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  LIKE Button
Posted by: RegaNewell - 11-02-2012, 06:27 AM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (12)


Would it be possible to get a LIKE button? I like to LIKE post and hate to post a line each time saying I like or enjoy a post. Just a thought!


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  Tag axle functions Dual 6 pack
Posted by: Gordon - 11-01-2012, 03:55 PM - Forum: Suspension/Tires/Wheels - Replies (4)

Richard & Steve did such a great job explaining the rear axles air suspension plumbing, I felt compelled to understand my older setup.
I've done a chart of all the different setting & switch positions to understand what activates what.

I can't seem to be able to paste or attach a copy but I'm sure I will figure it out.

Two conditions surprised me.
1. To dump the tag axle, the ignition switch on & leveling switch must be in the up position. If the leveling switch is in the off position, the travel valves are activated & the whole system will empty through the exhaust valves.

2. The individual rear L/R U/D switches will raise the drive & tag side when activated. When in the down position, only the drive is lowered & the tag gets a lot of weight!

To my knowledge my wiring is original.

My original plan was to change my plumbing to the later style, but Richard suggested differently. He is correct.

My question now is is there any reason for (2)travel solonoids on the tag 6 pack. Air to the 6 pack is controlled by a solonoid operated by the same circuit that operates the tag travel solonoids. If those 2 travel solonoids were blocked to a normally open condition, no functionally would change! To go one step further, I believe a single exhaust solonoid could handle the tag assy, as currently both solonoids are tied together electrically.

Basically I see the tag supply pressure regulator, a 3 way dump valve & then split into to 2 3way raise valves supplied by air from before the regulator, & then on to the air bags. 3 solonoids in total <$50; and have 6 spare solonoids!

Sure appreciate any and all input.

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  Slideroom seal not deflating
Posted by: tuga - 10-31-2012, 06:10 PM - Forum: Slides - Replies (8)

I tried to extend my bedroom slideroom the other day and after it traveled out about 1" I stopped it. It seemed that the air seal was sticking to the slideroom. I walked outside and noticed that the rubber seal was rolling out with the slideroom! Not good!

I retracted the slideroom back inside and called Newell. Cresile put me in touch with Mark.

Mark w/Newell told me that it was probably a bad solenoid. It was not staying open long enough for all of the air to exhaust out of the seal.

I found a replacement at Grainger's for $86.

Lesson learned: after you deflate the air seal on the slideroom, check to see if you can see daylight or get someone to visually check it outside BEFORE you extend the slideroom.

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  Halloween at Tom and Darlenes
Posted by: encantotom - 10-31-2012, 01:22 PM - Forum: Other Stuff - Replies (5)

Today is the big day, halloween. our neighborhood has had an annual party from 4-6pm that has gotten bigger and bigger each year. it is a block party directly in front of our house. i will post pictures later tonite of it.

we have a full menu of hot dogs, chili, chips, drinks, popcorn, cotton candy, snowcones, home made root beer (mine) and games and fun.

last year we had between 4-500 people.

i make homemade rootbeer for the party and then we serve rootbeer floats for trick or treaters. i made some cool root beer machines i will also post pictures of later.

to give you an indication of how big this has gotten, last year we made 42 gallons of home made root beer. we went through 580 plastic cups and we served approximately 200 root beer floats to trick or treaters. they sometimes are ten deep waiting for it.

the party is over at 6 and totally cleaned up by 630pm and then the trick or treaters come till after 9.

not too late for someone to trip on over....


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  TCI Tire Centers
Posted by: rheavn - 10-31-2012, 10:09 AM - Forum: Coach Related Service, Repair or Maintainence - Replies (11)

I have been on the road & I needed a new LF tire. I called TCI in Oklahoma City which was about 200 miles away. The manager stated he had the "315" tire in stock. When I arrived they had an open bay & began the work immediately. The manager was familiar with the Michelin Advantage Program and accepted my certificate without any issues. He also stated he stocks all the tire sizes used on Newells, including 365s. Shop was very clean. Employees were dressed in clean uniforms and the job was done quickly and cleanly. I was back on the road in just over an hour after my arrival. This company has location(s) in most states and I would recommend them based on my experience.

If interested:

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  Pay & Larrys Place
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  Replaced both fresh water pumps
Posted by: Chester Stone - 10-30-2012, 04:02 PM - Forum: Plumbing and fixtures - Replies (6)

My Grundfos 115v pump failed due to water leaking caused by an old "O" ring. The 12v pump failed due to auto shutoff not working and seals old and leaking. I replaced both with Shurflo 2088 series, one 12v and one 115v. I also installed a Shurflo 2 gallon accumulator tank which makes everything work smooth and great.

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  Newell Stays in Step with Luxury Coach Market
Posted by: Fulltiming - 10-29-2012, 02:02 PM - Forum: Newell History - No Replies

The following is paraphrased from that article.

Karl Blade indicates that Newell Coach Corp. experienced an increase in sale in August.

”We hope it continues,” Blade said. ”But we are not going to increase production until we see some solid evidence that the market is improving. We endured a market that plateaued on us after we got out of the depths of the Great Recession and we are now back on a regular production schedule.”

Newell will likely build 24 motorcoaches this year. 16 -18 will be special orders placed by customers and the remainder will be built for those who don’t want to wait six months which it takes to design and build a personally customized Newell.

Karl pointed out that the new coaches have a number of upgrades, including new styling front and back, as well as a lot more chrome trim.

Earlier this year Newell incorporated a new centralized control system that can be controlled with an iPad.

The luxury coach market changed over the 10 years. ”The use pattern has gravitated toward destination luxury resorts and less toward clubs and rallies that are sponsored by the manufacturers,” Blade said.

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  cold layover
Posted by: Bill and Sonja - 10-29-2012, 08:10 AM - Forum: Usermap - No Replies

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  storm updates from the east coast
Posted by: encantotom - 10-29-2012, 07:27 AM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

for any of you that are closer to the storm than us westerners, any updates on what is going on with you would be great.


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