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Old 07-09-2020, 08:59 AM   #1
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Renegade Valencia vs Verona

In my research process and trying to find out the differences in the Valencia and Verona. So far, this is what I know:

Obviously the M2 vs S2RV chassis is a big one, and I know all the differences between them. I know the Verona also has the Aqua Hot where the Valencia has propane. I know the refrigerator appears to be a little higher end in the Verona, but they are the same size. What other big items are there? Is there any difference in overall construction/ build quality, especially behind the scenes that is not apparent to the naked eye?
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My guess would be the construction process is the same between the Verona and Valentina. The differences are just small things here and there like better woodwork in the Verona, appliance may be slightly upgraded here and there.
The big difference is of course in the chassis. The L9 is significantly more costly compared to the ISB, TRV 3000 is much heavier tranny compared to the RV3000. Springs, brakes, etc are much more heavy duty in the M2.
Your call as to true worth? When I purchased my Verona I just could not justify spending $28,000 more for a Verona LE.
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:05 AM   #3
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I prefer the dual fuel tanks on the Verona. The single fuel tank located aft is a bit of a pita as most truck stops require you buy diesel first then DEF. OK I could get by with 2 separate transactions as a work around but found that at some truck stops I could not get past needing to buy diesel in the same transaction.

If you look at the Verona floorplan you will see overhead cabinets above the dinette area...not there in Valencia. If you spend long periods of time in the rig (a month or more) you will be looking for all the storage you can find.
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Old 07-09-2020, 02:09 PM   #4
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No question the Verona has some niceties over the Valencia. Some real advanatages, the larger engine for example. You an do the same comparison between a Classic or Ikon and a Verona and say the Classes is superior. The question is what is best for your mission. If you are towing heavier loads and through mountains, the bigger engine may make the Verona a far superior machine. For our mission, the Valencia is a way better value and we are very happy with it. That being said, I do really look forward to ordering my Renegade Custom on a Peterbilt chassis one day... But until then I am gonna enjoy the heck out of my Valencia.
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The most obvious difference that you did not list is the presence of the cab-over bunk, which is not available on any other "production" Renegade. Custom models can of course get it. For my family, the cab over bunk + split bathroom was voted more comfortable / desirable than the bunks + squished bathroom on the Verona 40VBH so Valencia it is. If you don't need the cab-over bunk I'd sure rather not have one.


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If you look at the Verona floorplan you will see overhead cabinets above the dinette area...not there in Valencia. If you spend long periods of time in the rig (a month or more) you will be looking for all the storage you can find.
A counter-point to this is that as of mid-2020 model year, Valencias have full height windows over the dinette and on the dinette end of the slide. It is nice to be able to see outside while standing up instead of having to sit down. Maybe this seems like a stupid tradeoff, but I really enjoy it. We're not full timing so storage is not an issue for us, even as a family of 4 and two pups.
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Cabover is avail in Verona now. First ones are being made right now.
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After doing more and more research, I have put together this comparison. The VAST majority of differences are the chassis.
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After doing more and more research, I have put together this comparison. The VAST majority of differences are the chassis.
Nice job!
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Nice comparison, should help many when shopping.
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After doing more and more research, I have put together this comparison. The VAST majority of differences are the chassis.
Great comparison chart! Thanks.
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We opted for a pre-owned 2018 Verona over a new 2020 Valencia for the following reasons: The Verona was only 15 months old (admittedly hard to find) and was $23,000 less than the new Valencia (and we LOVED the Valencia). If you really appreciate an overbuilt chassis, great engine braking, large towing capabilities and 1,150 lb./ft of torque, then investigate the Verona models. If you don't necessarily want or need the capabilities of the Freightliner M2 chassis, then the Valencia would be a good choice. A few words of caution: Either choice is expensive. If you went the Verona route, you would likely be more satisfied over time than if you chose the Valencia. There is no doubt that the M2's L9 Cummins motor in the Verona will very much outperform and outlast the Cummins B6.7 that rests inside the Valencia. We're kind of tired of always "looking" for our next rig. The Verona will likely stay with you for a very long time. Test drive both of them......that will probably make your decision, as both models are very similar in the "House" area. Either way, you've made an excellent choice in Renegade.
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After doing more and more research, I have put together this comparison. The VAST majority of differences are the chassis.
I notice things on here that our 2020 Verona does not have like adaptive CC and a few other things. Was this something new for 2021?
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I notice things on here that our 2020 Verona does not have like adaptive CC and a few other things. Was this something new for 2021?
Yes, attached are the changes for 2021
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Yes, attached are the changes for 2021
Diamond Front Coating is an option as well and does not come standard I do not believe. It didn't on the 2020 and I don't believe it does on the 2021 but I could be mistaken.
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