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Old 02-08-2007, 06:04 AM   #1
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It seems all Newmar DP's have an issue in regards to the full width rear mud flap. That issue is two fold, 1) it tends to drag on the road often while negotiating turns or any ramps 2) damages the under rear of the coach when aired down and also gets distorted while this procedure is happening.

This affects all Newmar DP's except the London Aire. When I was at the factory I saw a LADP that was aired down and noticed it was relatively straight down. Upon closer examination I found the mud flap to be substantially shorter in height than that of the KSDP, MADP, DSDP and EXDP. So yesterday I modified mine and it looks and works great.

I removed it from the coach. Unscrewed the stainless name cut out. Cut 2 1/4" off the bottom for the full width. Run cut and sanded the two corners. Drilled the flap and re-installed the cut out piece. Reinstalled on the coach. Now it is a duplicate of the LADP. It will not strike the ground as often, will no longer damage the underside of the coach when aired down and will not become deformed from being crushed from the air down.

I'm a happy camper.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:04 AM   #2
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It seems all Newmar DP's have an issue in regards to the full width rear mud flap. That issue is two fold, 1) it tends to drag on the road often while negotiating turns or any ramps 2) damages the under rear of the coach when aired down and also gets distorted while this procedure is happening.

This affects all Newmar DP's except the London Aire. When I was at the factory I saw a LADP that was aired down and noticed it was relatively straight down. Upon closer examination I found the mud flap to be substantially shorter in height than that of the KSDP, MADP, DSDP and EXDP. So yesterday I modified mine and it looks and works great.

I removed it from the coach. Unscrewed the stainless name cut out. Cut 2 1/4" off the bottom for the full width. Run cut and sanded the two corners. Drilled the flap and re-installed the cut out piece. Reinstalled on the coach. Now it is a duplicate of the LADP. It will not strike the ground as often, will no longer damage the underside of the coach when aired down and will not become deformed from being crushed from the air down.

I'm a happy camper.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip Peter if I ever get a Newmar DP I will keep this in mind.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:23 AM   #4
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Good idea, Peter. What kind of saw & blade did you use to cut the flap?
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:03 AM   #5
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Bill, I used a normal wood type blade rechargable circular saw. It cut it very cleanly and was managable to do the corner rounding. That part took no time at all.

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Peter,you have my curiousity up...I'm going to grab a tape measure out of my coach and measure the "stock issue" flaps for both coaches...

Also...remember the LADB is on the K3...
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Bob, yes, but I think the ride heights are approximately the same. I remember you had your mud flap on your EXDP raised one chain link for more road clearance. That didn't however address the other air down issues. Anyway, measure it and compare the two and let us know.

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Peter, the very first issue with respect to the size difference in the flaps is the fact that the rear caps of the two respective coaches are very different in "height" off the ground themselves which will explain most of the difference.
The LADB flap is a 12" flap as a result of the LADB cap coming further down than the EXDP rear cap.
The rear cap of the EXDP sits higher off the ground...
I had filled out a customer feedback form IRT to the need for a redesign of the EXDP flap,as a result of the body damage that was done to the rear of my Essex.
The guys in highline are all aware of it...

With my flap on the Essex,they actually trimmed it and replaced the metal plate...The link issue you describe was actually where they "turned" the link 90 degrees to see if that made a difference.
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After twice bending the flap on fuel station entrances(here in Mexico) we raised our flap 2" using the chains and adjustment bolts-so far so good!

Jacks down 3",aired down with 1" clearance!
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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 Lug_Nut:
It seems all Newmar DP's have an issue in regards to the full width rear mud flap. That issue is two fold, 1) it tends to drag on the road often while negotiating turns or any ramps 2) damages the under rear of the coach when aired down and also gets distorted while this procedure is happening.

This affects all Newmar DP's except the London Aire. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think it affects the gassers too (my Scottsdale drags its flap too & has damaged the bottom of the end cap, so needs a trim job).

Hey... ya think if I drive the coach up to Nappanee and show Newmar this, they'll throw 20 guys at the coach to trim the flap and re-finish the end cap all in two or three days, just like they're doing for Bob?

I don't think so.
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Bob, the rear cap height may be different between the LA and all the other, however the LA looks good aired up and does not quite touch level ground when aired all the way down. All the others squish up and bend and rub the body when aired down on level ground. Now mine looks good aired up and does not quite touch the gound on a level site. Perrrrrfic!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Hey... ya think if I drive the coach up to Nappanee and show Newmar this, they'll throw 20 guys at the coach to trim the flap and re-finish the end cap all in two or three days, just like they're doing for Bob?

I don't think so. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Peter, you're onto something here. A friend did the same thing as you and reports the same great results.

I guess I'll have to modify mine now.
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Peter, Boy am I glad Paul and I are close to River Bend and that we are now you BEST new friends!!! Whose mudflap are you going to do first? Summit brought me his step lip piece to give to him, but I could be bribed as I understand you want one too. And remember, posssesion is 9/10's of the law.
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