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Old 06-12-2017, 01:56 AM   #1
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Changed brands.

Hello, fellow travelers. Since I am inching my way to retirement, one of my assignments is to get my ducks in a row. One of my ducks is this. I have upgraded to a DP, and hope I made the right decision. 1994 Newmar Dutch Star DS DP MM
Anyone else have a 1994? Any known problems? Can anyone speak to the build quality? How about the diesel fuel economy? 10 mpg will be satisfactory.

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10mpg is going to be more like 8, most likely. Build quality I would expect to be good.
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You're looking at a twenty three year old coach. At that point the individual unit condition will outweigh the overall impressions of 1994 DS units. I would spend the money to get it professionally inspected.
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I agree with above poster. Newmar is a good brand but you have an old coach. How it was maintained and current condition trumps everything else.
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Do check the age of the tires. On the tires is a date code with 4 numbers. the 1st two numbers are the week when made and the last 2 numbers are the year. Sample would be 3209 which would be the 32nd week of 2009. Once tires are 6 years of age we would recommend replacing them. Have 2 tire blow out and the damage that can happen that is important.
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