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  • Magnum
    Magnum :
    Washer problem, 2007 Mountain Aire DP. Whirlpool washer overflows into the catch-pan about every 3 washes. Door is solidly shut but soapy water fills up catch-pan. Requires a Turkey-baster to clean water from pan. Exceptionally difficult to remove washer ...  more
    • Tue at 5:57 PM
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    • Flower and 1 other like this.
    • Magnum
      Marc & Sara I remember reading on IRV2 that someone found a rag that may have been left by the installer. in the drain pipe, or in the pump portion of the washer.  You might search there to see if there is anything applicable to your situation.
      • Tue at 6:11 PM
    • Magnum
      Chip & Sarah Have you cleaned the lint filter on the washer?
      • Wed at 4:53 AM
  • Gump
    Gump:
    Made it to Arcadia safe and sound
    • December 4
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    • Sandi & Tim and 8 others like this.
    • Gump
      Happy Flyer Lookin GOOD!!!
    • Gump
      Okietravellers I knew you could!!
      • Wed at 11:04 AM
  • Magnum
    Magnum :
    Need Help - WINDOW
    2006 Mountain Aire 4528
    Drivers side window shattered. Can't find a replacement without ridiculously high price from NEWMAR. Local repair shop having difficulty finding a proper dual-paned thermal, DOT approved replacement. Does anyone ...  more
    • November 27
    • Magnum
      Garyanita Try PPL 
      • November 27
    • Magnum
      David Blees FMCA uses Guardian. You might also try www.coachglass.com
      • November 27
    • Magnum
      John & Linda Heisler I've replaced many parts for my first Newmar from the factory and found them to be the best pricing I could find. A lot of parts are low volume parts and you pay extra for those as windows, for example, aren't replaced everyday. Good luck.
    • Magnum
      Okietravellers Try - http://rvparts.visonerv.com
      • November 27
    • Magnum
      Dan & Debbie Green Having just replaced the passenger side window and the mirror, let me wsve you some time.  There is not another replacement available other than through Newmar's supplier.  The window panes come in as a single framed unit and my insurer or any g...  more
      • December 4
  • Rubeor
    Rubeor:
    Just finished our carpet replacement in our 2001 mountain aire. So much nicer, big job but only cost us $350. Got to save some sheckles for the fuel pump replacement. Lordy!!
    • November 27
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    • Garry and Nancy Workman and 3 others like this.
    • Rubeor
      Garry and Nancy Workman Did the same to our 2000 Mountain Aire, but replaced it with sheet vinyl. Did you get a staple count when you tore out the carpet? I'm thinkin' half a million.
      • November 27
    • Rubeor
      Rubeor Good estimate!!. We had ceramic tile that would have been a true nightmare to remove. Hence the carpet.
  • Sandi & Tim
    Sandi & Tim :
    Hi Newmar owners. We have a 2005 Kountry Star that has what looks like a very small solar panel on the left side of the top. It’s less than a foot square. Does anyone know what this is? We couldn’t find anything about it in all our literature about the...  more
    • November 27
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    • Sandi & Tim
      Sandi & Tim Wow! Okay. Thanks! Good to know.
      • November 27
    • Sandi & Tim
      Garry and Nancy Workman I had one on our 2000 Mountain Aire. Turned out the wire going into the roof was not sealed properly. That ended up costing me $1500.00 for a partial roof replacement. The wire is hidden by the panel itself. It might be a good idea to slide that panel out...  more
    • Sandi & Tim
      Garyanita our When I replaced a roof panel on our 97 Kountry Star I took it off as it was all corroded anyhow
       
    • Sandi & Tim
      CALMAR In our 2004 Mtn Aire the small solar panel charges the two chassie batteries only.
    • Sandi & Tim
      Sandi & Tim Thanks for all the feedback! Good to know what others know and have experienced!
  • Gump
    Gump:
    Got the Essex all loaded up for our trip south to Florida. Going to be going through a few mountain passes so here’s hoping for good weather. Taking hiway 33 from Kelowna B.C. and then cross over onto 395 south to 90 then take that most of the way . Weath...  more
    • November 15
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    • Ulla & Josh and 9 others like this.
    • Gump
      Sandi & Tim Safe travels!
    • Gump
      Dave&Val Beautiful!  Safe, dry travels.
    • Gump
      Gump Ready to roll
      • November 17
    • Gump
      Gump Made it to Buffalo Wyoming, great roads and awesome weather , staying at Indian Campground and RV Park 
    • Gump
      Gump In Joplin at the KOA
      • November 23
  • Travelinlady
    Travelinlady :
    Accordion blinds has anyone replaced  those ugly blinds https://www.rvpartsnation.com/rv-interior/rv-blinds/rv-day-night-shades-sahara-dune/?gclid=CjwKCAiAxarQBRAmEiwA6YcGKCKeOlw5P29_euxfwIvrpIaOe0v7Irl87v_u06DZNS33Kd94bSl-TRoCirEQAvD_BwE and replaced the...  more
    • November 14
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    • Travelinlady
      Linda-N-Jerry I didn't actually replace mine, but I did cover them in the bedroom with black-out tab curtains on a tension rod that I can open when I want to. I wasn't sure I wanted to go to the work of dismantling it all, so I'm just working with what I have.
      • November 14
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      • Travelinlady
        Travelinlady Can you post a picture
        • November 15
      • Travelinlady
        Linda-N-Jerry this is with them closed. The white part is a sheer layer over curtain lining material. 
        • November 15
      • Travelinlady
        Linda-N-Jerry this is pulling it away a bit. And, yes, the fabric around it is truly ugly, but I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with it!
        • November 15
      • Travelinlady
        Linda-N-Jerry this shows the spring rod and the ribbon tabs I sewed along the top so we could pull it back to let the breeze through.
        • November 15
      • Travelinlady
        Travelinlady Thank you that looks so much better. All of ours the blinds won't stay up anymore.
    • Travelinlady
      Warren Todd We are going to replace ours with shades from IKEA.
      • November 14
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      • Travelinlady
        Dave&Val I was just in IKEA. Do you mean the single shades that just hang?
        • November 17
    • Travelinlady
      Chip & Sarah We replaced our pleated shades with MCD shades and love them.
      • November 14
    • Travelinlady
      Dave&Val Why are those blinds so terrible, they are but why? And WHY do they keep putting them in MHs when NO ONE likes them?
      • November 17
    • Travelinlady
      Christine G Replaced mine with AutoMation.  They had patterns I like.
      • November 30
  • Sandi & Tim
    Sandi & Tim :
    We had an interesting experience yesterday and want others to be aware. The pedal to flush the toilet in our 2005 Kountry Star was sticking, and making the toilet run, so hubby had messed with it and tried to lubricate it but found he couldn’t get it to g...  more
    • November 14
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    • Tony & Robert and 3 others like this.
    • Sandi & Tim
      Bill Joyce (and Diane Melde) I keep spares of both the spring cartridge and water valve around, since they like to go out on Fridays.  Not hard to fix at all, easier than getting the seal kit right.  I buy them from Amazon.
    • Sandi & Tim
      Happy Flyer Sounds like a wise move on your part.  The Sea Land toilet is relatively easy to overhaul and keeping a spare repair kit on hand as Bill suggested above is a great idea.  And with a little research on-line (like UTUBE videos) you can find some s...  more
      • November 14
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      • Sandi & Tim
        Linda-N-Jerry How often do you typically replace valves and gaskets? I've been having problems with our toilet leaking a little bit off/on even after replacing the ball gasket and the bottom one as well. I've pondered replacing the toilet completely, but it's a short o...  more
        • November 14
      • Sandi & Tim
        Bill Joyce (and Diane Melde) You can still buy the 511+, https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/electrical-plumbing-lp-gas/rv-toilet-tanks-plumbing-sanitation/permanent-rv-toilets/sealand-traveler_302651101 , which is the low profile toilet I have in my 2004 Newmar.  In 2010 I...  more
    • Sandi & Tim
      anbrusten (Andy & Becky Rusten) Ours sticks as well. We just lift it back up with oer foot Hide 1 Reply
      • Sandi & Tim
        Happy Flyer Sticking is usually a indication that the the Valve Assembly, the Spring Cartridge, the  Flush Ball or the Ball Seal are possibly in need of replacement.  Some years ago we had a sticking valve that stuck in a position that the Flush Ball was se...  more
  • Jerry & Jo Ellen Brewster
    Jerry & Jo Ellen Brewster :
    Has anyone found a way to add a “security system” to a Newmar door frame? I’d like to have a door alarm that activates when the that main door is opened. We already have the trusty alarm dog, the soda cans with pennys etc...and would still like that added...  more
    • November 12
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    • Katherine1957 and 1 other like this.
    • Jerry & Jo Ellen Brewster
      Russell & Linda We put some of those magnetic alarms on back door in toyhauler. But an alarm professional would have something suitable
      • November 13
    • Jerry & Jo Ellen Brewster
      Jerry & Jo Ellen Brewster After some research, I found that GE makes a small alarm that fits perfectly with a bit of care in mounting. It offers an instant alarm while we’re inside and a 45 second delay when we leave. It’s about $10 on Amazon and it’s LOUD! After a neighbor in the...  more
      • November 16
  • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
    Rob and Carol Wolfgram:
    New to this site and hope to learn new tips, tricks, ideas and help from other Newmar owners. We have a 1999 Mountainair, 40’ diesel pusher and love it. We are always getting compliments.
    • November 11
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    • SilentKnight and 10 others like this.
    • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
      Linda-N-Jerry We have a 1999 Mountain Aire, too. It's a gas V10. We love it. We've looked at others for fun, then come home and say "Ahhhh!" Newmar really knows how to make them. Hide 2 Replies
      • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
        Garry and Nancy Workman That is so true. We go to an RV show every year and look at new Thors, Forest Rivers, etc. Sure they all the newest "gadgets", but the quality just isn't there.
      • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
        Rob and Carol Wolfgram So good to hear from all of you. Newmar knows how to build a quality product. We are always getting compliments and they are surprised when we tell them the age of this beauty,
    • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
      Sandi & Tim We have a 2005 Kountry Star and we love our home. We have been full time with our 3 fur babies for a little over a year now. We too have looked at new and newer but go home and appreciate what we have! We’ve updated the sinks and faucets and some of the ...  more
      • November 14
    • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
      Garry and Nancy Workman Morris & LaVerna. Not sure who that question was for, but we changed the floor in our Mountain Aire. It was half carpet and half wood flooring. Half a million staples and the carpet was gone (except in the slide). Then laid down plywood sheating to match ...  more
    • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
      anbrusten (Andy & Becky Rusten) We have a '98 like yours, bought used 3 yrs ago. Replaced the carpet with rubber flooring and pulled out the dinette, and tossed the sofa for 2 reclining chairs. Absolutely love it. Going full time in a couple years
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      • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
        Rob and Carol Wolfgram We have replaced just about everything except the floor. We like the soft carpet on our feet. I don’t fit into the normal as I like the eclectic taste.
    • Rob and Carol Wolfgram
      Rob and Carol Wolfgram Another view.