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smquandt
04-08-2013, 07:48 PM
Just purchased a 1997 in Indiana, traded our 1993 Bluebird Wanderlodge. Learning curve on the Newell is a little steep right now so will have questions shortly. Anyone on the forum from Northern WI or Michigan's Upper Peninsula?

NewellCrazy
04-08-2013, 07:53 PM
Welcome smquandt,

Glad you joined us, There are a ton of knowledgeable newell owners here that I'm sure will be happy to help you out. Feel free to ask any questions about your new newell.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge with anyone who will listen. :thumbsup:

Sean

MrE
04-08-2013, 07:53 PM
:welcome:Congratulations on your purchase! You have definitely found the right place to get your questions answered.

cdat
04-08-2013, 08:13 PM
Congrats on the purchase, you will find the folks here seem to love answering questions, by far the best forum I've ever found. Don't forget about Newell themselves, the service dept will take the time to answer questions and walk you thru procedures, I've never seen a company that seems to care more about it's customers.

John

Randy J
04-08-2013, 08:21 PM
Welcome to the Luxury Coach Lifestyle forum! Congrats on the purchase of your Newell Coach. We sure feel at home here on the forum. We have met some great people who are helpful and very knowledgeable. Can't get any better than that! :thumbsup:

Neweller
04-08-2013, 08:56 PM
:welcome:To this forum! Congratulations on your recent acquirement of a Newell. You have joined a very caring and thoughtful bunch around here. It looks like you have went from one great coach make to another. Sounds like you can share from the Wanderlodge prospective as well and we will gladly regard any of that knowledge too. Ask any questions you have about Newell's when you have them and we will strive at giving you quality responses.


There are a few owners from your neck of the woods and most are fairly active around here. Hopefully they will see your post and introduce themselves.

Yachts
04-08-2013, 09:10 PM
Congrats to you.. I'm guessing the 97 that Angola has? Or the one from parliament in Florida?

86loco
04-08-2013, 10:55 PM
Great to have you with us. You have definitely stumbled across the real deal with both a Newell and this ultimate in RV forums. In fact this is bar none a rare breed of NON stuffy shirted individuals!

speedingsport
04-08-2013, 11:26 PM
Welcome and congrats on the new to you Newell. Look forward to getting to know you. Have questions post them were here to help!

rellick
04-09-2013, 12:48 AM
Welcome and congrats on the new Newell!!:welcome:

stewart33
04-09-2013, 12:52 AM
Welcome!! You will find this forum and it's members are a great big help!




Welcome to the most ultimate luxury RV motorcoach forum or message board on the entire internet. Yureka you found the real deal here friend. You can talk and share about Newell's, Newel, Prevost's, Wanderlodges and any luxury motor coach without prejudice or discrimination of any kind unlike many other RV forum's.

The Newell
04-09-2013, 05:24 AM
Hello & Welcome smquandt,

I hope you are enjoying the Newell Forums, You have just found and joined the friendliest & most informative website pertaining to Luxury Coach Ownership on the web. If you have any questions/answers please feel free to post them or to send one of us moderators a private message. We are all here to help so don't be afraid to call on us!

Welcome Again!

Joseph

larryweikart
04-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Welcome to the Newell family. You have made a wise choice for your next coach. I have owned a Newell since 99 and have been pleasantly surprised, many times, by the vast knowledge one can receive from the owners in this forum. I'm located in Michigan but way down south, about 4 miles from the Indiana state line, but very close to I-69 and the Indiana turnpike. So, if you find yourself heading to that vicinity, give me a heads and maybe we could meet up. Best wishes for safe and happy travels in your new, to you, Newell.

gbuss
04-17-2013, 02:27 AM
Congratulations on your purchase SMQUANDT! You didn't happen to buy yor Newell through Panterra Coach did you? That is where we just bought our 1990 (we haven't even picked it up yet). I'm not in Northern Wisconsin, but I am in Wisconsin (Lake Mills 53551).

smquandt
04-17-2013, 03:19 AM
Right bought it at Panterra. Actually it is a 1996, I fat fingered the original post. We are still pushing snow around up here, hope southern WI is snow free.

gbuss
04-17-2013, 03:43 AM
No snow left, but i'm researching designs for an ark. We're picking up our '90 on Saturday (It's actually at their Michigan location). I've never even owned a tent before so I'm sure I'll be a regular on this site.

speedingsport
04-17-2013, 03:45 AM
Good to have you gbuss! :thumbsup:

Neweller
04-17-2013, 04:42 AM
No snow left, but i'm researching designs for an ark. We're picking up our '90 on Saturday (It's actually at their Michigan location). I've never even owned a tent before so I'm sure I'll be a regular on this site.

Where I'm at in Missouri, we haven't had but probably three full sunny days since winter started which is so strange. I'm starting to think I'm up in the NW. Need to dry the feathers out. Congrats on the new bus!

NewellCrazy
04-17-2013, 06:45 AM
Congrats to you both on your recent purchases!!

Sean

coachman
08-01-2013, 01:42 AM
Did Panterra take good care off y'all when you purchased your coaches?

larryweikart
08-02-2013, 04:53 PM
Coachman: Did you get up to see the Newell in Holland?

coachman
08-03-2013, 12:59 AM
I decided to wait a little bit to see if I can find a series 60. I would like to have the bunks, however I think I would rather have the series 60 engine.

MrE
08-03-2013, 01:49 AM
I decided to wait a little bit to see if I can find a series 60. I would like to have the bunks, however I think I would rather have the series 60 engine.

Good choice, pretty sure installing bunks would be a lot easier than an engine swap!

coachman
08-03-2013, 02:54 AM
MrE how come you got 0 hp on your 8v92?

MrE
08-03-2013, 04:26 AM
MrE how come you got 0 hp on your 8v92?
That's the current output. Have to take it apart and see if it goes back to a 475hp 8V92 or gets a I6 transplant.

Neweller
08-03-2013, 10:02 PM
That's the current output. Have to take it apart and see if it goes back to a 475hp 8V92 or gets a I6 transplant.

Jon, you could start a whole documented thread on this subject and others might chime in that have or are going through the same scenario. People need to know that the biggest enemy to a DD 2-stroke is over-heating and why that becomes a problem and to learn all there is to learn when it comes to preventive maintenance. I know of 5 or 6 8v's in Newell's over the last 18 months that have bit the bullet and it shouldn't be happening like it has. It is usually a case of a later owner purchasing a Newell and not having pertinent documentation as to its maintenance history. When one doesn't know the maintenance history when acquiring a new to them coach, they need to go through the check off list prior to purchase that includes complete oil samples and then know if the radiator and all system having to do with the engine running at proper temps throughout any driving environment will be met by optimum performance during any use.

A couple of months ago I almost bought a '93 Newell that I really liked but the seller had told me the Newell's engine had gotten pretty hot driving it up over the grapevine from Southern Cal to Central Cal and that concerned me to the point in my mind I would plan on doing an engine swap before to long and probably to a 60 series. But of course knowing this, price must reflect the overall capitol investment. I made the seller an offer on the coach and thought we were close to a deal when someone not knowing what I understood about these engines payed the seller more. Basically my point is that older engines especially something like a DD 2-stroke can be a problem once it has experienced overheating. Otherwise these have been great engines for many owners and will continue to be if properly maintained.

Just my nickels worth and anyone else that may agree with me.:p