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Old 09-13-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
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As we drove the rv northward into the Leelanau peninsula on our way to the Wild Cherry RV Resort (a very nice place), we became aware of a strange noise coming from the rear of the coach.

Investigating, I discovered a plastic cover dragging on the ground. It was jammed up against the rear mud flap and apparently had been dragging for some time. I removed it and traveled on to the campground.

Further investigation showed that the cover protects several filters that Newmar conveniently located on the passenger side rear of the coach. Newmar has placed these filters in one location for ease of service. The cover in question protects the filters from the elements as well as stuff thrown up by the rear tires.

The cover is only held on at two points by spin-on knobs. Not the strongest or secure setup. In fact in my case the plastic on the cover around the knob had fatigued and failed.

I called Newmar and was assured that they would send out a new cover the same day. During the conversation the Newmar service rep said these covers fail "all the time" and that I "might want to secure the new cover with additional screws".

So fellow Newmar owners, if you have this same cover over your filters at the rear of your coach, you may want to take preventative action by adding additional fasteners around the perimeter of the plastic cover.

I chose 1/4 inch bolts with large washers and nylon lock nuts.
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As we drove the rv northward into the Leelanau peninsula on our way to the Wild Cherry RV Resort (a very nice place), we became aware of a strange noise coming from the rear of the coach.

Investigating, I discovered a plastic cover dragging on the ground. It was jammed up against the rear mud flap and apparently had been dragging for some time. I removed it and traveled on to the campground.

Further investigation showed that the cover protects several filters that Newmar conveniently located on the passenger side rear of the coach. Newmar has placed these filters in one location for ease of service. The cover in question protects the filters from the elements as well as stuff thrown up by the rear tires.

The cover is only held on at two points by spin-on knobs. Not the strongest or secure setup. In fact in my case the plastic on the cover around the knob had fatigued and failed.

I called Newmar and was assured that they would send out a new cover the same day. During the conversation the Newmar service rep said these covers fail "all the time" and that I "might want to secure the new cover with additional screws".

So fellow Newmar owners, if you have this same cover over your filters at the rear of your coach, you may want to take preventative action by adding additional fasteners around the perimeter of the plastic cover.

I chose 1/4 inch bolts with large washers and nylon lock nuts.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up Terry you DP owners sure have had a busy summer.
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My cover came completely off somewhere on I-10! What's alarming is that my Honda Pilot and/or some air and fuel lines could have gone with the cover. WHAT THEN?? I also notified Newmar in writing about the serious nature of the problem and am really surprised that they continue to use the same poorly designed knobs screws. I secured my new cover with sst cap screws and locking nuts.

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Same thing happened to us going thru OHIO. Great roads I might add. Did the factory replace or did you have to purchase. Larry
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Welcome B's Bunch to irv2 and the Newmar Forum.
Enjoy the forums and post often and when anyone wants to be a offical member of the Newmar forum,and not just a new member of irv2, let us know.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Same thing happened to us going thru OHIO. Great roads I might add. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Hah!! Ohio has the worst roads in the country.
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:43 AM   #8
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Larry,
Newmar warrantied the cover and sent it to my brother-in laws place in MI while we were visiting. I secured the cover far better than the factory setup- if it comes off now it will take the filters with it.

By the way, we will be testing out the Ohio roads Wednesday when we leave MI for PA.
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Str8Shooter. Thanks I will Contact newmar today. Find a SLOW speed that you can rock with I thought I10 was bad. This is I10 with holes. Be careful Larry
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Just got off the phone with customer service. Explained what I thought had happened. Took my name phone # address and said that I should be recieving it in a couple days. Would call me if there was a problem.You just can't expect any better than that.
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I recieved the cover yesterday. Amazing ain't it?
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Good! Now you get to secure the cover so that it does not come off again.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Same thing happened to us going thru OHIO. Great roads I might add. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Hah!! Ohio has the worst roads in the country.
How 'bout Michigan? Here we have 2 seasons, winter and construction.
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The "fix" for this is a small channel fastened to the filter panel so that the bottom edge of the plastic cover fits into this channel thus giving it (the plastic cover) full bottom support. The same screw knobs now only have to hold the plastic cover up against the back plate. Has never come loose after 35k miles.... It is important that the plastic cover is placed into this channel and not over it. This channel may or may not be on your rig. Mine has always had it.
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