About “The Dixie Cup” RV

About "The Dixie Cup"

1997 Newmar Dutch Star 3658“The Dixie Cup” is a 1997 Newmar Dutch Star 3658. “The Cup” is outfitted in off-white, berry red and teal (a lot of teal!) with a touch of gold trim. (More pics of the pre-renovation Cup)

The Dixie Cup owes her name to Macayla, the second daughter; the Cup’s colors reminded her of the Dixie cups that she used as a small child every night before bedtime. And the fact that The Dixie Cup is based in the mountains of north Georgia.

We first noticed The Cup on a visit to a friend’s house in September, 2019. At the time that we drove her home on March 28, 2020, twenty three-year-old “Cup” had only 17,215.9 miles on the odometer.

The purchase price was $14,000.

The Dixie Cup Today (well, last year)

The Cup Specs

Height = 11′ 6″
Length = 36’11”

1997 Newmar Dutch Star DSCA3658
Serial #62751
7.5L EFI V-8 engine 240hp 460ci
Electronic 4-spd transmission
.5.13 ratio regular axle
75 gal fuel tank
51 gal water (wgt 425 lbs)
aux transmission cooler
130 amp alternator

GVWR = 20,000
Dry = 16,650
Unloaded VW = 17,100
Net Carrying Capacity = 2,900
GCWR = 25,000
F = 6,000
RD = 11,000
R = 4,000