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Old 04-21-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Last Fall I acquired a 2005 Newmar Kountry Star class A gas motorhome. According to the 2005 Newmar brochure my floor plan was built on the W24 chassis however the listed GVWR on the placard is 22,000 pounds. The 6th digit of the vin seems to indicate the W22 chassis. It does have the 8.1 liter beast with an Allison transmission. Not sure of the model. Newmar has not yet responded to my inquiries. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tom.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Hello to all,
Last Fall I acquired a 2005 Newmar Kountry Star class A gas motorhome. According to the 2005 Newmar brochure my floor plan was built on the W24 chassis however the listed GVWR on the placard is 22,000 pounds. The 6th digit of the vin seems to indicate the W22 chassis. It does have the 8.1 liter beast with an Allison transmission. Not sure of the model. Newmar has not yet responded to my inquiries. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tom.
I have an 04 built on a W22 with the 8.1L and The Alison 1000 Transmission. You may have a W24 as the 8.1 is the biggest gas engine GM puts out on the Chassis
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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It came with the W22 or W24 depending on floorplan

http://www.newmarcorp.com/uploads/br...20Brochure.pdf
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If it says 22,000 GVW then it is probably the W22.......
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:14 AM   #5
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The 8.1 is the standard power plant in the W20, 22 & 24 Chassis. As mentioned depending on the floorplan you have will determine whether you have the W22 or 24.

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Welcome to irv2 AnotherTom.
As stated the floor plan will govern the chassis size and sticker on wall beside drivers wall will read correct weight also.
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Hello to all,
Last Fall I acquired a 2005 Newmar Kountry Star class A gas motorhome. According to the 2005 Newmar brochure my floor plan was built on the W24 chassis however the listed GVWR on the placard is 22,000 pounds. The 6th digit of the vin seems to indicate the W22 chassis. It does have the 8.1 liter beast with an Allison transmission. Not sure of the model. Newmar has not yet responded to my inquiries. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tom.
Another Tom: Welcome to irv2.com and the Workhorse forum! Glad you joined and posted.

Unless the 6th digit of your Vin # is an "A", you have a W-22 chassis. If the Workhorse sticker beside the driver postion shows a GVWR of 22,000 pounds that is further confirmation. Personally, I don't think this "mis-understanding" is a big deal because I drove our 2003 Newmar KSCA on a W-22 chassis for >98,000 miles and LOVED IT, and expect you will too.

Make sure your chassis has had the Bosch brake recall completed. If you are not sure about that, please post only the last 8 digits of your vin # and I can check on that for you.
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Thank you to all that replied. According to Newmar's brochure my MH should have the W24 chassis based on my floor plan however the sixth digit of my vin is a 6 indicating the W22. I suspect Newmar changed their minds last minute for some reason, perhaps had a surplus of 22's in inventory to use up. Who knows? Thanks edgray, when I purchased the rv I asked the dealer to research and comply with all current recalls. The only outstanding recall was Bosch consequently I got four new calipers. Thanks again everyone for your help. Tom.
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it's a W22 then, the W24's have a different braking system that does not have the issues that caused the recall...
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