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Old 08-27-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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2006 Newmar Mountain Aire questions

Hi there, I am new to the forum, and just upgraded to a National Sea Breeze Class A, but my father in law just brought home his new (new to him) 2006 Newmar Mountain Aire. I was hoping I could ask a couple questions for you Newmar owners that maybe someone could answer.

First, he has these rope light accent lights in the ceiling of the coach at each ceiling panel joint. In the living/kitchen area, each strand of lights has about a 3-4 inch section that is either burned out or broken...not sure which it is, but the 3-4 inch section doesn't light up. I am wondering if it is possible to replace these light. It seems like an impossible task, as the ends of the lights are buried behind wood trim in the walls and ceiling. Is there a way to replace these easily?

Second, one of the slide out's in the bedroom (the driver's side with the bed) is EXTREMELY slow to extend and retract. The other three slide outs seem to move at a faster, more normal speed. Is this something we should be concerned about or is there an adjustment that can be made?

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Old 08-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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I am wondering if it is possible to replace these light. It seems like an impossible task, as the ends of the lights are buried behind wood trim in the walls and ceiling. Is there a way to replace these easily?
Probably not.

On my MH, the crown molding has to be removed to gain access to the electrical connection. I'm glad it was replaced under warranty.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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Most all slides on my Newmars,98,99,03 would be slow but sure to open thats the way they should be.
What can happen in bedroom stuff can fall on floor under bed and that motor will compress what ever it is and just eat it up. I would take a good look at all areas on floor under bed. Look for a shoe or slipper or just a bag the slide will just ride right over what ever it is.
Your father is not to blame maybe previous owner. This LINK will show what could happen if enough pressure is placed on stop rod.
If you have night stands could be behind there.
As for the ceiling lights Newmar Repair would replace the lights as you have found out they will be a job to replace.
You could call Newmar Repair and see if they have a procedure to replace the lights. You may have to order from them because of lamp rope size.
The sticky's above will have numbers to call Newmar Corp.
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When I had one of the rope lights replaced in my Essex (under warrantee) the tech was quite frustrated because after he got off the phone with Newmar he was told by them that the rope may have started at either end (different coach, different pattern). It was an arduous task (not for the timid or untalented), but was accomplished. Now we have another rope with the middle lights out, and we will not replace it. Tell him not to worry too much about the slide, just be happy that it works. Checking for obstructions (as was previously mentioned) is first. Second, there is a controller in the basement (with a knob) which you might want to experiment with (i.e. turn the knob, see if it makes a difference).
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:12 AM   #5
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Jeff (et.al.):

Re: Rope Light section out. We have same rope lights around the windows in our rig, and, occasionally a section (maybe 8-10 inches) will go out leaving the other lights in the rope on! Found out that we can restore the blacked out section of lights by simply "milking" that blacked out section between our thumb and forefinger. By that I mean firmly pinching the plastic tube which contains the lights within and pulling your fingers along that section of blacked out lights. Sometimes ya have to do it a few times, but, ours have always come back on. Remember to keep the squeeze pressure firmly applied as you stroke along the blacked out section....ie., squeeze (pinch) firmily enough so the plastic casing will just slide through your fingers as you "milk" the blacked out section.

We too had a few rope lights replaced when we were under warranty and had sections blacked out, but, haven't wanted to bother removing valences around windows, etc., etc., any longer when even the replaced rope lights acted the same way.

Give it a try, and let us know what happens. Thanks.

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Jeff, if you adjust the slide control modular make sure you only move pot in small 20* increments.
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My 06 Dutchstar drivers side bedroom slide moves in and out slower than the other 2 slides and has since day 1...nothing obstructing.
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They maybe comparing the speeds on slides between the two different motor homes they both own.
Some people have said at times they have to open windows because of air pressure drop when slides move so fast.
Newmar had the first slides and have not changed their mode of operation since their first slides.
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We own a 2006 MA. That particular bedroom slide has always been very slow; if it closes at the same pace it opens, chances there is nothing wrong with it or behind it.
We had some lights changed while it was under warranty; I have no idea how hard it was. Would get an estimate from Newmar.
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We had a small section of rope light go out as well and found that it is repairable. They make a kit where you can splice in a new section. Below is a link where you should be able to purchase this kit.
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