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Old 07-31-2009, 05:02 PM   #11
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Welcome to the group Steve. I'm relatively new here too, we bought our coach a couple months ago. We're leaving for Creede in about an hour.
Glad to see another photographer here. I have a small hobby/business (mostly sports action stuff) that I hope to expand after I retire (hopefully) this year. I hope to spend some time this week shooting landscapes.
You'll find a bunch of great, helpful guys here. Don't hesitate to call the Newell factory for advice or help. They'll probably treat you like the long-lost son with a '71!
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:08 PM   #12
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Wow! I guess it must be a popular name. I was only aware of the two. My mistake. My zip is 75453. Which is located in Hunt County.

I am hoping that I can get some sort of literature or specs as to what my Newell was like when it was built. I want to do some updates but I like to keep things close to original as possible.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:08 PM   #13
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Congratulations Steve on your "new rig". I did some work recently in Rusk County. What year is your 911?
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:17 PM   #14
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I no longer have the 911. It was however a 1983 SC ~ Slate Blue. It found it's way into the front end of a Ford F-350. He rear ended me. His got towed and mine. Well I drove it home. LOL! I have used this name for years on everythinig so it has just stuck with me. Currently I am a BMW guy. I needed more room for the kids.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:43 PM   #15
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Welcome to the group Steve. I'm relatively new here too, we bought our coach a couple months ago. We're leaving for Creede in about an hour.
Glad to see another photographer here. I have a small hobby/business (mostly sports action stuff) that I hope to expand after I retire (hopefully) this year. I hope to spend some time this week shooting landscapes.
You'll find a bunch of great, helpful guys here. Don't hesitate to call the Newell factory for advice or help. They'll probably treat you like the long-lost son with a '71!

Thanks for the info regarding help with the Newell.

I shoot all types of subjects and sports. I have my own website and my wife and I also shoot together. We own a studio called Texas Xposures. If you would like to take a look at some of our sports stuff here is the website address: www.texasxposures.com. I would be more than happy to answer and questions or help in any way with photography issues also. I can be emailed at steve@stevereevesphoto.com or steve@texasxposures.com.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:33 PM   #16
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Default 71 30' gas coach

We have a 71 30' gas coach. Over the last 5 years have rebult or repaired almost everything on the coach. Happy to answer questions about systems on coach.

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:36 AM   #17
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please post pictures of the coach inside and out on the gallery. i would love to see it!

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Old 08-07-2009, 01:42 PM   #18
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Welcome , Steve.....I always say..Take an OLD house and an OLD truck and put ' em together and you have an OLD motor-home!! I enjoy working on my old Newell and find it quite theraputic. I found it interesting that my 1978 Newell had the original blue-print of the floor-plan in the "owners manual" Hopefully you will find similar documents with yours. You will find technical expertise and even a little emotional encouragement from this group :-)
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:34 PM   #19
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To Everyone.
I pick up the coach on Sunday at around 10:00 am. My wife who is also a photographer wants to photo everything. We should be getting some really good photos of this rig. I have restored several old cars, boats and even homes. The last home being originally built in 1860. Surely, if I have to rebuild the Newell for any reason I can take the combined effort of my experiences and put her back together as needed. Hopefully as in HoosierDaddy's case I might get lucky and find some added documentation that will help in the future. I know that my wife is keeping her fingers crossed that we make it on the 5-1/2 hour journey home without problems.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:43 PM   #20
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I am sure that you have a check list of items to inspect before venturing hundreds of miles in a 'new to you' 38 year old coach but look hard at the DOT date codes on tires and if there is excessive cracking on the sidewalls or in the grooves be very careful. Of course the standard checking the fluid levels and belts will improve the probability of your getting home safely. If there is any way to do it, changing the oil and refueling with fresh fuel before you head out would be preferable.
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