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Old 12-05-2015, 12:54 PM   #1
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Newmar vs Tiffen

Need advise on Newmar lantana LE vs Tiffen Red.

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Old 12-05-2015, 01:01 PM   #2
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Best to go to their website a pull up brochures and compare. That is a great place to start.

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Old 12-05-2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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The two companies are very comparable in service, good quality, etc. and such, from my research and experiences. Recently bought another coach and Newmar and Tiffin were top on my list. Ended up buying a 2011 Tiffin Phaeton, but could as well have been a Newmar Ventana - depending on which came along the configuration, condition, price point, etc. that we were seeking.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:11 PM   #4
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Thank you, I have done that. I was looking for some one who has owned either one.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:21 PM   #5
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Have owned two Dutch Star's. Both were good rigs, in fact we should have kept the last one. Had it for 13 years and thought we should get something bigger and fancier. What a mistake! Not that the Magna isn't a good rig but it's cost us far more than we figured on and still more to go.
Anyway, watch the weights! Our '02 was 50#'s overweight on the front axle as delivered if I fill the fuel and propane tanks BEFORE we ever loaded anything aboard. There is also a long (actually several) discussion going on over at the Newmar section about rigs being overweight.
Newmar fixed ours by having a heavier front axle installed.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:25 PM   #6
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I have a Dutch Star and love it. Other then routine maintenance, I have spent very little in repairs. Newmar also is excellent with their service.
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I have an older model Tiffin and even so, they bend over backwards to assist me with parts. When I was searching for our first coach, I contacted Newmar twice about two different coaches, they too, were helpful.
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I believe you won't go wrong with either one. They can ALL have problems, that's why customer service is so important. They both offer excellent support.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:08 AM   #9
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I've owned two Tiffins and both have been really good coaches. What I like best about coach is the incredible amount of interior storage. I think this is one area where Tiffin beats just about everyone. And then there is the Tiffin RV Network - best support website out there for motorhomers. Lots of Tiffin specific help from actual owners.
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Ventana is closer to the Phaeton than the Red. A step up in quality, I think.
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:55 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
Ventana is closer to the Phaeton than the Red. A step up in quality, I think.
OP said Ventana LE which has ISB engine. Not comparable to Phaeton.

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