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Old 08-11-2009, 02:44 AM   #31
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I just bought my coach a couple of weeks ago. I have two numbers that doesn't really tell me much of anything. Please help me decode.

1971 Newell Coach 30' 391 Industrial Engine Allison 6 speed Trans.
M/N 26141 R2HM 391
S/N 5E28 S5183
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:52 AM   #32
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I doubt that Newell even has anyone left on staff that could decode those numbers. Back in the 70's and early 80's every company just made up their own Serial (VIN) numbers. Likely the last three digits of the motorhome number is the size of the engine.

Prior to 1983 when the 'new accounting system' started counting coaches at '1', there is no way to determine a coach number other than knowing that there were 384 coaches built between 1967 and 1983. You are fortunate to know that your coach is certainly in the first 120 Newell's ever constructed.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:38 AM   #33
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there is no way to determine a coach number other than knowing that there were 384 coaches built between 1967 and 1983. You are fortunate to know that your coach is certainly in the first 120 Newell's ever constructed.
I guess we can collect vin's and then figure them out like my being the same year i would be high or lower in the last digit i would think. Is there any info on how many a years were made 1967,68, etc
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:49 AM   #34
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I have not been able to determine any specific data from Newell regarding the number of coaches built per year in the 60's, 70's and early 80's.

There were an average of about 30 coaches per year being built during the 1983-1986 period.

During the first 16 years of Newell, 1967 - 1982 there were 384 Newells constructed. That would average about 24 per year BUT the first year or two were lower production so the average for the later years might be closer to 26/year.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:51 AM   #35
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I know newell keep's a history on there motorhomes they charge per hour to look for them, I wonder if maybe a group of us could work on getting it in to a database so newell owners could search there own coaches information. I would help out no problem i just dont want to spend $500.00 for a history if it was 5 hours to find.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:38 PM   #36
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The 1999 Album #1 is coach #531.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #37
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The 1996 Newell Album #3 and #11 are the same coach, #420 45'-102", DD60, Allison, now owned by Ray & Shirley Penick, Tulsa, OK
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #38
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The 1999 Album #13 now belongs to Bob & Peggy Standeford of Tulsa. I don't know who placed the pictures in the album. The number on the coach is 516.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:40 PM   #39
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Hi,,I own a 1990 2000 series 42 ft coach #224
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:42 AM   #40
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Hi all,

Our Newell was ordered in 1971 and completed in 1972. I contacted Newell earlier this year after we purchased her and was told that the last 2 digits of the serial number represented her build number. Jessica France at Newell told us that ours was the 96th Newell built. Jessica was able to also provide the original order sheet and drawings for the coach showing that it came with a Ford 391 industrial motor as would seem to be indicated by the last digits of the MTR.NO. on the build plate located next to our main entry door. A picture of that plate is attached below.

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That's really too small to read so here's what it says:
Newell Coach
Miami Okla
MTR.NO. 21085 S25HG 391EHD
SER.NO. 3F30 S5196
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