Entries by Richard

Bon Voyage

We head out on our first real road trip with the Castaway early Saturday morning. The excitement is building as we get ready to cast off. Ok, I know. That was a pretty bad pun. We built our packing list for the trip and we have been refining it as we go. It has helped […]

Break/fix

We’ve had our coach for a few months now. And we have been living in it for the most part. We have taken the Castaway out for a few trial runs, one weekend trip and one overnight trip. Later this week, we take the Castaway out for a much longer run. This is all part […]

Weight A Minute

There was a bit of an issue with the 2016 Newmar Dutch Star weight limits. Specifically on the front axle. You can download the pdf of the Product Information Bulletin here. The relevant section for us was the following: A new front axle configuration with a 15,400 lb. rating will be made available for 2016 […]

Up On The Roof

I finally made it, up on the roof, the very top of the Castaway, our 40-foot motorhome. I wasn’t sure how to get up on the roof of my Newmar Dutch Star. I have two ladders, one 8-foot step ladder and a 7-foot multi-purpose ladder. After checking with the customer service team at Newmar, I […]