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  Silver leaf dash
Posted by: Roger 1 - Yesterday, 02:07 PM - Forum: Electrical - Replies (2)

Has anyone installed a silver leaf dash in there coach ? Just wondering if there is a kit and this cost.

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  Think horses, not zebras
Posted by: Richard - Yesterday, 01:31 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

Hopefully you will read this as an entertaining tale about yet another Richard folly. 

The expression is, when you hear hoofbeats think horses first, not zebras.

Starting a year ago, my aquahot began to exhibit some strange behavior. It would almost always light when turned on, but occasionally during the cycle, or when restarting to reheat the tank, the controller would fault. In another worlds for no clear reason the red light would go out. Flip the switch, and almost always it would ignite. 

I am going to give away the punch line, but I know the Rudy would advise to service the unit and replace the nozzle. Well I did, sort of. But I used the old nozzle because it had less than 10 hours on it. 

Being convinced this was some sort of sporadic gremlin, I bought a data acquistion device and hacked into all the control wires to allow the device to see what the voltages were doing for the pump, ignition, flame detector, and ON light. Since the data device could discern events as small as a gnat's eyelash, I was certain it would allow me to capture the sequence of shutdown events and go right to the source of the problem. After all throwing parts at an Aquahot is not a cheap exercise. And I'm cheap. 

But alas, the data acquistion device consumes a ton of storage to give that level of detail. More storage than my poor laptop has. And the malfunction being sproradic, and the AH not heating that often in the tepid Florida winters, meant I never captured the event. I would run out of storage. I, and my computer became weary of the exercise. 

But, not to be deterred, I bought a little microcomputer and wrote the code to have it monitor the same things as the data acquisition device, the only real difference being that I wrote the code so that it cleared the useless data from memory frequently so that the data bank would be open to capture the failure. By the way I learned this data clearing technique from my self. These days I am always clearing my own data bank but I haven't figured out just how to keep the useful stuff yet. 

Anyhoo, hook this new toy up, and cycle the unit. Three days and no faults. Oh well, must have fixed itself. Yeah right, that happens a lot in my world. 

Get ready to leave for the 2018 tour, remove all the extra wiring from the AH, and away we go. First time we tried to use the diesel function on the AH, it's back to it's old tricks. Arrrrrggggggghhhhh. 

To prepare my self for an embarassing phone call to Rudy, I went ahead and cleaned the unit and installed a NEW nozzle. Not one single fault since then. 

So, when you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras.

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Posted by: folivier - Yesterday, 05:12 AM - Forum: Other Stuff - Replies (1)

Just found this website that plots the elevation changes and % grades along your route.  Looks like it could be helpful.

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  Inverter powered receptacles
Posted by: Guy - 05-23-2018, 03:23 PM - Forum: Electrical - No Replies

Our 1984 has a Xantrax 3000 watt inverter . It is "softwired" in to the system. In the past it has worked perfectly. It is Fed 12v from the coach batteries, and producing 120 volts on 2  receptacles on the face of the inverter. The receptacles have a 14 gauge portable cord plugged in to them going into the deep dark mystery area of the coach. I disconnected shore power and found that one of the circuits is not merging in to the coach system. It is the inverter powered items on the drivers side. The passenger side is working fine,  and both receptacles on the inverter are producing 120 volts 15 amps.I am not clear on how these two circuits are merged with the coach. Is there a protection device i have missed?  My redneck solution is to gorilla tape portable cord down the sides of the coach, and then in the windows with the blinds flapping in the wind. Might as well give some rv parks a legitimate reason to refuse this classic . (Just kidding. )

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  Car tow dolly
Posted by: Georgeb - 05-23-2018, 01:37 PM - Forum: Parts Swap/Giveaway/Sell - No Replies

I have a tow dolly that I’m not using
It’s about 5 years old with newer tires
Anyone interested? Make me an offer

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  What am I doing wrong???
Posted by: bryguymi - 05-23-2018, 04:58 AM - Forum: General - Replies (14)

Hello Gurus.........

For personal reasons, I have my coach #599 for sale.  I have had it listed on Craigslist for about 3 months now; I've had it on eBay twice; it's also on  Below are links to current ads.

Other than on guy that wants me to donate my Newell I haven't had much action or interest.  Do you think it's because of price or is it just that Newells command a very small market and it just takes a while?  Or something else???

Your opinions would be greatly appreciated, I thank you in advance.


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  monitor removal
Posted by: jorma - 05-22-2018, 07:50 PM - Forum: Interior Things - Replies (8)

Can anyone give me some advice on how to get the monitor out of my dash, I've removed the wiring no problem, but I think the whole lower dash (above the slide out drawer) might have to come out.  Anybody successfully done this or have an advice?  Here's a pic of my configuration.

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  #804 (2007) at MOT
Posted by: Fulltiming - 05-22-2018, 12:17 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (1)

Center Island Bed, split bath with shower and lavatory in rear, vanity and toilet in mid coach. Recliners in lieu of couch. $349,500






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  Microphor toilet
Posted by: InfiLights - 05-22-2018, 08:48 AM - Forum: Air Operated Systems and Leaks - Replies (2)

Hello folks,

I am in need of a air/water sequencing valve for a Microphor toilet. Mine is acting up.

Also the flapper does not close tight enough and allows the water to leave the bowl. Any advice on what to do to make some adjustments ?

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  2002 & newer
Posted by: marinoperna - 05-22-2018, 06:50 AM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

By the questions you will surely tell I'm a Newby.  For 15 years i'v owned a 40' Vogue V.  absolutely no issues othere than it's overweight.  but it's time to find something else.  We don't sit much as traveling is more fun.  We are certainly not full timers.  The wow factor of 4 slides is great BUT!

I'm looking at 2 or may 3 slides probably 2001 and newer (probably due to monetary constraints up to about 2005) 

I know this is a loaded question but are there any particular problem areas that stand out  in the 2001 and later Newells 

So, Any Prevost style delaminations, radiator issues, suspension (new ZF suspensions or steerable tag really of any major benefit),  overweight (blown tires are a bitch!), how often do air bags need changing,  were the new Valid slides used to fix an inherent problem with the old?,  or anything in general to look out for?  

Any leads or guidelines would certrainly be appreciated


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