The Advantages of a Custom-Built Chassis – Part One

xc-r_chassisOne of the most overlooked aspects of a high-quality motor coach is the chassis. As the foundation of your motorhome, a well-made, expertly-designed chassis plays an important role in how much – or how little – you enjoy traveling from coast-to-coast in your Class A RV.

Given our commitment to industry-leading quality and superior engineering, it should come as no surprise that we at Newmar choose to work with the world’s best to equip each of our diesel and luxury coaches with a custom-built chassis. After all, a custom chassis offers several benefits compared to a one-size-fits-all application.

To learn more about these benefits, we spoke with Bryan Henke, Manager of Product Marketing for Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation. A subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis that are renowned for their exceptional ride and handling characteristics, tight turning radius and extraordinary dependability. The 2015  Ventana LE, Ventana, Dutch Star, Mountain Aire and London Aire come standard with a Freightliner Custom Chassis, while one is an option of the 2015 Essex.

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Guest Post – 10 Rules of the Road for New RVers

Recently, we spoke with Gary Lewis, Founder of RV Basic Training, an organization established to “teach RV owners everything they need to know to enjoy a safe, comfortable and incident-rvguy_trainerfree RV driving experience.”

Based in Southern California, RV Basic Training offers motorhome enthusiasts located across the United States with expert instruction through the RV Boot Camp program. RV Boot Camp sends an experienced instructor to you so that you can learn in the comfort of your own coach.

Below, Gary talks about what led up to the establishment of RV Basic Training before explaining the ten rules all new RVers should know before hitting the road in 2015.

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2015 Newmar Coaches Continue to Garner Rave Reviews

FMC_MAGAt Newmar, our greatest validation comes from listening to our customers tell us how thrilled they are with the coaches we work so hard to design, engineer and build. Still, it’s nice to hear (or in most cases, read) positive feedback provided by the industry experts who test and review our motorhomes for the purpose of informing RV enthusiasts the world over.

So, we were more than happy to see Newmar motor coaches on the cover of both Family Motor Coaching Magazine and Motorhome Magazine for February 2015. Family Motor Coaching Magazine took an in-depth look at the all-new 2015 London Aire, while Motorhome Magazine delivered a thorough review of the 2015 Dutch Star.

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What to Do if You Have a Warranty Claim

warranty-infoRecently, we spoke with Tony Hermann, Newmar Warranty Manager and Carl Snyder, Newmar Customer Service Manager and asked them, “What should a Newmar customer do if they have a question about their warranty or need help filing a claim?” Both gentlemen shared plenty of information meant to assist our customers, including what makes Newmar’s Service and Warranty department second to none.

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The People Behind the Difference – Ritchie Diener

At Newmar, we believe our people are our greatest asset. Without their commitment to industry-leading quality and Newmardedication to doing right by our customers, there is no Newmar Difference.

To help you get to know the men and women behind our spectacular line of Class-A coaches, we spoke with several members of the Newmar team about their roles and how they contribute to our shared success.

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Guest Post – The Road Trip of a Lifetime

RTFAD-CoachinSunLast year, my wife Lynda and I began our journey as full-time RVers, driving from California to Colorado for a family reunion in our 39-foot Newmar Kountry Star diesel pusher.

Although we’d faced some challenges over the years, what ultimately led to this cross-country adventure was Lynda finding out she had breast cancer in 2006. At that point, our lives changed dramatically.

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Guest Blog – Meet The RVgeeks

RVgeeksPeter & John, better known as “The RVgeeks,” have been full-time RVers for nearly 12 years, having spent the last 10 years in their 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire.

After undergoing cancer surgery and chemotherapy, Peter realized that his life might not go according to the standard operating plan, which for many involves working until the age of 65 followed by a relaxing retirement. So he and John sold their house, cars, plane (Peter is a pilot) and just about everything else they owned, bought an RV and hit the road.

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5 Ways RVing Beats Flying

dv2074035_(1)If you love RVing, you’ve probably found yourself aboard a commercial jet at one time or another, thinking to yourself, “I sure wish I was 30,000 feet below, cruising down the highway in my motorhome.” If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people, including your friends at Newmar, would choose the freedom of the open road over a cramped airplane any day.

Still, there are some out there who feel that traveling the “friendly” skies is the way to go. For those folks, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why hitting the road almost always beats taking flight.

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