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Old 02-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #101
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Yep, Steve, panels are pushing power into the batteries. I tilted them up this morning. Here are some pics of the panels tilted, the Blue Sky monitor, and the Blue Sky charger controller, as well as the switches and shunt.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #102
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Clarke, did you have to make a reservation at the SKP campsite?
Or is it first come, first served?
I joined last night and will probably stay at the ones west of San Antonio and east of El Paso when we leave in 13 days.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:36 PM   #103
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They look good, can you post a pic showing the hinges, etc. Still don't know how often I would climb to the roof, just curious.
Forest, I think that Clarke should just show up but you on the other hand............
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #104
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Might not be a good thing if they know I'm coming....
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:40 AM   #105
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Forest, depends on the park. The one we are in is an ownership park (I think these are called Rainbow Parks), and you have to be a guest of an owner to get in. In others I believe you need to call ahead for hookups, but most have a boondocking area which I believe only costs $5.00 per night. Full hookups are generally $20 per night.

Steve, I'll take pictures tomorrow of the mounting brackets and you will see how it works. No hinges involved.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #106
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Good looking job Clarke.
Re: the lights to the trailer problem. I had that happen to me once while back east. The worked then didn't. I opened the rear door where the contacts or relays are and tapped on them then they worked.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:06 AM   #107
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Arrived at the McCloud RV Resort and Spa this evening in Mesa, AZ, and we have all the amps we want as long as they don't exceed 15.... Thankfully our coach has few demands that can't be met by 15amps, so it's all good. The run down from Indio, CA was not uneventful.....as night was setting in I noticed that the trailer running lights were not working....shortly before that the cruise control quit working, and then I noticed that when I put on the turn signals all the rear lights lit up.....groan.....when we arrived the docking lights came on spontaneously, and I could only turn them off by turning off the Jake brake....what the? Well tomorrow will be interesting. Got the 25 cent tour of the 2002 Newell.....man that girl is tall! Well, that's all for this evening....I am beat, and I have a lot of problem solving in store tomorrow....should be here through the end of the week!
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:21 AM   #108
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clarke,

you will leave when we let you leave......ha

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #109
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Clarke
Sounds like your in good hands.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #110
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Brad, we are in good hands, and Tom....I didn't say which week.....
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #111
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Maybe you can get Tom to follow you back here to Senator wash for the mini rally.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #112
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Have Tom give me a call, I can still remember most of the Wiring for my Brake, Turn and Running Lights from when my Brake Lights were not working.
Sounds like someone may have done something when trying to add wiring .... maybe Trailer Lights?
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #113
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The Brake Lights would not work on our '82 when we first got it. I found that a PO had "hot wired" a switch at the dash to allow him to energize the brake lights, a real Rube Golberg! After removing all non-factory wiring I found that the problem was in the Steering Column and in the Emergency Flasher and Turn Signal Switches. From what I remember the ROSS Steering Column had this problem and Chuck at Newell was able to find a kit to up-grade and correct this problem.

I cannot remember exactly how this is wired but the Brake Signal is interrupted by either the Turn Signal or the Emergency Flasher Switch so that the Forward Turn Signals do not come on when the Brake Lights do. I was able to locate the problem and solder a jumper until I could get the parts to repair it correctly.

The Relays at the rear of the coach (on ours) energize all of the lights on either the left or right for the Brake and or Turn Signals. There is a Brake Signal at the rear that goes to the Cruise Control to stop it after using the Brakes but I am sure that it was not intended to power up one or more of those Sealed Beams that were originally used as Taillights.

If you do get a kit from Newell then the Hub for the Steering Wheel will need to be turned down to clear the new Assembly. Send me an email and I will forward a copy of the letter showing where it needs to be turned down and the correct dimensions (the file is too large for this forum).

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:36 AM   #114
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Brad, Tom's new coach is a ways from being ready for traveling. As we went through his coach last night he ticked off a pretty long list of things that need to be done, including new tires. Maybe we could get him to drive the '90 Newell down to Senators Wash? It is ready for traveling. The other problem, I believe his is taking off for Malaysia in a couple of weeks, or less. Neverthess, we will be coming soon!

Steve, I do remember your problem, and what you had to do to fix it. We'll take a look at it in the next day, or so. Tom will be home late from work tomorrow, so we may not get to it until Thursday, or the weekend. At least I have brake lights on the trailer again!

We are also tracing air leaks in the rear compartment (I know he talked to you about that). When I first got up this morning I was a little down because of the lighting issues we had the prior night arriving here. After today I am much more optimistic! The only issue remaining is the turn signals on the coach coming on when the brakes are applied. Tom is also helping me wire up my remaining flourescent light fixtures with LED's we did one this evening so I could duplicate that tomorrow with the others. We are becoming so energy efficient!

The weather here is wonderful.....low 70's with light breeze....perfect weather for working on the coach.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #115
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If Tom could make it, it would be great if he could bring the older coach because there may be someone interested in it. I wish you well with your electrical troubles.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:02 PM   #116
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Brad, the electrical stuff is coming along. Was able to get the trailer back on line. The only remaining issue is that the coach rear turn signals activate when the brake lights do. Tom also helped me troubleshoot some "dead" marker lights on the back of the trailer, and he found a couple of wires that had pulled out of their connectors, so we fixed that in short order. Now all the lights on the trailer work! Steve Ward thinks it (turn signals acting like brake lights) has something to do with the hazard switch in the steering column that everything goes through. He had this issue when he first bought his coach, only he had NO brake lights. So, Tom and I will probably dig into that tomorrow evening, or Saturday. He has a long work day today. I'll be busy converting my flourescents to LED's today!
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:56 AM   #117
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Made a run to Hei Tek in north Phoenix to buy suspension solenoids for the rear air suspension today (2 + a spare - Steve, they cost $40 per and they have 12 in stock until tomorrow when I buy 3 more), along with numerous other stops at AutoZone (replacement bulbs for running lights that had burned out), Home Depot to get things needed to replace our fluorescent light fixtures with LED lights, Radio Shak for 18 gauge stranded wire for the LED installation, Parker Hose Supply for air fittings. We left around 11am, and got back home around 3pm. I was able to replace the cove lights in the bedroom (totalling 8 fluorescent fixtures, each with 2 18" tubes) with LED's in about an hour's time. About the time I finished up that project Tom arrived home from work and we promptly began working on replacing the two ride height solenoids. Took a couple of hours, and then we turned the coach back on and it aired up in about 2 minutes....used to take 8-10 minutes! Then we lowered the coach down again to raise it again and 3 and the 4 remaining original solenoids started leaking air....guess they didn't like being jostled and banged around while we replaced the others, so it's back to HeiTek tomorrow morning for 3 more (already having to use the spare I bought)....not going to wait for the 4th to go!

By the time we figured out what was wrong it was after 9pm, so we didn't eat dinner until about 9:30pm, and sat talking and laughing with Tom and Darlene until almost 11pm. Well, it's time to hit the sack....a lot to do tomorrow, and Friday, and Saturday.....Saturday we will swap out our fridge with the one Tom took out of his1990 Newell....by the way, we went over to the storage yard last evening to see the LED lights in the 1990 that he installed in......they are wonderful. Then we went back home and Tom gave me a tutorial on how to covert the single ceiling LED fixtures. I am now an expert in soldering and LED light installation!
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #118
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A word of caution for anyone looking to buy the MAC Valves...You can only buy them from the Distributor in your area. In my area I am buying them from PROVOAST, that is why I gave the link to the Distributors in the other discussion.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:28 AM   #119
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The end of a very long day, but you should see the smile on my face.....I purchased the additional solenoid leveling valves for the suspension/leveling system....there are six in all for the rear of the coach. Tom McCloud and I sat on his garage floor for several hours disassembling and reassembling the 6 valves. Tom took a picture of everything before we removed it and began "fixing it", and printed a blowup of it so we would be able see what it used to look like, where all the hoses went, and where all the wires connected. We started around 6pm, and finished just shy of 11pm......BUT....now there are no air leaks....at least that can be detected by human ears. We lowered and raised the coach several times and all is good! Before Tom got home from work I converted 2 more fluorescent light fixtures to LED's....3 to go. Also did some more rearranging of things in the trailer.....slowly but surely getting the storage figured out. The early part of the day was spent driving up to north Phoenix to get the additional solenoid valves to fix the rear suspension, and rid our lives of air leaks! Tomorrow several small projects, and then Saturday we will swap out refrigerators. Life is good!
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Your '82 is loving the attention and now a new Refer! Sounds like Life is Good!
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