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  Entry Door Button
Posted by: rcantrell52 - 10-12-2018, 04:07 PM - Forum: Exterior - Replies (6)

All,
The entry door button has started working intermittently. I push in the unlock code and then push the button and the door will not open. This morning after several tries I pushed on the door and the door opened. When we got back this afternoon I closed the entry door and then tried to get back in the coach, but the button on the entry door would not activate. The button on the entry door worked all day, but at the end of the day it quit working. Thanks in advance for any and al  comments.

Reese Cantrell

Newell Coach 1242

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  Is it okay to stand on top of the slides?
Posted by: Nebster - 10-11-2018, 10:16 PM - Forum: Slides - Replies (4)

Aside from the risk of falling off, of course.  Will it hurt them?

I want to stand on them to work on replacing some marker lights.

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  What I learned buying new tires
Posted by: bikestuff - 10-11-2018, 02:13 PM - Forum: Suspension/Tires/Wheels - Replies (7)

Gurus,

Have you ever been driving along and see a sheet of cardboard in the road in front of you?  Me too!  Except this cardboard turned out to be a bent aluminum ladder.  I had already moved away from the demon, but a car went too close and it started spinning right into my lane.  Yup...it got me.  It was not a hard hit...just barely a barely perceptible clang.

I had visions of an immediate blowout.   Since the tire pressure did not go down immediately, I set my cruise to 55 mph and eased on down the road.  When I got to the next rest stop, I stopped and surveyed the damage.  See pictures.

Consultation with a couple of gurus led me to the conclusion that it was time to buy a new tire / tires.   But where?  I'm cruising up I-55 in the middle of Mississippi and no Loves, Pilot, etc is gonna have a 365R70 22.5 tire.

Long story (short version) is this:

1)  http://www.sniderfleet.com is a southeast truck tire dealer with 80 locations.  Although the Memphis location did not have any 365s, the Nashville location had 67 in stock!!!!!  They support the Michelin advantage program which can save you $$$$.   My experience was that they were totally professional.  They balanced the tires and installed with a torque wrench--- a REALLY BIG TORQUE WRENCH.

2)  Michelin has a quirky dealer locator tool at https://www.michelintruck.com/tools/dealer-locator/#/  This is the way that I found the snider location in Nashville.

3)  Looking at the date code of the tire showed me that the old tires were 4 years old, so I elected to get two new tires.  See the picture with the weird numbers.  The date code is molded into the sidewall of the tire and is a 4 digit number in the format WWYY where WW is the number of the week and YY is the year.

4)  It may be just new rubber, but I swear the coach drives better with balanced front tires.  

I have always bought my tires at the factory...but will not do that going forward.  The prices that snider gave me were on par with Newell's price and they were far more "tire oriented" than Newell.  (Newell does not spin balance their tires, nor do they put tires on with a torque wrench).

The bottom line is I got my front tires replaced, I did not suffer a blow out and I found a good new vendor.    

(I'm still looking for a good mechanic in the Southeast US).

Cheers,
bill



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  Headhunter pump not working ?
Posted by: DK on the road - 10-09-2018, 09:43 AM - Forum: Plumbing and fixtures - Replies (3)

Here are my symptoms, 

Water ran low and out while driving and Headhunter stayed on for 3 hours, best I can tell.
Now with the tank full, the pump will turn on but only develop 10 psi, then drop to nothing after a 1/2 gallon comes out or so.
The smaller 12V pump was never tested or used, and as it turns out, will not develop any pressure. It may have never worked. the smaller Sure Flow problem can't be related to the HeadHunter/no water problem (i don't think).

When the city water is attached and turned on, I get great flows everywhere. I thought maybe that my Headhunter needs to be primed with city water pressure, so I turned on the HeadHunter only to see pressure spike beyond the gauges limit, about 100 psi. I open the outside faucet immediately and pressure drops down to the regulated amount (60 ish psi).

Now the pump will shut its self off with a Fault alarm if left on for more than a few minutes.

Has anyone had this same experience ?

$1,200 for a new pump sounds like a expensive lesson and a sensor needs to be installed to shut the pump off before a pump seal is toasted. Is there a place to install such a sensor ?

I'm not sure if my conclusions are supported by my symptoms

Your thoughts...

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  Found my next toad
Posted by: folivier - 10-09-2018, 06:37 AM - Forum: Other Stuff - Replies (3)

https://batonrouge.craigslist.org/snw/d/...47436.html

Not sure it can be towed 4 down but who cares?

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  To extend or not extend...that is the question.
Posted by: BobALou - 10-08-2018, 08:15 PM - Forum: General - Replies (9)

Several weeks ago, I stumbled upon several BB/Wanderlodges on their way to Cape Cod...great, great folks, btw. They were parked together at a CT rest area, and I think they spent the night. Seeing them parked so closely together got me to thinking:

I'm not sure there would have been room for them to extend in this parking scenario (although two were non-slide classics, I believe). So, what is common when spending the night at a crowded rest stop or truck stop? Do you extend or live skinny? Maybe this seems like (or is!) a stupid question, but it's one that I can't get out of my head.

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  Attorney looking to go full-time, solo, in a Newell or Prevost
Posted by: Jdllmt - 10-07-2018, 05:52 PM - Forum: Discussion about what to consider on buying a used Newell - Replies (14)

Hello everyone

I'm charlie. I turn 42 on 11/1. Prior to 8/1, I had never considered
Full timing it in an RV, but my dog died unexpectedly and it suddenly dawned on
Me that: I can do my work from anywhere so long as I have internet and cell phone
Capabilities, so the search began.  

I went to a couple RV lots where I was shown "the greatest class a DP out there...the Monaco Executive"--yup, we can all share in that laugh now, but good thing I'm not the typical consumer who
Buys before thoroughly researching.  

I came to Newell or Prevost primarily because of the safety aspect and because I have a general understanding of chassis design and structural integrity and I just can't stomach the idea of driving around in a stick house on top of a bus frame.

So, where am I in this process? 
I currently live alone in a condo in irvine. My lease is up next 8/1 so I have some time. I have to downsize from a 1700ft apartment and a 25x10 storage unit.  

As I consider my options, I would like to stay under $250k, preferably below $200.
I initially thought I "had to" have slides, but the more I think about it, i feel as though I would feel "safer" without slides. I also realize slides present an additional maintenance expense as well as additional weight which leads to reduced fuel efficiency.   

I love the concept of the Newell being built solidly as it is but also being built as an RV from the start.  At the same time, I do really like the look of the stainless XL style Prevost.  

If anyone is still reading, I'm very hopeful that I will get some good feedback from you guys on here, advice for someone in the market, advice for a guy considering a solo full-time lifestyle (I work with professional athletes primarily so I'm viewing this as a "vehicle", no pun intended, for establishing and cultivating relationships with clients as I travel as well), advice for someone considering prevost or Newell, etc.

Thanks in advance!

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Sad #611 For Sale :-(
Posted by: Donzi - 10-06-2018, 06:36 AM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

Vickie and I are heartbroken to be listing #611. After a year of investing time and money and getting everything dialed in she has to go.
We are coming out of retirement and starting an new business and need to be as liquid as possible. Many of you know #611 for those that don't this is some of what's been done over the last year. New Michelin's all the way around, new air compressor, all rebuilt air valves (actually no leak down), leveling system repaired at Holland Motors, new flat screens, new home theater with powered sub, new Bluetooth hands free stereo in dash, new back up camera, in motion sat, rebuilt aqua-hot, all new filters for water system, dash air repaired and new receiver dryer, new circuit board on master base a/c. and an Atlas air ride drivers seat. I think you get the idea. I went through her stem to stern and she is very road ready. We did a 5500 mile trip up the Oregon coast in June and everything worked perfectly (except for 1 compressor on the front a/c) I just set the temp a little colder and she will freeze you out with the other one. Other than the one a/c compressor the Howard system is intact but inop, the light on the Amana ice maker doesn't work (board is no longer available), new evaporator fan by the way, 3 side marker lights are inop and the turn signal audible for the left doesn't work (right side beeps). Generator runs as smooth as a new one if not quieter and better. She is indoors in our climate controlled building so she is road ready  (no winterization). This a two slide bath and half mid door floor plan. Let me know if you have any questions or if you have interest. Photos are available upon request. If it ever stops raining I'll pull her out and get a link to a bunch of photos in and out. She has 157,000 miles on here Detroit 60 500 h.p. and just under 6K hours on the 20kw diesel gen. Oh yea, I almost forgot we are selling her for $188,700.



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  Drilling a hole to a larger size
Posted by: folivier - 10-06-2018, 06:02 AM - Forum: Tools - Replies (3)

I've had to do this before and usually try to attach a piece of plywood so the pilot drill can get a bite for the hole saw to start.
This looks like a good solution, use a hole saw the same size as the existing hole as a guide with the larger hole saw mounted above it:

İmage

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  Hi, new member looking for a newell
Posted by: wlcorrell - 10-05-2018, 10:01 AM - Forum: Please introduce yourself - Replies (3)

Hi my name is Wayne and I am almost an old guy my wife and I have had rv's forever [ hatteras sportfisher as well] and last was an American coach dream and had it for 14 years, just recently sold it and now selling all responsibilities and going back on the road and momma agrees if I do it in a newell HA. If Ya'll want to know anything about an American coach just ask, I have spent time at factory service center and been on yahoo groups AC forum and no a little about them. We are from Texas and have been jewelers for 45 years, done a good bit of real estate development rv parks buildings etc.
Looking for a newell at about $300K or less prefer 200 but want a mid door with 4 slides and bath and a half. found one I'm going to look at, at motorhomes of T but no 1/2 bath and looking to maybe add one or at least a toilet for guest etc.. If you know any I should look at please speak up. I think I want a cat engine but will listen to advise on DD 60. I know cummins pretty well and know they have dropped to ball several times over the years and I would be pissed if I bought a new one and found wrist pins coming apart or valves cratering! If you have one for sale PM me or call. Thanks all and hope to learn a lot from you all.

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