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Old 06-17-2021, 07:51 PM   #1
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Newmar Dutchstar Ground Clearance

I have been researching and have not found any answers to my question. Does anyone know the ground clearance on a Newmar Dutchstar 4081? Ground clearance to me would be the lowest point on the rig including exhaust pipes etc..
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I have been researching and have not found any answers to my question. Does anyone know the ground clearance on a Newmar Dutchstar 4081? Ground clearance to me would be the lowest point on the rig including exhaust pipes etc..
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I would call Newmar and ask them.
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My airbags are not inflated right now so can’t measure right now……but I can tell you it’s not much. Probably about the same as my SUV I tow.

The jack feet are probably the lowest point.

Are you thinking of going off road? Don’t unless you know other big 5th wheels or DP’s made it the same way without damage.

Don’t go over any railroad tracks if they have a “hump” to them !
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We boondocked on public lands via a good gravel road with our 40' MH with minimal dips in the road. No issues.
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While it may be true that the jacks are one of the low points, the hitch is usually the thing to watch for on entrance or egress. I've never personally had anything on the bottom of any of my motorhomes hit other than the bottom of the hitch on a few occasions.

How much the motorhome is loaded, weight distribution, tire pressures being used, etc. could make a "low point" vary. No one is going to be able to give a "to the inch" answer for any one given coach in actual use, IMO. Chassis brand may matter as well.
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We camped last weekend in Tennessee and the spot the campground gave us had a decent incline into the spot but leveled out quick. I couldn't get my Renegade in the spot because the exhaust brackets were rubbing and one jack pad. They were good to move me to a more appropriate spot but was just curious on the Class A DP's..
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Newmar Dutchstar Ground Clearance

Ram man….
I’ve been fulltime 9 years in a 2002 DS 4090. I have three extra carrier tubes mounted transverse just ahead of the rear wheels, as shown below. These lower my ground clearance about 5-1/2 in below whatever is standard, but we’ve had nary a problem.
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