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RE: Newmar DutchStar Chrome Exhaust Tip

You could change the filtering criteria for different results, but here's a good place to start. 5" Chrome/Stainless Exhaust Tip where can I get the inner sleeve that connects the chrome tip to the muffler?
kmb1966 07/03/21 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar DutchStar Chrome Exhaust Tip

What is the diameter and Length? The chrome tip that points downward is: 20" The inner diameter seems to be 5" the sleeve goes inside the tip and inside the muffler and there is a u-bolt on each on the outside clamping it together
kmb1966 07/03/21 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
Newmar DutchStar Chrome Exhaust Tip

I have a 2003 Newmar Dutchstar Freightliner chassis where the chrome exhaust tip has came off. It's a 5" tip and it is somewhat worn, but what made it fall off is the sleeve that u-bolts to the tip and slides into the muffler with another u-bolt clamp has rusted through. I would like to replace the coupling sleeve and the chrome tip, but I am unsure where to go to find a replacement. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
kmb1966 07/03/21 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

I am the original poster: Thank you for the information. I am going to pull up stakes and go find a place to refill the propane. But I do like the idea of the adapter that allows me to connect up the propane grill, or be able to pull from an alternative tank! Sounds like a good option to have on the motorhome. But filling up using another tank? "nope, not going to attempt this". Thank you for the information everyone.
kmb1966 03/03/21 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

We are in a campground where mobile propane delivery is not allowed. In order to refill the motorhome propane tank, you have to leave the park, drive to a propane place to refill the tanks. I visited the few places that refill the tanks and it is very difficult to get in and out of the facility in a 40' motorhome. Is there any safe option to refill the motorhome tank myself using a couple of BBQ style propane tanks? I've been googling around I find that there is a way to run my appliances off of the small BBQ propane tanks, but I can't seem to figure out if there is a safe way to ADD propane to my onboard Motorhome tank. I don't need to fill it up, I just need to get some in there before I leave out of here next month. Basically I want to know if I can somehow tank a blue-rhino style tank and somehow transfer it into the motorhome larger tank and bring the level from nearly empty to perhaps 1/4-> 1/2 full.
kmb1966 03/02/21 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Hello, I am the original poster: I have an appointment to speak with a local attorney regarding this subject, so I will try to report back. Did you go? Curious what he/she said. This keyboard lawyering is tough, need to move my keyboard expertise on to something new. Last year it was Constitutional law, then later Infectious disease expert, not sure what 2021 holds. Cheers I have not yet been able to get in to speak with the attorney. But my overall plan is to continue to try to find a home that I know allows me to park the RV on the property. The housing market here is very very tight and not many to choose from for sale. If I end up purchasing this particular property, my plan is to store the RV in a covered storage facility for at least a year. I don't want to newly move into the neighborhood openly violating the CC&R rules even though many others are doing so. After we move in, there will be times we go get the motorhome out of storage to load up. Usually this takes a few days to load and unload. During that time, the motorhome will be inside the gate and not violating any city codes. I will see over that first year of having the RV there for loading and unloading if someone complains about those short time periods of the motorhome being there. Perhaps after getting to know the neighbors around me, they will become more accepting of the idea and I will be able to keep it on site longer. I guess I am going to take a wait and see approach while having a storage facility for the motorhome.
kmb1966 02/27/21 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Hello, I am the original poster: My profile says Louisiana, but we have recently moved to New Mexico. I spoke with the city code enforcement today. They said that they do not enforce CC&Rs and would not be involved as long as there is no city code being violated. After speaking with the code enforcement division, and the city planner, there is no CITY code I would be violating at this particular residence, parking the dutchstar the way I have indicated, which is, on the concrete pad that is to the left of the house along the side of the property and behind the gate. The 1973 CC&R document has not been updated since 1975 and indicates that it lasts 20 years. In which at that time "Auto renews" for 10 year successions unless there is a vote by the land owners to discontinue the CC&Rs or a portion of it. So, by that definition, the CC&R's are still valid, but there is no forum held to discuss the continuance or discontinuance of the rules or any part of the rules. Because of that, I think it might be more difficult to enforce in court. You can't change the rules because there is no forum held to update/change/delete any of the rules, so they just kinda go on and on. I have an appointment to speak with a local attorney regarding this subject, so I will try to report back. In the meantime, I will continue to be nice to the lady and maybe bring her some Louisiana Boudin, and maybe she will forget about it all! :h
kmb1966 02/22/21 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Im just mildly curious. Did OP actually go to the neighbor and say "hey, Im thinking of buying this place, and I have an RV... Do you have a problem with that"? I guess I assume something like that transpired. Otherwise, why would she even comment or know he has an RV? Or, OP, did you see the CC&R and then ask the neighbor? Either way, I guess it's good you found out before you bought the place. With the CC&R written the way you describe, I wouldn't have even gotten to the point of considering it personally. Mike Good question. Yes, we were outside chit-chatting with the neighbor when I casually mentioned having an RV. The CC&R subject never came up, she just said she wishes I could store it somewhere else so that she didn't have to see it from her upstairs window. She never mentioned CC&R's or lawsuit or HOA. But I know I received a copy of the CC&R's but that was after I had already seen several other RV's parked in driveways (not even behind the gates!), some with slides out and plugged in, hooked up. So I assumed it was OK. I suppose I could be a victim of selective enforcement.
kmb1966 02/22/21 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Have you tried to contact the 5 other houses with RV's, boat, etc, and asked them how they get away with it and what if any problems have they had, or is it just your neighbor with an attitude. Good question. Yes, I have spoken with a few of them. They said that no one has ever complained. However, I am the one that lives directly across the street from the lady that says she doesn't want to look at my RV even if it is behind the fence.
kmb1966 02/22/21 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

I am the original poster. I have found an RV storage facility in the area. There is a waiting list, but I can likely "store" the unit there. However, without the HOA existence, there is no way to determine how long I am allowed to keep the motorhome there for loading/unloading/etc. I realize that most CC&R's and HOA's determine how long a unit can sit or be "stored", but this one does not. It simply says it cannot be "stored". Therefore, it seems to me that only the court can determine what is the definition of being "stored". We use our motorhome nearly once a month and even if I store it somewhere else, it will likely need to be at my property at times. I think I'll go speak with the lady some more, and then with an attorney if possible. I willing to abide by the rules, but the rules don't fully explain how I can reasonably use my home with my motorhome, and since the HOA board doesn't exist and hasn't for decades, it seems that only a court could decide what is to be enforced and not enforced and what the time limitations are for me loading/unloading, especially when it is behind a privacy fence with a paved driveway.
kmb1966 02/22/21 06:20am General RVing Issues
CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

I am looking to purchase a home and found one that has a nice driveway on the side of the home with gates. My original plan was to park my Newmar Dutchstar motorhome on the driveway behind the gates. It fits. However, the neighbor across the street who has a 2-story house says she would be able to see the RV from her upstairs window. She hasn't mentioned the CC&Rs, but I have a copy. The CC&R does state that there are to be no RVs, trailers, boats or similar item stored on the property. That's all it says. These CC&R's are dated 1973, and there is no active HOA anymore, but the CC&R's apparently still apply because they auto renew somehow. My issue here is that the CC&R's are old, and provide no definition for 'storage' or how long is acceptable. I suppose I will consult an attorney on this issue. It seems unfair to enforce a 40+ rule without any ability to re-vote or modernize or clarify any of the rules since there is no active HOA. Furthermore there is no way to vote for the continuance of the auto renew of the CC&R. Without any HOA, there is no way to even vote to change or consider any changes to these 1970 CC&Rs. It would seem reasonable in these modern times with so many having RV's that if the property has a driveway where the RV can be stored behind the fence/gate and cannot be seen from the street, that it should be acceptable. The fact that the lady can see the RV if she goes upstairs and looks out the window seems silly. Thoughts? ON EDIT: I have observed 5 other houses in the neighborhood with boats, RV's, and trailers in the driveway not even behind the privacy gate/fence.
kmb1966 02/21/21 09:42pm General RVing Issues
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