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Forum: Off-Topic Discussions & Humor 09-20-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,706
Posted By tuga
Max, Could you be a little more specific? ...

Max,

Could you be a little more specific? Ask a direct question maybe?

Are you talking about how much it costs to keep it running or whether it should have a rear bath + half bath?

How...
Forum: General Technical Discussion 09-19-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By tuga
I have mine weighed at the Newell factory when I...

I have mine weighed at the Newell factory when I am in for service. Usually about once every 2 years. They have portable electronic scales that weigh each wheel on each axle for a total of 6...
Forum: RVing Safely 09-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,109
Posted By tuga
Newell recommends changing the front tires every...

Newell recommends changing the front tires every 3 years and the rear tires every 5 years. They also recommend Michelin tires only!

Personally, I follow their recommendation about changing the...
Forum: RVing Safely 09-19-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,417
Posted By tuga
Good post Forest, I didn't know about the...

Good post Forest, I didn't know about the extinguisher clogging. Boy, you learn something everyday!

Thinking about that, I need to check the dates on my fire extinguishers in the coach as well as...
Forum: RVing Safely 09-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,914
Posted By tuga
Barthman, I think that it is unfair to state...

Barthman,

I think that it is unfair to state that a Newell has less chance of a rollover vs a bus conversion. I'm not an engineer and I don't have any specs on bus conversions, so I am not saying...
Forum: RVing Safely 09-19-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,914
Posted By tuga
I feel that Newells are very safe because the...

I feel that Newells are very safe because the majority of the weight of the coach is below the floor (75% I think). A low center of gravity is a big plus in potential roll over situations.

The...
Forum: Dollars and Cents 09-19-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,409
Posted By tuga
MiracleJ, I have my 1999 Newell insured with...

MiracleJ,

I have my 1999 Newell insured with Allstate. I have the same limits that you have 250,500, & 100. My premium is $750 per year. I have been trying for 20 years to find out what the...
Forum: Big Rig Friendly Parks and Resorts 09-16-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,818
Posted By tuga
If you use the Big Rigs Best Bets book you will...

If you use the Big Rigs Best Bets book you will always find a park that can handle a 45' coach. If it is not listed in that book keep on driving!
Forum: Exterior Works 09-16-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,926
Posted By tuga
How satisfied are you with the headlights on your Newell?

How satisfied are you with the headlights on your Newell?

I have some friends who have Prevosts (XLs) and they are not happy with their head lights. They purchased upgrade for around $3,000.
...
Forum: Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 09-15-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028
Posted By tuga
Billy, You need to also know how high the...

Billy,

You need to also know how high the coach should be at the correct ride height. According to Newell my 1999 model needs to be at 12.25" This height is measure from the wheel well behind...
Forum: Exterior Works 09-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By tuga
Guardian RV parts 866 333-4899 $487 each + $115...

Guardian RV parts 866 333-4899 $487 each + $115 freight

Newell NC 21154 & 21155 $488 each

Coach Glass 800 714 7171 $598 each
Forum: HVAC 09-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By tuga
MiracleJ, I agree, it would almost have to...

MiracleJ,

I agree, it would almost have to be a stopped up drain line. If your coach has an air hose connection in the engine compartment you can just blow out the drain line using it. Most...
Forum: Big Rig Friendly Parks and Resorts 09-13-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,575
Posted By tuga
Buckhorn Lake RV resort in Kerrville, TX ...

Buckhorn Lake RV resort in Kerrville, TX

Outdoor Resorts of America:
Port St. Lucie, FL
And many other locations

Tiger Run in Breckenridge, CO

Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, CA
Forum: Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 09-13-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,083
Posted By tuga
If you put a pencil to it, if you have to run...

If you put a pencil to it, if you have to run your generator all night for AC Wal Mart might not be such a bargin if you compare it to a $30 per night RV park! If the genny uses .8 gal/hr for 10...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 09-12-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By tuga
House batteries should be purchased all at one...

House batteries should be purchased all at one time with the same dates. As I understand it, if after 3 or 4 years one of the batteries in the bank goes bad all of the batteries should be replaced. ...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 09-12-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By tuga
What I like about them is they have the longest...

What I like about them is they have the longest warranty; I think it is like 3 years. They also are rated at 255 amp hours each and I have 6 8Ds so that gives me 1530 amp hours of use (I think!). I...
Forum: Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 09-12-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,190
Posted By tuga
I have heard around 30,000 hours between...

I have heard around 30,000 hours between overhauls! That was just from a group of guys standing around talking, so I wouldn't put too much credence in it. But they will last a long, long time. ...
Forum: Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 09-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By tuga
Sean, How do you check a tire for roundness?...

Sean,

How do you check a tire for roundness?

I have never heard of that.
Forum: Upgrades and Customization 09-11-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,973
Posted By tuga
Before you consider upgrading you might want to...

Before you consider upgrading you might want to price a one piece windshield. I heard from an owner a few years ago that they were $1900 just for the glass! I will stand corrected if I am off base...
Forum: HVAC 09-11-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,118
Posted By tuga
Ken, IMO the 1997 to 1999 models are the...

Ken,

IMO the 1997 to 1999 models are the sweet spot of Newells. They have good slides, series 60 engine (35% better fuel economy), independent front suspension, rear bath + a half bath, and most...
Forum: Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 09-11-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,638
Posted By tuga
8. When your wife tells you to turn right don't...

8. When your wife tells you to turn right don't keep going straight! Or you might do like I did and encounter a sign that says "Pavement Ends" "End of the Road". Then you get to disconnect the tow...
Forum: HVAC 09-11-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,118
Posted By tuga
Like many of you, I have had a few Newells (this...

Like many of you, I have had a few Newells (this is my 3rd). My first one was a 1987 Newell Classic 40' w/3 roof ACs. I had trouble with them tripping c.b. burning fan motors etc. My next Newell was...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 09-10-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By tuga
Tom, It doesn't make any difference what...

Tom,

It doesn't make any difference what vintage Newell you have; you will get good service even if you didn't buy the coach from Newell. They support ALL Newells, not just the newer ones. They...
Forum: Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 09-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,001
Posted By tuga
After careful thought and deliberation I would...

After careful thought and deliberation I would say 105!
Forum: Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 09-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,827
Posted By tuga
From the pictures of Ron Skeen's coach and the...

From the pictures of Ron Skeen's coach and the pictures above of Clarke's coach; it looks like we can see that the slower you drive the less damage will occur if you have a blow out!

Do the...
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