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Old 07-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Question - Mountain Aire, Essex & King Aire

Morning - I am heading over to the local Newmar dealer next week.... Concentrating on the luxury line only ....

What are the "real" differences I should check out between the Mountain, Essex and king...

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Morning - I am heading over to the local Newmar dealer next week.... Concentrating on the luxury line only ....

What are the "real" differences I should check out between the Mountain, Essex and king...

Many Thanks
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So on the 2014 models there is nothing important between the 3 models ?

Mountain Aire = 495k
Essex = 730k
King Aire =900k

My guess is there are some substantial improvements

I am trying to figure out why the huge jump in pricing ...
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #4
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Ma is on a FL chassis with 450isl


Then Essex is on a spartan k2

The king aire is a spartan k3

Engine hp rating and chassis are big differences. From their the king aire is just a lot more trimmed out.

For "value" choose a DSDP over a mountain aire and an Essex over a king aire.

My "next" coach will be an Essex assuming the lineup at the time is the same as is now.
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Ma is on a FL chassis with 450isl


Then Essex is on a spartan k2

The king aire is a spartan k3

Engine hp rating and chassis are big differences. From their the king aire is just a lot more trimmed out.

For "value" choose a DSDP over a mountain aire and an Essex over a king aire.

My "next" coach will be an Essex assuming the lineup at the time is the same as is now.
Thanks.... So the operating systems are basically the same on Essex and King Aire - only the chassis and engine, are different ...

Trying to understand what a 170k pricing increase includes ?

And BTW - I am most likely a slightly used Essex buyer ... 2010/11/12
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Mountain Aire not available in 45'.
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Here is your Luxury Lineup.
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King Aire an updated air conditioning system, new-look Corian countertops and new LED tail lights, while both 45-foot lines have more upscale interiors with new optional wood choices and feature ceilings, Girard Nova awnings, enhanced exteriors and two new full wall-slide floorplans. The 600 hp-Cummins-powered King Aire, on a Spartan K3 chassis with a 12.5 KW Onan Quiet Diesel. Made to compete with Prevost bus conversions. All Electric coach with Residential Refrigerator with 16 Batteries possible.
2014 Essex, on a Spartan K2 platform equipped with a 500-hp ISM Cummins power plant. Or as an $ option the Freightliner chassis with Detroit DD13 engine.

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Thanks guys - I used the comparison tool on the Newmar website ... Its just shows the basics.....

I guess what I should be asking is are the differences between the Essex and King Aire worth the premium ?

My guess is that a 2 year old Essex can be had for around 350k....
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Man, I wish I had those problems, trying to decide on a KA, EX, or MA. Not hating just a little jealous.
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I agree with Redbaron73.

To me the Essex is a better buy, for how I'd want the coach.

When ordering a King Aire I don't think you'll hear the the statement "we won't do that for that model". I did hear that about our DS.


To truly understand the difference you'll need to see them at the factory. I've seen it and don't know how to describe it. That said: That level of interior trim is lost on me. I do not appreciate it for what it is. Same for all coaches of that price point.


I'm the the type of guy that would want a K3 with an ISX in a Dutch Star.
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If I had the luxury of buying one of these Luxury coach's I would go to the factory and see them built and the materials that would be put in the different models in that line.
It may take a few tours but it would possibly put you in the coach you maybe interested in.
Some high-lines I am not comfortable in by all the glitter, some of the models have more of it than others.
In QT's #3 we have four members threads to familiarize you on how they ordered their new 2013's this year there is allot to consider when you have it special built and the threads will take you there.
They took tours and pictures on them as coach's were being built in the threads.
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My guess is that a 2 year old Essex can be had for around 350k....
Good luck with that....they don't depreciate THAT much...
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NADA prices for 2010 are:

Mountain Aire down 34% to 46% from MSRP
Essex down 31% to 41% off MSRP.

41% off $730 is $430 +/-

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