In this article, we are stepping away from travel trailers for just a bit. We would take a look at Newmar RV motor-homes and give you an overview of the company as well as providing some information on several of the motor-coach models built by Newmar RV. So let’s get started.
Newmar RV Company Overview
The Newmar Corporation was founded in Nappanee, Indiana by Marvin Miller and Marvin Newcomer around 1968. They were both employed at an RV manufacturer but they left to start Newmar. Their goal was simple: “Build coaches that were better than anything else on the road.”
In 1971, Newmar RV introduced the Kountry Aire 5th wheel. This made Newmar one of the first companies to build a 5th wheel and soon they became one of the largest manufacturers in the industry. In 1984, a 51% stake in the company was purchased by Mahlon Miller, who at that time was president of Holiday Rambler Corporation. He left Holiday Rambler to join Newmar.
In 1980, the Class A market needed some new blood and along came Newmar. The company introduced two of their most iconic motor coaches: the Dutch Star and the Mountain Aire.
The Newmar Dutch Star
The Newmar RV Mountain Aire
It was at around this time that Newmar began introducing ground-breaking concepts into the RV industry such as traditional slide-outs and flush floor slide-outs.
In the early 90’s, Newmar expanded facilities and by the late 1990’s, the company became the first to offer full body paints on all of its RV product line. In 2012, Newmar RV exited the 5th wheel segment and focused solely on manufacturing the high quality Class A motorhomes.
Newmar RV Product Line
Newmar RV manufactures three lines of motor coaches. They are Luxury Motor Coaches, Gas, and Diesel. Within the luxury motor coaches you will find the King Aire, Essex, London Aire, and the Mountain Aire models.
Newmar does an excellent job of using video to showcase all of their models of motorhomes. Rather than having all of the videos on this page, we have provided links to the the product pages on the Newmar RV site below.
To see a video walk-through of some of the models, simple click on the video link.
The Mountain Aire – Video
Newmar RV Gas Motor Coaches
The Canyon Star – Video
The Bay Star – Video
Bay Star Sport – Video
Newmar RV Diesel Motor Coaches
The Dutch Star – Video
The Ventana – Video
The Ventana LE – Video
In addition to the models above, Newmar also offers three of their models with wheelchair accessibility. That to us is pretty awesome and very forward-thinking. Like Newmar, we agree the RV lifestyle should be available and accessible to everyone. The three motorhomes that are wheelchair accessible are the 2017 Dutch Star 4311, 2017 Ventana 4311, and the 2017 Canyon Star 3911. To view these 3 coaches, visit their product page here.
Why Buy Newmar RV Motor Coaches
In our humble opinion, based on the research we have done, we feel that the quality of a motor coach or travel trailer starts with the foundation or chassis. If you start from the ground up with quality, chances are you will end up with a premium product line. Newmar starts with an innovative chassis weld process that ensures a Newmar RV rides smooth, with minimal noise, and a longer service life. The sub-floor structures are welded to the rest of the structure for strength and integrity.
When it comes to flooring, Newmar RV uses the highest quality tile and carpet. Each coach’s flooring is placed using quality adhesives and thick padding to ensure comfort, durability, and long life. All of the cabinets are handcrafted and the joints are not only glued but they are also screwed together for extra strength and durability. The list of features and the quality of construction, according to many customers, exceeds expectations.
The exterior of Newmar RVs are exquisite. Beautiful designs, gorgeous full-body paint of the highest quality, awesome graphics all applied with some of the most advanced equipment and techniques.
Each Newmar RV motor coach comes with a One-Year Unlimited Mileage Limited Warranty and a Five-Year Structural Warranty. See a Newmar dealer for complete details about the warranty.
In summary, we feel that a Newmar RV motor coach is an excellent purchase. The quality, comfort, and durability is all in their stylish package. The company has a history of quality products and innovation. Their focus on motor coaches allows them to build some of the highest, most innovative motorhomes in the industry.
Quick Disclaimer: We do not own a Newmar but we have a friend who does. We have driven in it, slept in it, and can say from experience that it is indeed a fine motor-coach. Like any purchase, we recommend you gather information, test drive if possible, do a physical exterior and interior walk-through, and talk to a knowledgeable salesperson before you buy.