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Old 09-13-2006, 06:03 PM   #29
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Dave,the weather strip worked really well on my coach but when we met up with Brazels at Tenn. Rally was convinced to change out old TUBA for CAI. The S&B Filter works really well with the reprogramed ECM and new sparks and wires. An improvement of at lease 2 miles or better in mpg.
I still have the strip to protect the wiper plug and wiper motor. Its a pretty cheap fix to keep out the rain water.
Like everything else us OLD FOLK just like to spend our money I don't think its a Newmar problem but maybe its a Workhorse but no maybe it is a Newmar problem, see what I mean.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:18 PM   #30
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New to this so bear with me. Working on 3rd filter box & as of Oct 23 will have had my 3rd Newmar snorkel fix. Last filter box was installed with all seams caulked by workhorse dealer. Last snorkel fix extends the intake to within 2" of under side of dash. My mech says engine can't breath. My dealer sent pics to Newmar & thats when the 3rd snorkel fix surfaced. I plan to head south in Nov so should get a test in the rain. As I still have warranty I refuse to let these guys off the hook. So will see what Oct. brings. we pay to much for these things to have to invent fixes on our own.
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:53 AM   #31
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Would it not be better to put Workhorse related issues, problems, fixes , etc on the wORKHORSE site so that those of us not interested can use our time more effectively???

Let all Workhorse owners review postings, not just Newmars.

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Aime, if you will look just below the subject line and just above the forum post area you will see the words "Related Content-Workhorse Chassis"....This is called a "shortcut" to a topic and means that this particular topic is "appearing" in not only where you are reading it,but also in the area that is listed,in this case the Workhorse Chassis Owner's Forum.

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Old 09-19-2006, 08:26 AM   #33
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RJC welcome to irv2 and the Newmar forum.
The weather strip is your answer to your water problem. All the fixes are just compounding your engine to breath, your mech is correct. The filter box if correctly sealed should be ok if that is what they did correctly. The strip will also protect your windshield wiper motor and plug to it, if water gets into plug the wipers will go crazy.
You can have someone spray a hose at front of hood opening while you rev up the engine but I would place the weather strip first. When you do this and place strip across top crack of hood opening you will be raising the horn opening the height of you hood.
Hope this helps you if not just ask. You could also make a copy of this thread if your service people don't understand what your talking about.
As a Newmar owner you can become a member of this forum with a little KAMRA that I will provide and you will no longer be known as a new member.
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To be fair we also have DP's and GAS on the "Newmar Forum" I read the DP issues with great interest.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:23 AM   #35
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I fought water injestion issues for almost a year. Getting a straight answer from anyone was difficult. The Workhorse center i used assured me there was no problem with the air intake box.
I used rubber moulding around hood opening and I even modified the air intake to move its position high and to the passenger side away from direct intake from the front hood area.
One rainy day I stopped at my selling dealer and they installed a new filter to get me on my way down the road to a service center some 40 miles away. The technician and I noticed how tightly the new filter fit compared to the OEM.
Amazing, but the next 40 miles in the rain were event free...in fact all my water intake issues have disappeared.
Lesson learened: do the obvious first. Obviously the Workhorse center did not check the fit of the OEM filter. Replace that first, then see what else, if anything, is needed.
Now my 2005 Kountry Star runs great in any weather and my mileage is up to 7.6 MPG on the past 2340 miles based upon gals. consumed vs mileage driven and all of the miles have been at higher altitudes in MT, WY and UT.
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Thanks for your info KTYSTR the weather strip has worked for many of us plus the fittings into box have been a problem on newer chassis. It would seem you have fixed that, if you remember the filter part # you used it may help some others.
As you can see I no longer have the box or TUBA your simple fixes are the way to go unless you want to spend money like this OLD GUY.

How would you like to have some KAMRA and be a Newmar forum member its for free and I can fix it up for you.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by "007":
How would you like to have some KAMRA... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Yes Please a new Nikon SLR 8.0 MPX Digital would do just fine.
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Wow...what a useful thread for those of us who have old units...My 2001 has a funky hood issue and will allow water to pour in the engine compartment AT ANY SPEED! When locked down, there is a 2 inch gap between hood and couch body. The hinges have been repaired and it still fails to close properly. I do have the TUBA...but new to this MH. The Hurricane has hinges on the sides with a set of springs...none of which seem to work properly. With locks closed I have a big gap still. Seems to me it's only a matter of time before wiper or engine issues rear their ugly head.
Please feel free to school this rookie...
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I have the Newmar fix on my 05 but in light rain yesterday I had the issue. Funny, but in heavy rain last spring it was fine. Thinking the heavy rain was a short amount of time vs. yesterday where we were driving in the rain for a few hours. First step based on my reading will be to remove and seal up the filter box.

If there is later/better information can someone provide an update?
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