Update: In November 2015, Winnebago decided to reintegrate its Itasca vehicles under the Winnebago name. These great models will continue, but under the Winnebago name instead of Itasca.
Last week, in Part 1 of this blog, we looked at one of our favorite RV manufacturers for gas-powered (or motorized) Class A motorhomes: Itasca. This week, we’re going to talk about diesel pushers built by Newmar Corporation.
Diesel Class A
Class A diesel pushers are the kings of the road, perfect for those cross country road trips, snowbirding, long-term living or whatever other adventures you have in mind. If you keep up with the Guaranty RV blogs, you know we carry Newmar’s Class A diesel motorhomes because they are some of the very best in the industry. For nearly 50 years Newmar has produced RVs that are well ahead of the pack in terms of craftsmanship and innovation, and they offer exceptional customer service. They employ a unique chassis welding process to make a quieter, smoother ride and they weld the sub-floor to the chassis for long-term durability. They also pioneered the Newmar Full-Paint Masterpiece™ Finish for an exterior finish that lasts the lifetime of the motorhome. Like Itasca, Newmar regularly wins “best in class” awards from Motorhome Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards, because RVers have learned that Newmar backs up their promises with unsurpassed quality and service.
Two of our favorite diesel pushers are the Newmar Ventana and Dutch Star.
The Ventana is available in twelve different floor plans. It ranges in size from 34 to 43 feet, and comes standard with Comfort Drive™ Steering System with adjustable controls, VIP Smart Wheel, anti-lock braking systems, Manhattan Maple cabinets with mitered designer glazed doors, Flexsteel Ultralux Leather furniture, appliances with brushed aluminum fronts, and many other “standards” you’d pay extra for in any other brand. The 2016 models add even more power and technology to an already amazing diesel pusher; new additions include the STAR Foundation that strengthens the already powerful Freightliner chassis, an upgraded cockpit with color rear view monitoring system, side view cameras, a premium audio system and a wireless charging mat for your smartphone or tablet. You may also choose from long list of luxury add-ons to make your RV a true home away from home.
Newmar’s Dutch Star is an RV industry legend and one of the best-selling diesel pushers in North America. It has long been a favorite of our customers here at Guaranty RV, and the 2016 model brings even more luxurious features to an already remarkable motorhome. As with the Ventana, Newmar has added the new STAR Foundation to the Freightliner chassis with its extraordinary hydraulic leveling system. They’ve also brought in a cathedral ceiling, adding six inches of additional headroom to the rear of the bath-and-a-half models. You’ll find full tile flooring in the 2016 models as well, extending all the way into the slide outs. And now you can add fun features like a sidewall entertainment center with a 40” Sony LED TV and soundbar, as well as a hammock beneath your power awning so you can relax in style.
Newmar’s Commitment to Accessibility
Newmar builds an entire line of wheelchair-accessible Class As. For 2016, they’ve built two accessible diesel pushers: the Ventana 4311 and the Dutch Star 4311. (They also have a gas-powered accessible Class A, the Canyon Star 3911.) You’ll get all the best Newmar features in the Ventana and the same level of luxury you’d expect from the Dutch Star, but with ultimate accessibility as well. The kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are designed with wheelchairs and walkers in mind, giving you easy-to-reach appliances, extra-wide pathways, roll-in showers, roll-under sinks and, of course, the wheelchair lift that makes RVing accessible for everyone.
For more information about Guaranty’s work with the RVing Accessibility Group (RVAG) and our favorite accessible Class A motorhomes, take a look at our blog Accessible RVs & Guaranty’s Commitment to Accessibility.
Pre-Owned Newmars for Extra Value
Newmar is another company renowned for their lasting value, and if you keep your eyes peeled, you can find a pre-owned diesel pusher at a budget price. At Guaranty, we often have a good selection of pre-owned Newmars on our lot. Because our inventory changes regularly, it’s a good idea to build a relationship with one of our sales staff who will keep your needs in mind when vehicles come in, and will contact you immediately when that potentially-perfect diesel pusher shows up.
The RV lifestyle is made all the better with a Class A motorhome that gives you the comfort and dependability you require. Looking to manufacturers with the best reputations—such as Itasca and Newmar—provides peace of mind on the road. If you’d like more information or if you have any questions, call us today.
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