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Old 12-04-2020, 12:15 AM   #1
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Newmar Ventana vs Dutch Star

Other than one class higher coach and amenities are there any structural differences?

I am looking at 2008 to 2010 model years.

Thanks for your assistance.
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Old 12-04-2020, 04:10 AM   #2
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Significant differences include Dutch Star having a side radiator and the generator is on a slide.
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Interested in this myself.

Didn't realize that the Ventana had a rear rad.
Good information. Thank you.
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In 2015, the DS had independent front suspension the Ventana did not and the DS had a 150 gal fuel tank vs 100 in the VT. As previously posted DS; side radiator and genset slide. Not sure about the years youíre interested in.
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Newmar has a brochure archive online for past models.

https://www.newmarcorp.com/owner-too...hures-archive/
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In 2015, the DS had independent front suspension the Ventana did not and the DS had a 150 gal fuel tank vs 100 in the VT. As previously posted DS; side radiator and genset slide. Not sure about the years youíre interested in.
The 150 gallon fuel tank is only on the 42 ft model....the 40 ft has a 100 gallon tank...C
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my 2015 40' Dutch Star doesn't have a genset slide, at least not that I've noticed after 5 yrs of ownership. Maybe I'm not seeing straight.
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my 2015 40' Dutch Star doesn't have a genset slide, at least not that I've noticed after 5 yrs of ownership. Maybe I'm not seeing straight.
I had an '05 DS and the slide for the gen set has two latches that had too be pulled to get it to slide out. Granted it was a 43' but it was also ten years older then yours. Check again you may have it.
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my 2015 40' Dutch Star doesn't have a genset slide, at least not that I've noticed after 5 yrs of ownership. Maybe I'm not seeing straight.
Master.... in my Ď02 DS the gen slide release is a black T-handle, upper left (as you face it) in the gen compartment..... very cleverly buried in a mass of black hoses and cable looms. I didnít find mine for a year.
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I researched for 3 years before deciding.

I feel blessed I got everything I wanted in the 2019 Ventana I purchased for 266,000 new leftover.

I did all the research and carefully compared them.

There are differences but I don't see 100-150K differences.

Talking 2019 here
Electric shades which are reported to fail often.
Independent Front suspension.
450 hp vs 400 Had mine turned up to 451 for 1330.00
side radiator Still don't see the advantage here with all the fan gear box failures
Larger tires.
10 K gen vs 8K
Silverleaf system vs KBB
Larger Radio and monitor
Push button start.
cut and buff clear coat.
Gerard awnings
I may have missed a thing or two

I don't feel like I am missing anything with mine.

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my 2015 40' Dutch Star doesn't have a genset slide, at least not that I've noticed after 5 yrs of ownership. Maybe I'm not seeing straight.
For anyone who wants to know:

Our 40' Dutch Stars didn't come with a pull out gen. Only the 43' has them.

Yes my 02 Dutch Star had a pull out gen, but not my 2015 40'.

And for the record, when comparing the differences just decide what you like and don't like, what you want and don't want and the difference in price as well. It's always personal preference, for me I love my motorized shades, and my Girard Awnings coming from the higher top gives the coach a totally different look.
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