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  Alternator voltage low
Posted by: encantotom - 08-27-2012, 05:49 PM - Forum: Drivetrain - Replies (21)

hi all,

i have seen 3 of you now that have the alternator on your series 60 show low voltage.

on the last leg of my trip home a few weeks ago the voltage registering on the vmspc was 12.9-13.0 volts.

so, it is not where it should be.

but....my coach has the 300amp 50DN oil cooled alternator on it. it weighs a little over 100 pounds. and actually is a generator with a delco remy separate voltage regulator.

richard send me some documents on how to troubleshoot but i have not stepped through it yet. anyone have any experience with these big monster alternators?

thanks

tom

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  Dryer vent
Posted by: rheavn - 08-27-2012, 05:15 PM - Forum: Anything else - Replies (1)

I had a conversation with Tom when he was visiting about venting a dryer. For some one wanting to add a washer/dryer to their Newell the venting is an issue. My Country Coach had a very attractive vent that I have also seen on Bluebirds. The outside is chrome zinc. The inside is black plastic & has a flap that opens when the dryer is on. The dryer vent hose attaches to the vent. This vent would be easy to install & be attractive. Below is a link to the product at West Marine, but others sell it.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/sto...DwKtMFlQf4

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  Coach Insurance
Posted by: bikestuff - 08-27-2012, 01:26 PM - Forum: Discussion around Coach Insurance - Replies (24)

Guys,

I have been moving some insurance around and it made me start thinking about coach insurance. I have mine insured with Geico right now since Progressive was almost three times as much. Currently I pay around $1100 / year for a 2003.

Am I missing the boat on RV insurance? Are there other companies that you guys have had good luck with? What happens if you have a claim...I doubt I would let anyone other than Newell work on a broken coach...but I am not sure the insurance company would agree with me.

Geico gave me a significant discount for taking an online safe driving course. (Complete waste of time, but did net me another 10% discount).

Anyway...I would love to hear your good experiences!

cheers,
bill

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  To All My Louisiana Friends
Posted by: Fulltiming - 08-27-2012, 04:52 AM - Forum: General - Replies (6)

With Isaac coming, please be careful out there. We are praying for minimal damage and no loss of life.

Tuga, it looks like the storm path just keeps moving closer and closer to you.

Remembering Katrina 7 years ago, this one seems to be less dangerous but still capable of causing a lot of damage.

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  Sunday August 26 - I-90 Middle of South Dakota
Posted by: Flick - 08-26-2012, 11:11 PM - Forum: Newell Sightings - No Replies

Today as we drove back from our maiden cruise to the Black Hills we spotted another classic Newell heading West. I only caught a glimpse of it but the driver waved at us as he definitely saw us and recognized another Newell. It appeared to be around the same age as ours and was gray and red color. I was also pulling a vehicle of some kind. Let me know if that was you (whoever you are) or if anyone else knows who that may have been.

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  Equalize Batteries
Posted by: Chester Stone - 08-26-2012, 01:17 PM - Forum: Electrical - No Replies

My house and chassis batteries are Delco ACD8D36, about two years old. The coach was idle for a year while on sale. Today I ordered 3 PowerPulse units for the batteries, but I am curious if I should equalize them. I am connected to 30 amp service for the next few weeks and wonder if I should wait until I have 50 amps. Also, my inverter manual says to disconnect all 12 volt users, but the only way I can figure out how to do that is to throw the master switch in the battery compartment. This may work since it looks like the inverter is wired around the switch. Any advise would be appreciated.

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  10" lcd panel for backup monitor
Posted by: encantotom - 08-25-2012, 06:46 PM - Forum: Televisions, Satellite, Audio Visual Stuff - Replies (13)

hi all,

my coach was built with a 10" raw lcd panel mounted in the center console for the backup camera. the panel is not lookin very good anymore and has terrible viewing angles. so i found a used (return) panel used for security systems for 60 bucks. i got it this week and hooked it up today. i am going to have to take the plexiglass cover off the camera in the back and clean it because the camera image is all washed out. the lcd panel also has a vga connection and my computer looked great on it.

here is the one i got.

http://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PLVW10IW/10...-RCA-Iputs

it should fit right where the old panel was mounted from the inside of the console.

it has both a wired and wireless remote.

tom

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  Leaning to the right and I don't mean politically
Posted by: Flick - 08-25-2012, 11:57 AM - Forum: Air Operated Systems and Leaks - Replies (16)

Rookie questions time guys. So our 84 went on it first trip. Now before we did this we took it in for some service. The day I took it it was leaning to the right pretty bad. The guys looked at it and replaced one air valve they said was shot. When I picked it up yesterday after hours it was leaning just a bit. Now after driving it 5 hours to the Black Hills is was pretty much level. However during the night it on d again settled hard to the right both in the back and front.

I can see the seleniods that control that side. Could they be the issue.

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  LED lights
Posted by: whatsnewell - 08-24-2012, 07:47 PM - Forum: Electrical - Replies (4)

I have been converting my interior lighting over to LED's for a few years now. I have a lot of those square lights Newell used.....18 of them to be precise. I removed two of them from the engine bay when I was at Tom's home back in February. A couple of weeks ago I had some time on my hands, and a couple of feet left of the strip lighting, and converted those two to LED replacing the one under the microwave, and adding a second light in the pantry. They turned out great, but were too labor intensive. I found a seller on Ebay selling these 1156 bayonet style lights for $4.69 each. There are 120 SMD LED's on each bulb and are they ever bright!

I bought 10 initially to see if I would like them. I put 2 in the shower, 4 in the bathroom, one in the original pantry light, two in the through storage compartment, and one in the Norcold refer bay. Here are picture of the bulb, and the shower. I was able to take the picture of the bulb without a lense by fiddling with the camera angle so you could see the LED's lit up......as you can tell from the third picture they are quite bright.

I've still got 7 to go, and I like the light output. These came from China and made it here via China Post in less than 10 days.....not bad.



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  turning radius
Posted by: encantotom - 08-24-2012, 07:09 PM - Forum: General - Replies (12)

What are the turning radius for the different years of coaches. How much room is needed to turn around in.

Do you guys know?

Tom[/align]

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