I signed up with a United Healthcare plan N medigap policy. Last year, United Healthcare finally offered an Advantage plan (PPO) here in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-15-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By FatChance
Maybe not gone. The rear camera cable is...

Maybe not gone. The rear camera cable is proprietary to a converter (converts proprietary to RCA) under the dash before going to the Triptek computer. Here is a poor quality picture of the converter...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-14-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By FatChance
Doesn't sound like he has even decided on...

Doesn't sound like he has even decided on new/used or gas/diesel by what has been presented, unless you have some other insight? Hopefully he will be back to clarify the information he is seeking.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-13-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By FatChance
On our 2004 MADP that had the Panasonic flip up...

On our 2004 MADP that had the Panasonic flip up screen stereo/GPS , the original backup camera used a proprietary cable and it was definitely not a RCA. The old black and white backup camera was...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-13-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By FatChance
Kind of like if you are buying your first car and...

Kind of like if you are buying your first car and asking what we thought of BMW, Ford and Nissan. How could that question be answered without more information about the models you are considering,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By FatChance
There is no possible way for anyone else to...

There is no possible way for anyone else to answer that question for you.

But, based on living in Colorado for 50 years and watching Texans come there to ski and seeing how they drive in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By FatChance
We replaced the Norcold in our Newmar Mountain...

We replaced the Norcold in our Newmar Mountain Aire DP with a residential refrigerator. The old one went out through the front door, the new one came in the same way. Our new 15cf residential...
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