There are several aspects of Newell coaches that make them stand alone.
Coaches 2006 and newer have rear tags that turn counter to the direction of the steering wheels, enabling a 45' long coach to make a U-turn in 37 feet!
Coach slides are typically totally flat floor (except rear headboard slide) whose orchestration has too be seen to be believed.
The power of these things in just unbelievable...and until recently they could be had with 10 and 12 speed European transmissions that made Alp climbing a walk in the park...with it's first service scheduled at 250K miles!
The ride is the best of all worlds....not too "floaty", and certainly not harsh...sort of "European"...this year's models will have active suspension ~ and industry first.
These coaches are true "4-season" coaches with insulation values in roof,walls, basements etc. to make them as comfortable taking them for a winter ski trip as they are in a Tucson summer
The company continues to be in business (!!!) and offers 24 hour support, 365 days and always goes the double extra mile to resolve issues.
They maintain plans for every coach built. They can re-configure, re build, or re-invent any coach as if that's the way it left the factory on it's maiden voyage.
They are truly totally customizable...kennels for your dogs, no problem. Mid entry with bath and a half, start from three different base points. Want more entertaining room...how about a king size bed, mounted to a murphy bed that become a daytime theater complete with 100" screen and comfy recliners....done and done
As to the comments about "too gaudy, not my style" Newell will build it exactly the way the owner
wants it...not the way Newell wants it. But they can also be "re decorated" by the subsequent owner to some extent...and not just a change of fabrics either. I wanted a desk removed and a sleeper sofa installed, while also taking a small window and making it into a large picture window. "No problem - we can make it look like that's the way it was built" and quoted me roughly $30k.
While I didn't win the $300 million lottery (Oh, you mean you have to really BUY a ticket?)...the used coaches are still amazing and (somewhat) more affordable.
I've been researching Newell ever since getting to walk through one in Holland's lot in San Marcos, CA where they had a 2005 and a 2008 - both were amazing in their own right. I've pestered Steve Wilson with a billion questions there....and called Newell's factory and spoken numerous times with (the vary patient and accomodating) Bill Dwyer. And should you ever get to walk the Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, CA it looks like a Newell ralley (yes, they have a double lot with one or two show coaches on site).
The best advise I can offer to anyone even considering them is check out www.newellclassics.com
and go to the forum. Like this site, there are some amazingly helpful people and a really searchable forum that covers every problem you can imagine. I've asked a ton of questions there and the responses have always been detailed and helpful.
I'm trying to buy my "last coach" first...and if there's any way I can swing it with a pre-owned one...
Sorry for the long post, but the engineering behind what you see is just stellar!
(wiping brow and getting off soapbox)