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Old 10-05-2018, 05:16 PM   #1
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Question London Aire

I am considering the purchase of a new 2018 or 2019 Londonaire. Any advise good or bad?
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We bought a 2015 LADP. Our 8th unit. Absolutely love it. Best unit we have ever owned. Great floor plan. Drives like a dream
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:33 PM   #3
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went from a 16 DSDP to a 19 londonaire. completely pleased with all aspects of the new unit. couple of bugs we have worked out but continue to be impressed with the unit as a whole
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Just wondering Larry, what is wrong with your new(16) Cornerstone?
Just time for a new Coach?
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We’re moving on from Entegra to a 2018 KA. We did look at the LA and Essex. Quality is unreal. You will not be disappointed.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:17 PM   #6
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We have a 18 LA and would recommend the Spartan chassis. There is a slight up charge in 19 for Spartan chassis but did increase warranty to 5 years. After owning a Essex and a early LA the best value out there is the LA. Get the K-3 605 engine and Newmar has added many items that were options on 18 LA which are now standard like heated floors. Bought ours from NIRVC in Dallas from Angie which is win across the board. Newmar LA, NIRVC and Angie.
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We have a 18 LA and would recommend the Spartan chassis. There is a slight up charge in 19 for Spartan chassis but did increase warranty to 5 years. After owning a Essex and a early LA the best value out there is the LA. Get the K-3 605 engine and Newmar has added many items that were options on 18 LA which are now standard like heated floors. Bought ours from NIRVC in Dallas from Angie which is win across the board. Newmar LA, NIRVC and Angie.
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Old 10-06-2018, 06:36 AM   #8
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We have a '15 LA and are VERY pleased with it and X2 on the drives like a dream comment!!

We came from a Fleetwood Discovery and there's FAR too many differences to get into. Frankly, it's not even remotely in the same conversation, let alone category.

We are all around very happy with our LA and Newmar has been outstanding to date (so far) with support of their product!

I wish they were still building our 3 bunk/bath and 1/2/king bed floor plan, as we'd buy another one without hesitation when its time for our next coach!

Best of luck on whatever you decide to do!
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Just wondering Larry, what is wrong with your new(16) Cornerstone?
Just time for a new Coach?
We have the good fortune to be able to purchase a new coach every three years or so and I have been looking at the Londonaire for some time now. I think it is an upgrade from the Cornerstone especially the interiors. However, I am skeptical of Newmar's one year warranty compared to EC's two year warranty. We do about 4 trips a year and we have found many warranty items in the second year in both our Cornerstone and Anthem prior. How is Newmar in year two when it comes to obvious manufacturer defects or is it up to the dealer to be able to help you out?
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We have the good fortune to be able to purchase a new coach every three years or so and I have been looking at the Londonaire for some time now. I think it is an upgrade from the Cornerstone especially the interiors. However, I am skeptical of Newmar's one year warranty compared to EC's two year warranty. We do about 4 trips a year and we have found many warranty items in the second year in both our Cornerstone and Anthem prior. How is Newmar in year two when it comes to obvious manufacturer defects or is it up to the dealer to be able to help you out?
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Thank you for the reply Larry, you are for sure very fortunate to upgrade so often I will let other's answer your Question's on Newmar Sevice during and after Warranty........
In the position you guy's are in, I would think it would be nice to experience a London Aire...........I don't believe you will be disappointed, as both company's build one hell of a machine!
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We have the good fortune to be able to purchase a new coach every three years or so and I have been looking at the Londonaire for some time now. I think it is an upgrade from the Cornerstone especially the interiors. However, I am skeptical of Newmar's one year warranty compared to EC's two year warranty. We do about 4 trips a year and we have found many warranty items in the second year in both our Cornerstone and Anthem prior. How is Newmar in year two when it comes to obvious manufacturer defects or is it up to the dealer to be able to help you out?
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First off, I believe the LADP is one of the best values, especially if you over option with KADP options. You get the big engine and most things you need, then you can upgrade to some cool options. I added extra bits from Silver Leaf to bring my 2017 close to a KADP in terms of the electronics. Somethings are not upgradable like wireless door locks, etc. But for me saving 200K, it was worth it.

Second, I have had Newmar cover things beyond the one year warranty. And things like the HWH stairs have a longer warranty than one year. Of which I have had a few issues with.

Hope that helps.

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It is good to hear all the positive views of the London Aire. I too believe it is a better value and upgrade than a Cornerstone. We loved our Anthem and never had any major problems. We have LA on order, hopefully be hear first part of Nov.
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It is good to hear all the positive views of the London Aire. I too believe it is a better value and upgrade than a Cornerstone. We loved our Anthem and never had any major problems. We have LA on order, hopefully be hear first part of Nov.
I would highly recommend factory pickup. Compresses the time to shake out the bugs and get any issues fixed by the factory.

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Just went to the Pomona show and see the pricing of the New stuff and Just Wonder How the normal guy can afford to purchase a $600,000 rig, and or afford the payments. I think the Newmar product is a better product as long as you get the Spartan Chassis. The Freightliner product, I am not a fan. Congratulations on your New Purchase. Don't be Motorhome Poor.
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