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Old 08-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question To keep or to sell

We've had our 2000 Dutch Star DP for over eight years. We rarely put more than 5000 miles a year on her and up until this past year she's been a joy to own and drive. Lately I have more than a few problems with the rig; ball joints, water pump, jack motor. If you own a big rig you know there's nothing cheap about repairs. Luckily I can do many of them myself. We love travelling in our "Dutchy". With room to spare and a luxury car ride we are having a tough time deciding whether to keep it or trade it out. If we sold or traded we would need to go with a used class C. Not sure I'd want to make the transition to rattling around in that much of a smaller rig. Anyone have any other ideas or considerations we could use as fuel to get us off the RV fence?
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Dutch Star front TV removal question

My 2000 Dutch Star pusher is due for a TV replacement. Problem is I can't figure out how to get the front TV out of the housing. I removed the four screws on the base plate but the TV is too big to get through the housing frame. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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They all have trouble at some point. I would keep my DP.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Hi, welcome to the forum. Sounds like a keeper. Look for some screws for the framing in the cabinets on each side of the tv. Have some help to hold it in while you take the screws out and help lift it out.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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Trading a DP for a C? OMG, have you lost your mind? You said you were handy, just do the needed maintenance.
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There should be screws around the front trim ring in recessed holes with wood plugs covering the heads. Good luck & God bless!
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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There's no way I'd recommend getting rid of a Newmar product that you've enjoyed for eight years for anything else that would be a downgrade. Back when I was looking to upgrade my older Class A, Newmar and a couple of other higher-end mfgrs. were on my short list. They'd still be on my list if I were in the market for one now.
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