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Old 09-04-2018, 01:13 PM   #1
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Going down the highway in the Rocky Mountains in BC Canada at 65mph and the front curtain falls down instantly complete blackout.not a good scene.newmar says sorry about that.nice ah
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That was on a 2008 Essex
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:26 PM   #3
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Going down the highway in the Rocky Mountains in BC Canada at 65mph and the front curtain falls down instantly complete blackout.not a good scene.newmar says sorry about that.nice ah
You need to provide more information before you will get a rise out of most on the forum! What year and model Newmar are you talking about? Who did you talk to at "Newmar;" a dealer or the factory?

We are on our second Newmar and, in the times we've called factory customer service, we've never been brushed off...and, especially not on a safety issue.

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You need to provide more information before you will get a rise out of most on the forum! What year and model Newmar are you talking about? Who did you talk to at "Newmar;" a dealer or the factory?

We are on our second Newmar and, in the times we've called factory customer service, we've never been brushed off...and, especially not on a safety issue.

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Agreed. Newmar has been very responsive compared to another manufacturer we've had to deal with.
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Yep, things break, especially eight - nine years after it left the factory and way out of any warranty or legal requirement to fix or repair.
I believe it's called "maintenance"
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Yep, things break, especially eight - nine years after it left the factory and way out of any warranty or legal requirement to fix or repair.
I believe it's called "maintenance"
What is the "maintenance" for the front shades? I can't picture any dealerships including that in their annual service.

We've been relatively disappointed with what is included as safety checks with service of motorhomes - even when you ask.
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:05 PM   #7
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Curtain? Are we talking the front rollup shade, maybe it can be rewound or sent in for repair? If itís a shade you may try contacting the manufacturer of the shade. It seems like you are upset with Newmar for not offering to replace the part under warranty 10 model years later, when the original warranty on that part was one year from the date of purchase. Thatís 10x out of warranty. You also may try to Google the shade brand, maybe someone has a solution. Good luck Stuart W
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"calwell".....Sorry that happened, it must have been unnerving.

Unfortunately, stating something like you did as only your second post, is not going to draw much empathy from this crowd. My routine maintenance includes going around the coach inside and out and making sure everything is tight. The piece of wood, that spans the width of the windshield, where my shades were attached, slowly got loose as the screws backed out. Every couple of years I check and tighten them.
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On my sister's 9 month old Tiffin, while driving down the highway, their visor/night shade fell across the windshield. Fortunately, they could still see. They pulled over and removed it (it was angled across windshield) and then about 30 minutes later the mesh one fell.

My brother in law said the metal tabs on the end of each roll snapped off. Was it a bad fit and they wedged it in? Hard to say, but I would sure hate to have it happen driving down the road.

I read on Thor Forums of two different cases of the entire bunk assembly over driver/passenger coming down on Thor Vegas and ACE coaches. Always worried about that with my ACE.
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I can understand how frightened you probably were about that. Glad no one was hurt. A couple years ago, we had the driver's side MCD shade come down while going 65mph on the interstate. With the deplorable conditions of our interstates, all that bouncing & jarring was bound to shake something loose eventually. Made sure all the rest of the screws were in tight & check them regularly.

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As part of my spring ritual when I take my MH out of storage is to take a couple of screwdrivers and go around and tighten up every screw I can find. It's not hard to do, just takes a little time. I do the same thing with a few wrenches and all the bolts I find.
I most likely have saved myself a lot of headaches.
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This happened to me too on my 08 MA. Here is the link to my story and resolution.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/nea...ce-396457.html
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Going down the highway in the Rocky Mountains in BC Canada at 65mph and the front curtain falls down instantly complete blackout.not a good scene.newmar says sorry about that.nice ah
Same thing happened to me in my 2011 MADP. Driving on extremely rough portions of interstate 65 near Indianapolis, hit a pot hole and down came the electric nightshade! Not a great experience. The jolting made the clip bracket for the shade open and allowed the shade to pop out of the cradle. Was able to pull to the side and remove the shade completely and on next stop reconnected the wires and reinstalled the shade. Put a wire tie around the clip to hopefully keep it from bouncing out again !
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Reading this thread and other threads on same issue has me thinking on a safety strap or clip to insure shade stays put. I am already in the process of adding a center support to limit the bouncing in the rods driving down the road.
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