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Old 12-11-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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2000 Newmar Mountain Aire 3578

I am looking at a 2000 Newmar MA 3578. I was wondering if 37.5 feet is to much for a Ford V-10? We live in the NE so going down to the south we would encounter mts. I was wondering if it has enough power to go smoothly. Thank you Steve

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:55 AM   #2
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Hi smac:
It is not the length of the coach. It is the weight of the coach. Gas coaches usually top our with a chassis GVWR of 26K pounds. If the GVWR is 26K or less, you should be fine.

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Welcome smac to the Newmar forum & irv2.
Had two V-10's under Newmar 37.6 coach's and been across country through mountains with out a problem.
The 3578 is a 35' coach so weight will be less.
This broucher is for Mountain Aire's 2000, do not see a 3578 you may be looking at a 3778 yet I do not see that model for year 2000. Scroll 2/3 the way down PDF. It maybe a 3758.
Plus # 95 south from N.E. is all down hill to FL.
Good luck in your quest and maybe joining the Newmar family.
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Welcome to the Newmar forum and irv2, hope your search is fruitfull, as you probably have already seen there is a wealth of knowledge here.

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:53 PM   #5
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I had a 2000 mt.aire 3758 with 93K on it. Great floorplan and never a problem with the mountains going to YNP las summer..
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We have a 2002 3778 and no problem with power on a Workhorse 8.1.

Regardless of which engine, be sure to check the "CCC" capacity. That will govern how much "stuff" you can carry. If you had the oppoutuinty you may want to fill all the tanks and get the coach weighted. Depending on what type of traveling or camping your anticipating you will then have the answer on what you can bring along. Power or no power.....

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