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Looking at 2011 Newmarket Essex 45’

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Hello everyone!

I have been a member of FMCA for a couple years and have been lurking in the background trying to learn. My wife and I are retiring and looking for a motor home.

We found a 2011 Newmarket Essex on consignment with 95000 miles. Ran a car fax on it and see that it has had six different owners. Is this any reason for concern?

Also, we were expecting this year model to have a DEF system in it. It does not have DEF. Looked at the exhaust (500 hp Cummins) and do not see a particulate filter either. Could it be possible a prior owner removed the particulate filter? Would this be legal or cause problems down the line for a new owner?

We  are considering a full inspection including taking engine oil, tranny oil and coolant samples for analysis. The only service records available  go back to May 2019. I wish they went back to 2011.

 

By the way, the coach just completed a 1200 mile trip to the consignment dealer, so I guess that is a good sign if it made that trip w/o anything blowing up.

 

Any of your thoughts or advice would be welcome.

 

Thank you!

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Only concern is 6 owners.  In regards to Particulate filter and DEF...what year is engine (get engine number & call Cummins 24 hour hot line)?  

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2 hours ago, hermanmullins said:

Welcome to the Forum.

This Coach wouldn't be at Motorhomes of Texas, would it? If so it is a nice looking coach.

Herman

Yes it is Herman. It just came in yesterday if that is the one you saw.

 

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1 hour ago, manholt said:

Only concern is 6 owners.  In regards to Particulate filter and DEF...what year is engine (get engine number & call Cummins 24 hour hot line)?  

Good advice. Did not know Cummins had that. Thank you manholt.

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I took manholt’s advice and called Cummins. Lucky me. The Spartan chassis was built in 04/2010. The ISM Cummins engine was built in 06/2008 and was pre emission. So the engine never had the particulate system on it, which I prefer.

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I wonder if the OP bought it since its listed as sale pending?  Oops, wrong coach.

Edited by elkhartjim

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1 hour ago, manholt said:

Our 2012 Newmar King Aire, we bought at MOT 3/05/2020. 🙃

King Aire’s very nice. Are you happy with it?

After test drive really like comfort  steer.🤔

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