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  WARNING about an additive
Posted by: Brad Townsend - 03-18-2018, 06:46 AM - Forum: Fuel System - Replies (7)

So I am not so sure about additives anymore after doing some research especially about Biobor JF which I have been using.

I found a pdf stating that Biobor JF was not for (on road use) It also states all kinds of hazardous warnings when handling it. 
And if not mixed just right it could cause solids. 


I have ordered some from amazon and are now trying to cancel but it says not returnable so I sent a notice to amazon and a copy of the pdf. Amazon should not be selling this product to the public. 

So do we with the older diesels need to be concerned about fungus, old and lubricity? What a market for all this stuff.
If the pdf won't open I will try to send a link.


Try this link.

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  Roof sealant
Posted by: mickinuk - 03-17-2018, 08:40 PM - Forum: Exterior - Replies (1)

The roof of my 2009 uses a black sealant to both attach items like the awnings, satellite dish, etc., and to seal the holes for wires through the roof. I know I'm going to need to change some wires, so what is the sealant?  It feels almost like a rubberized epoxy.

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  Amana frig
Posted by: Donzi - 03-16-2018, 02:29 PM - Forum: Appliances - Replies (3)

I don't know if this will help anyone but my frig was not working correctly. -20 in bottom of freezer and 40 up top. Frig compartment was about 48 degrees. Took the freezer back off and discovered a bad evaporator fan. $70 later and she is humming along beautifully. Easy fix ....just wanted to pass it on.

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  HDMI cable in Slide
Posted by: pairodice - 03-16-2018, 01:58 PM - Forum: Interior Things - Replies (6)

I am going to attempt to run an HDMI cable from the front upper cabinets (over the driver) to the front slide where our couch is (our TV is behind the couch on a lift).  What is the best way to run the cable so that it does not interfere with the slide mechanism?  Do I need to go into the bays?  I'm going to get an HDMI cable of about 25ft so I should have plenty of length... (?)...

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Posted by: CHRIS 1999 2 Slide - 03-16-2018, 11:38 AM - Forum: Please introduce yourself - Replies (8)

Hi I'm Chris Mann and I have been a Newell owner for the passed 5 years, which by the way is the first RV other than  a boat that I've ever owned. I found out about this site shortly after getting my Newell and it has been a really helpful resource for me on several occasions. I am sorry I have not been more involved with it on a more regular basis and will try to do better in the future.

I'm a retired marble and Granite importer/distributor living in Granada Hills, Ca. a suburb north of Los Angeles. My wife Randee and I try to get our rig out a couple of times or more each year for several weeks each to visit different regions of this great country etc.. I have been in home improvements all my life and have also loved tinkering with mechanics for the same amount of time, so a motorhome seemed to be a good fit for me. After analyzing what I thought would be the best motorhome out there I went for a Newell. I looked for a full 3 years and when found a deal  on the one I wanted I had to go check it out. She was in fairly bad shape from sitting a lot out in the sun in Scottsdale, AZ. and she had been pretty neglected over all but the gentleman selling her was motivated and I offered what I thought was the right price and he accepted it. I wish I would have thought a little more about what it would cost to bring her back close to her old glory I might of bought another one, but I instantly fell in love with her and that was that.

This all being said 5 years later she has 450 watt of solar panels, up dated entertainment systems, all major mechanical components gone over or replaced including a new IOS 84 frontend. Removal of much of the interior components so as to do remove carpet and pad so as to replace it and some areas of sub deck floor rotting do to previous leaking. While going this far nuts I decided to rebuild our so called queen size bed to a sort of custom size king while replacing all the fabrics in the coach, this was an interesting project.

I hope that I can eventually meet a great deal of you folks in person at some point in our future travels or at one of the rallies and have a glass of wine and a few laughs. I also hope that after reading this post if you are thing of tackling one of these projects that I got into and have any questions on the ups and downs of the project feel free to reach out directly to me at my personal email:

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  Leveling a bus for a newbie
Posted by: Traveler66 - 03-15-2018, 08:06 AM - Forum: Suspension/Tires/Wheels - Replies (4)

Good Day and thanks for your patience with Newbies!
I level my airstream with pieces of horse stall mat or plastic blocks.
My friends with nice 5th wheels push a button and hydraulic jacks auto-level their units.
Do Newells, Prevosts, Newmars, and Foretravels have hydraulic jacks?
How do you level a bus in a State Park in the mountains?


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  #767 2006 Bunk Bed Model For Sale
Posted by: Fulltiming - 03-14-2018, 01:40 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

Quad slide, front entry, wood flooring in salon, Cat C-15, 2000i model, 2 Bunk Beds. Bath and a half.





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  #1230 2008 For Sale
Posted by: Fulltiming - 03-14-2018, 01:18 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

Quad slide, bath and a half, front entry, C-15 ZF 10 speed transmission,47' for sale




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  A/C filter
Posted by: Donzi - 03-14-2018, 11:29 AM - Forum: Air Conditioning - Replies (4)

Hey gang! Does anyone know if there is an A/C filter on the 02' basement units?


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  Coach History
Posted by: marinoperna - 03-14-2018, 08:19 AM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

I'm a newbie to this forum.  Looking to purchase a new(er) coach.  Saw #525 and was hoping someone would have some history (good or bad) on that unit.  Anything would be appreciated.

Open to any and all suggestions on what to look for, best years (before 2006 - cannot afford newer - unless!), etc.

Thanks for being there

Marino Perna
1998 Vogue V

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