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Old 04-15-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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2010 Newmar Ventana 4333?

I am real close to buying this coach. Its a strong 9 and has all the options I wanted except the residential refrigerator. It has the 305 XRV tires with
11000 miles only on the coach. The price is well below low retail and it has
been kept in a A/C contolled building when not in use. Some one please
try to talk me out of this. Its either this or a brand new 2013 Forrest
River Berkshire for the same price. Please help!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Welcome ggff to the forum & irv2.
Trying to talk you out of the coach will be hard seeing that you have now shown up here.
To help depress you here is a Brochure and a Owners Guide so you will no what you may miss giving the coach up.
We have Ventana owners on forum that I am sure will be on your thread to help discourage you if they can but do not count on it because they are true Ventana fans.
So which ever way you go good luck in your decision and maybe a welcome to the Newmar family.
If by chance you stay with us there is much information in the QT's links 1 & 2 plus the new # 3 have fun.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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The heck of it is that the 2010 Ventana will always be worth more by the NADA book than the 2013 Berkshire! I could be wrong but I feel that the
Newmar is hands down better quality. Is there anything out there that drives
better than a Newmar? Thanks for the links.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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No because you have Comfort Drive on the coach.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
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I am worried that the 360 ISC will be under powered for my 2013 Jeep Wrangler 4 door and car hauler toad. That is about 6000lbs full of gas.
My current Safari Cheetah with the 350hp C7 Cat engine pulls it like its not even there. Hope someone can give me some input on this. Thanks.
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The ISC compares favorably to the C7, due to larger displacement, more torque. I used to tow a 20' Pace enclosed car hauler and 3300 lb. race car, tools, compressor, air tank, jacks, etc. with my Dutch Star with ISC 350. No problem.

Yes, an ISL 400/450 would be superior, but ISC 360 is a big block Cummins, so no slouch.
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Thanks for that info. I wonder if a chip can be installed if more power is needed?
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Thanks for that info. I wonder if a chip can be installed if more power is needed?
Possibly.
We have a Banks kit on our ISC 350 but it's a 2001-2002 vintage. I think Banks has a tuner for the newer ISC's and there are others that are cheaper that may work as well.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #10
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Thanks for your input. I just do not want to spend my money on the wrong thing!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:22 AM   #11
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Well I pulled the trigger on the 2010 Vantana. I will take delivery in about 2 weeks. I hope there is a thread on here some where about all that is takes to convert to a
110 vac only fridge. I hope it can be done for less than say $2000. Thanks for any info
I can get on that.
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Congratulations, here is a fridge found in RV Systems & Appliances.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #13
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Thanks, I am going to take a close look at the Amish built replacement unit first before I start tearing stuff apart. The option of LP or AC may come in handy!
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