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Old 07-23-2018, 02:41 PM   #43
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Here's a 1978 Newell. The owner lives in it full time. Service is done at any truck stop. Check the name plate.... Click image for larger version

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Here's a 1978 Newell. The owner lives in it full time. Service is done at any truck stop. Check the name plate.... Attachment 212082


Does the Name plate say anything besides The Newell?
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Newell impresses.

It says, top line “The Newell”. And the second line “Newell Coach Corp Miami Oklahoma”
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You guys have me looking at used Newell coaches. Some are quite different. I found one with a 650hp C15 Cat engine and 12 speed Auto shift. I'd love to drive that one.
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Here's a 1978 Newell. The owner lives in it full time. Service is done at any truck stop. Check the name plate.... Attachment 212082
Not bad for a 40 year old coach
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You guys have me looking at used Newell coaches. Some are quite different. I found one with a 650hp C15 Cat engine and 12 speed Auto shift. I'd love to drive that one.
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You guys have me looking at used Newell coaches. Some are quite different. I found one with a 650hp C15 Cat engine and 12 speed Auto shift. I'd love to drive that one.
I had a chance to drive the Newell with the 12 speed trans. Hated it!! shifted all the time. And not smoothy, like mine Allison. BANG!! Felt like the bottom was dropping out.

Newell only used that trans for a couple of years, because of all the complaints.

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I had a chance to drive the Newell with the 12 speed trans. Hated it!! shifted all the time. And not smoothy, like mine Allison. BANG!! Felt like the bottom was dropping out.

Newell only used that trans for a couple of years, because of all the complaints.

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That transmission is a manual transmission with a robotic computer doing the shifting..The same one that they put into 18 wheelers, so yes it is designed and programmed for a commercial highway truck and will shift harder than a "fluid drive" Allison
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Setting aside the "bling" factor (which would have anyone seeing stars), it's the top-line engineering that I most admire.

I had the amazing opportunity to drive a Newell back-to-back with a King Aire. One (of the many things) that stood out was when we went into a huge parking lot. We did it first in the King Aire and literally cranked the wheel over to make as tight a 360 turn as possible. Then, at the same starting point, we did it in the Newell. I wish I could find my picture, but the Newell's turning radius was so much tighter that the tire marks for the OUTSIDE of the Newell's tire were actually INSIDE the inside tire marks for the King Aire! It's that maneuverability that makes these coaches so special! I can't even imagine what they're like with the new computer controlled suspensions (is there a drooling emoji?)
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I have a 2009 Newell, got it about 5 months ago. I don't have a long experience with other coaches, I just know I love this one! Some general observations:
- The turning radius is awesome, we often get an audience when pulling in and you know they are expecting a struggle to get this big coach in a tight slot, it's nice to disappoint them (tag axle steering is like a magic power).
- It's a pleasure to drive. Smooth, quiet, plenty of torque. I'm a bit of a geek and love the 12-speed gearbox, although a Cummins + Alison is an easier choice for many reasons and faster away from traffic lights. I do kick it into manual sometimes when going through the mountains, or override it to drop a gear before a hill as it can get a bit indecisive on some hills. But overall it's a bulletproof transmission that's light and efficient.
- Despite the age & 110,000 miles all the doors and cupboards close like they are new, pretty impressive considering some of the cupboards have curved doors.
- There are duplications - 2 air compressors (+ the engine compressor), 2 water pumps.
- It's not white! It's mainly a wood veneer finish.
- It feels like living in a high-end apartment rather than an RV.
- Every few days we get someone walking over to tell us its the most beautiful RV they have ever seen (one today as it happens), but we rarely let people see inside, partly because it's our home, and partly because you can't un-see it. It ruined it for me and I couldn't go back to other coaches. However, for 2 introverts it's a conversation starter.
- We are full-time and work, so this space is used and appreciated every single day.

At the end of the day its personal choice though. We flew to California, Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida looking at Foretravel and Newell coaches before finding the one. It's the downside of customer coaches. Would love to have the $2M spare in this lifetime so we can customize our own new coach.
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I have a 2009 Newell, got it about 5 months ago. I don't have a long experience with other coaches, I just know I love this one! Some general observations:
- The turning radius is awesome, we often get an audience when pulling in and you know they are expecting a struggle to get this big coach in a tight slot, it's nice to disappoint them (tag axle steering is like a magic power).
- It's a pleasure to drive. Smooth, quiet, plenty of torque. I'm a bit of a geek and love the 12-speed gearbox, although a Cummins + Alison is an easier choice for many reasons and faster away from traffic lights. I do kick it into manual sometimes when going through the mountains, or override it to drop a gear before a hill as it can get a bit indecisive on some hills. But overall it's a bulletproof transmission that's light and efficient.
- Despite the age & 110,000 miles all the doors and cupboards close like they are new, pretty impressive considering some of the cupboards have curved doors.
- There are duplications - 2 air compressors (+ the engine compressor), 2 water pumps.
- It's not white! It's mainly a wood veneer finish.
- It feels like living in a high-end apartment rather than an RV.
- Every few days we get someone walking over to tell us its the most beautiful RV they have ever seen (one today as it happens), but we rarely let people see inside, partly because it's our home, and partly because you can't un-see it. It ruined it for me and I couldn't go back to other coaches. However, for 2 introverts it's a conversation starter.
- We are full-time and work, so this space is used and appreciated every single day.

At the end of the day its personal choice though. We flew to California, Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida looking at Foretravel and Newell coaches before finding the one. It's the downside of customer coaches. Would love to have the $2M spare in this lifetime so we can customize our own new coach.
Sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing
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Does anyone know how long the bunkbeds are? Can they sleep adults?
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I don’t know the bunks dimensions, however I am 6’ 0” and fit in ours comfortably.

The bunks in the Newell made ours look like shoe boxes. They had noticeably greater headroom. The length is probably an inch or two longer just gauging by eyeball.

If you get a chance to see a bunk coach, do it. Newell has averaged only 1 bunk coach per year for the last 12-15 years.

While every bunk coach is unique, the one we toured even had 2 full baths.

I was really taken with the incredible use of space within the coach, not an inch wasted.

Oh, and another thought about space. Most bunk coaches have extremely narrow hallways between the mid bath and the bunks. In the Newell they’ve arranged the floor plan in such a manner as to be able to comfortably walk down this hall without even coming close to either side, with slides in. Our 44R, and our Phaeton required you to turn sideways to navigate the hall with slides in.

In the Newell, the hallway is not adjacent to any slides.

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What about Prevost??

We just made the leap from a Monaco Windsor to a Country Coach Prevost, 2006 variety. Love it. Not taking away from the luxury of the Newell and the obvious finishes, it panders to modern customer designs and easily woos the curious.

In order to get that spacious interior, something has to give, and that is the storage space under. If you are young, it is tolerable to crouch down and duck your head, but I can tell you that being 6'5", this is decidedly NOT fun.

Also in going from 4 slides to two, I not only do not miss the 2 slides, but enjoy being within conversation distance of other people. Not having slides on the passenger side gives much more room outside, not to mention ease of getting into those compartments.

If you study the sink carefully, there is not an inch more counter space than any other coach, so this is one of the coaches where one eats in restaurants.

I'm not saying that my coach is perfect, but I paid significantly less and have a very equally nice coach. All that glitters is not gold.
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