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Old 11-18-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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I have a 2002 DSDP with less than 47,000 miles. Just found the boots were bad on the ball joints so had to replace all four. I found one other post on this for a 2004 DSDP. Apparently the joints were defective as Tuthill had an extended warranty plan to help with the replacements up to 5 years/50,000 mi. Please advise if any others have had this problem. Also better check yours before the warranty expires.
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I have a 2002 DSDP with less than 47,000 miles. Just found the boots were bad on the ball joints so had to replace all four. I found one other post on this for a 2004 DSDP. Apparently the joints were defective as Tuthill had an extended warranty plan to help with the replacements up to 5 years/50,000 mi. Please advise if any others have had this problem. Also better check yours before the warranty expires.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:23 AM   #3
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Welcome everett to the Newmar forum and irv2.
Thanks for the info should help others out, have added some KARMA for your help.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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everett, welcome to our website and forum. We are glad to have you join us. Thanks for the tip to check ball joint and boots. Looking forward to reading your post of adventures and experiences. Good luck and stay safe.
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everett, Welcome to the IRV2 website, thanks for posting the update on the ball joint problem. Ed.S
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:33 AM   #6
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Several months ago, I posted a heads up on the ball joint problem. I noticed my rubber boots deteriorating, when I was greasing the front end zerks.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:59 AM   #7
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Everett,
I had mine replaced at the Tuthill factory. I called and made appt. They replaced upper and lower on both sides. Very nice people.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:36 AM   #8
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I know of and have seen two 2001 DSDP's with the same problem. One has about 66000 miles and the other about 33,000. The owner of one called Tuthill and they said they would not replace.

I have a post asking if anyone has ever replaced just the boot.

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Welcome to iRV2 and the Newmar forum! I would also like to thank you for bringing out such helpful information . I hope you do contimue to hang out here om iRV2 and post often with such great information. (You can also do what I do..and post some just useless but fun information )

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SNAIL1 we have an 05 MA 43'. After our move to Missouri the inspection dealer noted we had two cracked boots on the front. We were already scheduled to go to Spartan and they replaced the boots under warranty. Very nice people to deal with.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:58 AM   #11
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I have a 2000 DP with 2 slides and on our last outing I heard some considerable creaking noise coming from the right front end. I am at 76000 miles and have a bad feeling this will not be a cheap repair. Assuming it is the boot do I need to replace just the boot or the entire ball joint.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:39 PM   #12
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Yes you will need new ball joints and here is a link for all the information you will need. http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Newmar- dp-owners/ files/Ball% 20Joint%20Locn. xls
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:23 PM   #14
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OK Went to Spartan last week. All 4 ball joints had to be replaced. Spartan was great as usual. Costly repair but very pleased with results.

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