I sold a late model Mountain Aire and bought a 95 Newell. The MADP was a really nice coach with no issues. I have been completely pleased so far.
You will find the Newells are built with very solid engineering and easy for most to work on. I have been in most nooks and crannies in mine, and I have not found one thing where I thought someone cut a corner for money or time.
Have you driven one? Nothing that wieght as much as a motorhome is going to handle like a Lotus Elise, but I bought mine because of the handling and the solid engineering.
Their customer service is very down home. The people on the phone are definitely interested in helping you get the part or resolve the issue.
What are the weak points to look for? Well the air system is notorious for leaking. The basement airs have good and bad points. Some people love mid door and some hate it. I love it.
If you are looking at the five year old category, then it is probably worth a trip to Miami, OK to meet with them at the factory.
Richard, Rhonda, Ty, and Alex
1995 Newell, 470HP Detroit Diesel Series 60