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dragracer
02-28-2012, 01:35 AM
Hello all,
I am a first time Newell owner , coach #508.
It is a 1999 double slide.

rheavn
02-28-2012, 02:08 AM
Dragracer,
Welcome to the forum from another '99 double slide owner. If I can be any help just ask.

lbrachfe
02-28-2012, 02:21 AM
Welcome and Good Luck with the New Ride.....

Summersgal
02-28-2012, 02:48 AM
Welcome to a wonderful site with lots of info!

Pam

tuga
02-28-2012, 03:17 AM
Dragracer,

I have a 99 also, coach #512. 2 slides w/rear bath option.

If I can be of any assistance please let me know.

prairieschooner
02-28-2012, 03:33 AM
Welcome, what are you using at the Drags? just curious 'cause I dig the Drags.

encantotom
02-28-2012, 07:17 AM
dragracer, it would be nice if you told us your name, at least your first name.

welcome to the gang. the 99's are very popular in this bunch.

where do you live?

tom

dragracer
02-28-2012, 10:56 AM
Welcome, what are you using at the Drags? just curious 'cause I dig the Drags.

I race a 250" dragster with a big block Chevy

dragracer
02-28-2012, 10:58 AM
dragracer, it would be nice if you told us your name, at least your first name.

welcome to the gang. the 99's are very popular in this bunch.

where do you live?

tom

My name is Ken and i live in the Tampa Bay area

dragracer
02-28-2012, 10:59 AM
Welcome to a wonderful site with lots of info!

Pam

thanks Pam!

prairieschooner
02-28-2012, 01:01 PM
I race a 250" dragster with a big block Chevy


It will be different driving a Newell! Welcome.

chockwald
02-28-2012, 04:58 PM
Ken, as you have found out, this is a friendly place, and the knowledge base here is significant. Glad to have you aboard!

dragracer
02-29-2012, 02:37 AM
Thank you !!

HoosierDaddy
02-29-2012, 02:55 AM
Welcome Ken from a race fan!

larryweikart
03-01-2012, 03:03 AM
Nice to have you aboard Ken. happy travels from another car nut! (presently in Sebring for the 60th anniversary!)

Richard and Rhonda
03-02-2012, 02:11 AM
Welcome Ken,

You will make fast friends here.

Let the journey begin.

dragracer
03-04-2012, 02:33 AM
Thanks Richard and Rhonda,

I am taking my maiden voyage this coming week and driving from Phoenix to Pittsburgh. What is the most fuel efficient speed (60 series DD) to travel since fuel is now over $4.00?

dragracer
03-04-2012, 02:37 AM
I am glad to see all of you fellow car guys and Gals. It looks like we all have the same disease. Anything with a motor and we are smitten.

dragracer
03-04-2012, 02:40 AM
Thanks Clarke,

I am also a cyclist. Guru Carbonio.......

larryweikart
03-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Ken: I pull a 12 ton trailer most of the time but will still get 6+ mpg at a cruising speed of 60-65 mph. I'll be doing just the opposite in 3 weeks, heading from Sebring to Phoenix. They had a huge cycle competition here 2 weeks ago that you would have enjoyed. Have a nice, safe trip to Pittsburgh.

lbrachfe
03-04-2012, 05:20 PM
I pull a 2000lb MINI and get 7 to 8 miles per gallon and got the same mileage pulling a Hummer. I use cruise control and turn off the engine brake while highway cruising.

Richard and Rhonda
03-04-2012, 07:56 PM
I think somewhere between 62 and 65 is the sweet spot on mileage. You want to rund fast enough to carry the rollers without downshifting.

Definitely better mileage with the cruise control on. I don't know about other Newells, but I highly suspect that my DDEC is programmed like some of the fleet DDEC were programmed, in other words it has a higher power setting when using the cruise. The fleet owners do that to encourage the drivers to use the cruise. I swear mine pulls stronger in cruise.

And amen on the bike affliction.

I'm in Huntington WV, just off I 64 if you get close on your trip.

chockwald
03-04-2012, 09:41 PM
Thanks Clarke,

I am also a cyclist. Guru Carbonio.......

Carbon bike, huh? Must be very, very light. Hope to see you down the road.

dragracer
03-05-2012, 11:43 AM
Thanks everyone for the great advice.

afrench45
03-06-2012, 01:06 AM
I pull a 2000lb MINI and get 7 to 8 miles per gallon and got the same mileage pulling a Hummer. I use cruise control and turn off the engine brake while highway cruising.

How fast do you run when you tow a Hummer? I only get about 5.7 but I run on avg. about 78.

rheavn
03-06-2012, 01:08 AM
78! Tires are only rated for 75