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Old 01-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #15
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I have had both 07 HR 40 foot and recently traded it for Dutchstar 4346 with tag axle. The newmar hands down will give you the best ride in windy conditions. I love the way our Dutchstar handles with comfort drive and tag axle. New motorhome also has the oasis diesel powered heating.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #16
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The ISL is easily chipped or reprogrammed to improve the HP and torque. My 400 ISL is probably close to 500 hp and I actually improved the mileage with the chip and by changing the rear radiator fan. I do not have the two speed Horton.

This thing goes like a scalded cat.

Back to the original issue of comfort. Without a tag you may have more storage but less weight limits. But be serious. How many of us would truly NOT take something because it puts us over by 200 lbs. Only the pilots probably.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #17
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Easy decision for us. Tag axle and Aqua Hot are a must have. Would not be without either one.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #18
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Traps 90 one more thing how about the 3point leveling any coments
Sorry we don;t have the coach yet, but it will come with air levelling and the 3 point hydraulic. I imagine I'll use the air levelling a lot more than the hydraulic. The new Diplomats also come with Aquahot heating and tag which to us is a must have.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #19
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For all of the above reasons, AND Comfort Drive on the Newmar, the Newmar has to be the better choice here.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #20
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Hands down it would be NEWMAR over HR. Walked into a few HR's and smelled wetness. Six months of looking and many coaches looked at before our decision became easy with Newmar.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:55 PM   #21
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Have had four point levelers on every Type A MH we've had. Never had a windshield pop out or break other than rocks hitting them.

Personally I'd get the Newmar, but we're kind of biased after owning two, belonging to an RV club that on had 12 MH's in it and six were Newmars, plus my parents had a Foretravel.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #22
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Newmar company was more than I could ask. I bought a used 2004 Newmar/Workhorse in 2006 and a couple of components went out shortly after I bought it. They were out of warranty (i.e. generator). Newmar covered the repairs without question. I bought the MH from a private party so I was on my own for repairs. Great company.
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Back to the original issue of comfort. Without a tag you may have more storage but less weight limits. But be serious. How many of us would truly NOT take something because it puts us over by 200 lbs. Only the pilots probably.
You talking to me!?

Just made a deal on a DSDP 43'/tag for a few reasons.

1. Never have to really worry about overloading it.
2. Lots of storage both living area and basement.
3. OH MY...so nice to drive.

Went with Newmar for floor plan and features and reputation but Monaco/HR would have been our second choice..

We would have liked hydro heating but that wasn't essential. More basement storage because of that.
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Well sky boss, no ramp checks for the rv. 200 lbs is barely the weight of the beer. As for CG. I let the air bags keep er level.
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[QUOTE=Sky_Boss;1417882]You talking to me!?

Just made a deal on a DSDP 43'/tag for a few reasons.

1. Never have to really worry about overloading it.
2. Lots of storage both living area and basement.
3. OH MY...so nice to drive.


What year did you buy anddddddd where are the pictures???
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I would definitely choose the Newmar unless the maintenance had been grossly neglected ...if all things "equal", the Newmar would be the winner.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #27
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We have had both HR and Newmar and really appreciate the quality of the Newmar. Second reason for Newmar would be the great service& support that we get from Newmar.
Just my 2 cents.
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Run the NADA guide on both units. I bet the Newmar is worth about $50K more. I'm biased too but my experience with Newmar, a tag, AquaHot... definitely go Newmar!
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