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Old 10-23-2018, 11:50 AM   #1
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After a couple years of looking and talking, talking and looking, finally found a nice well maintained one owner, Mountain Aire that checks most of the boxs on our wishlist and fits the budget.

Planning on several short shakedown get acquainted trips this winter.
Hope to spend a couple months on the road next summer.

Any advice on coach ownership would be welcome!

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Old 10-23-2018, 03:35 PM   #2
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Welcome! As for advice, reading this forum is a good start! We've had our coach for just over a year, and I credit extensive reading prior to purchase for our being able to avoid a lot of newbie mistakes. Read forums, books, and rving websites. Watch youtube videos about rving. There are lots of little details to learn, and these are the best sources my DW and I have found. If you have specific questions or concerns, there is no better source than these forums.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:15 PM   #3
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We love our 2004 MADP 4016!
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:21 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your new coach! You've come to the right place - this forum is one of the best sources of information on the internet. Questions are answered promptly by folks who really know RVs and are generous with their knowledge. Google and You Tube are also good resources. We tent camped until 2 years ago when we purchased our Bay Star. Huge learning curve in the beginning and we are still learning! Most of all - stay safe and enjoy your travels!
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:36 PM   #5
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Love that Cummins torque!
Are all the 40DP Mountain Aires powered by ISL or did some come with ISC?
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply!

Do you have secure WiFi in your coach?
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:32 AM   #7
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Patience - research - iRV2 - and more patience.

Also, your coach has a "Coach Number" unique to your coach. May be listed on a sticker on the inside of a galley cupboard. Fell free to call Newmar having your coach number handy and you can ask questions, ask them to send your coach's "Build Sheet", ask if they have any history on your coach, and parts department may still carry some parts for your coach is needed.

Lots of help out there.

Good luck, welcome to RVing and the Newmar family. Lots of great memories ahead.

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Welcome to the forum and Newmar.
This sticky above will give you more info than you need plus all info on your coach by following the info in links on how to use the especially the TSB link.
Plus you have us here for any other questions you may have.
You have a big learning curve and winter months to collect it.
Read info by members even on older coach's many items chassis or body model can still pertain to your coach.
Enjoy the reading and safe travels when you do.
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First drive first malfunction

We picked up our new to us coach this morning at N Trial in Ft Meyers

Drove the 45 miles home, no worries, after parking the coach in our driveway I do a walk around and I am missing the small 15X16 door that covers the exhaust ports for (I assume the furnace). Bummer!
Wife was behind me all the way home never saw any projectiles coming her way.
It was on there when we left.

The coach was consigned and sold 'as is' so the new door and paint will be on me.

I am hoping body parts are still available for an 04 DPMA 4017.

I assume this will have to be sourced from Newmar ?
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Also, your coach has a "Coach Number" unique to your coach. May be listed on a sticker on the inside of a galley cupboard. Fell free to call Newmar having your coach number handy and you can ask questions, ask them to send your coach's "Build Sheet", ask if they have any history on your coach, and parts department may still carry some parts for your coach as needed.
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You might try some of the RV salvage places for the part. A good one is Colaw RV Salvage https://colawrvsalvage.com/. They have acres of old RVs and lots of used parts.
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Congratulations on your new coach. As already state, there is ton of information here on this forum and elsewhere. But, don't be afraid to call Newmar as they are very helpful if you have a question and ordering parts from them is very easy.
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I believe that external unpainted furnace doors are a standard aftermarket part.
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You might try some of the RV salvage places for the part. A good one is Colaw RV Salvage https://colawrvsalvage.com/. They have acres of old RVs and lots of used parts.
Thanks for the lead, I checked a couple RV salvage yards in AZ, found 2 coaches in my color, both were missing the same door. Must be a common problem?

Newmar had a new one in stock, ordered and shipped Friday.

My next issue is paint codes. Newmar parts guy shows a different color number than the one shown on the paint code decal inside the galley cupboard door.
Whos right?
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