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Old 06-12-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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2017 Dutch Star 4369 - Radiator Shroud Broken

Today I noticed the plastic panel under our radiator has broken. See photos. I am not surprised since this panel vibrates up and down when the engine is idling. Has anyone else experienced this?

I emailed Freightliner and was told it is a Newmar item.

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Old 06-12-2017, 06:56 PM   #2
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Mine hasn't fallen off but is cracked and going to be replaced by Newmar this summer.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:32 PM   #3
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Hi Rex - Before it broke what was holding it up? Looks like two sided tape remains. Nothing substantial or did something of substance break ?

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The plastic corner is broken on the aft end. And, yes, it looks like the inner edge was held with double sided tape.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:31 PM   #5
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Mine did the same thing (17 MADP) it only had double stick tape holding it. I just removed it till I go in for service, there has not been any adverse effects to removing. Poor design!
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:03 PM   #6
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The exact same thing happened to mine just the other day. I zipped tied it in place. Also had a bolt fall out of the bottom of the wheel well skirt by the duals. It was just flopping around, caught it in time before the skirt that goes around the duals and tag got damaged, picked up a size 14 bolt and fixed it.
I checked all the others to make sure they were not ready to fall out too.
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Ralph,

Please provide more information or a photo of the wheel well skirt you are referring to. I need to check those bolts as well.

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Double sided tape?
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Here is a close-up photo. The two red circles on the right side show where the plastic has broken. The other two red circled areas show the residue of double-sided tape that didn't hold.

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I would reseal it with something heat resistent and add a few sheet metal screws.
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Mine broke too on the way back to the factory for my 30 day 3,000 mile checkup. I ran through some yellow paint in a construction zone and tried to get it off with a pressure washer. Not sure if the pressure washer broke it or not, that would be reasonable to assume, but I really don't remember breaking it myself, I would have admitted it if I did. Newmar replaced it no charge, with a little hesitation.
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WOW! I thought I was the only one that had this problem.
It is a Newmar part. It is in stock at the parts department.
I replaced mine in Nappanee in May.
I have not put it on yet but I may just reinforce the one that is on there and see how long it lasts.
The new part is exactly the same as the old one and from the response to this thread, it will probably go bad again in couple years.

I don't recall how much the part was (I think around a hundred dollars) but I remember it was high enough to get my attention.
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Mine broke too on the way back to the factory for my 30 day 3,000 mile checkup. I ran through some yellow paint in a construction zone and tried to get it off with a pressure washer. Not sure if the pressure washer broke it or not, that would be reasonable to assume, but I really don't remember breaking it myself, I would have admitted it if I did. Newmar replaced it no charge, with a little hesitation.
So the BRAND NEW Newmars are being assembled using double sticky tape?!? Seriously??? And in an area subject to vibration, water and road debris???

I recently (two months ago) had to replace the radiator in our 2001 Dutch Star, and similar components were made out of painted or powder coated steel and assembled with steel bolts into welded steel fasteners . . . . I guess that's progress, huh?

Maybe Newmar now has a caveat in their warranty that you void the warranty if you wash your vehicle!

Very disappointing . . .
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Ralph,

Please provide more information or a photo of the wheel well skirt you are referring to. I need to check those bolts as well.

Rex
Lee here is a photo of the area with the missing bolt, there is one bolt/screw holding the skirt in place on each end.
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