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Old 10-31-2015, 08:05 AM   #1
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Anyone Have A Grand Star?

I would like to ask someone a question that owns a Newmar Grand Star. I have a 3752 FRED, but my question is more related to the roof and slides so I think any Grand Star owner could help with my question. Does anyone have a Grand Star?

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Old 10-31-2015, 11:21 AM   #2
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Hi MoonchaserTX,
Don't know what you feel is unique about a GS roof and slides. From what I know the GS roof and slides are like all other Newmar Star line coaches. Consider asking your questions.
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:49 PM   #3
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OK, my question is this: "On the drivers side slide I assume you have about 1-1/4" clearance on each end of the slide between the top of the crown molding and the ceiling when the slide is in, but what clearance do you have in the middle above the fridge?" My clearance above the fridge (middle of slide by front A/C unit) is less than on the ends so I was wondering if perhaps that's normal because it's such a long span without cross walls.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:50 AM   #4
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The slide will drop down its ramp to a level floor , there is a roller under the fridge and other sections under slide floor.
The slide box is self supporting unit. The top of slide fascia would be the same height from ceiling when extended.
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:15 AM   #5
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Hi MoonchaserTX,
Worry not. When the slide is retracted, it is in the travel position. It rests on its' rollers and frame. When the slide is extended, as long as the slide fully extends and fully drops to form a flat floor, the top is what the top is.
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Thanks guys, I understand the bottom of the slide workings, the rollers, how the slide drops down the slant...etc etc...our kitchen, drivers side slide is straight, true and works great...my question, however, is more about the ceiling using the crown molding on the slide as a "straight edge"..once the drivers side slide is all the way in how much space does another Grand Star owner see between the top of the crown molding and the ceiling on each end, and above the fridge? It's not a matter of the slide, it's the ceiling I am talking about. For example, there is BARELY room for the surround sound speaker above the sink to clear the crown molding on the slide when the slide comes in. If there were a surround sound ceiling speaker above the fridge, the crown molding on the slide would hit it...it's that close in the middle.

So if there are any other Grand Star owners out there, would you mind measuring the gap between the top of the crown molding and the ceiling on each end and the middle of the drivers side slide when the slide is all the way in?

I'm particularly interested in finding out if the gap on yours in the middle is tighter than on each end and what the measurements are.

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Old 11-02-2015, 02:39 PM   #7
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Hi MoonchaserTX,
Consider measuring the distance from the ceiling to the top of the molding all along the slide. If the distance is the same, then the closeness to the speaker is okay and part of the design. FYI, there are many "close" tolerances with the slides and fixed items on my coach.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:15 PM   #8
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I'm not concerned about the speaker, I am concerned if the roof is sagging roughly in the middle of the two opposing slides, about where the front A/C unit is.

Left side: (About 1-1/2")
https://picasaweb.google.com/1147177...97523470047714

Middle: (about 1/4")
https://picasaweb.google.com/1147177...97496265329218

Right side: (About 1-1/2")
https://picasaweb.google.com/1147177...97561130434018

Your thoughts?
Wish I could find another Grand Star owner to see if their ceiling is that close to the top of the crown molding in the middle when slide is in
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Hi MoonchaserTX,
Sorry another GS owner has not chimed in. However, you could:
1. Have a buddy and you go onto the roof with a long string. Each of you take one end. With one in the back and one in the front, place the string taught and onto the roof. Any sagging from the top should show up immediately.
2. Go inside the coach and do the same against the ceiling. Does the ceiling push against the string? Consider putting each end of the string on a block of wood. Stretch the string across the suspect area of the ceiling. Have a 3rd person measure the distance of the string to the ceiling. The distance should be the same as the thickness of the blocks on each end.
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