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Old 04-06-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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when did newmar stop making the gas dutch star,just curious
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:30 PM   #2
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when did newmar stop making the gas dutch star,just curious
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:19 PM   #3
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The current management has taken Newmar down the path of ruin and this is just another example. As I recall the last year for the gas DS was 2004.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:17 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The current management has taken Newmar down the path of ruin </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll disagree with you on that statement.

They have done some things that don't make sense to me, but I don't know the inner workings of the company.

They do seem to be seeking new markets, and the Northern Star and the New Aire sure didn't work out, but I don't believe Newmar is headed for ruin.

I suppose if Newmar doesn't make something that suits your needs, or has dropped a line that appealed to you then you would be disillusioned.

I believe that Newmar will survive just fine.
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I can see the reason. It gets confusing when the same name describes two coaches. I like the idea of separate names myself. Besides, it was out of sequence. At the time the pecking order of DPs was Kountry Star, Dutch Star, Mountain Aire while the gassers were Dutch Star, Kountry Star, Mountain Aire. The switch between KS and DS made it more confusing.

If I recall, when the Dutch Star was dropped, the Scottsdale came out and was it's replacement. So it was just a name change. They've redone the product lineup again this year so I'm not sure what goes where any more. They now have more product lines that cover all of the bases - some people even feel that they cover too many bases. There's new high end coaches like the King Aire and the FRED based Grand Star have joined recent entries like their toy hauler.

They even have a new entry level model called the London Aire.
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We have an `02 Dutch Star W-22 and believe it was one of the last Dutch Star Gassers made.
Entry level at the time but still a very nice starter.
Looking at the prices now, it may be a keeper.
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If memory serves me correctly, 02 was the last year of the Dutch Star gasser and the name was changed to Scottsdale in 03.
For 07, the Scottsdale name was changed to Canyon Star. Also, Newmar introduced the Bay Star, the new entry level gasser.
For 08, it appears that the Kountry Star and Mountain Aire have been dropped and the Grand Star has been added.

I would agree that a gasser and DP named the same would be confusing.

I do like the Scottsdale name. Hate to see it go away, but the name would not combine well with either Aire or Star.
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