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Old 04-16-2006, 05:44 PM   #1
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Hello, My Dad is looking at a 97 (he thinks) Newmar Diesel Puller. He loves it but the floors have a slight crown to them. I have been researching this sight and others trying to find out something about a similar problem but have only found one minor reference to it. Any one here have any info about it, or the pullers? My research shows they enjoy a reputation for better fuel mileage. I am trying to talk him into buying it. Also which diesel engine is in these units? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hello, My Dad is looking at a 97 (he thinks) Newmar Diesel Puller. He loves it but the floors have a slight crown to them. I have been researching this sight and others trying to find out something about a similar problem but have only found one minor reference to it. Any one here have any info about it, or the pullers? My research shows they enjoy a reputation for better fuel mileage. I am trying to talk him into buying it. Also which diesel engine is in these units? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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rdowns welcome to irv2 and the Newmar forum.
When you are talking about crown floor is it the floor in kitchen area or all the floor areas. If its in the kitchen and the floor is rippled there maybe a water leak that has gotten under floor and the floor has sweld and buckeled the floor boards. If the sub floor is not ruined from water a new floor could be placed. A Newmar is a good coach and will stand up to abuse but water can ruin any coach. A 97 could have sealents braking down and allowing water in by furnace openings on side wall or the refrige opening. These can be fixed to elimiate the leaks. The Newmar roofs and slides have never leaked on my three coachs I have owned.
As to the Diesel if it is one it may have a low horse powered engine that may have trouble pulling a car but may have good mileage per gal.
It would be a Ford if its gas which is a good gas engine during that time. You didn't say where you are purchaseing coach dealer or private party.
If you have more to ask please do. "007"
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Thanks. My understanding is the crowning effect is throughout the coach. It does not appear to be water damage/buckling. I personally have not seen it. I believe it is at a consignment place. My dad will be pulling an enclosed trailer. It is the freightliner chassis with the cummins motor. Am I correct in believing this will still be more powerful than a gasser? Even if it is an "underpowered" deisel?
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The deisel will have the same power of the newer gas coachs now. It should be ok for what you are intending. Not sure now what is ment by crowning effect now. Its good that you have not notice water damage, if you were to look under chassis and look for any under carridge supports that may have come loose or in other words if floor supports are bent in any way putting floor out of level. If crown in center of coach down thru middle of coach some thing has caused sidewalls to drop.
If you have records of coach maintinance for engine would be good also. "007"
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Thanks again, I will pass this info along. I believe he is describing a slight crown throughout the coach. I will try to get more info today. I am in South Dakota and he is in Oklahoma so the communication is a little slow.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by untyed:
I have a 1198 Diesel Puller with 77000 miles on it. It is starting to have a raised floor int the kitchen just as you enter the bath. No water damage, must be from some sagging supports.
Great Coach, no other problems. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Welcome "untyed" to irv2 and the Newmar forum
Thanks for the info have not heard back from rdowns but the info will help others.
Enjoy the forums and post often.
When your ready to become a Newmar Forum member let me know and I can input it for you.
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