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Old 11-18-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Some other brand weight issue.

Check this out. Man oh man am I glad I get to deal with FR and Randy Houser.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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Phil I've been reading that one too. I believe in the end Newmar will step up to the plate but for now those guys are not happy.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
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I'm shocked that Newmar has this problem. I'm more shocked at the response. I do take everything on a forum with a grain of salt but the response from them about the 15000 pound trailer would have set me off big time.
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:37 PM   #4
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That is incredible. I'm shocked as well. More support to weigh any coach before you buy it.
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:40 PM   #5
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I can guarantee that I would never buy any RV with out weighing it.
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Will be interesting to see how Newmar handles this problem.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:24 AM   #7
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Will be interesting to see how Newmar handles this problem.
X2 Phil, I have been saying this in many threads whenever I can.

When buying a $$$,$$$ motorhome always get it weighed before you turn the buying love juices on. I'm sure that most buying a house get an engineering inspection. A RV weighing cost about $10.
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After that conference call I'd have a lawyer representing me!


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Old 11-19-2015, 10:46 AM   #9
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This is absolutely amazing. To say that you"need" to tow a 15K trailer to make the coach safe is hogwash. Theymade an huge engineering mistake and I truly hope they take care of it for thatparticular owner and those like him. -Glenn
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Everyone knows that the lighter the vehicle, the better the fuel mileage. One of the reasons that the Ford F-150 went to an aluminum chassis.

I'm not saying that the RV's should necessarily go that way, but I find it hard to comprehend that the RV manufacturers *build these beautiful mobile homes with loads of creature comforts, but do not provide for it to carry the creatures and their belongings.

* As I said build and not design! I do not believe that the manufacturers do a lot of design effort or even have any degreed designers.

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