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Old 09-08-2007, 08:34 AM   #15
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Newell seems to ask about a 100k more for a given coach than an individual does.

I am looking at something in the 200 range, no slides.

I have driven tag axle Newmars, even with the beloved Comfort drive, also tag Country Coaches, Monacos, and Beavers. They do drive great but not significantly better than what I have.

On the other hand the Newells and Prevosts are a different beast. It is more noticeable midships and in the rear.

Thanks for the heads up on weighing the coach. I'll do that. 10 bucks at a weigh scale is a small price to pay for that info.

As some of you have followed my posts, you know I am a real DIY gearhead, so the coach maintenance is not a downside for me. Detroit Diesel shops are all over the country.

You guys are bringing up some great points to consider. Thank you.
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On the same trip I mentioned earlier in this discussion, one Newell owner stated that the overweight problem on the front axles was cured when Newell went to the ZF independent axles(the same company which makes the 10 speed transmission for the Cat 625 hp engine).
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:56 AM   #17
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Newell builds an excellent coach, and the resale value holds its own in any market, due to the coach's longevity, workmanship and reputatiion.
Obviously, from the number of participants in this forum who return to the factory for service, a dealer network is almost meaningless.
So, in my opinion, if you are happy with the particular coach (and the deal), you are lucky!
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