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Old 09-02-2016, 08:19 AM   #1
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Entegra Anthem or Newmar Dutch Star

Looking at a 16 Anthem 44b or a 15 or 16 Dutch Star 4369.... Which way do we go and why? All opinions graciously accepted! ... Ready, set, go.....
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Looking at a 16 Anthem 44b or a 15 or 16 Dutch Star 4369.... Which way do we go and why? All opinions graciously accepted! ... Ready, set, go.....
Simple. Which floor plan suits you better? You won't go wrong with either brand.
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Entegra has a full two year warranty compared to Newmar's one year.


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Entegra has a full two year warranty compared to Newmar's one year.
Years ago Newmar took a survey of us Newmar owners and found that their 2 yr warranty at the time was not a big factor in a purchasing decision. It wasn't for us with our two DSDP's.
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We had excellent luck with our Newmar during 8 of our 16 years of full-timing. We had a few very small warranty items done the first month and none after that.
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Off topic but we had very little work done on our WGO. Just liked the floor plan better. Comparing units sitting at the dealers the quality was about the same IMO.
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Ten years full time, talking to many owners and watching lots of forums. I consider Newmar to be the "gold standard" of production motorhomes. I've never owned either brand.
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At that price point, it really is just a personal matter. They are both great coaches. Which one do you like best? Seems like a Ford or Chevy thing or in this case, a Lincoln or Cadillac! Enjoy shopping!
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How are you going to use it?


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How are you going to use it?
Between these two it really doesn't matter. They are both big motorhomes. They would work for any situation of use.
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Really not a qualitive desician. Comes down to which floor plan you like better.
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This type of comparison question always puzzles me. The OP's opinion is the only one that matters. They are the ones that will live in it and have to pay for it. Each brand is a good one. Each model will have owners that will complement theirs and some will have problems. Now if you want my opinion because you are going to loan the one you buy to me for my personal use, I'll jump right to the front of the line. I doubt that. When we bought any of our new coaches, I didn't care what anyone thought as it was our decision. So in the end when it comes time to sign on the dotted line, which ever one satisfies you the most is the right one.
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Found out how much storage capacity you have left after adding full fuel and water on them. That might help you decide.
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