Ventana 3933

Newmar Corporation was faced with two challenges as it planned its 2006 model year: Develop
an affordable diesel-pusher motorhome, and make it attractive to a new market. The all-new
Ventana is the result of the company’s considerable efforts. “The Ventana is a departure
from our traditional products by design,” said John Sammut, director of sales for Newmar.
“It has a contemporary look inside and out to attract more youthful first- or second-time
motorhome buyers — perhaps those who had not previously considered a Newmar product. But
it’s built in the same facility, so the same quality and construction methods are used
throughout. It is only in the appearance that the Ventana is unique from our other
products.” Available in three lengths and a total of nine floorplans, the Ventana is built
on a Freightliner chassis and comes standard with a number of features uncommon in a diesel
coach in the competitive $190,000-$205,000 price range. Full-body paint (available in three
schemes), polished aluminum wheels, 8.0-kW Power Tech diesel AC generator, 2000-watt
inverter and dual 13,500-btu roof air conditioners with heat pumps are included in the base
price. Interior details consist of driver and front passenger ultraleather-covered seats
with six-way power adjustment and lumbar support; rear-vision monitor; Sony flat-screen
television; and a Sony surround-sound system with AM/FM radio, DVD player and subwoofer. In
keeping with the coach’s modern design aesthetic, the kitchen features solid-surface
countertops and a stainless-steel finish on appliances such as the 30-inch convection
microwave oven, three-burner cooktop and 10-cubic-foot Norcold refrigerator. “We wanted to
appeal to customers who are looking for an interior that resembles a residence,” Sammut
explained. All 33-foot models are powered by a 300-hp Cummins ISB engine, while the 36- and
39-foot coaches use a 330-hp Caterpillar C7. An Allison 3000MH six-speed automatic
transmission does the shifting in all cases. The 39-foot, quad-slide model 3933 (shown
here) features a booth dinette and sofa in a streetside slideout and a J-sofa and galley in
the opposing slideout. As an option on this floorplan, the J-sofa can be deleted, with an
entertainment system and television cabinet located in its place. A separate bath area
features a large neo-angle shower, vanity and toilet room, while the bedroom boasts a
king-size bed in a streetside slideout, with a storage cabinet and television in a smaller
curbside slideout. Options across the model line include an exterior entertainment system
with a 26-inch LCD television and AM/FM stereo/CD player, electric patio and door awnings
(manual awnings are standard), a 12-cubic-foot Norcold refrigerator, KVH or King Dome
in-motion satellite and SIRIUS radio compatibility. Certain models also offer a round table
and four chairs, and a washer-dryer. Newmar Corporation, (574) 773-7791, newmarcorp.com

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