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  Bode Air entrance door
Posted by: les korcala - 03-04-2013, 09:16 AM - Forum: Exterior - Replies (2)

We are back in MCC in Indio,CA and see several 2000-2003 newells there

We had great dinner right on the water with Judy & Pete owners of 4 slide 02 #628 coach what great active couple , they own the house in Grass Valley CA and sty here 5 months.

Anyway, I said to them about Newell Gurus and both are excited joining this group!

We did visted their coach and Pete ha problem with his entrance door and i wanted to ak members here is there is way to ajust respond of the door on the " open action" what Pete's door is doing is:

Its start up nice and slow and at the full extension it will slam in to the frame of the coach , not super hard but quite noticable ! some how there is stop action problem with it!

Is nayone had the same problem with their door ?



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  New to forum
Posted by: qcj - 03-04-2013, 08:30 AM - Forum: Please introduce yourself - Replies (5)

Hello, I am new to the forum. My name is Chappell Jordan and my wife's name is Mary. I now own a 02 Foretravel and am looking at a 98 or 99 Newell. I have been reading the forum for some time now in order to learn more about the Newells. Several questions I would like to ask. Are there any mechanical differences between the 98 and 99? Also looking at these years it seem that the floor of the battery compartment is rusted. Is this a big problem and do they ever just rust completely out? Why do they use wet cell batteries rather than Gel? Thank you for your help on anything else I should look out for. Chappell

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  Newell at Motorhomes of Texas
Posted by: Erniee - 03-04-2013, 05:38 AM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (13)

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  Need new air tank
Posted by: rheavn - 03-03-2013, 11:49 AM - Forum: Air Operated Systems and Leaks - Replies (11)

In what seems like a never ending quest to find all air leaks, I have now repaired the air tank that sits above the genset blower in the first basement compartment on the right side for the third time. The inside of the tank is rusty due to the previous owners not draining the tank. I have looked at production air tanks but can not find one that is the same size with the same size pipe thread air ports. The original has a 1/4 npt port on the bottom, 1/4" npt port on the end and a 1/2" port on top. The tank is 6" in diameter and 23" long. The tank is a 2.5 gallon.

Has anyone replaced this tank, with a like tank, on their coach? If so what was your source?

Has anyone replaced this tank with an aftermarket tank on their coach? Which one did you use?

Does anyone know someone who builds custom air tanks?

PS: Not all Newells have this air tank

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  aquahot whisper heater fans
Posted by: encantotom - 03-03-2013, 09:42 AM - Forum: Heating Systems - Replies (4)

hi all,

in my coach there are 3 different fans supplying air from the aquahot heaters.

1. is the plenum in the bay that is discussed in a different thread in this section.

2. there are whisperfans that are self contained under the kitchen counter, in the bedroom and rear bath. they are wide and narrow. they have two computer like fans mounted to the back to blow air across the coils into the rooms.

3. then there is a similar unit that on mine is in the half bath and in boxes at the driver and passenger ankles. this uses a more squarish unit that has a larger single computer style fan on it.

the unit under the kitchen counter on mine had one of the two fans burned out. you can buy them from aquahot or parts suppliers.

but as usual, i wanted to source them myself.

you have to look at 4 things on these fans.
a. CFM much air they move
b. noise in db. how loud are they
c. current draw
d. temperature rating

the fan that was on the unit originally was a Silentfan SKUD12B4

it was 46CFM, 31db, 2600rpm, 2.9watts and rated at -20 to 70 degrees C. or about -4 to 158 F. the aquahot on mine gets to around 150 degrees at the register for the air coming out.

there are two types of computer fans. one has ball bearings and one has sleeve for a bearing. the sleeve bearing fans are only rated from -20 to 60C or -4 to 140F. so i opted for one like the original that was ball bearing.

Silentfan is no longer available unless you want to buy in quantities of 500-1000 and i didnt figure i could get that many of you to do a group buy. i think i got up to 3 or something like that.

so i compared fans. these are used in a variety of equipments so shopping is plentiful.

for the dual fan smaller whisper heater i ended up with a fan that was sold by it is a 92mm across and 25mm thick. same as the one i took out

the guy who owns it is very helpful and friendly.

i bought the AD0912HB-A73GL

for ten bucks

i bought enough to replace both fans on the unit.

it is 2400rpm, .08amps or about 1 watt, 44CFM, 31db.

as you can see from his site, you can get higher CFM fans, but they are noiser. i wanted it to have the lowest noise with acceptable air flow. so i went with one that was very close to the original.

they are screwed on from the back of the heater unit and didnt take too long to change out. very quiet and nice airflow.

next is the change the noisy fan that is on the unit in the mid bath.

i bought two different fans with different CFM to see how they sounded. it is a 120mm wide and 25mm thick unit. i bought two different ones to try. a 72cfm and 99cfm. of course the more cfm, the louder it is.

it is much more difficult to change since i have to actually take the unit out of the coach since the fan is riveted on and there is no room for power tools in the little area the unit is in.

the bearing are going out on that fan so it works fine but is very noisy.

the others are all ok.

thought you might be interested.


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Posted by: ashley - 03-02-2013, 10:35 AM - Forum: Usermap - No Replies

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  New to the forum
Posted by: ashley - 03-02-2013, 09:55 AM - Forum: Please introduce yourself - Replies (15)

Ashley and Linda Pardue, We are retired and live full time in Coach 589. Linda and I spend winters woodlands texas summers colorado or montana.Smile

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  Sharp looking '99 2-slide for only $149K
Posted by: rheavn - 03-02-2013, 08:22 AM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (31)

This is a new listing for a great looking bath & 1/2 Newell. Has opposing sofas that can be very hard to find. TVs have been upgraded to flat screens. Has the auto gen start to keep the batteries charged. Nice pull out Joey Beds in basement. Very clean and attractive coach for a great price!!!

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  '03 2 slide bath & 1/2--$275,000
Posted by: rheavn - 03-02-2013, 08:05 AM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (2)

Here is a new listing for a clean looking 2003 coach. 85,000 miles and all awnings are powered. Very light & bright coach.

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  DDEC I, DDEC II, and DDEC III & IV Schematics
Posted by: rheavn - 03-02-2013, 07:38 AM - Forum: Drivetrain - No Replies

These are applicable to the Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines. Provides a good basic understanding of the engine electronic system.

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