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Old 10-03-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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New sidewalls?

My 2001 dsdp has the sidewall issue.

Should I fix it or just let it go?

Opinions?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Your 69047CS build number may give you info on type of siding you have.
Use this information on how to find it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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I have the defective sidewalls, and have already talked to Newmar about it. Just wanted opinions. Do it? Don't do it? Sell it?
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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Have a 2002 DSDP, one sidewall is showing the checking/cracking. Rig is probably worth $75,000 in todays market, cost to replace both sidewalls might reach $15,000-$20,000. Just not worth the expense. Guess I should have been more insistent when I was at the factory in 2004 and pointed it out to them, they did buff it out then but naturally it's gotten worse now.
We're just going to live with it although I'm hoping to talk the wife into new DSDP in a couple years.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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Ours is not that bad YET. As long as it's just cosmetic we're going to live with it. If it gets bad enough I guess we'll toy with having it repainted.
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Steve,
Don't let someone talk you into repainting without the wall change. You have to change the sidewall to prevent it from happening again.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:57 AM   #7
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I would talk to Newmar and let them identify the problem and give you a price if you need to have the walls redone.
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Talk to Newmar about doing it during the winter months in Jan , Feb, Mar. Labor rate goes down and sometimes the cost get very reasonable. Mine is there for "winter work" now.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:08 PM   #9
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The question is.

1. Is it worth it on a ten year old coach?

2. What are the consequences of not having them replaced?
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The question is.

1. Is it worth it on a ten year old coach?

2. What are the consequences of not having them replaced?
My opinion:
1. you will probably never get the entire value back on a resale but if you plan on keeping the coach it might be worth it to you to have it done. We had our 2005 EXDP done under warranty right at the 3 year mark and it came back to us looking better than new. New BASF paint, C-tek walls, all new sealant, new slide seals, along with a bunch of other stuff that was done under warranty. That work was done about 3 years ago and the coach still looks brand new. We are so pleased with the coach that we plan on keeping it for awhile.

2. I don't think the wall will break down if not repaired. I understand it is a cosmetic problem only and therefore the ability to sell will be an issue. I would not buy a coach with the laminated walls unless I built in a reduction in price to have the walls replaced.
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Considering buying a Newmar. What is the sidewall issue?
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