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Old 07-27-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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New to Us 2009 Newmar Allstar 4159

After many months of research, walking through seemingly countless motorhomes (new, used, class A, class C) my wife and I walked into the perfect (for us) layout - the Newmar Allstar 4159. We'll be taking possession on Tuesday, and I can't wait.
Here's a pic of it from when we first looked at it, the day it was traded in. No prep had been done, so it's not as shiny as it will be on Tuesday.
I'll post more pics Tuesday.


In an attempt to make a long story short- back in January, we had a deal done on a Thor Outlaw 37MD which we were going to modify to get the layout we wanted by adding short bunks where the couch is across from the bathroom. We loved the loft over the bedroom as an alternative to the class C over cab bunk, the expected ride quality improvements over our Class C, etc. But our test drives of the Outlaw before delivery of our unit brought up concerns about ride quality, especially since we planned to turn the garage into a bedroom. Too rough and noisy in the back (unsurprising since it's designed as a garage) plus there was noticeable sway in the loft area.
Anyway, I'm at risk of rambling - the Allstar has the floorplan we imagined, and then some. The ride is beyond what we had hoped for, perfect for the family road trips we love to take.
Very excited to take the new coach out camping next weekend!
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:38 PM   #2
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CONGRATS!!!

If it is a Toy Hauler, hope you share about it here too:
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thanks! I realize my post left out lots of details - this isn't a toy hauler, but the mid engine allows a loft above the rear bedroom similar to the outlaw. On the outlaw we planned to turn the garage into a bedroom, but it was too noisy with the rear door spring, etc. another reason we decided not to do the Outlaw at the last minute. So this has the loft above the rear bedroom like we would have had with the outlaw.... We also have the added benefit of the 2 additional captains chairs up front, which we like a lot. I'll post interior pics on Tuesday, in case anyone is interested.
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Post them, jnteresting, never heard of this unit
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We have a 2009 Allstar 4188, wheelchair accessible unit and cannot be happier. The ride is wonderful, very faint engine noise from the mid-engine, and the mid-engine allowed the access aft of the rear axle (look at my profile pic) for the back door where my wife accesses with her wheelchair via a Braun UVL hydraulic lift which is housed under the rear door in the basement.

For those who don't know, the Allstar Chassis by Spartan (discontinued during the turn-down in the economy) was useful in a number of design configurations including toy haulers, tailgating, hobby room, and wheelchair access (only 3 units were built for this including ours). The mid-engine Cummins 400 hp is just forward of the rear axle and seems to aid in stability and handling. It is a dream to drive and also has Comfort Drive.

jbmoberly, if you have any specific questions about your new to you coach don't hesitate to ask here or PM me if you prefer.

You will enjoy it and I am looking forward to lots of pictures after you get it tomorrow.

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Welcome to the family congratulations on the All Star.
Here is a Brochure and Owners Guide for you.
In may signature below you will find QT's links that will have more information for your Newmar.
Come and join us in the Newmar forum help with your questions, enjoy the forums.
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Thanks akadeadeye for the offer of help. I wouldn't be surprised if I end up bugging you with some questions since you have some experience with these things.
007, thanks for the links.
We picked up the coach today as planned, and we are thrilled. We're going to love having family time in this thing. here are a few quick pics we took today during the PDI.






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Can't open any of those links, jb. Try uploading with the procedure below this reply pane.

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Don, the links should be fixed now. thanks,

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Looks alot better clean!!!! enjoy
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