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Old 01-03-2019, 01:36 PM   #15
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Just re-read my post and spotted an error; I meant to say "...there's not a $60K difference..." Obviously, there is more than a "$60 difference." Sorry for the misstatement.

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From our biased opinion (we bought the MA), there's not a $60 difference between the two in the things that mattered to us. YMMV.

The biggest difference is the 105 HP you gain in the LA over the MA. We don't feel like we need the extra HP (and, subsequent lower fuel mileage), but we also bought the 40' MA and not the 45'. Traveling in the Mountain West as we do most of the time, we find the 500 HP to be just fine.

We looked at the LA as we were getting ready to buy a new coach, but couldn't really see much difference in the fit and finish. Both are nicely appointed. Yes, there are supposedly some differences in the level of polish on the countertops and things like that, but nothing really caught our eye.

After having owned a Ventana LE and closely checked the Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex and, very briefly, the New Aire, we believe the MA is the sweet spot in Newmar's "Luxury" line. All are nice coaches; you just have to find which one fits your needs, wants and...checkbook.

While the NA is not technically classed as a "luxury" coach by Newmar, it is definitely well-appointed, but its smaller size precludes some luxurious things like king beds, etc. Nice coach, but too small for us to spend significant periods of time in and a bit too full of technological gadgets for our taste. Again, YMMV.

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One other difference I never realized between the MA and LA (and above) is the increased tank (grey and black) capacity on the LA. Not significant, but if you plan on boondocking it would be an added bonus..
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