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Old 02-19-2012, 01:11 PM   #141
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Cubeman,
Welcome to a most informative site with some of the most helpful & friendly people I have found anywhere. I started looking at Newells in '94 and finally got my "dream coach" in 2010. Couldn't be happier. The site has a learning curve, but just post questions & wait for an onslaught of answers.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #142
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Welcome to a most informative site with some of the most helpful & friendly people I have found anywhere. I started looking at Newells in '94 and finally got my "dream coach" in 2010. Couldn't be happier. The site has a learning curve, but just post questions & wait for an onslaught of answers.
thank you Steve , could you share how you went about your purchase ? When we look at a newell how would yu say it compars to a Prevost , Blue Bird ? when we look at price we find the Newell and Prevost close with the BB 30% less . Were is the greater cost Justified ? the main difference we found was BB is out of business . with the coaches in our price point this would remove the warranty issue . then we noticed that most of the systems very similar so thru sites likethis repair and parts are equell .
So our dream coach is the 2001 we saw at Q this past Jan .
2001 45 Newell 250 k
2001 prevost 210 k
2001 Wanderlodge 130 k
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:52 PM   #143
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Cubeman,
Why don't we start a new thread under "General Discussion" as we are off topic here. Just go to "General Discussion" and open it which will open a bunch of topics that have been discussed. Look up in the right corner just below the page numbers and you'll see "Forum Tools". Click on it and you'll see a topic "Post a new thread". Click on it and you can start a discussion. You can even copy & paste your question into the new thread from here. This will help you understand the workings of the forum.

Hope this is helpful.....................
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #144
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Thank you , I did see how we were off topic there sorry
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:07 AM   #145
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We had a smooth drive to Tyler....left Tom's house on Friday and drove to Benson, AZ....around 160 miles I think....still had 1,000+ miles to go so drove 565 yesterday and around 453 today.....just as we were parking the coach a seal in the water pump expired, and we quickly lost a few gallons of coolant....I drained another 4 gallons quickly into a large bucket to get the coolant level below the pump and stop the leaking. Tom has already helped me locate a possible replacement on Ebay....just have to confirm it is the same configuration as mine.....it is a mechanical, or gear driven pump, but I need to confirm the outlet, and inlet configuration. The ones on Ebay look the same, but will remove tomorrow and confirm part #. All in all, the best place for this failure in your driveway, or in one of a relative in this case! My knowledge base continues to grow.

Thank goodness this did not happen somewhere in West Texas 100 miles from anywhere!
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #146
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This morning I printed off the pictures of the pump on Ebay I was interested in, and then compared them to the pump I have, and it is an exact match! The pump was shipped today by the seller via UPS, and has a tentative arrival date of 2/23/2012....Thursday....perfect! Attached is a picture of a pump like mine...this is not the one I am buying, but he had the best picture of the engine side of the pump I could find. I rotated the picture to give you an idea of how it is mounted to the engine.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #147
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Today, Monday, February 27th, we are pulling up anchor again and heading for Austin, TX to visit Michael and Georgia Day, and also Elaine's sister and brother-in-law. After that on to the Gulf Coast. I'm glad to be moving again as this sitting in one place fixing things is wearing me out!
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:04 PM   #148
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Arrived at Michael's home on Lake Travis around 4pm. What a great view of Lake Travis they have. Michael provides 50amp service, and water for guests arriving via coach. We are very near La Hacienda RV Resort where we all met for the Austin Mini Rally a few years ago.....can it have been 3 years? Great to see good friends....as I have often reported, owning a Newell is a wonderful experience, but the friendships that have followed our purchase of our '82 are priceless, and are really the best part of owning a Newell.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:40 PM   #149
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Clark,

We were in Austin in October 2011 and Lake Travis was almost dry. Have the rains filled it up again or at least to a low level. It did not even look like a lake in October.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #150
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Clarke,
Why don't you & Michael put together another mini rally? Sounds like a nice destination. Nice and centrally located.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #151
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Tuga, it is about 48 feet down today...it was 52 feet down until they got a big rainfall last week.

Steve.....Austin is a nice destination, and La Hacienda RV Resort where we had the Texas rally a few years ago is very nice. I'll talk to Michael about something in the future. He still has a lot at La Hacienda where he keeps his Newell.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #152
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For those of you who may venture to Austin in the future, Michael and Georgia Day will provide you with a great view of Lake Travis, water, 50amp service, and wonderful Texas hospitality! We are really enjoying ourselves here. Last night Georgia hosted a retirement party for Michael. Many of the guests were neighbors. Elaine and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and the amazing dinner Georgia prepared. Thank you Michael and Georgia for including us.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #153
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Left Austin at 11am and arrived San Antonio around 2:15pm.....stopped in Kyle, TX at the local HEB supermarket to fuel up, and do a little shopping....119 gallons at $453.....should last us now until late April based on our travel plan. Will hit the Mission Trail bike path into downtown San Antonio tomorrow morning for a day of site seeing (Alamo, Riverwalk, and 4 missions). Traveled 102 miles today.....more what you can expect from us the next 8 weeks....when we move......

Always hate getaway day....saying "until next time" is painful for me. We had the most wonderful hosts (Michael and Georgia Day) for 7 days, and will miss them a lot, but now we are on our own for several weeks with no obligations.....looking forward to a more relaxed pace. Off to Corpus Christi on Tuesday. Georgia gave us a wonderful going away breakfast today.....Quiche.....or at least a very good variation on that theme....thank you Georgia....wonderful breakfast, and even better conversation!
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:19 AM   #154
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Looks like the fuel was about $3.80/Gallon, not bad! The Land of Fruits and Nuts (California) sure does Tax us! At last check best price locally is about $4.40/Gallon. We will need to get into Yuma next time we need Fuel.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #155
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Actually, $3.77, and we were grateful! The best we have done was in El Paso at $3.59/ gallon. Most prices we see are in the $3.99 to $4.07 range. If we see a really good price, we go for it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #156
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Arrived Corpus Christi 10am, and an early start from San Antonio. Visited Padre Island National Seashore, and obtained our Senior Passes (formerly Golden Age Pass). Living off our batteries, and solar panels while we are here in a park just north of Corpus Christi staying in a free site. Got this info from Escapees Days End publication. It costs $10 to get it, and it paid for itself today with a free site for 3 days next to the Nueces River. What a great site for FREE!
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #157
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Best fuel price we've seen this trip out was 4.01 at Pride Service Center in Eloy, AZ I-10/8 split.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:26 AM   #158
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Moved south from Labonte Park, 16 miles north of Corpus Christi, this morning to Padre Bali Park (a Nueces County Park) right on the Gulf, and on Padre Island. For the first time in 3 days the wind is a minor factor. We had a fire tonight, and sat out side talking, smoking cigars, drinking a little Scotch for a couple of hours. Supposed to have rain the next two days on and off....will drive into Port Aransas tomorrow to explore, and have lunch.....life is good! Pictures taken standing on top of the sand dunes that separate the park from the ocean....both pictures taken standing in the same place, but 180 degrees different. We are about 100' from the ocean.
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Best fuel price we've seen this trip out was 4.01 at Pride Service Center in Eloy, AZ I-10/8 split.
Reminds me of Alaska. We paid $4.04 in 2010! Heaven only knows what it is now!

You know, the $4.00 price barrier is more of a mental thing than a pain in the pocketbook!

If you travel 15,000 miles a year and you average 6 mpg that is 2,500 gals. For the last few months in my part of the USA we were paying $3.80/gal. So an extra .20/gal only comes out to $500 PER YEAR or $41/month.

It's not too bad when you consider the fun we are having.

Are we having fun yet?
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #160
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Good perspective Tuga.....I think of buying diesel kind of like paying rent on a really nice condo with a great view. The slower I move, the less my rent is, but I still get a great view wherever I am.
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