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  North east Big rig friendly
Posted by: DK on the road - Today, 12:52 AM - Forum: Big Rig Friendly places to go - Replies (3)

I would like to make a trip up thru the north east this summer and fall. It's all very dependent on the health of my Mother-in-law and what support she may need back home.

Most of my traveling has been to the Mid West to the West coast and along Hwy 40 and 10 in a 35' DP. Now with the Newell, we are interested in our North East this year. I'm planning on a week or 2 at each campground. This last Fall, while in the Newell, I found limited sites capable of our size rigs and it was off season. 

1) Do I need to really schedule out Parks because of my size and the time of year ?

2) Are there plentiful parks capable of taking 45' coaches plus a full size pickup ?

It would be helpful to have the recommendations of "Big Rig Friendly places to go" if it could be titled or sorted by state or region for research. 

Did I see or read about a big rig friendly magazine or publication available for just this sort of research ?

Any insight would be helpful.

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  12v & 110v water pumps for sale
Posted by: DK on the road - Yesterday, 11:44 PM - Forum: Parts Swap/Giveaway/Sell - No Replies

I have 1 each 12v Sureflow pump and a 110v water pump for sale. 

I will be at the the Guru Rally in Alabama 5/1 thru 5/10 if that works for anybody. Otherwise The southwest this spring and North East this summer and Fall

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  Kitchen Toe Kick Fan
Posted by: Latitude 28 - Yesterday, 01:48 PM - Forum: Heating Systems - Replies (3)

Does anyone know how the kitchen toe kick heat exchanger fan is controlled?  Mine is running all the time and the only way to shut it off is to pull the 12vdc wire off the small black cubed relay at the Aqua Hot.  I believe that relay is for the living room.  The Living room T-stat has no effect on the toe kick fan.

Steve Denton

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  A/V internet upgrade
Posted by: HoosierDaddy - 01-18-2019, 09:27 PM - Forum: Televisions, Satellite, Audio Visual Stuff - Replies (3)

I'm thinking about some upgrades to my Newell.
Has anybody found a smart TV to be useful in your coach?
What I think I need is an external roof mounted wifi antenna connected to a wireless modem inside the coach. Is that the best way? Which brand of equipment are you using? Is anybody successfully using cell signal to download video entertainment?

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  Trip to Phoenix, AZ
Posted by: pairodice - 01-18-2019, 08:31 PM - Forum: General - Replies (10)

We got our coach out of the shop after an extended stay and are SO happy to be back in our 'home' away from home. 
The coach is running great and drives really well.  We took it around the loop in Nacogdoches today and performed perfectly.  VMSPC was delivered during the week along with 3 (THREE) different cables to finally figure out which really worked (thank you Karen, my beautiful wife!).  The engine is dry and battery bays look brand new now and we also have new seals on the fan hydraulics that don't leak anymore.  
We plan to head out early in the morning and was looking for advice on which way to go or avoid.  I figured we would run basically I-20 and I-10 West and stay South of the cold.  Hopefully the weather will hold out but I don't mind driving in the rain (it's cooler).  Any suggestions are welcome.  We will just be driving since time is a big factor this trip but I do have 1 extra day just in case of issues.

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Posted by: RegaNewell - 01-18-2019, 02:01 PM - Forum: Other Stuff - Replies (5)

Oh mercy!!  I so need to win the lottery so I can get a new NEWELL!  Just looked at the latest and greatest!  All I can say is WOW!  I can just see me driving down the interstate in that baby!

Pam Heart

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  Newell Makes History with New Cockpit
Posted by: Fulltiming - 01-18-2019, 02:00 PM - Forum: Newell History - Replies (2)

Newell has just announced its new cockpit. "Combining advanced electronic instrumentation, ergonomic and intuitive touch screen controls and a level of design and material refinement only found in the most luxurious automobiles, the new dash must be seen to be appreciated."


The instrument cluster features a 15" display in 1024 x 68 retina clarity. 

Two separate screens provides navigation tool for the driver and the passenger using Rand McNally technology with a mirrored digital feed to the passenger.


Another 15" Infotainment Panel is located in the center console can be controlled by touchscreen or the control knob on the left arm console.


This screen allows monitoring of climate control, entertainment selection, exterior camera views, navigation, leveling system, mirror control and more.

Completing the new dash is a removable mini iPad located to the right of the 15" Infotainment monitor. The mini iPad operates the Intrepid 2.0 house management system.

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  Anybody know where to get these drawer catches?
Posted by: Nebster - 01-18-2019, 11:10 AM - Forum: Interior Things - Replies (5)

These are 2.25" wide at the button part.  A very similar part is RV Designer H227, but it's a bit smaller and not a perfect replacement.  Has anybody sourced these anywhere, by chance?

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  Microphor porcelain reinforcement
Posted by: Latitude 28 - 01-16-2019, 07:11 PM - Forum: Plumbing and fixtures - Replies (4)

From what I understand Microphor does not make the porcelain bodies of our toilets.  While working through my squawk list on 525 we had an air leak that require pulling the 1/2 bath toilet.  In the process, found the toilet floor base had been cracked before and glued together with who knows what.  Rather than take a chance, I added a layer of 2" fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin to both base flanges.  The repair added some reinforcement to each flange.  Repaired the air leak and reinstalled the toilet being careful not to over torque the base bolts.  Back in operation with no issues:-)

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  99 newell tag airbag replacement
Posted by: encantotom - 01-16-2019, 03:11 PM - Forum: Suspension/Tires/Wheels - No Replies

my 99 had a problem that when you raised the suspension much above ride height, the drivers side tag bag would hiss air and leak alot.  it would drop down quickly to rideheight and stop hissing but then would completely drop at the rear drivers side overnight.  all other corners holding steady.  

i went off of what others had found out on their 99's as to which airbag the tag was.  i might note that the passenger side tag bag is a firestone and this drivers side one that was leaking is a goodyear and appeared newer.  in fact it was date coded 2014 when i took it off.  

i found at stengle brothers the ability to order 2 of the goodyear 1R11-202 bags that are needed for the tag.  they have two mounting studs top and bottom with them being rotated 90 degrees from each other top and bottom.  

after airing the coach up high, using a 22ton jack to raise it up higher and put jackstands under both rear sides, we took the tire off.  i have a 1" air impact wrench but i didnt have a 33 mm impact socket so amazon brought it in a day.  then i broke down and bought a truck tire wheel dolly to easily take the tire on and off.  picture below.  

with the tag wheel off it is easy to get at.  two 3/4" nylock nuts on the bottom up in the hole that you use a deep well socket and extension to remove.  the top has the same at the back and a 1/4" air line going in a brass adapter that screws into the bigger stud that the air goes into the bag with.  it was a 1 1/16" nut.  the airline was jammed in with the farrel so i cut the airline as close as possible since it was long enough.  

the way we did it was we jacked the tag axle up with a 3 ton floor jack to maneuver the airbag in and out.  

here is the interesting part.  the bag i took out was a goodyear 1R11-080.   i believe it comes with the top and bottom mounting studs in line with each other and then you have to rotate the bag on the bottom plate to get them to be 90 degrees out  the 1r11-080 said it was a replacment for the 938 firestone bag.  the 1r11-202 says it is also  replacement for the 9378.   but the 202 is rotated with the studs the right way as it came.  

the 080 bag just has a loose bottom plate and the airbag is just like a tubeless tire with a bead.  the 202 new bag is bolted in place on the bottom

there is some speculation that the older 080 bags that have the loose plate on the bottom could leak at the bead.  i do not think the 202 bag i put on will do that given the way it is bolted together.  

we had to ream the mounting holes out just a little to make ti go in easy.  put the top studs in and loosely put the mounting nuts on leaving lots of slack.  then used the floor jack to jack the tag axle up to get the airbag studs in the bottom holes.  then tightened them all, put the brass fitting in the air stud and a new farrel and compression nut and put the airline back on.  btw, i used teflon tape and sealant on the brass fitting  

using the wheel dolly makes it a breeze to put the tire/wheel back on.  

all seems to be good now


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