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Old 06-01-2020, 09:12 AM   #1
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2019 DSDP Beetles in the woodwork.

I remember reading something about beetles in the woodwork causing piles of dust in the coach. I just discovered this in our coach, contacted my dealer who does not know about this. Can anyone point me to the thread(s) that discuss this?


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This one caught my attention.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f101/bee...al-444561.html
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Anyone else have one that specifically mentions Newmar?
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Being a 2019 DSDP owner also, I am a bit concerned about this. Can you provide some pictures so I can check my coach also? Also, where are you seeing the powder piles?

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I do not have pictures as I had cleaned it up without thinking about it.... I opened the kitchen slide and there were piles of white dust along the front of the mid bath wall. Very fine white almost powder.....I dont think it would have alarmed me except I remember reading about it somewhere in a newmar forum (most likely here). I contacted my dealer (Midway) who says they have never heard about this. I am looking for links to the threads where this has been discussed.
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Good luck--- we have them in our tiki and I've tried boracare multiple times as well as other chemicals. The only way to get rid of them is with tenting and they use a 5-7x concentration of gas so it's very expensive.
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Our 2019 canyon star had a big infestation of powder post beetles and Newmar is aware of the problem.
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Newmar is aware of their problem with powder post beetles, we are dealing with them now
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I remember reading something about beetles in the woodwork causing piles of dust in the coach. I just discovered this in our coach, contacted my dealer who does not know about this. Can anyone point me to the thread(s) that discuss this?


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Newmar is well aware of their problem with the powder post beetles, we are currently in the middle of seeing what they are going to do. We had to get our RV tented. Your dealership will not do anything, it is Newmar s responsibility because the beetles were in the wood that they purchased to build your coach. Newmar is not the only brand. To all new buyers you better get a warranty against these powderpost beetles because it is quit costly.
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The solution is very simple: keep the air conditioner running, and humidity as low as possible. Clean up the mess. The bugs will die on their own, and will not spread. Fumigation is not required, and is just a way to empty your pockets quicker.

Keep the air on a lower setting to prevent humidity.

The problem occurs when the dealers keep them closed up and allow humidity to run high. The keeps the wood moist and keeps feeding the bugs.
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The solution is very simple: keep the air conditioner running, and humidity as low as possible. Clean up the mess. The bugs will die on their own, and will not spread. Fumigation is not required, and is just a way to empty your pockets quicker.

Keep the air on a lower setting to prevent humidity.

The problem occurs when the dealers keep them closed up and allow humidity to run high. The keeps the wood moist and keeps feeding the bugs.

How long does this take? I am not a full timer, nor do I store it somewhere I can leave the air on all the time. I can make arrangements but it may stress another situation.
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I am not sure on how quick this can be done. Most say 30 days is long enough to kill them, and then you are good for life.
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