What a story! Jeanie and I are very sorry you lost your wife.
In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spiritum meum
(a moment of silence here)
Your camper story is unusual as the N* owner’s page on facebook has very few complaints, compared to any other manufacturer. You were just unlucky.
We cannot find anything we don’t like about our N* Laredo SC.
Maybe it’s because ours is a one piece hardside with few moving parts.
My brother John has a 2002 pop up 9.5 OUTFITTER!(the Pop-up Palace) that has had a lot of woes. Major systems like the buried and leaking propane lines, 3-way fridge, and water heater, have proved to be eternal problems for him. I think he’s on his 3rd fridge, and can never keep his fridge running on propane.
So, you’re not alone in having problems, but relatively alone having problems with a Northstar.
2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas TorqShift 10R140 397 amps dual Alt dual batts Frnt Dana 60; Rr Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4580/4320/4066# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation.