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Old 01-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #1
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Newell vs Winnie/Itasca

I realize there is no comparison , two different leagues altogether ..

However some things maybe falling into place that would allow me to get an 8-9 year old Newell or a new Ellipse/Tour in the same money range ..

I am definitely not a fan of "new" , especially with all the new crap required on the current models ..

I am also a not "in your face" kind of guy which is definitely the Newell ..

I'm thinking the Newell would be more "reliable" for a longer period , but I am certain that when something on a Newell squatted , it would make up for any perceived "savings" several times over ..

The local dealer is prolly sick of me coming around looking , but is always glad to see me , and I have spoken to a rep at Newell and they are in a selling mode as well ..

I have known one person with a Newell , and money was no issue with them for anything , so getting anything useful out of him would be meaningless ..

Your thoughts here ??
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I realize there is no comparison , two different leagues altogether ..

However some things maybe falling into place that would allow me to get an 8-9 year old Newell or a new Ellipse/Tour in the same money range ..

I am definitely not a fan of "new" , especially with all the new crap required on the current models ..

I am also a not "in your face" kind of guy which is definitely the Newell ..

I'm thinking the Newell would be more "reliable" for a longer period , but I am certain that when something on a Newell squatted , it would make up for any perceived "savings" several times over ..

The local dealer is prolly sick of me coming around looking , but is always glad to see me , and I have spoken to a rep at Newell and they are in a selling mode as well ..

I have known one person with a Newell , and money was no issue with them for anything , so getting anything useful out of him would be meaningless ..

Your thoughts here ??
I own an Itasca and I love it. However, give me the choice between it and a Newell and I'll take the latter every time.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:49 PM   #3
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A Newell is certainly a highline coach and some of the older ones were significantly overweight on the front axle right out of the factory.

Also, the factory is about the only place to go for service and they can be difficult to sell because of their uniqueness.
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Floor plan sells the coach. A 9 year old Newell may not have the interior room a new coach will have. With the new coach, your maintenance costs are known during the warranty. With the Newell you maintenance costs start right away. Guess you know where I'm headed. The new coach would be my pick.
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yeah yur headed kinda where I am headed
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New aganist floor plan, New for me and I would make the floor plan work. You will pay the depreciation but you will have a new coach. The factory thing would bother me.
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I forgot to mention those factory repairs are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
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For me, it's a no brainer, I would go for the Newell for the quality and craftsmanship and gladly do with a bit less interior room. If you have the VIN on the Newell you could probably call Sam Robinson 918-625-8036 (cell) or Dave Prince 888-363-9355 at the Newell factory. They may even have some pre-owned ones in your price range with glide-outs. All their pre-owned units I believe come with a 2 yr warranty and all have been thoroughly gone through and refurbished when needed.

Good luck with your choice
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they are the ones I spoke to

the warranty is for nine model years back from the current model year in production

they have about a dozen used coaches listed
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Two years from now the Itasca will be just another used Mh. The Newell will still be a Newell. JMHO
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Two years from now the Itasca will be just another used Mh. The Newell will still be a Newell. JMHO

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While I like my Winnebago and the folks at Winne have always been helpful.....it would be a no-brainer for me...the Newell. Unless, of course, there were some things about the Newell I just could not like. The interiors I've seen are a bit too fru-fru for our tastes.

If you are looking to spend that kind of money and want a quality coach with good factory support, take a look at used Foretravels of the same era as the Newell's you are considering.
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I didn't hear about Newell front axle overload. I know for a fact that the M-450 Wanderlodge had that issue.
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