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Old 11-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #11
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Wasn't there a 96 sine axel in New Mexico for sale last month
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:55 PM   #12
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I may have one for sale closer to spring if you are interested pm me
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:20 AM   #13
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First motorhome I own was a 40', then went to 34', then 40', then 45', then 45'8". Going down the interstate the longer with a tag the better and in tight parks, shorter the best. Once you get use to what your driving it become a matter of what you want to do and where you want to stay. I am reducing my 96 from 99K to 95K and the 04 from 399K to 380K. Need to sell one. Email for pictures and info.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:43 AM   #14
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Welcome Steve,

What year range are you seeking? I know of a few early to mid 80's for sale.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:45 AM   #15
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The lower priced united is within reach, but not until Fall of 14.

I've expected to learn that a 40 w/tag is better down the road than a 40 w/o tag. However, for my purposes, a 40 may not make it where I go to the edges of the Montana wilderness. I always thought that it would be tough going for a 35' w/3 topside AC units going down the Forest Service roads that I enjoy so much.

If I could support multiple busses, I'd have a little one and a big one.
I can't, so I must make a sound compromise.
That's so easily said….
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:05 AM   #16
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Hey Ron I told a guy looking for a series 60 no slide about yours, told him it maybe best no slide out there..
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #17
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Thanks for the reference. I had installed (stand alone) auto gen start on the 89 with a Freedom modify sine inverter/charger and on the 96 with a Magnum Pure Sine inverter charger and auto gen start. No problem with either. I have a magnum (stand alone) auto gen start for the 04 that I have not installed yet on the xantrex prosine inverter. I have used auto gen start for the last 12 years and have never had any problems.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #18
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For highway travel handling the longest legal coach will get you there most comfortably. For off highway handling you want the shortest coach you can live with. Since you seem to be most interested in "country roads take me home" John Denver style, it would seem to me you want the shortest coach you can live with for the length of stay you wish to have. For me the length of stay is a large determinant of what would work. I can live in a pop-up for a couple days, though my wife wouldn't. After that I would be really eager to have more of my own stuff. I once had a 28ft Airstream motorhome that we took into some pretty wild places, the limitations were more due to height than to width or length. The other limiting factor is weight, given its weight I took that 28 footer places I wouldn't even consider with my current 39 foot Newell. I love the Newell but it certainly will not reliably go, and return from, places we quite easily went in the Airstream.

Since you appear to highly respect the Newell's quality I would suggest you think about the characteristics of locations you wish to visit, define the motorhome characteristics that best fits those locations, and then determine the highest end manufacturer that makes coaches to those characteristics. Getting fixated on a brand best fits at the end of the selection process rather than on the beginning.. The question is what motorhome is best at doing what I want to do, not that I would like to own. If it does what you want to do you will like it in the end.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #19
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There were no tag axles made prior to 1987 to my knowledge, even on the 40' models. I have seen a few coaches made since then that were shorter than 40' without tags.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:32 PM   #20
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We just toured through Montana and other states in our 40 non-tag Newell and we had no problems, although there are length restrictions in some of the National Parks. We spent 90 % of our time on the secondary roads at high elevation and tight turns with no problems. 40' is perfect in my mind, lots of room to relax and quite easy to manoeuvre.
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