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Old 04-08-2019, 09:45 PM   #1
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6 months in fulltiming

so, after six months in fulltiming, 7k miles from florida to connecticut and the spending the winter in south texas, i can only say WOW. everything works, nothing has broken, knock on wood. i dont know who built this newmar but i would surely like to shake their hand
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so, after six months in fulltiming, 7k miles from florida to connecticut and the spending the winter in south texas, i can only say WOW. everything works, nothing has broken, knock on wood. i dont know who built this newmar but i would surely like to shake their hand
Next week will mark our 1 year anniversary of taking delivery. 11K+ miles and mainly full time use excluding 1 month in storage. While I'd like to say we have not had many issues. they were mostly minor and did not prevent us from using the coach. While I would have expected better initial quality from Newmar especially after reading many online posts about Newmar quality, I have to admit that we love this coach.
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Owning a new coach is like being in a new marriage. It takes time for each of you to get used to each other and form a bond. After a couple years, you should have all the kinks ironed out.
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so, after six months in fulltiming, 7k miles from florida to connecticut and the spending the winter in south texas, i can only say WOW. everything works, nothing has broken, knock on wood. i dont know who built this newmar but i would surely like to shake their hand
We just went over the 16 month full timing mark. A few minor adjustments and a Oasis summer loop pump is all that we have had go wrong. Compared to some other RVs we have owned that is pretty amazing.

You didn't way which Newmar you have, nor is it in your signature?
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We spent 8 yr of 16 yr. full-timing in our Newmar with excellent experiences. We traveled constantly and even took it off-road boondocking on public lands. We also drove it to Alaska for the summer. Absolutely no repairs but tires. It's an awesome lifestyle and even better when you have a reliable RV.
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I wish we could say the same but that was not our experience. We spent 7 weeks total at the Newmar factory for warranty work, several weeks at various dealers, 3 days at Freightliner and we are not done yet. We have another 2 week appointment in September at Newmar and after about a year of full-timing my DW is getting close to giving up on this lifestyle.

We knew when we started this that there will be problems. We had no idea there would be so many.

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I wish we could say the same but that was not our experience. We spent 7 weeks total at the Newmar factory for warranty work, several weeks at various dealers, 3 days at Freightliner and we are not done yet. We have another 2 week appointment in September at Newmar and after about a year of full-timing my DW is getting close to giving up on this lifestyle.

We knew when we started this that there will be problems. We had no idea there would be so many.

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What were the issues that took the longest time?
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Congrats to the OP on six months!!!

We're at about 16 months now. We had our share of minor issues but they've been taken care of. Honestly, in retrospect, I could have taken care of some of them myself and should have instead of dealing with the hassle of taking our coach in for work. But we got some other work done too. All in all, it's about what we expected and while it might have been stressful in the moment, it wasn't that big of a deal. Just part of the adventure

But now the coach is out of warranty and were making upgrades. Love our Bay Star and expect to have it for many years.
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DAN! i follow your youtube videos religiously, cant wait for the next one.
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DAN! i follow your youtube videos religiously, cant wait for the next one.
Thanks! Appreciate that.
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