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Old 04-22-2016, 12:54 PM   #1
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Instead of waiting for a 2017 DS...

My wife and I were originally interested in a 2016 Dutch Star 4369 until the news about the axle issues popped up. We were not interested in buying a '16 and have the axles replaced. We were going to wait for the 2017s.

But I am wondering since the 2017s are on the way, perhaps I could upgrade to a 2016 Mountain Aire. Wondering if a "left over" '16 Mountain Aire would be offered at an attractive discount now that the '17s are on the way. Your opinion?
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We were in the same boat at the end of last year. Had a 2014 SOB (made in Alabama) which was a disaster, sold it in December with plans to order a new DSDP as soon as it sold. Had the order sheets filled out and a session scheduled with Michelle in Napannee for a few design changes/adds. Then heard about the FA issues and halted the order. Like you, did not want a rebuilt front end and the hassle of it in the shop for an extended period.

We then decided to look around for a 2016 MADP and found one at NIRVC in atlanta. They dealt very strong and we bought it, as the price was good and the coach was optioned out just like what we had planned to order. We took delivery in February and it is one fine coach. We are 100% satisfied and have no regrets. NIRVC was absolutely superb.

You'll have to make your own decision about the price difference between the DS and MA, but we have no regrets and figure some of the difference will be recaptured when we sell later. It is a lot more coach than the DS.

With the economy and Newmar's issues with the recently announced layoff, you should be able to haggle pretty strong. Good Luck.
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Be aware that all of the late 2016's have the 18k axle installed already. You may find a coach that is ready to go and not have to wait the 4 to 5 months for a new one to be built. On the MA thought. I was thinking the same thing but no matter how good a deal you can get it will be 75k or so highter. We will be going with a 2017 DS and ordering it. We have check on all of the websites there are zero units set up the way we want it. Randy
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