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David and Teresa
11-30-2008, 10:10 PM
Hello everyone. We're David and Teresa from Winter Springs (Orlando), Florida. We bought our Newell about 6 weeks ago and this past Thanksgiving took our first trip. Like we've heard, there's nothing like a Newell. In fact, when we arrived at our destination and backed into my Dad's drive, a neighbor several houses down came running down the road to meet us yelling "Is that a Newell?".

We're looking forward to many fun trips in our coach and gleaning great info from this site.

Richard and Rhonda
12-01-2008, 12:40 AM
Welcome to the merry band ! Traffic is slow on the site because of the holiday.

The search engine is helpful to find previous topics, but just as importantly we like to hear from you, even if you figure it out yourself. It helps to post what your problem was and what you did about it. It may help another in the future.

Now, for the time being, what convinced you to buy a Newell? Is this your first rig, or one of many?

What are you most impressed about so far? What has not impressed you ?

12-01-2008, 03:34 AM
Welcome David and Teresa. Glad to have on with us and glad you purchased a Newell. As Richard said, we all learn from each other. You have a very nice coach, I saw the photos of your coach prior to your purchase.

Give us some details of your experience/impressions so far and if you have any questions, ask away.

12-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Another California welcome to David and Teresa! I still remember our first trip after we purchased our Newell. After that one trip I thought I knew everything.....was I ever wrong. I think I can safely say I have learned something new about my coach on each and every trip. This forum is an amazing resource for information, and where you will make a number of new friends.

An upcoming chance to meet other Newell owners is the mini-rally that will happen near Austin, TX in April.

David and Teresa
12-01-2008, 05:24 PM
We've been looking a long time and this is our first coach. We knew we wanted a big Class A because eventually we would like to take a stab at full-timing. But for now we'll take as many trips as we can.

What lead us to a Newell? It was it was the first coach we walked into that felt like us. Some of the large coaches feel overdone, if you know what I mean. I like Newell's art-deco feel. Also, we wanted a coach that you could live in without depending on slide outs. We only have one in the bedroom but the Newell's allow complete use without using the slide. The reputation for quality of Newell coaches sealed the deal.

Our first trip was very good; it drove like a dream. I do have an issue with the house batteries and charging. I've been searching the forum to find an answer before a post a question.

Thanks for the welcome.


12-01-2008, 10:07 PM
Searches are always a good way to start but you are certainly welcome to describe your battery/charging situation and we will see if we can't point you in the right direction.

12-01-2008, 10:40 PM
David and Teresa:

Welcome to the family. My wife and I also bought our first motorhome and purchased our Newell three years ago. We have asked the experts on this forum advice on a miriad of issues and we are so thankful of the assistance that we receive. We have asked some very basic questions and some that are more challenging, but each time, we have been treated as if we were Royalty. It is more than reassuring as we drive down the road.

David and Denise

12-02-2008, 01:03 PM
Welcome David & Thersa,

I noticed that you purchased coach #513, we have coach # 512 (99' Newell w/2 slides).

You made the right choice when it comes to a Newell. I am on my 3rd one and I love the simple electrical systems and easy access to almost all components. I also like the fact that I can vacuum around the foot of my bed with the slide in! Great engineering!

Try to attend the mini rally in Austin, TX in April 2009 at the LaHacienda RV Resort. We would love to meet you! You can read about the rally and who is attending under the thread "Mini Rally".

12-04-2008, 12:12 PM
Happy Holidays and welcome to Newell David & Teresa, I too, like Chockwald, thought I knew everything about Motorcoaches (having been in the industry for 20 years) but I don't believe you ever stop learning. This website is a dream come true for owners, as is the Newell 24hr hotline. I can't begin to tell you how many times the people at Newell have helped me resolve issues and also how much I learn from reading this forum. You have made an excellent choice for your first purchase. We will be in Lakeland during Feb. & March. Maybe we could meet up and "brag" about our wonderful Coaches!

David and Teresa
12-07-2008, 11:23 PM
Thanks everyone for the welcome. We will try to hook up as much as we can at rallies and with people passing through. If anyone is coming through Orlando give us a call. I may have to talk to tuga often as he has the coach made before ours and probably has the same exact systems.
We've had family down since Thanksgiving and haven't had enough time to devote to my batteries yet. I'm hoping to look at that this week.

David and Teresa