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View Poll Results: Which would you choose? Newell or Prevost?
Newell 26 36.62%
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Other 21 29.58%
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:46 PM   #15
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Foretravel or Bluebird.

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Don't confuse the fact that a Prevost is called a bus conversion with the fact the Prevost builds a chassis specifically for motorhome use. There are 3 versions. Bus, Entertainer and MH. Converters buy the MH chassis and install the necessary running gear to make it a great place to live. Newell does the same thing except that they build the chassis (or it's built to their specs) and install the necessary running gear.
These are both top notch motor homes and the leaders in this segment of the industry (no apologies to the other sellers mentioned previously). While others will certainly fill in the voids beginning at #3, Prevost and Newell quality is unsurpassed.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:44 PM   #17
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Prevost. After all, if it's good enough for the President....

But seriously, I love the Volvo engine in the Prevost.
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Morning people ... I'm a simple kind of guy .. Who lives a simple kind of life ... I would take a PowerHouse Coach loaded of course ... Just because I'm a simple kind of guy..!
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Morning people ... I'm a simple kind of guy .. Who lives a simple kind of life ... I would take a PowerHouse Coach loaded of course ... Just because I'm a simple kind of guy..!
What's a Power House Coach?

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FORETRTAVEL hands down. a solid coach, not a showboat.lol

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Old 08-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #21
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Here is the question.


"So here is the poll... Which would you buy today if you had the opportunity? Money is not an issue. We are not talking about value, cost or prestige. Just raw machine."

With these parameters, why in the world world anyone get a Foretravel or Blue Bird instead of a Prevost?

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I would buy a Newmar Allstar and then buy a ranch with the difference.

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The last year the Wanderlodge was in production was 2009.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:44 AM   #24
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For me, a no brainer, Newell (if i had the money) outstanding quality coach.

We took a tour of the Newell facility in Miami, OK and from what we observed all their employees appeared to be very dedicated and took pride in their work at all stages of the coach build.

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Friend of ours was on his 3rd Prevost and he had nothing but trouble with the last one. Price wasn't important to him. Had Newmar custom build a 2005 Essex then traded for a 2007 Essex and just traded the 2007 on a custom built King Aire. Said he would never go back. He's the one that sold me on my old used '06 Essex.
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A big 52' coach built anyway you like. It's a TC rated as a Class A coach powerhouse coach .com...
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hmmmm.... personally I'd prefer a Bluebird Wanderlodge, with the new foretravel at #2
I would switch the order they are by far the coolest motorhomes out there. Too bad Bluebird went belly up, they just make an old turd like me get nostalgic and misty eyed
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So having the privilege of working on both mentioned; many different model years, and most of the converters in the case of Prevost’s, it’s a no brainer in my opinion, Prevost.

Now that I’ve given my “opinion” I’ll give my reasons. First let me say I think they are both a superior coach over just about everyone else’s, in construction, durability, craftsmanship & function. Newell was built from the ground up with a motor coach mentality, good or bad that’s the way it is. Conversions are just that, whether or not it’s a Prevost, MCI, Eagle, Neoplan, Freightliner truck or MANN, it’s normally a commercially built vehicle that has passed all the DOT specs for a commercial passenger vehicle. I haven’t heard of any motorhome manufacture that has done this, I maybe wrong, and if I am I’d like to know. Busses & Trucks have accidents quite often and serious injuries happen, these commercial manufactures are put thru the ringers having to meet the changing requirements of the governing bodies of different countries. So take Prevost (also part of Volvo) built in Canada, one of the most used busses in that country not too far behind in USA & Mexico, still building more busses then probably all the coaches being built today (yes, not that hard I know). As we all know and have seen, any business can just close up and disappear. More likely that a coach manufacture or converter will be gone before most of the commercial vehicle manufactures.

“Most” of the converters don’t touch the factory chassis, they just add to it. Some will change outthe dash electronics and that can be problematic but can always be changed/updated.But as far as the rest, it’susuallynot touched. What does that mean, well if you own one you can get the disk and have your entire schematic’sof the chassis, wiring, pneumatics, structure, etc.. and so can every authorized shop from coast to coast. Most area’s will have a factory rep close by that is normally trained in most areas and ifdoesn’t know, knows who does. Working on a Prevost is like working on a Chevy, Ford, Toyota, etc… might not be fun or easy but at least you can get answers…

An old saying at the campfire “Once you own a Newell you’ll you won’t own anything else - - cuz you can’t sell it”

Now all that being said…. I own a Monaco Dynasty, but it was said that money wasn’t an issue….
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