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Forum: Plumbing | Fixtures, Tanks and Water Systems 10-21-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By JohnC
How full was your tank when you found the leak...

How full was your tank when you found the leak (turn off the water pump and look down the toilet with a flashlight)? Do you have the electric powered waste treatment system? Was there moisture on...
Forum: Interior Works 10-03-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By JohnC
We have used combos and stackers of many brands...

We have used combos and stackers of many brands and better-half still prefers stackable. One of my check-list items when I'm choosing a show coach for Indio or rallies.
Forum: Toads and Towing Concerns 10-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By JohnC
I tow a Ford F250 4wd, but i had to order the...

I tow a Ford F250 4wd, but i had to order the manual shift lever option as the automatic (on-the-fly) 4wd shift system does not have a neutral detent. I also tow a Honda CRV (company car) that is a...
Forum: Upgrades and Customization 09-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By JohnC
An upgrade to a one piece windshield is not...

An upgrade to a one piece windshield is not really feasible. The newer one piece windshield is glued into place, versus the older two piece 'floating' in rubber design. Newell made some significant...
Forum: Coach Spotter! 09-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By JohnC
Off top of my head- so probably missed some?

Off top of my head- so probably missed some?

NASCAR etc - Dale Jr, Montoya, Gannassi Racing (2), Kenseth, Skinner, Logano, M Waltrip (2), D Waltrip, McMurray, Sadler, Turner, Newman (in...
Forum: Exterior Works 09-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By JohnC
A siginificant number of Newell owner's are...

A siginificant number of Newell owner's are upgrading their front 315 22.5 tires to 365's that require a wider Alcoa rim. if you are ever in the Miami OK area, I suggest calling the service...
Forum: Coach Spotter! 09-04-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,378
Posted By JohnC
Jimmie no longer has his 2008 Newell.

Jimmie no longer has his 2008 Newell.
Forum: Major Mechanicals 04-16-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By JohnC
Newell has been using a 12 volt source for quite...

Newell has been using a 12 volt source for quite some time, but can't guarantee that is what you have
Forum: Plumbing | Fixtures, Tanks and Water Systems 12-07-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,296
Posted By JohnC
A word of caution to coach owners with Microphor...

A word of caution to coach owners with Microphor toilets. If your coach has the black Headhunter water pump, the pump does not have a pressure regulator. The Headhunter pump uses a paddle wheel type...
Forum: General Technical Discussion 12-07-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,174
Posted By JohnC
Good point Express 1. but in this particular case...

Good point Express 1. but in this particular case and unlike most automotive service shops, Newell service also offers a number of upgrades and interior renovations. We also support new and used...
Forum: Major Mechanicals 12-07-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,404
Posted By JohnC
Based on my observations, the most common cause...

Based on my observations, the most common cause of turbo failure in a rear engine coach is a dirty air filter. If you've ever driven on a dusty road, you will have an appreciation for how the rear of...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 11-17-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,556
Posted By JohnC
I found moth balls very effective in keeping...

I found moth balls very effective in keeping critters away. Also worked on skunks under my sun room and a raccoon sleeping in my boat. Threw some under the porch and after sunset the skunk was...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 11-17-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By JohnC
Generator usage for two hours in the morning and...

Generator usage for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon should be fine with a system having an Echo charger, and providing the merge switch had been in the off position during...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 11-17-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By JohnC
Reference the 'confusion': Given Newell’s 44...

Reference the 'confusion':

Given Newell’s 44 years of continuing improvements, along with the custom building of every coach, there have been a lot of changes over the years. One example of change...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 11-17-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By JohnC
Deleted double post

Deleted double post
Forum: Major Mechanicals 11-16-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,544
Posted By JohnC
A couple of clarifications: 1. When...

A couple of clarifications:

1. When stopping on an uphill grade with a ZF, apply the brakes sufficiently so that the front brakes alone could keep the coach from rolling backwards, then release...
Forum: HVAC 11-15-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,209
Posted By JohnC
As of 11/15/2011 Newell has a limited supply of...

As of 11/15/2011 Newell has a limited supply of rebuilt boards for sale. The single control units are $159 plus a $100 core deposit, while the dual compressor control units sell for $189 plus a $100...
Forum: HVAC 11-15-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By JohnC
Radiant floor heat wll help take the chill off...

Radiant floor heat wll help take the chill off and keep your feet warm in cool weather, but when it's cold outside I prefer using the AquaHot dual heating system. Generally speaking floor heat is not...
Forum: Major Mechanicals 10-27-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By JohnC
Smile Hi Barry, Love it! Can't wait for your next...

Hi Barry,

Love it! Can't wait for your next visit to Newell so I can get even for turning me in.............just kidding

JohnC
Forum: Upgrades and Customization 08-18-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,630
Posted By JohnC
As a note, we have found that roughly four out of...

As a note, we have found that roughly four out of five non-ZF coaches will not require machining of the bolts.
If you have a washer behind the nut, your are good to go without machining.

Newell...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 06-13-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,195
Posted By JohnC
I think you will need to spend more then $150 on...

I think you will need to spend more then $150 on an inverter to run your refrigerator. The initial surge needed to start the compressor will more then likely destroy your refrigerator and/or the...
Forum: Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 05-26-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,910
Posted By JohnC
Excellent post- Thank you Richard JohnC

Excellent post- Thank you Richard

JohnC
Forum: Major Mechanicals 12-09-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,850
Posted By JohnC
For coaches with HWH slides, the safety over-ride...

For coaches with HWH slides, the safety over-ride switch design has been modified several times over the years. Some HWH control boxes have a toggle switch inside the box, while later models were on...
Forum: Major Mechanicals 09-28-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,607
Posted By JohnC
FWIW- Detroit Diesel released a new Series 60...

FWIW- Detroit Diesel released a new Series 60 metal sandwich type head gasket in 2009 requiring the use of newer style head-bolts ( part #'s 23530768). Perhaps there was a head-gasket issue with...
Forum: Major Mechanicals 06-28-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,895
Posted By JohnC
Thumbs up Tom, I'm with Tuga on your temps being OK ...

Tom,

I'm with Tuga on your temps being OK i.e. " coach runs 180-185 on flat surface, a little warmer when it is 110 degrees plus outside" .

My only question is: Why are you driving in 110...
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