I'm not familiar with the area around the Newell factory. If we pick up a coach from there, it was recommended to take it somewhere fairly close (A day's drive, I'm thinking) and camp out for a long weekend to check every system. If there's a major problem, you're still close to the factory. At the end of our shakedown, we would drive it back before heading back to the west coast.
The problem is, I have no idea of a worthwhile destination. Any suggestions or recommendations?
A friend of mine just bought coach 797 from Newell and took it to Grand lake. It is only about an hour drive from Miami and they stayed at Waters Edge rv resort. It is a nice place but does have gravel roads. If you wanted a really quick trip you may try that. Before I purchased a house on Grand lake I stayed at waters edge in my coach, and there are 4 Newells that are there for summer/fall months that are used as a lake place. Enjoy the plant and your Newell.
If you want a little longer drive to check out the coach, try going up to Worlds of Fun RV Park in Kansas City. It is 165 miles and would take you about 3 hrs. It would let you test the chassis systems thoroughly. The park is paved streets & paved sites with plenty of room for 4 slides. Good power to test the electrical systems. I-44 e/b to 71 n/b to 435 east.
I just looked at the Waters Edge RV Resort and want to go there myself! Maybe a Classic Rally?
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Steve & Tricia
1982 Newell 38' (built before #1) 6V92 DD, 5 Speed Allison, 12.5 KW Kohler, Couch used to make into a Bed but I fixed it! https://newellshowcase.com/thumbnails.php?album=214
2007 Yukon, 1981 CJ7 Laredo, 2002 Honda CRV, 1955 Thunderbird, 1952 Pontiac Sedan Delivery, 1952 Ford 8N, 1958 Airstream, 1959 Glasspar 16' Avalon, Cabin in the Woods........what will I work on next