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Old 09-26-2017, 08:31 PM   #1
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My wife and I are planning to start full time RVing in a year or so. We have a 30 foot 2011 Georgetown and have camped for several years on weekends and vacations. We have had a travel trailer, fifth wheel, and now our Georgetown for the last seven years.
We are looking to upgrade with a Newmar or Tiffin. Leaning toward a Newmar gas. I understand that a 25% discount from the MRSP is around the price to pay. Any dealers discount more than 25%?
Are the Newmar RVs produced in the same numbers as the other RVs? I can't seem to find one dealer with a large quantity of 2018s in stock?
Any helpful hints would be appreciated. Thanks
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My wife and I are planning to start full time RVing in a year or so. We have a 30 foot 2011 Georgetown and have camped for several years on weekends and vacations. We have had a travel trailer, fifth wheel, and now our Georgetown for the last seven years.
We are looking to upgrade with a Newmar or Tiffin. Leaning toward a Newmar gas. I understand that a 25% discount from the MRSP is around the price to pay. Any dealers discount more than 25%?
Are the Newmar RVs produced in the same numbers as the other RVs? I can't seem to find one dealer with a large quantity of 2018s in stock?
Any helpful hints would be appreciated. Thanks


Newmars are quieter, but Tiffins store more, usually a lot more.

Might be important for full timing.

Both are great coaches, but my personal opinion is that Tiffin has better overall quality and after sale support. Dealer service isn't where it should be for either, so you have to decide whether Alabama or Indiana is better for you if something really needs attention.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:33 AM   #6
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When we wanted to look at Tiffins, we went to Florida, there are loads of dealers in the Tampa area. When we wanted to look at Newmars, we went up to Steinbring in Minnesota. I have nothing to say but that it was worth the flight and drive to spend time with Robert up there.
Best of luck with your deliberations. Take your time and enjoy the process.
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For the Newmars, no they are not produced in the same quantity as many other brands. They recently increased daily production to 9 rigs per day (up from 8) and that’s only weekdays, minus holidays, & minus annual 2-week shutdown. So between 2,000-2200 Newmars produced over the next year. They are all pre-sold, either to an end customer or to a dealer. Most dealers don’t stock a ton of them for several reasons: 1) cost, 2) popularity (what they bring in sells pretty fast), and 3) production slot exchanges (even if they have rigs ordered, if they sell one to a customer who wants certain configuration, dealer often gives up a future production slot so customer can get MH faster: this one less on dealer lot).

Yes, ~25% off MSRP on a gas model is about right. You don’t say where you are, but there are several “known good” Newmar dealers that you could know you’d be getting a fair deal:
Midway (MI)
Independence (FL)
NIRVC (GA, TX)
Tom Lindstrom (CA)
Steinbring (MN)
Coachlight (MO)

Hope that helps!
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Welcome to IRV2! We are not likely to full time in the full sense of the word because due to it's location selling our place isn't likely to happen any time soon so we'll just "home base" it. For major travel we'll likely workamp giving us an opportunity to explore an area for an extended time.

Both Tiffin and Newmar are known to make small run premium coaches. I'm not real acquainted with the differences but I can say that the new to us Tiffin we bought has impressed us no end. As for quiteness down the road we have zero complaints. Even when it downshifts into 2d and reves in the high 4Ks it's tolerable. Running the highways around here that seldom happens and only when we are forced to keep it at 55 MPH.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:17 PM   #9
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I was looking at Newmars and Tiffins for 2 years, I went with Newmar and I am very happy with it. There are fewer Newmars because there are fewer made. Based on what I have researched and experienced Newmar is a quality coach. Stripe34 did a good job of detailing a decent overview. Good luck in your search.
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Transwest RV in Longmont Colorado had several Newmars sitting on their lot 2017/2018.
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I would also recommend that you call Transwest. They are just north of Denver.
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