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Old 01-30-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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1994 Newmar Kountry Aire 37wdsk

We are looking at a 1994 Newmar Kountry Aire 37wdsk. It is 37', tag axle and 1 slide on a Ford chassis. The tires are Michellin and look in good shape. I could only find the date code on one of them, but I think they are 2006.

The owner is asking $16,000. The coach looks in really good condition. I haven't driven it yet, but I will soon.

Is this a good deal? Is there anything I should be looking out for? We have owned an older 1988 motorhome for several years, and are looking for something bigger.

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Old 01-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Question 2 old

I think it's a little too old. We had a 88 and it was a moneypit. So - I traded it in.
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The motorhome we are looking at is a 1994 Newmar. We currently own a 1988 Travelmaster, which we are happy with but looking for something bigger.

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I think it's a little too old. We had a 88 and it was a moneypit. So - I traded it in.
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I have exact same year, only difference is mine is the Kountry Star Diesel. We've had excellent luck since ours was well maintained inside and out by a meticulous first and only owner. Between normal wear and tear repairs, new Fuel injection pump, entire new paintjob, tires, 12V converter, some small air suspension repairs in it's first year we've only invested about another 10,000 or so over the purchase price. I havent' found much of anything that I've had to repair that those with newer coaches already havent had to repair too.. except that I dont have a 4 digit payment each and every month on top of normal, usual and customary repairs that all coaches will have. Have all the components checked out, review it's service records, have the oil analyzed, make sure all the appliances work well, check for roof leaks and if all checks out I say go for it.

Here's some pics of ours, original and before-during-after when we painted it:

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Welcome ebprod to irv2.
This 1994 that is similar had a new engine placed, the 460 was a good engine but had manifold problems that some people fixed by putting on a BANKS system with headers, air intake, TRANS COMMAND & exhaust system. There are other systems this was a popular one.
If the coach you are looking at has it thats a plus.
You should look at chassis springs and see if they look flat or have a reverse bend over axle, the springs may need help with added leaf spring all around for support of coach and better handling when driving.
The tag gives more carrying capacity and better steering control.
You can check for recalls with this link.
This link will show what to look for.
Found this brochure for what your looking at by Newmar.
Check batteries,appliances and seals,sealants in seams that may need work.
With that, good luck and hope you can join the Newmar family.
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Thanks for all the info and links. It is very helpful. I am going to look at it closer and test drive it later this week. At first glance, it looks very hopeful. I will let everyone know what we decide.

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This 1994[/URL][/B] that is similar had a new engine placed, the 460 was a good engine but had manifold problems that some people fixed by putting on a BANKS system with headers, air intake, TRANS COMMAND & exhaust system. There are other systems this was a popular one.
If the coach you are looking at has it thats a plus.
You should look at chassis springs and see if they look flat or have a reverse bend over axle, the springs may need help with added leaf spring all around for support of coach and better handling when driving.
The tag gives more carrying capacity and better steering control.
You can check for recalls with this link.
This link will show what to look for.
Found this brochure for what your looking at by Newmar.
Check batteries,appliances and seals,sealants in seams that may need work.
With that, good luck and hope you can join the Newmar family.
Wow, that's one odd bean. 37' gas with a tag axle? And one LOOOONG looking rear overhang. Anyway, never really say anything like that before.
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I think the photo makes the overhang look longer than it is.


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Wow, that's one odd bean. 37' gas with a tag axle? And one LOOOONG looking rear overhang. Anyway, never really say anything like that before.
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Newmar as other MFG's would extend the chassis frame on short wheel base chassis.
With the tag they move it out further. The extension was prone to have accidental collisions on turns.
I believe Newmar only use the Ford chassis's which at the time had short wheel bases.
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Hi ebprod,
Go to Resource Center > Brochures Archive | Newmar RV to see the brochure on the coach you are considering. You'll need to scroll down to find the year and model.
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We took in for a test drive today, and it drove like a dream compared to our old motorhome. Everything else looks great, so we put money down on it. By this weekend we will be the owners of a Kountry Aire!

Thanks for the help

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Hi ebprod,
Congrats on joining the Newmar family. Once you close the deal, consider joining the Newmar Kounrty Klub (Newmar owners' klub). Go to Welcome to Newmar Kountry Klub or the NKK forum here on iRV2 at Newmar Kountry Klub (NKK) - iRV2 Forums or PM me with any questions you may have.
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I traded for a 94 Mountain Aire 4 years ago, the only thing major to repair was an exhaust leak. I installed the complete Banks System, no more exhaust leaks, better power for hills. The 460 Ford had a problem with exhaust leaks.
Hope you enjoy your "new" MH.
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