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  Can’t raise the coach to travel height!
Posted by: Floridian - 07-28-2018, 09:11 AM - Forum: Help, I need help ASAP - Replies (3)

This morning I left KOA Lafayette and started hearing a noise so I asked my wife to look outside the window and she told me the wheel was touching the sides, I stopped at a Pilot gas station and sure enough the coach didn’t lift to travel height (we could feel every bump on the road as well).

I went on the engine bay and there was some hissing noise coming out of there, were the valve actuators are and I thought that one of them was leaking air, also the pressure gauge read like 30 (honestly never saw the value when it was working before) I changed the coil from the valve and now I don’t hear the hissing noise but I can’t build pressure and the coach stays down.

The front wheels seem to be just fine.
Things I’ve tried:

Check if the solenoids have power some do, some don’t, not sure how that works (energized builds air?)

Tapped with a screwdriver in case some of them are stuck.

Looked at them really hard like I know what I’m doing!  Big Grin

What else can I do?

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  Carriage mounts for Kohler genset
Posted by: rheavn - 07-27-2018, 05:08 PM - Forum: Replacement part information - No Replies

There are four rubber mounts that mount the carriage to the coach that the Kohler genset rides on.  If these mounts degrade it will allow the whole assembly, including the genset, to slide out the front of the coach.

These are the mounts that Newell used:

The mount is a Lord 283P250.
It is in their catalog as a Plateform heavy duty vibration isolator.
Astrotex in Plano, TX carries the part. 972-424-8707. Price is $44 each x 4 

Steve Magown made a post on this issue here:

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Tongue Auxiliary compressor
Posted by: Tony Van Helden - 07-27-2018, 01:48 PM - Forum: Air Operated Systems and Leaks - Replies (3)

How do I disconnect  the power to the auxiliary comp?

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  #1549 2016 For Sale at Newell
Posted by: Fulltiming - 07-26-2018, 01:00 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - No Replies

Quad slide, mid entry, bath and a half, 2020p body style




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  Possible issues from sitting?
Posted by: D.Troit - 07-26-2018, 08:36 AM - Forum: General Repair - Replies (8)

I'm contemplating buying one of a couple of mid 80s coaches that have been sitting for a couple of years.
Basic and regular maintenance is said to have been preformed on both, as well as regular engine starting, but neither has been out on the road for a good while.
Besides the usual suspects (fluids, filters, belts, hoses, tires, and batteries)  what other chassis items might need attention after a long period of non-use?  Does/can  non use cause any of the components to degrade any faster than regular use? 
Knowing what to look for might eliminate at least a few surprises. I'm sure there will be plenty of those even with the best info and inspection.
Thanks for any insight.

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  Kohler Generator Exhaust Hose
Posted by: MAXPOWER - 07-25-2018, 04:17 PM - Forum: Generators - No Replies

The flexible exhaust hose running from the generator to the muffler has a hole in it. Does anyone know where to get a replacement? Picture of hose attached.

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  Front flat floor HWH slide seal blew
Posted by: pestes - 07-25-2018, 08:52 AM - Forum: Help, I need help ASAP - No Replies

Ugh. This was one of those things that I was *REALLY* hoping not to have happen to us.

This is the ejecta from the powder inside of my slide seal when it blew yesterday.


We are currently far from Newell and no desire to drive thousands of miles to deal with this -- it's going to be expensive enough already. Of course, it couldn't have been the rear, raised slide, it had to be the flat floor slide.

I am wondering if anyone knows of any shops that have performed a flat floor seal replacement in Oregon or Washington.

I know Tom is building a platform to perform his own replacement at Camp McCloud. I'd love to combine efforts with him, but again -- thousands of miles of driving. And it's about to be August in Arizona! We were trying to get out of the heat wave that is currently Oregon.

I spoke with Creslie, and he said the only one he is familiar with who has done it outside of Newell is the shop in Mesa that I've seen mentioned here before (I forget the name now). His only other possible referral was a mobile tech in San Diego named Brian Miller.

We are currently in the land of Country Coach, Beaver Coach and Marathon, so I'm really hoping someone might know a shop in the region that could do the job.


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  Kohler generator mounts
Posted by: smagown - 07-24-2018, 12:50 PM - Forum: Generators - No Replies

Shortly before the last No Rally Rally, I pulled the release to my 20k Kohler to check fluids. Lo and behold, when I came around the front of the coach, the gen was dangling out the front with the  fiberglass cover 6 inches off the concrete. The only thing that stopped it from hitting the ground was the fully extended ram and as it tilted, the back of the valve cover hit the roof of the enclosure. Creslie at Newell said this has never happened before, so leave it to me to be the example.
The gen is mounted by four motor mounts to it's frame, the frame slides out along heavy duty rollers on it's carriage attached to the air powered ram on my "97 #458.
The four carriage mounts had all disintegrated and nothing was holding the whole assembly in it's housing but it's weight. As I extended the gen out, once it reached over center, out it came. The hard part was trying to stab the exhaust pipe back into the larger pipe that let's it telescope with the ram coming in or out. After days of trying, with a tractor, forklift, jacks, meditation, lack of anger management etc, I went inside and called Forest to tell him I was giving up and not coming to the rally. He talked me off the cliff and after a stint inside in the a/c, I figured I'd give it one more try. I then pulled the exhaust off the Kohler and found why I couldn't get the pipes to mesh. The end had bent as it was coming out of the pipe, as the gen was falling out. After reshaping the pipe and cleaning it, I coated it in anti-sieze. It was smooth sailing after that.
The mount is a Lord 283P250.
It is in their catalog as a Plateform heavy duty vibration isolator.
Astrotex in Plano, TX carries the part. 972-424-8707. Price is $44 each x 4

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  1990 bedroom hanging ceiling tv, who removed theirs?
Posted by: marcg007 - 07-24-2018, 08:43 AM - Forum: Interior Things - Replies (1)

So for those that have the tv mounted "bubble" above the foot of the bed know its kinda cumbersome. ive hit my head on it more times then i can count, an i think im done with it. in the future if i want a tv i'll mount an led on the wall.

so the question is has anyone here removed their tv bubble? how large is the hole left in the ceiling? Looking for ideas on what to do with the hole it will leave when removed. an also the antenna raise lower handle hole. I already removed all the roof antennas an sealed an plated holes.

so what did you put over the once tv bubble? low profile ceiling light maybe? looking for ideas other then reupholstering the whole bedroom ceiling.....

thanks in advance.

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  Ready to buy 2005 / 06 Quad
Posted by: 2yeartrek - 07-24-2018, 06:58 AM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (17)

New to the group, never owned a coach but one is needed to fulfill our quest to travel the country to see it before we can't. We prefer the mid entry E/W king bed configuration. Have researched and talked to Newell several times and have a grip on coaches selling thru RVT and the 2 main resellers in AZ and MI, both places have been very cordial. We get the feeling a sub culture group may have a finger on coaches for sale that are not being consigned. Any assistance would be appreciated. Rob

PS. Any suggestions on a coach to avoid is also welcome. We know of a couple already.

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