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Old 03-31-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Hi all Newell Coach owners; past, present and future!

NewellClassic.com would love to here from you, regarding our help in your decision in the ownership of a Newell Coach?

Please post here on this thread with a little input as to why, when, where and how you have chosen to become a Newell Coach owner?

It would really help us here at NewellClassic.com understand our importance and benefit to the owners of Newell's.


Some helpful thoughts to share are as follows:

Was this forum helpful to you in making the decision to buy a Newell or keep it longer?

Did you buy your Newell after reviewing the information shared here?

Did you buy your Newell from our classifieds?

Did you buy your Newell, or are you going to buy a new or used Newell from the Newell Coach factory thanks to information on this site?


So, Please let us know! And, thank you all so very much for your patronage,

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Old 03-31-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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This website is very valuable to us Coach #303. We purchased our Newell 8/05 and didn't know of this website. We did refer to the Newell Factory website under tech support before it migrated to this site. We have benefitted significantly from the many experts that share this forum. We have posted several times and have received expert advice and solutions to our questions. In this economy, and watching on a regular basis challenges with the stock market and investments in general, we try and do most of any work ourselves. This site factors into our ability to continue to own our Coach and to enjoy it very much. We would have to determine if we could pay third parties to work on our Coach for the minor issues that we run into during these tough times. So, in short, yes, this site is invaluable to us to continue to enjoy our Coach for the many experiences that we still want to have with it. Thank you very very much for making this available to us.

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Old 03-31-2009, 09:41 PM   #3
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I found my 1982 Newell on Craigslist of all places. I had never heard of Newell prior to inspecting my coach for the first time in February of last year. After seeing the coach I started doing research on Newell and found this website. I registered, and introduced myself, and received many responses from owners. As a result of the many friendly and encouraging responses, and the wonderful condition of the coach I made the decision to purchase my coach. We had looked at a lot of Class A coaches, and were amazed at the quality of workmanship, and components in Newells. Interestingly I didn't feel as if I were doing this on my own. Since our purchase we have made several new Newell friends (Michael and Georgia Day, Tom and Darlene McCloud, Steve and Tricia Ward), and look forward to making many more Newell friends at the mini-rally in Austin, TX later next month.

I have received a lot of technical assistance from this website in making changes, and upgrades to my coach such as replacing the original "battery boiler" converter/charger, tires, weight distribution, cruise control, wood floors, etc.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:32 PM   #4
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The combined technical experience and know how of the forum members is absolutely invaluable. I found the forum after I made the decision that Newell was my next coach, and before I actually purchased. It did help me with a few watchouts. I found the ad for my Newell in the FMCA magazine of all places.

It is obvious that we enjoy a great group that really contributes factual and accurate information. We are blessed that our members keep it on the up and up, I don't recall any flaming, phishing, or personal crusades on this forum.

Needless to say it is my favorite site.

Thank you so much for all the hard work that you have put into making this a success. Michael knows a little about you, but I for one, would be interested in hearing about your coach, and also about how the forum started.

Thanks again.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:48 AM   #5
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Darlene and I bought our coach in june of 2007. I had been looking at Bluebirds and prevosts and a friend told me about newells. i used this site to get questions answered before i bought ours and i appreciated the help.

i use the site a ton and try to be a benefit to others by posting my adventures. i pretty much did a total interior upgrade and have been going through the major systems one at a time and upgrading and updating them as well.

i have made many new friends on this site and have gotten together with a number of them and have great friendships with them.

this site is a must to save a ton of time for keeping our older coaches going. i volunteered last year to help moderate on the site and will do again this year if allowed as i encourage others to do as well.

thanks for asking

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:16 AM   #6
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Georgia and I were looking at high end coaches: Prevost, Newell and Wanderlodges. We both admired the interior layouts and styling of the Newell. When we found one that had a built in desk, abundant storage and the Newell quality construction we were hooked. We have had our Newell for over 3 years and couldn't be happier with the choice we made.

We found this site after we negotiated the deal on our Newell but before we picked it up. As this site has grown, with more and more folks adding their experiences and their knowledge, it has become more and more valuable. I learn from most of the posts. The exchange of issues and solutions has been extremely beneficial. Additionally, I have found that all the Newell owners I have met have been great folks. With only about 1300 Newells having been built, we are members of a select group of individuals who share the desire to travel, and in some cases, live, in these wonderful machines. I have gained some wonderful friends as a direct result of this site. I have also developed a friendship with several of the employees of Newell. You do truly become members of a large family.

Thanks for all of your hard work in putting together this site, maintaining, improving and growing this site. It is a valuable asset to all of us.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:10 PM   #7
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There is a wealth of information and commaraderie on this site. I do not even own a pop-up camper, but someday I plan to own a high end Bluebird, Prevost or (most likely) a Newell. My wife is not as interested as I am and I've already embarassed myself by asking for additional pictures and information, only to find that she is not ready. I will tell you that she appreciates the simplicity (mostly of decoration) of Newell. Some of the others we've looked at look like brothels.

It just seems to me that this is a buyer's market and there is no time like the present. We'll wait until just the right time, but in the meantime thank you - everyone who posts and gives out information. We'll be there one day. This site is the real deal! Thank you Ken and gang!

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Old 04-01-2009, 03:31 PM   #8
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Tom or someone in admin, how do we donate? I don't see a link for that option. We would like to donate, also.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:50 PM   #9
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Would like to thank those who have jumped on this post providing great answers and appreciation for the NewellClassic.com website.

Richard & Rhonda, you can click on this link and it will give you a brief summary of how this site originally started. http://www.newellclassic.com/aboutus.htm . I have decided to participate more on a personal level and will do up a profile. I am looking to sell my current coach and upgrade to a more usable layout and add some bells & whistles.

In regards to those interested in donations, we will be glad to add a link to the site. We tried it in the past, in which Michael Day and Tom pitched in. We would like to thank them both again, they are true Newell Guru's. We would greatly appreciate any forum members who want to contribute. Everything we ever receive from anyone on this site will go directly to improve, maintain and promote it.


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Old 04-02-2009, 05:34 AM   #10
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If you could add a PayPal link, or something of that sort it would make it easy for us to donate. This site is invaluable to us.
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