Whether you’re an experienced RVer or have just decided to join the RV lifestyle, purchasing a new recreational vehicle isn’t something you do on a whim.
Finding just the right RV means doing your homework and taking the time to consider what’s important to you and your travel companions.
If you are in the market for a high-quality gas-powered Class A motorhome or diesel pusher, then look at the 2019 model offerings available from Newmar.
In 1968, Marvin Miller along with Marvin Newcomer, who had worked for Mr. Miller as a Sales Manager, left their jobs at an established RV manufacturer to found Newmar Corporation in the small woodworking town of Nappanee, Indiana.
Their shared goal was to build and sell the best-quality recreational vehicles the world had ever seen, a mission that began with the 1971 Kountry Aire fifth-wheel travel trailer.
Newmar continued to grow throughout the 1970s, and in 1984 the company was bought by Mahlon Miller, who gave up his position as President of Holiday Rambler to purchase a 51 percent ownership stake in Newmar Corporation.
During the 1980s, Newmar entered the Class A segment for the purpose of crafting premium-quality motor coaches in small numbers.
In 1990, the company introduced two iconic coaches that still exist today—Dutch Star and Mountain Aire.
At the same time, Newmar began to pioneer features and technology that would change the RV industry, including the first power and flush-floor slideouts ever featured in a Class A motorhome. For three years, Newmar was the only Class A manufacturer offering motorhomes with slideouts.
Being the first put Newmar ahead, and in the RV industry, if you don’t stay on the front-edge, you don’t last.
In 1991, Mahlon Miller purchased the remaining 49 percent of Newmar Corporation.
During the late 1990s, Newmar became the first manufacturer to offer full-body paint on both its towable and motorized RVs. To support this practice and ensure superior quality, a 45,000-square-foot paint facility was created. Newmar paint technicians use between 12 and 16 gallons of superior-quality BASF paint per coach. Several types of primer are administered, followed by a base coat, graphics, and clear coat protection.
In 2006, Mahlon Miller’s son Matt was named President of Newmar Corporation.
In 2012, Newmar made the strategic decision to exit the fifth-wheel category that had helped shape the company decades earlier, choosing to dedicate all of its resources to assembling the world’s finest Class A motor coaches.
This renewed focus has led to several innovative breakthroughs in recent years, including the Comfort Drive™ steering system, the STAR Foundation, and the world’s first wheelchair-accessible Class A motorhomes.
A standard feature on all of diesel and luxurymodels, Comfort Drive™ adaptable steering involves a self-straightening steering wheel that actively eliminates friction, allowing you to navigate turns and maneuvers with more confidence and less effort.
The STAR Foundation is a precisely engineered, Newmar-exclusive steel superstructure designed to improve chassis strength and durability, while delivering a ride that is quieter and more stable. The STAR Foundation is carefully welded to every Newmar diesel and luxury chassis inside their in-house welding facility.
Designed using direction and oversight from wheelchair users, the three coaches in the Newmar Mobility Lineup represent the largest fully accessible RVs on sale today.
Today, Newmar is working toward an even brighter future thanks to an unwavering commitment to quality, service, and innovation that remains unsurpassed.
In the interests of full disclosure, we currently own a 2012 Dutch Star diesel pusher. This is our fourth Newmar motor coach and Midtown RV in Penticton in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, is our trusted dealer.
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Newmar Corp currently manufactures Class A gas motorhomes (Bay Star Sport, Bay Star, and Canyon Star), Class A diesel motorhomes (Ventana LE, Ventana, Dutch Star, and New Aire), and luxury Class A diesel motorhomes (Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire).
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