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Oasis Hydronic water heating

Woke up this morning to find we had no hot water. Everything was fine last night after our showers and dish washing. While trying to find the cause I had the Newmar supplied sketches of the fuses, breakers, etc., there are supposedly (2) fuses for the Hydronic system on a board that is described as being in the basement compartment that has the shore power hookup. Much to my dismay, I can not locate that board. The only things inside that compartment is the power line reel, cable hookup, automatic transfer switch, and a whole lot of other terminal-type wiring. Any ideas?
purplekeenah 10/20/20 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WHAT dinghy or toad is good to tow ???

I'll second the Chevy Equinox. our's has been towed over 60,000 miles, and driven 68,000 miles. Regular preventative maintenance is all that's been needed since bought new in 2013. Other than pulling one fuse (which I wired a switch to), and not exceeding 65 mph on a regular basis, also don't exceed 350 miles without stopping or at the end of each tow to run the engine for a short while (5 - 10 min.),it tows really well.
purplekeenah 09/04/20 12:36pm Dinghy Towing
RE: leveling

Stuart's Service in Elkhart, IN, they are an HWH Master Shop. I had a complete changeover from the Atwood system (that I fought for years)to HWH. I arrived at 7:00am on a Tuesday, and drove away 9:00am on Wednesday. It's not cheap, but well worth the investment to get away from all the failures of Atwood. For all the other needs you mentioned, someone in the Elkhart area should be able to help you.
purplekeenah 09/01/20 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best route to the Grand Tetons

I'm looking for the easiest drive, too old for adventure to find more beauty. Thanks for the replies.
purplekeenah 08/22/20 02:48pm Roads and Routes
Best route to the Grand Tetons

Looking for the best route to Coulter Bay Village, going west on I-80 in Wyoming from Nebraska. Then heading to Tacoma, WA
purplekeenah 08/22/20 05:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Koni vs Bilstein

I had an '03 34' class A gasser on a Workhorse chassis that came with Bilstein's, it road hard! Changed them out with Monroe's with great results. Next rig was a 2007 40' on a Spartan chassis that came with Bilstein's that hit bridge transitions like a sledgehammer, changed out to Koni's and it really smoothed out the jarring hits.
purplekeenah 07/25/20 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning Black AC cover and other black items

Kreylon rattle can works for me, and it will stay colorfast for a few seasons. For $6.00/can at Walmart it works very well, especially if you want to color match the A/C shrouds to the body which I did with my last rig.
purplekeenah 07/16/20 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Awning Fabric Replacement

Two rigs ago I removed the old/worn-out slide out covers and took them to my local awning shop. They used the old material as templates and sewed the old cording in the new material. SUNBRELLA was the awning material they used.
purplekeenah 06/06/20 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: Route 50 from Winchester VA to Chillicothe OH

That's a very picturesque route for a motorcycle, nice views in a car or a pickup truck. Route 50 from Winchester to Clarksburg, WV is a two lane road that has plenty of steep grades, switchbacks, etc. In a 38' rig the drive won't be that pleasurable.
purplekeenah 05/18/20 07:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Accuride coated wheels

Thanks for all the input folks. I did talk to an Accuride rep, he said there is nothing that will make the problem go away, unless I wanted to strip all of the coating off the wheel and then care for the aluminum wheel with a cleaner and wax periodically. My last rig had the Accuride wheels which made life easier because there was no steady maintenance needed to keep the wheels looking nice. Dennis, you're probably right....we're the only ones that notice.
purplekeenah 04/03/20 07:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Accuride coated wheels

Dennis, obviously you had similar issues, what did you do, or learned to live with it?
purplekeenah 04/02/20 04:11am Class A Motorhomes
Accuride coated wheels

I recently purchased a 2015 Dutch Star that has 22.5 Accuride aluminum wheels that are coated. On the steer wheels there are a few areas with some sizable rub marks, these rub (abrasion) areas are not through the coating. Is there anyway to get rid of these rub/abrasion areas, such as rubbing them out with some sort of compound or ??? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you
purplekeenah 04/01/20 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Passive Steer

Thanks for all of the input!!
purplekeenah 03/15/20 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Passive Steer

Thanks Doug, I had been watching a YouTube on a newer DutchStar with Passive Steer on a Freightliner driving forward in a tight circle that showed how the tag-axle tires were turned out at I believe 12 degrees, I became curious if the tag-axle tires also turn out at 12 degrees when going in reverse, would make getting into a tight campground site much easier.
purplekeenah 03/08/20 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
Passive Steer

Question for you folks that have Passive Steering in your tag-axle coach. Aside from from the tag-axle wheels steering when going forward, do they also steer when backing up, such as backing into a camp site?
purplekeenah 03/08/20 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: UpDate : Koni FSD Shocks

timmac, you'll be a happy guy going with new Koni's! I replaced the Bilsteins that came with my rig after the first 10K miles. The Bilsteins hit hard, the Koni's made a great improvement, especially with bridge transitions and expansion joints in general. Now, after approx. 60K miles on them they're still providing a comfortable ride. Well worth the investment.
purplekeenah 02/27/20 04:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stated wheelbase

MountainAir05, thanks for info.
purplekeenah 02/13/20 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stated wheelbase

My original post may have been misleading. I'm looking at a rig on the internet, aside from many photos there also is a spec sheet that identifies the wheelbase is 288". Is the 288" the distance from the front wheel hub to the rear wheel hub, or, is it the distance from the front wheel hub to the tag axle hub?
purplekeenah 02/12/20 08:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stated wheelbase

MountainAir5, thanks for the reply. So basically you're not aware of any standard that mfgs. adhere to when reporting the wheelbase for any of the tag axle rigs they produce.
purplekeenah 02/12/20 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Stated wheelbase

When reading the specs. for a coach that has a tag-axle, is the stated wheelbase measurement from the front axle to the rear axle, or to the tag-axle? I'm considering a newer rig with a tag and have to consider the length of my parking pad.
purplekeenah 02/12/20 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
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