When we bought our coach we looked at a Ventana the DS and one year older but still new Mountain Aire. All 3 had their +/-. I like that the Ventana had a ladder. I liked that the Mountain Aire had Silverleaf and Air leveling and 500 HP ISX. But for DW the DS had the very dark cabinets/dark floor and black furniture, It has the Nova awnings and heated floors and numerous options. At first I did not like the Nova awnings thought they where flimsy but have accepted them. I was used to the type (from toyhauler) where I could roll out add an extension shade and tie-off gently to ground. Drove all 3 in one day and they all drove very similar. So after leaving and talking she one me over on the DS. We are in our 40's and still work so mostly travel local and on flat ground. When I retire my dream is to do longer trips and out west, maybe at that time, I will get my way for the ISX-12 or ISX-15 motor.
David and Sharon
2015 Newmar DS 4369
2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition (Toad)