RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-13-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
dennis45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 7,572
Exclamation Entry Handle Replacement

I noticed the Original Lighted Entry Handle on my Dutch Star was beginning to show signs of cracking. It looked to me like a serious accident waiting to happen. Imagine grabbing the handle going into the coach and having it break off? Not a pretty thought.

I called Newmar today to see about getting a new handle and was informed they have a new Chrome replacement available at No Charge. The new Chrome part is no longer lighted of course but won't break either.

Before you call Newmar for a replacement, have your coach number handy and remove the old handle. There are notches in each end of the handle and the Parts Department will ask if those notches face you or toward the coach when it is installed.

The people at Newmar continually impress me with their aftermarket service.
__________________

__________________
2019 Unity LTV CB, pushed by a 2013 Honda CRV, BlueOx Baseplate, Aventa Bar & Patriot Brake
dennis45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-13-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
Community Moderator
 
"007"'s Avatar


 
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 29,754
Thanks for the information Dennis, anyone can find more info for the plastic light handles or assists in this link.
__________________

__________________
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
VISIT the NEWMAR QUICK TIPS & EASYMODS 1 & 2
QUICK TIPS # 3
RV SYSTEMS & APPLIANCES & RECALLS --- TECH INFORMATION
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 09:40 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 12
Blog Entries: 1
Door Handle

My door handle broke last year as my son was climbing in my 07 Dutchstar..It to had broken down from sun and weather changes...I contacted Newmar and they sent me a new crome one with no light I was told to terminate the light wires and push back into the base. What I did was purchased a nice blue lighted flexable bar with sticky to adhere to outside of a auto. i installed that and it looks great...Be glad to send pictures.. Take care...
Usa1chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 11:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
JFXG's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Today? Drayton, North Dakota
Posts: 4,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by dennis45 View Post
I noticed the Original Lighted Entry Handle on my Dutch Star was beginning to show signs of cracking...

I called Newmar today to see about getting a new handle and was informed they have a new Chrome replacement available at No Charge....

The people at Newmar continually impress me with their aftermarket service.
Great piece of info. Thanks, Dennis!
__________________
John & Diane, Fulltimers. RVM103 NHSO
On the road since June '12 with Lincoln, the guard cat.
2002 Dutch Star 40, Freightliner, Cat 3126, 2004 Element
JFXG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 11:33 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 36,226
Ours was cracking inside so I ordered a couple from a place in Nappanee as I remember. Had to file one of them some so the flats were correct. Still lights up but no Newmar on it.
When we had out 2000 DSDP I found a place that had them and would emboss the Newmar on them, at that time (before 2002) they were about $45 each.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 Jeep JKU Dragon Edition
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 03:17 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
harleychief's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 642
If you still want a lighted handle, I've heard good things about this place: Fleming Sales - Brite*Bar Grab Handles
__________________
Charlie, Jackie
w/Lucy the Dog & Jack the Cat
2008 Newmar Mountain Aire 4529
NHSO
harleychief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 08:41 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
dennis45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 7,572
Update on Entry handle

Got the new Chrome Handle at No Charge from Newmar to replace the cracked Acrylic handle. The new one does not have Newmar engraved on it but will last as long as the MH. After a little grinding to make it fit, got it installed and then I decided to make another mod to allow the light to shine down on the handle.
Took the top bracket off and drilled and routed an oblong hole on the underside of the bracket to allow the light to shine down on the bracket.
Not the same appearance as the Acrylic but close.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3730.JPG
Views:	403
Size:	230.9 KB
ID:	54830  
__________________
2019 Unity LTV CB, pushed by a 2013 Honda CRV, BlueOx Baseplate, Aventa Bar & Patriot Brake
dennis45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 07:21 AM   #8
Community Moderator
 
"007"'s Avatar


 
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 29,754
Thanks for the update Dennis, shiny new handle and a light mode to boot.
__________________
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
VISIT the NEWMAR QUICK TIPS & EASYMODS 1 & 2
QUICK TIPS # 3
RV SYSTEMS & APPLIANCES & RECALLS --- TECH INFORMATION
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 07:59 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
spinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Houston, TX, 77069
Posts: 2,147
Nice work Dennis
Steve
__________________
Steve Pinn
2008 Newmar Essex-4514
2014 Ram Laramie ecodiesel
spinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2014, 08:09 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 299
I just got the replacement handle from Newmar and replaced it in about 10 seconds, I just had to slide the top portion into the bracket far enough to get the bottom bracket lined up and it dropped into the bottom bracket. I am concerned that the fit is not snug enough and since the bottom portion is not very deep into the bracket I may be hit a bump and cause the handle to jump up out of the bottom bracket and fall out onto the road. Is this a valid concern and if so can I do anything to remedy this?
__________________
Sonny, Anita and Phoebe
2005 MADP 4304, 2005 Ford Crew Cab F150 toad, 2009 Harley Ultra Classic
harleyman134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2014, 06:16 PM   #11
Community Moderator
 
"007"'s Avatar


 
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 29,754
Maybe place a rubber stop in top bracket so handle can not bounce up.
Could even roll rubber tape on itself for size of hole.
__________________

__________________
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
VISIT the NEWMAR QUICK TIPS & EASYMODS 1 & 2
QUICK TIPS # 3
RV SYSTEMS & APPLIANCES & RECALLS --- TECH INFORMATION
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
replace, replacement



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Essex 1701 Keyless Entry FOB Replacement CoCoDave Monaco Owner's Forum 13 12-27-2014 06:26 PM
Seajay update Wayne M Just Conversation 71 12-13-2013 06:51 AM
lighted door grab handle alv3769 Tiffin Owner's Forum 4 10-23-2013 09:04 PM
Broken Buddy Seat Handle Dubya Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 2 08-27-2013 11:37 AM
Bounder: 2009 Bounder 35H - Main door handle is malfunctioning WarDog Fleetwood Owner's Forum 3 07-04-2013 10:16 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×