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Joined
Dec 27, 2019
Messages
215
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
RV Year
2005
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Kountry Star 3910
RV Length
39
TOW/TOAD
Ford Taurus
If you had a choice between a 2014-2015 MADP or a 2017-2018 DSDP, which would you choose and why?
 
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Messages
3,343
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
For me I always prefer newer. But I guess details are needed to really help. Star foundation, FWS, carpet vs. not, etc.
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
2,092
Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
Since Newmar has had a history of upgrading its models every couple of years to the standard of the next higher model. I would guess that the 2017-18 Dutch Star would be pretty equivalent to the 2014-2015 Mountain Air. And, as @Neal said, newer is usually a better choice (less miles, etc.).

I think what would be most important in choosing between them are things like floor plan, preferred chassis, options, etc.

TJ
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
184
Location
West Palm Beach Fl
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4369
RV Length
44
TOW/TOAD
Buick Enclave
I believe there is a difference between the 14 and 15 MA. 17 DS over 15 MA...no carpet, star foundation.
 
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Messages
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Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Emergency egress door in the bathroom is another big one that came later.
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
428
RV Year
2019
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutchstar 4369
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crewcab / 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
2017+ for the improved star chassis, hydraulic full wall slide, and overall improved design.2016 should be avoided for dutchstar. Even with a replaced axle, the coach has very little carry capacity and has many small bugs in design.

2015 is considered a sweet spot for pre star foundation coaches. It has raised roof lines, and the original fws design. Plenty of carry capacity, and very robust reliability.

2019 DSDP 4369 * Active Air * NHSO
 
Joined
Dec 27, 2019
Messages
215
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
RV Year
2005
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Kountry Star 3910
RV Length
39
TOW/TOAD
Ford Taurus
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I need to investigate this Star foundation thing.
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
184
Location
West Palm Beach Fl
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4369
RV Length
44
TOW/TOAD
Buick Enclave
 
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