OUR RV

In the Fall of 2020, after surviving  the year of COVID-19, we made the decision that it was time to start the process of looking for our next Class A motor coach.  The high-rise apartment we were renting in  Uptown Dallas was coming up for renewal.  We had to make a decision on whether to sign another 12-month lease and continue to kick the preverbial "Can Down The Road" or pull the trigger & purchase a Class A motor coach & transition to living full-time in an RV.  We had talked about going full-time for several years, but never pulled the trigger.   We knew we wanted another Class A & was leaning heavily toward purchasing another Newmar.  We had previously owned a 2015 Newmar Dutchstar (4369) & loved the quality of Newmar's workmanship.  We knew this time around we were going to upgrade & get a larger / more luxurious coach like either a Newmar Essex or King Are.  

While surfing on the internet one night in late 2020, I found a used 2016 Newell Coach that was priced really low.  The following weekend, we packed up the car & drove to Miami, Ok from Dallas, TX to look at the coach.  Long story short, the coach was a disaster.  The floor plan was designed for tailgating & was poorly layout for full-time living.   It only had one toilet off the master bedroom & no place to fit a clothes washer / dryer.   This coach had more built -in wine cabinets than Hugh Hefner's wine cellar.  Not to mention the decor looked like a brothel.  The finishes were really bad.  The coach would have been a full "gut & replace" to make it work for us.

On our way home from Miami, we decided that we would plan a trip to the 2021 Tampa Super Show, which is where we ended up putting a deposit down to purchase "Big Bleu", our new 2022 Foretravel Realm Presidential.  We took delivery of our new Foretravel in August 2021 & have been living full-time since.  The step in our journey is to officially  retire & hit the road to "Chase-The-Dream".

Big Bleu - 2022 Foretravel Realm Presidential

Big Bleu - 2022 Foretravel Realm Presidential

2015 Newmar Dutchstar (4369) - Our First Class A

2015 Newmar Dutchstar (4369) - Our First Class A

SPECIFICATIONS

 CHASSIS FEATURES  

  • 45' Approximate Overall Length    
  • K4 Spartan Chassis   
  • Cummins X15 605 HP Engine   
  • Peak HP 605 @ 1,800 RPM   
  •  Allison 6 Speed Transmission MH 4000   
  •  Peak Torque 1,950 ft/lbs. @1,200 RPM   
  • Cummins Connected Diagnostics   
  • Valid Air Suspension w/ VDC Control   
  • HWH Four Point Hydraulic Leveling Jack System   
  • Spartan Safe Haul   
  • Three Stage Engine Brake with On/ Off Switch with Control Lever   
  • ABS Anti-Lock Braking System with Automatic Slack Adjusters   
  • Electronic Suspension Control System w/ Self Leveling Feature   
  • Air Disc Brakes on all Wheels   
  • Air Hose for Tire Service   
  • Air line with Quick Connect   
  • Alcoa Aluminum Wheels with Dura-Bright Protection on All Aluminum Wheels   
  • Alternator - 270-amp: Leece-Neville   
  • Automatic Traction Control (ATC)   
  • Auxiliary 12V Air Compressor   
  • Fuel Filter / Water Separator   
  • Front Axle - IFS (Independent Front Suspension)   
  • Rear Axle Ratio: 4.30:1   
  • New Passive Steer Tag Axle with 17 Degree Turning Radius   
  • 20,000-lb. Towing Capacity/ 2,000-lb. Hitch Tongue with 7/4-Pin Plug   
  • Michelin Tires:  Front 365/ 70R 22.5”   Rear 315/ 80R 22.5”   
  • 3 Year Spartan Scheduled Maintenance Included   
  • No Deductible 24/7 Roadside Assistance First 3 Years  
  • SAFETY 
  • All Coaches Built to RVIA Specifications  
  • Rear Escape Door with Integrated Ladder  
  • Spartan Advanced Protection System:  
  • Collision Mitigation with Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Braking  
  • Electronic Stability Control Automatically Brakes Individual Coach Wheels to Help Drivers Maintain Control During Extreme Steering Maneuvers.  
  • Automatic Traction Control (ATC)  
  • Spartan Safe Haul™ The Industry’s Only Chassis Integrated Air Braking System for Tow Vehicles to Supply Optimal Braking Performance.  
  • Auto Headlights  
  • Illuminated Entry-Door Assist Handle  
  • Daytime Running Lights  
  • Tyron® Bead‐Lock Tire Blowout Protection (Front Tires)  
  • Valor TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Display Integrated on Digital Dash  
  • Fire and Carbon Monoxide:  
  • Fog-Maker Engine Fire Suppression System  
  • Rear Exit Door  
  • Fire Extinguishers  
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector  
  • Smoke Detector  
  • Cameras (7 Total):  
  • Bird’s Eye View 360 Camera System  
  • Total Vision Back-Up Camera  
  • Integrated on Side Mirrors  
  • Mobile Eye Collision Avoidance and Lane Departure Technology with Intelligent High Beam Control  
  • *Vorad Blind Spotter (4 Total)  
  • Cameras Displayed on Passenger Monitor  
  • Haptic Warning System on Driver Chair  
  • Three GFI Protected Circuits  
  • Electronic Safe  
  • Security System with Keyless Entry  
  • Electric Storage Door Locks  
  • Back-up Alarm 107 decibels  
  • CSA Approved / Transport Canada Approved 
  • CAPACITIES AND MEASUREMENTS 
  • Fresh Water     127 Gallons 
  • Gray Tank         115 Gallons  
  • Black Tank       56 Gallons   
  • Fuel Tank          200 Gallons   
  • DEF Tank           15  Gallons   
  • Interior Height    84” / 87” in  
  • Exterior Height   13’2”  
  • Wheelbase           316”  
  • CHASSIS RATINGS 
  • GVWR:                    54,000 lb.   
  • Front GAWR:        20,000 lb.   
  • Rear GAWR:         20,000 lb.   
  • Tag GAWR:           14,000 lb.   
  • GCWR:                   74,000 lb.   
  • WARRANTY 
  • Coach:                 2 Yr/24K Miles   
  • Chassis:              5 Yr/75K Miles   
  • Engine:               5 Yr/100k Miles   
  • Transmission:  5 Yr/200k Miles   
  • Chassis Frame: 20 Yr