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Newmar Corp. recently unveiled its new American Star and Mountain Aire fifth-wheels, both of which went through lifecycle changes for model year 2005, according to the Nappanee, Ind. company.
The new fifth-wheels, along with the new Kountry Star diesel pusher and Mountain Air gas Class A motorhomes, both of which also went through lifecycle changes for 2005, were introduced during Newmar’s national dealer seminar in Hollywood, Fla. The seminar ended Saturday (June 12).
The new American Star fifth-wheel has new front and rear caps and 16-inch tires now are standard on all of its floorplans. The front entrance door was raised 4 inches and, along with pass-through storage, customers will benefit from the peg board that was added to the front cabover storage.
The new Mountain Aire fifth-wheel also has new front and rear caps along with raised height for the slideout in the living area and the entrance door. Other features include the contoured Corian countertop and hardwood slideout fascia.
“With all of the changes that have been made to the 2005 lineup, especially the two products that received lifecycle changes, we are really expecting great things to happen on the retail lots,” said Jeff Cripe, Newmar’s newly hired director of towables sales. “We are enthusiastic about the upcoming sales year and look forward to gaining significant market share in all areas.”
Newmar’s 2005 Kountry Star diesel-engine Class A has 10,000 pounds more towing capacity, new front and rear caps and a redesigned instrument panel. The interior height and living-area slideout opening were raised by 2 inches.
The 2005 Mountain Aire gas Class A will be built exclusively on the Workhorse W24 chassis, which has a 24,000-pound GVWR, making it the gas coach with the highest GVWR and net carrying capacity in the gas Class A sector. The new Mountain Aire also features Dual Fuel Fill, which permits filling the gas tank from either side of the motorhome.
Although it is not going through a lifecycle change, Newmar’s highline Essex diesel pusher has new pearl glazed or burnished maple cabinetry for 2005.