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Forum: Interior Works 03-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By Barry Rooker
I echo Steve Bare's remark about the clearance...

I echo Steve Bare's remark about the clearance lights. We've had significant leakage at several clearance lights in the front. I was surprised to find that the fiberglas caps on the front & back of...
Forum: Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 03-05-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,659
Posted By Barry Rooker
When my Jun-Air compressor ran too long & seized...

When my Jun-Air compressor ran too long & seized up, I replaced it with whatever Newell was using at the time. As a dentist's compressor, my Jun-Air was NOT continuous duty which is why it seized up....
Forum: Toads and Towing Concerns 03-05-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By Barry Rooker
We're towing a Buick Enclave and really like the...

We're towing a Buick Enclave and really like the car for its' versatility (carries three couples to dinner with no one climbing over anything) We added the AirForceOne brake and shortened the base...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 03-05-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,955
Posted By Barry Rooker
The Kubota genset in our 2001 has 4,000 hours as...

The Kubota genset in our 2001 has 4,000 hours as it was a NASCAR rig. That's where it got the hours. The manufacturer PowerTech calls the it a 10,000 hour unit but says it'll go longer with proper...
Forum: Interior Works 03-05-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By Barry Rooker
First off, any oil that's been in the engine is...

First off, any oil that's been in the engine is coal black. Then there's hydraulic fluid for the engine fan & the steering, it's red. There's also the HWH slideout fluid, a typical oil look....
Forum: Interior Works 01-31-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By Barry Rooker
Yep, turn signal chime volume.

Yep, turn signal chime volume.
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 01-15-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,955
Posted By Barry Rooker
My 2001 coach's 20KW genset (Kubota 4 cyl) has...

My 2001 coach's 20KW genset (Kubota 4 cyl) has 4,000 TT. It was a NASCAR coach so they ran the generator. PowerTech, the assembler, calls this generator their 10,000 hour unit but says with proper...
Forum: Major Mechanicals 01-15-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By Barry Rooker
On my 2001 coach, #604, the engine cooling fan...

On my 2001 coach, #604, the engine cooling fan comes on at 25% immediately upon starting the engine. It runs at 25% because there's a solenoid that diverts 75% of the fluid back to the resevoir. The...
Forum: Exterior Works 01-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,978
Posted By Barry Rooker
Don't overlook the high dollar alternative:...

Don't overlook the high dollar alternative: replace the Kwikee with the Executive step, the one currently used by Newell. It's quite different, more substantial, etc, etc.

When our Kwikee gave...
Forum: Interior Works 12-17-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,085
Posted By Barry Rooker
I've had a few issues with sticking seals and...

I've had a few issues with sticking seals and after a slide has sat in or out for more than a week or so I always try to deflate the seal, then run a 12" plastic ruler underneath the seal.

This...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 12-15-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,018
Posted By Barry Rooker
AGM batteries are too rich for my blood, just...

AGM batteries are too rich for my blood, just using lead-acids. I keep my batteries merged whenever plugged in, we never dry camp and I've never equalized them.
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 11-28-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,018
Posted By Barry Rooker
Power-Pulse

My Newell owning trucker friends alerted Karl Blade at Newell to the Power-Pulse. They were operating refrigerated trailers which have their own diesel engine & battery. Before Power-Pulse, what...
Forum: Interior Works 11-13-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 900
Posted By Barry Rooker
Umbrella Storage

We were always looking for an umbrella in the coach & kept them different places at different times. No system.

So I noticed that just inside our air operated mid-door, on the air motor side,...
Forum: Exterior Works 11-13-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By Barry Rooker
I learned to leave the override switch on some...

I learned to leave the override switch on some seven years ago. Too many times the coach wouldn't go into gear otherwise. Yes, the "level" light is always lighted at the panel above the driver as a...
Forum: HVAC 11-11-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,037
Posted By Barry Rooker
Road Air

We've had our 2001 Newell for some seven years now. It had 82,000 miles & 3,800 hours genset time when we got it, a former NASCAR coach. At first I was concerned about the high mileage & genset...
Forum: HVAC 11-11-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By Barry Rooker
Sorry , no board to sell: The old PC board was...

Sorry , no board to sell: The old PC board was retained by Newell as they've got a shop that repairs them now that the Ft. Worth manufacturer of the basement air for Newells has shut down.
Forum: HVAC 11-09-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By Barry Rooker
Basement Air

Took my coach in for Newell's Annual Preventive Maintenance progarm.( I stretch it out to 18 months.) Anyway, the tech's amp meter showed inadequate draw meaning one of the two compressors wasn't...
Forum: Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 11-09-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By Barry Rooker
Our Newell started behaving oddly while on the...

Our Newell started behaving oddly while on the road, wipers would come on, lights flash, cruise on & off. It was the "clock spring" coiled paper tape inside the Smartwheel. I called Newell with the...
Forum: General Technical Discussion 11-07-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,531
Posted By Barry Rooker
Winterizing a Newell is extremely simple &...

Winterizing a Newell is extremely simple & effective: Park it (and yourselves) in Palm Springs, California. Indio actually.

We've been doing it for the last seven years and no problems...
Forum: Major Mechanicals 10-21-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,766
Posted By Barry Rooker
Just replaced the radiator in my 2001 Newell @...

Just replaced the radiator in my 2001 Newell @ 125,000 miles. The operating temperature had been creeping up for several years, from 180 at all times to as much as 230!

Given the significant job...
Forum: Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 10-10-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
Posted By Barry Rooker
When you two are speaking of your "power...

When you two are speaking of your "power steering" pump, I assume you're referring to the gear driven hydraulic pump attached to the engine which powers both the steering & the engine cooling fan.
Forum: Interior Works 09-30-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,446
Posted By Barry Rooker
Hunter-Douglas Silhouette shades

The wife is pushing to replace our Hunter-Douglas Silhouette shades with new ones, just the same, but clean & unstained. Ours are operated with the cotton cord, nothing electrical. Should be pretty...
Forum: Major Mechanicals 09-30-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Barry Rooker
"195-200", and mine was just at 205 (showing 210)...

"195-200", and mine was just at 205 (showing 210) two days ago at 97 ambient. Not bad but that was with no grades, no toad and ten degrees below this past August & our trip to Michigan. Oh well.
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Forum: Major Mechanicals 09-30-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Barry Rooker
3-4 years ago, back when my engine ran a steady...

3-4 years ago, back when my engine ran a steady 180, winter & summer, the temp gauge hit maybe 200 on a long grade or at 105 degrees in the desert, the temp gauge needle would plummet, like a rock,...
Forum: Major Mechanicals 09-29-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Barry Rooker
Regarding the VMS 330, no, I'm not rolling in...

Regarding the VMS 330, no, I'm not rolling in cash, Richard. Just trying to get good info about my engine's actual temp. The VMS is probably overkill to get that info. At lease there's more I can do...
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