How To PSSST! Newell or not...FIND your Air Leaks!

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CaptainGizmo

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If you've got a Class A, you've got an air system. And, if you've got an air system, you're gonna have air leaks...eventually...especially on a Newell which has over a hundred airline fittings!

I researched and tried a couple Ultrasonic Leak Detectors, and wound up spending the money on this one. Made a video to show everyone and explain how it's used. It's one of those tools that hurts when you buy it; because you hope you won't ever use it, but know you will. :rolleyes:

Anyway, hope this video helps many. Comments and feedback not just welcomed, but appreciated!

 

redbaron

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very good documentry. This is a tool I will need to add to my coach. Never even knew this existed. Thanks you!
 

CaptainGizmo

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very good documentry. This is a tool I will need to add to my coach. Never even knew this existed. Thanks you!

Yes, Ronnie…it’s DEFINITELY a Must-Have for your new LADP toolbox!
 

Nobaddays

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The one I bought also came with a device that gives out an ultrasonic sound so I could find leaks in areas like door and slide out seals. For example, I put the ultrasonic device in the basement and then ran the ultrasonic sniffer around the outside of the doors to see if adjustments needed to be made for a better seal. I also put it on the dash and then went in the generator compartment below it to find any leaks. The sniffer detected a couple spots and I just took a can of spray foam, gave it a shot and the sniffer could no longer detect a place where bugs, campfire smoke, wind noise while driving, etc could possibly enter the inside. On the pressurized air leak side of things, these are amazing what they can find. I also found out the cheapest ones don’t work very well.
 
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