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Old 02-21-2017, 07:50 AM   #1
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I also posted this in Winnebago forum...can anyone tell me (without doubt) if newmar uses any wood or luan in their walls/floors/roof....even when I go on line the answer is not clear......,as a first time buyer the advice in getting is make sure there's no wood in the coach......
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I also posted this in Winnebago forum...can anyone tell me (without doubt) if newmar uses any wood or luan in their walls/floors/roof....even when I go on line the answer is not clear......,as a first time buyer the advice in getting is make sure there's no wood in the coach......
This is a joke, right? Of course there is wood in the coach. The floor has a wood substructure, and the walls are backed with Luan. Much lighter than wallboard or plaster board. The exterior is fiberglass and metal structure.
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I also posted this in Winnebago forum...can anyone tell me (without doubt) if newmar uses any wood or luan in their walls/floors/roof....even when I go on line the answer is not clear......,as a first time buyer the advice in getting is make sure there's no wood in the coach......
I answered your other post. You can also see the same thing in this thread:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/newm...ud-327413.html
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Go for the factory tour. Lots of wood.
Buying a coach is like buying golf clubs. If you listen to all your friends advice you'll never buy anything. :-)
For my first coach I bought a used Georgetown just to see if I like RVing. Sold it a year later, lost a little bit of money, education is not free, but I learned a lot especially to know what I wanted and didn't want and what I liked and didn't like.

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Go for the factory tour. Lots of wood.
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Agreed. Lots of wood in all of them, but the main difference is Newmars wall construction.
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Watch the Newmar YouTube videos on how they build coaches. Cabinets, doors, floor (under the tile), interior walls are all wood.
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The answer is also on the Newmar website. If you look they show a cutaway of each model and give a construction breakdown by layer.
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I also posted this in Winnebago forum...can anyone tell me (without doubt) if newmar uses any wood or luan in their walls/floors/roof....even when I go on line the answer is not clear......,as a first time buyer the advice in getting is make sure there's no wood in the coach......
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A "coach with no wood" would look like something like this:
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I also posted this in Winnebago forum...can anyone tell me (without doubt) if newmar uses any wood or luan in their walls/floors/roof....even when I go on line the answer is not clear......,as a first time buyer the advice in getting is make sure there's no wood in the coach......
For those of you who gave me a serious answer......thank you...for those of you who thought this was a joke; even though I don't know much about RV's I can tell you there are coaches that have NO wood....so spare me the sarcasm.....
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For those of you who gave me a serious answer......thank you...for those of you who thought this was a joke; even though I don't know much about RV's I can tell you there are coaches that have NO wood....so spare me the sarcasm.....
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Name one.
(no sarcasm intended).
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Name one.
(no sarcasm intended).
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Marinaboy:

It's easy to get flamed here.
BOY, did I get roasted when I offered advice some did not agree with!
(even though I was right!)
Not to worry: There are WAY more good members on iRV2 than mean ones.
There is a wealth of information in the archives.
Search iRV2 and learn all your brain can hold.
I have gotten all my answers from searching the archives.

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I also posted this in Winnebago forum...can anyone tell me (without doubt) if newmar uses any wood or luan in their walls/floors/roof....even when I go on line the answer is not clear......,as a first time buyer the advice in getting is make sure there's no wood in the coach......
Marina boy, I'm Very curious, where did you get this information?
I don't think your source was very accurate. Why did your source say wood is not acceptable?
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