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Old 09-26-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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34 Ventana vs 34 Ventana LE

Quite a price separation between these 2 different models, I see the 20 HP difference, single vs double pane glass, tile vs linoleum. But what are some of the other major differences?
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Jim,

Some of the differences that come to mind is the engine / transmission; towing capacity; aluminum wheels vs. steel: upgraded electronics; and many of the LE options are standard on the Ventana.

I recommend that you download the brochure from Newmar and do a side by side comparison.
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Viewing both brochures on line there is no mention of the transmissions used or towing capacity. I have ordered printed versions but cant imagine them being anything but glossy forms of the online ones.
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The chassis information will be on the freight liner website where you can search the XCR series. Select "built on freight liner" and scroll to Newmar.

340 HP vs. 360
Torque 700 vs. 800
Allison 2500 vs. 3500
Ventana Axel ratings are higher

Just to name a few.
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Hi jameshawk,
Item________________ Ventana LE___________ Ventana
Floor Plans ______________8 __________________13
Exterior Color Choices _____2____________________3
Interior Décor Choices _____2____________________3
Length Choices_________ 34' to 38'___________ 34' to 43'
Engine _________________340 HP ___________360 to 400 HP
Front Axle GAWR ________12K_______________ 12K to 14K
GVWR _________________31K_______________ 35K to 54K
NCC ________________4.9K to 5.7K_________ 8.2K to 11.3K
Max Towing Weight _______2K__________________ 10K
Fire Place In Living Area_____No___________________Yes
Brands Of Audio/Video__________Different
Counter Tops___________Laminate________Polished Solid Surface

Most of the interior standard and optional features are dependent on length of the coach and floor plan chosen. The bottom line is Ventana has more/better standard and more optional features than the LE.

Maximum towing capacity is GCWR minus GVWR = Towing Capacity I know, I gave you more than you asked for.
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Hi jameshawk,
Item________________ Ventana LE___________ Ventana
Floor Plans ______________8 __________________13
Exterior Color Choices _____2____________________3
Interior Décor Choices _____2____________________3
Length Choices_________ 34' to 38'___________ 34' to 43'
Engine _________________340 HP ___________360 to 400 HP
Front Axle GAWR ________12K_______________ 12K to 14K
GVWR _________________31K_______________ 35K to 54K
NCC ________________4.9K to 5.7K_________ 8.2K to 11.3K
Max Towing Weight _______2K__________________ 10K
Fire Place In Living Area_____No___________________Yes
Brands Of Audio/Video__________Different
Counter Tops___________Laminate________Polished Solid Surface

Most of the interior standard and optional features are dependent on length of the coach and floor plan chosen. The bottom line is Ventana has more/better standard and more optional features than the LE.

Maximum towing capacity is GCWR minus GVWR = Towing Capacity I know, I gave you more than you asked for.
For the Ventana LE 34xx, one CAN tow more than the 2000 pounds difference between GCWR and GVWR, but you have to take the weight above 2000 pounds out of the cargo you are allowed to carry. For example you can tow a 4000 pound car, but your GVWR that you use up can be only 29000 pounds, and not 31000 pounds, right? You are for certain a lot more restricted. (I only know because I'm considering opting either the Ventana or the Ventana LE and my toad would likely weigh 3200 pounds. It's doable with the LE, but I am not happy about it.
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