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Old 05-27-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Lots of questions!

Bot a 96 Newmar 38 ft Ford chasis with tag. 1st question - has anyone /put a 10k receiver hitch on one of these? 2nd - Is there anyway to adjust the slideout floor height when extended so it is flush/even with the floor? 3rd - where can a complete used leveling mechanism - one of mine is missing the spring and the pad? 4th - is there a source for Newmar parts that are used? Great forum for any RV owner!
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hi and.

You may want to post this question at the Newmar owners forum. Just a suggestion.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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The standard receiver is proably 5k and the usual reason for that is the attachment points for the hitch to the chassis. Older gas chassis typically had extensions built onto the back for length, so the tail end where the receiver mounts isn't that strong. Maybe you can find a welder talented enough to beef it up for a heavier hitch, but I would not attempt it myself. Besides, you are going to want more hp and braking if you plan to tow anything that needs that much hitch.

Flush floor slideouts are a different design. It's not just a matter of turning a few adjustment bolts.
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