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  HD Satellite Dish
Posted by: encantotom - 07-29-2012, 04:11 PM - Forum: Televisions, Satellite, Audio Visual Stuff - Replies (77)

hi, i have an older in motion satellite dome. some point soon i will want to get satellite for our home and cabin and be able to use the receiver in the newell as well.

i see there are a few in motion domes that do HD with dish network, but i dont see anything compatible with direct tv. i have neither now so doesnt really matter.

mine would also need to be the low profile versions like i am sure most of you require as well.

so can you share your wisdom? we have a SD in motion dish on the 90 and to be honest only time we watched it in motion was to see if it worked in motion.

but maybe with the grandkids we would.

thoughts on which systems?



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  Recipes -- Yummy!
Posted by: backseatdriver - 07-29-2012, 04:04 PM - Forum: Newell or Coach things the Ladies would like to share - Replies (12)

Key Lime Pie (Karin Devendorf) (Cindy Olivier)

1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup bottled (or fresh) Key lime juice
Zest of 1 lime (optional, but adds more zing!)
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 ready-made graham cracker or shortbread crust
whipped cream or Cool Whip

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, combine condensed milk, lime juice and yolks. Beat 3 to 4 minutes.

2. Pour into pie crust. Bake for 8 minutes.

3. Remove from oven, cool, cover and chill for 3 to 4 hours. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip.

Cindy says she got this recipe in the newspaper years ago. It's really good. She made it for us when they visited, and I just made it again yesterday. Give it a try! So easy!! Feel free to share some of your favorite recipes with the rest of us. Guys -- if you cook you can share with us as well.

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  Headhunter Mach5 110v water pump
Posted by: encantotom - 07-29-2012, 03:41 PM - Forum: Plumbing and fixtures - No Replies


i had to replace the water pump in my 02. so i put in the mach5 from headhunter. i bought it on ebay quite cheap compared to new price.

also, if you have a mach5 and it goes bad, the manufacturer gives you a much better deal than if you don't already have one.

here is the instructions for it.



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  Slide category
Posted by: rheavn - 07-29-2012, 01:46 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (1)

A consideration might be made to adding a slide category under the technical section. There are always so many slide questions and it makes it easier to research past discussions.

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  Cesana Curved Shower parts list
Posted by: encantotom - 07-29-2012, 01:18 PM - Forum: Interior Things - Replies (39)

attached is the parts breakdown for the curved shower enclosure that some of us have.  

the parts are very very expensive.  

newell also sells a CNC homemade lexan locking piece that you hang over the door to lock it so it wont move while driving.  i will take some pictures and post when i can.  15 dollars each.


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  Series 60 DDEC 4 code 103 error
Posted by: encantotom - 07-29-2012, 01:07 PM - Forum: Drivetrain - No Replies


i thought i would share my recent experience with a DDEC4 error code. a few months ago i started getting PID103. Turbo Boost Circuit Voltage Low error code on my Prodriver and if i had my VMSPc hooked up it was there too.

it would sometimes go out after a restart and other times not. it also gave a yellow check engine light on my coach.

the first time i drove it with the error active i got about a mile and the stop engine light came on and the engine de-rated. i pulled over and restarted the engine and it cleared up and didnt come back that short trip.

this intermittant nature continued. i bought a turbo boost sensor and replaced it as it is very easy to get at and change. no improvement.

the one i bought was for 15 bucks used on ebay. so my bus shop said to try a new one. 65 bucks and no change.

i drove it to my bus shop and of course once i got there it didnt do it even though it did it all the way there. they could see the code in the DDEC with their scanner.

they checked the wiring as that is the most common problem for this code. it was all fine. the DDEC4 ECU is just a foot below the sensor so the wiring harness is all just right there.

so, my bus shop had the local detroit shop put it on a dyno and they could not duplicate it at all.

that was the day before our big trip we just returned from.

so, the first 1200 miles, no problem. we were at newell in miami and they were all leaving for the day and they were just finishing pressure washing my radiator and they did the engine too. as soon as i started it, the same code came up. aha, it must be related to being wet...

so i drove with the code on all the way to central diesel repair in springfiled MO, getting there about 830pm on the 3rd of july. they got me in right away and a very very experience detroit mechanic got going. he first thing took the DDEC4 unit off of the engine. as he did, a bolt fell from behind the unit that was wedged between it and the block. it was not part of the mounting for the DDEC. the DDEC is electrically isloated from the block with rubber grommetts.

the back of the DDEC has started to wear from the vibration of the bolt, but thankfully not all the way through.

as soon as he took it off completely, we looked at the pins. he said that was the only way to reallyget a good look at all the pins. sure enough, on the plug that the turbo boost sensor comes in on, there was a bent pin. it was an unused pin, but it was sideways and wouldnt allow the plug to fully seat on the DDEC so that had to be an issue. and why likely when there was water something happened. the ground short caused by the random bolt could have caused something as well.

there was also a mod done on the DDEC4/series sixty that added a barometric pressure sensor directly inline with the turbo boost sensor. David Brady had told me about it before and that he had had issues after the mod was done. so we also took that out by just unplugging it. it is still there and i can plug it back in if i need too.

all i know is that in two hours, they did all that and put it back together and in many many starts and stops and rain and about 3000 miles of driving, no issue with the turbo boost code now.

lesson learned is to closely examine the pins on the DDEC unit if you are having any issues.


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  Slide Rattle Question
Posted by: bikestuff - 07-29-2012, 09:54 AM - Forum: Slides - Replies (12)

I am not sure where to put slide specific questions but here goes....

On my 2003, I have slides made by Valid, corp. They are powered by electric motors vs. the HWW slides powered by hydraulics. (This is really not the point of the question...)

In previous discussions there has been talk about locking pins and rattles associated with the pins. I am wondering...Is this true of Valid slides as well? I have had trouble finding rattles right behind the driver. I have two different noises. One is a loud springy sound kinda like a coil of steel. (think this is the curtain and was much improved by adjusting the curtain tension). The other is more of a clunk noise. I wonder if this is play in the bearings or the locking mechanism.

Any ideas?


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  Microphor air operated toilets
Posted by: rheavn - 07-29-2012, 08:48 AM - Forum: Repair/adjust/maintain/troubleshooting - Replies (10)

                When Tom was at the farm one of our tasks was to adjust his toilets, so I thought I'd share the "how to" with every one. Maybe Michael Day can be more specific, but I believe these toilets have been in use since the '90s and are still used to my knowledge. My toilets are model LF-210, although I'm sure that model numbers may have changed over the years. Within the LF-210 there are two styles: a down discharge and a rear discharge. I have one of each and from an owners perspective they function identically.

How the toilets function is interesting and many times misunderstood. When you actuate the flush valve, the flapper opens and the waste flows into a holding area called a hopper as fresh water flows. Many believe it is flushed into the black tank immediately. The flapper closes and fresh water continues to flow into the bowl for use on the next flush. AFTER the flapper has closed compressed air enters the hopper, pushing the waste into the black tank.

There are two adjustments that an owner needs to be aware of. The first is the flap opening and the second is the bowl water level.

The flap opening should be between 5 to 7 seconds. This is important to ensure that enough water is let into the hopper to complete the flush cycle(signage on the bottom of my toilet tank cover indicates 4-6 seconds, but the owners' manual says 5-7). Flapper timing is adjusted by turning a hex nut located under the toilet cover. Clockwise increases the time the flap is open & ccw shortens the time the flap is open. A small adjustment makes big changes.

The water level should be adjusted so the water just covers the flap. If the water is too high you need to go to your valve in the water bay and reduce the water by partially closing the valve for the toilet until the water fills to the proper height.

One other maintenance issue of note is to lubricate the air water sequence valve. The manual suggests this is done every year for heavy use, 2-3 years for medium use and every 5 years for light use. The procedure is explained in the owner's manual.

Hope this info is helpful...........................

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  NE Louisiana Hill Country
Posted by: smagown - 07-29-2012, 07:59 AM - Forum: Members who have hookups and want visitors! - Replies (7)

I have three 50 amp receptacles and water and am in the process of installing sewer next to my barn/shop. I have one sewer drop tho. Lots of tools, shop air, 25 ton jack and 4 25 ton jackstands. Let's tinker!

Monroe was the birthplace of Delta Airline and the home of General Claire Chennault of the Flying Tigers. We have an aviation museum named in his honor. Coca Cola was first bottled by the Joseph Biedenharn family and we also have a Coca Cola museum. We have a beautiful navigable river, the Ouachita (Wash-she-taw) with sand beaches.

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Photo Newells I've seen...
Posted by: whatsnewell - 07-29-2012, 07:36 AM - Forum: Newell Sightings - No Replies

Saw these two Newells the same day along the coast near Ventura, CA in September of 2010. The owners of the 1980 gave us a tour of their interior. They were from Las Vegas enjoying a week on the beach.

The Blue Newell we spotted while at the Escapee Park outside Temecula having our solar panels installed. The guy who owned it was from Texas.

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