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Joined
Nov 19, 2019
Messages
143
Location
New Braunfels, TX
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4081
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk
I’ve identified about fifty things that are different between our 2017 DS 4018 and our 2020 DS 4081.

Here’s a few more on the list.

2. Switch for activation of electric cable reel has been moved from the reel to the bay door. No more bending over to operate the switch.



3. Gas struts on front cap.




4. Strengthened steel plate for mounting of hot water tap at front cap.



5. Improved access to hydraulic pump and reservoir.



6. Generator on a slide in 40 foot DS.



Of course some of these may have happened in 2018 or 19.


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Joined
Nov 18, 2019
Messages
126
Location
Fort Myers, FL
RV Year
2019
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4018
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2018 JL Rubicon & 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk Elite
@deaton … these are great. Please keep posting them.

FLSteve
 
Joined
Dec 27, 2019
Messages
231
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
RV Year
2005
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Kountry Star 3910
RV Length
39
TOW/TOAD
Ford Taurus
Love the generator slide. I didn’t know Newmar had extended that feature to DS. That’s a must-have for me when I upgrade.
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2019
Messages
143
Location
New Braunfels, TX
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4081
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk
Love the generator slide. I didn’t know Newmar had extended that feature to DS. That’s a must-have for me when I upgrade.
I think it’s been on the longer DS’s (43 footers) for some time, but not on 40 or below.


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Joined
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
20
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
4327
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
2015 Jeep Wrangler
What size generator is on the 40’ DSDP. The 43’ has a 10k generator and I think it needed to be on a slide for service. Is there an option for 3AC on the 40’?


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Joined
Nov 14, 2019
Messages
662
Location
Orinda, CA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4002
RV Length
40’10
TOW/TOAD
2015 Jeep Trailhawk
I was moving slowly towards ordering a DSDP and had some email exchanges. Then....

I do however appreciate seeing the cool new features so do keep posting.

@deaton you ordered yours through NIRVC?
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2019
Messages
143
Location
New Braunfels, TX
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4081
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk
What size generator is on the 40’ DSDP. The 43’ has a 10k generator and I think it needed to be on a slide for service. Is there an option for 3AC on the 40’?


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There is no option for 3 AC’s on a 40’ DS. The smaller DS’s do not have the front axle size to carry the larger generator.

I worried about this when I bought my first DS, a 2017 DS 4018, since I was coming from a 43 foot Monaco with three AC’s. But after putting 26,000 mules on that 17 with no cooling issues, I’m convinced you don’t need the third AC.

The 40 foot MA is on the Spartan K3 so it can handle the larger generator and it comes with three AC’s.
 
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Joined
Nov 19, 2019
Messages
143
Location
New Braunfels, TX
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4081
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk
What size generator is on the 40’ DSDP. The 43’ has a 10k generator and I think it needed to be on a slide for service. Is there an option for 3AC on the 40’?


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The 40’ and smaller DS’s in 2020 come with the 8k generator. Only the 43’s have the 10k.

Any generator on a slide is easier to service.
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2019
Messages
143
Location
New Braunfels, TX
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4081
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk
I was moving slowly towards ordering a DSDP and had some email exchanges. Then....

I do however appreciate seeing the cool new features so do keep posting.

@deaton you ordered yours through NIRVC?
Yes, NIRVC in Lewisville.
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
2,195
Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
I was moving slowly towards ordering a DSDP and had some email exchanges. Then....

I do however appreciate seeing the cool new features so do keep posting.

@deaton you ordered yours through NIRVC?
This, too, shall pass, Sheridan. Hang in there!

TJ
 
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