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Old 06-30-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Took a test drive. Now some questions

Hi folks. Test drove a 2014 Ventana 4037 yesterday and was very impressed. Hoping to see one of them in my driveway soon.

We left the dealer with a few unanswered questions. Maybe some of you have first-hand experience.

One of the dinette options is a combination desk/dinette with roll-away table. Where does the table go when its rolled away? Anyone know of photos that show the different dinette options.

The spec for the Oasis hydronic heat system lists .44 gal/hr. fuel consumption. Does that mean that the heater will consume ~3.5 gal of fuel over an eight hour night of heating or does it cycle on/off like a central heat system a home? Does the system cycle on to deliver hot water when not being used to heat the coach?

Keyless entry is not a listed option. Does anyone have it on a Ventana?

Large chrome mirrors are a $700 option. What comes standard?

What is the noise level when using the overhead heat pumps?

Some folks have spec'd custom colors on factory orders. What is the upcharge for doing that?

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Old 06-30-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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Hi kamakalama,
All I can help you with is the Oasis heating system cycles on and off. The spec tells you the fuel consumption if the system was to run continuously for 1 hour. My 8 year old KSDP roof HVAC is quite quiet. I use my coach about 3/4 of the year.
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Welcome to the forum Jeff.
Here is a Owners Guide for 2014 and a Brochure.
I will let previous owners or new owner answer for your questions.
You may want to read some of the Hoots comments on dealing with Newmar in options they had done to their new 2013 Newmars.
A couple were Ventana owners.
Good luck maybe a welcome to Newmar family.
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If you don't select the chrome mirror option, you will get painted mirrors like I have on my DSDP.
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The table top is Corian and is cut just like a roll top desk top.

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I might be telling you something you already know, but the Oasis gives you four choices for heating. 1 electric element, 2 electric elements, Diesel burner, and both. We are really impressed with the Oasis Hydronic system. We easily heat our 38' coach using the 2 electric elements until the temps drop well below freezing. The electric elements also give us great hot water. Occasionally we have used the diesel burner and it will provide lots of heat, very fast.

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The only topic on which I can speak is the roof HVACs. Last winter on the Olympic side of the Puget Sound we lived with nothing but our 11 year-old heat pumps except for a few nights in the low 30s when I fired up the propane. The roof units were noticeably quieter than the propane unit. A low background sound/rumble that cycles as needed. Never bothered the sleep at all.
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Thanks everyone for the responses and photos. Expect to hear pricing back from the dealer later this week.

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If you don't select the chrome mirror option, you will get painted mirrors like I have on my DSDP.
Those painted mirrors look great to me - especially if $700 to get the chrome ones.
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Those painted mirrors look great to me - especially if $700 to get the chrome ones.
The chrome mirrors are power and heated. Should at least ask if the painted one is the same.
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The chrome mirrors are power and heated. Should at least ask if the painted one is the same.
Yes, my painted mirrors are power adjustable, and heated.

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