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Old 01-30-2019, 05:32 PM   #15
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Are the circular things jack pads?
RKins I thought someone might ask about those after I posted the pictures and saw how they stood out. Actually they are my Disney signs under the sliding tray is a safe place to store them.

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FLSteve --

Sincerest congrats to you and Lisa on your fourth Newmar coach! What a beauty. Glad I was one of the lucky ones to see it in person. You and Lisa made outstanding choices on your decor and engineering specials. The colors you selected are terrific. I especially like the KA flooring material you picked. And, as always, your mods are enough to make even Richard Sullivan envious. Now that says a lot, doesn't it?? Nice work.

You are, I am certain, going to love the changes you will find in your new Dutch Star 4018. Each year, Newmar raises the bar with innovation and quality and your new bus sure shows that in spades. Great choice, great model, great mods.

Thanks for posting as you go so that we can all see what you are up to in making this one the most special coach you have owned.

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Old 02-02-2019, 06:26 PM   #17
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A few more items today.
  • Added soap dispensers at the kitchen sink and back bath sink.
  • Built some top shelfs in the kitchen cabinets to better use the waisted space at the top.
  • Built another shelf in the under bay right behind the batteries to hold my telescoping ladder.
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I know many of you have already done this modification, so I am just catching up. Its sealing up the chassis battery compartment to keep the road dirt from getting in. Here is my version of it. I also installed the extension to the radiator fan gear box vent. Here is a link to that post on the other thread.

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I know many of you have already done this modification, so I am just catching up. It’s sealing up the chassis battery compartment to keep the road dirt from getting in. Here is my version of it. I also installed the extension to the radiator fan gear box vent. Here is a link to that post on the other thread.

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What material was used for the barrier?

What did you use to attach the barrier to the frame?
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I know many of you have already done this modification, so I am just catching up. Its sealing up the chassis battery compartment to keep the road dirt from getting in. Here is my version of it. I also installed the extension to the radiator fan gear box vent. Here is a link to that post on the other thread.

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You are indeed a talented individual. I am extremely envious....I might recommend to remove the cover over your DPF. That device gets extremely hot and needs an open area to cool. Too much heat can lead to a thermal event.

Beautiful coach....
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What material was used for the barrier?

What did you use to attach the barrier to the frame?
I used some HDPE 1/4" Starboard material, but here is an older post where another person used a piece of conveyor belt. Other folks have used rubber sheeting.

Chassis battery compartment mod

Used some SS bolts to attach at the top and some zip ties at the bottom.

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No problem. I own truck modification facilities at Kenworth and Peterbilt. I have a little experience....
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I might recommend to remove the cover over your DPF. That device gets extremely hot and needs an open area to cool. Too much heat can lead to a thermal event.
You know I actually thought about that and checked the thermal properties for the Starboard material and it seemed to be ok. There is actually more distance and space/room between the screen and the DPF unit than appears in the photo but I just might rethink this MOD. May change it out to aluminum instead. Thanks for commenting on this. I sure don't want a thermal event on my hands.

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You know I actually thought about that and checked the thermal properties for the Starboard material and it seemed to be ok. There is actually more distance and space/room between the screen and the DPF unit than appears in the photo but I just might rethink this MOD. May change it out to aluminum instead. Thanks for commenting on this. I sure don't want a thermal event on my hands.

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Ok maybe aluminium then. Thanks
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I made mine out of aluminum. The top is offset from the bottom. I was able to bend the aluminum at the bottom (right angle) and then insert it. I screwed it down. I did this on my last coach too. It really keeps that area clean.
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I made mine out of aluminum. The top is offset from the bottom. I was able to bend the aluminum at the bottom (right angle) and then insert it. I screwed it down. I did this on my last coach too. It really keeps that area clean.
Don … when you have time could you post a few pictures of yours? The heat factor does concern me a bit so I think I will remove my Starboard and try to replace it with aluminum. Have not worked with aluminum so need to find a good way to cut it nice and straight. All I have is a set of tin snips.

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Nice work!!

What wood did you use for basement shelves?

What wood did you use for house cabinet shelves?

Where did you find the soap dispensers?

Any tips for drilling the counters?
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