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Old 02-14-2014, 12:10 AM   #1
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Talk us out of buying the Dutch Star!

We love the Dutch Star! Can you give us the skinny... Both good and bad? We're looking at 2005-2007, tag model 4024 if we can find one.

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Old 02-14-2014, 03:59 AM   #2
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I have a 2006 DSDP 4024 and love it. The only negative I can think of is the Refrigerator. I will change that soon, so I can only give you a very high recommendation for your choice. Good Luck and Many happy miles.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:31 AM   #3
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I don't think you'll find to many dissapointed DS owners. Nice coach for sure and why not it's a "Newmar".
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:35 AM   #4
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You're among the Converted here. Not too many dissatisfied DS owners.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:57 AM   #6
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Sorry, can't help you. I am looking at 06-07 Dutch Stars myself.
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It really doesn't matter which coach you go with if it hasn't been taken care of. Although I'm a Dutch Star DP owner, I wouldn't of bought ours if it didn't have all it's records, and I could verify all maint. had been done.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:47 AM   #8
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We bought ours last year and have not had much oppertunity to enjoy it as yet but so far we are very pleased with our purchase. Ours is a single axle, don't think the 4024 for the years 2005-07 were available with a tag axle but I could be wrong.
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Welcome to the forum and IRV2.
Here is a Brochure for 08 with Comfort drive and Owners Guide if your going that high the CD for a little more would be my choice for the money.
If you incise here is Brochure for 07 and Owners Guide.
In QT's # 3 there are threads on what people went through in buying new coach's that might help you in your decisions.
Good luck in your quest and remember its a Newmar.
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We have a 2005 DSDP 3810 and really love it. Bought it in late November and picked up in December. I am amazed on the amount of storage and weight capacity. Drives super and the only suggestion I would have for you, if you can afford is to look at a 2007 or 2008 ... with comfort drive. The unit is great for fulltiming and you will not go wrong.

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Hmmmm, you want me to talk you out of it. Well I can't speak specifically to the DutchStar but I owned a 07 Ventana and these are the things I didn't like about:

1) Lack of Windows
2) Lack of windows led to lack of ventilation
3) AC's were not up to snuff
4) TV position (will never own another coach with TV not a eye level)
5) Front Entry (okay almost all DP's have these but I am just not a fan)
6) The bedroom was too large / wasted space. I prefer more space in the living area.

Other than that I will say that Newmar built the best all-around quality coach that I have owned (it even trumped a Monaco IMHO).

So as long as the floor plan works for you (all of the above were floor plan complaints sans the lack of AC power) then I say go for it. Their coaches are top-notch
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Forget the Dutch Star and buy a new Entegra or a Winnebago Tour!

You won't regret it.

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