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Old 05-07-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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A couple years ago I landed a job that was about 6 mo. long and decided to buy a 5W instead of motel, we looked at a few models(last one I owned was in 77 no problems) and in the end I settled for a "high end" model; a new 07 Newmar torry pine 36pkrl,has the 12ft fridge,front load washer and a real dryer, all the nice options that I wanted and more.The fridge crapped out after 2 months (Norcold) and being 1000 miles away from dealer, had to pay $200 for a "service call" which they did nothing,had to buy a 3' fridge to use.I forgot to mention the slides tear out the trim boards and I was told that this is "normal". The dealer (woodys RV) in edmonton was and still is the worst rippoff dealer that I have ever dealth with.The trailer sat in their yard for almost a year when I got back, and in the end I ended up fixing the slide problems,still tears the boards off, The slide seals rotted out after 2years????,had to replace them on my dime even though I paid 3500 for extended warranty.The plumbing is a mess and I will have to figure out a way to replace the lines without tearing walls out. The front landing gear stripped out on a trip to Minnesota;luckilly I am a welder and mechanic I am able to fix the garbage that retailed over $100G's. The final icing on the cake was last fall we took off to Montana,driving thru Calgary,the drivers front side brake pad fall out because of Dexters moronic design of brake pad retention design.The 1/4" bolt with 1/8" thread fell out. the inboard pad worked out and is on the Deerfoot (freeway) and I drove about 200 miles unknowing with out brakes(thru the mountains)When we parked for the night,I noticed fluid on the ground,thinking it was oil from oil bath bearings,I took the wheel of and find out that the brake pad fell out and the brake fluid was pushed out. I know how to drive without brakes so it doesn't bother me. I plugged the line off that wheel and have brakes on three wheels till I am able to locate pads.From my experience I am only able to camp out at dealership parking lots because something else will fall off.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:44 AM   #2
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That's tough! Sorry to hear.

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:01 AM   #3
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There are Newmar dealers in all the civilized areas of Canada except Manitoba. The Eskimos don't have much use for luxury RVs, so there are no dealers in NT, NU, YT, NS or PE. But there is at least one in the southern part of each province AB, NB, NL, ON, QC, and SK.

Where you that it was 1,000 miles from the nearest Newmar dealer? Nunavut?
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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Maybe Tuktoyaktuk........???
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