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Old 01-05-2022, 03:19 PM   #43
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We picked up our 2022 from Newmar in November. As of today, we've put on more than 3,000 miles and about 30 nights in it. Right now we're part timers, about 2 years until full time.

We love it but have had a few issues. The first started less than 200 miles from Newmar where the coolant hose was rubbing on the fan and sprung a leak. An unexpected trip to Freightliner happened and the part to fix was on national backorder so they got it fixed so we could get on with our trip. They also let us spend the night in the lot after they fixed it too! Today we're taking it in to get that permanently fixed and 2 other issues we found fixed. The other 2 issues are, 1. we get some pinging/knocking (kind of sounds like popcorn) on acceleration and 2. we have a very slow fuel leak from the top of the fuel tank.

We have about 9 items on our list for Newmar/our dealer to fix. Most are minor but need to get done. Right now we're debating just going back to Newmar vs going to our dealer. It will depend on when we can get into either and how they fit around our work and travel plans.

I can totally agree with the wiring issues. We've had both drivers and passenger seat wires pull out. The drivers side was totally my fault as I turned the seat the wrong direction. The passenger was not. The speakers for the navigation system/radio do not work, and the bank of switches keep popping out of the dash are some of the big items.

We're working on a blog post/video now about what we found and how it was fixed.

Yes, I still love it, and would do it all over again even knowing what I know now!
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We picked up our 2022 from Newmar in November. As of today, we've put on more than 3,000 miles and about 30 nights in it. Right now we're part timers, about 2 years until full time.

We love it but have had a few issues. The first started less than 200 miles from Newmar where the coolant hose was rubbing on the fan and sprung a leak. An unexpected trip to Freightliner happened and the part to fix was on national backorder so they got it fixed so we could get on with our trip. They also let us spend the night in the lot after they fixed it too! Today we're taking it in to get that permanently fixed and 2 other issues we found fixed. The other 2 issues are, 1. we get some pinging/knocking (kind of sounds like popcorn) on acceleration and 2. we have a very slow fuel leak from the top of the fuel tank.

We have about 9 items on our list for Newmar/our dealer to fix. Most are minor but need to get done. Right now we're debating just going back to Newmar vs going to our dealer. It will depend on when we can get into either and how they fit around our work and travel plans.

I can totally agree with the wiring issues. We've had both drivers and passenger seat wires pull out. The drivers side was totally my fault as I turned the seat the wrong direction. The passenger was not. The speakers for the navigation system/radio do not work, and the bank of switches keep popping out of the dash are some of the big items.

We're working on a blog post/video now about what we found and how it was fixed.

Yes, I still love it, and would do it all over again even knowing what I know now!
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Thanks for the reply and update - Congrats on your new motorhome. It sounds like you're otherwise happy with the purchase. The Star really is a nice coach for the money when you consider its sitting on a Freightliner chassis.

Are you able to clarify the hose rubbing issue to any degree so owners could perhaps take a few steps to prevent the problem until they get their coach in? Was it the upper lower hose do you have any images at all.

By the way, there is a setting in the GPS settings page which might be your problem for the sound, ours was off as well and on a trip Linda fixed the problem.

Anyhow please keep is posted so we cab help other owners better understand their coach

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Hey guys after reading the recent post regarding a water link it refreshed my memory that I did find a problem where the coolant hose from the radiator overflow tank was rubbing on the sharp edge of the fan shroud which I installed some wrap around the hose to protect it. I found these images still in my phone.

More than likely the water leak problem just mentioned might have been the same thing since there is no radiator inlet or outlet hoses any where near the fan.

Anyhow guys pull your inspection cover off and wrap this hose to protect it since it's just a matter of time it will fail, mine had a good groove in it after only 1500 miles.

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Thanks for the reply and update - Congrats on your new motorhome. It sounds like you're otherwise happy with the purchase. The Star really is a nice coach for the money when you consider its sitting on a Freightliner chassis.

Are you able to clarify the hose rubbing issue to any degree so owners could perhaps take a few steps to prevent the problem until they get their coach in? Was it the upper lower hose do you have any images at all.

By the way, there is a setting in the GPS settings page which might be your problem for the sound, ours was off as well and on a trip Linda fixed the problem.

Anyhow please keep is posted so we cab help other owners better understand their coach

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Yes we love it. We've also had other RVs so we know things happen. We were safe and we didn't kill each other (or even yell), we just went straight into trouble shooting mode!

Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures of the hose. We were on the side of the road at first, then by the time we got to freightliner it was cold and dark. We were more worried about being safe and getting it fixed.

We were about 200 miles from Newmar and the low coolant warning on the dash. When my husband when out to look he could see coolant everywhere. We called the freightliner number and they said it would be more than 2 hours for a tow. Since it wasn't gushing, we limped to an auto parts store. He's a mechanic (motorcycle) so we decided to buy some coolant, and just keep limping to Freightliner topping it off as we went. Good thing because when they called us back, they were having trouble finding a tow truck and it would have been the next day. We did go though about 2 gallons but never had the gush and always had coolant in the tank. Once we got there, of course the part to do the true fix was on national backorder, so they did a quick fix, flush and fill again so we could get back on the road.

I did inform Newmar Customer Service about the issue since we had just been there and were able to meet some of them in person. Specifically the new Canyon Star person, I think she was on her 1 week there. They were very concerned about us and even followed up with a phone call the next afternoon to make sure we were safe and the issue was fixed.

As for the radio/nav system. All we get is static and a little sound when we turn up the volume to 40. We get nothing in the bedroom when we flip the switches. I'm assuming it's just a loose wire but we don't know how/don't want to take it apart and look for it since it's still under warranty. :-)

We bought this for the adventure. Adventures are not always sunny skies and smooth sailing. It's all about perspective so we try to stay as positive as we can about all things.
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Hey guys after reading the recent post regarding a water link it refreshed my memory that I did find a problem where the coolant hose from the radiator overflow tank was rubbing on the sharp edge of the fan shroud which I installed some wrap around the hose to protect it. I found these images still in my phone.

More than likely the water leak problem just mentioned might have been the same thing since there is no radiator inlet or outlet hoses any where near the fan.

Anyhow guys pull your inspection cover off and wrap this hose to protect it since it's just a matter of time it will fail, mine had a good groove in it after only 1500 miles.

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I suspect it's this exactly based on what my hubby said and the mechanic said.
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Yes we love it. We've also had other RVs so we know things happen. We were safe and we didn't kill each other (or even yell), we just went straight into trouble shooting mode!

Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures of the hose. We were on the side of the road at first, then by the time we got to freightliner it was cold and dark. We were more worried about being safe and getting it fixed.

We were about 200 miles from Newmar and the low coolant warning on the dash. When my husband when out to look he could see coolant everywhere. We called the freightliner number and they said it would be more than 2 hours for a tow. Since it wasn't gushing, we limped to an auto parts store. He's a mechanic (motorcycle) so we decided to buy some coolant, and just keep limping to Freightliner topping it off as we went. Good thing because when they called us back, they were having trouble finding a tow truck and it would have been the next day. We did go though about 2 gallons but never had the gush and always had coolant in the tank. Once we got there, of course the part to do the true fix was on national backorder, so they did a quick fix, flush and fill again so we could get back on the road.

I did inform Newmar Customer Service about the issue since we had just been there and were able to meet some of them in person. Specifically the new Canyon Star person, I think she was on her 1 week there. They were very concerned about us and even followed up with a phone call the next afternoon to make sure we were safe and the issue was fixed.

As for the radio/nav system. All we get is static and a little sound when we turn up the volume to 40. We get nothing in the bedroom when we flip the switches. I'm assuming it's just a loose wire but we don't know how/don't want to take it apart and look for it since it's still under warranty. :-)

We bought this for the adventure. Adventures are not always sunny skies and smooth sailing. It's all about perspective so we try to stay as positive as we can about all things.
Just curious - is that line pressurized? I’m wondering if some duct taping would have helped make ride there better.
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loose clamp

I traced my slow coolant leak to the hose connection at the back of the reservoir tank. The clamp was not tight so I tightened it up. I will go thru a couple of startup cycles before I am convinced it is fixed.

The hose end may be a bit mangled but I cant see unless I pull it all the way off which would completely drain the tank in the driveway. That hose seems like awful soft rubber.

Neither hose on that side was touching the fan shroud as others have found.
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Just curious - is that line pressurized? I’m wondering if some duct taping would have helped make ride there better.
Yes it is... one of the fixes we thought about was to just leave the cap off since it was from the reservoir. But decided against doing that.
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Yes it is... one of the fixes we thought about was to just leave the cap off since it was from the reservoir. But decided against doing that.
I agree. The cap on the plastic reservoir tank is an old style push-to-turn and unlock radiator pressure cap.
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Good Stuff guys - thanks for your replies and images. Be sure to pull your inspection hatch and check if your reservoir hose is rubbing on the fan shroud like mine was, it definitely wore a groove in the hose in the short time I've had the coach.

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Hey guys if your tired of dragging your Canyon Star or in fact any RV hitch, like I do when going up my driveway, this hitch roller is just the ticket. It just slides over your hitch and pins like a hitch and you can still put the hitch in the receiver as well.

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Hey guys if your tired of dragging your Canyon Star or in fact any RV hitch, like I do when going up my driveway, this hitch roller is just the ticket. It just slides over your hitch and pins like a hitch and you can still put the hitch in the receiver as well.

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Thanks for the reply - I found it at E-Trailer


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