Originally Posted by Wandering Mcs
Thanks for the info - I'll have to check if all Renegades are now coming with the new digital fridges. On a side note: I saw that you traded from a New Aire to the Verona. Those are both coaches that we are interested in. How are you finding the Verona after your experience with the New Aire? Are you a happy camper? Miss anything that the Newmar offered?
Thanks for the reply - I actually bought a Leisure RTB first which I converted to Lithium which I still have for my consulting trips, then I purchased the Renegade.
The New Aire and the Renegade are like totally different animals. The New Aire offers a lot of the niceties of a Mountain Aire, however what she lacked was a good solid frame since any time you parked at any angle the compartment doors would go off 1/2" in the paint lines. In addition, every Newmar built has the worlds worst wiring. In nearly 40 years of RV段ng, I never seen such poor quality wiring. Another problem was the small 6.7 L Cummins trying to push 30,000+ lb RV was at max. It's not that it won't do it , you just had to be careful on hills and either leave it in 4th gear or manually shift it.
The Renegade is unlike any 30' coach built, it has traditional Renegade workmanship on the build and interior. It's a coach you could use for work everyday, its designed to be used. I致e since torn the Renegade apart converting it to a Lithium powered coach and every where I look behind or under, there is high quality construction.
Where the Renegade Verona differs from any other coach (New Aire included) is it's brute power to weight ratio. The L9 Cummins does not know its even carrying an RV on its back. The Renegade only weighs 24.000 lb that's 10,000 lbs less than the New Aire. The coach never leaves 6th gear regardless of the hill or speed - the L9 is as happy as can be. The biggest bonus the Renegade is $80 to $100,000 less money than a New Aire and more coach - you can buy a lot of camping, fuel and goodies for $100k, like a lithium system and still have a pocket full of cash left.
The Renegade is a real Man's RV, you'll feel good when driving her!
I知 doing an in-depth review on the Renegade and another on the Renegade lithium conversion which I値l post on this great forum.
If you would like tons of information on the New Aire, I posted a number of my reviews on my personal web site at RVVOLT.COM
Be sure to read the article on the slides because the two models have a world of difference especially with walk-back egress, and slide operation.
Stay Safe - Mike