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  How to patch water leak
Posted by: Glenn and Laureen - 6 hours ago - Forum: Plumbing and fixtures - Replies (3)

After the 5 day freeze in Austin, Laureen and I recently discovered that we have a couple of leaks in our water bay lines. I had gambled that I would not need to drain the pipes this winter here in Central Texas but the unusually cold spell proved me wrong. The electricity went off at our storage site (causing the elec heater in the water bay to go off), which created 2 problems. (1) One of the check valves in the outlet line from the water pump developed a crack. I can replace it once I figure out how to get the various manifold parts taken apart.

(2) The other issue is that there is a hole in a metal "box" farther down the same line. I don't know what to call the box but a couple of water lines pass through it. The hole is kind of ragged and about 1/4 inch by 1" inch. I have attached a photo. The hole in question is right below the gauge in the photo. The question is whether or not to use JB Weld WaterWeld to patch this hole as a temporary fix until I have more time to replace the unit. Is there a different product you would recommend?

I will take what appears to be the cover off the box later this week and see what it looks like inside.

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  Valid slides, CPU not responding *
Posted by: DK on the road - 11 hours ago - Forum: Help, I need help ASAP - Replies (1)

Both of my Valid slide controllers are saying
TD200     V3.0.1.1

it will flash "initializing" for a very brief second.

I am still in level mode, coach is full of air, only 3 slides out due to the way we are parked ( both slides on PS and one bedroom on DS). Even in "level mode" I've never seen this statement on the controller. They slides went out OK 2 days ago. 
I have gone into the program on the panel for more information, but I realized I'm where I shouldn't be. A man has to know his limitations (Clint Eastwood)

I'm prepared to call Valid in the morning for there input, but though a Guru may have had this experience. If not, I will follow up with Valid's response.

BTW this is not really a 911 call yet. or at least until 10 am (PST) tomorrow, at which point I need to be underway to beat a snow storm over the Sierra's

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  Water Pressure and More
Posted by: TMCopeland - Yesterday, 06:32 PM - Forum: Plumbing and fixtures - Replies (4)

Finished my shakedown trip home, a short 2300 mile trip.  When I left my water pressure was fine.  I needed to add some water to my tank and finally figured out how to do it properly with the automatic fill.  After that it has not functioned properly.  I don’t have sufficient pressure to properly flush the toilet which is quite a nuisance as you can imagine.  Also it seems that my water is now coming directly from the AquaHot as it is hot no matter whether cold or hot faucet is used - painfully hot.  The pump also seems to run excessively and since it isn’t developing proper pressure I just turn it off until I need some.  I welcome any suggestions.

I did check the solenoid on the outflow side of the pump and it did not appear clogged.

All the water now in the tank is the horribly hard stuff from the southwest.  New filters in the system but didn’t have a softener in line.


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  Door issues
Posted by: Lee Dove - Yesterday, 04:53 PM - Forum: Exterior - Replies (12)

All right who else has a problem opening or closing the door on their Newell when the sun heats up the door side? This 92 has about 3.16ths of a inch clearance at night and early morning but when the sun hits it Katie, bar the door it's jammed up tight against the jamb. Takes an extremely hard bump from the inside to open it and almost impossible from the outside... Never had this on any other coach and there appears to be no way to adjust it.

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  Classic turbo boost
Posted by: Tf175 - Yesterday, 03:37 PM - Forum: Drivetrain - Replies (4)

Just checking to see what 8v92TA owners are seeing for turbo boost . My dash gauge indicates 9 psi max . Coach by itself,  accelerating up a grade . Same boost when accelerating from 60 mph to 80 , slight grade . Still pulling at 80 , but rpm around 2400 , so I backed off .
I have read numbers on the Web from 10 to 25 psi . Dash gauge indicates about 3 psi low when compared to another gauge I use in the shop,  so maybe I have 12psi . 
Just replaced both pipes from manifolds to turbo , no soot evident after test drive just now . 60 degrees , elevation about 400 ft , give or take. All new fuel filters . 
BTW,  no exhaust smoke , usual indicator of low boost /turbo issue .
Thanks ,

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  Classic exterior trim
Posted by: Tf175 - Yesterday, 12:40 PM - Forum: Exterior - Replies (3)

Hello all ,
Wondering if anyone knows of a source for the aluminum trim and vinyl insert found on Classic  exterior? I have searched the site to no avail .
Thanks , Chris.

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Posted by: - Yesterday, 10:24 AM - Forum: Parts Swap/Giveaway/Sell - Replies (2)

Reman 6V92 T Detroit Diesel for sale I have 2K into it Make me an offer

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  Future Newell owner
Posted by: Dhead - Yesterday, 09:08 AM - Forum: Please introduce yourself - Replies (4)

I have had a couple of older Foretravels (93 and 95) and with my new wife we decided to get another RV. Choices were another Foretravel or a Newell or Prevost. I'm never going to be a new RV owner even if I won the lotto. Unfortunately the newer Foretravels quality and design has gone down after 2005 with the new owners. Pretty quickly we decided on Newell. There was a time around 2005 when I was looking at RVs, the owner of Newell would text online, which really impressed me.
Anyway, we expect to buy a 2005 or 2006 in the next 6 to 18 months. I'm trying to stay in the $250-300K range. 2005 because they shifted over to the Cat 15 liter and especially the ZF tag axle.
I am interested in finding out which years they switched to the 12 speed trans, and the electric steering. I figure I will run across that info here...
I've slowed my texting the last few years without a motorhome - I was a Foretravel guru for about 10 years. Not sure I will ever be a Newell guru, but I'm happy to talk to some!

Dave Head 64 years young, retired Master Chief, current Sr. Systems Engineer,
Megan Westbrook, my wonderful bride.
Oviedo FL

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  Looking for advice on bathroom vent blower in classic
Posted by: The Bus Crew - 03-06-2021, 07:46 PM - Forum: Plumbing and fixtures - Replies (4)

I have a dual fan style blower under my bathroom sink that provides exhaust from bathroom and the stove.  It is a 12 volt fan, I attached a picture.   I also attached a picture of what I think is the exact replacement but it is no longer available.  If I am correct this puts the blower at 700 cfm on 12v.  

Has anyone replaced this blower?  Did you find a replacement, rebuild the existing or did you use something different?

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  S60 Jake Brake Question
Posted by: 360 - 03-06-2021, 05:26 PM - Forum: Drivetrain - Replies (6)

After having driven a S60 with 6 speed Allison I'm a bit perplexed by something.  My understanding was that the optimal range for using the Jake was around 2000 RPM up to a safe maximum of around 2200.  When cruising along at 65 or so and heading down a long slight grade in which the coach itself will not hold itself back in 6th without either braking or the Jake the Jake wants to downshift 2 gears into 4th and that takes you to darned near 2500 RPM.  One would assume that the controller on the unit would not let the trans downshift to an unsafe RPM for the engine, but I have not seen an reference in anything I've read that it's ok to operate at that high of an RPM on a regular basis?

I can't for the life of me understand why it's programmed to drop to 4th automatically as there are so many times that a less agressive breaking would be preferred.  Would to be so much better if it either stayed in 6th initially with a slight uptick in speed triggering 5th and/or braking on top of that should make it drop to 4th.

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