I'll join John on his band wagon. My coach is the same as his. While I have never been stranded, the only two appliances that have not broken are the microwave and the TV. All other appliances have broken once and several have broken twice. Per previous posts, I have spent about $7500 of my own money to get the chassis driveable. Both door and main awnings have been replaced. Replacement of all slide toppers are next on the list.
What may be different about my series of problems and those of the Essex threads is mine are simple basic parts that have been placed in these appliances for many years. And yet there seems to be a trend of sloppy manufacturing by both the vendors and Newmar itself. I estimate almost all my warranty repairs could have been avoided if the vendors and Newmar used industry standard quality control practices. I can not verify this with the vendors, but when taking the Newmar tour and speaking with a Newmar executive I was able to confirm Newmar has home grown (or groan depending on if your the customer) quality control procedures. In my years in manufacturing, I have never seen a home grown program produce lasting qaulity improvement.
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