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Old 12-10-2008, 09:03 PM   #11
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If you get REALLY serious about that coach let me know, and I'll finagle some way of getting down to HTX and looking at it for you. I don't want to take a five hour drive to go tire kick, but if you are ready to put down some cash, then I am serious about helping you.

It's one year different from mine, so it should be pretty familiar to me.

The pricing definitely caught my eye, and it could probably be negotiated from there.

One of the problems with Newell and the NADA deal is that not every institution will finance them. There are places that specialize in these coaches and we can recommend a couple to you if you like.

You have probably noticed a common theme among the folks on this site. Hands on, semi gear heads, independently minded. If you enjoy doing your own work, and you see the coach as much a hobby as a means to comfortably see the country, then a Newell is a good choice. So is a BB. Many of us looked at BB's. They share some of the same concepts. A inherently good chassis design, good craftsmanship, and most importantly systems engineering and components that you can work on.

Have you actually been in a 90's vintage Newell? Do you currently or previously owned any kind of RV? What kind of handyman are you? I am not asking you to defend your choice by any means, but the more we know about you and your needs and desires the better allies we can be. Seriously, we like to help. Sometimes even if that help is to steer a person away. About a year ago, a fellow got all worked up about a Newell, and frankly he didn't have any business owning one because he had no mechanical savvy. We politely steered him in a different direction. My point is that we aren't Newell salesmen, and the contributors to this board are sound and factual. I wish you luck and look forward to you changing your wannabe status.
Richard and Rhonda,

Thanks a bunch for your insight as well as that of the others who have posted so far. I had planned on having a pre-purchase inspection and weigh-in conducted on any potential purchase. As I had conveyed in my original post, I am looking at both marques i.e. Newell and Bluebird. As far as my mechanical ability, I am not a Mr. Goodwrench; however, I am fairly handy wrenching. I will be storing the coach away from our home for now because we do not have space to park it on the property. I prefer inside storage and am on a waiting list, the only alternative, for now, is outside storage. Since you are five hours from Houston, I sure would not want you to travel that far especially if I decided not to purchase.

My timeframe for a purchase is January or February 2009 and even though it is a great time for the buyer, I sure do not want to rush since this is my first ever RV.

If you will, PM me on any potential financing for this type of manufacturer and I will contact the source(s).

Thanks a bunch to all of you and GODSPEED!!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:53 AM   #12
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I would ditto everything that has been discussed here to assist you in makeing an informed decision and would like to add that you should not overlook the fact that if you buy a coach that is 10 years "young " or younger, directly from Newell, you will receive a bumper to bumper warrenty, that can be the best friend you'll ever have. They have inventory in Miami, Ok. that they need to get rid of also. A trip there to see many pre-owned Newell coaches and also see how they are constructed might just turn out to be your smartest investment. Good Luck and hope to see you on this site in the future.
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