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Forum: Coach Spotter! 09-15-2016, 04:26 AM
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Posted By peneumbra
Looks to be late '60s or (very) early '70s...

Looks to be late '60s or (very) early '70s...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 09-15-2016, 04:17 AM
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Views: 2,609
Posted By peneumbra
Bass Player: "What key is this in?" Me:...

Bass Player: "What key is this in?"

Me: "Ah... Key of R."
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 09-15-2016, 03:59 AM
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Views: 2,353
Posted By peneumbra
The best thing you, as a new Newell owner, can do...

The best thing you, as a new Newell owner, can do is make an appointment at the factory in Miami, OK, and bring your coach in for a complete check-over. These vehicles are complicated, to put it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 09-15-2016, 03:55 AM
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Views: 2,487
Posted By peneumbra
Greetings from #139...

Greetings from #139...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 09-15-2016, 03:54 AM
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Views: 2,849
Posted By peneumbra
Hi - Almost all of the newer RV parks can...

Hi -
Almost all of the newer RV parks can handle 45-foot rigs, at least out here in the West. Having said that, it's always best to CALL FIRST just to make sure...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 04-30-2015, 02:37 AM
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Views: 11,963
Posted By peneumbra
Labor costs on various RVs are generally the same...

Labor costs on various RVs are generally the same per hour; many of the major components (engine, transmission, wheels and tires, generators, etc) are often the same. The luxury stuff is more...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 03-21-2015, 02:10 PM
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Views: 11,963
Posted By peneumbra
Likewise, Dan, should you have a question, any...

Likewise, Dan, should you have a question, any question at all, please feel free to keep it to yourself.

Ahem, I mean, feel free to ask anything, and if I don't know the answer, rest assured that...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 03-19-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,963
Posted By peneumbra
Hey guys- One of the reasons we like the...

Hey guys-

One of the reasons we like the "classic" Newells is that they don't have slide-outs. I think the issues with slides have been pretty well addressed in modern coaches. HOWEVER - having...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 03-18-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,963
Posted By peneumbra
Hi Dan - Well, no product is absolutely...

Hi Dan -
Well, no product is absolutely perfect, but I'd say that Newell and the other ultra-high-end coach builders are about as well-built as you can get (and given the price of these things,...
Forum: Upgrades and Customization 03-16-2015, 11:43 AM
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Views: 5,044
Posted By peneumbra
139 Gets New Floor

Our Classic Newell Coach, 1987 Number 139, is getting brand new flooring. It's a high-end laminate in a cherrywood color, and with a 25-year guarantee.

We've also got our led headlamp sistem...
Forum: Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 03-16-2015, 11:25 AM
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Views: 11,963
Posted By peneumbra
The reality is that all of these coaches,...

The reality is that all of these coaches, particularly the high-end ones such as Newell, are complex machines with lots of systems that have to be properly integrated in order for the coach to...
Forum: Interior Works 01-05-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,121
Posted By peneumbra
I'm going to go looking for the latest 8-track...

I'm going to go looking for the latest 8-track releases when I visit the A&P store tomorrow. And I'm gonna check my vacuum tubes, too...
Forum: Plumbing | Fixtures, Tanks and Water Systems 01-05-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,236
Posted By peneumbra
And just where is this adjustment device hiding?

And just where is this adjustment device hiding?
Forum: General Luxury Coach Discussion 01-05-2015, 04:04 AM
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Views: 4,959
Posted By peneumbra
I sit here in our '87 Newell (#139) waiting for...

I sit here in our '87 Newell (#139) waiting for the locksmith to put a new deadbolt in our entry door. It is about 9 p.m., and we are in the KOA campground in Tucson, AZ.

We've had no previous...
Forum: General Technical Discussion 12-25-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,243
Posted By peneumbra
My arrangement is in a different direction, in...

My arrangement is in a different direction, in that I used high-end LED headlights. They're basically just plug in and go, BUT with LEDs, one has to be very on top of the grounding situation.

For...
Forum: General Technical Discussion 12-14-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,243
Posted By peneumbra
LED Headlight Upgrade

The headlights in our Newell coaches are, shall we say, less than impressive. The lights in our new rig - #139 - are better than the lights in our 1981, but not by much.

I'd changed out the...
Forum: Coach/Bus Buyer and Seller Exchange 12-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,458
Posted By peneumbra
Really nice Newells for very decent prices are...

Really nice Newells for very decent prices are out there, as we've just rediscovered. Keep looking...
Forum: Coach/Bus Buyer and Seller Exchange 12-02-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,752
Posted By peneumbra
1981 Newell 38.5 ft coach for sale

We are selling our 1981 Newell 38.5 coach at a very reasonable price. Single rear axle, 6V62, twin A/C, twin beds, side-out freezer, 12.5 KW generator, etc etc.

Needs some electrical work and...
Forum: Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 11-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,532
Posted By peneumbra
One reason for NOT going to the OTR super singles...

One reason for NOT going to the OTR super singles is that they're still not that common - if you have a tire failure in the middle of nowhere, and call the local tire guy to bring you out a new tire,...
Forum: General Luxury Coach Discussion 11-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,927
Posted By peneumbra
Newell (X2).

Newell (X2).
Forum: Coach/Bus Buyer and Seller Exchange 11-11-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,515
Posted By peneumbra
Yes, we are interested in selling our 81 coach....

Yes, we are interested in selling our 81 coach. At first we were thinking of racing them across the country to see who could arrive first - loser would have to do the dishes for life - but I think...
Forum: Coach/Bus Buyer and Seller Exchange 11-10-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,515
Posted By peneumbra
Talking Two-Newell Owners

:laugh:Thank you! Actually, we've been Newellistas since the mid-1990s, when we bought a 1981 38.5 foot coach. We still have that one, but decided to upgrade to #139 because of its excellent...
Forum: Coach/Bus Buyer and Seller Exchange 11-08-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,515
Posted By peneumbra
We have purchased Coach #139 and promise to love...

We have purchased Coach #139 and promise to love and cherish it...
Forum: General Luxury Coach Discussion 11-07-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,878
Posted By peneumbra
You would be wise to make a Newell your first RV...

You would be wise to make a Newell your first RV - why not start at the top?
Older Newells are a great place to start, in terms of (relative) simplicity, cost, and size.
Having said that, one...
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