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RE: loud "thunk" retracting the slide

Op here. In my total lack of know how, I think that rod is somehow the source of my "thunk". I base that on the location of the thunk, I could not only hear it but felt it through the floor. I will have the Newmar service center in Florida check it thoroughly. They have worked on my coach from the very beginning. I am hoping the slide operates ok until then. When you take it in to have them look at it, let us know what they have to say about it. I'm curious. OP here. Posted findings in my original post, finally got to Newmar today
klm 04/10/15 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: loud "thunk" retracting the slide

update in original post.
klm 04/10/15 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RV parks that don't post rates

I use the campground's web site to gather information when researching all travel. I compare all the campgrounds in the general vicinity of our planned trip; location, amenities, and rates, etc. I have found several corporate type campgrounds/resorts don't list their rates. You have to fill in a reservation request to see the rates. What a pain, so much so, we just cross that cg off the list. The suits and ties that design the web page are doing the potential customer a big disservice by not posting rates in an upfront, easily viewed manner. There's plenty of cgs that do, and they are the ones that will get my business. Have you come across this? And does it effect your decision on choosing a campground? Just curious
klm 02/21/15 03:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Balking Brake Buddy

I agree with the posters that suggest installing the bb 12v power kit. Another thing to check is the car battery. My bb was acting up, it turned out the car battery (which started the car ok) was weak, once a new battery was installed no problem with the bb. Now fast forward 7 yrs - my bb classic needed repairs, so I sent it in - I talked to a bb tec - and decided to replace the unit with the newer bb vantage. They offer a great deal, about 1/2 price compared to retail - I am a fulltimer, my bb get a lot of use and a new unit (with a 3 yr warranty) is peace of mind.
klm 02/15/15 04:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: stress fracture

I'd get my ooach out of camping world in a heartbeat and make the 2 day drive to the dealer!!!!!! Tehn I would camp out there until I have a resolution and repair done. You have a lot of your hard earned money invested in this unit, do whatever YOU have to do to get this issue addressed. Just my opinion, but CW is not answer.
klm 01/18/15 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: loud "thunk" retracting the slide

Op. I will post diagnosis but it won't be until the end of snowbird season.
klm 12/02/14 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: loud "thunk" retracting the slide

Op here. In my total lack of know how, I think that rod is somehow the source of my "thunk". I base that on the location of the thunk, I could not only hear it but felt it through the floor. I will have the Newmar service center in Florida check it thoroughly. They have worked on my coach from the very beginning. I am hoping the slide operates ok until then.
klm 12/02/14 10:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: loud "thunk" retracting the slide

Doug. Op here. I don't know if he did. I was inside ext/retract slide but he did not specifically mention doing that. I know he had that bay door open but I didn't see a wrench. To clairfy, Are you referring to motor mounted centrally under slide? If so I can retract slide and check it. Too dark and rain/snow on the way, so not today
klm 12/01/14 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: loud "thunk" retracting the slide

Op here. For now, false alarm. The mobile tech was here. Extended and retracted the slide. No thunk. He was under and watched the rail. I am relieved, but I know that sound was distinctively different from the usual. I will have the newMar service center give it a good look when I'm there for my annual service. Thanks for everyone's input.
klm 12/01/14 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: loud "thunk" retracting the slide

Op here. Thanks everyone. I have a mobile tech coming tomorrow. The motor is very easy to access, I'll check those bolts in the morning. The tec is not Newmar specific, so I hope he can resolve this. I'm not sure if this is relevant, but the thunking sound happened the last foot of retracting and the first foot of extending. Rest of movement was normal.
klm 11/30/14 03:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: loud "thunk" retracting the slide

OP here. I will check in the morning. Thank you, I think you guys gave me good advice. If it's the pin at the far end is it accessible? Also I am mechanically inept, is this something a mobile tech can fix?
klm 11/29/14 08:36pm Class A Motorhomes
loud "thunk" retracting the slide

I have a 02 Newmar. The main slide out made a new and worrisome sound. The clunk, thunk noise seemed to be in the area of the front rail. The slide extended and retracted normally, but I am concerned that there is a problem. The slide is currently extended. I did look at that front rail, nothing looked unusual, but I know nothing about mechanical things. There is a threaded rod, what I can see again looks ok. I cannot see the far end of either rod or rail. Any ideas? UPDATE!!!!! The slide has operated normally since that 1 time loud thunk clunk by the front rail. I had the coach serviced at a Newmar facility today. I mentioned the slide issue. Turned out the roller was bad, just that 1, all others good. Replaced with new $17 roller. Thanks
klm 11/29/14 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dumb jack question

OP here. Yes, we will be bringing in the slides prior to retracting jacks. Just don't want to start up engine for the sole reason of bringing up the jacks. Did check our HWH manual and couldn't find an answer. We've been rving for ages, but not very mechanical smart - and any variation of what we do know - is a head scratcher.
klm 11/14/14 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
dumb jack question

Good morning I have hwh jacks on a Freightliner Newmar. Generally retracting the jacks is part of our departure routine. The engine is running, airEd up, etc. But can you retract the jacks without all that? Just hit store? I'm thinking yes, but would like to have the input from you. Thanks.
klm 11/14/14 05:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We went several years ago, and dry camped. We went in with full fresh and empty black/gray tanks, we stayed for 4 nights. We faced the landing field, even helped a balloon by grabbing ropes to secure it. Great time. If you are set up to dry camp, don't worry about what type of site you can get - whatever is available and whatever your budget can handle. We did arrive the day before the fiesta started, and VERY glad we did - the check in lines on opening day were massive!!! We used the free shuttle bus to get to the launch field. If you can squeeze in a day or two beyond the weekend, try to do that. There are day(s) that the weather prevents launches.
klm 10/20/14 02:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Wa8yxm. Op here. Thank you for your post, I am not knowledgeable in this lp stuff and your explanation helped me a lot. I am leaning towards the stay a while check valve is the culprit. I am a fulltimer, the stay a while is 7 yrs old. I have a call into the local mobile tech to come and check the entire system. Your post mentions pressure, length of hose all leading to a long time burn off. When I closed the aux tank valve I let the stove burners go for 15 minutes. The burner flame never went out or even lessened. Should I try it again and allow even more time? Thanks again all. And of course a cold front is on the way :)
klm 10/18/14 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op again. Hope you're not sick of me. Ok here's what I've done. I disconnected the 30 lb tank and hooked up a 100 lb aux tank. Same process. Turned on stove burners, turned off lp at the tank. Stove burners do not go out. So it's not the aux tanks. Who do I need to fix whatever is happening?
klm 10/18/14 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op back. I did as suggested, allow more time once lp is turned off at source (30 lb tank). The stove burner flame did not go out for over 15 minutes. It never went out, could it take that long? I turned off the burners at that point. Something is not right. I will take the 30 lb tank to a local lp co to check the shutoff valve. If that is ok, I will call a mobile tec to check the stay a while and the onboard shutoff valve. Any other suggestions?
klm 10/18/14 06:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op. Will test again in the morning. I'll be more patient and wait longer for burners to go out. Maybe it's that simple
klm 10/17/14 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op here. Yes the stay a while is after the shut off, but here's my confusion. I shut off the onboard ( no aux hose connected yet). I go inside and turn on stove burner. Flame goes out in a very short time. So the shut off valve works in that scenario. But when the hose is connected, both valves closed I do the same stove burner thing and the flame does not go out. Head scratcher
klm 10/17/14 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
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